The shiny new Sony Xperia Z2 is just around the corner and ahead of it hitting store shelves we wanted to share some of the main reasons we think it could be the smartphone to beat in 2014.
Just like the Xperia Z1, this thing is going to be dustproof and waterproof. The Samsung Galaxy S5 does offer something similar, but that’s made from plastic, the Z2’s body is milled from a single block of aluminium and has strengthened glass on the front and back. It’s looks great and feels premium in the hand.
The Full HD screen on the Z1 was pretty good; things just tended to get a bit washed out if you weren’t looking at it dead on.
The Z2’s 5.2-inch panel fixes that, boasts the same TRILUMINOS tech you’d find in Sony’s BRAVIA TVs and features a thinner bezel on a body that’s actually narrower than last year’s phone.
With the Xperia Z2’s camera, it’s all about the details. If a 20.7-megapixel sensor wasn’t enough, videographers will appreciate the addition of 4K video recording. Four times Full HD resolution that Sony says is going to look better than its rivals thanks to that big sensor and the company’s SteadyShot technology.
Not to mention slow-motion video recording now features too.
Noise cancelling headphones are great, usually expensive, but ideal for drowning out ambient noise when you’re out and about. Sony did something a little different with the Z2 and put that noise-cancelling tech in the phone instead.
This means that the Sony MDR-NC31EM headphones don’t need to be the size of hockey pucks stuck to the sides of your head. Instead you can enjoy the music you like to listen to, without the background din getting in the way.
All this awesome tech would be nothing without a powerful chipset running the show. The Xperia Z2 uses the same Snapdragon 801 quad-core silicon that you’ll also find in Samsung’s Galaxy S5 and the new HTC One, but unlike its rivals the Z2 comes an extra gig of RAM, which should give it the edge when it comes to performance and keep it running smoother, for longer.
Convinced? Either way, check back soon for our full review, where the Sony Xperia Z2 is really put to the test.