Sony Xperia Z2: everything you need to know

Japanese company confirmed the launch of the second generation of its top of the line smartphone

Sony just held its conference at Mobile World Congress 2014, and , as promised , brought many innovations to the stage of the event held in Barcelona , Spain.

The main one is certainly the smartphone Sony Xperia Z2 , the newest generation of the top -line unit of the Japanese company. With few changes in design , the company has concentrated on upgrading the hardware product , turning it into one of the most powerful phones on the market .
4K recording and new display

The first innovation in this new generation is up to the 5.2-inch screen. The Xperia Z2 has a new IPS display Triluminos with a technology called Live Color LEDs , which results in displaying a palette of 16,777,216 colors . The resolution remains the same : 1920x1080 pixels . The size the device is the same and because of that there was a decrease at the edges .

Already there in the category hardware upgrades in virtually every respect . The new processor is a quad -core Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3 GHz 801 , there are 3 GB of RAM and a battery of 3,200 mAh previous model had a battery of 3,000 mAh ) . The weight of the handset is 158 grams - the former weighed 170 grams .

The operating system version is KitKat , ie Android 4.4 . There are some interface improvements and stamina so gained a + icon next to the battery . Like the Z1 , Z2 Xperia maintains the IP58 certification, which leaves the unit waterproof . The smartphone still uses the Digital Noise Cancelling Technology technology, which reduces up to 98 % of ambient noise .

The rear camera of Xperia Z2 allows video recording in 4K . The 20.7 -megapixel sensor was maintained , but added several features of the software in the camera Z2 as background blur effect augmented reality , slow motion recording and creative effect . According to the company , it is the best smartphone camera in the market to capture images underwater.
Software features to the camera

To improve the user experience , Sony includes a number of new features in the camera of Xperia Z2 . Many of them were already on the Xperia Z1 , but not natively. The features included are:

    Video Timeshift - allows video capture at up to 120 frames per second and chooses the most important scenes to prepare the video in slow motion ;
    Creative effect - a pack of new effects to apply to photos and videos . Some settings can be applied in real time;
    Background defocus - to simulate the effect of blurring the background in the images , creating scenes similar to those made with a professional camera ;
    AR effect - allows you to add animations in augmented reality -style in photos and videos .

In addition , there are several camera apps that can be downloaded by the user . Simply access the resource and click the " + Apps" button.


The Sony Xperia smartphone Z2 is due in U.S. stores now in the month of March. The final product price was not disclosed by the company .

Sony Xperia Z2: Specifications

  •      Operating System: Android 4.4
  •      Screen: 5.2-inch IPS
  •      Resolution: 1920x1080 pixels
  •      Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3 GHz 801
  •      RAM: 3 GB
  •      Storage: 16 GB (expandable)
  •      Battery: 3,200 mAh
  •      Rear Camera: 20.7 megapixels
  •      Weight: 158 grams
  •      Features: waterproof, captures video in 4K