Sony Xperia Z2, has at last hit the Indian shelves and is waiting to grab attention of customers by its hi-tech camera, great display, and power-packed performance.
Missing its scheduled early April release, Sony has finally launched on 8th May, its much-awaited flagship for 2014, the stunning Sony Xperia Z2. After much anticipation, the tech giant is all set to roll out the smartphone in the Indian market from 12th of May, with a price tag hovering around INR 50,000. Sequel to the splendid Xperia Z1, this device brings stiff competition to HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 in terms of configurations as well as price. Further, on purchase of the handset, Sony is offering free goodies approximately worth INR 9,000, which include a Sony smart band fitness tracker and a Sony back cover, making it an attractive and alluring proposition for customers.
Design & Built
Available in hues of white, black, and purple, the device sports the similar metal and glass finish like its predecessor, but appears more robust and taller than its siblings and rivals. The placing of dual front facing speakers, the notification LED, and the centralized power/lock key seems perfect. Like other high-end Sony smartphones, Xperia Z2 is also water-resistant, dustproof, and flaunts a shatterproof glass at the back.
With an incredible Full HD IPS 5.2-inch display, 1920×1080 pixels resolutions, and 424 ppi density, the phone shows off vibrant colors, clarity, and enhanced sunlight readability. Other Sony Xperia Z2 specs include 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a capacious 3,200mAh battery, whopping 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of in-built storage with a scope of expansion up to a voluminous 128 GB using Micro SD card, and connectivity options of 2G, 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi, & NFC. The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and comes preloaded with a bunch of 59 apps. Some of Sony Xperia Z2 apps are PlayStation Network, Box, Pixlr, Neo Reader, Quick Settings, Sony Music Jive, and more.
The Sony Xperia Z2 camera featuring 20.7 MP lens, 4K video recording functionality, and slow-motion video capture, is undoubtedly the highlight of the phone. The camera performance is also highly superior as compared to its predecessors and competitors, with daylight as well as low-light images showing accurate colors and excellent detailing. A host of other enticing specs includes G lens, Exmor R for mobile, timeshift mode, background defocus, Vine, Evernote, live-sharing videos, and much more. The device also houses a 2.2 MP front-facing camera.
The overall performance of Sony Xperia Z2 seems seamless with no lags or hiccups. Most apps open immediately with the tap of a finger. Gaming and watching videos on the big screen is a visual treat. By virtue of the front positioning of the speakers, the audio quality outruns its siblings. Battery life is also remarkable, particularly because of the low battery and stamina modes. Location-based Wi-Fi senses the nearby networks and enables automatic turning off and on of Wi-Fi.
The launch of Sony Xperia Z2 is definitely great news for the manufacturer as well as Sony Xperia fanatics, as it brings a fleet of improvised functionalities. It is a high-end smartphone with a myriad of sophisticated configurations, but the concern is that these features are more or less available in most of the top-end handsets. Further, the question is that whether one is willing to shell out such a hefty amount on a mobile phone. However, Sony Xperia Z2 is a great bet for those who swear by Sony handsets and are on the search for the most premium device ever created by the manufacturing giant.