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Sony Xperia Z2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2968 reviews of Sony Xperia Z2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and camera. The usability and performance also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the social networking functionality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z2 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the camera and usability. The portability and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and reception.

performance, screen, portability, usability, camera

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z2 5.2 inch SIM-free Smartphone UK Stock - BlackSony Xperia Z2 5.2 inch SIM-free Smartphone UK Stock - Black

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 739 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and usability. The design and camera are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, camera, design, usability, portability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony XPERIA Z2 D6503 FACTORY UNLOCKED International Verison no warranty - BLACKSony XPERIA Z2 D6503 FACTORY UNLOCKED International Verison no warranty - BLACK

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review: Action pack

 

Quite a few people were getting impatient at one point but a Sony flagship is well worth waiting for. But then, wasn't it clear well before the impatience started to kick in that owners of the original Xperia Z had a lot more to look forward to than...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with 42Mbps HSPA; 150Mbps LTE ; 5.2" 16M-color 1080p IPS capacitive touchscreen Triluminos display (424ppi pixel density); X-Reality engine ; Android OS v4.4.2 KitKat with custom UI ; Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset:...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Engadget (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review: a big, powerful slab of a phone

 

Huge, high-quality display, Rugged construction, Excellent processor and battery life, Shoots incredibly detailed stills

Unwieldy in the hand, Sony's Android skin gets in the way sometimes

The Xperia Z2 is a solid purchase and easily the most impressive Sony phone we've reviewed. It's strong in every major department, from the display through to the camera, battery life and waterproof build. In return, however, you'll need to offer up...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet review: One Sony, two devices

 

After years of extensive testing, I have determined the perfect screen size for watching YouTube videos in bed. It's just over 5 inches. Anything larger and you have to hold the device too far from...

Shipping with Android 4.4 ; Strong battery life ; Hardy, waterproof design

Doesn't offer anything you couldn't get in 2013 ; Screen is practically useless outdoors ; Camera software needs improvement ; Smaller would have been better

The leading Android phones of 2014 can be more easily distinguished by their flaws than by their advantages

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review

 

The Sony Xperia Z2 is the latest flagship super-phone from Sony, replacing the Xperia Z1 released last year. The new phone keeps the same aluminium-edged design, sexy glass front and back, Full HD display, quad-core processor and impressive...

The Sony Xperia Z2 has a glorious screen, tonnes of power, a great camera and a beautiful design. It's waterproof too, so it won't conk out when you drop it in the bath.

It's expensive, its regular autofocus adjustments during shooting can spoil videos, and the camera resolution is throttled when using the full automatic mode.

Sure, it costs a bundle, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is everything you should expect from a top-end phone. Its impressive performance rivals the Samsung Galaxy S5 for smartphone top dog, but the Z2's slick glass and metal design trumps the S5's plastic...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z2

 

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a wonderfully light and thin Android tablet that packs a vivid display and plenty of battery life in a water-resistant package.

Super-thin and light; Bright and colorful display; Water resistant; Long battery life

Annoying port covers; Screen resolution trails competitors; Mediocre audio; Back picks up fingerprints

The Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet is a great piece of hardware. The wonderfully light and thin chassis makes this tablet a pleasure to hold, and its rich, vivid screen is fantastic for watching that latest episode of "Game of Thrones." The fact that it's...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Ray S. (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 Review

 

The time has come to see if Sony has gained enough momentum to challenge Samsung for the top. 5.2 inches of IPS screen, Snapdragon 801 processor, 20.7 MP camera, 3200 mAh battery, microSD card slot – it seems next to impossible to find a weak spot in...

Solid and eye-pleasing design ; Large and vibrant display ; Streamlined and polished user experience ; Quality camera

A bit bulky ; Slightly oversaturated screen ; Average speakers

In the end, the Sony Xperia Z2 managed to meet the great expectations we had for it. It's supposed to be Sony's no-compromise flagship Android smartphone, and more often than not, it proves it deserves that title.

May, 2014

Expert review by : sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review: Feature-laden and waterproof

 

Every inch the premium high-end smartphone, the Xperia Z2 delivers excellent performance, screen quality and camera resolution without compromising battery life. However, the abundance of third-party apps may confuse some users, and we noticed that the...

Very good battery life ; High-end specifications ; Waterproof and dust-resistant ; High-resolution camera

Suffers from software bloat ; Awkward ridge around the back edge ; Moderate audio quality from speakers ; Occasionally runs hot

The Xperia X2 is every inch a premium high-end smartphone. Performance is excellent, it has a high-quality 5.2-inch IPS screen and the 20.7-megapixel camera has some appealing features — all without compromising battery life.

May, 2014

Expert review by : By Blake Stimac (greenbot.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review: A powerful smartphone wrapped in Sony style

 

The Sony Xperia Z2 has a lot of power under the hood and a great design, but since it's only available in its unsubsidized form, you'll need to ask yourself how much you're willing to spend.

I really like this phone. In fact, had I not recently purchased the G3, and the Z2 was available on AT&T, it might be in my pocket. I can live with the big port covers and the sometimes finicky camera, as the whole package is still very appealing. Of...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : gottabemobile.com (gottabemobile.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet Review from an iPad User

 

After using the Xperia Z2 Tablet as my main tablet it is clear that this delivers an experience comparable to the iPad Air. There are still some apps that look better on the iPad Air, but overall I didn't run into any major issues while switching to...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Anthony Garreffa (tweaktown.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone Review

 

Sony hits a homerun with its Xperia Z2 smartphone, a truly awesome Android smartphone that competes with the best of them. Check out Anthony's full review.

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750 / 3000 / 3200
Battery performance:1750 / 3000 / 3200
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:110 / 120 / 35.9
Continuous video playback time:10 / 8.2
Standby time (2G):498 / 690 / 740 / 880
Standby time (3G):454 / 740
Standby time (4G):640
Talk time (2G):15 / 19 / 8.2
Talk time (3G):19 / 79 / 8.7

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:5248 x 3936
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:3200
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 3
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3 / 1/2.3
Rear Camera Resolution:5248 x 3936
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:2.2
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:No / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Body SAR:0.507
Body SAR (EU):0.507
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.375 / 0.707
Head SAR (EU):0.375 / 0.707

Design

Color of product:Black / Purple / White
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP55 / IP58 / IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4 / 5.2
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 0.5625 / 3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, PCM, WMA / 3GPP, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, ASF, FLAC, M4A, MKA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WMA
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression format:3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4 / 3GP, 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MPEG4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, MP4
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4 / 3GPP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP,3GPP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4 / 3GP,3GPP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,XVID / 3GP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,XVID / 3GPP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MPEG4,WEBM,XVID / 3GPP,MP4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, FTP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, HID, MAP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSF, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, TKIP / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search,YouTube / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.4 / 5.0 / 5.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):N / Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8210 / MSM 8974 / MSM 8974AB
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2.3
Processor model:MSM 8210 / MSM 8974 / MSM 8974AB

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.3 / 4.4 / 5.0 / 5.1
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC
Internal RAM:3072 / 512 / 576
Internal storage capacity:16 / 4
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
RAM capacity:0.5 / 0.5625 / 3
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.205 / 0.323 / 0.472
Height:4.65 / 5.78 / 5.79
Weight:4.23 / 5.75
Width:2.46 / 2.89