Sony’s latest flagship has the same design as the Z1 but comes with better hardware and more features.
The Xperia Z2 is very similar to the Z1 and features the same OmniBalance symmetrical design. The device is slightly bigger and now comes with a 5.2-inch screen with no difference to the width from the Z1. It is also water, dust and shatter resistant. The Z2 is the first mobile from Sony that can shoot 4K video. The device can also shoot 120 fps slow motion video at a resolution of 720p. In addition, the Xperia Z2 comes with bundled digital noise-canceling earbuds that block out ambient noise by 98 percent.
Sony mentioned that with the Xperia Z2, the “details are in the difference.” The device comes with a 20.7 MP Exmor RS camera, but it now shoots 4K. The screen is slightly larger, but the dimensions are similar to that of the Z1. The device comes with a Qualcomm 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory and a 3,200 mAh battery. The 5.2-inch screen is still full-HD but features better color contrast ratios thanks to the inclusion of the Live Color LED technology usually found in Sony’s line of TVs.
Overall, it is clear that Sony has tried to enhance every facet of the Z1 with the Z2. While the design of the Xperia Z2 looks similar to that of the Xperia Z1, a host of under the hood enhancements mean that it is better to its predecessor. The device will be available worldwide in March.