Sony managed to grab a major part of limelight at the Mobile World Congress by announcing the Sony Xperia Z2. Sony releases another flagship just after 6 months of releasing the Xperia Z1 and will become the company’s ultimate flagship for the rest 2014. It looks like Sony was happy with the design standards set by the Xperia Z1. Hence, the Z2 looks more or less similar to the Xperia Z1 in design with improved metal buttons and thinner bezels. Needless to say, it looks much more glamorous the Samsung Galaxy S5. Moreover, major upgrades on the Xperia Z2 are from the inside.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is now equipped with a gorgeous 5.2 inch Full HD TRILUMINOS IPS LCD display with ‘Live Colour LED’ technology. The display uses red and green phosphor along with blue LEDs and colour filters to produce more vibrant colours than any of its predecessors till date. This technology is already in use in some of Sony’s TV sets, and the same technology has now made its way into Sony’s smartphones. The display is said to have lower saturation levels and a wider colour palette. The phone is also equipped with a brand new (and powerful) Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, and is coupled with the higher clocked Adreno 330 GPU. The device is snappy, thanks to 3GB of LP-DDR3 RAM, and is juiced by a 3200 mAh battery. That’s not all, the Z2 comes equipped with a set of great sounding stereo speakers, tests do suggest that they actually sound better than the stereo speakers on the HTC One.
The camera is still fixed at 20.7 MP with Sony’s Exmor RS Sensor, but comes with some additional capabilities. It can now capture 4K videos at 30 frames per second. Also, the camera comes with a feature called SteadyShot, which can deal with random shakes and produce a crisp video at the same time by means of a software algorithms. This feature was borrowed from Sony’s HandyCam. It can also capture 720p videos at 120fps, which gives the video a slow-motion effect, Sony calls this feature ‘TimeShift Videos’. It has already been seen in devices like the iPhone 5S but word is that iPhone records videos at 480p and then upscales them to 720p.
The device will be out on the shelves from March, and will launch with Android 4.4 KitKat on board. It will be available in Black, White, and Purple. With the looks of it, Sony’s managed to get rid of all the shortcomings of the Xperia Z1.