Sony's highly awaited smartphone, the Xperia Z2, has finally launched in India at the price of Rs. 49,990. The device will be offered in three color variants viz. Black, White and Purple. It also comes with a protective cover worth Rs. 2,990 and Smartband worth Rs. 5,990 for free. It would be available across India starting from May 12th.
The competitor of Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 from Sony, as usual, offers the best of the camera features, while it's needless to say that it is a waterproof device very much like its predecessors. Sony Xperia Z2, as the name suggests, is the successor of the company's last year's Xperia Z1 smartphone. Sony Xperia Z2 comes with high-end specs and is par with that of Samsung and HTC's flagship device launched recently.
Going into the details of the hardware of the Sony Xperia Z2, the company has has used its latest Sony TV display technologies optimised for mobile in the phone. It features a 5.2-inch Full HD Triluminos display with Live Colour LED powered by X-Reality engine (1920 x 1080p), and a pixel density of 424 ppi. There is a LED panel with IPS technology for better imagining present in the phone.
The device measures 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm and weighs 163 grams, and it is IP58 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes.
The handset is powered by this year's most used Qualcomm chipset, the snapdragon 801 quad core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 3GB of RAM. It runs on Google's Android 4.4 (Kitkat) OS.
Camera is one of the very important aspect of the phone as it is loaded with heavy imaging hardware. The 20.7 MP camera is the first thing in the phone that will definitely impress you. Moreover the Xperia Z2 combines 4K video capture with a large 1.1 cm 20.7 MP Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, Sony's G Lens and the intelligent BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine has been used to enhance the imaging capabilities in the smartphone. At the front, you will get a 2MP sensor.
Connectivity options in the phone include GPRS, SPEED, WLAN, Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3) and USB On-the-go.
The Xperia Z2 smartphone is powered by a 3200 mAh battery. According to Sony, it will offer a talktime of up to 19hours, standby time of up to 740 hours, music listening time of up to 120 hours and video playback time of up to 10 hours.
Take a look at the five best features of the phone in the sliders below:
With a 20.7 megapixel sensor that's 30% larger than the standard smartphone, the Xperia Z2 Android phone is on a par with our compact digital cameras. The results are super crisp and super sharp images. Additionally Xperia Z2 you can record in world class 4K video, which offers 4 times the quality of the full HD video, allowing you to relive that special moment in amazing, ultra-high definition.
The Sony Xperia Z2 has an impressive IP55/IP58 rating, which makes this slim and sleek smartphone both waterproof and resistant to the tiniest dust particles. With the waterproof Xperia Z2, you can take pictures with the best phone camera while swimming in freshwater for up to 30 minutes. You can even dive up to 1.5 metres with it. Just remember that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot must be firmly closed.
Power and performance
Sony has used Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor to power the Xperia Z2 smartphone. This advanced quad-core processor is 75% faster than the S4 Pro and gives you maximum power and speed with outstanding battery time - run multiple apps simultaneously. Also delivering up to 20% increased graphic performance, the updated Adreno 330 GPU gives the users the most advanced and visually stunning 3D gaming experience.
Sony has also pre-loaded a number of camera apps in the device like the Background defocus, which creates a blurred out background or foreground. Background defocus simulates a shallow depth of field, capturing two photos at different focus settings and allowing you to merge the different depths. The other one is a Creative effects. You can use the extended wide selection of creative effects in your photos and videos; change colours, add image trails or apply mirror effects.
With SmartBand SWR10, a life-logging accessory with notification alert and music remote, you can find the best ways to make it the best part of your life. The SmartBand is a 24/7 wearable device and is a waterproof device. An iconic metal Sony fastening button and LEDs give it a premium look and feel. The SmartBand incorporates a removable core unit and a stylish and comfortable wrist band.