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Sony Xperia Z2 Phone (2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2974 reviews of Sony Xperia Z2 Phone (2014). 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. People really like the screen and camera. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical 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 Phone (2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z2 Phone (2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 294 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z2 Phone (2014) 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 the connectivity and reception get critical opinions.

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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

Jan, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z2 Phone (2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 739 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z2 Phone (2014) 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. Comments about the portability and usability are on the whole positive. The design and camera also get good comments, but opinions are divided on 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

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z2

 

Sony's answer to the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 runs them very close

Good camera, Improved screen contrast and angles, Mostly low-key custom interface

Phone gets hot at times, Body shape feels awkward

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Z2

 

The one to beat, doing everything right and excelling in the sound department

Superb picture ; Incredible sound ; Waterproofing ; Brilliant camera

Reflective front ; Unwieldy design ; Some bloatware on top of Android

The Z2 is one of the best phones money can buy. Is it the best Android? Possibly.

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review

 

The Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone has an improved camera and 4K video

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review

 

Sony is in a funny place with its smartphones, pumping out a flagship device refresh every six months, rather than on a yearly cycle like most of its rivals. The Sony Xperia Z2 has the same design downfall that the Z1 did: this is a big device and it's...

Plenty of power, solid battery life, premium build and looks, good camera performance, waterproofing

Size, colour saturation excess, uncomfortable to hold, Sony bloat software, vibration alert is over the top

The Sony Xperia Z2 has the same design downfall that the Z1 did: this is a big device and it's less comfortable to hold than its rivals. That's something we feel detracts from the day-to-day experience because a smaller body design could have housed...

May, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z2 review

 

Quality is king for Sony's latest slab of Xperia smartphone [updated with video]

Premium design ; Gorgeous screen that’s perfect for movies ; Water resistant ; Smartphone camera worthy of the Sony name

Premium price ; Big, uncompromising build gets awkward ; Bits of bloatware ; Only 16GB of storage built in

Classy, clever and with talent in spades, if the Z2 was easier to live with it would be unstoppable

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 review

 

The jack of all trades flagship smartphone

Feature packed camera ; Great screen ; Decent battery life

Sluggish at times ; Bezel heavy design ; 4K recording issues

The Xperia Z2 is an excellent smartphone with all the components you'd expect from a flagship device, providing a pleasing user experience. The trouble is, it doesn't excite me.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z2 review

 

A few minor improvements and huge battery life make this a better phone than the Z1, but it doesn't stand out from the competition

Mar, 2015

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z2 review

 

Indeed, not only has Sony quick superceded its Z1 with this Z2, we're now hearing rumours that an Xperia Z3 is on its way and pegged for an August/September UK launch.

Although not much has changed from the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z2 is another solid effort from Sony. The smartphone is a good all-rounder with a great screen, camera, build quality and performance. We just wish it wasn't quite so bulky.

May, 2014

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia Z2 Review: In Depth

 

Our full Sony Xperia Z2 phone review: coming just a few months after Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship, can a screen wipe and a host of...

Noise cancellation

That SIM card flap

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

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

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750 / 3000 / 3200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:110 / 120 / 35.9
Continuous video playback time:10 / 6.6 / 8.2
Standby time (2G):498 / 690 / 740 / 880
Standby time (3G):454 / 740 / 850
Standby time (4G):640
Talk time (2G):14 / 15 / 19 / 8.2
Talk time (3G):15 / 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:Y / Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:No / Yes
Camera resolution:5248 x 3936
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.2
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto / 3200
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 3
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera flash:N / Y
Rear Camera Resolution:5248 x 3936
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 3
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 2.2
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:No / Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 2160p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Purple / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP55 / IP58 / IPX8
Protection features:Dust Resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:10.2 / 12.7 / 13.2 / 132.1
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1920 x 1080 / 800 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 2 / 3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: 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 / RTX, 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4 / 3GPP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8
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):Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G:No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / 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 / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / 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, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP / 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):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / 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
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 330
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.3 / 4.4 / 5.0 / 5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / 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):No / Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2.2 / 2.3
Processor Model:MSM 8210 / MSM 8974 / MSM 8974AB

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 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:2048 / 3072 / 512
Internal storage capacity:16 / 4
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
RAM capacity:0.5 / 2 / 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:1.2 / 5.2 / 8.2 / 8.5
Height :11.8 / 14.4 / 14.7 / 146.8
Weight:120 / 163 / 169
Width:6.24 / 7.33 / 7.39 / 73.3