Xperia Z2 Review.
It’s been three years since Sony parted ways with their former partners Ericsson, they made a wealth of popular handsets, from the Walkman series to the Cyber-shot series. Many wondered just how well Sony could hold up on their own, would they be able to make iconic devices, like they have countless times in the past. The Xperia Z2 is testimony to Sony still being able to design and build great technology.
The Xperia Z2 comes packing a bigger, better screen a more powerful engine and a more compacted and sturdy feeling design. The Z2 goes head to head with some incredibly tough competition this year from the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and the LG G3.
The Z2 packs a big, bright 5.2 inch display into a chassis not much larger than that of the Z1’s of last year. The Z2’s screen has more vivid colours and better viewing angles when compared to its predecessor and that’s partly down to Sony’s Live Colour LED technology which, renders beautiful, life-like colours and heaps plenty of detail in photos and videos.
Watching a 1080p video on the Z2 is really eye catching, whether it’s one you’ve shot yourself or a HD film you’ve downloaded, you will be blown away by the detail. Watching back 4K video that you’ve recorded, you may struggle to believe that the Z2’s display is only 1080p.
If you’re not that big on videos then Sony still have you covered, text really jumps off the screen, making webpages and ebooks a joy to read.
Trying to use the Xperia Z2’s display in direct sunlight can be a different experience all together to the one I’ve just described, the glass front is incredibly good at reflecting light and getting a glare, also fingerprints become pretty obvious once exposed to outside light and you may find yourself giving the X2 a wipe once in a while to try and remove them.