Omio is rounding up all the Sony Xperia Z2 reviews over the past week from the major tech titles in the UK.
This is all in order to bring you an all-inclusive and encompassing view of the opinions, from the various handset reviewers.
Smartphones are all about compromises. Squeezing a hi-res screen, compact-level camera and huge battery into something the size of a Kit-Kat isn’t easy. Usually, something has to give.
Unless, it seems, you’re Sony. The Xperia Z2 makes almost zero compromises – on screen, sound, camera or battery life. So it’s perfect, right? Well, it’s close. It turns out this 5.2in slab of metal and glass won’t even compromise its stunning design for something as important as the size and shape of human hands.
The Z2 oozes quality, then. It just isn’t always the most practical choice.
SONY XPERIA Z2 VERDICT
So, while it might not be for the Reddit-obsessed, constantly connected, live-to-social-network geek, it’s ideal for the person for whom quality is the only measure that counts. If you have the time and inclination to show this Sony some love, it will return it in spades.
One thing’s for certain – if Sony can stay true to its ‘better not bigger’ tagline, the rumoured Sony Z2 Compact is going to be one seriously impressive smartphone. Read the full Sony Xperia Z2 review on Stuff.
So here I am, it’s a little over 12 months since the Xperia Z hit selves and I’m checking out the third iteration of the Japanese firm’s flagship series, the Sony Xperia Z2.
While the timing may be a little odd, you’ve almost got to look past the Xperia Z1 completely, the Xperia Z2 is a flagship smartphone in its own right and it heralds the next generation for Sony.
It builds on its predecessors with an improved screen, increased power under the hood and a slightly more compact chassis.
There’s no question that the Xperia Z2 will be going head to head with the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and Nokia Lumia 930 this year – and with that in mind it’s got its work cut out.
Sony’s had some trouble getting the Xperia Z2 into stores, missing its original early April release and thus giving an upper hand to the HTC and Samsung, although units are trickling through.
The main issue I have with the Sony Xperia Z2 is there’s nothing to really get excited about. It’s a great all rounder, but there’s no curve ball to keep things interesting.
When I’ve forked out top dollar for the next generation of smartphone I want to be able to stride into the pub and blow my mates away with some amazing features.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 has its amazing screen, heart monitor and fingerprint scanner while the HTC One M8 has a superb design and the Duo Camera setup. Yet the Xperia Z2 has no headlining feature which makes it stand out.
Its premium design nudges it ahead of the Galaxy S5, while its highly capable camera beats the One M8 hands down. If you’re looking for an all round top performer (4K video issues aside) the Xperia Z2 is a great jack of all trades. Just don’t expect it to do anything out of the ordinary. Read the full Sony Xperia Z2 review on TechRadar.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is Sony’s top Android phone for 2014. It is the company’s alternative to phones like the Galaxy S5, the HTC One M8 and the iPhone 5S.
It has a lot to prove, especially as its predecessor the Xperia Z1 was only released six months earlier. This new model is not a huge upgrade, and we have some issues with the design and hardware. However, a strong screen, good camera and great battery life make it a solid choice for those on top-end contracts, or with deep pockets.
The Xperia Z2 is a great phone in most respects. It has a very good camera and outlasts the competition without compromising the experience. However, it is a bit awkward to use at times and gets hotter than the other top phones when under strain. Read the full Sony Xperia Z2 review on Trusted Reviews.