My Phones Part 2: Sony Xperia Z2

In last episode of my phones we took a look at my BlackBerry Priv. In this episode we will take a look at a Sony phone. Sony Xperia Z2.

This phone comes packed with a 5.2″ IPS LCD display! 1080p resolution with 424ppi pixel density. There is no information if it features Gorilla Glass but it does feature X-Reality Engine and Triluminos Display. The phone feels nice in the hand and has a nicer grip than Sony Xperia Z1.

It does have a glass back but it doesn’t slide around that much on a surface. Because the frame of the phone hits the back before the glass. So it lies steady. Which I highly enjoy. I also enjoy that the camera doesn’t stand out on this unit. Like it does on new iPhone 7 Plus.

This phone is IP58 certified so that means it got some decent protection against water and dust. I have done many various liquid test’s with this phone and it has survived them all! This phone comes with Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm Chipset. And a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor. The GPU is Adreno 330.

It also has a microSD card option support up to 256GB! 16GB internal storage with 3GB of RAM. The main camera is 20.7MP with f/2.0. Secondary front facing camera has 2.2MP and can record 1080p video at 30fps.

The battery capacity is 3200mAh same as the new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has. Current latest Android version 2017 for this device is Android 5.0.2. Which still looks very good! And the device runs fine 2017. The Android UI looks very close to stock in this version. But the speed of the phone is impressive.

I wanna say big thanks for Sony for creating such a good Xperia phone. The display has a vibrant feel to it that the Xperia Z1 didn’t have. It’s also faster than the original Sony Xperia because of a better processor. It also has custom theme options!

In the personalization area you can tweak: Motion(Control phone using motions), Themes, Wallpaper, Clocks, Status Bar Icons you want to display. In display area you can select: Glove Mode, Image Enhancement using X-Reality for mobile. Or you can turn it off or use Super-vivid Mode. You can tweak the White Balance and have Adaptive Brightness. There is also options for Smart backlight control, Daydream and Tap to Wake up!

Xperia Connectivity allows you to use: Screen Mirroring, Cast Screen, Media Server Settings, Windows Tethering, DUALSHOCK series set up PlayStation Controller, MirrorLink, USB Connectivity. It feels like on connection side Sony really tried to get it all in there!

The power management screen also offers you a lot. First it shows estimated battery time. But then you have amazing power saving tools. STAMINA mode, Ultra STAMINA mode, Low battery mode, Queue background data at set intervals. You can also see App power consumption and battery usage more in general.

This phone has on screen keys in display. Back, Home and Multitasking button. The phone does have a bit large borders up and down which is a bit disappointing. They easily could have packed a larger display in there if they wanted. Sadly they didn’t!

The phone also got flaps for charging, microSD card and SIM card. Which can become annoying after a while to open and close. It also has a dock option available on left side. Which can make the phone feel ugly if you hate docks. Or will never use it. It also has headphone jack at top of the phone. Which is bad many times if you listen to music in your pocket.

But overall Sony Xperia Z2 is still a very cool device. Even a few years later! Hopefully you enjoyed this quick going back in time session with me Adrian. I have another 100+ phones that I’m thinking about writing about also! So stay tuned for that.

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