Xperia Z2 - £545
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Sony Xperia Z2
The Xperia Z2 is a top-end smartphone that runs on Android KitKat. It is an update to Sony's popular Z1 and became the Japanese firm's flagship smartphone on its release in February 2014. It has more power, a higher quality screen and a better video camera than its predecessor.
This phone has a 5.2 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 424PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Z2 has a 21MP camera, can record video in up to Ultra HD 4K and has a 2.2MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 2.3GHz quad core processor and 3GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 95 out of 100.
The Z2 has an estimated battery life of around 19 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 3200mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Xperia Z2 comes with 16GB internal storage and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 128GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Xperia Z2 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. The Xperia Z2 is able to connect to HDMI enabled TV's or projectors (this requires a separate microUSB to HDMI adapter). It has NFC which enables you to make contactless payments and share files with your friends and it can connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) meaning that you can stream content both to and from this phone wirelessly.
The Xperia Z2 has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is IP58 certified, meaning that it is both water and dust resistant. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
In all aspects, the Sony Xperia Z2 is a high function smartphone. It has a premier construction, thoughtful design and very good camera. It is a welcome addition to the Xperia family and is a phone well worthy of consideration.