Rated 5 out of 5
by Riccijhonny Excellent Phone, the best phone right now...
I received the phone a month ago. I've used the Sony Xperia Z and Z1, and I love both, In fact, I passed my older phones to my sister and my mom, because I really love it, and I didn't wanna sell my xperia's.
The display is big, but not too much... is perfect for me, bright and provides a feeling of naturalness, the view angles are excellent, and the level of darkness of the black color improves significantly. Thanks to the IPS RGB display (Z and Z1 have TFT displays)
The sound is AWESOME, comparing with the xperia Z and the Z1 (And all the galaxy's), this phone sounds terrific.
NFC's technologies work's Fine transferring Photos, music and other archives with other phones, my smart tags work well too.
I use a Sony 64 Gig SD card so total usable storage on the phone is about 75Gb.
Battery life is awesome! 3200mAh... I finish my days with 30 or 40% of battery
The better Feature: It's waterproof, like Z and Z1, The earphone jack is uncovered and doesn't affect the waterproofing at all. In my Xperia z I have to remove the jack cover for listening music, but no more... To prevent closing and opening this little covers I bought a Sony Dock
The 20.7 mp Camera is Awesome!!! and the secondary camera is better than Z and Z1 too. Photographs are utterly brilliant and very VERY fine detail, The Colors are so Natural, better than Galaxy S5, S4 and S3 that seems to use an Ultra artificial coloring.
I really like this phone and I have nothing negative to say. I bought it in Black, because my older phones are White... I have to change it... Is really beautiful, Gorgeous, and the materials are really amazing too, it makes me feel the heaven in my hands =). I think that the Z2 is the most beautiful and powerful phone in the market.
with 3Gb of Ram, and a 2.3 GHZ 801 processor, is SO fast, nothing negative to say... It's ultra fast
I live In Venezuela and the phone Works Fine in every Company, gets 4G (LTE) in Digitel (Unique with LTE, and is not so good =s)
If you're looking for the best 2014 phone, z2 is a great choice, M8 is also an excellent choice but isn't waterproof, that in my case, is not a choice, I really hated the Galaxy S5 when I hold it in my hands, so plastic, and the display and Camera have unrealistic colors
Sorry for my English Level, I hope you Understand
August 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by anotherbuyer Great Phone but be aware
This phone is an excellent phone in tern of build quality and fluid UI and pleasing aesthetics. The huge battery and variety of modes will last the average users at most 1 day to two days. I used the phone from morning full charged to night with over 50% left with moderate internet browsing and watching a few video and listening to some music.A few negative comments that you need to take into consideration about this phone it's size, it's feels premium and weighted to feel so, this phone doesn't feel cheap but that where I have trouble with it. It's lean of the hefty side and will take some time getting use to if you are coming from a smaller phone.
Other buyers that are complaining about a head set.. correct this does come with a inexpensive head set unlike the international version from most UK market and Asia market, those phones will come with a premium noise cancelling head phone(50$ on the Sony Store). This US version however do not. So do be aware of that, but for most that will not a deal breaker. Another con that I would have to give this phone is the call quality is not on par with other high end smart phone around this price please take that into consideration if you spend most of your time talking on the phone, unfortunately for me a clearer voice quality would greatly benefit my experience with this phone.
The biggest flaw that I can find of this phone is if you take it look at the front your phone, on the lower left corner of the phone, there is a space from the glass that is not completed flushed with the housing of the phone whilst the other three corners are seamlessly fitted with the plastic housing. There is a small open gap that might bother some users. (Photos Attached)
Over all this is a great premium phone that is long lasting, beautifully designed with minor/manufacture defects that is to take into consideration the flawed that I saw on the corner of this phone really bothers me but am traveling so I do not have the time to send this problem in to get fix so which is why I am giving this phone a 3 stars, minus two for the corner defect and call quality since those are some things that decrease my experience with the device.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kirp Greatest Smartphone I've Had
The good: Battery life is really great, it lasts me a full day. The rear camera takes really clear shots. Speedy processor makes everything smoother snappy. The HD screen makes anything you watch crisp and detailed. The dedicated camera shutter button is extremely useful for those photo buffs. Its water-proof feature comes in real handy around clumsy people. Call quality on T-Mobile is great (depending on your carrier). The stereo speakers get pretty loud considering the size of the phone. The design is beautiful, the rounded edges and sides make the phone feel slimmer than it is.
The bad: The phone size might be too big for some people. The retail price is too steep. When on speaker mode, the sound only comes from one speaker (bottom), not both. Accessories for this phone are pricey too.
Overall: This phone will not disappoint. It is has great features, executes them well, and lasts you a full day. The design and beauty of the phone really attracts the human eye. Taking pictures and recording video is a joy. What mainly sets this phone apart from all others are three things: Water-proof, 20.7 MP camera, design. Sony is starting to make a dent in the mobile market here in the US and the Xperia Z2 makes that happen.
September 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by CriticalConsumer Excellent Phone
High quality product. Overall build quality is great, elegant design, great hardware insides, great software on top of it.
I use this phone almost constantly throughout the day and I still get 2 full days of use from the battery. The IP ratings give great peace of mind for accidents or unexpected weather.
Phone seems to randomly wake up when Tap to Wake is enabled, not sure what is causing that. Leads to increased battery usage, otherwise I might get near 2.5 - 3 days off the battery.
I'm only giving 4 stars because the Z3 (with near identical hardware for what is required) is getting software that the Z2 currently isn't slated for. That's rather harsh for how new the Z2 still is in the US.
If the new Z3 software features aren't a must for you, this phone is a solid purchase for less money.
September 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by plo88 Great Phone
I bought this phone yesterday (7-24-2014) and so far is great. I have always been a Sony die hard fan but the previous xperia Z & ZL did not impress me at all. Now, I take my hat off for the xperia Z2. The camera is amazing, Slow mo, special effects, and many other features really enhance the already amazing 20Mpixel camera. The phone feels solid. Amazing glass finish on the front and back gives it a unique feel and look that everyone at my work praised the phone. The 3GB of RAM and the fast processor makes this phone one of the fastest and smoothest UI I have ever interacted with. That was one of the drawbacks with the xperia Z & ZL the UI was laggy and slow. With the Mini USB adapter I am able to connect my PS3 controller and play games without any configurations and I did not root the phone. The Z2 screen is sensational very crystal clear and crisp images. The colors are so vivid. I only had this phone for a day so I cant really review the battery lifetime (Usually most Sony phone users can agree that the battery life in Sony phones are not that good). The icing on the cake is that I am able to get 4GLTE with ATT. I removed my SIM card from my ATT GS4 and I just inserted it in the Xperia Z2 and automatically activated and registered itself. I am also able to create a hotspot without paying ATT for that feature (which you mostly have to pay whenever you buy a phone through ATT) because this is an unlocked phone I am able to share my LTE speeds with anyone.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geerthi Best Mobile with Best Features!!!
Proud to be a first reviewer for Z2.
Sony Z2 is very sleek and the great looking mobile. I really love it, One of the best Sony Mobiles. Android Kitkat is packed with this mobile and the speed of the mobile is notably high. The UI is not a big difference from the previous versions.
The main features in Z2 are, Camera with AR Effect, Background defocus, pixlr express are the nice features. In fact, the features are available in Z1S.
I bet the users who use the Z1S will find very minimal difference between Z1S and Z2. Thanks to my sister who could not wait for Z2 and bought the Z1S, now I could compare the models. :-)
The performance of the mobile is amazing, 2.3 GHz has its effect and no apps were taking time to respond. Loaded almost 50 applications and tried to run maximum applications in the background. Even with all the services up, the phone was responding faster.
3 GB RAM provides more space for the high impacting background services.
Video Playback with the Sony Noise Canceling headset gives the Theatrical experience. I do not have to mention about the sound quality, Sony has its own best sound effect that makes the listeners to get addicted to the Music. Z2 also has the same effect.
Second Mic as usual helps to the noise cancelled high quality calls. NFC, Dock charger and water resistant have distinguished the Sony mobiles from other mobiles. Though some other mobiles have the similar kind of features, Sony has its unique better quality.
I heard that the hardware generates more heat while using with the multiple applications. I felt some heat, but I feel like the same level of heat even with the other mobiles (Samsung, Apple etc.) The heat must be due to the hardware loads.
The Image quality of the mobile is Highly Impressive and the Camera 20.1 MP with the G Lens and the stories that groups the pictures into a group, making a memorable collections.
The first time when I tried to insert the sim card felt a bit difficult and required help from YouTube. But it is important to have the mobile water resistant.
Most importantly, I have to mention the Extended Battery Life. I connected my mobile to the bluetooth of my car and drove almost 13 hrs without charging and with multiple calls. The Battery Stamina option provides more extended life. Normal use, the mobile stands for at least one complete day with the fully charged. The Mobile network 4G/LTE with the T Mobile network.
Overall the Z2 mobile performance, sound, video, images quality all are good.
Camera Features with G Lens,
4K Video, AR Effects, Background Defocused,
Extended Battery Life,
Hardware Heat (Not a big problem),
Digital Noise Cancelling Headset is not included with the Mobile, but available separately.
July 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ccman Almost perfect
Great battery life
Camera and its apps which are actually useful
I believe Sony procures the display used in Z2 from a couple different suppliers. One is great with punchy colors. The other is not so good since it has noticeably washed out colors.
You won't know until you get it.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeremyJK Amazing phone
I am a long time iPhone user, but wanted to see what an Android phone was like. Ordered this from Sony.com and I am amazed. Super responsive, beautiful screen, pictures, etc.. So glad I made the switch
September 14, 2014