Japanese electronics powerhouse Sony unveiled the nex installment in their highly-successful Xperia line-up at the annual Mobile World Congress – held in Barcelona, Spain at the end of February. The Xperia Z2 is a sleek model, much in the same vein as its predecessor, the Xperia Z1, but with added computing power and a few nifty extras.
“We have redefined the smartphone once again through our camera. Xperia Z2 offers an innovative experience that captures memories in stunning detail through 4K video shooting, or offers new ways to use the camera with our unique Xperia camera apps. Furthermore, the Best of Sony has been delivered in the sound quality and customers are now able to listen to their music even in noisy environments without interruptions thanks to our acclaimed digital noise cancelling technology,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications.
As mentioned, the Z2 makes use of a new 20.7 megapixel camera at the rear, making it possible for user to film videos and capture images in full 4K resolution. In terms of processor, it uses a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset, paired with a Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU.
Measuring just 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm (5.78 x 2.89 x 0.32 in), it weighs only 163g, and as with all Xperia products, its IP58 certified to be dust-proof and water-resistant over 1 meter and/or 30 minutes. The 5.2 inches in screen size accommodates 1080 x 1920 pixels – with 424 ppi pixel density.
The unit also comes with a massive non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery, which should provide users with up to 740 hours on standby (3G), and up to 19 hours of talk time (3G).
IT News Africa’s Hands-On video at the Mobile World Congress can be viewed below.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor