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The Xperia Z2 has been around for a short while now, and people are getting to grips with its pros and cons. It’s comes in at a considerable 525 to 600 GBP, and it had better have something to show for that price. And it has.
It is both dust and water resistant for a start, although finger oils tend to mark the front screen quite easily. It has a 5.2 inch high-definition screen and dual front speakers (more on that later).
It comes with 16GB internal storage, which you can upgrade to 128GB via a microsim, and 3GB RAM. It also has the now standard (for high-end phones) 4G LTE communications offering, and includes the aforementioned microsim and a microusb port as well.
There is a flap that has to be removed before you can charge the phone, which can prove mildly irritating, but if you want a water resistant phone, you have to accept this. For the first time that I’ve seen it, the phone has Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, which still has to be ratified as far as I know. It’ll also turn the Wi-Fi off for you if you leave your house, which I think is quite gee-whiz. I can’t recount the times that my phone has died on me because I left the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth running when I left home.
The camera is a 20.7 MP little number complete with 4K video. The problem here being that the 4K video files are huge, so it’s best to add some storage to your device. It runs the latest version of KitKat 4.4.2, and has a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon quad-core 801 processor.
Back to the speakers – what’s neat about them is that they are superbly positioned for landscape video watching and gaming, on the upper left and right of the phone.
There is no slowdown in the app department, due to the large processor, and the sound is very good. The phone makes phone calls as it should and the contacts app works fine.
The keyboard takes some getting used to, and I would suggest that you download a keyboard app from Google Play.
It’s an impressive phone, but it has heavy competition with the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the HTC One M8. I would strongly suggest comparing all three before making your purchase decision.