Sony officially unveils Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet


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Sony brought some big guns to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, and they’re finally ready to show them off. The company has announced the Sony Xperia Z2 and the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet, a pair of devices for the first half of 2014 that should excite any Sony fan. Sony’s really pulled out all the stops with these two.


Sony Xperia Z2

The Xperia Z2 has some serious kick, with the 5.2-inch 1080p device pushing what’s possible to the limit in nearly every category. Whether it’s the camera, RAM, battery life or more, the Xperia Z2 doesn’t disappoint. Here’s what to expect on the specs front:

  • 5.2-inch 1080p display
  • Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core 4G LTE processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage with microSD
  • 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS sensor with 4K video recording and image stablization
  • 3,000mAh battery (3,200mAh for some models)
  • Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, GPS, NFC, MHL
  • 4G LTE
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

You can also expect Sony’s usual design language of a slim profile and tight, waterproof design, with IP55 and IP58 specification meaning dust and water shouldn’t worry you in your day-to-day life. Sony’s focus on entertainment will shine through with Walkman and PlayStation apps, natch, and you can expect quick and easy access to Sony’s Music and Video Unlimited services.

Sony is also making a big deal about the phone’s camera features, with things like Timeshift video giving you smooth 120 frames per second slow-motion playback, new creative effects, a new software-based technique for altering depth-of-field, augmented reality effects, and Vine integration. You’ll also be able to compile your memories into a clip using the editor.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

And then there’s this beast of a thing, which Sony is proud to tout as the world’s lightest and slimmest waterproof tablet. The 10.1-inch Xperia Z2 Tablet features the same Snapdragon 801 chipset as its pocket-bound smaller brother, and also has a 6,000mAh battery that provides up to 10 hours of continuous use and 100 hours of use for standby mode or while listening to music.

Here’s what everything you’ll find under the hood:

  • 10.1-inch 1920 x 1200 Triluminos display
  • Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core chipset
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage with microSD
  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • 2.2 megapixel front camera
  • 6,000mAh battery
  • 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, MHL 3.0, and WiFi
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Quite the doozie, isn’t it? Sony’s also making noise about some compatible accessories, including a stylish Bluetooth Keyboard and a nice desktop stand.


Sony is expected to launch the Xperia Z2 “globally” this March, though we’re sure there will be some caveats for those of us in here in America. The Xperia Z2 Tablet is also due to launch on the same scale starting next month. Need to see how hard these two party in person? We’re going to get our hands-on it just a bit later, so stay tuned!

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Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. It’s between the Xperia z2 and the HTC M8, after I give both a nice test I’ll decide, hopefully don’t don’t make my decision easy by not bringing this device to att

  2. Tempting devices. Good job Sony.

  3. I’d be interested to know how Sony’s UI/UX changes to Android perform. From the screens in the pictures the alterations look minimal which can only be a good thing.

    1. Sony have a very limited skin on Android.They add a couple things which you may like or dislike, I like them

  4. This is what dreams are made of

    1. Wet dreams, since it’s water proof.

  5. Not so sure about that tablet, that’s a big bezel…

    1. That bezel is very helpful if you want to hold it in one hand. And Sonys tablet is thin and light enough to do it comfortably. Say what you will, but once you have a high end device you can take right into the tub/shower, everything else on the market seems very flawed. No, Sony got the design spot on.

  6. I was thinking about getting the LG G Pro 2 but now I’m tempted to buy my first Sony Android phone. :o

  7. These are beautiful devices. Having them in GPE would make them even more beautiful.

  8. Cool devices I’ll never be able to use on Sprint. Hurry up new HTC ONE :(

    Thanks Sony! Good luck to T-Mobile fans and their exclusive deal.

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