I am not from the US. If there are no Sony phones on Verizon, Sprint and AT&T. Sony would lose a lot. Only a few Americans would buy unlocked $700, it's because price is steep, they prefer paying monthly. Sony keeps bragging Europe and Asia that's not enough. Yeah, Sony stores in the US sells it unlocked. Sprint and Verizon already have promos for S5.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2014What's the difference. Is it the X-Reality Engine? What that?Also
The difference is that Z2 has:
-larger and improved screen
-4K Video receording and TimeShift
-lighter weight and is thinner and more narrow
Also, it comes with KitKat and will probaly receive at least one more OS update compared to Z1 - which seems to matter a great deal for some on this site.
X-reality is a mode to improve video. However it does not. It sets the contrast way too high and over saturates the colors like most amoled screens. It's best kept off.
Anonymous, 26 Feb 2014ur wrong, my xperia z has always been updatedSure, Sony phones do get updates, just at a very slow pace. That is pretty much the only problem I have with Sony. For the rest, awesome.
Why do US always get the good stuff so cheap?
I guess it's b'coz of the strict Government there.
In India it's the opposite.
I thought it's quite on the pricey side. But given that the phone has all the premium materials equipped to it, there really has to be a reason. Other top phones could also be priced slightly more or less, but I will still choose Z2 over the S5 because I think I'll feel I invested for a much true premium device.
Eu, 25 Feb 2014Nobody. Samsung will most probably release another version, more expensive, with Snapdragon 80... more"metallic body" just like the s4?
please edit your comment and remove the misstatements and lies.
phardin, 25 Feb 2014wasting money to buy it,a TFT tech display with a rear camera that lacks quality. sorry for th... moreplease do not misinform people with your false statements just because you are a samsung paid troll. the z2 is an ips panel with triluminos display and bravia engine. 20.7 megapixel camera, stereo audio, snapdragon 801 chipset.
just because your s5 is junk doesn't give you the right to lie.
Absolutely appropriate price with regard to ip 5s. It should cost at least double 5s price.
Sony z2 is remarkable, although there is no ios, thin bezel as LG, as well as software that is full of features like samsung, but I still want to buy it ..
newguyy, 25 Feb 2014Too expensive, who buys sony phones anyways, the price will be halved in a month or two,and i ... moreIf you don't like it, it doesn't mean anyone else like you. I am using Z1 and so does some of my friends, and I still consider to upgrade to Z2 anyway... At least Z2 is more attractive to me than Samsung Galaxy S5, without admiring that Samsung's software is excellent, especially in Galaxy Note3.
Great phone from Sony.... Looking at this compared to the S5 I'd go for this due to quality, camera, build, support and design.... As well as the screen and battery. Fair point that some Z1 users may be a little put out however in the UK we tend to upgrade every 18 to 24 months so anyone moving from a phone older than 12 months will notice a massive difference. Well done Sony...now sort your marketing out and let people know how good these phones are... All my friends who have a z1 or Z love them!
Sony should better bring the release date to march and prevent people from changing their mind. #a word to the wise is always enough.
Glad to see Sony setting the bar for design and build quality.