Sony needs to incorporate phase detection autofocus in its mobile camera. The present focus system ( Contrast based autofocus ) may be accurate but is way too slow for video making of moving objects. Just bring your hand in front of the camera while shooting video and then remove it, it takes ages before the camera can focus again. Practically very poor for video filming of moving objects.
it has almost the same spec as ZL2, so I guess its international version of ZL2, instead of compact version of z2
I dont think its compact version of Z2, its just another varity of Z2, like ZR & ZL
guys, read the title carefully. it shows...
Sony Xperia Z2a full specs are out, "sounds like" a Z2 compact.
Sony never or not yet announce it as a "compact"!
djmbex, 20 Jun 2014To me 4.7 - 4.8 is normal. Above that is a little bit huge for my "asian hands". This one looks more like a ZL2... I believe that 5" is not a "compact" phone
Sony has set a remarkable trend,something as "compact "and it shall and will follow it.... No 1 wants to bang up their own a__ by destroying it's own trend right....! So this aen't a compact for sure, it's like zl with z and zl2 with z2 that's it... Z2 Compact, well , there's still time......
Its Z2a, NOT COMPACT.
Anyways, 4.7" would have been better with slim horizontal bezels.
sony man.. your just pushing your customers away. I will get samsung GS5 mini now... sigh
Dammit GSMArena, don't tease me like that. Saying that a 5 inch display is a Compact is a cruel, sick, twisted and pointy joke!
This phone is not meant to replace the upcoming Z2 Compact... this is clearly the international version of the ZL2... (which in turn should have actually be named ZR2)...
If this phone gets near my location I will definitely get it... though it seems weird of them to downgrade the front camera, is still not a big deal. Currently using the Acro S, I wouldn't mind trading the already crappy 1.3MP front cam for a VGA one but upgrading the rest of the phone...
I wish it had IR emitter though.
Phonephreak, 19 Jun 2014Can sony be this stupid? the last thing what a user can ask for is a smaller battery with the ... moreHow stupid can you get? Sony never announced this as a Z2 compact, GSM Arena said so. Sony announced it as Z2a for Taiwan
The Z2 Compact shouldn't enter the 5" territory, it would be too big. The Z1 Compact was loved for it's small screen yet powerful internals. The bigger screen would ruin the formula.
Can sony be this stupid? the last thing what a user can ask for is a smaller battery with the same dimensions and weight.
If its going to be really Z2 compact i am disappointed.
4.3 screen, slimmer bezel, better viewing angles and the rest almost same as bigger device are the things compact/mini phone users probably look for. Instead we hear a completely different story.
Will the Z2a be just as unavailable as the Z2 in the US? I heard the Z2 is coming to Verizon but that's it.
This isn't Xperia Z2 Compact. Z2 Compact is completely different device.