"the difference between Z2 and Z1 is about as big as that between Snapdragon 800 and 801"
I very much disagree. Most reviews are much more positive about the low light photos than gsmarena and that really was the Z1 (compact)'s achilles heel. That and the screen. So they took care of the two biggest shortcomings of the Z1. From that perspective it's a huge difference!
Funny how no wireless charging is a disadvantage, because it has a charging dock which does virtually the same thing.
AnonD-255654, 17 May 2014all this heated discussions over a silly-phone, it's really simple, if you like it buy it, if ... moreAgreed.
At the end of the day, phones are just phones.
Just pick what phone you prefer and get on with life.
owh ilike it
Anonymous, 18 May 2014The camera is good, but there are a couple better tuned ones out. And the reason it topped th... morehmm, ti is a combined test, ill take whats best overall, i need somathing versatile on my phone. at the end of the day , phone takes pictures, while dslr takes photos
AnonD-264811, 18 May 2014Late last year I was going to buy a Xperia Z1 which was the best overall as I compared it wit... moreThe camera is good, but there are a couple better tuned ones out.
And the reason it topped that chart is because there are a couple they have not tested yet and it's a combined testing. Not just pictures.
Just pictures the 1020 and 808 are still better.
AnonD-90736, 18 May 2014I'm afraid your logic is flawed, yet again talking about the Note 3, the PRO 2 is way ahead of... moreYeah...Lol. Taking half a year to copy a device and try to do it feature to feature yet not not overcoming it is beating it how? G Pro 2 is good, but did not best the GN3. And the G2 had a slightly better display than G Pro 2.
And Optimistic UI is just a touchwiz copy lately.
You need to learn some objective facts instead of just being such a defensive fanboy
Late last year I was going to buy a Xperia Z1 which was the best overall as I compared it with other flagships but negative reviews let me step back, I was waiting for Z2 CES January release as both the S and Z was launched there, expecting something good, later I got to know that It'll launch in MWC not CES and leaks seems to be promising over old Z1, finally they launched the Z2 and it was a big yes from my side to make it mine, It took longer than usual to come in store meanwhile I watched a ton of videos and reviews which were saying M8 is good... S5 is good... but If you yourself see and compare them from your own experience then Xperia Z2 is a best all rounder but the videos make me think again '?' should I get It or not??... I visited the Sony store which was yet to receive the stock and a display cell but they were having a dummy cell, to be true the dummy looks cheap may be because it is made up of plastic instead of glass to produce it in bulk for displaying only colors and size of Z2 as reference, I was scared and look back for more reviews and a day later I finally decided to buy it, went to a near by electronics shop, sales man end up trying to sell me S5 instead of Z2 but I won't agree to his arguments and fake comparison between the two, Latter I got to know that it's a common practice here in India, might because of less or more margins in profit, anyway, I visited Xperia Lounge and when I saw the device itself I was speech less, the build quality, display, camera... everything seems to be more than enough, As a former iPhone 5 and Note 2 user, I found that Z series seems more promising than the two, I wanted a black Z2, which was unfortunately all sold out and the next stock scheduled to arrive within next 2 days, I searched a lot places but no black in stock so eventually I placed a order for black one and waited for the stock to arrive, I got a call earlier than expected saying that your device is available and I went to take the delivery, I took to home, both the freebies Smartband and free Cover are of finer built than most out there in market, and this is what I get to know in my detailed review of my Z2...
The most excellent built quality you can get in smartphone which is both water and dust resistant, power button, volume key and camera buttons, all are well placed and are of really good quality, even can last for a lot more hits than most out there, I found that the flaps are a good design element than typical open ports and I had no problem using it (open/close flaps) to charge the handset, even if it was not a waterproof device I would like to have them for the clean look it provides, for those less comfortable there's a magnetic charging dock, the battery is good last at least a day and half, embedded battery is nice thing as I remember a average person needs to remove battery mostly to place a sim or sd card, charging the battery is a good idea than replacing with charged one, even if you're travelling consider a power bank with higher capacity and that's all, the display got a upgrade to IPS Panel and must say its very vivid, well saturated and natural, viewing angels are good infact it doesn't matter as I won't need to use it from 160th or 170th degree, might someone uses it from that angel, but I won't, the stereo speakers are awesome, provides a good separation between both channels but they work a little bit differently, Only ringing is louder, music and video has a good amount of audio level all the way premium Sony sound and if you're upgrading from a device with a louder reception like Chinese phones then can't say what its like to you, the call quality is also good and you can hear it all, those speakers are waterproof regardless of that sound is good, the camera is one of the best you can have in a smartphone but for that you need to experience it yourself, there are mixed reviews for it and to be specific Xperia Z2 tops the DxO benchmarks and scores more than, 41MP Nokia Pureview's score and can't say why the guys who review's the device say it won't have a good camera, some other way around. Its a fast device I don't have even a game which can slow down it, more than enough power 3GB Ram is icing on the cake. There's a lot to share but I think this much info can help you decide, If you like it go for it, :) .
In depth-review of the camera between S5, Z2, Nokia 808
Guess who wins.
Anonymous, 18 May 2014Says who? Especially with your flawed logic. If you are basing it off the G pro 2 then you a... moreI'm afraid your logic is flawed, yet again talking about the Note 3, the PRO 2 is way ahead of the Note 3, especially in terms of software, you need to do more reading before you can even imagine arguing with me. LG will be very successful this year, Sony i'm afraid are going to have to work a lot harder with the Z3 to overtake LG. Samsung may as well forget competing especially with the awful S5.
AnonD-90736, 18 May 2014LG will rule this year, the G PRO 2 is fantastic and the G3 will take them further ahead of th... moreSays who? Especially with your flawed logic.
If you are basing it off the G pro 2 then you are already wrong.
G Pro 2 was a 6 months late copy cat of the note 3 and still only just barely matched it in some aspects.
LG will rule this year, the G PRO 2 is fantastic and the G3 will take them further ahead of the competition, the only saviour for Sony will be the Z3 with slimmer bezels and much louder sound, Sony forget waterproofing and makes the phone worse rather than better.
Well, gsmarena battery test show that xperia z2 got one of the best battery life.I mean it come in fourth place after lumia 1520,g flex, and sony own t2 ultra which are phablets.so technically it got the best battery life in a smartphone at 89h.
AnonD-263908, 18 May 2014Ignorance is surely bliss....don't just limit yourself to GSMARENA reviews.....watch other web... moremaybe you should take your own advice?
Al though I also don't necessarily agree it's nothing to brag about....but not quite what people think.
AnonD-169727, 16 May 2014Galaxy S5 produces slightly better photos with more details, despite Xperia Z2 having a 20.7 M... moreIgnorance is surely bliss....don't just limit yourself to GSMARENA reviews.....watch other websites to learn what they are talking about z2's camera.
Anonymous, 17 May 2014for me G3 is more good looking than Z2! It's not about appearance, prefer and need a top performance and build like Sony Z2 cell phone.
Other cheap brands don't even come close to this cell phone of the year!