Gelvin - Maximus, 16 May 2014Since when does non-user replaceable battery and wireless charging is a disadvantage? It also has been here. GSM has used that a lot. Because for many it is.
It's a simple easy thing that is the right to the user than can simplify things greatly in a pinch.
Good to see battery life is a lot better than what it was made out to be by some tests and Sony's own claims.
Sad that the screen lost brightness however. Especially since I recently learned the Z1 display did oceans better in sunlight than was given credit for.
djmbex, 17 May 2014"The Sony Xperia Z2's screen may not earn it too many bonus point in today's market satur... moreThere is more to a display then just "accurate colors".
Nor are any of these LCD's "accurate" themselves.
Where the Amoled can be more saturated, the way many like, or more overall natural with more advantages.
"The Sony Xperia Z2's screen may not earn it too many bonus point in today's market saturated with mind-blowing displays..."
It actually deserves every bonus points available out there. Watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS5DlQIhLTM
To me over saturated display is not mind blowing. When you compare it to the natural display of the z2, you'll see the ugliness of it.
Excellent phone. Almost the best in its catagory. They could've gotten away with 2gb ram and 3k battery to lower the price
It's size is a little more, what I prefer but otherwise this is the best 2014 flagship. Amazing device xperia z2
mrJ, 16 May 2014duh, they are a leader in cell industry... and if your informed this is becoming standard in I... more... This is not a good thing. Drop 7 large on a phone only to see it replaced 6 months later. However, it is still a great phone.
Gelvin - Maximus, 16 May 2014Since when does non-user replaceable battery and wireless charging is a disadvantage? Exactly, specially when they do offer a magnetic dock which to me is more useful since it acts as a stand.
Also the magnetic cable can be bought separated.
Gelvin - Maximus, 16 May 2014Since when does non-user replaceable battery and wireless charging is a disadvantage? Non-replaceable battery is indeed a disadvantage.
Unless you change your phone every year.
Most phone battery will start degraded after a year or so. With replaceable battery, you can simply buy new battery when that happens. It's quick, keep your phone & data safe from prying eyes on service center.
The bezels are pretty much the same as S5, look at them side by side! Can someone explain the "S5 has super slim bezels" comment? Also the S5 is more expensive than the Z2....!
This is truly the best smartphone this year.
I wish it had stylus & digitizer, so I can throw my Note 3 out the window :p
PS: Just kidding, I still love my Note 3. But it's hard to resist this Z2 awesomeness.
There is nothing to complain about this phone and yet some are still...
Anyways my phone's contract ends next year so i'll probably have an z3 or z4 lol, but that 89h endurance is really hard to resist...
z2 is bulky over size phone for a 5.2" screen.
not comfortable in palm hand.
flat rectangle glass back is not good in hand!
curve back is more comfortable to hole in hand!
sony should learn from htc m8, or lg g3!
luckyhbk, 16 May 2014what they just said????.... s5 with SUPER SLIM BEZEL???
gsmarena dont make me feel sometimes ... moreThat is kind of laughable indeed.
Actually Z2's phone to screen ratio is almost identical to S5's. Z2: 69.45%. S5: 69.78%
Unfortunately, if the photos are for real, they are muddier than the photos taken with S5 or i5S. That was an important point for me. So I guess I will go with iPhone 6.S5 is out of the question, and M8 has the worst camera of all modern phones, while the WP devices are dead to me.
Gelvin - Maximus, 16 May 2014Since when does non-user replaceable battery and wireless charging is a disadvantage? God bless u my brother.
Since when does non-user replaceable battery and wireless charging is a disadvantage?
And the S5 is not cheaper, AT ALL! The Z2 retails for £530/£549 and the S5 is selling for £569! Give credit where it is due of the 2 phones the Z2 wins the duel hands down and all that bloat plus gimmicky finger print scanner etc are such a waste of time! About as useful as a fart in a wind tunnel!
I actually own this phone and have had it for around 2 weeks now. The speaker volume is good, not excellent but also not poor, to be honest I hardly ever use the speaker and when I do (bit of gaming or video sharing), it more then fills this purpose. I have had no problem at all with the headphone volume, its plenty loud and given the fact its noise cancelling it can afford to be a lower volume while still sounding loud. Infact the lower volume should be commended for not damaging the ears while still playing music at an optimal volume with the best in ear headphones that are free.
The screen is not great in direct sunlight but otherwise is excellent.
the waterproof is the best.
Design is very nice, slightly large but you get over it. It does attract smudges tho
no problem playing any game or loading applications and internet is blazing fast on 4g or wifi
camera is one of the best and I prefer super auto as I am not a camera expert and I just wanna take nice photos quickly, I also prefer the 8mega pixel default size as it saves space and I don't need massize 20 mega pixel, only occasionally would I use this.
This is my two week review, it was close between this and the M8 but felt the M8 didn't move things along the camera and waterproof department and that the sony was the best all rounder. Samsung didn't come on the radar as I didnt like the look, I'm sure others do but for me it looked cheap.