Xperia Z2 is the best phone of H1 of 2014, period..
Design is sleek, beautiful,elegant, oh plus that waterproofing and camera shutter button!
Display is a huge step up compared to the last generations of xperia models. According to ericca griffin, Z2 display has wide colour gamut (comparable to Samsung's amoled display), accurate gammas, great colour temprature, and nicely saturated colours.. One of the best smartphone displays ever
It appears that gsmarena don't get the Z2 unit that comes with digital noise cancelling headset huh? Oh that is too bad because its quality really is awesome
Battery life.. Jeez, I was expecting the same endurance rating as S5 or M8. But 89 hours? Holy sh*t! And impressively, that is without any power saving modes whatsoever
The best chipset on the market and 1 gb more of ram than any of z2's competitor, enough said already
Camera and video quality? Forgive me gsmarena but this is where I get skeptical because tests from gsmarena only include outdoors and indoors with a decent lighting which is not considered as a low light situation, and there is no night shots as well
Actually from what I found everywhere else on the internet is this (compared to galaxy s5):
In daylight: S5 and Z2 is considered equal. S5 has marginally more detail thanks to its overly heavy sharpening which in turn also makes objects look odd and unnatural, the colur accuracy goes to the Z2
Indoors, Z2 wins because S5 has big drop on quality and noise reduction starts to show its ugly head
In lowlight and night shots, S5 is no match for Z2. S5 really struggles. Exposure isn't spot on, lots of noise, plus there are heavy noise reduction artifacts plus heavy sharpening that make images even uglier.
4k video in daylight: Z2 has the edge in terms of stabilization and colour accuracy, but there is an autofocus issue. S5 has a weeny bit more details, but the colours are oversaturated to the point where yellow objects come out green, also its videos are shaky as it like a major earthquake is hapenning. Surely most people will choose a video that has focus issue rather than shaky video.
4k video in lowlight: Z2 wins again because the S5 has a lot of noise and major drop in detail.
Don't believe me? Here is a comparison with DSLR as a reference
Sounds nice, but am still happy with my Z1, look forward to the Z4 (when my contract ends) which I hope has 32Gb option onboard, or at least as an option.