You miss Xperia Z2 video image stabilization... it's a lot better than S5 or others smartphones.
sas, 17 Jul 2014 My Sony z2 have too much issues.sounds not coming when i Cal the out going call (not workin... moreGosh! are you sick? why not bring that to Sony's customer service center instead of complaining it in here, are you sure you already have the Z2? Seriously. Please settle that to your nearest CSC and bring with you your receipt and warranty card.
Am I the only one who cant see the benchmarks numbers on this review, i cant see it on my xperia z2, it shows me just a blank page with the letters. I am using chrome btw
My Sony z2 have too much issues.sounds not coming when i Cal the out going call (not working some time). Face book video playing error. The video file start playing after suddenly stop. Other fault cammera shut down suddenly. The cammera module is over heated the message is showing.How to solve these issues please help me. Why brand new phone showing this types of error. I think Sony z2 poor qulity. Lots of software and hardware bugs.Sony not fix faults Cheating customers
If you pay for premium you should receive premium. Enough said 😃
Heh guys i too suffered from heating problems as well as camera force closing after heating and the biggest was the front glass panel was not aligned properly and so i got my set replaced here in India. And after getting the new handset there was not camera force closing or heating problem ofcourse sony released the update to fix them but i was then again suffered by the front glass gaps and it was only in white handsets and black were completely fine but the sony service centre did the water test on the second handset because i wasnt accepting that and the handset SURVIVED beautifully. It is waterproof so guy dont complain about the problem they are minor amd if you have any then go to the company they will listen to you. As im telling you my handset was replaced in just 4 days that marvellous and got the DOA certificate so it was brand new sealed box. I was told about the gapping from the senior officer at sony that its a design the smartphone is completely waterproof and its enginered to be.
Anonymous, 01 Jun 2014I'm still agreeing Z3 is for next year. And Z2 is still amazing now.Nxt phone will be always better
Surely the camera/autofocus issues can be addressed via firmware update, no?
I noticed that it does hunt for focus a lot when in video or in auto photo mode...
As for the resolution and functions available, again, can't this be addressed via firmware update?
I find it a bit cheeky of Sony to tout the phone as having a 20MP camera when all main functions are only available in the 8MP mode. Above that, you get a very crippled camera, with minor functions left to use...
Not happy about that...
AnonD-274309, 16 Jun 2014After three different Xperia Z2 smartphones all with major issue i have given up on Sony mobil... moreLike it has been said, Sony still suffers from these build quality problems. That's why I chose the HTC M8 over this.
For those bashing background defocus have a look at this pic. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1uy7x5hiughb2ft/
You gotta have still hands
AnonD-274309, 16 Jun 2014After three different Xperia Z2 smartphones all with major issue i have given up on Sony mobil... moreThat's a terrible shame :( I'm sure that's not everyone's experience though. None the less seems to be more than enough.
I do believe that Sony has been improving more and hopefully they continue to. Especially in quality control. I always thought quality control on mobiles was something sony did better. Other decisions like Playstation, psp, stereo stucked.
After three different Xperia Z2 smartphones all with major issue i have given up on Sony mobile.
Issues such as dust inside the camera module on a new phone, build issues such as misallignment of front glass, badly machined aluminiumframe, Heat issues where the phone reaches close to 50 degrees after very short time of internet browsing, or use of instagram. (It's very unpleasant to make a call when it's so hot since you can't hold it against your ear). Camera closes down when it goes over 43 degrees, so when you have browsed the internet for 10 minutes it's impossible to use the camera unless you use a third party camera app. Call quality, or lack of it. The sound from the earpiece is filed with static noise, and the person in the other end complains of bad sound and often ask what I say!!! Software bugs such as the walkman app that closes nearly every time I adjust the sound volume, and the same goes for the videoplayer, or videos from youtube!!
And last but not least: it loses the connection to the phone network sometimes and don't catch it again unleass I turn of 4G and turn it on again!
I wish I have never bought this phone in the first place!!
Bernie, 07 Jun 2014I will not buy this phone for three reasons: 1. The contents of the package sold in my countr... morehey! your review is very helpful. I think I will not buy here in the philippines.
I will not buy this phone for three reasons:
1. The contents of the package sold in my country (Philippines) lacks the premium accessories that the US and UK versions have. The headset is not the noise canceling one..what they included is the one similar to the headset found in the midrange Xperia T2. And there is no charging dock included. What's worse is that the price is the same as the US and UK versions.
2. This marketing strategy of Sony clearly discriminates us in the developing countries.
3. There is a gap between the glass and the metal frame which is a proof of construction flaw.
I will forgo probably the flaw but not the discrimination Sony implies in shortchanging us with CHEAP acessories in an otherwise "PREMIUM" product.
I'd just bought Z2 -/+ a month ago. After doing some usage tests, I also found 2 fundamental, crucial, and ridiculous issues: FIRST, after using Camera (less than 2 minutes) either to capture still image or to record video, the Cam is ALWAYS force-closed for overheat reason; and SECOND, I got casing gap (glass misalignment) on top left side of my Z2's display. This is potentially waterproof problem. What A Great SONY Smart???-Phone, huh?