Hi, the specs/hardware of Z2 looks awesome, but I have some questions/reservations, after reading your comments before I buy my 1st Sony phone. (Btw am confused btw Z2, G3/32 GB with 3 GB RAM and S5 and S5F)
1. Heating issue: Most phones that have a built in battery with much lesser specs heat up at times when I make a lengthy call.
But what’s with Z2, it heats up when using video/cam or while gaming or on a talk, not ample vents??
Is this true about Sony’s inbuilt cooling technology in Z2?
2. What model should I get?
3. Is the volume/audio really bad, both for calls and music despite stereo speakers?
4. How is the mic quality?
5. Does one need a 30 MB/s card or an 80 MB/s one, though it supports upto 128 MB, but that doesn’t come in high speed?
6. Of the internal storage of 16 GB how much is occupied by the OS and bloat?
7. Is it wise to update the Kitkat version?
8. Would you recommend rooting it?
9. What’s the approx life of it before it becomes outdated and has to be retired?
Hoping to hear 1st hand answers from Z2 users, before I get it tomorrow.
Hello, I bought this phone 3 days ago and the only thing I could say about it is....SUPERB ! Really, I owned Samsung, Htc one and even one Huawei p6...anyway..nothing compares with this Z2, not even close ! Only once overheated..sound from my point of view is more than ok..camera is awesome..water resistant, fast, and BEAUTIFUL...looks and feels awesome..
First I wanted to go for a Samsung Note 3 or a Samsung S5..but i have some friends at T-MOBILE and at Vodafone and they all pointed me to this and I thank them for that. And I thank Sony for making such a thing.
I m planing to buy Z2
what about it's battery life.
any heating and hanging problem..?
Mathi, 24 Jun 2014Like Z1, Z2 also having non-removable battery. If am getting into a state where my device is f... moreThe thing is unlike Samsung or any other brand Sony phones don t hang brother. I know this cuz i owned almost all of the flagships form sony upuntill z1. And they never hanged. Not even once. Now I own the galaxy s4 and it is freaking annoying as it hangs all the time. I mean all the time. You dont have to worry the slightest about the sony phones being hang
If you think the incoming call volume is low,download "loudest ringtones"from playstore,they really have some loud ringtones,i had some phones with low volumes but this appliation really helped,just try it out.
Like Z1, Z2 also having non-removable battery. If am getting into a state where my device is fully hanged and I can't do anything with that. How I can recover from this state? [from my friend's experience who is using Z1, he used to wait till the device drained off without charge]. Is there tweak ideas to recover?
Slayer, 23 Jun 2014Settings> un-tick Clear Audio>Turn on X-Loud and Surround Sound = Job DoneI already try every setting before I comment on this page, but the volume is low for me. As I mention before, its up to individual preferences. For some, its okay, for some its low.
Still happy with the phone. Love the feel the glass stick to your finger
Just bought my z2 last week. This phone is superb. Touch, sounds and everything is awesome also the battery is soooo powerful it can last my phone up to 1 and a half day of browzing, playing games and watching movies. The best phone sooo far... Congrats sony
Thank you sony for made this phone percect but one thing to improve is heat problem overall is good
darkraver, 23 Jun 2014by the ammount of orders for case provider that ships all around the world...guess who is on t... moreIt is indicative as I very much doubt people will simply be buying Z2 cases for the sake of it! Carry on selling quality Sony!
sony has improved a lot it gives best feature than samsung but only for 2 things i never buy sony....non-removable battery and service centre is worst...i want to own sony phones but if i get problem in battery what we can do.....
stevenloke, 21 Jun 2014I have problum when my z2 watching video on face book app. It will be automatic stop after pla... moreI experienced this same problem it's annoying. Does nobody have a solution to the heating issue that you experience when your taking photos in the sun that the phone says please let xperia cool down before taking anymore photographs?
Mathi, 23 Jun 2014I would prefer Z2 if incoming call is noticeable when somehow away from device [atleast when I... moreIn my personal opinion, the volume for incoming call is low....even music is low, but its not bother me for my day to day use of the phone. Its up to individual wether the volume is low or acceptable.