Received my Z2 yesterday. Heres my thoughts so far:
It runs hot. RIDICULOUSLY hot, even when just browsing the web and listening to music.
Buggy camera. Screen often shimmers for the first 10 seconds almost like the processor is maxed out while It loads up?
Switching between diffused background and Intelligent Auto in camera app results in FC and self reboot.
Im not a die hard fan of any phone manufacturer, previously having Samsung Galaxy and iphone models but i'm very concerned about the heat this thing is putting out and a but disappointed really.
If this problem is a case of too much in a small package the surely the only way Sony can fix this is to underclock the CPU & GPU, essentially downgrading Its specification?
AnonD-39337, 20 Apr 2014Well a bmw or mercedes benz cars have access to their battery. So they are not premium cars to... moreyour comparisons are very bad... i am talking about phones of the present time not phones of the past let alone cars? i will get back to you when you have a better reply that is logical..
XXX, 20 Apr 2014Nothing interesting. Sony always put something in their phones for somebody to comment. Lets s... morefirst, you said you have Z Ultra and then in another paragraph, you said Z2 isn't much louder than SGS5, M8, etc. You have Z Ultra, but you don't have Z2 and you act like you've heard Z2's sound. It doesn't make sense. I bet you not yet see XZ2 new firmware photo samples.
Only got mine yesterday but really liking it so far.
Massive difference and massive in size in comparison to my GS4.
Screen is great & although the phone is big I think it feels fine in the hand and is nowhere near as hard to use or slippery to hold as reports I've read.
Ringtones aren't overly loud, and neither are the 2 front facing speakers when playing music, but they sound far better than anything else I've heard apart from the HTC One.
Don't like having to lift the flap to charge the phone so I'll be buying the charge dock as soon as I get my 50% off voucher from Phones 4 U.
AnonD-39337, 20 Apr 2014Well a bmw or mercedes benz cars have access to their battery. So they are not premium cars to... moreHaha what?? When did you last see a BMW? Or any other car? You need tools to disconnect the battery and to loosen the brackets its attached with.
If you are trying to imply that BMW and Benz has user replaceable batteries then you should have another look. Like people swap their car batteries every afternoon? Thats the most ridiculous claim i heard in a very long time. And, I bet a cellphone technician can change the battery of Z2 faster than one can change the battery of an average car.
About having access, you have access to lots of parts of a car, that doesnt mean they are user replaceable or can be swapped in an instant.
S-T5, 20 Apr 2014When Launch Event in Jakarta they said Z2 will be available by the end of April. Hopefully it's true.. Damn... I really love the phone and want it very mucb. But remembering how Sony treat us make me pissed
Slayer, 20 Apr 2014Yep! In the UK and Carphonewarehouse is already selling them from its online warehouse. Poor s... moreI hope so too. Thank you. Btw, when your Z2 arrive do you mind sharing to us how your Z2 perform?
AnonD-250158, 17 Apr 2014phones w/ non removable batteries are premium.. it is a sign of a premium build.. why do you w... moreWell a bmw or mercedes benz cars have access to their battery. So they are not premium cars to you?
Nokia e90 was a super premium phone back then. And its battery was removable.
My plastic samsung phone had battery issues. And what i did? Bought a new one, put it on, and it's ready to go.
S-T5, 20 Apr 2014When Launch Event in Jakarta they said Z2 will be available by the end of April. Hopefully. I'm really tired of waiting.
Nothing interesting. Sony always put something in their phones for somebody to comment. Lets say the sound quality. My Z Ultra the sound from its loud speaker is stereo but very low. Some video playback cannot even be heard even inside the room. Very poor compared to Samsung and HTC….. Nice build but again the bezel (up and down the phone) were too prominent. Why Samsung and HTC can produce a phone with very less bezels and Sony which is the the most pioneer in the industry cannot do? Blogs told that that it might be because of the thickness of ZUltra why the sound is of very low volume. But see the again in Z2 which is thicker, the sound is just a little bit louder than the ZUltra with very less bass? Compare it with S4, S5 anf HTC M8 how powefull are their loud speaker. Another thing is that Sony is pioneer in photography but why the images from the phone camera cannot even compared to Oppo? Washed and green becomes whity like old images stored in the vault taken during the 70′s. I think its because of what they called WHITE MAGIC. Greens and reds are washed and whity. Actually Samsung’s images are far better. I have Samsung S4 and i noticed that color reproduction is far better. 443ppi and 2.2mp front camera? HTC 1 M8 has around 600ppi and 5mp front camera. So what can you say?
AnonD-246917, 20 Apr 2014Are you from UK? Cos 1 May is the launch date for UK. Look, to some of you this may not be a p... moreYep! In the UK and Carphonewarehouse is already selling them from its online warehouse. Poor show by Sony but understand if they have some components availability issues. Not good for their sales and reputation which they have been working hard to re-build. Guessing they will put back the release of the Z3 to allow the sales of the Z2 to get traction. Having bought the S5, I would advise people to wait for the Z2. The S5 is a good phone but the build quality leaves a lot to be desired, the snap on back on mine has already come off a couple of times with the case I use to protect it! I suspect it will need to be replaced sometime soon and it so flimsy when playing music, it is annoying to hold! hope you have some good news soon.
... and when the too-long-to-wait selling delay is over... The Z3 is ready to be announced.. What a LOLable and bad marketing Sony Marketing is.. # What do you really want Sony? Playing us around? :-/
What a dissapointing company Sony is for longest delay (3 up to 7 months) of Sony Xperia Z2 selling to public, as reported. # I'm one of those thousands people who had been waiting this product (Sony Xperia Z2) for so long. # Now I (or we all) should have to take a look at and switch to another more well-prepared alternative SmartPhones. # Great Gadget in tech. means nothing if it is not in line with its good marketing system and satisfying after sales & customer service. # Sony has to learn what Samsung's Marketers and Sales had done well so far in last current years. # When it comes to business and user's satisfaction, marketing does matter.
AnonD-246917, 19 Apr 2014When in Indonesia?When Launch Event in Jakarta they said Z2 will be available by the end of April.
AnonD-255821, 19 Apr 2014I have purchased Xperia Z1 2 months back and recently I have applied Kitkat 4.4 upgrade. After... moreDon't worry for heating issue!
Sony new innovative feature, called LIQUID HEAT_PIPE COOLING TEC helps you for all heating problems
This tec is amazing and very useful in real life using
Din't worry for charging time
4.4.2 kit kat and 801 chipset and IPS display have already resolved all battery problems
Moreover, New Live colour Led tec reproduce incredible natural colour and is better than any other smartphone
So , Z2 is the best for you!
Slayer, 19 Apr 2014Mine is being delivered on Tuesday(22/04)! In stores on 1 May.Are you from UK? Cos 1 May is the launch date for UK. Look, to some of you this may not be a problem (Taiwan, Singapore, UK, Canada) but for major country, this is a big problem since they don't know the release date yet (or won't be released at all). And look at Samsung, they manage to launch on 125 countries at the same time. And Sony can't even make 10?
AnonD-255821, 19 Apr 2014I have purchased Xperia Z1 2 months back and recently I have applied Kitkat 4.4 upgrade. After... moreWow your kidding,... It's not the same phone so how can that be?
Z2 just firmware update this week!