The Sony Xperia Z2 is a reprint of the Sony Xperia Z1 with some interesting improvements

Few days ago Sony introduced the Sony Xperia Z2, a smartphone which wore hearing rumors for several months. The Xperia Z2 comes as the successor of Xperia Z1, improving aspects such as video recording, screen and processor. However other remains virtually intact. The two are very advanced and terminal segment heavyweights Android, but how do they differ? Then we make a comparison of the key points of these two phones.

The first difference to note is the increased screen size in the Sony Xperia Z2, which now has a panel of 5.2 inch diagonal, keeps the same resolution but introduces FullHD LED Live Colour system focused on improving the gradation and color depth. The Sony Xperia Z1 features a 5-inch TFT panel and is also FullHD. The two share some systems such as engine and TRILUMINOS X Reality technology, which when activated enhances the contrast and sharpness of the panel.

Regarding the design continues Sony see a similar line, characterized by a rectangular shape with sharp corners. Also continue to opt for water resistance with IP55/58 certified and both sides coated glass, a material that gives an elegant touch but is very dirty easily. Despite the difference in size, Sony has set quite the dimensions of the new model and has just grown a few millimeters in height, is made narrower and slightly thinner in both thickness and weight.

The camera of Xperia Sony Z1 is already considered one of the most complete of all the mobile landscape, so no wonder we have kept intact the same sensor and functions that accompany it. In the two models we find a RS Exmor 20.7 megapixel, accompanied by a BIONZ processor and a Sony G lens, a combination that gets images clear even in low light conditions. They also have the Clear Zoom system of three increases, the Superior Auto mode, image stabilization and special options like Social Camera, AR Effect Eye or info (although the Sony Xperia Z2 as Background Defocus adds some to blur the background).

The main difference comes with video recording, a point that the Sony Xperia Z2 is positioned ahead of its predecessor and many competitors. The new model has the option of recording 2160p 4K video at a rate of 30 frames per second, we’re down to FullHD 1080p and frequency up to 60 fps. If we want to create slow motion effects we have the ability to record in HD720p 120 fps, using the shift function can be done in slow-motion videos with fully detailed movements. Both have front camera with FullHD recording, although the Sony Xperia Z1 is 2 megapixels and the new model up to 2.2 megapixels.


In the Media profile has remained with the same options that we already know from previous models. We refer to the PlayStation certified Sony Walkman player, the Sony Entertainment Network and suite improvements Clear Audio + Sound and xLOUD. Sony has improved the audio quality on the Sony Xperia Z2 with a stereo system and an improved noise canceling speakers. Also have FM radio with RDS and reproduce the most used media formats, including high definition.

Sony has opted for the latest model of Qualcomm processor to their latest release. We speak of Snapdragon 801, an evolution of the 800 with a Snapdragon c hip improved graphic, more clock frequency (2.3 GHz) and in this case up to 3 GB RAM Sony Xperia Z1 has a Snapdragon 800-2, 2 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. Both are very powerful devices, but the Sony Xperia Z2 is advanced slightly. But are tied to memory, with a background of 16 Gb capacity and support for MicroSD cards 64Gb maximum.

As for the operating system, the Sony Xperia Z1 features Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is expected to soon be upgraded to Android 4.4 KitKat, while the Sony Xperia series Z2 and leave with the latest installment of the Google system icons. Both have the basic Google applications like Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Drive, Hangouts or Picasa to name a few.

The high-end Xperia features a very complete connections profile and in this case are the two most advanced products of the catalogue of the company.. Users can connect to the 4G network and enjoy download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, even if no coverage is also compatible with the 3G standard. Also connect to WiFi networks, have WiFi Direct data transfer, doubling the screen DLNA and WiFi Hotspot to share the mobile connection. Nor could he miss the NFC port Glonass GPS antenna, Bluetooth 4.0, and microUSB minijack 3.0 with MHL support to launch a high-definition signal to a compatible display.

The battery of the two models has 3,000 milliamp capacities. The Sony Xperia Z2 can be on for 19 hours talk time and up to 740 hours in standby mode or wait, which is not bad. However, the Sony Xperia Z1 increases the standby time to 880 hours, while low autonomy in conversation to 14 hours.


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