Xperia Z2

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Liquorpuki, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. Liquorpuki macrumors 68020

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    I know the S5 is THE flagship announcement from MWC, but anybody eyeballing the Z2?

    Killer features:
    • Gorgeous Screen
    • 3200 mAH battery
    • 4K recording
    • Stereo speakers
    • Waterproof

    I don't care for 4K recording but that IPX8 waterproofing is nice. I go to Vegas pool parties every summer, I can just drop the thing in my trunk pocket
     
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  3. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    If it's not too big I'll probably buy it.

    It has everything:

    - 3GB RAM.
    - MicroSD.
    - IPS display.
    - Huge battery.
    - Stereo speakers.
    - Clean and simple UI.
    - On screen buttons.
     
  4. Razeus macrumors 601

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    Just waiting on the New HTC One to make a decision. The Z2 is the phone to beat. That S5 is hideous.
     
  5. jamezr macrumors G3

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    The specs and features look amazing. But those bezels....are huge!
    I know they said March for a release date but does anyone have more info on carriers and dates?
     
  6. blairh macrumors 68030

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    Why's your definition of big?

    It's enormous and heavy IMO for a 5.2" phone. 4.4 mm (.17") shorter than the Note 3. Even with respect to weight they are nearly identical. (Z2 is 163 grams and the Note 3 is 168 grams.)
     
  7. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    The only thing I hate about Sony is their software support which is to none when it comes to smartphones and tablets.
     
  9. jamezr macrumors G3

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    I guess it would come down to use cases.....go with the Note 3 if you use the S-Pen.... Go with the Z2 if you want a better camera and water proof....
     
  10. samven582 macrumors 6502a

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    my next phone as well :)
     
  11. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Pretty sure that the Z2 will be my next phone in a few months time.
     
  12. cube macrumors G5

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    [​IMG]

    I don't think I could handle the size but it is awesome.
     
  15. cube macrumors G5

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    Thanks, but I make a point of never buying a phone with a built-in battery (the iPhone I had was a gift).
     
  16. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Not belittling the option. Most people don't need it and considering battery life is generally getting better across the board, I just don't think we're going to see it as an available option too much longer.
     
  17. vhl71 macrumors regular

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    I currently have the Z1..Previously owned iphone for 5 years (all versions including 5S), SGS3 and SGS4..This is by far the best phone i've had..Battery life is awesome and it lasts more than a day whereas with Samsung i used to charge twice a day.
    Camera is great, Sony UI is really fast with almost no bloatware, so is the quality of build, how it feels in hand, every time i take it out of a pocket, i get asked about it!!

    So I'd probably swap this for the Z2 when its available..
     
  18. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Yikes. I'd have to pair it with this:

    [​IMG]

    I love what Sony are doing with their smartphones, but that size...
     
  19. MikeyMike01 macrumors 6502

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    Other than wireless charging, it seems like the perfect Android phone to me.

    Now I have to decide if I'll replace my iPhone 5s with one. It's mighty tempting.
     
  20. Kiezpirat80 macrumors 6502

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    For me it will be the best phone at least for the first half of 2014.
    I will definitly buy this beast.

    Premium build quality with high-end specs and a beautiful design.
     
  21. JaySoul macrumors 68020

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    Just need to see if I could handle the size shift from my S4.

    I have a soft spot for Sony products and can confirm the noise-cancelling earphones will be 10/10 (used them on a Sony MP3 player 2 years ago, incredible).
     
  22. vomhorizon, Feb 26, 2014
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    How is the S5 the only flagship announcement? All flagships offer near identical specs..The Z2 in fact offers better specs on many fronts..For me the best phone from MWC was the Z2. The details and styling could be much better (bezels?) but then the S5 is not pretty or a departure from the s3/4 design either. Its like giving a note 3 internal spec on a 5.2 form factor with an awesome camera minus the bloat.

    Here's a comparison of the 2.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMfo-Sc3dk4
     
  23. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Thanks for that video link! The Z2 looks to be an awesome device! I hope it comes to AT&T. It was kind of striking to watch the guy in the video use both phones one handed. Who says you can't use a 5 inch phone with one hand?
     
  24. Sensamic macrumors 68030

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    If it doesn't fit nicely in my pocket then that's too big for me.

    I need to be able to carry it in my pocket comfortably.
     

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