Sony has revealed their next generation flagship device at Mobile World Congress, ending the reign of the Xperia Z1 quite prematurely, only 6 months after being announced at IFA 2013.
The iterative steps Sony is taken can only be for the best, the Xperia Z1 was a stellar device, one of the first waterproof IPX7 certified and an incredibly well built device, with a rather nice software skin for Android.
However, it did have problems, the screen on the Xperia Z1 had awful viewing angles and a rather large chunk of bezel, alongside low battery life and issues with application optimisation for the smartphone.
Sony has worked on these issues, without really changing the parts of the device that work. The size has been slightly increased, to a 5.2-inch 1080p Triluminous panel and they have kept the 20.7MP camera.
Internally, the Xperia Z2 has took a small step with Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3GB of RAM. They have worked on bringing the battery life up to almost two full days and the viewing angles on the device are impressive.
Sony has always been an incredible company when it comes to design, they are hands down better than Samsung and most device manufacturers, with the HTC One and iPhone 5S staying at the same level.
The Xperia Z2 is definitely one of the best looking devices we have ever seen and the software is not in your face, the same way TouchWiz or LG’s software can be at times.
Sony did not announce price or availability, we hope this reaches all four US carriers and we believe it will come at a competitive price, to match the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S.