The newly released Sony Z2 is the high-end phone people have been waiting for.

It has an alluminum casing with a sexy glass rear cover. It has plastic flaps over your ever important ports such as the microSD card slot. The reason for this is the phone is waterproof up to 1.5m. It has a huge 5.2inch screen, but with the physical size of the case, and the straight edges, using this phone with one hand poses no problems.

As we all know, it isn’t just about the wrapping paper. Inside the Sony Z2 has a 2.3ghz quadcore Snapdragon 801 processor and it runs beautifully. You can swipe through the menus at ease, and animations are smooth.

Websites loaded quickly and image-heavy sites were not a problem either.

The Sony Z2 however trumps other phones with its graphics performance. It has an Adreno 330 GPU inside and it’s quick enough to run any game from the Google Play store.

The Sony Xperia Z2 comes with Sony PlayStation Mobile. It’s an app that can run your favourite PlayStation games from the past. You can even use a PlayStation 3 controller with the phone.

The screen has a resolution of 1920×1080. The pixel density is at 423ppi. Colours are superb too.

Sony has stuck with their 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS snapper for the rear. It takes some beautiful photos. Sony have included their SteadyShot technology so if you’re naturally a little shaky, don’t worry. Your pictures will still come out nice and sharp. You also have the capability of shooting 4k video as well as a Full HD resolution.

The Sony Z2 has several camera modes. Our favourite while testing was the Timeshift setting. It allowed you to shoot slow motion video, with sound included. If you’re a budding extreme sportsman, this camera mode will definitely be your thing.

The Sony Xperia can be purchased for free on a £42 month contract from Vodafone

 

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