In the test, the Sony Xperia Z2 long shows that it can match wits with the powerhouses of Samsung and HTC. We have now expanded our test a comprehensive camera test.
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Sony brings its Xperia Z2 already six months after the introduction of its predecessor Xperia Z1 on the market. So much did the half year is in the development labs of the Japanese? We take a look.
Processing: Fine, fine display
It’s a Sony – that is unmistakable in the Xperia Z2. The Japanese have found their design language, and so there are to discover visually almost no differences from the previous model. This is not necessary, because with its elegantly curved aluminum frame and the Xperia Z2 cuts a fine figure of large-area glass inlay at the back. Clear case that even the novice is waterproof and certified according to IP55/IP58.
The buyer has the choice – plain black, elegant white, or rather poppiges purple color? No matter what nuance – the battery thus cannot be firmly installed at all, the uncomplicated change by the owner. As a tribute to the fine material selection, you have to take also some overweight in purchasing with 163 grams. Given, for a chic aluminium housing we are like slightly heavier. And after all, the Xperia Z2 brings eleven grams of less weight than its predecessor.
Display: Simply brilliant
To has the display – to moderate 0.2 inch. The Xperia Z2 has built a 5.2-inch full HD screen, whose maximum Helligkeit is good 375 cd/m2 and its pixel density fine 427 ppi reached. The appearance of display knows how to convince: the contents are rendered neutral color and brilliant.
Noise cancelling, including
The great display, however, is not the only new feature, the buyer of the Xperia Z2 can enjoy. The Android-4.4.2-model poses in his box still a very special treat of audiophile type: the supplied in-ear – headset dominated the active noise cancellation. The technology is in the Smartphone, the microphones necessary for active noise canceling (NC) are integrated into the eavesdropper, however, as usual. For this combination of practical work, the headset over a takes special five-pin jack plug contact with your Smartphone.
The noise-cancelling offers with “Automatic” and “Always” two modes of operation, can also be deactivated. These three profiles for use in the train, airplane or Office – not bad join, if in addition to the work, the colleagues Rob last nerve one. The noise in the practice test worked extremely well and reliably. Here, Sony offers an absolutely unique feature in the Smartphone sector.
Noise-cancelling function is disabled, the in-ear headphones in itself give a right bass strong sound picture. It is activated, primarily low frequency components are hidden and it makes a balanced sound performance. In the ear is also good. Who instead wants to use his desire headphones with the Xperia Z2, which can do this also.
Features: Plump & accommodation package
Otherwise, the Xperia Z2 can be technically burn anything. So is a current Snapdragon-801 platform from the House of Qualcomm used and provides for a very fast through the Bank operating tempo and strong benchmark results with its four cores and approximately 2.3 GHz and 3 GB memory. The current chipset is also guarantee that the Xperia Z2 dominated all major wireless standards such as LTE and ac Wi-FI. The store Sony not reflected unfortunately in a party mood, and so are only 10 GB free of charge for the users. The storage for media files such as videos can be but easily expanded via the micro SD slot on the side of the unit.
Operation: Well thought-out
In terms of software, the Xperia Z2 has a lot to offer. So, about the Office suite pro to the representation and processing of files and the image editing app Pixlr Express is installed. The test equipment were also 30-day trial versions of NAVIGON and Wisepilot navigation programs aboard. The stamina mode should provide an extra long battery life that is found in the bar for quick settings. This is enabled, when display is switched off automatically capped the Wi – Fi and the mobile data connection and reduced the performance of the hardware.
The variety can be operated over the neatly designed User interface convenient and intuitively.
Like Samsung, Sony among the large in the camera market, and the photo function of the Xperia Z2 benefits from the abundant expertise. Already the technical data speak for themselves: Sony built not only the biggest sensor in this roundup, more specifically a 1/2.3-inch chip, but also a relatively fast lens with Aperture 2.0. As a result, more light to penetrate to the recording sensor and create better conditions for low-noise images. As a special highlight, the Xperia Z2 is sealed and according to manufacturer due for underwater shots.
High operating comfort
That Sony of the photo function of the Xperia Z2 attaches great importance, is evident also in the camera shutter button provided specifically for this purpose. It is located next to the volume rocker on the side, right there, where the photographer can both high – and -landscape shots easily reach them and keeping stable in two hands the Smartphone without interruption. Sony however used a simple, average high-performance LED Photo light.
Practical: In the automatic mode the Xperia with a meaningful symbol reports if the image only with tripod can succeed. And in manual mode, you can change a number of parameters, as the focus mode and the ISO number. There are also the 4K-Videofunktion and the option to switch to an electronic image stabilizer.
8 versus 20 mega pixels
In automatic mode, the Xperia limited the nominal resolution of 8 (4:3) or the user can increase 8.3 megapixels (16:9), only in manual mode on the 20 megapixel Sony promised. What seems strange at first, definitely makes sense when Hinsehen: because the image quality is better than with 20 megapixel resolution and fine when compared to other smartphones with 8. Also night shots is the Z2 with the Nokia Lumia 930 lead.
Endurance hui, receiving Pooh
Up here the Xperia Z2 could make his predecessor in the shade. Whether the case would be the also in the laboratory? The beginning of the measurements was promising because the talk time as well as the typical endurance was able to convince the Sony all along the line. So keeping the Xperia Z2 in the practical operation of mixing through excellent 9:55 hours, hardly one at a time is verquasseln the talk times of up to 29:16 hours in the GSM and 10:37 hours in the UMTS usage.
But the joy of the great stamina was short-lived, because reception measurements, the Xperia Z2 was a big blunder. In the GSM range, what really matters isn’t the Sony on tours and only weak 13 points. The 20 points in UMTS mode are, however, fairly decent. Both test devices that come from an early batch of the series showed weak GSM reception behavior.
Conclusion: Otherwise convincing
If Sony still corrected these mistakes, we will again send one of the improved models by the laboratory and provide you the results. Too bad – because the Sony Xperia Z2 in the test from the stand out was able to convince up to this thick errors.
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