Specs of the Sony Xperia Z2

When the Xperia series of smartphones made its debut in late 2013, it gained considerable notice for being water resistant and dust proof, with an IP rating of IP58. That didn’t change with the second iteration, which its manufacturer—Sony Mobile Communications, Inc.—first released on March 24, 2014. New features and specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset (which replaced the 800 on the Z1), a new in-panel switching (IPS) LED display screen, and the capability of recording 4K videos (which means that users can record video at a horizontal resolution of approximately 4,000 pixels).

The Sony Xperia Z2 uses a slate form factor that its manufacturer calls “Omni-Balance.” The term is used in reference to the aim of creating the phone’s balance and symmetry in all directions. Constructed out of aluminum, the Z2 weighs 5.75 ounces, and it is 5.78 inches tall, 2.89 inches wide, and 0.32 inches thin. Fortified with shatter-proof glass, the touchscreen of the Z2 measures 5.2 inches diagonally. It provides a high-definition resolution of 1,080 by 1,920 pixels.

The Sony Xperia Z2 comes packaged with the Android v4.2 “Jelly Bean” operating system. However, users can upgrade their phones to the newest version. The Snapdragon chipset it contains consists of a quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 CPU and an Adreno 330 GPU. The random-access memory on the Z2 is 3 GB, and Sony allots 16 GB of flash memory for storing music, video, and images. However, there is a microSD card slot for expanding the data storage up to 128 GB.

Thanks to its rating of 20.7 megapixels (MP), the primary, rear-facing camera can record video at up to 4,000 in horizontal pixels, as mentioned earlier. It also provides three quality and speed modes of video recording 2,160 pixels (p) at 30 frames per second (fps), 1,080p at 60fps and 720p at 120fps. Other features include geo-tagging, auto and touch focus, LED flash, face detection, panorama view, and high-dynamic-range imaging (HDR). The secondary, front-facing 2.2 MP camera included on the Xperia Z2 also records video—at 1,080p at 30fps.

Each Sony Xperia Z2 comes with a non-removable lithium-ion 3,200 mAh battery. The stand-by and talk time of the device are measured at up to 740 hours and 19 hours, respectively. Also, the user can play music on the device continuously at up to 120 hours.