Sony Xperia Z2 - Black (D6503, SIM Free/Unlocked)
4K Camcorder and a 20.7 MP Camera
The Sony Xperia Z2 features a 4K Video Camcorder and a 20.7MP Camera. Sony has managed to pack a great deal of camera technology into a very thin, waterproof smartphone which is capable of shooting 20.7MP photos and 4K video. It makes use of a large 20.7 MP Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine captures additional light from your scene to form ultra-high definition images and also decreases noise to ensure smooth, clear reproduction, reproducing every striking detail. The outcome is images delivered with clarity, brightness and superior sharpness.
Sony’s G Lens
Sony’s G Lens has advanced in-focus image features. The new smartphone is equipped with a 27mm wide angle lens with bright F2.0 which captures images in dim light conditions.
Sony's BIONZ Image Processing Engine instills vivid realism into every shot taken by DSLR cameras. It enhances and reproduces colours by-pixel super resolution, Auto exposure and Auto white balance. Iin addition, the 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and the BIONZ Image Processing Engine eliminates noise to give you the best camera phone possible.
Superior Auto Mode
Thanks to the F2.0 lens and high sensitivity sensor which allows you to shoot pictures with a higher shutter speed. The higher shutter speed captures blur-free images even when the focus of your photo is moving. In Superior Auto mode, it can shoot multiple images with one press of the shutter button and overlap them into one final image based on the recognized scene. The camera automatically corrects the backlight and reduces the noise and improves the sharpness so that the image is delivered with clarity and superior sharpness.
3x Clear Image Zoom
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes packed with a 3x Clear Image Zoom which allows you shoot from a distance. It allows you to take blur free images with a 81mm optical zoom.
4K - Video Recording
The Sony Xperia Z2 includes 4K Video Recording up to 30 frames per second via the SteadyShot feature but videos will only play back in full HD on its 1080p screen. However, it will allow you to zoom in and examine the spectacular detail of your recordings on the device. Thanks to the MHL 3.0 connector, it allows you to view and playback your recordings on a 4K TV or projector.
If you are worried about not having steady hands or capturing images whilst they are moving, SteadyShot uses motion sensors to detect the users movements which compensates for your movements and camera shake. The result is sharp, crisp, clear, steady images and videos.
Pre-Installed Camera Apps:
The Sony Xperia Z2 features Timeshift Video Mode which captures high speed clips at 120 frames per second. The Timeshift Video editor allows you to edit a part or parts of your video which you would like to slow down. The actual video and the edited version will be saved and can be found in your album app which allows you to edit it later. In addition, it allows you to create images on your smartphone by blurring out the background or foreground, now you can blur out anything you do not want.
The Background Defocus App allows you to blur out the background to focus on a particular subject. Just press on the shutter button, and the camera automatically shoots two consecutive images with different focus positions, a blurring effect will be applied to everything except the main subject.
The AR Effect Mode allows you to add fictional characters and objects to your image. There are pre-loaded themes to choose from ranging from dinosaurs to attaching masks to your friends faces. It can make any dull photo an eye-catching, vibrant and beautiful piece of art.
Use the broad selection of creative effects for artistic photos and videos.
The Vine App can be directly accessed right from your Sony Xperia Z2 camera, which allows you to shoot a six second short video. In addition, It allows you share the looped video clips with others.
The Info-Eye App is basically a knowledge tool which gives you all the relevant information you need on anything. Simply photograph an object and it will provide you with all the information you need, directly through the camera viewfinder.
Thanks to the Timeshift Burst app, you can capture 61 frames in just 2 seconds before you even press the shutter. You can delete the images you do not like and keep the ones you like or can keep them all.
The Social Live app allows you to stream videos, images and broadcast them as it happens via Facebook. You can get your friends responses, likes instantly via Facebook thanks to the social live app. It is all about sharing your experience with your friends.
At the touch of a button, you literally sweep the camera across the scene and it automatically shoots several images and merges them into one image.
More camera apps to download
There is a wide range of extra apps to choose from besides the Xperia Pre-installed camera apps. You need to browse through the camera viewfinder, turn on Superior Auto and then click on ‘+Apps’ to choose from a variety of exciting new apps.
Sony's Audio Technologies
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes packed with Sony’s audio technologies, which are the key to giving you the best possible audio experience. It makes sure you always have the best sound experience.
Digital Noise Cancellation
If you are sick and tired of noisy environments and annoying background noises, then the Digital Noise Technology is for you. The Digital Noise Cancellation technology eliminates the annoying, loud background noise by cancelling out the interfering noise. This assures you of clear, noise-free phone calls, so that you do not have to go to a silent room everytime you need to attend a phone call. All this is possible thanks to the Active Noise Control Technology which removes the lower-frequency portions of the noise, preventing high-frequency noise from ever reaching the ear. In addition, the noise-cancelling technology is built into the smartphone device, assuring you of noise-free phone calls.
The Digital Noise Cancelling Technology includes:
- Noise sound wave
- Inverted sound wave
Thanks to the Clear Audio technologies: Clear Stereo, Clear Bass and Clear Phase which eliminates distortion and restores balance and clarity to your music. Your smartphone automatically selects the best audio quality settings, giving you a clear, noise-free audio experience.
The dual stereo speakers lets you enjoy your music in high-quality sound. It basically reshapes your smartphone experience.
A viewing experience you won’t forget
This new smartphone features Sony TV display technologies optimised for mobile. It comes equipped with Live Colour LED which provides increased colour depth and gradation. The Sony Xperia Z2 features a 5.2" Full HD Triluminos Display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile picture engine which comes with a 1920 x 1080 progressive scan, catered to provide extremely crisp pictures.
The Triluminos Display Technology provides a wide range of colours and to display images that are richer and more vivid. Triluminos technology uses LEDs, which produce purer reds and greens, creating a brighter and more uniform light that captures the true colours of the source. Thanks to Live Colour LED which is a brand new technology incorporated only into Sony devices, gives you extremely striking and vivid colours on your smartphone.
Razor-sharp images with X-Reality for mobile
Thanks to Sony's unique image software engine which optimises colours, provides sharpness, contrast, and reduces noise.
Pixel Reproduction: Sony’s unique Super resolution technology analyses each pixel in an image and reproduces the ones that are missing which in result gives you vivid and vibrant images.
Texture and Outline Improvement: Images become clearer by enhancing elements that help to provide the texture and sharpen the outlines.
Colour and Contrast Enhancement: The Intelligent Image Enhancer reproduces the vividness of the image in its original colour.
Noise Reduction: Intelligent Noise Reduction decreases noise in high-motion scenes or whilst shooting images in dim-light settings.
Perfection in every detail
The Sony Xperia Z2 features a 5.2" Display, is extremely light at just 8.2mm, weighing only 169g. It is crafted using premium materials, one-piece aluminum frame with glass panels and round edges which makes it easier to hold.
5.2" Full HD Display
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes equipped with a 5.2" Full HD Screen, embedded with IPS technology which incorporates its Triluminos Technology, offering a wide colour gamut.
Waterproof and Dust Resistant
The Sony Xperia Z2 is one of the world's best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone. It features a striking IP55/IP58 rating, which makes it waterproof and dust resistant at the same time. In addition, it allows you to shoot pictures underwater and dive up to 1.5m.
Thanks to the IP rating, it allows you to shoot pictures underwater for up to 30 minutes. You can even dive up to 1.5m with the smartphone, making sure all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot are tightly closed.
IP (Ingress Protection) Rating
IP rating is a certification testing to measure a device’s resistance levels to both dust and water. The ﬁrst digit in the two-digit IP rating indicates the level of protection against solid objects, including tiny dust particles whereas the second digit indicates how resistant the device is to water.
Blazing fast performance
This smartphone comes equipped with a 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor which provides for seamless multi tasking and rich immersive video with graphics up to 330 GPU. It provides you with maximum power and speed with an exceptional battery time. Thanks to the asynchronous processor which ensures that each core is powered independently, giving you the accurate amount of power when needed, without wasting power when you don’t.
Adreno 330 GPU
The Adreno 330 GPU delivers up to 20% better graphics performance and twice the compute performance of its predecessor. It delivers up to incredibly stunning 3D games and boosts the power speed which allows for quick web browsing. It does all this by using less power, meaning less recharging and more fun.
Ultra-fast LTE/4G technology
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes packed with an LTE/4G modem which allows for blazing internet connections with up to 150 Mbit/s download and 50 MBit/s upload speeds.
Battery STAMINA Mode
If you are worried about the apps draining your battery, then the Battery Stamina Mode is the key. Smartphones use a lot of power, therefore, apps which are actively running in the background even when you are not actively using them, drains your battery. Battery Stamina Mode blocks data traffic and background activities once the screen is off, saving you battery life. Once you turn the screen on, the activities will resume again. With Battery Stamina Mode, you will still recieve phone calls and messages at all times.
One-Touch Connectivity from Sony
With NFC (near field communication), the one-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap with no wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary which lets you share photos, movies and games in a single touch between two phones or between your phone and an NFC-enabled laptop. With one-touch listening you can play the music on your Android smartphone through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones. Through one-touch mirroring you can view photos from your camera phone on your TV by touching your smartphone to the remote from your BRAVIA TV to activate screen mirroring. With one-touch backup you can store your pictures in one place whether you take pictures on your Xperia smartphone, tablet or camera.
The Sony Xperia Z2 is extremely powerful and can play 4K videos on a 4K TV via a MHL 3.0 connector, which allows you to enjoy your 4K videos in their anticipated resolution.
Smartphone to the Big Screen
By using Throw, your device finds the best way to wirelessly connect your smartphone to other devices and via an MHL cable, you can also mirror your phone´s full user interface on your TV.
Miracast Wireless Display
Miracast Wireless Display lets you wirelessly stream your smartphone to your TV over Wi-Fi.
- UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
- GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)
On the inside:
- Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
- 2.3 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB Quad-core
- RAM: 3 GB
- Flash memory: Up to 16 GB*****
- Expansion slot: microSD™ card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)
Design and Display:
- 5.2”, 16,777,216 colours, Full HD 1920x1080 pixels
- TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
- X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine
- Face Unlock
- Gesture input
- STAMINA mode
- Touch gesture – multi-touch, up to 10 fingers supported
- Screenshot capturing
- Pan & zoom
- IPX5 and IPX8 (waterproof) ****
- IP5X (Dust protected) ****
Connectivity and Communication:
- 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
- ANT+ wireless technology
- Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
- DLNA Certified
- MHL support
- Native USB tethering
- Screen mirroring
- Smart Connect
- Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
- USB charging
- USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
- Xperia Link
- Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
- Noise suppression
- Voice enhancement
- Xperia Socialife**
- Talk time: up to 19 hours***
- Standby time: up to 880 hours***
- Music listening time: Up to 120 hours***
- Video playback time: Up to 10 hours***
- Battery: 3000 mAh minimum
Camera and Video:
- 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, 4K video capture
- Burst mode
- HDR for both picture/film
- 8x digital zoom
- Front-facing camera (2.2 MP 1080p)
- HD video recording (1080p)
- Image stabiliser
- Object tracking
- Red-eye reduction
- Scene recognition
- Send to web
- Smile Shutter™
- Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
- Superior Auto
- Sweep Panorama
- Touch focus
- Touch capture
- White balance
- Image capture, supported format: JPEG
- Image playback supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
- Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
- Video playback supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM
- Face detection
- 3D and motion gaming
- PlayStation Certified
- FM Radio with RDS
- SensMe and SensMe slideshow
- Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
- TV launcher
- “WALKMAN” application
- 3D surround sound
- Bluetooth stereo (aptX®, A2DP)
- Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Clear Phase™ and Clear stereo
- xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
- Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
- Audio playback supported formats: AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, WMA
- Facebook application**
- TrackID music recognition**
- Google Maps for Mobile with Street view**
- Google Hangouts**
- Sony Select
- Web browser (WebKit)
- Google Chrome**
- Google Play**
- Google Voice Search**
- Google Search**
What's in the Box:
- Sony Xperia Z2 - Black
- USB Cable
- Mains Charger
- Sony Digital Noise Cancelling Headphones (MDR-NC31EM)
- User Manual