One of the biggest smartphones to come out of Mobile World Congress was the Sony Xperia Z2. Here’s what you need to know about the Xperia Z2 release date, price and specifications.
Despite only launching the Xperia Z1 a few months ago, Sony has replaced its flagship smartphone with the new Xperia Z2. The device will go up against devices including the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the New HTC One ‘M8′ which will be announced this month.
If you’re interested in the Sony Xperia Z2, here’s all the information on its release date, price and specifications.
Sony Xperia Z2: Release date
Sony simply says the Xperia Z2 is ‘coming soon’ on its website but some retailers have indicated that the smartphone will be released next month.
Unlocked Mobiles says stock is expected on 1 April (hopefully not an April fool’s joke) while Clove says it will stock the Z2 the week starting 7 April. Carphone Warehouse agrees with Clove on this one but Phones 4U states you can pre-order for delivery on 11 April. Vodafone will start selling the Xperia Z2 on 10 April with a free gift those who pre-order quickly (see below).
Three different release dates but at least it seems like the Xperia Z2 will arrive in early April.
Sony Xperia Z2: Price in the UK
Carphone Warehouse and Phones 4U are offering the Xperia Z2 for free on contracts starting at £47 per month on Vodafone. That will get you 3GB of 4G data but paying an extra £1 per month on O2 will take it to 5GB. As usual, contracts are 24 months.
Nearly £50 a month is high price to pay, especially when you consider the still new Xperia Z1 is available from £29 per month and the brilliant Xperia Z1 Compact is even less at £27.
Vodafone has revealed the Xperia Z2 will start from, you’ve guessed it, £47 per month. That on the network’s Red 4G plans and as well as the usual Spotify Premium or Sky Sports Mobile TV acess, the first 3,000 customers to pre-order will get free 32in Sony Bravia TV.
If you don’t want to be locked into a lengthy contract (and if you can avoid it you’ll probably be better off), you’ll have to pay a top-end price for the Z2 – no surprises there.
Sony’s official price for the Xperia Z2 in sterling is £599 but online retailers have it on offer a little lower. Clove, Expansys and Unlocked Mobiles have the smartphone pegged for a Galaxy S5 matching £550 which is about right for a new flagship handset.
Note that both Clove and Unlocked Mobiles are offering free accessories worth £120 and £200 respectively for those who pre-order.
Sony Xperia Z2: Specs
See below for full specifications of the Xperia Z2 – not a great deal has changed compared to the Xperia Z1. Key features are 4k video recording, a dust- and waterproof design and the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor.
OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Size: 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm
Weight: 163 grams
Dustproof and waterproof: IP58 certified, dustproof and water-resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
Screen: 5.2in Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080) Triluminos Display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile picture engine
Processor: 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AB) quad-core Krait 400
GPU: Adreno 330
Memory: 3GB RAM
Storage: 16GB with microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
Wireless: Wi-Fi up to 11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, NFC, microUSB 2.0, MHL 3, A-GPS
Main camera: 20.7Mp with Exmor RS for mobile image sensor, LED flash, 1/2.3in sensor size
Video: 2160p@30fps (4k), 1080p@60fps (Full HD) , 720p@120fps (HD), video stabilization, HDR
Front camera: 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps
Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3200mAh battery
Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (Cat 4)