More Sony Xperia Z2 goodness: Z1 comparison, new screenshots


The Xperia Z2/Sirius/D6503 floodgates have seriously opened, and all day long we’ve been catching new bits and pieces of the phone’s story. We started things off with some UI screenshots to complement the exterior photos that leaked over the weekend, and then got to see the new anti-benchmark-app protections Sony apparently put in place to, well, help prevent people like us from seeing things like this in the first place; nice effort, at least. This whole time we’ve been wondering if the Z2 is really going to be a big enough improvement over the Z1 to warrant its existence, and while we still have questions, today we get to see the first trappings of a comparison, as the supposed Z2 goes head-to-head on-camera with the Z1.

Since the Z1 has a 5-inch screen and the Z2 moves up to 5.2 inches, the latter’s unsurprisingly a wee bit larger (the darker-rimmed model in the above photos). That said, it also might shave its thickness down by a hair compared to the Z1, though that’s difficult to accurately assess from these pics. While it’s not confirmed, the phone may feature stereo speakers.

Beyond those, we also see a treasure trove of additional Z2 UI screenshots. Whoever has his or her hands on this phone sure intends to share all its secrets with the world, and we’re loving it. As you’ll note, these pics come from a device running Android 4.4.2 KitKat, versus the Jelly Bean shots from earlier, bringing us a more up-to-date glance into the software. We’ve included a handful below, but for a whole lot more, hit up that source link.

z2-pics-1z2-pics-2Source: Xperia Blog 1,2

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