Posts tagged with: Xperia Z2
  • by | April 8, 2014 7:37 PM

    Sony is not having the best luck when it comes to really nailing the quality control for its smartphones. A couple months back we shared with you an issue cropping up with the Xperia Z1 Compact, where light was apparently bleeding through the phone's body from its flash to the camera sensor, washing out pics in the process. Sony's latest and greatest Xperia model is the new Z2, and once again new owners are sharing their dissatisfaction with unexpected hardware problems. First up, we have another build quality issue. Some owners report the presence of gaps between the edge of the phone's ...

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  • by | April 1, 2014 3:12 PM

    April is here, and that means that the Sony Xperia Z2, announced back at MWC 2014 in February, is getting ready to go up for sale. Much of our coverage of this phone lately has focused on rumors of delays and shortages, and while Sony has since confirmed that demand for the Z2 is indeed likely to exceed supply, the phone will still be available this month, even if in limited numbers. At least, that's to be the case in the UK; what can we expect from the Z2 over on this side of the pond? That story is slowly coming together, as North American carriers begin preparing to welcome the Xperia ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 7:38 PM

    Every year, we wait for the major players to release their aboslute best smartphone possible. Some bring the heavy artillery to CES in Las Vegas every January. Some wait for the mobile-specific show in Barcelona, Spain, Mobile World Congress. And others, like HTC this year, choose to go it alone. Either way, the first few months of the year are, consistently, when we can expect some of the biggest smartphone announcements of the year. Not every company adheres to that schedule, though. Apple announces and releases its flagship in the last half of every year, typically September. Samsung ...

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  • by | March 27, 2014 10:50 AM

    Will there be an Xperia Z2 delay or not? Earlier this month, we heard rumors claiming that Sony was running into problems putting the Z2 together in the sort of quantities it would like, and as a result, some markets would get the phone later than others. But then despite those warnings, retailers maintained steadfastly that sales were still slated to begin in early April, leaving us unsure what to expect. Now those rumors of delays have resurfaced, and we finally get an official statement from Sony. UK retailers have apparently been notifying shoppers that Sony has informed them of stock ...

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  • by | March 21, 2014 12:48 PM

    Even though some call the Sony Xperia Z2 a minor iteration to last year's flagship, let's remember that the Xperia Z1 has only been in the market for a couple of months. The Xperia Z2 has come to solve a ton of the complaints we found on the Xperia Z1, and add some additional features to sweeten the pot for those customers interested. One of those features is the ability to record video in 4K resolution, which is currently limited to only a few smartphones, and according to some recent statements, you should expect the Xperia Z2 to shine in this department. Kichiro Kurozumi from Sony's ...

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  • by | March 13, 2014 7:33 PM

    The All New HTC One won't grace us with its presence until the end of the month, and at this point we're beginning to wonder if HTC will have anything left to reveal at the announcement. From a sales guide to promotional materials to yet another undercover hands-on video, the leaks surrounding one of the year's most anticipated Android handsets refuse to let up – and we're here to talk about them in our latest pre-#ANHO podcast! Before that, of course, we've got the usual news of the week, including a duo of Samsung tablet reviews, rampant speculation about a brick-and-mortar Google ...

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  • by | March 12, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the OnePlus One, and its plans to bring us voice commands from sleep just like the Moto X. Then we talk about Samsung and how its new ISOCELL technology plans to revolutionize low-light photography. Then we talk about the All New HTC One, more leaked photos now in retail packaging and even an eBay listing. Sony follows the news as we go through some possible delays of the Sony Xperia Z2. We end today's show talking about Pioneer's plans to bring CarPlay to other vehicles, and also the sad news that Apple is reducing its return policy for ...

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  • by | March 12, 2014 12:12 PM

    Sony's Xperia Z2 was one of the sleeper hits of MWC 2014. While not real flashy and headline grabbing in the way the Galaxy S5 is, the phone has been steadily growing on us, as we learn more and more about what makes it so superior to previous Xperia flagships. With our interest sufficiently piqued, when will start seeing the Z2 become available to the public? Back when the phone was introduced, we were told to expect sales to begin this month, but now a new rumor suggests that Sony's plans may have hit a snag. The theory pops up in an Esato discussion forum, where one user claims to have ...

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  • by | March 7, 2014 8:04 PM

    Giving the two phones a casual look-over, it can be easy to miss some of the differences between the Sony Xperia Z1 and the new Z2. On a spec sheet, the changes seem subtle, like an SoC bump, extra RAM, and and a slightly larger display. As time goes on, though, we've been getting a greater appreciation for just what the Xperia Z2 offers, like how that bigger screen also brings with it much superior color reproduction, or how the phone's video-out supports the new MHL 3.0 standard. Now we're turning our attention to the Z2's camera, and what improvements it delivers. Just like the Z1, the ...

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  • by | March 4, 2014 7:56 AM

    Just like its predecessor (the Sony Xperia Z1), the Xperia Z2 also has contacts on its left side that allow the phone to be easily docked. While the Xperia Z1 was using the official DK31 magnetic dock, Xperia Z2 owners will need the new DK36 magnetic dock for their phones. While the device itself will not reach retailer shelves until the beginning of April, the dock can be now ordered in the UK. The Sony Xperia Z2 DK36 magnetic dock goes for £29.16 (£34.99, including VAT), which translates to roughly $50, and allows you to not only charge the phone in a convenient way, but also prop it ...

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  • by | March 3, 2014 4:57 PM

    When it comes to getting content from our phones onto our TVs, we have plenty of options. Maybe your phone has a physical HDMI output (though those seem to be getting increasingly rare). Maybe you do things wirelessly, using Miracast or an accessory like Chromecast. A lot of smartphone users connect to their televisions using MHL though their phones' micro USB port, which not only carries the video signal, but helps power your phone while it's acting as a video source. As it turns out, among all the product launches we got to see last week at MWC 2014, the first couple devices supporting ...

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  • by | February 28, 2014 4:02 PM

    Sony makes some very attractive smartphones; there's no denying it has a recognizable design language, resulting in some very sleek, smart-looking hardware. Its flagship Xperia models have delivered top-notch specs, and all the pieces have seemed like they've been in place for Sony to be a really strong competitor in the market... but then there are those screens. Perhaps the most recurring complaints we hear about Sony smartphones have targeted disappointing display performance. Luckily, it appears that Sony has finally taken all that criticism to heart, and analysis of the Xperia Z2's ...

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  • by | February 28, 2014 3:34 PM

    Anton D. Nagy chasing a taxi on foot. Jaime Rivera almost burning down a building with a power strip. A Honduran drinking palinca and a Romanian doing a Mexican accent. The tales from our leather-clad Barcelona duo are intense - but their intensity is matched by the hot mobile news that burst forth from this week's Mobile World Congress, the most epic in recent memory. To wit, that news includes an MWC 2014 Samsung Unpacked event that gave the world the latest Galaxy; a Sony unveiling of similar proportions that built on the Xperia legacy; a press conference that saw the world's first ...

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  • by | February 24, 2014 7:50 PM

    We just showed you how the new Xperia M2 from Sony looks in comparison to HTC's midrange One Mini, but the M2 wasn't the only new Xperia brought with it to the MWC this morning; we also got the Xperia Z2 flagship. Sensing the opportunity for a logical extension to that M2/One Mini comparison, we decided to whip out a trusty HTC One to see how that phone measures against the Z2. Really, we're looking at a lot of differences here; the screen resolutions may be the same, but after that things start going down their own respective paths. Arguably, the most significant point of departure ...

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  • by | February 24, 2014 9:36 AM

    We've shown you Sony's new flagship and we've also given you a taste of Sony's new mid-ranger, both on display in Barcelona for MWC 2014. What is required now, especially for device-vs-device buffs and the eternally undecided smartphone shoppers, is a side-by-side comparison. Watch as Anton D. Nagy takes you through a bullet list of differences between these handsets right from the show floor. You'll get a crash course in immersion resistance, Snapdragon processors, battery life, and camera resolution - as well as a good look at how these phones differ in terms of screen and chassis size. ...

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