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Sony Xperia Z2 – The world’s best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone

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the Xperia Z2 will be released in the U.S. but not for several months. The release is scheduled for “summer.” A U.S. launch of the Xperia Compact Z1 is currently not on the books at all, we also learned.

The Z2 will be sold unlocked through Sony’s online store. Carriers have not been announced, and from what Sony told us, it seems talks are ongoing with carriers and nothing has been finalized yet.

Sony revealed both the Z2 smartphone and Z2 Tablet at Mobile World Congress a few months back. We recently spent some time with the pair and they’re impressive kits. Both the phone and tablet are waterproof and while incredibly thin, feel more like the swanky HTC One M8 than the plasticy Samsung Galaxy S5. The Z2 tablet is now available in the U.S.

Xperia Z2 specifications

The Sony Xperia Z2 includes Sony Digital Noise Cancelling – a first in a phone – and as is becoming the norm for Sony, it’s dust- and waterproof as well.

The handset is one of the first (along with the One M8 and Galaxy S5) to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and it boasts four 2.3GHz Krait CPUs in addition to 4G LTE, 3GB of RAM and a high capacity 3,200mAh battery, which in combination with Sony’s Battery STAMINA mode should keep it going for quite some time.

Xperia Z2 camera and audio

The Z2’s key technology sell is the ability to shoot 4K video, so that’s four times the pixels of HD and twice the resolution at – 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at 30fps.

The camera is a 20.7MP unit, with the mobile version of the proven Exmor RS image sensor and Bionz processing engine alongside Sony’s G Lens. Using built in apps, you can also shoot Timeshift video, while there’s also an AR app, too.

The Timeshift video mode lets you shoot in 120 frames per second and select individual scenes to slow playback.

 

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