Sony Xperia Z2

86
Engadget
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The downer is that, personally, I wouldn't buy this phone. If I wanted the Z2's camera, coupled with its high-quality display and fast processor, I'd wait to buy it in a smaller version of the handset -- which hasn't been confirmed yet, but must surely be on the horizon given the level of interest in the Z1 Compact. If I wanted a phablet, I'd get a Galaxy Note 3 or hold out for a Note 4. And if I wanted a big, premium non-phablet, I'd probably go for the HTC One M8 -- it has a more enticing, more comfortable design, along with a nicer UI and better stock apps (especially in the camera department).

More objectively, though, I can see what Sony was trying to create with the Z2, and it has arguably succeeded in the areas that matter most. There'll be people out there who appreciate its gorgeous display, solid battery life and granite-like charm, and these attributes are inextricably linked to the phone's size. If you think that might be you, go ahead. This is a safe purchase, the best Sony phone that has ever been, and definitely among the top three Android phones currently on the market.

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Scores

Engadget

86
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.3
Display
9.0
Battery life
8.7
Camera
8.9
Ease of use
6.0
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Specs

Xperia

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
5.2 inches
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Specs

Xperia

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
5.2 inches
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