Two things we did not like about the Xperia Z1, was the display and the camera module when it launched late last year. The price tag certainly dropped in December with the phone now being available for Rs 37,000.
At this year's MWC, Sony unveiled the Z1's successor. The Xperia Z2 seems to have addressed on the issues that plagued its predecessor. The new display as Sony puts it, is “a brand new technology integrated only into Sony Mobile displays, for increased colour depth and gradation. And the IPS gives an excellent viewing angle and accurate colours from edge to edge”.
Sony claims that camera processing algorithms have also been tweaked to deliver lower noise levels compared to last year’s offering. Additionally, there is also the much-awaited 4k video capture and background defocus and many new shooting modes. With so many improvements (even with the design and processor) and new features like Noise Cancellation, we can easily say that this year’s Z2 will easily beat the competition. What’s more interesting is that the smartphone has already hit pre-order in Europe in a number of countries.
The pre-order price is pegged at EUR 599 euros in Germany and 599 pounds in the UK, which should roughly translate to Rs 50,000 in India.