Some good news for those of you still looking to pick up the SonyXperia Z2, the device has seen a major price slash in the U.S., bringing the unlocked phone down to just $579.99. Not half bad considering the initial price at U.S. launch was $749.99.
Perhaps the best feature of the Xperia Z2 is its 20.7MP camera. I will never get tired of sharing with you the photos a dev unit took in Tokyo back in February. Of course, the Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 5.2-inch 1920×1080 IPS display and Adreno 330 GPU don’t hurt at all on the performance front. The 16GB of internal storage is starting to feel a little small these days, but microSD card support up to 128GB should help offset that for now. Finally, the lights stay on thanks to the 3200mAh battery.
In all, the Sony Xperia Z2 has proven a great phone for the few users that have picked it up. The avoidance of carrier specific tie-ins is an approach with a mixed bag of feelings – we appreciate the availability of unlocked phones, however, lack of carrier means a lack of subsidy, so you won’t be able to find the typical ‘$100, or free, on contract’ pricing deals of other phones.