Sony Xperia Z2 – 4K video capture on a phone

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xperia-z2Just imagine you are scuba diving underwater in a beautiful river with a school of fish swimming all over the endless waters. You are capturing ultra definition video with your Sony Xperia Z2 smart phone conveniently at your pleasure. With the Z2’s Waterproof standards of IP58, the device is protected in fresh water as long as as it does not go below 1.5 meters. Once you are out of the water, you can share these videos to your friends and social media channels effortlessly. Currently 4K technology and infrastructure is still immature. But in a few years when 4K television matures, you can revisit your experiences on a large ultra definition television and be astonished by the details.

Sony Xperia Z2 — Overview

While 4K resolution technology is still at it’s infancy, Sony is working quite hard to develop the 4K infrastructure for the next generation. With the introduction of the 4K television last year, and 4K camcorders at CES 2014, Sony announce that their next generation Xperia Z2 will have 4K video capture capabilities, and will be released April 1st. Hopefully this is not an Aprils fools prank by Sony. The Sony Xperia Z2 will feature a Full High Definition 5.2 inch IPS display that is 0.2 inches more than the Xperia Z1. While IPS technology has been around for along time, it is the first time an Xperia Z series smart phone has utilized this technology. IPS technology will enhance the viewing angles and colour reproduction of the screen so that the colors do not change on different angles like cheaper non-IPS panels. The 3 gigabyte ram will make the phone run more smoother than it’s predecessor–the Sony Xperia Z1. The new Sony Xperia Z2 is thinner by 0.3 mm, 2.4 mm longer vertically, and 0.6 mm shorter horizontally.

Sony Xperia Z2 — Dimension and weight

The overall weight of the Z1 is 163 grams which is 6 grams less than the Z1.

Phone Dimensions Thickness Weight Screen Size Screen Resolution
Apple iPhone 5S 123.8 mm x 58.6 mm 7.6 mm 112 g 4.0 “ 1136 x 640 px
Apple iPhone 5C 124.4 mm x 59.2 mm 8.97 mm 132 g 4.0 “ 1136 x 640 px
Apple iPhone 5 123.8 mm x 58.6 mm 7.6 mm 112 g 4.0 “ 1136 x 640 px
Apple iPhone 4S 115.2 mm x 58.6 mm 9.3 mm 140 g 3.5 “ 960 x 640 px
Samsung Galaxy Note III 151.2 mm x 79.2 mm 8.3 mm 168 g 5.7 “ 1920 x 1080 px
Samsung Galaxy Note II 151.1 mm x 80.5 mm 9.4 mm 180 g 5.55 “ 1280 x 720 px
Samsung Galaxy SIV 136.6 mm x 69.8 mm 7.9 mm 130 g 5.0 “ 1920 x 1080 px
Samsung Galaxy SIII 136.6 mm x 70.6 mm 8.6 mm 133 g 4.8 “ 1280 x 720 px
HTC One 137.4 mm x 68.2 mm 9.3 mm 143 g 4.7 “ 1920 x 1080 px
HTC One X 134.36 mm x 69.9 mm 8.9 mm 130 g 4.7 “ 1280 x 720 px
Sony Xperia Z2 146.8 mm x 73.3 mm 8.2 mm 163 g 5.2 “ 1920 x 1080 px
Sony Xperia Z1 144 mm x 74 mm 8.5 mm 169 g 5.0 “ 1920 x 1080 px
Sony Xperia Z Ultra 179 mm x 92.2 mm 6.5 mm 212 g 6.4 “ 1920 x 1080 px
Sony Xperia Z 139 mm x 71 mm 7.9 mm 146 g 5.0 “ 1920 x 1080 px
LG Nexus 5 137.84 mm x 69.17 mm 8.59 mm 130 g 4.7 “ 1920 x 1080 px
LG Nexus 4 133.9 mm x 68.7 mm 9.1 mm 139 g 4.7 “ 1280 x 768 px

Sony Xperia Z2 — Overall

xperia-z2-gallery-02-premium-feelOverall, the Sony Xperia Z2’s dimensions fit nicely between the Samsung Galaxy Note III and the Samsung Galaxy SIV. In addition, if you do not like AMOLED display panels, the Sony Xperia Z2 is a worthy competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy SIV. Surprisingly, the Z2 is even thinner than the LG Nexus 5, but larger in width and height. At this point, the Sony Xperia Z2 serves as a great competitor against it’s rivals. Now the question that is still puzzling, will Sony add 4K display technology to the Xperia Z3?

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