25 Mar Sony Releases Waterproof Xperia Z2 Smartphone And Tablet
Sony has decided to one up all other mobile device companies by creating a completely waterproof phone and tablet.
Yes, waterproof. Not water resistant, waterproof.
In the past, many Sony devices have been labelled as water-resistant but now they’ve gone the whole nine yards and created the entirely waterproof Xperia Z2 range.
Finally, the 31 per cent of people who have previously damaged their phone in a water related incident can breathe a little easier. The new Xperia Z2 smartphone and tablet can withstand depths up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
Both devices have a remarkable IP55/IP58 dust and water resistance rating making this the first smartphone that you can freely use in the pool. You can even take underwater photos with it.
Apart from their revolutionary waterproofing technology, Sony’s key selling point of late seems to be the quality of their phones’ cameras and they haven’t disappointed with the Z2.
It can shoot video at four times the pixels of HD and with twice the resolution i.e. 3,840 x 2,160 pixels at 30fps. The camera itself boasts 20.7 megapixels, which when coupled with the proven Exmor RS image sensor, Bionz processing engine and Sony’s G Lens, makes for great pictures.
The devices also have the capability to defocus the background of a photo and narrowing the depth of field, making the image more focused. In turn this will allow users blend two photos with different focus settings. While Sony has not included optical image stabilisation, the the Z2’s SteadyShot digital image stabilisation feature aims to counter camera shake.
In line with the focus on photos and images, Sony has claimed that the Z2 range, which has Live Color LED technology, has superior colour reproduction and that the phone’s impressive LCD Triluminos 5.2 inch display is currently the best on the market. The Xperia Z2 also makes use of Sony’s X-Reality technology, to optimize colors, contrast and sharpness while reducing noise.
In addition the formidable display, Sony has followed in the footsteps of the HTC One and designed the Z2 range with a digital noise cancelling feature that according to Sony “reduces up to 98 per cent of all ambient sounds.”
And while the overall design is very similar to Sony’s previous flagship phone, the Xperia Z1, the Z2 is reportedly taller, 0.3 mm slimmer and 7g lighter than its predecessor.
The phone is 4G LTE compatible and also has a 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB RAM, a high capacity 3,200mAh battery and 16GB internal storage expandable via microSD to 64GB, making the Sony Xperia Z2 a good choice for anyone in the market for a new phone.
In keeping with Sony’s high turnover, The Xperia Z2 range was announced just six months after the release of the Xperia Z1. The Z2 phone and tablet were announced at the Mobile World Congress in late March.
Both phone and tablet are expected to be installed with Android 4.4.2 KitKat and will be available for consumer purchase in April. Telstra have announced that they will be stocking the Xperia Z2 range, which will make use of Telstra’s 4G network. Stay tuned for information regarding availability and pricing for the Xperia Z2 smartphone and tablet with Telstra.