The Sony Xperia Z2 is the latest smartphone from the Japanese company that is slowly reviving its fortunes with a spate of launches over the last few quarters.
The Xperia Z1 was a major turning point for the company, as they have come out with several phones with a similar philosophy. It was one of the first phones that reintroduced to the concept of dust and water resistant phones back into the segment. Since then, phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5 have caught up on this trend. The Nexus 5, meanwhile, is a no-frills phone from Google that promises to do everything expected from a smartphone.
One of the high points of the Xperia Z1 was its design and it has been carried on to the Xperia Z2 without many changes. The device comes with the same water and dust resistant features that made the first generation device hugely popular. Like in the previous generation, the disadvantage comes about in the size aspect. The closing of all the open ports like USB and charging means that those who do not use the phone outdoors are often subjected to discomfort.
The Nexus 5 does not offer such fancy features and it just provides an excellent looking phone, which is also great in the hands. The materials used of the highest quality and they certainly do justice to the price of the device.
Due to its expertise in making high-end television sets, Sony is unsurprisingly one of the top manufacturers when it comes to providing great looking screens. The resolution of full HD and a screen size of 5.2 inches may be available in the portfolio of several manufacturers, but what makes the Xperia Z2 unique is the presence of technologies like the Triluminos display. The phone also uses the third generation of the Bravia reality engine to process pictures that are not good.
The Nexus 5 lacks in such technologies, but it is almost similar to the Sony device in terms of the basic specifications like the screen size. It offers a 4.95 inch unit that comes with the same full HD resolution. The standout aspect of the nexus device comes about with the IPS+ panel used, which is the next generation of the popular panel that is used even by the Xperia Z2.EE
The fact that the Nexus 5 came almost 12 months ago shows in this regard because it comes only with the snapdragon 800-range processor that runs at 2.3 GHz. The quad core is comparable with the processor found in the Xperia Z2 except for a few changes. The Sony uses the latest processor from the 801 range and it is clocked at the same 2.3 GHz. The presence of 3 GB of RAM compared to the 2 GB in the Nexus 5 makes the Sony device slightly better at handling multitasking.
The Nexus 5 is one of the finest smartphones available at the price of around $ 350. The recently launched Sony Xperia Z2 comes at a price of around $ 700.