Xperia Z2 hands on experience photos – Overview of KitKat UI

Something extraordinary from Sony has officially been unveiled at MWC 2014 in form of Xperia Z2, the successor which takes over the legacy of Xperia Z1. Sony also launched Xperia Z2 Tablet along with Xperia M2. Well no wonder Sony has only facelifted some features in Xperia Z1 as when compared to Xperia Z2.

Xperia Z2 features android 4.4.2 KitKat out of the box, Snapdragon 801 Soc MSM8974AB 2.3 GHz quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM in a 5.2″ FHD Triluminos and world’s first Live color LED display. Xperia Z2 features 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear cam capable of recording 4K videos ( 3840×2160 pixels/30p ) and 2.2 MP front cam.

Let’s have a look at some of the Xperia Z2 hands on experience photos and a preliminary review with it. Folks at Digi-Wo have managed to get hands on Xperia Z2.

Xperia Z2 hands on experience photos

Xperia Z2 hands on

Xperia Z2 is 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm in dimensions.

Xperia Z2 5.2" screen

Xperia Z2 features Sony Logo on the top embossed on the panel itself.

Xperia Z2 - No Anti Shatter Film

Dual stereo speakers.

Xperia Z2 stereo speakers

Xperia Z2 stereo

On the right profile of Xperia Z2 there is signature power button, external volume rocker keys and micro-SD card slot.

Xperia Z2 right profile

Xperia Z2 micro-SD card slot

On top there is 3.5 mm water proof headphone jack.

Xperia Z2 water proof headphone port

Both SIM card slot and USB ports are present under one flap which is a big disadvantage as USB port is to be opened number of times so every time it is opened dust will also enter in SIM card slot.

Xperia Z2 Left profile

Xperia Z2 USB Port

Noise reduction mic is present beside headphone jack.

Xperia Z2 Noise Reduction Mic

Xperia Z2 Noise Reduction Mic at top

Back panel is made up of glass just like Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z2 Back glass panel

Xperia Z2 features same 20.7 MP rear cam and LED flash beneath it just like Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z2 20.7 MP cam

Xperia logo at the bottom.

Xperia Z2 - Xperia Logo at bottom

Xperia Z2 KitKat 17.1.A.0.453 firmware UI overview

Xperia Z2 comes with KitKat out of the box which features new Xperia KitKat UI.

New Lockscreen is noticed, camera can be accessed from the bottom.

Xperia Z2 KitKat LockScreen

 New Lockscreen transition effect.

Xperia Z2 KitKat LockScreen transition effect

Transparent status bar with all white icons in Xperia Z2. New Battery icon.

Xperia Z2 KitKat Homescreen

Option to choose two home launchers.

Xperia Z2 Home Launcher

New notification panel and quick settings option.

Xperia Z2 Notification Panel

Intelligent call handling and backlight controls options are added.

Xperia Z2 Call options

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Out of the box in Xperia Z2 ( 17.1.A.0.453 firmware )

Xperia Z2 KitKat 17.1.A.0.453 firmware

Xperia Z2 Camera App Overview

Xperia Z2 supports 4K video recording and some new Sony Smart Camera apps have been added like TimeShift Video, new AR effect app, Creative effect, Background Defocus, Vine. “What’s New” feature has been added which seems a replacement of Sony Select app.

Xperia Z2 KitKat Camera apps

15 MP mode is seen in manual settings.

Xperia Z2 KitKat 15 MP Camera Mode

Earlier today we posted Xperia Z2 IPS display vs Xperia Z1 TFT display comparisons, have a look.

Xperia Z2 vs Xperia Z1 vs Z1 Compact Display Comparison – IPS Live Color LED Display against TFT screen

Sony’s new Android 4.4.2 KitKat UI seems very nice, it would be great if Sony brings the same UI on Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z2 Compact atleast.

What do you think guys, liked the Xperia Z2 pics ? Are you feeling Sony snatched flagship status from your Xperia Z1 too early, let us know. Drop your comments below.

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