Sony describes the Xperia Z2 as the world's best camera and camcorder in a waterproof smartphone. Take a brief turn on this superlative phone and you'll be ready to call it that too. It really is the best of Sony in a beautifully designed, premium-build handset.
The Xperia Z2's camera is an imaging powerhouse. With 20.7-megapixels and a sensor that's 30% larger than most smartphones to let more light in, this handset delivers the kind of pixel-perfect photos that you'd normally only expect with a dedicated digtal camera.
Of course, it's great at video as well. Pick the Xperia Z2 and you'll be able to record super-sharp 4K video, so that those magic moments are captured forever in ultra-high definition, with four times the level of detail you'd get with Full HD 1080p footage. Meanwhile, Steadyshot keeps your clips on an even keel so they won't be ruined by jerky pictures, while noise cancellation tech blots out background sound.
And if you want to get creative, we think you'll love the Timeshift mode. This lets you shoot slow-motion 120 frames per second video at HD 720p, so you can really get under the skin of whatever you're filiming. Naturally, it'll look brilliant when you watch it back on the Xperia Z2's beautiful high-resolution 5.2” Full HD screen with what Sony claims is the first-ever Live Colour LED display.
There's much more to this handset than camera capabilities, though. The Z2 is waterproof and dust-resistant and is IP 55 and IP58 certified. That means it can repel even the tiniest dust fragments and that you can submerge it in freshwater for up to 30 mins and even dive 1.5 metres and it'll come as good as new.
The Xperia Z2 is quick too. Thanks to its brawny quad-core processor, you can expect to zip through menus and enjoy lag-free browsing, so you can do a lot more of whatever it is you like doing. Team that with the Xperia Z2's built-in modem that supports internet speeds of up to 150Mbps and you've got a handset that comfortably outpaces the competition.
But all that high-performance doesn't drain the Z2's battery. Not if you turn on the Z2's Stamina Mode. This minimises power use by detecting when the phone's display is not in use and automatically shutting off the functions that aren't in use, while still delivering notifications you've requested.
Other features of this fantastic smartphone include a de-luxe aluminium construction, a choice of tens of thousands of superb Android apps, 16GB of internal storage and the option to boost this by up to 64GB by adding a microSD card.