Imagine if you could get a great camera and an excellent camcorder in a waterproof smartphone. Imagine no more: the fantastic Xperia Z2 from Sony is all that. And a whole lot more besides.
When it comes to imaging capabilitie, the Sony Xperia Z2 is every bit as good as Sony's dedicated digital cameras. Thanks to its 20.7-megapixel lens and onboard sensor that's 30% larger than standard smartphones to let in more light, this phone delivers amazingly rich, high-definition images. And that holds even if you're an inexperienced photographer.
It's got video covered too, recording in pin-sharp 4K video to preserve those magic moments in ultra-high definition. With four times the level of detail you'd get with 1080p footage, even your mini movies look professional enough to be showing in a multiplex. And to banish the spectre of jerky, wobbly clips, Sony has equipped the Xperia Z2 with Steadyshot image stabilisation to keep your films on an even keel.
Want to get creative? The Xperia Z2 is great for that as well. Switch on the Timeshift mode and you shoot slow motion 120 frames-per-second video at HD 720P so you can savour whatever it is you're shooting. And of course it'll look great when you watch it back on the gorgeous high-resolution 5.2” Full HD screen with the "first-ever Live Colour LED display".
The Z2's camera is just a fraction of what makes this phone so good, though. It's also waterproof and dust-resistant and is IP 55 and IP58 certified to prove it. The result is that it won't even let in the tiniest dust fragments. And can be submerged in freshwater for up to half an hour or in saltwater on dives up to 1.5 metres and will come out working perfectly.
Speed is another strong suit. The powerful quad-core processor and built-in modem that supports internet speeds of up to 150Mbps combine for a smartphone experience with an amazing sense of zip. Meanwhile, the Z2's Stamina Mode, which cuts power use by dimming the display and shutting of unneccessary apps, means all that speed doesn't result in the Xperia Z2 wearing out quickly.
Other standout features of this standout phone are a premium aluminium construction, thousands of Android apps and games to choose from and 16GB of internal capacity, which is expandable by up to 64GB by adding a microSD card.