The Xperia Z2 is everything that's good about Sony. With an excellent camera and a similarly great camcorder and screen all wrapped up in waterproof, premium-build smartphone, it's hard to see how it could be any better.
The Xperia Z2's camera capabilities are second to none. 20.7 megapixels and a light sensor that lets in 30% more light than standard smartphones result in photos of exceptional quality that you'd normally only expect with a dedicated digital camera.
Video might be even better, though. Choose the Xperia Z2 and you can record 4K video that offers four times the level of detail of Full HD 1080p footage, so that your magic moments are captured forever in rich, ultra-high definition. Meanwhile, noise cancellation technology keeps background sound to a mimimum, while Sony's Steadyshot feature banishes jerky camerawork.
Of course, clips look great when you watch them back on the Z2's high-resolution 5.2” Full HD screen with what's described as the world's first Live Colour LED display. And if you want to get a bit creative, check out the Timeshift mode. This allows you to capture slow-motion 120 frames per second video at HD 720p. The effect is amazing.
Camera capabilites are only a fraction of what makes the Xperia Z2 so good, though. It's also waterproof and dust-resistant with IP 55 and IP 58 certification. Not only does that mean it repels the smallest dust fragments. It also means you can dunk your phone in freshwater for up to 30 mins or dive for up to 1.5 metres and it'll come out as good as new.
Then there's this handset's sheer pace and power to consider. Because the Z2 combines a mighty quad-core processor with a modem capbale of internet speeds of up to 150Mbps, it zips through menus with incredible speed. Meanwhile, the Z2's Stamina Mode, which dims the screen automatically when the phone detects it's not in use and shuts off background apps, means that all power doesn't drain your battery quickly.
Other features of this superlative smartphone include thousands of apps to choose from, 16GB of internal storage (up to a further 64GB with microSD) and a de-luxe aluminium construction.