SONY HAS BEEN WORKING HARD to regain its position as a heavyweight player in the smartphone market over the last year.
Sony enjoyed some success in this pursuit when it released its Xperia Z1 smartphone in 2013. Featuring a water and dust-resistant design and an impressive 20.7MP rear camera, the Xperia Z1 won over many people's hearts, including ours, and was listed as one of 2013's best smartphones.
One year on, Sony is looking to repeat the Xperia Z1's success by releasing its brand new Sony Xperia Z2. Featuring a similar water and dust-resistant design and similarly impressive rear camera, the Xperia Z2 also brings a number of under the bonnet upgrades that make it on paper one of the best smartphones available. Key additions include a larger, non-removable battery and an upgraded quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor.
However, despite these upgrades, the Xperia Z2's arrival comes just after Samsung released its own 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5. Featuring a similarly impressive array of features, including a built-in fingerprint scanner, Knox security service and the same Snapdragon 801 chip, the Galaxy S5 has a similarly large portfolio of features.
For an in-depth look at the Samsung Galaxy S5 check out The INQUIRER's full review. Check back later for a full review of the Xperia Z2. µ