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Xperia Z2 vs iPhone 5S

We check out how Sony's water resistant flagship compares to Apple's long-standing handset
Mon Apr 28 2014, 11:17

SONY'S BEEN GRADUALLY CLAWING its way back into the top-end smartphone market over the last 12 months, releasing a fresh wave of handsets that many, including us here at The INQUIRER, have seen as its most innovative to date.

These have included the stellar Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact handsets, featuring visually distinctive water and dust resistant designs and coming loaded with advanced 20.7MP rear camera sensors.

Aware it's stumbled onto a winning formula, Sony's chosen not to radically alter its strategy with its new 2014 flagship, the Xperia Z2.

Coming loaded with the same 20.7MP rear sensor and water and dust resistant design, the only real changes made for the Xperia Z2 are under the hood, with it featuring an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, more current 4.4.2 KitKat Android version and larger 2,300mAh battery.

However costing a hefty £600 SIM-free, even with all these perks the Xperia Z2 will have to fight Apple's ever popular iPhone 5S for attention. Featuring its own portfolio of design innovations, including a TouchID fingerprint scanner and improved A7 chip, the iPhone 5S will undoubtedly prove stiff competition for the Sony Xperia Z2.

For a more in-depth look at the Apple iPhone 5S check out The INQUIRER's written review. Check back later this week for a full written review of the Sony Xperia Z2.


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