Although most of the press from Mobile World Congress was focused on the launch of the Galaxy S5, the other phone to impress at the communications conference was the Sony Xperia Z2. Mobicity has just announced that they’ve opened pre-orders for the phone, and it appears to be going head to head with the Galaxy S5 on price as well as specs.
Mobicity are accepting pre-orders for the Xperia Z2, in Black, White and Purple colour options asking $899.95 + Delivery for the Sony flagship, the same price as the Galaxy S5. Stock is expected to begin arriving either on or around the April 4th release date.
With its IP58 certification in tow, the Xperia Z2 is one up on the Galaxy S5 with its IP67 rating in terms of day to day punishment but it could be a close race either way with the specs. Both phones come with high end processor, RAM and more but the Xperia Z2 has another party trick to woo customers – a 20MP camera.
- Omnibalanced design with more rounded edges compared to the Xperia Z1
- 5.2- inch 1920 x 1080 (424ppi) TRILUMINOUS Display with the X-Reality mobile picture engine
- 2.3GHz Quadcore Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974AC) / Adreno™ 330 GPU
- 3GB RAM.
- 16GB Internal Storage (4GB for Firmware and apps, 12GB for Movies, Music, Pictures, etc).
- Up to 64GB expandable storage from a microSD card (SDXC support)
- 4G LTE
- GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
- 3G: 850,900, 1700, 1900, 2100
- 4G/LTE: 800, 850, 900, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600
- Digital noise cancelling built into the phone and supplied ear buds (Reduces up to 98% of ambient noise)
- Water / Dust Resistant (IP55/IP58)
- Front: 2.2MP (1080p video recording)
- Rear: 20.7MP Exmor RS image sensor, capable of 4K video recording at 30 fps
- Android 4.4 (KitKat)
- 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm / 158 grams
- 3200mAh Battery
But, in the style of Danoz Direct – WAIT! There’s More! For the first 200 customers to pre-order Sony is throwing in a bonus accessory pack worth $250 consisting of a Sony RS-BTM8 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker as well as a pair of MDR-NC31EM Noise Canceling Headphones.
If the Xperia Z2 is the phone you’ve been waiting for, then head across to the Mobicity Website and check out the Xperia Z2.