Z1 versus Z2

How does Sony's new Android flagship compare to last year's model?

The Sony Xperia Z2 is official today, bringing both software and hardware upgrades to Sony's flagship "Z" series. Today's launch — along with the Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia M2 — comes some six months after the arrival of the Xperia Z1, the company's current high-end Android offering. So how does this new Xperia compare to its predecessor? We've got a quick breakdown of some of the main specs after the break.

Specification breakdown

  Xperia Z1 Xperia Z2
Display 5-inch 1080p "Triluminos" TFT LCD
440 pixels per inch
5.2-inch 1080p "Triluminos" with Live Colour LED
424 pixels per inch
Processor 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 2GB 3GB
Battery 3,000mAh internal 3,200mAh internal
Connectivity 3G/DC-HSDPA/4G LTE (Cat. 4)
Wifi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
3G/DC-HSDPA/4G LTE (Cat. 4)
Wifi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
Waterproofing Rated IP55/58 Rated IP55/58
Camera 20.7MP Exmor RS with Sony G lens
1080p video
20.7MP Exmor RS with Sony G lens
4K video
Software Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (with update) Android 4.4.2 KitKat

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