Sony Xperia Z2 launches in India

Sony has already made the Xperia Z2 available across major retailers in the UK and announced plans to launch the device on its online store in the US soon. Today, the manufacturer has officially launched the device in India, stating that the handset will be available in stores starting May 15.

The Xperia Z2 is priced at Rs. 49,990 ($833), which is Rs. 6,300 ($104) more than what the Galaxy S5 is available for in the country. Samsung has already reduced the price of the Galaxy S5 in the country once, and a further reduction earlier this week sees the Galaxy S5 selling for Rs. 43,690 ($728) on Flipkart, one of India's biggest ecommerce stores.

However, the Xperia Z2 that will go on sale in India features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 801 (MSM8974-AB v3) SoC, whereas Samsung's offering in the country comes with an in-house Exynos 5 Octa 5422 octa-core SoC. Qualcomm licences ARM's instruction set and tweaks the design to create its own CPU cores, which are more energy efficient when compared to ARM's Cortex CPUs. The Snapdragon 801 features four such Krait 400 CPU cores that are clocked at 2.3 GHz. Meanwhile, the Exynos 5 Octa has eight cores in a quad-core 1.9 GHz Cortex A15 and quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex A7 configuration, but loses out to the Snapdragon 801 when it comes to performance. The Snapdragon 801 also comes with a Gobi 4G LTE modem, while the Exynos 5422 does not feature LTE connectivity.

Sony Xperia Z2

Other hardware specs of the Xperia Z2 include a 5.2-inch full-HD LCD display, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, microSD card slot that can accommodate a further 128 GB storage, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, LTE Category 4 connectivity (150 Mbps downstream, 50 Mbps upstream), Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB v2.0, DLNA and a 3200 mAh battery (the Galaxy S5 features a 2800 mAh variant). There is also a 20.7 MP camera with a 1/2.3-inch sensor size that can record 4K video at 30 fps and a 2.2 MP front facing shooter. The device will be available in black, white and purple color variations. As far as the design is concerned, the Xperia Z2 looks identical to last year's Xperia Z1 and continues Sony's infatuation with an OmniBalance design. An IP58 certification means that the device is dust protected and waterproof.

To justify the high price of the Xperia Z2, Sony is bundling a lot of freebies. Customers purchasing an Xperia Z2 in India will receive Sony's fitness tracking SmartBand for free. The SmartBand when used in conjunction with the Lifelog app allows users to track and chronicle their physical, social and online activities straight from their wrists.

In addition to the hardware freebies, Sony is also going to give away $350 worth of digital services that include 50 GB Box online storage for life, Evernote premium, 6 free movies from a selected Sony catalogue and other utilities. To see the full list of services Sony is giving away, click here. Users can access the exclusive content via the Xperia Lounge app, which can be downloaded from the Play Store link above.

Source: Sony India

 
There are 10 comments

16gb for this price is a total ripoff. this is the reason galaxy s5 16gb price has fallen 104 usd in 3 weeks . no one is buying them when note 3 with 3gb ram and 32gb is available for 700 usd . htc and sony will also not sell at that price.

Dominick079 says:

That's exactly why I bought the Note 3 over the S5. The extra 1 GB of ram and 32 GB of internal memory is more important to me then a 2.5 ghz processor when the Note 3 has 2.3 ghz.

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John Doe40 says:

WTF are you talking about? Z2 (the phone) is NOT "available" in US, there's not even webpage about it, regardless of the unofficial announcements from other sites: http://www.sonymobile.com/us/products/phones/

Yeah. I meant to say that the device will launch in the near future on Sony's official store. Changed the wording to reflect that.

Sean473 says:

No need to be so aggressive.

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lazagna says:

Bell Mobility has launched it in Canada today!!!!!

astarling10 says:

I have the Z2 and I think it's a pretty great phone. It would've been nice to have 32gb internal storage but I'm not that upset about it. the screen is much better than the Z1.

hitesh roat says:

Hey I am analysis zauba import data of all popular phone.
Mininum custom duty for phone is 11 Rs and max is 32 Rs.
Check and compare Zauba and Retailer(flipkart) pricing of Motorola, Nokia,Sony smartphones.
And see How, sony smartphones are quite overpriced-
Note- Flagships phones of almost all company sold, almost double of its Zauba price.
[1]Sony Xperia M2
aka Sony D2302 zauba
import price is 12k
and retailer price is
21k.

[2]Sony Xperia T2
ultra aka Sony D5322
zauba price is 12k
and retailer price is
24k.

[3]Sony Xperia z1
compect aka Sony mobile D5503 zauba price is 17k and retailer price is 34k.

[4]Sony Xperia z2 aka D6502 Zauba price 20k and retailer price is 50k

[5]Sony xperia sp
aka sony C5302 zauba
price is 13k and
retailer price is 20k.

[6]Sony Xperia C aka
C2305 zauba is 10k
and retailer price is
now 16k (initially its retailer price
20k).

[7]Sony xperia E dual
aka C1604 zauba
price 4.5k and retailer
price now 7.5k.
(initially its retailer price 10k)
Other popular Smartphones price in india

(1)Nokia X zauba
price 5.8k and retailer
price is now 7.5k (initially its price
8.5k)
(2)MOTO X 16gb zauba price 18.7k and retailer price 24k

(3)MOTO G 8GB
Zauba price is 9K
And retailer price is
12.5k

(4)MOTO G 16GB Zauba price is 10.5k and retailer price is 14k

(5)NOKIA LUMIA 520
RM-914 zauba price is 7.4k and retailer price is now 7.5k (initial Launch price is 10k)

(6)NOKIA LUMIA 525
RM-998 zauba price is 7.5k and retailer price is now 9.5k (Initial launch price 10.5k)

(7)NOKIA LUMIA 925 zauba price is 19k and retailer price now 26k (Initial launch price 33k)

(8)Nokia lumia 1320 zauba price 17k and retailer price now 18.5k (launch price 24k)

Too bad it isn't going to Verizon. I was debating between this and the htc one m8.

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AkashGarg says:

Hey! Please clear my doubt regarding Z2 Indian Version!
It does not support or have 4G Technology? Right?

But you said that z2 has "LTE Category 4 connectivity (150 Mbps downstream, 50 Mbps upstream)"
Please Explain

Also on Sony website it is written than you can expand Upto 64 GB but you says 128 GB!??

It would be nice if you can email me @ 1akashgarg@gmail.com