BARCELONA, Spain -- The Sony Xperia Z2 is Sony's latest flagship superphone, boasting a 5.2-inch, Full HD display, a supercharged quad-core processor, Android KitKat software and a 20.7-megapixel camera that's capable of shooting video in 4K. It's due to go on sale in the UK and wider Europe in March, but Sony has yet to announce wider availability.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
Like its predecessor, the Z2 is completely waterproof.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
It's a very slender chap.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
The 20.7-megapixel camera sits on the back. It can shoot video in a whopping 4K resolution, although you will need a 4K display to watch them back on properly.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
There's a dedicated camera shutter button on the outside, allowing you snap pictures underwaer.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
To help keep the water out, the SIM card slot, microSD card slot and Micro-USB port are protected with rubberised flaps.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
The headphone jack doesn't need a port though, so you won't have to unclip anything each time you pop your headphones in.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
The chunky power button -- present on all of Sony's recent Xperias -- sits on the edge.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
The speakers have been moved to the top and bottom of the front of the phone, rather like the HTC One. Time will tell if the Z2 can offer the same big sound.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
It comes running the latest version of Android known as 4.4 KitKat.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
Sony has made a few tweaks to the interface too, including loading it up with its music and video streaming services.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
The 20.7-megapixel camera gave some good results on the older Xperia Z1, so I'm hoping to see similarly pleasing results.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
With its glass front and back and metal edge, it's a very luxurious piece of kit.
Updated:
Photo by: Andrew Hoyle/CNET / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

CNET's Holiday Gift Guide

'Tis the season for a gadget upgrade

Check out these 8 tablets you'll want to bring home for the holidays.

Hot Products