Sony Xperia Z2 Sony has just announced the Xperia Z2, which is the direct successor to the Xperia Z1 that released in the fall. While quite a bit stays the same, there’s also quite a bit that has changed. I’ve listed the differences below: Sony Xperia Z1 Sony Xperia Z2 Display 5”, 1080p “Triluminos” display 5.2”, 1080p “Triluminos” display Video Recording 1080p 2160p/4K SoC MSM8974, 2.15 GHz Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AB 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 RAM 2 GB 3GB Speakers Single speaker, downward-facing Stereo speakers, front-facing “S-Force Front Surround” Battery 3000 mAh, 3.8V, 11.4 WHr 3200 mAh, 3.8V, 12.16 WHr While there’s plenty of other things mentioned in the press release, much of it is the standard fluff and fanfare that most press releases come with. Ultimately, the differences come down to the spec sheet, and the Xperia Z2 has few notable changes from the Xperia...

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3 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/30/2011

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91 by Jarred Walton on 9/20/2011

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6 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

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70 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/9/2011

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3 by Craig Getting on 8/17/2011

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17 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/16/2011

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2 by Craig Getting on 8/9/2011

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36 by Brian Dipert on 8/8/2011

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9 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/4/2011

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12 by Andrew Cunningham on 7/29/2011

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42 by Jarred Walton & Dustin Sklavos on 3/14/2011

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53 by Dustin Sklavos on 2/22/2011

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79 by Vivek Gowri on 7/19/2010

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64 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/30/2010

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