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Sony’s Xperia Z2 Now Launching May 1st in the UK; Carphone Warehouse to Get it Early

April 9, 2014 - Written By Tom Dawson

Sony’s latest and greatest, the Xperia Z2, was said to be launching this month around the world, but Sony have faced some delays and now the Z2 won’t be hitting shelves in the UK until May 1st. We’re not quite sure why the Xperia Z2 has been delayed a month or so, but we’re glad that it’s finally hitting the market soon, and for those who simply can’t wait for the Xperia Z2 could get their hands on one from Carphone Warehouse a little earlier. The UK retailer has said that they’ll have “limited stock” of the device for pre-orders and online customers. Devices bought online should start shipping April 14th, but there’s no telling how this effects those that have already pre-ordered and how many units Carphone Warehouse will have on tap.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Xperia Z2, and what makes it different from the Z1, and the Z before it; we’ll enlighten you. Shipping with the latest Snapdragon 801, the Xperia Z1 builds on what made the Z1 such a great device and ships with a 5.2-inch 1080p display. What sets the display apart (aside from the size) is that this time around Sony has used an IPS panel, making color reproduction and viewing angles far more accurate overall. The camera, which has impressed critics all over, is still the same 20.7-megapixel sensor from the Z1, but Sony have added 4K recording to the mix, delivering an overall very pleasing camera package. Overall, the Xperia Z2 is a good bit quicker than the Xperia Z1 with a Snapdragon 801 with 3GB of RAM to back things up.

The Xperia Z2 is to be available on all major networks in the UK and while it won’t come cheap, it could be well worth it if you’re looking for the latest and best that Sony has to offer. Hopefully, Sony won’t face any shortages after the month-long delay that people looking for the Z2 have had to endure.