One of Sony’s elusive smartphones, the Xperia Z2, finally makes its exclusive debut on Bell, with pre-orders are being taken right now, and delivery – “Orders will ship at the time of launch,” most likely May 5th. It will cost you a mere $179.95 on a two-year term and $699.95 outright – both great prices for a Sony device. Whether it can slow down the popularity of either the recently launched HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5 remain to be seen. Even though the Xperia Z2 is a Bell exclusive, Sony has also promised that it would be sold, unlocked, through the Sony Stores for about $699.
The Sony Xperia Z2 should be a very popular device – beautifully made, high-end specs, and water and dust resistant, and now at a reasonable price to really compete with the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8…and as an added bonus: the pre-order includes Michael Jackson’s new album XSCAPE3. You can listen to that album over the Xperia’s superior sound with dual stereo speakers with Digital Noise Cancellation. Using the device on Bell’s network gives you access to watch over 40 live and on demand channels with the Bell TV app and access to Canada’s largest LTE network.
The Sony Xperia Z2 comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display with 1920 x 1080p resolution with Sony’s Live Color LED. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory that can be expanded via a microSD slot for an additional 128GB of storage. It has the infamous Sony camera with the main shooter sporting a 20.7MP lens and a 2MP front-facing camera for video chatting and the occasional selfie. The Xperia measures 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2mm and weighs in at 158 grams. It comes with the latest in Android OS, 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box. To power everything we have a huge 3200mAh battery that should keep your Xperia Z2 running for long periods of time inbetween charges.
Please let us know on our Google+ Page if you plan on picking up a Sony Xperia Z2 on Bell when it is available, or will you buy an unlocked version to use on your own network…as always, we would love to hear from you.