Japanese technology giant Sony has been working hard to re-establish its reputation as an innovator in the smartphone market over the past year, releasing its critically acclaimed Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact handsets.
Featuring advanced 20.7MP rear camera sensors and robust water and dust-resistant designs, the Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact won over many buyers during their tenure as flagship handsets.
The Xperia Z2 is designed to continue this endeavour and adds an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, more current 4.4.2 KitKat Android version and larger 2,300mAh battery to the mix.
However costing a hefty £600 SIM-free, even with all these perks the Xperia Z2 will have to fight Apple's ever popular iPhone 5S for attention. Featuring its own portfolio of design innovations, including a TouchID fingerprint scanner and improved A7 chip, the iPhone 5S will undoubtedly prove stiff competition for the Sony Xperia Z2.
For a more in-depth look at the Apple iPhone 5S check out V3's written review. Check back later this week for our full review of the Sony Xperia Z2.