The Best of Mobile World Congress 2014: Sony Xperia Z2
Sony (SNE) is betting on its smartphone and tablet offerings to help turn its business around, and at Mobile World Congress 2014 the company unveiled two flagship products that will be key to that success.
The Xperia Z2 smartphone builds on the popularity of the well-received Z1 and further leverages Sony’s camera know-how. This is a waterproof, 5.2-inch Android smartphone with a 20.7 MP camera and an image sensor 30% bigger than that used by most smartphones. It will also shoot 4K video.
Last year’s Tablet Z was a nice device, but failed to break into the tablet market in a big way. The Xperia Z2 tablet Sony was showing off at Mobile World Congress 2014 is another attempt to stand out based on premium design. Sony is touting the display and sound quality of this 10.1-inch device (which is also waterproof), along with its super slim and lightweight form factor.