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SONY XPERIA Z2a first Impression Touch Tomorrow

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5


Sony is busy to complete the Xperia series, to achieve this propose Sony recently added a new member in Xperia family named “Xperia Z2a”. This is the smartphone compile with the perfect hardware combination as well as the software. Sony Xperia Z2a is the successor of previously launched Sony Xperia Z2. The new handset comes with minor changes. Still the price of the handset is not known but it is expected the handset will not be sold for more than Xperia Z2.






Operating System

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Weight & Dimension

163 g, 137 x 72 x 11 mm

Display Type

IPS LCD capacitive touch screen

Size & Resolution

5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels


Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400


Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801


Adreno 330


3 GB RAM , 16 GB On Board,  Extendable up to 128 GB  


Primary 20.7 Mega Pixel, Secondary 3.1 Mega Pixel



Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery

Stand By   Up to 690 h (2G) / Up to 740 h (3G)

Talk Time Up to 15 h  (2G) / Up to 19 h  (3G)



2G Network       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network        HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network       LTE 700 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600


Black, White, Turquoise










Design and Display

Sony Xperia Z2a is the ideal handset. The handset is made up with the shiny plastic

is less in weight. The Xperia Z2a weighs 163 grams which is quite reasonable for the large handset as Xperia Z2a. The handset has a 5.0 inches standard IPS capacitive touch screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolutions. The resolution works perfectly in the bright light as well as in the shade. The 5.0 inches LCD provides massive area of working to the users. The dimensions of the handset are 137 x 72 x 11 mm means the handset measures equally as Xperia Z2. The handset follows the same Sony tradition and will be appearing in square shape only. Overall the shiny plastic made, display size and resolutions and dimensions make the prefect handset as Xperia Z2a.

Software & User interface

 Sony Xperia Z2a follows the current trend of high-end Android flagship handsets with the latest version of its mobile operating system Android 4.4.2 KitKat. Sony has their own user interface but unfortunately the users interface does not have catchy name like TouchWiz from Samsung or Sense from HTC.

Sony is offers a light user interface with a few additional touches in Android operating system. Users have the limitation in the interface from the manufacturer and cannot enjoy the whole features in their own way.

Processor & memory

We told our users this is the successor of the Xperia Z2. There is no difference found in the hardware section of both smartphones. Xperia Z2a is embedded with Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 processor with Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset and Adreno 330 GPU. The processor combination is so perfect and users can use the handset without any hassle. 3 GB RAM offered with 16 GB on board memory can be extendable up to 128 GB via microSD card. With this processor and capacity of storage users can perform multi tasks easily and they can run large number of files at once. The elder brother of Xperia Z2a is also powered with the same hardware features.


As the predecessor Sony Xperia Z2a comes with the best camera features. The handset is equipped with 20.7MP camera on its rear, with a single LED flash located below the camera. The handset also has a 3.1 front facing camera. In rear camera Sony has piled the technology. The Sony 20.7 camera with LED helps the users to perform better in darker conditions. The camera application opens fast in Xperia Z2a and takes the less loading time than Galaxy S5 which can takes a few seconds. Auto focus sets the position quickly and avoiding any delay while capturing the snaps, tap to focus also helps the users to focus on the right object.



The Sony Xperia Z2a is powered with 3200mAh monster battery which is bigger than the Samsung and HTC. Sony Xperia Z2a provides the sufficient backup time period to the users and gives them enough time after the full charge.

When the handset gets fully charged the handset provides stand by time to 690 hours in 2G and 740 hours in 3G and provides the talk time up to 15 hours in 2G and 19 hours in 3G networks. The weak point in SONY XPERIA Z2a is non removable battery the phone is not easy to open. If any miss handling happens with the battery the whole handset needs to be replaced instead of battery only. 

Extra Features

Sony Xperia Z2a is water and dust resistant and handset is able to bear the water and dust. If the handset falls in the water the handset will be alive for some time.

Users Expectations, Price and release date

 There are lots of users who love to use the Sony products. This news handset is compact and has enough features to make the handset smart as users think. This is the best combination of hardware as well as the software. Users can enjoy the features. Although the price of the handset is still not known but users can expect that it is not very expensive handset than the others. The release date is also not confirmed when the smart phone hits the markets but it is expected the handset will be in the Taiwan market first and later other markets will get the handset.


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