Early measurements of the Xperia Z2 point to a very good display

by XB on 28th February 2014

in Xperia Z2

Xperia Z2 display_2The Sony Xperia Z2 makes a number of changes over the Xperia Z1, but one of the most noticeable is perhaps the 5.2-inch IPS Phosphor LED display. The display has won widespread praise from the media and judging by some early analysis from François Simond and Erica Griffin at MWC, they have the data to prove it.

Simond used his equipment to measure the display (the results can be seen below) and found that the gamut was large, even comparable to Super AMOLED displays and excellent colour accuracy. He noticed no chroma saturation boost added either, without looking over saturated. At some point in the future, Simond will do a proper test on the display using a reference spectrophotometer, for precise colour temperature and gamut evaluations. It’s about time Sony led the field when it comes to mobile displays.

Xperia Z2 display_1

Xperia Z2 display_2

Via PhoneArena.

Thanks josephnero, Prannoy and Wael!

  • Dakota

    Really it’s a surprise it’s taken them this long to get their phone displays right, when you look at their Bravia TVs you’d swear they were actually windows. It’s about time we’re seeing that in their handsets.

  • Libyan Guy

    no doubt ! IPS LCD displays are much better then old TFT displays !! and finally SONY got that , however , they didnt change it for other devices like Z2 Tablet , M2 which announced together with z2 , SONY have to support all their devices with IPS LCD and they will win definitely !

  • Mac

    No IPS on z2 tablet? :-o

  • Jonfensu

    TFT is not a Display! Damn… Again

  • Alex

    Yes, there is IPS! The Xperia Z2 and tablet Z2 both have the same IPS Triluminos Live Colour LED Screen technology! Gorgeous screen by the way, I don’t think I have ever seen such a good display before!

  • Batuhan Süersan

    TFT is not the thing that you mentioned! That is the TN TFT not IPS TFT problem, old one is TN Panels oke?

  • Mac

    That’s what I thought, but when he said it was not IPS I got confused.
    Aight, all good

  • Basharca

    ” It’s about time Sony led the field when it comes to mobile displays”
    Yes I agree 100%, Sony took for ever to realize that they were being cheap in using mobile displays! And this didn’t reflect well on them at all since we all know that Sony are top notch when it comes to their TV panels display.
    Having said that, this is a huge step in the right direction and it will only further strengthen the reputation of Sony mobiles, so keep up the good work Sony! We were all very proud that the Xperia Z2 was the star of MWC this year.

  • Yehaa Afandy

    I heard a while ago that Sony will produce IGZO display ?

  • Libyan Guy

    alright smart boy its technology !!

  • Libyan Guy

    i think no it doesn’t ! its TFT as GSMA.

  • DrazenDodig

    Tablet Z2 has IPS and Live Color LED, like Z2.

  • Libyan Guy

    Well , i got confused too ! i checked out sony’s web and they said its IPS !! http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/products/tablets/xperia-z2-tablet/features/#display

  • Gitarooman

    all 2014 flagship from sony will be IPS, Tablet Z2 included

  • stev21

    so excited…gonna get it to replace my xperia z..cant wait to have this..

  • Libyan Guy

    Really hope that ! this will really help sony to gear up others .

  • Toh Ler Kang

    So, sony beats samsung again :)

  • Libyan Guy

    Actually SONY beats them all !! ;)

  • Rogue

    Now it’s time to fix that darn algorithm in the camera software that over compresses and makes the photos so darn noisy especially the night shots.I mean come on it can’t be that hard after all they make the best compact cameras and dslr’s please Sony fix the camera software optimize it already.

  • Makiz

    The 2013 Tablet Z and even the Xperia Tablet S are using IPS displays! They always screwed the smartphones only!

  • finally we see xperia with great display

  • Libyan Guy

    Xperia Tablet S is an IPS !! where did u get that ??!!

    open your eyes here ! :


  • Jiyeon90

    All screen use TFT, duh
    Do some reading son

  • Makiz

    LoL! Just shut up :-P

  • Jiyeon90

    Old ones are MVA TFT, not TN TFT

  • Let’s just hope this makes it into ALL their phones, regardless of flagship status. Won’t it look (literally) silly if they only use this tech in the high end devices and not the rest of their line.

  • Libyan Guy
  • shanefalco

    lcd tn vs lcd ips vs amoled…all use tft matrix ;)

  • Jiyeon90

    Those who posted these videos are just as ignorant as you.

    Here you go educate yourself kid.

  • jumbo3220

    Erica is the best when it comes to do in depth reviews of screens. Sony is almost closer to the “One Sony” level. wish they will make a compact version of this as well later this year.

  • valentino

    they will fix it in xperia Z3.. “The best of Sony Detail”

  • afzal zainal

    The noise can be overcome by lowering the iso. But it will create less brighter image. What i dont like is sony taking to much noise reduction and making the pitcure quality to soft and less detail when capturing a night shot using superior auto. Other that that iam really happy using it as my smartphone photograpgy device. Wishing sony will include manual focus others then touch to focus.

  • Stephen

    not too sharp there, whoever told you that

  • jonny

    Really dumb boy, the xperia tablet z2 is ips lcd #livecolor led. Go see the verge and realise how stupid you are. Its very random, tft can have good viewing angles just a lower quality display. Look closely at youtube videos and the m2 has good viewinh angles to boast as well

  • mountain

    A bet is they will use 2 suppliers for the display once more. Lets hope that this time, the difference is minimal.

  • raj

    Xperia Z Ultra has an amazing display

  • josesl16

    Really? I thought MVA panels have as good viewing angles as IPS panels, but we just saw a noticeable improvement on the Z2, hence them used to be TNs…

  • volodymyrqa

    Who cares if it’s too big??

  • raj

    Who? the people who actually care for big screens !!

  • raj

    Xperia Z Ultra has an amazing display

    No problems with Viewing angle, though i prefer to look STRAIGHT at my mobile display :P :P

    I do not peep to see, if my mobile display is upto something naughty :P :P :P

  • volodymyrqa

    I’m afraid that percent of people who need 6.4″ screen in their phone is really small.

  • raj

    Yes, i also agree… That’s why it is called a niche device…
    Moreover, going by that logic, the % of people actually buying an Xperia handset is also small

  • volodymyrqa

    Let’s hope that those Xperia z2 which will be selling will have the same display

  • Z1ZLIndia

    Finally PhoneArena praises Sony :D

  • Engr.Cabrera

    Sony display now is better than Super amoled of samsung

  • Sumo

    ” It’s about time Sony led the field when it comes to mobile displays”

    Well said and nuff said (thumbs up)

  • Chris

    With this screen Z2 is really a beast! What am I gonna do with my Z1?

  • Jiyeon90

    Not really MVA or “VA” panels are known for lacking when it comes to viewing angles, however they normally have great contrast and color accuracy

  • roeshak

    For me, people who say the z2 is a minor upgrade from the z1 are just being disgruntled. I’m no fan of Sony’s 6 month flagship cycle because it badly dilutes the brand but I’m sorry to me, the Z2 is miles ahead of the Z1. The only thing that’s close in them both is their performance with the newer phone being only slightly faster but in every other respect, the Z2 is a vastly improved device.
    For starters the displays are a world apart. The z1 had one which was slightly better than the Z’s but the Z2 seriously has what looks like the best display ever on a smartphone or tablet. It’s simply incredible and certainly has made me consider this device even though I’m not happy with the dimensions.
    The camera too, although of similar specs to that on the z1, has got the finishing touches applied to it now and certainly looks the part.
    As far as design go, I go crazy when I hear people saying there’s not much of a difference! Sorry folks but here again, the Z2 looks like a finished article. The aluminum frame has a plastic layer blending it so much more elegantly with the glass panels. It’s also been trimmed down. It’s no secret that I wasn’t a great fan of the Z1. To put it bluntly, I hated that phone. One of the ugliest things I’ve seen in ages but that’s just my view. Others of course will disagree vehemently! The z1 one to me, now looks like another casualty of Sony’s dreaded 6 month cycle. It’s like they just released an early prototype of the Z2. An unfinished product just because they wanted to make waves in h2 last year. It’s name to was a nonsense! What the hell is Z1? Sony themselves new they were releasing an early prototype and that’s why they went with that name. They just couldn’t call it the z2 which would have made more sense because they knew it wasn’t worthy of that tag. The original Z was the Z1 and now we’ve been shown it’s true successor the z2.
    There’s a lot of good news to come from Sony at mwc, they have finally created what many knew they had the potential to do which is the best smartphone on the market. I know the HTC device is yet to launch but does anyone seriously expect that device to trouble the z2 or S5. What with another insulting 4mp camera and iPhone wanna be chassis? No chance.
    The Z2 has done it’s job already which is to beat the S5. Sony now needs to focus on pushing this device hard this year. Sony and consumers need to learn their lesson. Sony needs to learn, now that it’s got a device that’s good enough to hold its own for 2 years never mind one, not to distract itself by manufacturing another flagship phone this year. The Z2 is the device that’ll get the xperia line the respect it needs and that should not be diluted. Instead they should concentrate on the next flagship for mwc 2015 giving us another cracking device and hopefully shrinking the top and bottom bezels.
    Consumers too should learn that 6 months isn’t long enough to manufacture a phone. All you get is a rough sketch of what’s to come the following year. I have and will never purchase a h2 flagship from Sony for this reason. It is really one flagship per year. That’s all the development cycle really allows for. Anything else, and you’re bound to end up with prototypes like the Z1.

  • Makiz

    Most people knows nothing about screen tech, all they know is trying to seem smartass to the others

  • jangaleon

    Ain’t nobody got time to read that.

  • Libyan Guy

    hahha r u serious ? ok i’ll let you live’s in these dreams !

  • Afnan Muhammad

    I think Sony should advertised Z Ultra as small tablet that can make calls. Sony already have big tablet but not small tablet.

  • Quark Gluon

    I read his whole comment like i used to, and I mostly agree this time. He and I predicted that Z2 will be just another Z1. But now I’m amazed by its perfection, maybe he is too and that’s why he made that long comment. Am I right, Roeshak?

    What excite me the most is the audio. Stereo front-facing speakers, USB hi-res audio, built-in DNC for headset, 5-pin 3.5mm jack for stereo mic input. What’s left is S-Master amplifier, but that would add the thickness and the price point.

  • Quark Gluon

    Erica Griffin? Yeah, she always looks for the shatterproof film every time Sony release a flagship.

  • jangaleon

    i agree with you on the stereo speakers though. that’s really an improvement.

  • Rzay Rzay

    IPS and TFT are not mutually exclusive. Actually, IPS is listed as a sub category if you look up TFT on Wikipedia.

  • Colby Leong

    Do you ever feel like Sony’s phablet line could be vastly improved if they took some what Samsung has done in their phablet line and used it in their phones?

  • raj

    Nopes…. I want SONY to remain as it is now…. They are really cool

  • Sal3m

    wait for Z3

  • rikimaru

    After fix that it will be harder to improve Xperia. I hope they are going to fix it. I guess we will see an improvement through kitkat.

  • Tiff

    What? Sony is always have a better display than Samsung. Maybe you’re just talking about their viewing angle because Sony is using TFT before.

  • Jaywalker

    Ok it has a magnificent display, the best on the market. So? It’s a mobile not a tv. Despite many super-features that Sony brags about, why people still chose Samsung, LG or others? Simple: because these features are useless for a mobile. We need a mobile to be fast enough, we need space, long last battery, we need a good camera and a good sound/mic, resistence and quality of the product because Sony is a premium brand. Or was. They show us many graphs with specs for display, battery, sound, waterproof or photos and in the real life…it’s a mess.

  • Colby Leong

    I meant more towards the software side, cause there is absolutely no way samsung could touch Sony in design. I feel Sony needs to put some thing into their Xperia Ultra line to help it stand out. Otherwise a lot of people are going to see it as just a bigger version of their flagship

  • raj

    They can think of more utilities on Sketch and Notes

  • Colby Leong

    Hopefully they throw in their 20.7MP camera this time, or at least something that’s a little more capable than the no flash camera

  • If Sony would make an OLED Xperia then I would’t even care about the specs. Let it be 1.5 GHz dual-core CPU and a 320 and 1 GB RAM.

  • FuckSamesung

    A symbian phone is very good for you!

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