Hear Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ on the Xperia Z2’s stereo speakers versus the Xperia Z1

by XB on 9th March 2014

in Videos, Xperia Z1, Xperia Z2

Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z2 sound testThe Sony Xperia Z2 is the first Xperia handset to sport stereo front-facing speakers. The actual speaker units used in the Xperia Z2 are larger than that included in the Xperia Z1 too. To get a sense of what difference this makes, check out the video below. It pits the Xperia Z1 against the Xperia Z2 at full volume alternately playing Katy Perry’s Roar.

The Sony Xperia Z2 doesn’t necessarily sound significantly louder than the Xperia Z1, but there is no denying it offers a fuller and deeper sound. The Xperia Z1 sounds almost tinny by comparison. Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Speaker test: Xperia Z1 (left) versus the Xperia Z2 (right)

Via ePrice.

  • my god the difference though i prefer the shape of the z1 over the z2 it dissapoints me a little they changed it and since some liked my concept designs heres a new one i did of my dream phone i hope it’s not offtopic just showing what i like it dissapoints me that the shape was changed but i have z2 on preorder i am amazed how much better the speakers got

  • vigneshprince

    please make comparison of display and sound with XZ , Xz1 and Xz2

  • Z1ZLIndia

    Z2 seems loud but Z1 is clearer

  • assasinezio

    Actually I think My old Neo V has better,clearer and louder speakers than my Xperia Z1…..though when using headphones Z1 is better……even after all this time,my neo does not disappoint…..

  • Fanboy

    Waiting for Z2 compact

  • kaostheory

    This is the most complete phone to date, there’s literally nothing missing. I’m amazed though every review to date misses the fact that it has noise canceling built in!? I’m really excited to see how well it works and how it will affect the battery. I just about bought some Bose quietcomfort 20 but now I’m considering an early upgrade. The Bose are $300 that I can use towards the upgrade.

  • assasinezio

    Use headphones……. Z2 speakers are superior
    Hope sony brings all software goodies of z2 to Z1..or else it will be quite disappointing…:-/

  • xperiaz6603swe

    Öh well xz2 big time why could they don’t do the sound for all phones and 2 speakers

  • PoopForSoup


  • Grinchi

    NC just works with the Sony Headphones! It doesn’t work with any other Headphone!

  • vigneshprince

    i actually think my old ‘Live with walkman’ has more clear and louder sounds with dual stereo speakers!

  • Stephen

    my old se w995 had great speakers and sony even included a plug in speaker attachment with the phone, gone are the days now when you got something for free with phone, now sony are charging apple money for accessories that should have been included with the phone

  • it’s not for you or anyone else this is made exactly after my own taste many might not like it as i have a special picky taste when it comes to things heres my steel versions missing camera and sony logo aswell as flash

  • Daniel Dorestant

    Don’t be greedy

    Just because you want the magnetic charger doesn’t mean it “should” be in there

    No company has ever been obligated to provide two forms of charging, out of the box

  • ????????? ?????

    don’t forget it is a waterproof phone so it has some protection which negatively influences the sound quality !

  • kaostheory

    I know! This is a huge feature! I hope Sony has the patent. The Bose quietcomfort have an external battery and electronics that you have to wear as a necklace. I really want this, WAY more convenient!

  • nidou bossy

    magnetic charger is not supposed to be included with the phone.. it’s an accessory!

    the price is so cheap too… what’s $30 ? so it worth buying it ;)

  • m

    It would be best to show where the microphone is located when recording the sound as Z1’s mic is at the bottom and Z2’s is on front.

  • nidou bossy

    Keep It loud Sony… keep it loud… we can hear YOU ONLY, and we won’t hear others but YOU!

  • alex

    Not bad:) I like the texture of the backside, looks more stylish than simple glass on Z1 & Z2! I’d like to see the camera lens was quadrangular like on Sony Cybershot DSC-G3 http://www.fotokomok.ru/sony-cyber-shot-dsc-g3-fotokamera-s-wifi-i-web-brouzerom/

  • Anukul

    Very nice way to compare :-) , Z2 sounds much Better.

  • Adrian969

    Agree. Sony make good stuff now. Really good phones that getting better and better. And more and more accessories that stands out and making Sony a player to count on. But Sony makes a mistake if they think they can take premium prices for the stuff, that wil not make us customers happy. Sony, please keep contact with us fans by giving us the respect of reasonable priced stuff. It is ok to pay a little bit more for Sony things but Apple levels on prices is not the way for your success in Android community.

  • alex

    Do not wait in vain, compact version will be on Z3.

  • Amir

    have fun waiting until February 2015. you have plenty of time to collect money. lol.

  • Amir

    Z1 music sounds like it’s coming from inside a tunnel. Z2 sound sharp and more true to life, detailed.

  • Amir

    you need to take audio course of something. Z2 sounds much better. Z1 music sound like it’s coming from inside a tunnel.

  • Ziich
  • wOw really gr8 improvement.

  • Mokhtar Mouhib

    go kill yourserlf

  • is it that time of the month again? sorry :(

  • Stephen

    case in point: nokia n8 came with a plug in charger and and usb cable which doubled as a charger

    anyways i already have the the dk31, but sony charging 50 euros for it in ireland is pure greed, i bought my 1 on ebay for 20 euros including p+p
    if you think about it the z1 comes with a usb cable that doubles as a charger with the plug, so to expect a magnetic charger is not outside the realm of believability

  • i actually wanted a square lens but could not find one the black round one works too though

  • Colby Leong

    I like this one more, but the almost no bezels kind of eerks me, I don’t want huge bezels on my phone, but at the same time no bezels, it’s complicated. For me if my Z1 had a lot less top and bottom bezel, with no compromise to the IP certification, then that’d me cool. Otherwise great concept, not too out there like Samsung and Apple’s concepts

  • ZXcorr

    Sony is killing it with Z2. Such a great phone. I’m excited about what Z3 is going to offer us. However my next phone is going to be the next Compact – I’ve realised 5+ inch phones are just not for me.

  • Ray

    Sharp edges. Seriously dude?

  • walker

    the shapes can stab your thighs .

  • Ridhwan Azizan

    z2 doing well vs htc one.. even they using a waterproof speaker.. imagine the z2 is not waterproof, they will easily beat the htc one speaker.

  • Ridhwan Azizan

    waiting the Z2 Ultra…

  • vigneshprince

    yeah so my xz has poor audio output! and i never cared cause mostly ill hear song through headsets only! but XZ has great effects over headsets!

  • 3rdflyleaf

    Concept now a days
    1. Take an available phone
    2. Make it thin and bezel less
    3. ….
    4. Call it concept

  • akshayk007

    Wow sound and color of z2 is wow

  • alex
  • Alessandro Romano

    Xperia & KatyPerry, two of my loves!

  • Srujay Parekh


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  • Giannikosmo

    Waiting for Z3!

  • maybe you like round phones like galaxy s4 but i don’t the z was perfectly comfortable to hold they didn’t need to make it rounder than that

  • what do you want me to call it? this is not professional work and i clearly know that i just do these for fun that is all i can’t have my dream phone so i make it myself

  • thankyou for liking it i don’t see how people hate sharp edges so much if they want a perfectly comfortable phone to hold either go galaxy series or htc one

    the z1 from the original z did not feel that much different and the z1 has a more rounded frame

  • 3rdflyleaf

    It’s not just your concept. I am following a phone concept page and all I see are thin and bezel less version of the current phones. I just happen to see yours here xD. Sorry :)

  • heres another one i did thats rounded but thats htc

  • a tiny bit rounded

  • there we go alot different

  • the only bit thats not “mine” is the tiny speakers at the front taking from a different concept

  • InspectorGadget80

    Uh my Z1 speakers still sucks in sound Z2 is better.

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