Sony Xperia Z2 Review and Christmas Giveaway

December 5, 2014 · 28 comments

in Equipment,Product Reviews,wish list

It’s no secret, I’ve always been an Apple girl. But when the Sony Xperia Z2 SGP 521 tablet landed on my desk, I was more than just intrigued.

With a recently launched software upgrade, the Xperia Z2 will now be up to date with the more recent Xperia Z3 models, so when you’re considering price, the Xperia Z2 will essentially offer you very similar specs at a much lower price.

Being so devoted to all things Apple, I found the Xperia’s interface a little tricky at first, but one soon gets used to it. It’s the look and feel that I love the most. The tablet’s display is truly remarkable, making it great for those lazy days when you just want to stay in bed.

The best part for me – a self-confessed clutz of note – is that this super-slim tablet is also waterproof, so I won’t have to worry about late-night coffee spills while burning the midnight oil. In fact, the Xperia Z2 tablet is so waterproof, that it even survives being dropped in the bath! Watch a water test here.

Gamers will also be happy to know that this little device connects to a PS4, so remote or mobile gaming has never been easier.

Keep checking in, because over the next two weeks (and just in time for Christmas), I’ll explore these specs in a little more detail. Who knows, Sony might win my heart with this smart little gadget…

To stand a chance of winning a Sony Xperia Z2 tablet:

1. Comment on the blog post below

2. Share to Facebook and Twitter

3. Like Rikki Hibbert Photography on Facebook and on Twitter.

You need to comment on and share all four blog posts over the next two weeks to be eligible for the prize. The winner will be announced on Friday 9 January 2015.

Read the second post here, and the third post here.


{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika van Zyl December 5, 2014 at 11:01 am

I really like the fact that it is immune to coffee spills. Been there, done that!

Leigh samanek December 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

I would love to experience a tablet as a easy to connect and lighter than laptop option the Sony XPeria Z2 sounds amazing.

bruce December 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Apple are in trouble, they are no longer king of the roost.

Nadine December 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I like everything about this tablet. The size is perfect, it’s super light and thin and it runs on Android! Like you I like my Mac, but I’m on am Android phone and I love the function and interface. Especially KitKat. Haha and the waterproof thing is a bonus for all of us coffee shop peeps ;)

Janet Brocklehurst December 5, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Good to know it connects to a pap 4

Angie van der Berg December 8, 2014 at 6:41 am

How fantastic! Me want one ;)

Werner Strauss December 8, 2014 at 9:54 am

Mmmm. slowly turning as well, will be perfect for hiking, biking and travelling blogs. Seems perfect to sit in a tent while raining and uploading images backing up and wirting with no fear of a bit of water going to get me out of contact with the world. would be nice to see waterproof review.

Biggest issue I have now with the iPad is taking the iPad with and need to worry about rain if the tablet is in the frame bag, then need a bigger bulkier case for the iPad. bleh :-)

Andrea December 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Liked and shared :-)
Wonderful prize! Great Christmas gift to myself!!

Sara December 9, 2014 at 7:19 am

So happy to see you seeing the light. Android rocks :-D

Annie December 9, 2014 at 1:46 pm

This looks awesome

Lynn Botha December 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Awesome giveaway. Love it

Travis Faulkner December 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Love this tablet and how rugged it is. Great giveaway!

Clayton C. December 10, 2014 at 4:39 am

very nice looking tablet. It is a good size and the specs are pretty impressive as well.

Gary December 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

This Tablet looks like a stellar device for multimedia all things online, combining it with your Dj equipment, or using it as a digital map when I fly :D —and it’s all held in a sleek, stylish, featherweight body. You can even take a bubble bath with it. haha What more could you want?

Jessica Norman December 11, 2014 at 10:09 am

This has got my name written all over it

Abigail A December 12, 2014 at 8:11 pm

My tablet just up and died recently so I’m feeling a bit lost and definitely in the market for a new one.
The Sony Xperia Z2 looks like a good option so far. I like that it’s slim and light and of course Sony is known for excellent screen display. So far so good, I look forward to reading the next post :)

Chris Lombard December 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

So finally: a tablet I can use whilst enjoying a long soak in the bath. I wonder how pruny my fingers will need to get before the touch screen no longer picks them up,

Liezel Wakens December 18, 2014 at 8:11 am

I tested the Sony Xperia Z2 not so long ago, I love how lightweight and compact this tablet is compared to the Samsung galaxy tab, also the battery life is good and the interface easy to get around on, definitely a must have for someone like myself who builds android apps, so I wouldn’t mind being #techsavvy in 2015. Folllowing/sharing you on twitter @bakedcpt

Elle H (@Ellelicious_) December 18, 2014 at 9:30 pm

Waterproof.. Nice! My last tablet was lost in a “Mommy.. juice.. mess” incident a few months ago.

Werner van der Berg December 23, 2014 at 10:42 am


T Grobler December 24, 2014 at 4:31 am

I am so in love with this tablet AWESOME Rikki This is on my Wishlist in the new year and praying and hoping for the best I love to share on facebook with everyone sharing is caring!

T Grobler December 26, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I am so in love with your page Rikki Hibbert always a lot too learn more about and your photo look so good AWESOME page!

jessica norman December 30, 2014 at 2:12 pm

This tablet can definitely change the way we think about our day to day living, once you’ve experienced this, youre hooked

Ernest December 30, 2014 at 8:19 pm

I am a big fan of tablets. Tablets make it easy to quickly showcasing a persons portfolio or participating in your social media platforms. No matter where you are you can quickly pull out your tablet, write a blog post, snap a picture or scribble down ideas for future projects and designs without having to pull out your laptop. I have seen a few iPad’s and Samsung tablets and like how they work. The water proofing of the Sony Xperia Z2 tablet is a great edition for when in coffee shops or next to the swimming pool. Accidents happen and being able to not to have to freak out and break your leg running for a towel to safe your device is a big bonus.

Dawn W January 7, 2015 at 9:40 am

This is really something I desperately need

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