I had the opportunity to play with the Sony Xperia Z2 today. I was also fortunate enough to bring a HTC One M8
along to compare with it.
If you're a Sony fan and are familiar with last year's Xperia Z1
then the Z2 is best described as a mild improvement.
Size-wise, the Z2 and its 5.2" screen make it a little bit bigger. In a way I'm disappointed because the Z1 with its somewhat hard corners makes it feel bigger than it really is.
The Z2 is also a little thinner.
When I reviewed the Z1 last year I thought it was a nice phone but compared with it's contemporaries; the LG G2, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One (M7) it had the worst screen. In absolute terms, it wasn't a horrible screen but the viewing angle really lagged behind it's competitors.
So, the first thing I noticed was that the Z2 has a really nice screen. In fact, it's the first Sony phone I've used that has a top-notch screen that's as good as its rivals instead of a good but not great one.