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Sony Xperia Z2 vs. BlackBerry Z30 – Mobile Madness

TechnoBuffalo - Mobile Madness 2014 - Brackets - Set 2

Yesterday’s paring of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs. Moto X resulted in a very close finish. The Moto X eventually won the round and will now face off against today’s winner between the Sony Xperia Z2 and the BlackBerry Z30.

Editor’s Note: In a previous version, we noted the Galaxy Note 3 won.  However, it was stated incorrectly and the Moto X did indeed win.

The Sony Xperia Z2 has quite a bit going for it, with a beautiful 5.2-inch display, a speedy quad core processor and 3GB of RAM onboard. The Sony Xperia Z1 certainly surprised us and it appears each new iteration of the Xperia smartphone solidifies Sony as a serious contender in the space.

The BlackBerry Z30 certainly looks the part of a flagship smartphone, while the display is 5-inches it falls short against higher resolution displays. The Z30 packs on 2GB of RAM, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro Chip, 16 GB of storage.

Which device do you see winning this round? The Sony Xperia Z2 or the BlackBerry Z30? You decide.

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Xperia Z2

Xperia Z2 Hands-On

The Xperia Z2 has a brilliant 5.2-inch 1080p screen, and unlike earlier flagships it doesn’t have the filmy-look on top that helps prevent it from water damage. We love the aluminum stripes running down the sides, though in general we didn’t feel overly blown away holding this as opposed to the Xperia Z1 – in terms of change.

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Sony Xperia Z2 - product

Sony Xperia Z2 Specs

  • 5.2-inch TILUMINOS Display
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 2.3 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB Quad-core
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB

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BlackBerry Z30

BlackBerry Z30 Unboxing

Its size and design looks terrific, and it feels quite good in the hand. The screen, which is 5 inches, isn’t Full HD, but it still looks fantastic; BlackBerry 10, meanwhile, looks much more suited to the larger display. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip, 2,880mAh battery, 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal storage (microSD expandable) and NFC.

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BlackBerry Z30 product

BlackBerry Z30

  • 5-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display (294 ppi)
  • BlackBerry OS 10.2 (at launch)
  • 1.7GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro chip
  • 2GB
  • 16GB

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Cast Your Vote

Thanks for voting, come back tomorrow as we continue on our Mobile Madness tournament.

Voting will close Sunday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. PST.


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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