O2 secures purple Xperia Z2 exclusive


Operator gains rights to sell colour variant as Sony’s flagship smartphone for 2014 goes on sale in the UK today

O2 has secured a deal to sell the Sony Xperia Z2 in purple. The device, which is also available in black and white, has gone on sale nationwide today across all major retailers and operators.

The manufacturer’s flagship smartphone for this year and the follow up to the Z1 from last year costs £49.99 upfront at O2 on a £38 a month contract with unlimited minutes, texts and 2GB of data on 4G.

Alternatively, it costs £19.99 upfront on a £48 a month contract with unlimited minutes, texts and 8GB of 4G data through the O2 Refresh tariff.

The Xperia Z2 was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February and is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core processor running the Android KitKat 4.4.2 OS.

It has a 5.2-inch HD touchscreen and includes Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, which the manufacturer said enhances screen contrast and sharpness. The screen also includes Sony’s X-Reality for mobile, which finds and reproduces any lacking pixels.

Other features include a 20.7 megapixel rear and 2.2 megapixel front camera, 16GB of internal memory that can be increased by 128GB with a microSD card and Sony’s Battery STAMINA mode, which automatically turns off functions to save power when they’re not needed and restarts them when they are.