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Sony Xperia Z2

Sony has launched a new smartphone in its Xperia series, i.e., Xperia Z2. The device comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz and 3GB RAM. Sony has always emphasized on its waterproof devices, and Xperia Z2 is one among them. If you have purchased this device and got stuck with any of the options and don’t find them in user manual or guide, then you can follow the tips and tricks mentioned below to explore device with ease.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Sony Xperia Z2?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
  • How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
  • How to use the Power saving modes on the Sony Xperia Z2?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Sony Xperia Z2?
  • What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
  • Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
  • What are the bloatware applications on the device?
  • Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
  • How to use the inbuilt screen recording option on your device?
  • How much is the internal storage on the Sony Xperia Z2?
  • Does the device support OTG?
  • How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
  • What is the SAR value of the device?
  • What are the benchmarking scores on the device?
  • Will the Sony Xperia Z2get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • How to change the theme on your device?
  • How to enable the Double tap to wake up option on your device?
  • How to arrange the applications in alphabetical order on your App drawer?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    Sony Xperia Z2

    Insertion of the SIM card is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. To insert a SIM card on your Xperia Z2, Open the removable flap i.e. on the left edge. Now pull the tray out and place the SIM card on the tray and push back into the respective port. Further, put back the flap and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device, and the device would be ready for use in some time.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    Sony Xperia Z2 is a Single SIM smartphone and comes with a non-removable back panel. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    Sharing that data over a device can be done using the tethering mode on the device. To use this feature on your Xperia Z2, open the settings and tap on more in wireless and network. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Sony Xperia Z2?

    Capturing a screenshot on a device helps you to save the data in the form of an image. There are two ways to capture a screenshot on your device.
    Method 1: Screenshot can be captured by pressing the volume down button along with Power/Lock key firmly.
    Method 2: In this method you need to press the power button firmly until the power menu appears on the screen. In the Power window, tap on screen capture to capture the screen in the image format.
    The images are thus captured and saved to the gallery folder on your device. For a quick access, you can also access that from the notification panel directly.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Sony Xperia Z2

    Android Updates must regularly be checked because these updates are helpful in fixing the minute bugs on the device. To check for Android Updates, Open the settings and click on About Phone in the system section. In the new window tap on software updates, the device checks for updates and a message stating “Your device is up to date is displayed on the screen.”

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

    External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To install an external app on your Sony Xperia Z2, Open the settings and tap on Security in the personal section. In the security window, tap on Unknown sources in the device administration section. A new pop-up appears on the screen, click on the OK button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external apk file on your device.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    To customize the quick settings in the notification panel, open the notification panel and tap on the edit icon besides the settings button. The edit menu appears, now touch and hold the icons to rearrange them. At max, you can add nine options to the notification panel on your device.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Sony Xperia Z2?

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    Power Saving modes help in improving the battery life of the device in case of emergency. The device comes with three power saving modes on it, i.e., STAMINA mode, Ultra STAMINA mode and low battery mode. To use these options on your device, Open the settings and click on Power Management in the device section. Now tap on the options that you want to use and toggle the off button to enable them on your device.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Pressure, Linear Acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it. To use these lights, open the settings and click on sounds & notification in the device section. In the new window, head over to the notification section and tap on notification lights to enable them on your device.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Sony Xperia Z2?

    Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on them. Xperia Z2 comes with Android 5.0.2 so to use screen pinning feature, open the Settings and click on security in the personal section. In the new window, head over to the advanced section and tap on screen pinning and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent/ overview button and click on the pin button on the application that you want to pin on your screen. To unpin the pinned screen, you need to press and hold the back and recent button firmly for about 2-3 seconds.

    What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

    The device comes with music, video, Play station, Facebook, Email, FM Radio, default Sony applications and all the google related apps pre-installed.

    Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

    Yes, there is an option on the device where you can move the apps from internal to external storage on your device. To move an app on your device, open the Settings and click on Apps in the device section and click on the app that you want to move. In the app info window, tap on Move to SD Card. The app is successfully moved from internal to SD card on your device.

    What are the bloatware applications on the device?

    The device comes with few bloatwares like Facebook, Office suite, Line, IG Games Store, LinkedIn, BIGFLIX, box, line, AVG protection pre-installed.

    Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

    Yes, you can remove the bloatwares from your device just by uninstalling them from your device.

    How to use the inbuilt screen recording option on your device?

    Sony Xperia Z2

    Xperia Z2 comes with an inbuilt screen recording option using which you can record the actions done on your screen. To use this option your device, press the power button firmly until the power window appears on the screen. Now tap on the record screen option on the bottom right in the same window. If you are using it for the first time, a pop-up appears on the screen, click on the Agree button to continue. The screen recording widget is displayed on the screen. Now click on it and tap the record button. The screen recording started, once you are done with the recording tap on the stop button. The recording is saved on your device in .mp4 format. For a quick access you can open it from the notification panel on your device.The front camera of the device can also be used where it displays the image in a small rectangular box while recording. The video on the device can be recording in portrait view and landscape view by selecting the appropriate option that you want to use on your device.

    How much is the internal storage on the Sony Xperia Z2?

    The device comes with 16GB as its internal Storage out of which around 11 GB of internal storage is available on the device.

    How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

    The device comes with 3G RAM out which system uses 586 MB RAM, Apps uses 359 MB RAM and around 1.8GB of free Ram is available when no apps are running on the device.

    Does the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device supports USB OTG(On the Go) drive and helps in transferring the files from device to the OTG drive with ease.

    What is the SAR Value of the device?

    The head SAR value of the device is 1.34 W/kg and the body SAR value of the device is 0.82 W/Kg.

    What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

    After testing the device with various benchmarking tools here are their respective benchmarking scores.
    Antutu benchmark score: 44021
    Vellamo Multicore score: 13852
    Vellamo Metal score: 1291
    Chrome Browser Score: 2789
    Geekbench Single-core score: 920
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 2738
    Quadrant Standard score: 22717

    Will the Sony Xperia Z2 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The device comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop on the device. Recently the device also got the Android 5.1 Lollipop Update in the month of July. There are no details of the device getting the Marshmallow update, and you can also check the list of devices to receive Android M update by the end of the year.

    How to change the theme on your device?

    Sony Xperia Z2

    Sony Xperia Z2 comes with many themes pre-installed. To change the theme on your device, open the setting, tap on Themes in the device section. You can find the list of the themes pre-installed on your device. Now select the theme that you want to apply on your device and tap on it. In the new window, tap on the paint button to apply the theme on your device.

    How to enable the Double tap to wake up option on your device?

    Xperia Z2 comes with an option where you can wake up your screen just by double tapping the black screen on your device. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on display in the device section. Now head over to Tap to Wake up and toggle the button adjacent to it. The double tap screen wake up option is enabled on your device.

    How to arrange the applications in alphabetical order on your App drawer?

    Sony Xperia Z2

    Sony Xperia Z2 has got few options in its menu where you can arrange the application in the way you want them to appear on your device. To use these options, Open the App drawer and click on the menu button that is on the top left of the screen. You can find the options such as Custom Order, Alphabetical, most used and installed. Tap on the option that you want to use and the apps will be arranged in that format on your device.

    There are the general questions a user search for when purchases a new device or else get stuck with the options on the device. If you have any other queries related to the device then pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.

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