The Sony ZX2 is a top-of-the-line media player running on Android mobile operating system. Fully known as the Sony Walkman NW-ZX2, this device is not only intended for listening to loaded music, but also for streaming and downloading of apps and videos with its Wi-Fi capability.
Sony NW-ZX2 looks stylish with a nice aluminium casing, which is not quite surprising given the expected high price it will retail. The aluminium frame and rubber grip of the device make for hassle-free holding.
The chassis is gold-plated. With a dimension of 67 x 133 x 19 millimetres, it is bigger than your average smartphone, but slimmer than an average compact camera. It weighs in at 235 grams. A number of physical controls can be found on the right side of the media player to complement onscreen controls.
Specifications and Features
Designed for awesome viewing experience, the Sony ZX2 sports a 4-inch touch-sensitive screen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels. It is built using Sony TV display technologies, which have been optimized for mobile.
The device comes with 128GB internal storage space, to which Sony says up to 128GB more can be added. It is equipped with Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which means users will be able to download applications and videos from Google Play store.
The Sony ZX2 supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11n for easy streaming. It packs a battery that can last up to 33 hours listening to Hi-Resolution Audio and up to 60 hours for MP3 songs, according to its maker.
The music player can play several audio formats, including WMA, AAC, WAV, AIFF, FLAC and, most notably, DSD files. Sony NW-ZX2 will also play videos in MPEG4, AVC and WMV 9 formats.
Most emphasis is placed on quality sound with the Sony ZX2 – not surprising for a Walkman device. The player is designed to deliver studio-quality sound. With the aid of the S-Master HX technology, potential distortions are easily dealt with, making for the best of sound.
Sony ZX2 is even able to improve the sound of your existing, compressed audio files through DSEE HX restoration.
Pricing and availability
Sony ZX2 Walkman is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy the media player at leading online stores in Nigeria. Sony ZX2 Walkman Price in Nigeria is expected to range from a staggering N235,000 to N300,000 at launch.
Sony ZX2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Sony ZX2 Walkman:
- Platform: Android
- Processor: –
- Memory: –
- Colours: Black
- Dimensions: 65 x 131 x 18 mm
- Weight: 235 g
- SIM Slot: No
- Water Resistant: –
- Dustproof: –
- Sync with Computer: Yes (Mac OS X (v10.6 or later), Microsoft Windows 8, Windows Vista (SP2 or later), Windows 7 (SP1 or later))
Display & Camera
- Display: 4.0-inch Display, 480 x 854 pixels (244 ppi)
- Display Protection: –
- Camera: No
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: No
- EDGE: No
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: No
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Yes (Wi-Fi)
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: No
- Bluetooth: Yes
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- Special Port: Yes, 22-pin WM Port
- Music Player: Yes (AAC (Non-DRM), AIFF, ALAC, DSD, FLAC, HE-AAC, Linear PCM, MP3, WMA (Non-DRM))
- Video Player: Yes (AVC (H.264/AVC), MPEG4, WMV 9)
- Sound Effects: Yes (ClearAudio+, Clear Bass, DSEE HX, Dynamic Normaliser, Equaliser (5 band), Surround Sound)
- Loudspeaker: –
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Leather carrying case: Yes
- Apps Support: Yes (Download from the Google Play Store)
- High-Resolution Audio: No
- S-Master HX digital amplifier: Yes
- Battery: –
- Battery Life (Hi-Res Audio): up to 33 hours
- Battery Life (MP3 Audio): up to 60 hours
- Average Charge Time: up to 4.5 hours