Okay my White Xperia z2 (6503) arrived today from Amazon. Pulled out the black card and its 14w24, which is a relief, however it still has flaws. I go through my phones with a fine tooth comb so I notice every tiny little thing that could possibly be wrong. First off before I even bought the phone I did some research to see what flaws I should expect to see when it showed up. I found that people were experiencing the following:
Gaps around front of the screen glass and phone unibody.
Glass panels "clicking" or lifting up at the edges.
Weak charging port/sd card covers that fall out.
Camera lens off center.
Phone overheating and shutting down after about 5 minutes of 4k recording.
Magnetic charging port falling out.
Finger triggering screen presses when only hovering above the screen and not touching.
Water droplets on the screen select random things on the screen like a finger.
Terrible call quality to person receiving the call.
Well after having the device for about 4 hours, I can confirm about half of these. My device is one of the newer devices made and it still has these issues. Mine has a tiny, (almost not noticable) gap between the glass and the unibody on the front top right of the phone. None of my glass panels are loose, clicking, or lifting (yet...). The charging port covers seem firm enough to hold them in, but they certainly dont snap into place and I am slightly concerned that they may be falling out in the future at some point, not good for a "waterproof" phone. I found two pixel "issues", but they are not fully dead pixels. Under fulll brightness on a totally white screen, I can see two tiny tiny little specs that are grey, they don't look dead to me, just flawed. My camera lense is off center (are they all maybe?). I started a 4k recording 30 seconds after powering up the device so it was as cool as possible, in a nice air conditioned building, and the phone made it 7:55 before shutting down due to heat. I also have a tiny little black mark that can not be removed on the white trim around the outside of the screen on the front. My fingers do not register touches when I hold it above the screen, only when I actually touch it. I think people experiencing this have glove mode enabled. Water droplets do register touches, but I guess there is a water mode to help this, havent found it yet. I made 10 test calls to 2 different people and found that I sound better to them when noise supression is disabled. I also made sure the APN was perfect and I called AT&T to update my IMEI. Call quality is acceptable in both directions, I can hear just fine with no issues, and other callers said the same about me. LTE is slow. I got 5 down and 7 up. Odd because I usually always get a higher download. I suspect that a new modem for the US would help that out a lot, but I don't know where that would come from. Maybe another USA sony phone? And last but not least my charging port is not loose or falling out, but the phone just came out of the box. The people that had the port fall out said it took at least a month. So as of right now I'm just waiting for the thing to fall out so I can silicone it back in.
Even with all of this I don't think I'll send the phone back. I really like it and it's a lot nicer than the Note 3 I came from. I don't know though, the z3 is supposed to be out in september, so I may change my mind in the next 13 days lol.