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Is it true that Z2 made from Aluminum?

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By El.Guaje, Senior Member on 22nd May 2014, 05:44 AM
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22nd May 2014, 02:06 PM |#11  
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i think i saw something on a forum / website that says that the china mobile one is longer and made out of plastic and the international version aluminum i have sent my z2 for an exchange waiting for it to come back on 29 then ill give my revire stay tune
24th May 2014, 03:30 PM |#12  
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Originally Posted by KyleSforza

The frame is aluminium, just like cars have an aluminium cage to protect the structure Z2 has one.

Isn't it very, very rare for cars to have an aluminium frame?

Why do people generally prefer aluminium frames on phones? What features does aluminium enable? I have only had problems with aluminium body vs. plastic body. A well designed fiberglass-reinforced polycarbonate frame will absorb impacts superbly and it will bend back to its original shape after deforming. Aluminium frame will stay deformed and is basically ruined if you for example sit on your phone accidentally. Don't ask how I know.
24th May 2014, 04:06 PM |#13  
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Originally Posted by El.Guaje

Someone has blammed that Z2 has not made from Aluminum, plastic instead.

But I believe that Z2 has aluminum frame and the plastic is just an "add-on" for holding components inside the devices.

I need a strong statement to prove that Z2 has aluminum frame, but I have not hand on the device so I can not give a clear conclusion.

The device in the picture is D6503.

Dude this is the japanese version...Its completely differend.
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24th May 2014, 04:22 PM |#14  
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I'm sure that is D6503
24th May 2014, 04:55 PM |#15  
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If you look at the comparison.. the only plastic ones are the ones from China, and you can tell which ones are plastic because they lack the three holes at the bottom and the lanyard holes. The aluminum ones have these.
25th May 2014, 03:48 PM |#16  
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The frame is pure fibre reinforced polycarbonate however the aluminium trimmings are moulded into the plastic frame during injection process. Totally different to Z1 which has a milled and machined single block of aluminium sandwiched between two plastic bezels.
17th June 2014, 10:15 AM |#17  
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polycarbonate plus aluminium
The grey middle part of the frame is made of alumminium. And the purple/white/black edge is made of polycarbonate , one kind of plastic.
17th June 2014, 01:30 PM |#18  
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i think this depends on where you get your Z2

My freind n his GF have Z2s and his GFs one is all tempered glass and aluminum even the flaps but his one is aluminum with plastic flaps and some terible crappy glass on the back and mine is the exact same just with metal button as opposed to his plastic ones :/
23rd June 2014, 03:37 PM |#19  
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I would really like to see a photo of an aluminium-frame Z2, wherever in the world that might be sold. Ideally with the flaps open. Behind the Z1's flaps one clearly sees the aluminium frame whereas the white Z2 (I bought at Sony Store in Germany) shows nothing but plastic. Another place showing the plastic core of the Z2 is the lead through in the bottom left corner. I guess this is more difficult to distinguish with the black versions.

I know that plastic does not need to be a bad thing but I'm not so fond of the Z2's finish. Rough edges, slight greyish cast here and there... definitely a step back compared to the Z1.
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