10 of the best apps for the Sony Xperia Z2

Treat your shiny new Z2 to these boredom-banishing gems

The Sony Xperia Z2 is a beautiful phone, so it's only fair to fill it with equally beautiful apps. 

This shiny slab of smarts is capable of handling just about everything you throw at it thanks to its zippy quad-core processor, while its picturesque screen means they'll all look great too.

We’ve got everything from free games to fabulous language-learning tools here, so why are you still dawdling? Let’s get on with it.

READ MORE: Sony Xperia Z2 review

Tumblr (£free)

If you're already on Tumblr, the good news is that thanks to a recent update you can now edit your picture blog directly on your Xperia Z2. And if you aren't? Well there's never been a better time to join.

The microblogging platform now looks fresher than ever, with users able to tweak layouts, change fonts and alter colours all via the Android (or iOS) app. And with up to 3.3 billion possible templates, you can browse countless Tumblr accounts and never feel like you’ve come across the same look before. All you need now is something to blog about.

Download Tumblr here

Cerberus (£2.46 for lifetime use)

Got a habit of misplacing your phone on a night out? Then you might want to give Cerberus a go. Not only does the app allow users to lock their phones remotely, it even lets you instruct your handset to take photos and videos remotely, giving you the chance to be reunited with your precious phone and nab the thief at the same time. Try it for free for a week, and if you prefer this form of mobile insurance, it's only £2.46 for lifetime use. 

Download Cerberus here

READ MORE: Drop everything and try Cerberus! - a thief-tracking, data-detonating security app for Android

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Nimble Quest (from £free)

This throwback arcade-style game is brought to you by the creators of Tiny Tower. Steer your line of heroes through levels of enemies and power-boosting items in a dazzling flurry of activity. Grow in invincibility as you add new recruits to your band of heroes, and level them up to slice and dice their way through the hordes. Still not enough action? Join a guild and try topping the international leaderboard.

Download Nimble Quest here

IFTTT (£free)

The multi-tasking app finally makes its way on to Android, promising to make your life easier by connecting and automating your apps and certain devices. For example, you could get a reminder to guzzle a pint if the day’s temperature is too high. Or, if you have net-connected gear such as Belkin WeMo, you could set your lights to go on at sunset.

Create your own if-this-then-that recipe, or browse through the ones already available in the app or on the site if you’re feeling a bit unimaginative.   

Download IFTTT here 

QuizUp (from £free)

Bulk your mind up with interesting factoids that'll ensure you're the life of your next dinner party. No, we’re not talking about reading all the Snapple bottle caps you can get your hands on, but simply challenging your friends to a few quick rounds of QuizUp.

You can earn titles specific to your area of expertise such as Sith Lord (Star Wars) or Poirot Peeper (Crime Fiction) and there’s something for everyone here, from history buffs to fashion snobs, so long as you come hungry for knowledge.

Download QuizUp here

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