Sony Xperia Z Review A Classy, Rectangular Full HD Smartphone

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Aug 3rd, 2013
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Despite the failure of a number of Xperia smartphones throughout 2012, Sony managed to up its game and blow everyone away when it announced the Sony Xperia Z at CES 2013. The Xperia Z that Sony has been billing as their best mobile device hit stores on July 17 and it seems that there is a lot that Sony expects to prove with this smartphone. Sony hopes that the unique blend of durability, a powerful camera, and a sexy design will successfully tempt potential phone shoppers. Continue reading this Xperia Z review to find out if the Xperia Z manages to tempt you.

Build Quality & Design

The Xperia Z has a very classy, rectangular design and it looks far more stylish than some of its predecessors. The front is clean and uninterrupted, while it has a tempered glass rear cover similar to that of the iPhone 4. The Xperia Z is available in black, purple and white. The Xperia Z does not feel oversized even though it is a very large phone. For its size, it is very light and thin, with a weight of 145 g and a thickness of 7.9 mm. Moreover, it features exemplary attention to detail and excellent build quality.

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Hardware and performance

The core specifications of the Sony Xperia Z are the same as that of the powerful Google Nexus 4. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro1.5 GHz quad-core processor and a 2 GB RAM, which yield a good result. A really impressive 30 fps of graphics can be managed by the phone’s Adreno 320 GPU. What makes the Xperia Z stand out is the fact that it has a 5 inch Reality Display screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. The stunning screen easily the best ever seen on a smartphone. Due to its 441ppi pixel density, the phone’s screen displays incredibly sharp content. With an internal memory of just 16GB, the Xperia Z may be slightly limited when it comes to storage, even though it can support a microSD card up to 32 GB.

Cameras, sensors and quality

Sony’s smartphone cameras have been impressive in the past and the same goes for the Xperia Z’s cameras as well. At the rear it has a 13 Mp camera with Exmor RS sensor. The camera software and the result of the photos and videos that can be clicked with it are impressive. At the front it has a 2 Mb webcam. Both cameras are capable of shooting Full HD 1080p video.

Software

The Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS is pre-loaded in the Xperia Z and Sony is expected to upgrade the version to 4.2 soon. In comparison to the Xperia smartphones from 2012, the Xperia Z has a very similar interface, which is quite visually attractive.

Battery life

All of Xperia Z’s components are being powered by a 2330 mAh battery. With moderate usage, the battery can easily last for a day and a half still with some percentage of the battery remaining.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, it is also worth mentioning that the Xperia Z is a water-resistant smartphone. If you think that the Sony Xperia Z has what you have been looking for in a smartphone, then get yours now by visiting Phones4U.

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