The Sony Xperia Z – A Breakthrough Phone For Sony

The Sony Xperia Z enters the smartphone market. It is the biggest and no doubt best Android-based handset released by Sony yet. This flagship phone is the first on the market to be both dust and water resistant. It can survive being submersed in water for half an hour. As well as this excellent feature, it comes with excellent specifications, too. The phone does not come cheap, but still costs substantially less than Apple’s latest offering. Pay monthly deals will be the best way for most people to buy this phone.

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z Specifications

The phone comes with a quad-core Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 processor and 2GB of RAM. This places it immediately right up the top big boys in the industry. The display resolution is full HD at 1080p. The colours are vibrant and seem to jump out of the screen making both pictures and video look beautiful.

They have built in the Sony mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology to the display and also brought in OPT contrast to make blacks deeper and enable the screen to truly compete with the amoled screens of the other manufacturers.

The camera on the phone is 13 mega pixels and shoots full HD video. It can take shots at a very impressive 10 frames/second.  The phone comes with 16GB of onboard storage and also has the massive benefit of a microSD card slot. On specifications this phone is right up there towards the top and on performance you’ll see in a minute.


The phone certainly doesn’t disappoint on appearance. It’s skinny 7.9 millimeter thick chassis looks and feels totally premium. It is a beautiful device with clean lines, a cracking screen and an elegant minimalist facade. It is rectangular and angular and almost looks like a TV when you stick it in landscape position. Certainly, this is a premium, sexy-looking entrant from Sony.


There’s plenty of power inside this phone to provide a sleek and snappy journey around the user interface. The interface itself is reworked and the theme is much nicer than previous Sony phones. It is intuitive in interface and speedy in performance.

The performance of the display is awesome and the 13-megapixel camera is good, although perhaps, a little disappointing considering the specifications. The camera in reality only performs comparably with the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3. It tends to produce some below par photos and it seems the specifications aren’t quite matched by the performance in the camera regard.


Overall, this phone is definitely one that will capture the imagination of many consumers. It is beautiful, slick, vibrant and powerful. It is a beast that looks chic. Sony really has pulled one out of the bag here and look to be able to compete at the top end of the industry with this phone. The marketing has been good and already Sony are benefiting from the fact that the Sony Xperia T was featured in a Bond movie.

Sony is an impressive company with huge financial backing and the ability it seems to capture significant market share in the smartphone sector. The performance of this phone will certainly demonstrate how well Sony are going to be able to break into the dominance of Samsung and Apple. The phone is a quality offering and deserves to sell very well.

Asian firms are releasing some excellent phones at the moment. HUAWEI have bought in the Ascend D2, HTC the Droid DNA and OneS and this offering from Sony is the latest and possibly best of the lot.

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