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First impersonation Sony xperia Z

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First impersonation Sony xperia Z

Sony xperia z is Sony’s latest addition. It sits at the top of the range, replacing last year's disappointing Xperia T as the flagship. It is toting an impressive set of specs. A quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM slumbers beneath the hood and a 5-inch display with a whopping 1080p resolution shows off the Android 4.1 jelly bean interface. To protect that entire top-notch tech, Sony has generously made the Z waterproof to a depth of 1m.

Attractable Features

It is composed of full HD screen and it is water proof to 1 m. It ahs micro SD slot and has ability to record HDR video.  


With a 5-inch display hogging the front, you'd be right to expect the Z to be a pretty big beast. It is 139mm long and 71mm wide, making it slightly longer and marginally wider than the mighty Samsung Galaxy s 3. It is just 7.9mm thick though, making it almost as skinny as Apple iphone 5. The front of the device is every bit as minimal as you might have come to expect from Sony of late, although thankfully it is ditched the cheap-looking clear plastic strip on the bottom. The lack of physical buttons on its face means that the glass screen remains unbroken from edge to edge.

Back beauty

While talking about back you will be able to see an expanse of shiny glass or more likely plastic in white, black or a rather luscious purple. It is also extremely minimal, with only the camera lens and subtle Xperia logo on show.

Verdict or build Quality

However the phone Z's is water and dust-proofing. The phone is submersible to a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. That means it is perfectly happy being used in awful British weather. The Z offers 16GB of built-in storage, but you can also pop in a micro SD card, expanding it by another 32GB.


The Xperia Z's 5-inch display packs in a whopping resolution of 1,920x1, 080 pixel that is Full HD, like your TV. It smashes the iPhone 5's, Galaxy S3's and even the Galaxy note 2’s resolutions. Of course, the iPhone 5 is much smaller, but the Z's 441ppi pixel density easily beats the iPhone 5's 326ppi.


The Z is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor backed up by a healthy 2GB of RAM. That is a very generous serving of power so should provide a very swift performance for even the most demanding of tasks. The generous 2GB of RAM should also help with multi-tasking and switching between open applications.


Speaking of the camera, the Xperia Z is packing a 13-megapixel snapper around the back. It is using Sony's Exmor RS image sensor, which apparently provides richer color and less noise in low light situations.

Most interestingly however is the fact that it offers high dynamic range for both photos and video. True HDR in photos requires you to take three separate photos one too dark, one average and one too light and then combine them into one very evenly exposed scene.

Various Modes

The camera also offers a bunch of features such as face detection, various scene modes and a sweep panorama mode.


On paper, the Xperia Z looks to be a powerhouse of a phone and one well-suited to sit at the top of Sony's range. The quad-core processor and generous RAM should help it power through tasks and the high-resolution screen should make images and video look superbly crisp.

It is likely to be matched in these departments by the rest of the year's flagship phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy s 4; so much of its success will depend on the quality of its camera and whether people value it being waterproof.



It is surely quite pricey and not within the range of everyone to purchase it. Also it is not one of the latest versions of Android.



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