The long awaited and much talked about Sony Xperia Z has finally been announced at CES and looks impressive. Sony’s new flagship smartphone, first known as the Yuga and then as the Xperia Z, is not only a top-end phone but also is dust and water resistant. The device is the first company smartphone to sport a Full HD (1920 x 1080) display and comes loaded with 5-inch screen, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13 megapixel camera and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgradeable to Android 4.2 shortly after launch. The new Xperia Z will and is scheduled to arrive in March to select carriers and retailers in UK at price £440, which is around $708. When the smartphone will be available in the US is not known yet.
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The Sony Xperia Z still manages to deliver outstanding design to the public. The unique design sports flat, mirrored surfaces with thin, rounded corners in a contrasting matte finish. Despite of its size, dust resistant (IP55) and water resistant (IP57) capabilities, the Xperia Z is unusually light and thin, it weighs only about 4.94 ounces and is only 0.31 inches thick. It is much less than you would expect from a 5-inch device. Sony will be offering the phone in three color options: black, white, and purple.
With its 5-inch Full HD Reality Display, 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, and Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for improved clarity the phablet offers unique visual experience while playing games, watching videos or just accessing apps. Under the hood, the phone has a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 2GB of RAM on board, up to 16GB storage expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The phone is powered by a 2,330 mAh battery, and according to Sony, the handset has improved power efficiency through the use of something it calls Stamina. This feature shuts off certain running applications whenever the screen is turned off. The apps then resume instantly when the screen is turned back on. The new Stamina Mode reportedly improves the standby time of the device by at least 4 times.
Like most of the phones today, the Sony Xperia Z also sports two cameras. First, the main back one is 13 megapixel Fast Capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile and HDR video, Superior Auto and Noise Reduction to effortlessly capture razor sharp pictures and videos in any conditions. The secondary front camera offers 2-megapixel Exmor R sensor.
The phone runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system right out of the box, which will be upgradable soon. According to manufacturer, quickly after initial retail availability, the device will be ready for the latest version of Jelly Bean – Android 4.2. In terms of connectivity and communication, the Sony Xperia Z features: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth.
Well, what do you think? Isn’t the Xperia Z should be a James Bond phone instead of the Xperia T?
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