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Review Sony Xperia Z

sony Xperia Z
Written by Sukhraj Singh

sony Xperia Z

Sony came into the market with its new smartphone Xperia Z in January at CES 2013. In India phone was launched on 12th March 2013. With the newly launched device, finally, Sony has also entered into the battle field of quadcore processor smartphones. Sony Xperia Z has 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13.1-megapixel camera, 4G cellular connectivity and 16 GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded by using microSD cards. Now lets Review all its features in detail.

Design

Sony Xperia Z looks like rectangular chip, it has the dimensions 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm /5.47 x 2.79 x 0.31 inches. The Xperia Z weighs around 146g it’s by no means that its the lightest handset out there, but its much thin. On the top, the phone is bolted with 3.5 mm jack, on right there is sim slot and volume rocker and on the left side there are the microSD and charging ports. Coming up on the front side their is a 5 inch Display screen and above that their is Sony logo and front-facing camera

xperia z design

On the backside their is the 13MP Primary camera with LED flash. Overall when we talk about the design of the phone we feel its a satisfactory work done by Sony.

Hardware

The Sony Xperia Z has a 1.5 GHz Quad Core processor, which is far more than the average for all Smartphones but it is little less than the HTC One. This smartphone offers 16GB of internal storage, which is quite more than the average for all Smartphones. Additionally this particular smartphone is also equipped with 2GB of RAM, It also packed with the camera of 13 MP with LED flash. Xperia Z also have the powerful battery of 2,330 mAh.

After reviewing the hardware of Xperia Z we can say it has quite good hardware in this price range. Along with there is one special, extraordinary and much talked feature which we didn’t talked above and that is Water Resistivity. Its the first smartphone which is waterproof.

Software

Sony Xperia Z  runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean alongside Sony’s Xperia User interface. Although the User interface of Sony is very much like the Android  design guidelines. There are upto seven home screen in a very traditional Android launcher experience. Where  applications are concerned the excitement comes in the form of Sony’s own app suite which contains Walkman app for music, gallery app, Facebook, Picasa and PlayMemories integration are pretty good ones.

Display

sony-xperia-z display

The Sony Xperia Z has a 5 inch display screen with 1080 x 1920 pixels having  440.6ppi. Yes, Size of the screen is quite large and is more than the average for all Smartphones. WHile looking at it it seems much more like phablet than smartphone. In addition the Sony Xperia Z’s is equipped with following display features like Additional Display Support, Ambient Light Sensor, Multi Touch, Proximity Sensor and Scratch Resistant Glass.

Camera

Xperia ZThe Sony Xperia Z is equipped with a 13 megapixel primary camera with 4128×3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash. It is drastically better than the average for all Smartphones. It also has the 2.2 MP secondary camera. The Xperia Z is the first handset to ship with Sony’s Exmor RS stacked image sensor technology which provide the more light to its sensor. Xperia Z has some other features like Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama.

Verdict

Xperia Z is the biggest device of 2013 from the Sony. Its Competitors are the HTC One , Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5. Xperia Z will gives the tough competition to these smartphones. We here at The Gadget Square think that with above listed features the Sony is quite good choice for around Rs. 37,000 ($US 650).

Again i’m saying its the good choice but not the best.

About the author

Sukhraj Singh

I Lives in Chandigarh, India. Having Great interest in gadgets and writes on my blog about updates on gadgets. Now I'm working with GoAndroid and The Gadget Square. I also love to listen Music.