Review: The Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z-An enticing price tag for brilliant performance,
First of all,About the specs of Xperia Z,

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - C6602, C6603
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 - C6603
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602
4G NetworkLTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 - C6603
Announced2013, January
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, February
BODYDimensions139 x 71 x 7.9 mm (5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 in)
Weight146 g (5.15 oz)
- IP57 certified - dust and water resistant
- Water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches (~441 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes, up to 10 fingers
ProtectionShatter proof and scratch-resistant glass
- Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3 ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 64 GB
Internal16 GB, 2 GB RAM
DATAGPRSUp to 107 kbps
EDGEUp to 296 kbps
SpeedHSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v4.0 with A2DP
USBYes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
CAMERAPrimary13.1 MP, 4128x3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama
VideoYes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR, check quality
SecondaryYes, 2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetQualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064
CPUQuad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
GPUAdreno 320
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSYes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, White, Purple
- SNS integration
- TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
- Document viewer
- Photo viewer/editor
- Voice memo/dial
- Predictive text input
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 2330 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 550 h (2G) / Up to 530 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 11 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)
Music playUp to 40 h
*SOURCE: Gsmarena

The stab design on Xperia Z catches your attention instantly.No rounded edges,this is more like a chocolatebar.On the front and the back is a shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass.But,A BIG PROBLEM THOUGH-The glass on the back caught lot of scratches easily.All the connectors and slots are given separate covers,for the IP57 water resistance rating.

The 5-inch display,what the company boasts about and calls the "Reality display" (443ppi).Is vivid, and brightness level are fairly adequate.It is quite reflective though.The Xperia scored 7863 in the Quadrant test,which is second only to the HTC Butterfly,but the performance of Xperia Z is not to be taken lightly.It does not slow down,no matter what to load.The call quality is excellent,but the earphones doesn't seem to be good.
The much hyped 13.1MP camera,sadly does have some issues-edge noise and soft focus are apparent when you enlarge images.The display powered by Bravia engine has great colors.The phone speakers are good too.

The battery supply offered by this device is 2330'mAh is sufficient enough to handle the device-Battery backup stay upto one day easily.But the Xperia Z is littlebit down compared to the newly launched HTC Butterfly,and Samsung Galaxy S4.
Clearly,Sony Xperia Z is a big boost to the Android smartphone market,A big display phone at this price is a great deal.

Build Quality..........8.2/10
Value for money:..8.6/10



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