Sony Xperia Z is an interesting phone, but the problem is you can not find the phone in US carrier stores. Recently, T-Mobile officially announced that Xperia Z has been added to its' line of phones for sale, but many people wonder if the decision is too late. Sony still hopes that potential phone shoppers will see the heart of Xperia Z's design, durability, powerful camera and exceptional features. Just like the top-shelf competition from Samsung and HTC, the Xperia Z comes with its own unique design and specs.


This phone features a less rectangular shape. It has a glossy black, all-glass framework and a smooth surface that is practically blank. A front-facing camera of 3 megapixel has a tiny notification light. The earpiece can be found above a minute speaker which is a negative for Xperia Z. The best about Sony Xperia Z is you can run the phone under the sink to wash it if it becomes greasy from your oily hands.

Software Features

Sony has upped its software games. Just like the not so rugged Xperia ZL, the new Xperia Z embraces all the modern Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean capabilities. This includes perfect integration with the large stable services of Google such as Gmail, Google+ and Google Talk social networking. But, 4.2 is not the recent version of Android so only a handful of phones are using this, such as the HTC One Google Play Edition, Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 4.

Screen, Performance and Battery Life Features

Sony praises the Xperia Z's 5-inch full HD resolution display of 1,920×1,080 pixels, and with good reason. It's big and produces bright colors for photos, video, or for reading text and documents The phone comes with a powerful 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor along with a backed up 2GB of RAM. This is actually enough horsepower to drive the phone's Android software. The battery life of Sony Xperia Z is not good. During the CNET Labs video drain benchmark, the handset would last only 6 hours.

Camera Features

If you have ever operated a Sony Cyber-shot camera, you will find the camera app of Sony Xperia Z a trusty friend. Similar to the company's enthusiastic imaging gadgets, the software presents a broad range of scene modes, features, and settings. With resolution options and a 13-megapixel sensor the camera of Sony Xperia Z shoots images of excellent quality for a Smartphone.

Availability and Conclusions

This is available for pre-order at T-Mobile for only $ 99.99. The Sony Xperia Z is said to be the best mobile handset ever built by this company. Sad to say, the Sony Xperia Z short battery life and the small imaging system can not compete with HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4, which are both sold by T-Mobile for similar upfront price.


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