Sony Xperia Z

Last Updated (16 July’13):
– Review & Sample Photos @ PCMAG

Sony Xperia Z features a 28mm equivalent fixed lens with a fast aperture of F2.2, 13 megapixel Exmor RS image sensor, full 1080p high-definition video recording, a high resolution 5 inch LCD screen, 10fps continuous shooting, a built-in flash, Geotagging, High Dynamic Range mode, Sweep Panoramas and nine creative Picture Effects. Not only does it, Xperia Z also offers water-resistant and dust-proof abilities.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Sony Xperia Z Reviews

PCMAG reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“The camera snaps photos quickly, in less than half a second. Photos deliver more detail than your average 8-megapixel camera phone, but tend not to preserve detail as well as the Galaxy S 4 when you zoom in. Colors are also a little less rich. That isn’t to say photos look bad. They actually look quite good.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Techland reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“It feels more like an excellent point-and-shoot camera that happens to be a phone. The modeless interface lets you capture still photos and video — or both at one time — from the same screen.”
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Expertreviews reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“The Xperia Z performed very well in this test, with surprisingly little noise in the footage. It also coped well with the LEDs in the scene – many phones flare out the strong light source, but the Xperia Z didn’t have this problem.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PCAdvisor reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“The Xperia Z is the first smartphone which Sony has really nailed. We love the stylish, desirable and rugged design. The combination of excellent performance, a stunning screen and great cameras make the Xperia Z a force to be reckoned with. There is very little to say about this phone that is negative.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Trustedreviews reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“Overall, the Sony Xperia Z is a device that impresses on first use, continues to please over time and which, thanks to its high-end specs collection, will remain future proof well into your two year contract. That said, the battery concerns surrounding the device are hard to overlook.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Photographyblog reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“The Xperia Z brings together a lot of Sony’s latest camera technologies in a premium smartphone. The intutuive touchscreen interface ensures that all those features are easy to access and deploy, aided by the device’s quick responsiveness.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Brighthand reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“Despite the stated shortcoming regarding the display, the Xperia Z is a device that offers fantastic performance, excellent imaging sharpness, and outstanding multimedia applications and connection options with other devices, making it the most suitable smartphone on the market for entertainment enthusiasts and one of the best smartphones in general. There is clearly room for improvement… as there is clearly room for Sony on the market.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Laptopmag reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“T-Mobile is making it increasingly difficult for consumers to choose a phone — in a good way. In addition to the Xperia Z, the carrier also offers the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One for the same price. (The iPhone 5 costs $149.) With its 1080p display, water-resistance and great camera, the Xperia Z should definitely be in the conversation when it comes to premium smartphones on T-Mobile’s LTE network.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Slashgear reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“At $99.99 down and then $20 per month – on top of service charges – for the duration of a two-year agreement, the Xperia Z is well priced, too. Great battery life, a highly capable camera, usable durability without the normal addition of heft, and sophisticated, discrete styling add up to a smartphone that rightly deserves the attention Samsung and HTC have been getting.”
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CNET reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“At the same price, $99.99 down on T-Mobile, both the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 offer faster processors, better screens, and way longer battery life than the Xperia Z. The Xperia’s camera, while it snaps superb photos, can’t match the agility of the GS4’s or One’s imaging system.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

Intomobile reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“With a powerful set of specifications and a great design, the Xperia Z can take on just about any smartphone on the market today. Plus, there aren’t too many phones out there with dust and water resistance capabilities. Even if said feature isn’t on the top of your list, it could come in handy when you least expect it.”
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Techradar reviews the Sony Xperia Z and writes;
“The Sony Xperia Z has incredible specs – from that beautiful screen, to its breathtaking design and powerful innards, there is so much that Sony has got right here. It has built on the strong heritage of the Walkman and given power users one of the things they often desperately crave – a good battery performance and top speeds.”
Rating: ★★★★½

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Sony Xperia Z Features

Sony Xperia Z comes with a premium 13MP camera to capture sophisticated stills and epic videos in bright or low light situations. It combined with a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor that accomplish more, faster, allowing you to get what you want without the wait on the razor sharp 5-inch Full 1920×1080 HD display. Moreover, Sony Xperia Z is designed with water resistant design stands up the wettest of conditions, even complete submersion in up to 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes at a time.


Besides it has Smart, Sleek, and Durable body, Sony Xperia Z also has a stunning Full 1920×1080 HD Reality Display optimizes images making them sharper, brighter and more lifelike. While the 13MP camera lets you take stunning stills and gorgeous HDR video in bright or dim light conditions thanks to Exmor RS for mobile technology. There is Superior Auto mode that automatically activates HDR and noise reduction.


Xperia Z enables you to share music and photos from your smartphone wirelessly with one touch sharing and one touch listening. While the processor provides super-fast performance, jaw dropping graphics and ultra efficient battery use. There is Battery STAMINA Mode which improve your standby time by giving a more intelligent battery management system.


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Samsung Galaxy S4 Reviews

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Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

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