While SONY is officially launch new Xperia Z for prettiest phone at CES along side with Xperia ZL. Design highlights for this device include a high-level of dust and water resistance, and a an all-glass back, similar to recent efforts from LG. The Xperia Z will launch globally in Q1 2013
Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces its new flagship Android smartphone, Xperia Z. With a 5” Full HD 1080p Reality Display, Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor, 13 megapixel fast-capture camera and 4G LTE, Xperia Z has all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone. On top of this, it brings the best of Sony’s unique technology, content, design and connectivity to deliver rich user experiences. Xperia Z will launch globally in Q1 2013.
Under the hood is a 1.5GHz, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD slot. The phone also features a 13-megapixel camera with HDR video capture. I didn’t get to see any photos taken with the camera, but I did get a chance to use it, and it works very well. It had no trouble getting up super close for macro shots and automatically adjusting to lower light conditions. It can also capture as many successive shots as you want in burst mode.
Sony has added a battery Stamina mode to the phone’s settings, which it claims can improve standby by four times or more by automatically shutting down battery-draining apps when the screen is off and starting them up again when it comes back on. There are default modes, but you can also configure it to your liking. You also get Sony’s Walkman app, while one-touch functions let you share music, photos, and video via NFC between compatible Sony devices, including televisions.
Not to be shown up, the Xperia ZL is running the same exact hardware and software as the Xperia Z. The main difference here is that the Xperia ZL trades the all-glass construction for a matte plastic material and is actually 25 percent smaller than the Xperia Z, though it manages to pack on the same 5-inch, 1080p screen. And while the Xperia ZL isn’t waterproof, it does include infrared capabilities for remote control of compatible Sony devices, which the Xperia Z lacks.
Sony Xperia Z specifications
- 5-inch full-HD display
- 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 13-megapixel rear camera
- 16GB internal storage (expandable by 32GB)
- Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi
- Android 4.1