Is the New Sony Xperia Z Worth Buying?

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The Sony Xperia Z is the newest smartphone from the Japanese tech giant. Released in February 2013, it is an Android powered device that is available or will soon be available to multiple wireless carriers, including the four major institutions in the United States. It is available in three color choices of black, white or purple and is garnering up a lot of buzz among tech fans, experts and consumers alike. However, there is a question of whether the Xperia Z is worth buying as Sony has not fared extremely well in the smartphone market. To better make that determination for yourself, it is worth exploring all that the Xperia Z has to offer.

The Sony Xperia Z is one of the slimmest smartphones on the market at this time at only 0.31 inches. It is fairly lightweight as well at 146 grams, which can certainly play a part in whether you might want it in your pocket or purse. It boasts an HD display that measures in at five inches, a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels and a screen density of 441 pixels per inch. It responds to multi-touch with up to 10 fingers and the screen is made with scratch resistant glass that is also shatter proof.Sony-Xperia-ZL-Finally-Unveiled-to-Change-the-Mobile-Drift-2One of the most unique aspects of the Xperia Z is that it is IP57 certified, which means it is both dust and water resistant. It is also resistant to water up to one meter and for 30 minutes. This is a feature that is generally not known in any smartphone and may make it more attractive a choice to any individual who works heavily with water or in a career in which they can frequently be exposed to moisture.

The Sony Xperia Z is an Android smartphone that runs on the 4.1.2 Jelly Bean and will eventually be upgradeable to the 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. It remains to be seen, however, whether the device will later be upgradeable even farther to the next Android operating system of 5.0 Key Lime Pie.

The Xperia Z is available with 16GB of internal storage and includes a microSD slot. You can use microSD cards as large as 64GB for memory expansion and store all of your media on it for better convenience. Additionally, the smartphone has 2GB of RAM and runs on a quad-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait processor, which should pack plenty of power to it when you are browsing the web, streaming movies and other content, playing HD games with loads of high tech graphics and downloading apps.

As with all Android powered smartphones, you can expect your Sony Xperia Z to include all of the standard Google apps, such as Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and much more. The browser is HTML5, which is customary with Android phones as well. You can look forward to services within the device such as SMS threaded view, MMS, email, IM and push email. Battery life is fairly good with the non-removable 2330 mAh Lithium-ion ticker as you should get up to 530 hours of standby time and as much as 14 hours of talk time while on 3G networking speeds.333885The primary rear-facing camera on the Sony Xperia Z amounts to 13 megapixels, and the shooter is capable of capturing quality photos with auto-focus and LED Flash features. The camera also doubles as a camcorder that can record HD 1080 pixel video at 30 frames per second. The secondary front-facing camera is 2.2 megapixels, which is also capable of snapping HD photo and video, is great for video chatting with VoIP apps like Skype, Tango or fring.

At the end of the day, it is up to the consumer of whether the Sony Xperia Z is worth their money. Anyone who enjoys the Android experience and who needs a waterproof phone will love this device. It is generally stylish and contains nice features that should appeal to a wide audience of consumers.


This article is contributed by Andy G from driver and firmware download website

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