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Sony Xperia Z - Water Resistant Smartphone (Review)

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Features 

Display :  

A screen as impressive as HDTV – Full HD Reality Display

Feel like you’re there with the razor sharp and super bright full HD screen. Xperia Z brings you the highest level of HD available – 1080 progressive scan, for incredibly crisp pictures and no jagged edges. Expertise from our BRAVIA® TV engineers goes into our mobile screens, to bring you the same quality you’d expect from a top quality HDTV. The 5” full HD Reality Display also has very high pixel density – 443 pixels per inch, for razor sharp pictures – and superior brightness. And with the wide colour gamut it gives you the widest colour spectrum, so you can view every detail in vivid colour. 

True Screen intelligence – Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2

The second generation of our acclaimed Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by adding new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction. Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 is also able to analyse content type and adjust the image accordingly. Adding Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 to the Reality Display makes for an intelligent screen – one that adapts automatically to display your content in the best way.

(1) Contrast enhancement

Contrast in images and video is enhanced by making the darkest parts slightly darker, which brings out details in the picture.

(2) Colour Management

Colour saturation is increased for specified colour ranges, which makes the colours deeper and more vivid. And the intelligent Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 software reproduces skin colour exactly as it appears to the naked eye.

(3) Noise reduction

Distortion and noise is reduced when streaming low-quality video from online sources, such as YouTube. Noise is reduced both to individual frames and between frames, for clearer viewing.
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(4) Sharpness filter

Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 applies a sharpness filter to increase the overall detail level in the image. This is done by enhancing the edges and contrast without increasing noise.

Less reflective, more responsive – OptiContrast™ & Direct Touch

We’ve eliminated a layer of air in the construction, bringing the touch panel closer to the display. This OptiContrast™ panel makes for less reflection and clearer viewing – even in bright sunlight, as well as creating a seamlessly black surface when the phone is turned off.

By eliminating the sensor layer and integrating the sensor on the lens, we’ve managed to increase the responsiveness of the screen. So your touch is more effective and the experience is more intuitive.

(1) Lens
(2) Removed air layer
(3) Sensor layer
(4) Display

Camera

Exmor RS™ for mobile – the world’s first image sensor with HDR video for smartphones

HDR for photos and videos captures natural colours in any light. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is an imaging technology used to capture clear photos against strong backlight. With HDR, the camera captures the same image at different exposure levels and layers them to create one optimised photo.

Xperia Z introduces HDR to video, so that you can film even in high contrast situations, like in front of a window or with the sun behind your subject.

Always the right setting – Superior Auto

Now it’s always easy to get a great shot. With Superior Auto, you don’t have to know the ins and outs of camera settings to make use of them. In Superior Auto mode, the camera combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the optimal settings. And your device is automatically optimised for 36 different scenes, so you always get the best shot.

 

Stunning shots in any light — 13 MP camera with Exmor RS™ for mobile

The 13 megapixel camera is built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras. Exmor RS™ for mobile is an evolution of our Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor. By adopting the technology of luminance and colour noise reduction, we’ve created a camera that snaps highly detailed shots with low noise – even in challenging lighting conditions. You’re now also able to reproduce objects in more vivid colours and capture night images and faces in stunning clarity. Exmor RS™ for mobile includes HDR video, for clear shots even when your subject is backlit.

World’s only dual Exmor R for mobile camera

We’ve included the Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor on the full HD front camera, so you can take self-portraits or chat in lowlight conditions as well. And both the front and rear cameras support HDR photos.

Never miss a moment — Burst mode

When you want to capture high intensity action, turn on burst mode. With the burst mode you can shoot an unlimited number of images at 10 frames per second and 9 MP resolution.


 
Take pictures wherever you are — Water and dust resistant

 With our water and dust-resistant Android mobile, you can capture sharp photos and videos even in wet or dusty conditions. You can also enjoy capturing great photos while you are recording a video, and you have loads of picture effects to give it that extra touch. Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the pictures you’ve taken in various destinations on the truly intuitive Globe view.

 

Find your memories in no time — Super-fast pinch to zoom

Our intuitive scaling mechanism is unique to Sony and makes it easy to find the picture you’re searching for in your album – quickly. Or search your personalised globe to find shots taken and tagged with specific locations.




PlayMemories Online

Upload pictures and videos from your tablet camera to PlayMemories Online. Then view your photos on any device – tablet, phone, computer, or BRAVIA® TV.

 






Design & Durability :

Minimal yet distinctive – OmniBalance design

With Xperia Z, we introduce our new OmniBalance design. The design is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. Xperia Z has subtly rounded edges and smooth, reflective surfaces on all sides, which are held together by an innovative skeleton frame.
Both the front and back are made of glass, with a seamless surface. Together with enhanced reflection coating on the top, bottom and sides, Xperia Z actually mirrors the world around you. OmniBalance design balances technology vs. design, letting you get so totally immersed in the content that the hardware disappears.


Quality craftsmanship

Xperia Z was designed in collaboration with Sony consumer electronics experts, for quality craftsmanship and consistent attention to details. Only premium materials were used throughout, like aluminium for the power and volume buttons and durable tempered glass for the front and back.

Super slim

We’ve eliminated a layer of air and brought the display closer to the lens, for added touch sensitivity and a smaller size. This construction, along with a new component layout and skeleton frame allows for a slimness of 7.9 mm.

Water and dust resistant

We tested this Android mobile to make sure it can keep going even after 30 minutes under water. It can even withstand water jets. The high IP55 & IP57 rating means you can use it in the rain, take photos by the pool and easily clean it off from everyday spills and dirt.

We even put Xperia Z in a dust chamber for rigorous testing, to make sure its operations were unaffected.

 

 

 

Durable glass panels

Both the front and back panels of Xperia Z are made of durable tempered glass that’s much stronger than conventional glass. Each glass panel also has an anti-shatter film for even greater durability. 

An incredibly tough frame

The skeleton frame is made of tough glass fibre polyamide. It has superior mechanical strength, and is so strong that it’s often used as a metal substitute in cars and electronics. 


 

 

Connectivity : 

One-touch connectivity from Sony

Sharing with friends and connecting your world has never been easier. Based on NFC (near field communication), our One-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap. No wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary.


One-touch mirroring

See photos from your phone on your TV. Simply touch your smartphone to the remote from your BRAVIA® TV to activate screen mirroring. 





One-touch backup

Whether you take pictures on your Xperia Z smartphone, tablet or camera, now you can store them in the same place. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos. 




 

One-touch listening

Play the music on your smartphone through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones. 






 

One-touch sharing

Share photos, music and more between two phones, or between your phone and an NFC-enabled laptop.





From your smartphone to the big screen

Want to share your memories on the big screen? Or go from headphones to speakers? “Throw” content from your smartphone to your Wi-Fi-enabled TV through screen mirroring or DLNA, or send your tunes to a speaker via Bluetooth. Using “Throw”, your device finds the best way to wirelessly connect your smartphone to other devices. With an MHL cable, you can also mirror your phone’s full user interface on your TV and enjoy movies, games and more while charging.

Smart Connect

Make your life simpler by setting up how your smartphone behaves when it connects to other devices. Open your music player when you connect your headphones, organise your SmartWatch, or activate your alarm clock when your phone touches the charging dock. Smart Connect is the software that lets you manage all your smart accessories.

Connect and drive

Xperia Z supports MirrorLink™, which means you’re able to project your Xperia display onto your A/V receiver and stay safely connected while you drive. Hook up Xperia Z to your Sony MirrorLink™ A/V receiver and use the touch screen on your dashboard to access maps, music, your phone book and more.

  


Processor & Battery :

Lightning speed performance – Quad-core processor

We’ve matched the latest Sony software with the powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor. This advanced quad core processor gives you maximum performance and speed without draining your battery – run multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with no loading time, and stream videos without a break. The Snapdragon S4 Pro processor is asynchronous, which means each core is powered up and down independently. So you get the precise amount of power when you need it, without wasting power when you don’t.


Outstanding graphics

With the Adreno 320 GPU (graphics processing unit) you play the most advanced and visually stunning 3D games, and browse the web quickly and smoothly.





Ultra-fast LTE/4G technology

Snapdragon S4 Pro has a built-in LTE/4G modem. With it there are fewer dropped calls and speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G internet connections. Together with Sony’s expertise in radio technology, Snapdragon S4 Pro also ensures better reception in more places.



Always loud and clear — HD Voice

HD voice eliminates background noise to improve voice clarity. That means that you can talk normally and be heard clearly, without having to raise your voice, even in noisy environments. Now you don’t have to shout to be heard, or try to find a quiet place for your conversation.
What’s the difference in sound?

Significantly improve battery life with Battery STAMINA mode

Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you’ve had open are still running in the background, using unnecessary battery. Battery STAMINA mode saves you wasted battery drain by recognizing when your display is off and turning off functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you touch the screen and wake up your phone, everything is up and running again.

Get only the important notices

With Battery STAMINA mode, Wi-Fi and data traffic are disabled during standby, but you still receive incoming calls, texts, and alarms. And since everyone has different needs, you can easily customize which apps you want to receive push notifications from even in standby mode. Facebook notifications on or off? It’s up to you.


Specifications


Weight

  • 146 grams
  • 5.15 oz

Dimensions

  • 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
  • 5.47 x 2.79 x 0.31 inches

Battery

  • Talk time (up to): Up to 11 hours [1]
  • Standby time (up to): Up to 550 hours [1]

Display

  • 5.0 inches TFT
  • 16 million colors, 1920 x 1080 pixels

On the inside

  • Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Quad Core

Camera

  • 13 megapixel Exmor RS camera with Auto focus and flash
  • 2 MP, Exmor R, front facing camera (1080p)

Durability

  • IPX5/7 (Water-resistant) & IP5X (Dust-proof) [2]
Source From Sony Ericsson Official Site

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2 Comments:

Sanjaya Kanishka said...

short and sweet review.ela

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