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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good phone, bad service, 7 April 2013
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This review is from: Sony Xperia Z UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Black (Electronics)
With the phone you get a usb cable with a mains adapter, a couple of user guides and a screen protector (which is actually rigid enough to apply properly).

The rear camera has a 13MP sensor (although you can only take up to 12MP photos with the auto adjust feature) which takes pretty good photos, although using manual adjustments produces the best pictures. The front camera is only 2MP and isn't the best...

First impressions are that the phone feels well made, and a decent set of hardware makes if very fast too. Wireless adapter can cope with 50Mb/s plus speeds too.

But....

The battery life is poor (enable STAMINA mode which helps), and it gets seriously hot (read the edit....)
The speaker is really, really quiet and sounds flat
Glass panel at the back scratches easily
Flaps covering headphone and usb ports are annoying

BUT overall it is a very good phone.

EDIT

The battery got so hot whilst watching a film, that the screen cracked. Couldn't turn it off as the screen wouldn't respond to touch, and over time there were cracks forming from other cracks until the whole screen was buggered. Sony put it down to 'accidental damage' and charged me £250 for repairs. Few months later, water managed to get in through a small gap between the screen and the casing, and the phone was damaged (took a week to dry out and was working afterwards), must have been a dodgy repair!
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Initial post: 11 Sep 2013 20:42:17 BDT
Andy says:
Good review but just some information regarding the camera.
It is only limited to 12mp under superior auto. If you switch it to normal mode the 13mp option becomes available instead of 12.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2013 21:39:47 BDT
SJ says:
Yes I found this out too whilst playing with the settings, but I just keep it on auto insurance think it gives better end products.
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