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Sony Xperia Z SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android)
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- 13 cm/5" Full HD Reality Display, 13 MP camera with Exmor RS, 2GB RAM, 1.5Ghz quad-core processor
- Water-resistant and dust-proof with a tough casing
- View razor-sharp images on the HD bright display
- Take natural-looking photos and video in any light
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Xperia Z - Experience the best of Sony in a smartphone
- 5" Full HD 1080p Display with BRAVIA Engine 2
- 13 MP Camera with Exmor RS for HDR Video and imagine
- Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-core processor with 2GB RAM
- Water and Dust Resistant - IP55 & IP57 Rated
- Durability with Dragontrail glass front and back
Introducing the precision engineered full HD smartphone
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, superior brightness and the widest colour spectrum, so you can view every detail in vivid colour.
True Screen intelligence - Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
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 the most intelligent smartphone screen - one that adapts automatically to display your content in the best way.
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.
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Stunning photos and videos in any light
Our smartphone cameras are built with the same expertise and components as leading Sony cameras, to bring you ultra-sharp photos and videos, wherever and whenever.
Great in all light conditions
Xperia Z features Exmor RS for mobile, the world's first image sensor with HDR video for smartphones. Taking super-sharp photos and videos both in lowlight and strongly backlit conditions like sunsets or with poor indoor lighting conditions. The lowlight sensors are featured on the front camera too, making it the first dual Exmor R for mobile camera
13 Megapixel Camera
The 13 megapixel fast-capture camera and the next-generation Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor makes Xperia Z the Android mobile that delivers crystal clear photos wherever, whenever.
Not a pro with settings? Superior Auto mode automatically activates HDR and noise reduction when they're needed as well as choosing the right capture mode for the photo you are about to take.
Smart, sleek & durable
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No one knows how to best pack durability into a beautiful design like Sony. The slim 7.9 mm body, with its reflective glass surface, looks and feels slick, but Xperia Z is crafted to be water-resistant, dust-resistant and tough enough to handle whatever life has planned.
The durable tempered glass on front and back is a lot stronger than conventional glass. And with anti-shatter film on the front and back, Xperia Z is anything but fragile. In fact, the frame is made from glass fibre polyamide, the same material that's used as a metal substitute in automobile parts.
How can we be certain? In order to get the high IP55 & IP57 rating, we submerge Xperia Z under water for 30 minutes and make sure it's good as new when it comes out. It's also resistant to high power water jets too!
Since we can't take every Android smartphone outdoors, we bring the dust tests to our labs. Before we label Xperia Z dust-resistant, we hang it in a dust-test chamber and check the performance with many substances including sand and flour.
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What makes Xperia Z a Super Phone?
Discover the easy and fast way to wirelessly share music, photos, videos or anything that's on your smartphone screen. One-touch mirroring with NFC technology lets you easily see all the content on your phone, on your TV. Just touch your phone to your BRAVIA remote control and watch your game, photo or movie pop up on the TV screen. No cables, no buttons, no confusion.
The Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor gives you super-fast performance, unparalleled graphics and efficient battery use. Find your way on Google maps. Stream the latest YouTube clips with LTE. Or download the newest apps and run them without a hitch. Get it all when you want it.
Better battery life
With Battery STAMINA Mode you have more intelligent battery management and can easily improve your standby time by four times or more. Your phone knows when you're screen is off and shuts down the battery-draining apps you don't need, then starts them up again when the screen is back on.
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High quality headphones
Xperia Z comes with a high quality stereo headset. Sony MH-EX300AP headset has superior acoustic performance which helps realize sound true to the original recorded sound. Get the most out of your music, games and films. An in-ear headset that's designed for a premium comfort fit lets you enjoy quality entertainment audio. And when a call or message comes in, you'll know.
In the mood for a brain teaser? Or are your fingers itching to do battle? With your PlayStation Certified smartphone, you'll have direct access to PlayStation Store for PlayStation Mobile, where you can browse a catalogue of great PlayStation Mobile games developed for PlayStation Mobile. So however you like to play, download something today and say bye-bye to boredom.
Sony Entertainment Network
Download a movie or TV show from Video Unlimited. Connect your smartphone to your TV and the TV launcher pops up automatically. Enjoy millions and millions of songs from Music Unlimited. Enjoy all this and more from Sony Entertainment Network, with a common sign-on ID and digital wallet through your smartphone. Itâ€™s the perfect fit for a life full of entertainment.
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The phone is very well built and looks great in the hand. The display is sharp and the software is very fast and snappy. The only negative would be the non removable battery - but that seems to be the case with over 90% of flagships now.
I have the white version
++ Design is top notch, love the look of the glass surfaces
++ black is definitly the sleekest colour to choose
++comes with good quality headphones and screenwipe and protectors
++custom SONY screen protector is already installed (can be removed but i believe this one is shatterproof? I just put one on top)
++ can run pretty much any app out there
++Kitkat should be supported
++ not much bloatware
++seems like the heavy chassis is good protection (check out some drop tests on youtube)
++ WATERPROOF!! big feature. Very usefull when i want to watch.... videos in the shower
++ Full HD screen on brightest settings is lovely
++ expandable storage
-- picks up scratches and dust and fingerprints like hell
-- one single side speaker is not very loud and quality is not amazing (loudspeaker for example is not great)
-- black looks better but is more expensive (personal i guess)
-- Torch / Flashlight is not very bright
-- battery lasts for a day so nightly charges are a must.
-- Monster of a screen drains battery quickly
No issues so far, very quick, looks good physically and inside the device. Running standard firmware no custom roms.
Pretty big phone although i have small hands. For this price you can get a nexus 5 for much cheaper and its a newer model if you are willing to compromise on a few features.
Overall it is a great phone. Bear in mind it was previously a flagship model so it can still hold its ground against some of the newer phones. Not top dog anymore but it will run anything out at the moment with ease.
Had the phone for 11 months and the thing broke on me. So here is an update!
I would still buy this phone again (props to amazon for a full refund on my phone for being dodgy!!) After 11 months of near perfect use with no issues it decided to stop charging and booting up. lots of other people have this issue and it seems quite hard to get an actual fix (mixed results online).
++ At current prices (£199 especially) it is a steal. No longer top dog but will hold its own and will run all apps out there for a while.
++ has kitkat
++ waterproofing is brilliant and I will miss it on my new phone
++ Solid build, dropped numerous times and has a few small scratches. No cracks or shattering!!
++ Screen is great and I will miss going to a smaller size or resolution
-- battery gets drained
-- you need external storage to get a multimedia device (unlesss you are a peasant and dont run 1080p films on this beauty of a screen)
I have sent my Z1 back for a refund and have now bought another Sony Xperia Z as there were never any issues with it and as far as Im concerned it beats the Z1 handsdown (particularly as it has just been upgraded to android version 4.3 with Kitkat coming shortly)
Can thoroughly recommend this handset,it is brilliant and I really wouldn't waste your time(or money) on the Z1 until they get the quality control issues with the touch screen sorted......cannot wait for my second Xperia Z to arrive!!
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