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Sony Xperia Z (C6602) Review
3 February 2014
Summary: The Sony Xperia Z is available in India for a street price of Rs 38,790, which makes it the cheapest high-end phone with a Full HD display. The waterproofing feature gives it an added advantage and no doubt, many people would buy this solely for that reason alone. Let’s sum up the good points first.
Summary: Only a year after releasing the Xperia S , its first post-Ericsson phone, Sony has already reached the end of the alphabet with its flagship for 2013, the Xperia Z. The implication behind the name is that this handset is as ultimate as the letter Z itself, and Sony’s design and marketing teams have worked hard to amplify that idea.
Pros: Stamina mode is a boon for battery life, Rugged, yet handsome, construction, Water- and dust-resistant, Headset is excellent for bass-heavy music
Cons: Limited viewing angles, Mediocre ergonomics, Sub-par camera performance, PlayStation Mobile remains woefully underdeveloped
Conclusion: The Xperia Z is a great phone and one of the best options on T-Mobile. Though T-Mobile users have a lot of other choices – the Nexus 4, Galaxy S4, HTC One, BlackBerry Z10, Galaxy Note 2, and iPhone 5 – the Xperia Z is the only device that is dust and water proof. If water damage is something you fear, you may want to choose the Z. Luckily, you don’t have to trade performance for water resistance. The Xperia Z is a beauty, but it’s also one tough phone.
Pros: Beautiful glass design, Waterproof and dustproof, Powerful processor, Great button placement
Cons: Glass case prone to fingerprints, Battery life weak
Summary: It’s nice to see the XPERIA Z finally available in the U.S. A wider carrier availability would have been even better, but T-Mobile wins by securing this exclusive deal with Sony. This carrier has interesting plans that could potentially save money for subscribers with a moderate usage pattern, but if you are coming from another carrier, make sure that the coverage is sufficient for your need.
Summary: T-Mobile is making it increasingly difficult for consumers to choose a phone -- in a good way. In addition to the Xperia Z, the carrier also offers the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One for the same price. (The iPhone 5 costs $149.) With its 1080p display, water-resistance and great camera, the Xperia Z should definitely be in the conversation when it comes to premium smartphones on T-Mobile's LTE network.
Pros: Design shrugs off water, Excellent 13-MP camera, Floating apps come in handy, Vivid screen
Cons: Boxy design makes one-hand use difficult, Narrow viewing angles, Back gets hot, Slower CPU than HTC One and S4
Excerpt: The Sony Xperia Z was unveiled in January as a quad-core, waterproof, Android smartphone. Eight months later, the phone many Americans forgot will soon debut on T-Mobile. Is the Sony Xperia Z still worth remembering? Here's an Xperia Z review that answers that question.
Excerpt: Sony hasn’t had a truly stunning smartphone for a while but the Xperia Z should qualify - at least on paper. It sports a 5-inch 1080p (441ppi) display on top of a 1.5GHz Snapdragon quad-core S4 processor and 2GB of RAM alongside an impressive 13MP camera that’s also HD video-capable. It’s 4G LTE 1800MHz and NFC capable as well. It has a solid understated design that’s only slightly marred by an odd power button on the right-hand side.