At MWC 2013 Samsung Xcover 2 was launched which was highlighted as a robust phone but it was not equipped with a high hardware configuration as compared to the top phones in the market. So, Sony Xperia take that same quality of the phone to different height and the best part is that the phone looks soft and smart even though it is water and dust proof and as reported earlier by us regarding the launch of Sony Xperia Z on 28th of Feb at MWC, it has been launched here in India today at 38990 INR. This is the contender released by Sony to fight with upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

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When the thickness is compared with any other then it can equalized with even iPhone 5 (which boasted a lot about this light weight and thickness) and the HD display of 1080p with 443 pixel per inches leaves behind the fine display of iPhone 5 but then it matches with the other phones like HTC One, Samsung Galaxy 4. The other hardware specifications are also decent enough to make you think again before finalizing your decision for Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

Sony Xperia Z Specifications and Key Features

Talking about the robustness then you will see that the phone has glass on both the sides of the phone, but not the usual one it is a tampered glass which is scratch-proof and strong enough to bear the fall. The water proof strength is quite high as it can take-on the jets of water on it and stay under water up to the depth of 1m till 30 minutes and it is safe to keep it near your swimming pool.

The size of the screen is 5 inches and as described earlier has an HD Display as claimed by the official info by Sony it is capable of controlling the saturation and the contrast of the display on its thus giving you the perfect and crisp display. They mark it as an intelligent display which can get rid of the noise and distortions while watching a low resolution videos on YouTube. Talking about the power this phone carry it has Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Quad-Core processor of 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM and again the battery usage can be controlled by the STAMINA mode which this uses to cut off some of the features when your phone is on stand-by mode and the functionalities to be switched can be controlled by you.

The primary camera is of 13MP and the secondary camera is 2MP, both of them are capable of recording video with HDR mode and you can snap images while recording the video. With the help of Exmor sensor the camera becomes highly capable of taking the images clearly even when the light does not support the visibility. It has NFC, 4G LTE, Bluetooth and Wifi. You can use MHL cable to connect your phone with the TV display to view Android 4.1 Jellybeans working on your phone.

Sony Xperia Z Hands on Photos

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Sony Xperia Z Hands on Review [Video]

Conclusion

Almost everything is new in this phone which has not been used in the Sony phones before and I hope this makes it catchable in the eyes of the users. The robustness along with many new features taking the usual problems on Android into consideration makes this phone a great choice.

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