Sony is now introducing the precision engineered full HD smartphone which packs 443 pixels per inch on its wide 5 inch i.e. (12.7cms) screen. Its slim 7.9 mm body, with its reflective glass surface, looks and feels slick. Including a quad-core 1.5GHz processor and a camera with a huge 13-megapixel sensor that use Sony’s new Exmor RS image sensor, which is not only built for low-light, but it’s the first chip that can shoot 1080p HDR video.
The display’s certainly good enough, and large enough, for watching films and for gaming. We tried it out with the Asphalt 7 racing title, which looked fantastic, and almost like something off the PlayStation 3.
The Xperia Z runs Android 4.1, rather than the very latest 4.2 version. However, Sony claims that version 4.2 will be available for the Xperia Z “shortly after launch”, so you won’t have to wait long for the new version’s lock screen widgets and improved notification bar.