Sony Xperia Z was unveiled back at CES 2013 and we got to play with it at MWC 2013. Now it has arrived for testing purposes and we’re playing with it right now. This is the very first Full HD smartphone we’re reviewing here at GSMDome.com, so it’s a welcome premiere.
Priced at around 600 euros, this Sony flagship phone is shipped inside a compact box and it measures 7.9 mm in thickness, while weighing 146 grams. It uses a microSIM card slot, discretely integrated near the big, metallic On/Off button. The device is IP57 certified, meaning it’s both dust and water resistant. It can stand water dipping at up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. The display integrated on the phone is a TFT capacitive touchscreen with a 5 inch diagonal and a 1920 x 1080 resolution.
It uses Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 technology and integrates scratch resistant glass. Sony Xperia Z also comes with a microSD card slot, aside from the 16 GB internal storage. There’s also 2 GB of RAM, a 13 megapixel camera at the back and a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor. Inside the box of the device we find a USB cable, interesting looking headphones, charger and manuals. We’ll be back with more info and possibly photo samples once the review is done.