Sony Xperia Z Smartphone Review


At last you can experience the same picture quality that you would expect from an HDTV directly from a smartphone. The designers at Sony have gone all-out to bring you a smartphone display like never before.

With a picture so sharp and colours more vivid than ever, you can enjoy a more immersive viewing experience, as you watch movies, live stream TV and play games on the Sony Xperia Z. No jagged edges and superior HD quality, thanks to the progressive scan 1080 display that comes together with 443 pixels per square inch for a picture quality that will take your breath away.

As well as superior picture quality and a range of specs that rival any smartphone on the market, the Sony Xperia Z has been designed to stand up to the toughest of conditions. People like to keep their phone with them everywhere they go and that means exposing them to a variety of potentially damaging conditions. Whether you work on a builder’s yard, near the water, or like to take your mobile on an evening out, now you can feel safe in the knowledge that your phone is safer than ever.

  • Water resistant: Gone are the days when you have to leave your phone to dry out in a warm area for 24 hours thanks to splashing liquids on it. The testers at Sony gave the Xperia the ultimate water test by submerging the handset in water for a full 30 minutes.
  • Dust Resistant: Having been tested in a variety of environments, including a dust chamber, the Xperia is more dustproof than ever.
  • Durable Dragontrail Glass: There is nothing more frustrating than dropping a phone out of your pocket onto a soft carpet, only to find that the screen has cracked with the most minimal of impacts. Well, you needn’t worry about that anymore. Built with super strong materials, the Xperia can handle that and a lot more.

As well as these great features, the Sony Xperia Z is powered by a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor to give you superior performance all round. Whether downloading apps, playing games or watching videos on YouTube, you’re sure to enjoy a great viewing experience with less glitching or buffering than ever before.

  • Superior Quality headphones: Sony have always been renowned for the producing quality products when it comes to music and the Xperia headphones are no exception. Now you can enjoy music through a smartphone the way you’re meant to and immerse yourself in movies like never before.
  • PlayStation Mobile: Now you don’t have to wait until your home to enjoy your PlayStation. Simply browse the catalogue of PlayStation games and enjoy them wherever you are. Long journeys will pass in a flash, waiting times will speed up and you need never be bored again
  • Sony Entertainment Network: Download movies or songs from a huge library directly to your phone and then enjoy them at your leisure.

The fantastic specs don’t end there. Complete with a superb 13 megapixel camera, a 5 inch display and a range of features designed to eliminate light and improve viewing quality, the Sony Xperia Z has everything you could want in the latest of smartphones. All neatly packaged in a beautiful handset that looks smooth and stylish, is user friendly and great to hold.


  • Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.5 GHz Qualcomm APQ8064+MDM9215M Quad core
  • 5 inch TFT display
  • Durability IPX5/7 (Water resistant) & IP5X (Dust proof)
  • Dragontrail glass front and back
  • Battery – talk time up to 11 hours
  • Stand by up to 550 hours
  • Camera 13 mega pixel Exmor RS camera with auto focus and flash
  • 2MP, Exmor front facing camera (1080p)
  • Dimensions 139 x 71 x 7.9mm (5.47 x 2.79 x 0.31 inches)
  • Weight 146 gms (5.15 oz.)

What’s in the box:

  • Sony Xperia Z with fitted battery
  • USB cable
  • Premium Sony headphones MH-EX300
  • Charger
  • Set up guide