There is a common practice of Sony to release new product in annual CES event, no exception for this year event. Recently, the news, pictures and hardware specifications are widely spread out. Now, Sony officially unveiled the mystery of this device, followed by another similar product – Sony Xperia ZL .
Between these devices, Xperia Z is equipped with a 5-inch 1080p resolution screen, official assigned to the 5-inch full HD smartphone ranks, together with built-in high performance quad-core processor and angular design.
Xperia Z’s first impression is a standard straight-touch smartphone . After handled in hand, you will find the fuselage angular characteristics of lines and the massive visual effects are very obvious. Although the smartphone is considerably large in size, but the control of the weight and thickness is excellent with weighing about 140g, having a thickness of 7.9 mm. Same as Nexus 4, the front and back of Xperia Z are inlaid with gorilla glass which is particularly attractive appearance. However, by taking into account the hardness and compressive strength of glass, but still unable to determine the Xperia Z’s anti-shock mechanism. In addition to the fine aluminum button design at the right side, full black body design also makes silver button looks special. In summary, Xperia Z is very good example to reflect Sony design level of reproducibility in the peak period.
The Xperia Z equipped with a hidden micro USB port, micro SD slot and SIM card slot design. Sony officially describes reason for this is because the products have IP55 and IP57 dustproof and waterproof performance. Allegedly Xperia Z can be immersed in one meter of water for 30 minutes, the same standard of waterproof of Sony products launched in the Japanese domestic market.
Sony Xperia Z has high score in screen resolution and pixel density, but in term of the viewing angle and saturation it is slightly worse than the common 1080p smartphones. Xperia Z screen tilt looked slightly faded as the same as other mainstream Sony smartphone. According to official reports, this phone uses the latest Sony Mobile Bravia Engine 2 performance optimization technology, specialized for users to enhance the contrast of the screen, color, clarity and view of video player or photo. With Mobile Bravia Engine 2 closed, the difference between these two kinds of display performance is extremely clear. But even so, the screen of Xperia Z is still not the representative of the top level of the smartphone.