If you thought Motorola Defy, or Sony Xperia Go were impressive as waterproof smartphones, you will be amazed with the Sony Xperia Z. Maybe there isn’t much more stuff manufacturers can put into their phones, quad-core processors, 2GB or ram, 12-13 mp cameras, it seems maxed out. Wrong! Sony not only managed to produce the best smartphone in the world (until recently), but they also made it waterproof!
Sony Xperia Z proudly wears its IP57 certificate, which is in general quite rare on today’s phones. Number 5 means that the phone is almost 100% resistive to dust (7 is the maximum on the dust scale), while 7 (out of 8) tells you that the phone can be submerged up to 1m (3ft) of water for 30 minutes.
Considering its price tag, I doubt many people will try to swim with it, but there are no worries about accidental drops into puddles, toilets or coffee mugs.
The Sony Xperia Z is still among the top 3 smartphones on the market, waterproof or not. Here’s why…
A beautiful Full HD, 5 inch display is always at your service, powered by Sony’s Bravia Engine (the same one they use on their TVs). Combine that with a powerful quad-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2GB or ram and you got yourself a high end gaming/movie watching machine.
Following today’s market demand, the camera is nothing less than the best. You can take pictures in 13 mp resolution, or capture 1080p Full HD video. There are also tons of features like autofocus, touch-focus, LED flash, image stabilization, etc. that will make your capturing even better!
This phone is operated by Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, but the latest 4.2 upgrade is coming soon. If you don’t know the difference, don’t worry. Basically every newer Android is a bit faster, easier to use and has more features.
All things considered if you want a superphone that can resist everyday’s troubles (and maybe a bit of snorkeling!) Sony Xperia Z is your best choice.
Sony XPERIA Z
- Brand: Sony
- Family Line: Sony XPERIA
- Model: Z
- Type: Smartphone
- Network Technology: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/WCDMA/HSPA+, LTE
- Band: GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS/HSPA+ 850/900/2100 LTE Bands 1/3/5/7/8/20
- Operating System: Android
- Camera: 1.3 Megapixel
- Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD, Micro SDHC
- Display Technology: TFT
- Diagonal Screen Size: 5 in
- Touch Screen: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- GPS: Yes
- Email Access: Yes
- Speakerphone: Yes