Sony’s Answer To iPhone 5 – Sony Xperia Z


Yesterday, Sony launched its new flagship Android-based smartphone Sony Xperia Z at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 in Las Vegas to take on Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3.

The Sony Xperia Z comes packed with an impressive set of features such as a gorgeous 443 ppi 5-inch HD Reality Display, 13-megapixel camera, Qualcomm’s quad-core processor, dust and water resistant body and lots more.

Here’s a look at the complete specifications:

  • 5-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 13MP fast capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile & HDR video
  • 2MP front facing camera with Exmor R
  • Dust & water resistant (IP55 & IP57)
  • 1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB
  • Battery STAMINA mode improves standby time by at least four times
  • One-touch mirroring
  • 4G LTE

Strangely, Xperia Z will come installed with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean instead of Android 4.2, which was released more than two months back.

Nevertheless, the tech specs of Sony’s new flagship smartphone is very impressive when you consider that iPhone 5 comes with A6 dual core 1GHz processor with 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera and 4-inch Retina Display.

Check out the hands-on video of Sony Xperia Z below:

Check out the brief comparison video of iPhone 5 and Sony Xperia Z and also Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia Z (courtesy folks at PocketNow).

iPhone 5 vs Sony Xperia Z

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Sony Xperia Z

While Sony Xperia Z looks very impressive on paper, it remains to be seen if it will give Apple’s iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S3 a run for their money.

It also highlights the need for Apple to re-imagine the iOS and look at launching the next generation iPhone with different screen sizes (including one with a larger display than iPhone 5’s taller 4-inch display).

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Via: Phandorid

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  • Steve jobs

    if tris wrote this, it would say “nice specs but does it really matter?”

    • Rounak Jain

      does it? ;)

  • Jubeisan

    Seems legit!

  • PimpDaddyWiteBoy

    welp, found my new phone if HTC’s new one still has the round back they love so much

  • DasH0212

    nice spec…but does it matter?…

  • Damani Brown

    From what it seems is it looks good on paper but on the actual test it lagged behind. They may have just pumped up the device with hardware it can’t even use to make you buy it. Typical. It lost in both tests against the iPhone 5 and the S3. And the excuses these guys come up with after they see it lose. I find it funny. The phone is obviously crap compared to the iPhone and S3.. Galaxy S4 coming shortly will eat that crap alive. I wonder what the iPhone 6 will bring…. if anything LOL.

  • ABuNeNe

    It’ll be the downfall of iPhone if the next generation is still sticking to the similar screen size improvement.

  • Z’tewtew

    a Phone with 5″ inch screen, isn’t a phone :/