A few weeks ago Sony unveiled their newest flagship Android phone, the Xperia Z, at CES.  And for some reason now seems like the perfect time to tell you about it.

Powering the Xperia Z is a Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, which is supported by a 5-inch full HD screen.  Yes, that’s a 1080p display on a phone, which has been dubbed with Sony’s Reality Display branding.   A 13-megapixel camera plays complement to the aforementioned powerful features, though we all know that doesn’t mean squat in real world quality.  Other features include NFC connectivity, which are designed to work with two recently announced Bluetooth headsets; the Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH20 and the Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M. To pair the Xperia Z to either headset, you simply need to touch them together.

Despite all of this power, and the usual array of options, the Xperia Z will measures just 7.9 mm thin.  It doesn’t look like Sony has used Gorilla Glass, but they’re promising some level of durability thanks to the addition of tempered glass and an anti-shatter film on the front and back.   The Sony Xperia Z is also dust and water-resistant (IP55 and IP57).

Sony plans to launch the Xperia Z (as well as a smaller variant, the Xperia ZL) in Q1 of this year.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."