Sony Xperia Z Android phone

The water and dust-resistant Xperia Z is Sony's best smartphone. Ever.

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Steve Parr

4.0

1

Pros
New Update
Cons
New Update
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Sony Xperia Z have new features now update available upgrade to v4.4.2 (KitKat).

Alex

4.5

2

Pros
water proof
Cons
speaker poor/needs bigger battery even though i get a day out of it
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As a farmer, I put a plastic film on the screen and replace it when I need to but when it gets dirty, I dip it in a trough and wash it. I've dropped it on concrete a few times and still works good. i thought it was a bit big at first but you get used to it and reception is excellent. some program features could be improved on but I'd buy another one.

Roger A. Stockburger

1.0

3

Pros
Awesome mobile, Water-Resistant, nice screen, takes great photos, easy-to-use
Cons
Screen scratches very easily, also extremely fragile handset
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The Xperia Z 4G replaced my iPhone 4S, first impressions, awesome! Beautiful 5" display, takes excellent photos, everything runs smoothly, hardly any lag, except sometimes going to camera from the lock screen gives a "camera not available" message. Love the idea of a water-resistant phone, so I won't have to worry about being caught out in the rain, or being thrown in the pool with the phone in the pocket, so water resistance was very high on my list after having already busted 2 iPhones.

The Sony Xperia Z was my choice, as I liked the fact that you can get a cradle for it, so you don't have to continually open the flap for USB charging, so this was the primary reason I chose the Sony over the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active.

Unfortunately, the phone is of very poor build quality considering it's price being a high-end smartphone

1. Screen scratches very easily. The phone spends all its days in a leather case (except when it's charging in the cradle), together with my drivers' license, medicare card, a couple of ATM cards and a couple of banknotes. The raised digits from the ATM card started to show scratches on the display after just a few weeks. Not impressed, considering the iPhone 4S it replaced was kept in identical conditions and hardly a scratch to be seen.

2. Screen fractures extremely easy. Phone in leather case spends its time in my suit jacket pocket, one afternoon in the peak-hour rush to get on the train, I was bumped against a post. Nothing unusual, happened countless times with trusty old iPhone, but to my dismay when I went to check messages, there was a crack on the screen originating from a spot just above the silver button, rendering the top-half of the screen useless. My daughter cracked the screen of the iPhone 4 I gave her when I bought the 4S, after dropping it onto concrete without a case. Interesting that the touch-screen still worked to some extent despite the crack. Not so with the Sony, the entire top half of the screen now no longer responds to any finger touch. I presume due to the fact the Sony's so thin (8mm) and with a lack of structural strength, and no flexibility in the screen, it's considerably more fragile than the iPhone which is thicker and has a much stronger casing.

Despite it's impressive specs and beautiful display, this is not a phone I would recommend, as it's not designed to withstand normal everyday use.

JO

2.5

4

Pros
WATER SAFE
Cons
VERY POOR QUALITY CAMERA FOR A 13 MEGA PIXAL
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VERY DISSAPOINTED

Sarah

1.5

5

Pros
Great camera
Cons
Poor quality
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The sound echoes, the wifi is terrible and I struggle to get reception in the middle of town!

Kris

5.0

6

Pros
everything
Cons
none
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Sony Xperia Z Rocks...well done Sony...

Kris

5.0

7

Pros
excellent design, external ports, slim trim glossy, camera,
Cons
none
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improved design n features... should improve on speaker...else overall awesome....

Kiran

2.5

8

Pros
poor sound, my Xperia MINI Pro was better.
Cons
expensive
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I'm using this for 3 weeks. This phone hangs offen and don't respond. Need to do a hard restart. I'm doing this daily. I bought in India. Does Xperia Z warranty covers in Australia to check this. I do want to spend more for service. If warranty covered in Australia, please let me know service center in Melbourne.

Ananth

4.0

9

Pros
Hardware configurations .. Touch = i-phone
Cons
camera clarity not satisfied in super auto mode and in normal mode too .. black shade around through
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water and dust resistant,,, touch, equivalent to i-phone... google chrome - nice speed... in ear headset... really too expensive but compared to i phone features ,,, rate is compactable..

Destin

5.0

10

Pros
Amazing design, waterproofing IP55 and IP57
Cons
None
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By far the best phone Sony has ever made, and one of the best phones out there on the market. It completely triumphs the S3 and the iPhone 5 in my opinion. The design is absolutely amazing (glass on all six sides) and the device feels perfect in your hand. The aluminium power button is immaculate and flawless. Buy this phone - you will be impressed.

MohitS

0.0

11

Pros
Walkman App is poor music experience as compare to w200
Cons
NO MEGA BASS
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NO MEGA BASS....FAKE Walkman App as compare to W200
X-Loud is not loud
Poor Headphone...BAss not handle

ekke

2.5

12

Pros
nice mobile
Cons
very expensive
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Better option is to go for nokia lumia 620
these mobile is not luanch yet and many people of world wants to get it

drew peacock

5.0

13

Pros
xperia
Cons
antartica]
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i wish i had bought this insteaof the s3. it would of been a big difference if i dropped this in the pool.

umar

5.0

14

Pros
every thing
Cons
superb phone
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THIS IS A SUPER SUPER PHONE THE BEST SMARTPHONE WITHOUT ANY DOUBT. WELL DONE SONY

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