Sony Xperia Z was the flagship smartphone of the Japanese phone maker for the first half of 2013. It was officially introduced in January at CES 2013 and released on the market about a month later, in February.
Sony Xperia Z features a 5.0-inch TFT display with 1080 x 1920 resolution and shatter proof glass protection, while being underpinned by a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset with quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 320 GPU. The device also integrates 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage with support for microSD cards (up to 64 GB).
Xperia Z brings a primary camera with 13.1 MP sensor, autofocus, LED flash, and 1080p video recording support, a 2.2 MP user-facing camera also capable of recording Full HD videos, while being kept alive by a 2,330 mAh battery. The smartphone was launched pre-loaded with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it will get updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Sony Xperia Z measures 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and weighs in at 146 grams. The device integrates all the connectivity options worthy of a modern smartphone including HSPA+, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.