Sony has launched an exciting range of smartphones at CES 2013, and we just can’t stop drooling at two of the hottest models from their lineup – the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. We think the Xperia Z would be yet another Android device that Apple would have to worry about, and here’s why:
Display: To start with, the Xperia Z has a gorgeous 5-inch full HD display powered by Sony’s own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. We’ve always maintained that the biggest disappointment about the iPhone 5 was its limited 4-inch display, and with yet another big screen device like the Xperia Z, we wonder if Apple’s finally taken note of this point. Even in terms of resolution, the Xperia Z’s 443 ppi display makes for a visual treat when compared with the iPhone 5’s 326 ppi display.
Processing power: The Xperia Z is also a lot more powerful – with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2 GB of RAM, here’s where multitasking really comes alive. On the other hand, the iPhone 5’s 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM may be sufficient for iOS, but if it’s heavier apps you’re planning to run, you know where to look.
Camera: If you’re among those who are addicted to your phone’s camera, here’s one more reason to cheer. The Sony Xperia Z comes with a 13.3 MP rear camera and a 2.2 MP front-facing camera. With Sony’s Exmos RS technology, this would be almost as good as a professional digital camera. Suddenly, the iPhone 5’s 8 MP camera sounds almost disappointing, doesn’t it?
Storage: The Xperia Z comes with 16 GB of internal storage, but also has a microSD card slot for those wanting more space. On the other hand, the iPhone 5 comes in 3 options – 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB, but there’s no option for a microSD card slot if you ever need more space.
We especially love the fact that this is a smartphone that is water and dust resistant and is as rugged as you could want. Also announced during the CES 2013 event is the Xperia ZL, which is almost identical to the Xperia Z – but will be available only in some regions where the Xperia Z won’t be released. It has a slightly thicker body and doesn’t have the glass back panel. Also, the Xperia ZL will not have LTE capabilities and won’t be water and dust resistant.