The year of 2013 is bringing out a whole new dossier of trendy smart phones to India and the most awaited was Sony Xperia Z, Sony’s new flagship. The phone has finally hit the Indian shores for Rs 38,990.
The superphone of this era was launched by Bollywood diva Katrina Kaif who has been roped in as the brand ambassador of the phone.
Excited about the Indian launch, Dennis Van Schie, Corporate Vice President, Head of Sales & Marketing, Sony Mobile Communications said, “In 2013 Sony aims to break all the boundaries of technology. We are determined to give our users an outstanding Sony experience” Detailing about the Indian market, he told Indian Express, “India is a high focus and high-growth market for Sony. The smartphone market in India hold very strong mid-term growth potential, with smartphone sales projected to be approximately 33 million units by FY13 in India. Our ultimate objective is to position Xperia amongst the top 3 smart phone brands in India”.
Sony Xperia Z is the first water and dust resistant phone and with this USP the phone raises the bar for the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5S.… Read the rest
2013’s promising to become an even more exciting year than 2012, and it’s barely even begun! The battle for the best smartphone of 2013 is already seeing a lot of contenders, many of which are still rumored to be launching. But boy, when they do, believe us when we say that you as a consumer will be amazingly confused and spoilt for choice. So today, we’re pitting the awesome Sony Xperia Z against the rumored HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S4 to see if these two phones could pull away Sony’s expectedly huge sales.
Screen Size: In terms of screen size, the M7 could lose out a little bit due to its 4.7-inch display, while the Xperia Z has and the Galaxy S4 is expected to have 5-inch screens. In terms of resolution too, the Xperia Z is powered by Sony’s very own Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and promises to have spectacular viewing, while the Galaxy S4 is rumored to have a 441 ppi. Looks like the M7 might fall back in this category for sure.
Tech specs: While we still don’t know the exact processor in the Galaxy S4, looks like it could most probably be a quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. The Xperia Z’s got a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM, but if you want a little more power, pick up the M7 with its 1.7 GHz dual-core processor and 2 GB RAM.
Camera: In terms of the rear camera, we have to say these 3 phones are equally matched – all of them have a 13 MP rear camera. But as of now, we think the Xperia Z has a slight edge over the others, thanks to its Exmos RS sensor that lets it reproduce high quality pictures. In terms of the front-facing camera too, the Xperia Z has a 2.2 MP one, when compared with the 2 MP front-facing camera in the M7 and the 1.9 MP equivalent in the Galaxy S4.
Another interesting feature in the Xperia Z is that it’s water and dust resistant, and that’s something we haven’t been hearing about in the M7 and the Galaxy S4. But if either of these phones will actually become more popular than the Xperia Z remains to be seen.… Read the rest
Sony finally unveiled its much awaited Xperia Z 5-inch phablet during the CES 2013 event, and managed to turn quite a few heads with it. But 2013 has just begun and despite its fabulous specs and offerings, we wonder if it stands a chance against Samsung’s and Apple’s flagship bestsellers when they launch their updated models later this year.
Display: For now, its specs do sound real good, when compared against the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Its 5-inch full HD display has a much higher resolution and with Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 technology, it reproduces images brilliantly. But the iPhone 6 is rumored to sport a bigger 4.8-inch screen – one of the biggest complaints we had against the iPhone 5’s limited 4-inch display. Also, we’ve been hearing rumors that the Galaxy S4 could also sport a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 440 ppi. The Galaxy Note 3 is rumored to have a 6.3-inch full HD OLED display.
Internal storage: In terms of storage space, we’re hearing rumors that the iPhone 6 could have 128GB of internal storage. If this is true, then the Xperia Z’s 16 GB internal storage would appear far too limited in comparison. Also, if we take the Galaxy Note 2 as reference, we can hope to see at least 64GB of internal storage in the Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 3 as well.
Camera: Sony Xperia Z’s 13MP camera may face stiff competition from Samsung Galaxy S4’s 13 MP camera. Also, rumor has it that Apple may put in a Super HD camera in the iPhone 6, which could make things more difficult for the Xperia Z. We haven’t heard anything about the camera on the Galaxy Note 3, but are hoping it would have a resolution of at least 13 MP like the Galaxy S4.
OS: Samsung’s flagship devices would most likely run on Android 5.0, which promises to be much better than the present Android Jelly Bean. Apple will also make the next version of iOS more powerful and versatile, which could make the Xperia Z running on Android 4.1 almost obsolete, unless it receives an upgrade to Android 5.0.s… Read the rest