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Snapdragon powered Sony Xperia Z comes to T-Mobile

Jun 18, 2013

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Sony Xperia Z

If you spend a lot of time gazing at your phone, set your sights on the Sony Xperia™ Z. Initially announced at CES 2013, and already released and widely popular outside the US, Sony announced today that T-Mobile will be the exclusive US carrier to bring the phone to eager fans.

Sony proclaims the Xperia Z to have the world's sharpest 5-inch display and includes BRAVIA® Engine 2 technology that automatically optimizes images so they're sharper and brighter. The 1080 x 1920 full HD Reality Display delivers great readability even in bright sunlight. It also delivers beautiful stills and movies against strong light, with its image sensor with HDR video.

Powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro mobile processor, the Xperia Z is designed to let you run multiple apps at the same time, surf the web with less loading time and stream videos without stopping. Because the processor is asynchronous, powering up each core up and down independently, the Xperia Z stays charged longer by only using the precise amount of power when you need it without wasting power when you don't.

If you love the water, or tend to accidentally drop things in it, the Xperia Z boasts the highest level of water resistance available in a smartphone. To earn that rating Sony had to ensure the Xperia Z could be submerged up to 3 feet in water for 30 minutes and come out good as new. Dust resistant and made with the same material used as a metal substitute in automobile parts, this smartphone is strong stuff.

T-Mobile says the Xperia Z's arrival is imminent, and you can sign up to be among the first to know.

Early reviews:

  • Tech Radar: "The Xperia Z is a phone that's got us fired up about Sony mobile again."
  • Engadget: "Once you get to look at the phone in person, all Xperias that came before it pale in comparison."
  • cnet"The Sony Xperia Z is the latest entry in the Japanese company's burgeoning range of Android smart phones and comes with the kind of specifications that dedicated mobile geeks stay up all night dreaming of."