Just a few days ago, I wrote a post on the best 3 Android smartphones in the market at the moment and Sony Xperia Z appeared third after Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and HTC’s One. The good news today for those who may have had a special liking for the Xperia Z is that it is available in the US market now, unlocked. Sony has started selling the HSPA+ version of the popular high end smartphone and it appears this move has dirtectly affected the price of another high end smartphone by Sony which started retailing for a price of $700 but has been slashed to $629. When it first appeared on the shelves, the unlocked version of Xperia ZL sold for $759.
The Sony Xperia Z will be available for $629 and will be available in three colors: white, black and purple. The available model C6602 phone boasts of specs that include a full HD 5 inch screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 320 graphics chip and 2GB RAM.
Sony markets the Xperia Z as the world’s sharpest 5 inch smartphone featuring the first ever image sensor with high definition video recording on smartphones and utmost resistance to water, dust and damage. The Xperia Z is in sense a rugged high end smartphone that can last for over 30 minutes 1 meter deep under water, and is ‘as tough as a metal’. Its build definitely beats the plastic build of Galaxy S4 as the frame is made from a glass fibre polyamide – the same material that is a substitute to metal in building cars.
Other specs of the Xperia Z include 16GB onboard memory, 4G LTE network support, NFC and a 2330 mAh battery that promises up to 550 hours standby time on 2G, 530 on 3G or 40 hours music playback. This phone is also expected to come to T-Mobile soon although the carrier has not commented on when the phone will be available or how much T-Mo users will have to part with in exchange of the phone.
Source: Xperia Blog