Sony Xperia Z price and release date for UK announced

Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z release date has been revealed and the phone will hit Vodafone and Three UK at a competent price. Announced at this year’s CES, the device comes with attributes that make it really durable in the face of dust and water impingement. It brings along Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4G LTE connectivity.

What makes the Xperia Z stand out though is a 13.1MP camera. It has an Exmor RS sensor for mobile and is capable of recording HDR video. It also has the coveted fast capture trait. The sensor is suited to both strongly backlit scenes as well as those lacking in light. In addition, a 2.2MP webcam finds itself on the front and can be used for video chatting.

Display

Moving along, the hadnset comes with a 5-inch TFT capacitive touch screen with a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and features tempered glass on the front and the back. The display is complimented with the company’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 for optimal contrast and color management. It runs on Android Jelly Bean and thanks to a power-saving mode, can boast of up to 11 hours of talk time (claimed).

In terms of what drives the handset, a quad core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor has been added, while there is 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory. As we’ve touched upon already, it meets IPX5/7 standards for dust and water resistance and has been seen in a few promotional videos being submerged in the liquid to no apparent harmful effect.

Back

The Sony Xperia Z will release on February 28 on Three and Vodafone (as confirmed by an official tweet). It can be pre-ordered with the former and will be available on a Pay As You Go scheme for £449.99 plus a top up. On the carrier in question, it will be up for purchase with a £69 upfront payment on the Ultimate Internet 500 plan for £34 a month and on The One Plan for £36 a month. Both schemes come with All- You-Can-Eat data. Those interested can also pre-register for the handset on the company’s official site where it is available for of £529.

Specifications at a glance:

Platform: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Display: 5-inch Reality display
Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
Engine: Mobile Bravia Engine 2
Primary camera: 13.1MP fast-capture with Exmor RS for mobile
Secondary snapper: 2.2MP front camera
Processor: 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU
RAM: 2GB
Internal memory: 16GB
Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, aGPS with GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.0
Others: dust and water resistant, Battery Stamina mode

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