The Sony Xperia range of phones has had a massive amount of press since the release of the new Sony Xperia Z series. Sporting Windows 8, water resistance, ultra sleek frame, and all the media and social media tools you will need, this phone is getting a large amount of thumbs up. With Sony’s Exmor RS image sensor, the phone hopes to correct the amount of times a great shot is ruined by low and/or bad lighting, a common problem with most smartphones.
The Xperia Z Series also boasts to be up to 30 minutes water resistance. Though we wouldn’t test this more than a few metres at most, we have seen the tests of the usual contenders for water damage i.e. dropped in a puddle, dropped in the bucket while washing the car, dropped in the toilet on a Saturday night (will let you guys deal with the cleaning bill on this one though). Once pulled out of the water, and residual water removed from the front glass, the phone continued working as normal.
The Sony Xperia also offers an easy link if you own a Sony Bravia TV, and also the usual bluetooth mode of connection for other devices. With an array of additional features to help you share, store, and stream your photos, it will likely pay to have a good play with the smartphone and test these out to get the most out of it.
For business the phone offers the usual Windows 8 tool set to easily access emails, including keeping track of conversation trails across multiple text and emails. The media features can also help in industries where staff need a quick way to take decent HD photos or videos, and then be able to upload this on the road or when back in the office.
And onto the Windows 8 interface and usability. For us Windows 8 works quite well on mobile devices. The tiles enable an easy way to stay up to date, and even if you aren’t a connection junkie, it is still a convenient way to get up to date from multiple sources on the one screen i.e. news, facebook etc. We would like to see a bit more customisation of the tile menus which hopefully MS will release in their Windows 8 update later this year and we would expect the phone to fully support this update. The tile menu is definitely a nice change from most other mobile OS’ that although haven’t entirely copied Apple’s OS, don’t offer a huge amount of difference on the default display.
Sony Xperia Z is available now from the usual outlets on plans or purchase outright and you can read the full feature list here. If you need any help, service, support, or Sony Xperia Repairs, give us a call 7 days on (02) 9698-9644 and let us know how we can assist.