Xperia Z hands-on videos

We’ve just consolidated a number of hands-on videos to get a holistic view on the Xperia Z. Do check them all out if you have the time!

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Xperia Z connects to a PlayStation controller, hard drive and more!

The Xperia Z is already a beast in terms of specs. We’ve found out that the phone can connect to various peripherals that may come in handy. Check out the video by CloveTechnology on what cool peripherals the phone can connect to:


Playing games with a PlayStation controller, transfer files between your hard drive and phone, navigate the phone with a keyboard and mouse, share your content via mhl to a HD TV. The Xperia Z is working out to be a media powerhouse. What do you think about all these features the Xperia Z can support?

Xperia E dual on shelves!

The Xperia E dual is a phone for users that are looking to get a bang out of their buck. Like all Xperia devices, this smartphone is running on Android ice cream sandwich (upgradeable to Jelly Bean) and supports two SIM cards. Perfect for people who needs to swap between SIM on the go!



Here’s the specifications at a glance:

The Xperia E dual spots a 3.5″ HVGA (165PPI) display, weighing in at 115.7g with a thickness of 11mm. On board memory is 4GB and the phone supports additional 32GB worth of storage with microSD.

The camera resolution is 3.2MP capable of capturing VGA videos. For music lovers, the Xperia E dual also comes with a WALKMAN player for soul shaking clarity.

There is the standard WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity on board the phone. Powering all these is the Qualcomm MSM7227A 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. Fueling all these is a 1500mAh battery coupled with battery stamina mode.

With HD voice, your voice will be transmitted with the highest quality to your loved ones. For users who don’t need such an expensive phone, the Xperia E dual can be one of your considerations. We’ll be updating on the RRP first thing in the morning!

Xperia Z and LG Optimus G Pro SHOWDOWN

Another competitor has been announced that will rival the lights of the Xperia Z, and that would be LG’s Optimus G Pro. Based on hardware specifications alone, the Optimus G Pro is one fantastic phone. Here’s a NTT DoCoMo site if you’re able to read Japanese. However, does it suit your taste in terms of features, design and form factor? We’ll be discussing all these here in our very own dogfight.

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Both smartphones spot 5″ Full HD displays with very different technologies. The Xperia Z (443 PPI) possesses the latest Mobile Bravia Engine 2 and OptiContrast Panel, both of which are BRAVIA technologies, matched along with sensor on lens technology on a TFT display. The Optimus G (440 PPI) integrates its glass surface with the touch sensor, similar to that on the Samsung Galaxy S3, on a True Full HD IPS display.

The Xperia Z weighs 146g at a thickness of only 7.9mm AND comes with a water and dust resistance chasis, whereas the Optimus G Pro weighs 160g with a thickness of 10.9mm.

The back-facing camera is the same at 13.1MP, but the Xperia Z includes Sony’s very own Exmor RS sensor (for low light shots) with HDR video recording capabilities. The Optimus G Pro has a 2.4MP front-facing camera, while the Xperia Z spots a 2.2MP Exmor R sensor (for low light shots).

In these aspects, we’ll think that the Xperia Z triumphs.

The processing chips are the same, running on the latest Snapdragon S4 Pro with quad-core Krait processors, Adreno 320 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The Xperia Z is clocked at 1.5GHz, while the Optimus G Pro’s speed is overclocked to the max at 1.7GHz.

Storage space on board for the Xperia Z is 16GB (expandable to 32GB) and for the Optimus G Pro is 32GB (expandable to 64GB). Powering the Xperia Z is a 2330mAh battery and the Optimus G Pro is a 3000mAh one.

In these aspects, we’ll think that the Optimus G Pro triumphs.

Other miscellaneous stuffs will be mentioned over here. Both devices are LTE enabled and supports bluetooth 4.0. The Optimus G Pro is able to capture using the front and back facing camera simultaneously, slide apps, include LG’s very own QuickMemo (for recording of notes). The Xperia Z offers a link to Xperia tablets via Xperia Link (includes charging capabilities), small apps, PlayStation store, Music Unlimited, Video Unlimited and WALKMAN music player.

Smartphones have evolved once again for the year 2013. Which one of these devices will you choose? We’ll leave you with videos of the Optimus G Pro and the Xperia Z to better understand and compare them both.

LG Optimus G Pro

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Xperia Tablet Z (official announcement) **NEW updates in specs**

The Xperia Tablet Z is finally here! It comes in two colors, black and white. The site linked is the Japanese one and we’ll be translating it over here for you guys!


The device is only 6.9mm thick and 495g in weight. What’s amazing still is that the device is also water and dust resistance! Based on these specs alone, it may seem as if the screen size will be smaller than the leading high end tablets. Instead, the Tablet Z spots a 10.1″ WUGXA Reality Display (Mobile Bravia Engine should be able included but we’re not sure which version). This led us to ponder if the Tablet Z will come with an OptiContrast Panel and sensor on lens technology just like the Xperia Z.

The Tablet Z also features a 8.1MP Exmor R sensor with Full HD video recording capabilities. There’s no news of a front camera but based on the pictures alone, there seems to be one.

Powering all these is a 1.5Ghz Quad-core processor with LTE connectivity. We’re placing our bet on the same processor that the Xperia Z is using, the Qualcomm S4 Pro with Adreno 320 and 2GB of RAM. With the new technologies launched in CES 2013, this device also supports NFC and probably the one touch mirroring function with the latest Bravia TVs. There’s Xperia Link on board to link both smartphone and tablet together too!

The Tablet Z also comes with a 6000mah battery, 32GB of flash storage and a microSD slot (supports up to 32GB).

Last but not least, the Xperia Tablet Z will be launched with Android version 4.1 and will get a 4.2 update after launch. What do you think about the new Xperia Tablet Z? We think that Sony has raised the standards for themselves to challenge the mights of leading tablet brands. In a competitive mobile market, the Xperia Tablet Z will be the choice for us. The water and dust resistance feature is something that will come in handy if coffee were to spill on a clumsy morning.

Xperia Z and HTC Droid DNA (J Butterfly) SHOWDOWN *extended*

We are here to extend on our DogFight between two of the latest 2013 lineup of smartphones, the Xperia Z and the HTC Droid DNA (J Butterfly). Check out the previous comparisons between the two flagship models right here.

This time round, we’ve found a benchmark test that may arouse your interest. For those that are familiar with AnTuTu Benchmark, here’s the results from both of the models.

Xperia Z – skip to 2:51 for results

HTC Droid DNA (J Butterfly) – skip to 0:47 for results

We’ll leave the results to speak for themselves. What do you think about the two new devices? Which do you prefer?

Xperia Z, world’s 1st smartphone with HDR video!

With the new addition of the Exmor RS sensor on the Xperia Z, Sony is looking to create a standpoint of providing consumers with the best in media experience. In this case, Xperia Z will be the first smartphone to boast full HD video capturing capabilities with HDR. Now you can even capture videos against strong backlight! How cool is that? Here’s a sample of the difference when HDR is on and off. Note the window area with the greeneries!

As seen from the video, the exposure level is much better when HDR mode is turned on. Had problems with exposure levels when taking videos of your loved ones while you were at the beach? It’ll be a thing of the past with the Xperia Z.