The Xperia Z has appeared on the rumour mill before and as expected Sony has used the CES 2013 event to officially launch their latest flagship smartphone. We have had various tidbits of information about the specifications of the phone but now we have all the details, so let's see what Sony is offering.
The smartphone has been launched with the promise of giving the "ultimate viewing experience" so the 5-inch full HD display is sporting the Sony Mobile BRAVA Engine 2 which has technology used in Sony TV's for an impressive crispness to the phone display.
The phone is running Android 4.1 and as this is the first phone from Sony to be packing a quad-core 1.5GHz processor you can expect great performance when multitasking and running apps. The phone has 2GB RAM and will be toting 16GB of on board space for your apps as well as a microSD card for more memory should you need it.
The camera is a high-end 13.1-megapixel snapper with HD video recording and there is a 2.2MP camera on the front for video calls. Connectivity-wise the Xperia Z has the lot with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC and 4G for superfast mobile browsing and for a bit of extra oomph the phone is dust and water resistant so you get a bit of a tougher smartphone.
The high-end specifications are all there for the makings of a great super-smartphone and Sony really needs to gain some ground on competitors like Samsung and Apple but is this the phone to do it? It certainly looks good from where we are standing.