Product Type: Sony Mobile Communications Smartphone
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A great smartphone with a great camera
Sony XPERIA Z
Member Name: seeohbahn
Sony XPERIA Z
Advantages: Great camera, easy to use for novices, waterproof, large screen for viewing pictures and videos
Disadvantages: Size could be an issue for some
I bought the Xperia Z a few days ago after my previous phone contract expired. My previous phone had a QWERTY keyboard so this was my first time using a purely touchscreen phone.
The phone itself is large, although it is thin and it feels nice and lightweight in your hand. I like the size of the phone as it has a good sized screen for viewing pictures and videos, although my boyfriend complained that he wouldn't be able to fit it into any of his pockets. It feels quite durable, and the manufacturers state that it is dust proof and waterproof (I am not brave enough to test this myself though!!)
The phone runs Android and so comes with all the usual google applications (gmail, maps, navigation etc) and this all work the same as on any other mobile running Android OS. It is all responsive and quick to use. I really like the 'swype' style keyboard input, it works surprisingly well and make it much faster to write emails and texts, etc. It only really struggles with unusual/slang/made up words!
My favourite feature of the phone is the camera. Pictures are clear and colours look really bright and vivid. I'm not a natural photographer but with this camera it is easy to take clear, focussed, non-blurry photos (something that I usually struggle with!). I also rreally like the 'burst mode', which takes a few pictures over a few second period (useful at concerts etc).
All in all I am really impressed with this phone.
Summary: A great smartphone with a great camera included, if you don't mind the size of the phone