The Sony Xperia Z has everything you'd expect from a top-of-the-range smartphone. With a five-inch Full HD 1080p Reality Display, Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and an amazing 13-megapixel camera, this is the kind of handset dreams are made of.
Sony's Bravia TVs are some of the best around. And that's makes it all the more amazing that the same Bravia technology has been packed into the Xperia Z's gorgeous Reality Display to ensure the kind of picture quality that brings movies to life while you're on the move.
With staggering 1080 x 1920 pixel density and superior brightness, this phone delivers sharp images every time. And it won't let you down in bright sunlight either, thanks to the OptiContrast panel that cuts reflection for clearer viewing.
Need a handset that's got photos and video covered too? The Xperia Z handles both with aplomb. The onboard 13 megapixel camera features a BSI light sensor, a burst mode, and the same Exmor RS lens you find in Sony's dedicated digital cameras to deliver highly detailed shots and incredibly vivid colours.
And it records in lush HD too at 1080p, to give your home videos the look and feel of something you'd pay to see at the cinema. Even secondary front-facing camera is HD-equipped so that video calls feel like you're almost in the room with your friends.
But unlike so much other technology, the Xperia Z is robust. Dropped it in water? Not a problem. This handset boasts an IP55 & IP57 rating, which means you can submerge it for up to 30 minutes and it'll work just as well as the day you bought it. It's also dust-resistant. And because the Xperia Z is fashioned from the same glass fibre polyamide material used for car parts, it can take a knocking and keep on rocking.
As an Android phone, running the latest Jelly Bean version of Google's software, you'll also be able to pick from hundreds of thousands of apps and games from the Google Play store. Better still, this is a Sony PlayStation-certified phone, so you can also play mobile versions of some the greatest PSOne games, as well as PSP and PS2 titles.
Other features of the Xperia Z include exclusive Sony services such as TrackID music recognition, the WALKMAN application, as well as 3D, motion-controlled gaming, pre-installed Google apps, such as Gmail and Google Voice Search, and 4G support (use of which depends on whether your network offers 4G).