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Review Sony Xperia Z

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    Overview of the smartphone Sony Xperia Z

    Review  Sony Xperia Z

    Sony Xperia Z - the crown of creation of the Japanese manufacturer. In it the company has tried to combine all of their achievements - a 5-inch display with Full HD-resolution, 13 MP and 2 MP camera, the new Xperia UX interface and a number of other innovations, including the body of mineral glass with protection against dust and moisture. How successful has turned flagship smartphone Sony, you will learn from the review.

    Design and ergonomics

    In Sony's design idea smartphone called Xperia Z OmniBalance. If the low-end model, it is not expressed so clearly, in the case of the Xperia Z symmetry of the frontal part in all its glory. With the exception of the power button and volume control on the body has no projections or connectors. Everything is subject to design and rare quality for a flagship smartphone, dust and water resistance. To meet the standards of IP55 and IP57, all the connectors on the body covered with plugs. In addition to caps, in case there is no separable parts, but, in contrast to the bulk of the unibody-hulls, Sony Xperia Z has a slot for memory cards. But for replacing the battery will have to contact the service center.

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    On the front of the case are 2-megapixel camera, a light sensor and a proximity sensor manufacturer's logo, a 5-inch Full HD-screen and two symmetrical holes for the speaker and microphone Elementary. With the exception of holes, covered all of the above film. It is not clear why the Japanese manufacturer imposes on the users body in films. First, it is much lower grease repellent properties window. Second, the lost sense of glass, which is presented as a qualitative advantage over the plastic housings. Thirdly, the film slides finger worse than glass. And finally, the film can be added to the kit as a separate accessory, it can stick to those who so desire, and those who can not tolerate the body in the films, covers and other protective devices, enjoy the feeling of virgin glass.

    Review  Sony Xperia Z

    Despite the protection of the body from dust and moisture, hardness is poor. To push through mineral glass to display is not difficult. You have to be careful and not to put a smartphone with hard objects, otherwise, you can get to the bank for a replacement front panel, consisting of a display, the sensor and the glass.

    On the back of even smaller elements can attract attention to himself. At the top of the camera is located under it, flash, microphone opening on the right. In the center of the inscription XPERIA, and at the bottom of the information that could easily be put on the side of the body or ends, so as not to spoil the very OmniBalance. The camera lens is recessed into the body, so you can not worry about its safety.

    As with the Sony Xperia ZL , the skeleton of the body is made of a single piece of plastic that covers the sides of the nylon insert. That they are all the connectors. On the right is a slot for the microSIM, power button and volume control, as well as an elongated opening speaker. Left connector for Micro-USB and MicroSD-card, plus contacts to sync with a docking station, no way complete with a smartphone is not. At the top end are located the headphone jack, and on the lower end of the strap hole.

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    Build quality is excellent, the body does not creak, and the details do not play. But do not forget the fact that the glass is still flexes like that in your hands is a device that is not afraid to dive into the water, or expose it to spray.

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    The operating system and shell

    Smartphone running the operating system Android 4.1.2, as the interface uses its own shell - Xperia UX. It is quite markedly different from the one that we saw in the Sony models with an earlier version

    Of the OS.

    The differences begin with the lock screen. On it there are two labels that are pulling in the direction you can launch the music player or camera. To unlock your smartphone, you must hold the screen from the top down or from the bottom up, with the accompanying finger animation reminiscent of window blinds. On the lock screen you can go to the Notifications panel. In addition to her notice there are five icons responsible for the transition to the settings menu on / turn off Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Data and audio profiles. In addition to the notifications panel displays the time and date.

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    Desktop contains five windows with shortcuts applications and widgets. The number of windows may be increased to seven or consist of only one. In the new interface, the installation of widgets, shortcuts, wallpapers, pictures or that resembles a shell HTC Sense and the LG Optimus UI, that is, to call the menu, press and hold your finger on the screen, then select by clicking on it.

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    To get to the menu with widgets can only be of the desktop. The list of applications is the ability to sort alphabetically, frequently used, recently installed or random order, when the user moves the label itself. In addition to sorting, supported the creation of folders. The number of windows depends on the number of installed applications.

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    From a set of software preinstalled note music player Walkman, gallery "Album" video player "Movies" and Sony Select - shell with selected applications, which redirects you to Google Play. In addition to these four traditional for the latest Sony models have an application Smart Connect, which allows to establish a certain action script at the specified time and connect headphones or charging cable.

    Also, the smartphone was a place for the file manager File Commander, Evernote, antivirus McAfee Security, Socialife, OfficeSuite and Xperia Link - applications to connect multiple devices under one common network.

    Hardware Platform

    In technical terms, the smartphone Sony Xperia Z is a complete copy of the Sony Xperia ZL. It also uses a system-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro Includes four core Krait processor with a maximum clock frequency of 1.5 GHz, Adreno 320 graphics accelerator, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of disk space, of which 11.7 GB user available, which can be expanded with memory cards.

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    Performance results coincide with those in the Xperia ZL. The video player supports all popular codecs, and the only sound in AC3 format forced to use a third-party application.

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    With the Walkman music player need to find another application is not necessary. It has a nice design, visualization, and a mass of different sound settings, also supports not only the usual audio formats, but also FLAC.

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    Autonomy Sony Xperia Z was slightly lower than the Xperia ZL. This is indicated by the tests of time with continuous viewing videos, listening to music and reading and application Antutu Tester, where Xperia Z scored 520 points, while the Xperia ZL 540. The difference is negligible, but it is still there. Speaking of the battery capacity, in this model, it is 2330 mAh against 2370 mAh in the Xperia ZL. This slight difference was the reason for lower rates. However, as the youngest Smartphone with Full HD-TV for autonomy Sony Xperia Z deserves a good rating. Forexample, HTC Oneshows a moremodestresults.

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    The quality of the wireless module is not satisfactory. On the search for satellites takes a few seconds. The data transfer speed Wi-Fi-network is also high. Might encounter and the reception and transmission of voice network round trip. The speaker volume is average. Multimedia speaker

    Volume is sufficient for a noisy environment, did not disappoint and vibration. The sound quality of The headphones similar to XperiaZL, is excellent.

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    Display

    It seems to be having exactly the same characteristics, the differences between the displays in the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL should not be. In fact, it turned out that they are quite different. First, the different brightness values, from 20.2 cd / m 2 to 414 cd / m 2, while at the Xperia ZL figures are 28 cd / m 2 and 478 cd / m 2. Second, the menu is not possible to adjust the white balance. Thirdly, the figures obtained by measurements suggest that the color gamut beyond the sRGB all the primary colors, the display does not shine and the white balance and color temperature is just as close to 6500K.

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    But the behavior of the display on a bright sunny day, one of the best. Information remains readable.

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    Camera

    Because of differences in the interface between the cells and modules Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL, no, we present only the sample photos and videos.

    Picture lack of detail, there are problems with focusing. In contrast to the main chamber to the front Completely no complaints.

    Review  Sony Xperia Z

    Video recording also has a number of drawbacks, including low detail and the best sound. It would seem, why release two are so similar smartphone, Sony Xperia Z and Sony Xperia ZL and only become acquainted with them, you realize how different they are perceived. The compact Xperia ZL good in the hand, but the owner did not have the feeling that he enjoys one of the most expensive devices on the market. With the Xperia Z feelings are somewhat different. After Xperia ZL, Xperia Z seems huge, and yet even the glass on both sides of the case does not create a sense of expensive things. Impressions of spoil material and Marco.

    Speaking of functionality, there is also increased between smartphones small gap. I have a younger model, infrared, with which you can control home appliances, slightly better than autonomy, above the brightness of the display. In Xperia Z is only protected enclosure. What do you choose, you decide.

    Competitors in the Sony Xperia Z is more than enough, all of which will cost a minimum of 600 hryvnia cheaper. At least three days before the start of sales of Samsung Galaxy S4 , the price tag on Xperia Z has not changed, it still amounts to 7,600 hryvnia. Among the advantages of Sony dustproof and waterproof presence of glass on its back side. For those who are important properties

    Of the body are protected, you can look in the direction of Huawei Ascend D2 , the appearance of which, however, has been postponed, and its price is not so bright, as we were promised. Among the shortcomings Huawei can be noted except that is not the most powerful processor. And, finally, about to appear HTC One .Its cost for 1100 hryvniabelow, and against the background of the disadvantages of Sony Xperia Z did note that autonomy. In all other respects, even with the low resolution camera, HTC is in a better position. Liked + Design

    + Hardware Platform

    + Support for popular video codecs

    + Volume multimedia speaker

    + The volume and quality of the headphones

    + The quality of the front camera

    + Interface Xperia UX

    + Video Record mode, HDR -

    + Screen Resolution

    + The rate of transfer of data in Wi-Fi-network + The behavior of the screen in a bright sunny day Do not like it

    - Inflated MSRP

    - Mark housing

    - Quality of the main chamber

    - Small viewing angles

    - No mechanical camera button

    Type

    Smartphone

    Typeofhousing

    Monoblock

    Standard

    GSM 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100, LTE 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600

    High-speeddata

    GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA (up to 42 Mb / s), HSUPA (up to 5.76 Mb / s), LTE (DL up to 100 Mb / s, UL up to 50 Mb / s)

    Dimensions (mm)

    139x71x7, 9

    Weight (g)

    146

    Theprocessor (forsmartphones)

    Krait (chipset Qualcomm APQ8064), 1,5 GHz (4 cores) + GPU Adreno 320

    Memory

    2 GB RAM + 16 GB of internal memory

    ExpansionSlot

    MicroSD (upto 32GB)

    Themainscreen

    TFT (Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2), 5 ", 1920x1080 pixels, 16 million color touch screen, capacitive screen, support for multi-touch, protective glass

    KeyboardType

    Screeninput

    Storagebattery

    Li-Ion, 2330 mAh

    Openinghours (manufacturer'sdata)

    Conversation - to 11/14ch (2G/3G), wait - until 550/530ch (2G/3G), audio -

    Up to 40h

    Communications

    USB 2.0 (micro-USB, MHL), Bluetooth 4.0 (A2DP), WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, NFC

    Photography

    13.1 megapixel, auto focus, digital zoom, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama, 2,2 MP front camera

    Videography

    1920x1080 pixels, 30 fps

    Flash

    LED

    Operatingsystem

    Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with a high probability to upgrade to future versions

    FM-radio

    +

    AdditionalFeatures

    Media player, video telephony, protection against dust and water (standard IP 57), the receiver a-GPS, services Google, accelerometer, gyroscope, electronic compass, integration with social networks, work with office documents, type of SIM-cards - Micro-SIM



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