Monday 25th February, Found myself wandering around London waiting for the time to go to a review of the New Sony Xperia Z
I had been invited some weeks before to a ‘private photo-bloggers preview’ in which about a dozen bloggers where in attendance. a mixed bunch from different photographic backgrounds and levels, this eclectic group melded together well to view, test and comment on this new technology. helped along by the hosts of the event and with some of Sony’s PR staff we were fed and watered with an array of fine food and fluid.
On first sight the Xperia Z seams quite a large phone, its around 12-15 mm longer and wider than my iPhone 4S, but once in the hand feels very comfortable to the touch, the lock / unlock button along with the volume controls are ergonomically placed on the right in the middle of the right hand side of the phone
the controls / buttons are completely sealed within the unit and have a solid feel to them, the rest of the edge looks almost seamless and there’s a good reason for this, the Xperia Z is water proof to almost 1m for 30 minutes. That is to say fresh water, salt water is still an issue, but what phone does like salt water….
During our evening we were all taking photos with the phones, playing with different settings, a few things that really had me excited were the multi spot focus which similar to a dSLR highlighted the areas you wanted and then when you let go took the shot, another was the burst mode, which will keep shooting up to roughly 900 sharp, defined photos. This is an amazing feat, simply from the processing needed to do this. shooting from my approximate about 15-20 shots a second for around 30 seconds.
By the end of the night, we were all very taken with this phone, and for an iPhone fanboy like myself that’s quite a statement.
Would I get one? Yes very much so, running the latest Android OS (Jellybean 4.1, updates already available) it’s a fast sleek and beautiful device.