Reviewed by GodShapedHole (Currently owns)
This phone's weakest link is its screen - and that's still pretty damn awesome. The fact that the top bar and soft keys aren't black but actually dark grey has led to people thinking it can't show black - but it can. Add a black background and it's obvious how the top and bottom stand out with their lighter color.
While viewing angles aren't stellar, they don't affect the phone's usability: you can still watch Youtube videos with your friends. Nobody I showed my phone to has mentioned the screen - more people comment on how large the phone is.
The camera isn't great, but it does make pretty pictures.
This phone really is waterproof. People are hedging that fact by stating they wouldn't want to actually take the chance, but I've had it under water for a few minutes each on a few different occasions now. I regularly watch Youtube under the shower now - with the added benefit that my phone is squeaky clean every day :-) The Xperia Z is absolutely beautiful and lightning quick with minimal stutter - although I do use Nova Launcher and can't really comment on Sony's stock launcher.
I don't know what's not to love.
- Design 10
- Display 7
- Camera(s) 8
- Reception / call quality 9
- Performance 9
- Software 9
- Battery life 8
- Ecosystem 9