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Smart phone insurer reviews the top features of Sony’s new smart phone

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Sony is better known for gaming and televisions, its prominence in the mobile market is relatively slim, but Sony is not a company to stand around idle. The Xperia T did well in its five months on the market and the Z is rumoured to hit the market relatively soon. Protect Your Bubble, mobile phone insurance provider, takes a good look at the top five elements that make the new Xperia a mobile to consider.

1. Hardware
Like the Apple iPhone, removal of the battery is not possible. The upside of this is an incredibly slim and light phone. The phone comes in standard black or white and there is a purple option available for those who want some colour in their lives. The 5-inch screen could feel more like the Galaxy Note II than a mobile, but the phone still slides neatly and easily into pockets.

Another positive feature many will appreciate is its water resistance to a full meter. There is no impact on how the phone looks but to access the slots for the microSD card and headphone sockets, sealed covers with a rubber lining must be moved.

The exterior’s only bump in what is an incredibly streamlined phone is the power button which is strangely similar to the Playstation Vita button. Although the exterior look isn’t impacted by the waterproofing the trade off is a lack of a camera button.

2. Display
With the Xperia Z smart phone Sony are wisely brought to the market one of the first mobile phones to have not only a 5-inch display but also 1080p with a deep and rich 443 pixels per inch. Users should expect sharper fonts, deeper hues in pictures and crisper video.

The Mobile Bravia Engine 2 is to thank for some of the increased picture and video quality. Dark regions are even darker and sharpness is improved because of the filter. This feature if not being used can be turned off to conserve battery life.

3. Camera
The Exmor RS sensor is new in the Xperia Z and offers up to 12 megapixels and improved processing. The new auto function ‘auto i+’ setting gives results as good as with the High Dynamic Range option. The auto function for the majority of pictures works excellently by adjusting the ISO for great results. HDR video is standard but also a range of lighting is available for video capture.

4. Software
The operating system is Android’s Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Google Now arrives on the Xperia Z, along with Spotify both available from the lock screen. It has a Rolodex gallery widget and expandable power management widgets which take a fair bit of space and may not be required. Other pre-installed software includes Walkman audio player widget and the Entertainment Network.
Walkman audio player is the musical app; it has a couple of free tracks from Music Unlimited. There is also the option of a premium account at a cost of £10 which has a decent amount of music to offer with 320Kbps streaming.
The movies app has most of Sony’s collection. It downloads rapidly but unfortunately, most videos are not 1080p, just standard-definition.

5. Performance and Battery
The phone boasts a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor. It has 2GB RAM and 16GB Flash memory built in with expansion up to 32GB via microSD. Almost the same features as other popular Android devices such as HTC Droid DNA, LG's Optimus G and Nexus 4.

The battery life lasted six hours in a rundown test. This could be considered low but it’s the screen technology that drains the battery.
Sony has hinted at a Q1 2013 release and many tech website and blogs believe the exact release date will be the 1st March. Price rumours suggest the smart phone will cost in the region of £520 sim-free.

If considering the Sony Xperia Z smart phone or an upgrade it’s also a good idea to protect the investment. Protect Your Bubble offers insurance cover for accidental damage, theft and as loss as an optional extra Visit Protect your bubble for more details and a free quote.

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