While it didn’t come off as much of a surprise, Sony announced their entry into the 5-inch+ smartphone market with the Xperia Z (a brand they seriously need to drop). The Xperia Z features an amazing 5-inch
Retina, er Reality display, with an astonishing 443ppi, 3 pixels higher than the HTC DROID DNA. The Z also features the top of the line Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, but it’s the Z’s camera that is the real show stopper—aside from the display. Sony has equipped the Z with a 13-megapixel sensor, that so far, has been very well received.
The Xperia Z is a great looking device, it features a slick design, thin profile and powerful specs, the problem is, it’s made by Sony. I don’t mean to trash Sony, but the overall consensus of the brand has been tarnished over the past 10 years. Sony has fallen to their competitors in just about every area that they use to dominate, TV’s (to Samsung and LG), Video games (to the XBOX), Phones (to Samsung), music (to Apple)… the list goes on. At this point, Sony is so far behind other Android OEM’s, in quality, quantity and recognition, that no matter how nice this phone is, consumers won’t associate the brand with a quality smartphone, which is an area they [Sony] need to seriously re-think.
That all being said, the Xperia Z is an impressive device, a device that may very well be at the top of the pack, but sadly, no one will ever know.