Sony launches Xperia Z in the Middle East
At a press event this week at the Atlantis, Dubai, Rudinger Odenbach, Vice president of Sony Communications Middle East and Africa, officially unveiled the Xperia Z. The phone is Sony's latest in its flagship Xperia lineup, and the Xperia Z sports many new and advanced features that users were eager to try out.
The phone comes in three colors; white, black, and purple. The phone ships with Android 4.1 out of the box, and Sony have promised that a 4.2 update will be released in the weeks following the phone's availability to retailers. At first glance, the Xperia Z looks gorgeous, with an anti-shatter glass covering both the front and back of the phone. And if that wasn't enough, Sony have made the Xperia Z dust-proof as well as waterproof for up to 30 minutes.
In addition to standard staples from Sony such as the mobile Bravia Engine, the Xperia Z also features Mirroring, which seamlessly allows you to stream either your phone's content or screen itself to another device for easier viewing. You also have HDR options to sharpen images even quicker, and capture in low-light conditions. From my time spent with the device at the launch event, I have to say I came away missing Android even more. The phone was ridiculously fast and very responsive, and even zooming around with the camera to take pictures was accomplished in a matter of seconds. From where it stands, the Xperia Z looks to want to dethrone market leaders Apple, and I can confidently say that the Xperia Z might just be the Android phone to beat.
The Xperia Z is priced at AED 2,499 and will be available at most major retailers soon.