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Don’t let go
Amrutha Penumudi, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 08, 2013
First Published: 18:17 IST(8/5/2013)
Last Updated: 01:04 IST(9/5/2013)
Katrina Kaif with Dennis van Schie, Corporate Vice President of Sony Mobile Communications and Kenichiro Hibi (R), Managing Director, Sony India, during the launch of Sony Xperia Z. Photo: PTI/Subhav Shukla

Advertisements for a brightly-coloured, water-resistant phone might be the primary reason you are excited about the Xperia Z. But acquire the phone, and you’ll realise that there is more to it.

This sleek phone has a great-looking design that few androids can boast of. Whether it’s the sharp square edges, the metallic buttons or the different colours it is available in, this phone is a breath of fresh air.

Pros: Apart from the gorgeous looks, the phone, priced at R37, 990, comes with an excellent 13-mp camera with a 16x zoom. As dubious as it sounds, the phone does boast of great water and dust-resistant properties. If it gets dirty, you can easily slip it under tap water and wash it with a mild/soap detergent. The interface is user-friendly and intuitive, allowing you to preset Wi-Fi activation. The appstore comes well equipped too.

Cons: Despite being loaded with unique features and apps, the Xperia’s battery plays spoilsport. The phone needs frequent charging, and has a battery life of about nine hours with moderate usage. The off-angle viewing is a bit of a let-down, which means that if you look at the phone straight, the display seems great, but from an angle, it appears drained out.

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