The Sony Xperia Z, along with the ZL, form Sony’s Android flagships for early 2013. The phone has a five-inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor, and a thirteen-megapixel main camera. One of its most stand-out features is its waterproofing, allowing the phone to function while fully-submerged, even recording underwater video. The Xperial ZL, though similar to the Z in many respects, lacks this key ability.
Why Sony’s seven-month Xperia Z-series cycle isn’t all bad
Most smartphone OEMs launch a new flagship once per year. Sony operates on an odd seven-month cycle. Read why the short Xperia Z life cycle works for Sony.