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Sony's Xperia Z Takes Away a Ton of Awards From CES; Including 'Star of CES'

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    The new Sony Xperia Z is running away with a ton of awards from CES. One of these awards was even the TechnoBuffalo "all around star" of CES. Here's a quote with more detailed info on many of the awards it received,

    It's not surprising that the new superphone from Sony is winning a large number of awards. It's impressive array of technology and enhancements really put it in a league of its own at CES and in the mobile world. Here's a recap of specs for the new flagship from Sony:
    • 5-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
    • 13MP fast capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile & HDR video
    • Dust & water resistant (IP55 & IP57)
    • 1.5 GHz asynchronous quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor with 2GB
    • Battery STAMINA mode improves standby time by at least four times
    • One-touch mirroring
    • 4G LTE for superfast entertainment
    • Glass-back
    • Dust and Water Resistant
    • Slightly Larger Design Footprint
    • Slightly Thinner than the ZL at 7.9mm
    • 2,400mAh battery non-removable battery
    • A microSD Card slot
    What do you guys think? Would you be happy to see this phone come to your carrier? Is it finally time to start looking at Sony again?

    Source: SonyMobileBlog
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    Maybe I'll look at it when it gets released in a store somewhere. Just not the biggest fan of Sony stuff.
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    I would LOVE to have this phone! Its a well speced BEAST. Sony is also very Dev friendly.
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    My only question is:

    Is it dust and water resistant? :D

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
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    LOL^ Thanks for the redundancy catch. I am going to leave it as is, just so I can laugh at myself a bit longer, and you guys can too! ;)
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    Please come to Verizon. kthx.
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    I'd switch to it in a heartbeat:hail:
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    My next phone will either be this (if it comes to VZW), the GS4 or Note3. :D
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    I don't even remember the last Sony phone on Verizon, at least any worth mentioning

    My Nexus doesn't feel old...yet...but once upgrade time rolls around it'll be 2yrs
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    eh I'll stick with my note 2.
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    This is the second phone with the exmor RS sensor....the S means it has a stacked sensor. Im really curious to see what the picture quality is like! Sony makes some GREAT sensors.

    Good Screen size- check
    1080 hd beautiful- check
    quad core goodness- check
    SD slot- check
    Decent battery size (2400 lith-poly)- check! should last all day!
    What SHOULD be a great camera- check
    Dust and water resistant?.....sure! i'll take it!
    Dev friendly- check

    All my boxes are checked for a june purchase if it comes to verizon!

    Glass back......why?
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    The ZL is the non water resistant and dust resistant one. :( oh well
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    It is quite strange that since both have the non-removeable battery both aren't sealed in the same way. The ZL is also the more "premium" of the two as you get the same size display with a smaller footprint, has a physical camera button, and has the IR remote, so surprising it would be lacking anything that the Z offers.

    Regardless, Liquipel may be showing up everywhere soon, so it's all gravy.
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    Liquipel | Make Your Cell Phone Watersafe, No Case Required! problem solved

    love that phone though. This is going to be a big year for mobile phones. The S4 will show hige tech leaps in the CPU and display areas. This sony I expect to have as significant of developments in the camera, the tempered display will be super durable, but a different direction than samsung's flexible. I feel the tempered will look better and be more durable vs scratching and keep a crisp picture longer. I just cant expect plastic to compete with glass in terms of a sharp picture. I will definitely be considering this phone when it comes out. Regardless of carrier. Verizon is losing my loyalty with their lack of showing any for me

    after re-reading the post. The feature I'm most intrigued by isn't the sweet camera, being waterproof, or having a full-HD display with Sony's Bravia engine. All of which are badass. But the thing I am most intrigued by is Batter STAMINA mode. With all the hardware developments of these newest generations of phones, they CRUSH batteries, and now they aren't even removable so I can't upgrade or carry a spare, etc. So this STAMINA mode is something that is desperately needed
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    yessssssss.
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    If i can deal worth a smaller screen, I may even use it overt my Note 2..

    I buy too much tech.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk HD
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    The specs failed to mention it has a MicroUSB port (fair enough to assume I guess) and a MicroHDMI (a great move and noteworthy since so many new phones are using a stupid MHL port - not even standard considering the GS3 needs its own MHL cable).

    It's sad that this phone is so close to being awesome. The only problem with it is it has a glass back. What the heck!??! I hope it's at least gorrilla glass 3.

    I wish companies besides moto would make phones that are well built, have large batteries, and have MicroHDMI ports. It's just impossible to get everything in one phone. Maybe the X-Phone will be right for me. I am very happy with my Maxx HD and the dual-core Snapdragon S4 sure has not let me down. I do think there are times that 2GB would make the thing feel completely butter-smooth but JB is better than ICS.

    I'm glad to see Sony getting serious in the high-end Android game. I hope they bring the Z to Verizon for another great high end option.
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    Looks awesome, but for whatever reason it won't gain traction. Maybe it's because they won't play ball enough with the carriers? Idk.

    I wish Google would let them make the next Nexus. LG has done an awful job at getting phones out and should never be considered for another joint Google project ever again.
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    since HDMI is a digital signal, wouldn't a micro USB to HDMI cable work just as well though? I really don't know, as I've never tried either and never owned an HDMI phone, but that makes sense to me...
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