Sony took full advantage of the fact that a lot of major device manufacturers choose to skip CES in favor of MWC, or in the case of Samsung, their own Unpacked device launch events. The Japanese company, which has been struggling to make a name for itself in the extremely-competitive high-end Android smartphone market, hit the ball out of the park with the Sony Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL.
The Sony Xperia Z and ZL are both very similar devices, with the major differences being a more compact form factor for the latter, and the fact that the Sony Xperia Z is dust and water resistant. To further show case this advantage the Xperia Z has over the Xperia ZL, Sony Mobile France has released a series of ”Xperimentations” videos which shows the Xperia Z being doused in ink, water, and dust, and obviously, still working perfectly fine after. You can check out the videos below -
If the videos leave you unconvinced about choosing between the Xperia Z and the Xperia ZL, check out our hands-on comparison of the two here.
Sony planned the release of their flagship devices perfectly, well ahead of the release of the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, and hopefully, this will be the comeback year for Sony that we’ll have been expecting for a while.
What are your thoughts? Will be you buying the Sony Xperia Z when it is released? If you have any funny stories about losing your phone to water, dust, and especially ink damage, share your experiences in the comments section below!
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cool love that phone :D
got it for my b-day today :) that means: they’ll buy it for me when it comes out, march 10th in Norway :D
On two occasions I’ve been caught in a heavy downpour of rain and ended up completely drenched. Both times, my Xperia Play suffered water damage. I’m ordering this the first day it’s available in my country. Hopefully unlocked.
I am definitely getting this phone if AT&T carries it in the US.
Once I was using my old Sony-ericsson to record video as I rode my mountain bike and I crashed on a descent to a creek crossing and “Ker-plunk”, my phone went right into the foot deep creek. I pulled it out and it was completely fine.
Another time I dropped the same phone in a river trying to take a picture of a trout I had caught fly-fishing and it worked then too, but it took a while for the screen to de-fog.