CES 2013 is underway in Las Vegas and we’re walking the floors of the show in search of the most interesting new Android smartphones, tablets and other devices. By far, one such handset is Sony’s recently announced Xperia Z, the company’s flagship device for the year.

As you already know by now the Xperia Z is a very interesting smartphone. It features a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD support, 13-megapixel rear camera, NFC and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean under the hood, upgradeable to Android 4.2 once the handset is launched. Also worth noticing is the fact that the Xperia Z is dustproof and waterproof and features quite a hefty battery at 2300mAh.

But the specs alone are not able to tell the entire story of the device, and images will not do justice to the handset, so we went ahead and took the Xperia Z for a first hands-on video spin at CES 2013.

From design to battery life, various Sony proprietary technologies put to work in the Xperia Z were explained by Sony officials, including the Mobile Bravia Engine 2, Exmor RS, Battery Stamina and NFC support.

If you want to see what makes this Android handset stand out from the Android crowd, check out our hands-on video above. Are you buying when it comes out in Q1 2013??

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