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By Mike Joubert 8 April 2013

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The Xperia Z is one of the first next-gen full HD smartphones to arrive locally and it's not difficult to see that Sony has raised its game here.
PROS
Full HD screen; Interesting design; LTE enabled; Good performance and fast when you need it to be; Water and dust resistant; microSD card onboard.
CONS
So-so camera; Onboard speaker not loud enough; very few extra features apart from the rest of the Android offerings; Boxy design does not sit well in hand.
VERDICT
The Sony Xperia Z makes for a good full HD smartphone, but not a great one. It is let down by a mediocre camera and few extra features, this while its competitors look to be pushing the boundaries.
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