At an event held in New Delhi, Sony India launched its latest flagship, the Xperia Z, at a pretty competitive price of Rs. 38,990. The company will also bundle 8 GB of 3G data from Vodafone for a period of 2 months, which would otherwise cost about ~2000 rupees.
The Xperia Z comes with a 5″ full HD display, a 1.5 GHz quad core processor and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. There is a 13 MP camera on the back which can record videos in full HD at 30 FPS.
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with Sony’s custom UI on top
- 5.0″ TFT LCD display of 1080p resolution (1920×1080 pixels), ~441 PPI
- 1.5 GHz quad core Krait processor, Adreno 320 GPU
- 13 MP Exmor RS camera on the back, LED flash, 1080p recording at 30 FPS; front facing 2.2 MP camera, 1080p recording at 30 FPS
- 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory, expandable up to 32 GB
- Wi-Fi b/g/n, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, Hotspot
- 2.330 mAh battery, microSIM
The device does pack in enough punch, but the display could be a cause for concern. A plain old TFT LCD display, even with Sony’s Bravia Engine, is quite a bummer.
Either way, the launch price of 38,990 rupees (~$710) seems pretty good for an unlocked device. The street price should be lower.