Episode 33: Sony Xperia Z gets a whole new kind of dunk test

In this week's episode, we take a look at the impressive LG Optimus G Pro, torture the Sony Xperia Z at a chocolate factory, and let a photographer try out the MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina Display.

Straight out of the box, the LG Optimus G Pro looks like it's going to be a crowd pleaser. With its 13-megapixel camera, spare battery, and charger, "quad-beat" earbuds, and cute Korean comic book manual, Jeff can't help but hear "Dream Weaver" in his head when gazing into its gorgeous display. It's even big enough to live up to Molly's phablet standards. Plus, the LG Optimus G Pro sports a sparkly back that, once again, prompts our hosts to reference "The Matrix."

The XperiaZ braves the monstrous force of molten chocolate.

The Sony Xperia Z , which made a surprise first impression on Molly and Jeff a couple of episodes ago, is back to test its claimed water resistance. The crew headed to Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco to put it through its paces. We're sure a ton of hilariously disastrous cell phone incidents happen in kitchens every day. While most phones would short out at the first splash of edible goop, the Xperia Z stands up to the challenge. Molly almost broke her teeth trying to go Augustus Gloop on that thing!

Next up, we handed a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display to professional photographer Frederick Van Johnson. You might remember him from our Lytro Road Test in season 2 . Frederick's well-versed in the world of Mac and was determined to find out if this laptop has any business being in a photographer's shoot bag.

In Mailbag this week, a Google Drive guru defends the Chromebook Pixel, and Molly and "The Other Guy" (Jeff) discuss the HTC One and the Galaxy S4. That's all for this week; thanks for watching!

 

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