A screen that's big and bright
The Sony Xperia Z sports a huge 5-inch full-HD (1,920x1,080-pixel) LCD screen.
Dark and mysterious
In keeping with the Sony Xperia Z's all-black monolithic design, the back face of the phone is dark and almost featureless.
Trim and sophisticated
Despite its high level of durability, the Sony Xperia Z manages to keep an ultrathin profile. Show here on the phone's right edge is the circular power button and the volume bar.
A stealthy Micro-USB port
On the Sony Xperia Z's left side sit a Micro-USB port and microSD card slot hidden under protective flaps.
An undercover headphone jack
On the top edge of the Xperia Z is a hidden 3.5mm headphone jack.
A sharp shape
The angular edges of the Xperia Z could be more comfortable to hold.
Since both sides of the Xperia Z are made from glass, the phone is a magnet for reflections and fingerprints.
All buttoned up
Flaps seal all the Xperia Z's ports and slots to protect against water and dirt.
Don't try this with ordinary phones
Unless your smartphone meets the IP55/IP57 standards for water and dust ingress like the Xperia Z, don't try this at home.
Wet and wild
Here's another demonstration of the Xperia Z's water survivability.