-We have a hot announcement from CES inside this box.
Probably, the strongest competitor, I would say, to some of these like really hero smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S4, this name may surprise you--Sony.
-The Xperia Z, right here.
Let's get it out.
So, this is, no question, a high-end smartphone.
One of the other things about it
is that, supposedly, it's waterproof.
-We get the international unlocked model.
So, we get an extra little charger.
-There may be slight differences, not usually, but just like, you know-- That's a good-looking box.
-Xperia Z. Not to be confused with the Sony Xperia Tablet Z that did confuse me.
That's one's coming later.
-[unk] the shammy.
-And now, it's-- Oh, shammy!
That's a nice touch.
I like a shammy.
-On the back and front things.
-Oh, so, these could totally like protect it.
That is very thin and light, in fact.
Also, in the box, we have--
-That's not normal.
-That's a-- I assume that's not.
I mean, this is our international charger thing.
That is nice.
And you know what?
That weight is with the battery.
-Battery is in there.
-It's light for something so big.
-Oh, it's pretty.
-So, then, inside the box, we got our little charger which is, yes--
-Look at the cool power button.
Ooh, I love that!
can I just say that my current complaint about all consumer electronics is that the power button is virtually invisible and flushed with a plastic and I do not understand that because why would you wanna make the device harder to turn on.
I want to turn it on, and therefore, use it!
I really feel like we've come to something here.
-I think so.
-You needed to get that out clearly.
-That's really, really bothered me way more than I thought.
Here's a Molly wrath for you.
-Should I turn it on?
Yes, please, turn it on.
And a bunch of different earbuds.
-Does it need to be charged, maybe?
-We're hoping not.
-Oops, it vibrated.
-That's a nice, big display.
I heard it has a fast processor.
Maybe, it can get through startup faster.
-Here we go.
We're gonna play with it for a little bit and get it all set up.
While we do that, let's run down the specs.
-The Sony Xperia Z has a 1.5-gigahertz quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2 gigs of RAM.
So, it's snappy.
-It has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
Sony is calling it a "Reality Display." Not retina.
The pixel density, though, is 443 pixels per inch compared to the iPhone 5's 326.
-The phone is thin at 7.9 millimeters and also extremely light, weighing only 146 grams.
-It comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but Sony says it will be upgraded to 4.2 very soon.
-It features a 13.1-megapixel camera which is very nice.
-16 gigs of built-in storage, but it's expandable using microSD.
It supports 4G connectivity.
-And it's got NFC as well.
Sony claims the phone is water resistant with submersion up to 30 minutes.
-It's available now in the UK for 450 euros.
I gotta say, I think Sony has kind of a winner with this phone.
It's really nice looking.
The camera is awesome.
-Camera is awesome, which is a huge selling point.
I don't know why more manufacturers aren't going after the iPhone on camera alone.
-Yeah, and we both love that power button.
-I love the raised power button.
My only complaint right out of the gate is that it is loaded with Sony crapware--
-which is not my favorite.
I assume you can delete it and it's still Jelly Bean, so it's gonna be plenty customizable, but I really do think that this is a strong competitor.
It could be a great seller.
-It's really surprising.
-Good job Sony!