Yesterday we ran the first (of two) Xperia Z Twitter chats on @SonyMobileNews, with Lego Svardsater, Product Manager.
If you missed it, we’ve pulled an overview of the session below with some of the discussion themes and Lego’s (expanded) answers.
Hope to see you there!
When is Xperia Z launching in “my country”? (As asked by @efmg, @Raihan_4me, @cold0shoulder, @garyassis and others)
Xperia Z is launching globally this quarter (Q1) – we give local operators and retailers the chance to detail specifics on pricing and availability, so please check in with them for the latest info.
Will Xperia Z receive Android 4.2? (As asked by @AhmedB_0570, @M_Neblas and others)
Xperia Z launches on JB 4.1, but will receive 4.2 shortly after launch. As always, we’ll share more info on this over the coming weeks on the blog.
Can you tell us about Xperia Z’s internal memory? (As asked by @IceDree, @3bdosama and others)
Xperia Z has 16GB’s worth of internal memory and supports every SD card up to 32GB – lots of internal memory but also the capacity for plenty of extra space should you need it.
How important is the water/dust resistance feature to the overall product? (As asked by @TheJohnRex, @MikespaceOnline, @miffo and others)
It’s a quad-core smartphone with a 5″ full 1080p HD screen, HDR video & a million other features, water and dust resistance is just one of them. Research and feed back from consumers tells us that this is a requested feature in a smartphone, and we feel it really adds a unique aspect to the phone. We have put a lot of effort into including this feature in Xperia Z – without compromising on the stand out design. We believe we’ve simply built an amazing smartphone, that’s also water and dust resistant.
Can I have one? (As asked by @RiceAndChips)
Nice try 😉 I’ll speak to the product team and see if we can’t sort a competition or two further down the line…
Can you suggest any Xperia Z functionality that might help with productivity? (As asked by @Xtrifer)
Battery STAMINA Mode shouldn’t do productivity any harm, it can improve the standby time by four times or more. It’s really intuitive – apps are automatically shut down when your phone’s in standby mode and then fired up again when you turn Xperia Z back on. Having a phone that still works when others around you have run out of juice – that’s productivity for you.
Are there any standout camera features – can we see example imagery? (As asked by @AmbroosV, @dhibow and others)
There’s too many to mention But, Superior Auto Mode has to be a personal fave!
Xperia Z’s camera comes loaded with many of the features found in Sony’s cameras – Exmor RS for mobile is also worth highlighting – it’s the world’s first image sensor with HDR video for smartphones. We’ll be posting example shots over the coming weeks, so you can see for yourself!
Can you tell us about the quality of the glass? (As asked by @Rikigusma, @mwuhani3609, @chaibiskutbhai and others)
Unfortunately we can’t/don’t mention supplier brands by name, but Xperia Z uses tempered glass with an anti-shatter film on the front and back. It’s the same stuff that’s actually often used as a substitute in cars and industrial electronics! All in all, specs and strength are equivalent to Gorilla / Dragontail.