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Xperia Z is waterproof up to 3 feet

When it comes to innovation in the mobile electronics space, Sony was once at the head of the class. Now, however, not many people think of Sony as an innovator or a maker of must-have mobile products. That honor usually is bestowed on wares from Apple and Samsung.
However, Sony is looking to get back some of its mojo back and proudly displayed its latest Xperia "superphones" at CES. The Xperia Z and Xperia ZL both use a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor running at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage (plus a microSD slot), 5" 1080p display (443 ppi), a 13MP camera with HDR video capabilities (thanks to its Exmor RS image sensor), and a front-facing 2MP camera for video conferencing.

Xperia Z
The Xperia Z takes things a step further by being waterproof at depths up to three feet for up to 30 minutes (it meets IP55 and IP57 military specifications). It features an all-glass construction that brings back "shattering" flashbacks to the iPhone 4/4S.
The Xperia ZL has a smaller footprint (LxW) than the Xperia Z, but is 0.08 inches thicker and forgoes the all-glass construction for a matte plastic finish. The Xperia ZL also includes a physical shutter button that the Xperia Z had to ditch to maintain its waterproof capabilities, and an IR blaster so that you can use the phone as a universal remote.

Although the Xperia Z is supposed to launch during Q1 2013, we don’t have any information on pricing. Likewise, the Xperia ZL will have a more limited rollout and we don’t know if it will even make it to the United States.

Source: Sony

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By Nyu on 1/8/2013 9:08:20 AM , Rating: 2
the world runs on metric.. I'm growing tired of seeing articles here mention measures only for the US..

RE: feet?
By theapparition on 1/8/2013 9:40:21 AM , Rating: 2
Then I suggest you find a tech news blog that isn't based in the US, written by American authors, talking about products demoed in the US...for the US market.

I'm not trying to bash, but it seems like your rant would be as pointless as me going to a French website and arguing why it's not written in English.

While I agree that the metric system makes much more sense, that's not what's commonly used in the US. So run the conversions, it's not that hard.

RE: feet?
By theapparition on 1/8/2013 12:58:00 PM , Rating: 2
Must have gotten sand in someone's vaginas.

I don't go to Chinese websites and expect US customary units, just as I would think anyone shouldn't expect to come to a US website and expect metric ones.

Simple concept, but apparently everyone is too dumb to grasp that.

RE: feet?
By xti on 1/8/2013 10:10:13 AM , Rating: 3
what does it matter? the point is you can drop it in the toilet safely.

Now, if it would jump out of the toilet on its own, I think we would have gotten a home run of a phone.

RE: feet?
By Flunk on 1/10/2013 2:05:08 PM , Rating: 2
This is a US website, just learn the conversion like everyone else already has.

Sure it's stupid that one country uses different units that all the others but complaints on a comments wall aren't going to fix that.

RE: feet?
By wordsworm on 1/14/2013 8:31:09 PM , Rating: 2
Most English speaking countries use imperial. Even Canada uses it for everything except highway speeds.

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