The Sony Xperia Z was unveiled at the start of the year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 expo.
The Xperia Z was designed to reignite interest in the Japanese firm's handsets, winning back some of the customers it had lost to the Apple iPhone.
With this in mind, Sony loaded the Xperia Z with a raft of innovative features.
These include full IP57 certification guaranteeing it will be water, scratch and dust resistant, a 5in 441ppi display, including Sony's custom mobile Bravia 2 engine screen technology, and a 13MP camera complete with a custom Exmor RS for mobile sensor.
This means that on paper the Sony Xperia Z easily trumps the iPhone 5 on specs, which being midway through its lifecycle, boasts a more modest 4in 326ppi display and 8MP rear camera.