Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Surefire Smartphones


Sony Xperia Z1

Category Champ: Waterproof

Carriers: T-Mobile exclusively

Description: Sony's Xperia Z1 claim to fame is that it's waterproof and dust resistant and comes with an impressive 20.7-megapixels camera. Under the hood the smartphone has the speedy Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2-GB RAM, 16-GB internal storage with a microSD card slot, and a 5-inch HD display. The Xperia Z1 can be submerged in water up to a depth of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes, according to Sony.