Sony has just introduced the superb Xperia Z1 – combining the very best of Sony in a smartphone designed to help you take better photos than you've ever taken with any other phone.

Launching this month, Xperia Z1 is a beautifully designed, 5-inch Android smartphone that's waterproof and features true compact camera performance thanks to the powerful 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor, BIONZ for mobile image processing engine and Sony's award-winning G-Lens with a 27mm wide angle for stunning photographs.

And that's before you get to the stunning 5-inch display, which is powered Sony's BRAVIA TV technology in addition to Sony's Triluminos Display for mobile. Triluminos is designed to display more natural colours on your phone for a more lifelike and natural user experience.

The Xperia Z1 also includes X-Reality for super-sharp video. It's Sony's intelligent tech that analyses each frame and improves the quality to deliver super sharp playback.

And you won't be struggling for sound quality, either: Sony's ClearAudio+ draws on Sony's audio expertise and automatically adjusts audio settings for best effect.

And if music and movies float your boat, then Sony's Walkman music and Movies applications are also included with the Xperia Z1 – with Sony's Music Unlimited you'll have access to more than 22 million songs via the Walkman app and more than 150,000 movies and TV series on the Movies app with Video Unlimited from Sony Entertainment Network.

If you love TV, TrackID TV is a new app that enables you to search, share and explore cast information, filmography and series details, related Tweets and more.

And your precious photos are protected with the Xperia Z1 since you can auto-upload them to the cloud. That means they'll always be backed up online as there's unlimited storage – PlayMemories Online's All Sync feature is integrated alongside the Xperia Z1's Album application that shows off all your digital photos.

Find out more about the Sony Xperia Z1 at www.sonymobile.com/gb