Sony Xperia Z
Think high-end performance meets hard-nosed practicality. Packing a quad-core Snapdragon processor for juggling premium apps, 4G LTE high-speed connectivity and 13MP camera (capable of point-and-shoot-grade photos), Sony's flagship phone doesn't skimp on technical horsepower. Thankfully, its hedonistic ways are also tempered by real-world practicality. Designed for durability, an anti-shatter 1080p HD display and water-resistant capabilities hope to protect what's all but guaranteed to be a nosebleed investment from encounters with butterfingered buddies and accidental plunges into portable toilets.