What can I say? It comes in purple so that renders it a must have! ;-)
Sony claims that it's water resistant & dust resistant. Well, I'm not about to take it into the rain since I'm not waterproof nor am I going to text when I go swimming. Still, I guess it's nice to have durability for those who need to travel outdoor a great deal or if you go hiking up the mountains often!
What I love about it is it's 5" size which I now believe to be optimal for a smartphone. Reading magazines on it is still not adequate but I found that I'm more willing to read the texts on the browser as I believe Sony has incorporated a reader (or may be Google did as Chrome is its default browser) into Chrome. (Strange that it's not so on the Nexus 4 though).
I have never had a Sony smartphone but am glad to announce that this is probably it's best so far. Sleek and sharp screen which renders its photos stunning & a pleasure to look at.