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Poetry in Moments with the Sony Xperia Z5 Compact

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Peter Bailey

Freelance Wordpress Developer in London (peabay.xyz) @peabay
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Last year we reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, a phone I stuck with and loved. Sony have since upped their game and released the Z5, upgrading design, processor and camera. With its release Sony aimed to inspire users to capture a fleeting moment. Teaming up with The Poetry Society, users were asked to photograph something beautiful for a team of poets to poetically encapsulate.

I’ve recently started working in London Bridge at a digital design studio called Lighthouse London. The offices are in the shadow of The Shard; a glass mountain that hangs over the south of London. In contrast to the railway arches its like a clean sheet of ice that cracks up from the muck. Naturally this is what I decided to photograph.

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Here’s the poem that matches with it.

The fixed beat of your feet on the bridge’s beams,
the rattle of rain on your softshell.
The burn in your lungs, the breath as steam—
and the miles that disappear into that running dream. –

– By The Poetry Society’s team of poets, including Ben Wilkinson & Will Burns

The Z3 was a great phone, but it wasn’t without its flaws. The glass panel back cracked within a week and charging meant peeling off a rubber side panel. The back has now been replaced with standard plastic and the charging port is open at the bottom. What I loved about the phone was its incredible understated battery life which can last for days (I managed 4!). The camera in the Z5 is now the best of all phones, with 23MP.

Check out previous submissions on their Facebook page.

Posted 21st Feb 2016
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