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Sony Xperia Z1 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released
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Sony Xperia S Remove phone

Posted: 09 Jan 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (5.1, 5.0, 4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.1, 4.0.4, 2.3.7, 2.3.5) 
Form factorCandybarCandybar 
Dimensions5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm)5.04 x 2.52 x 0.42 inches (128 x 64 x 10.6 mm) 
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
5.08 oz (144 g)
the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
 
KeysRight: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock keyRight: Volume control, Camera shutter 
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 58  
ColorsBlack, Purple, WhiteBlack, White 
Display
Physical size5.0 inches4.3 inches 
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels720 x 1280 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

441 ppi342 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio64.52 %62.21 % 
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenCapacitive, Multi-touchCapacitive, Multi-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera20.7 megapixels12.1 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.0F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent)27 mm  
Camera sensor size1/2.3"  
Hardware FeaturesAutofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI) 
Software FeaturesFace detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Geo taggingFace detection, Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus 
SettingsWhite balance presets  
Shooting ModesBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, ScenesPanorama, Scenes 
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (29 fps) 
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264MPEG4 
FeaturesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilizationVideo light 
Front-facing camera2 megapixels1.3 megapixels 
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 
ModelMSM8974MSM8260 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Dual-core, 1500 MHz 
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 220 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

2.0 GB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR31.0 GB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB32 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB  
Battery
Capacity3000 mAh1750 mAh 
TypeLi - IonLi - Polymer 
User replaceableYesYes 
Talk time13.83 hours
the average is 14 h (826 min)
7.50 hours
the average is 14 h (826 min)
 
Stand-by time36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
18.8 days (450 hours)
the average is 16 days (388 h)
 
Talk time (3G)15.00 hours
the average is 16 h (956 min)
8.50 hours
the average is 16 h (956 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 22 days (529 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 22 days (529 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G)31.7 days (760 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
  
Music playback110.00 hours25.00 hours 
Video playback5.50 hours30.00 hours 
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Multimedia
MirroringDLNA, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-outDLNA 
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Custom equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playback 
Supported formatsMP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WAV, OGG, MIDIMP3, WAV, MP4, 3GPP, OGG 
Video playback   
Supported formatsMPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, AVI, MKVMPEG4, H.263, H.264 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Headphones connector3.5mm3.5mm 
Internet browsing
Browser   
supportsHTML, HTML5HTML, Flash 
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter 
Cellular
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz  
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS 
2G DataEDGE, GPRSEDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Global RoamingYesYes 
Phone features
PhonebookUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring IDUnlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID 
OrganizerCalendar, Alarm, To-Do, Document viewer, Calculator, Timer, Stopwatch, Countdown timer, NotesCalendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator, Stopwatch 
MessagingSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text inputSMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input 
E-mailIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft ExchangeIMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange 
Instant MessagingHangouts / Google TalkHangouts / Google Talk 
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.02.1, EDR 
Profiles/ ProtocolsAdvanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Device ID Profile (DID), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE, Serial Port (SPP)Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Object Push (OPP), Phone Book Access (PBAP) 
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band, ac802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
HDMIvia microUSBYes 
Charging connectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
OtherNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced04 Sep 201310 Jan 2012 
Shopping information
AccessoriesCharger, microUSB cable, User documentation  
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval

FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

   
Date approved

Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

30 Sep 201327 Jan 2012 
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0450 linkFCC ID value: PY7A3880120 link 
FCC measured SAR

FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

   
Head0.75 W/kg1.31 W/kg 
Body0.77 W/kg1.07 W/kg 
Product Specific Use1.15 W/kg1.07 W/kg 
Simultaneous Transmission1.33 W/kg1.31 W/kg 

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