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Sony Xperia Z1 Remove phone

Posted: 04 Sep 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile
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Sony Xperia Z Remove phone

Posted: 07 Jan 2013
Market Status: Released US carrier availability: Available - T-Mobile
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Sony Xperia Z Ultra Remove phone

Posted: 25 Jun 2013
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.4.2, 4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)Android (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2)Android (4.4, 4.3, 4.2.2)
Dimensions5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches (144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm)5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 inches (179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm)
Weight6.00 oz (170 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
7.48 oz (212 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
Body material GlassGlass
RuggedWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistantWater, Dust resistant
IP certifiedIP 58IP 57IP 58
Display
Physical size5.0 inches5.0 inches6.4 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 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 ppi443 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.

TFTTFTTFT
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchMulti-touch
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Camera
Camera20.7 megapixels13.1 megapixels8 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.

F2.0  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)27 mm  
Camera sensor size1/2.3"  
FeaturesBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timerBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Self-timer
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD)
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video lightDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video callingDigital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Picture-taking during video recording
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2.2 megapixels2 megapixels
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 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
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 400Quad core, 1500 MHz, KraitQuad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 320Adreno 330
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.

2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM2048 MB RAM
Built-in storage16 GB16 GB16 GB
Maximum User Storage 11 GB11 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB
Battery
Talk time13.83 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
11.00 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
Stand-by time36.7 days (880 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
36.2 days (870 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
Talk time (3G)15.00 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
16.00 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
Stand-by time (3G)35.4 days (850 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
34.2 days (820 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
Stand-by time (4G)31.7 days (760 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)
 29.2 days (700 hours)
the average is 23 days (559 h)
Capacity3000 mAh2330 mAh3050 mAh
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition, Custom equalizerAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
RadioFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDSFM, Stereo, RDS
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 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) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat3 Downlink 100 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat4 Downlink 150 Mbit/s, LTE Cat3/4 Uplink 50 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
Micro SIM YesYes
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, GlonassGPS, A-GPS, Glonass
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigationYesTurn-by-turn navigation
Connectivity
Bluetooth4.04.04.0
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
Mobile hotspotYesYesYes
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingMass storage device, USB charging
HDMI via microUSBvia microUSB
OtherTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+TV-Out, NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, NFC, DLNA, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/s  for Noise cancellation
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDDVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Availability
Officially announced04 Sep 201307 Jan 201325 Jun 2013
Shopping information
AccessoriesCharger, microUSB cable, User documentationQuick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal batteryCharger, microUSB cable, User documentation

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