Analysts: Sony sold 4.6 million units of the Sony Xperia Z in 40 days

Analysts: Sony sold 4.6 million units of the Sony Xperia Z in 40 days
How many top-shelf devices are really available right now? Well, you have the HTC One, but only in a few locations. In three days, the device launches in the U.S. for Sprint and AT&T. The Samsung Galaxy S4 won't launch for another couple of weeks. But if you want an OEM flagship out now with a 5 inch FHD display, you would probably turn to the Sony Xperia Z. Analysts believe that the Japanese manufacturer has sold 4.6 million units of the device in just 40 days.

What has helped push demand for the Sony Xperia Z is the decision made by Sony to start pushing this device early in the year. By the time CES came around, the Sony Xperia Z was the talk of Las Vegas with its water and dust proofing. The rear-facing camera uses the Exmor RS sensor and the device has a high quality look thanks to the decision to use glass in the build. The phone is available in white, black and purple and has been out in the marketplace since March.

Eventually, the Sony Xperia Z will run into the competition from the other high-end models. But at least for the last 40 days, it had most of the market to itself and performed admirably.

source: GSMInsider

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Xperia Z
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13.1 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2330 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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60 Comments

1. lovenyc8

Posts: 164; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

very nice sony keep it up

47. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

One Word: Damn

2. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

3rd for Smartphone, Super YES!!! Congrats Sony, cant wait to buy the Z once the price comes down a bit! Also still waiting for the 4.2 update, hoping it brings new things and more improvement especially on the screen color and contrast and camera software.

4. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

I hope the upgrade comes with bravia engine turned on all the time, not only videos and pictures.. That would increase the screen color and contrast of the screen

48. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

in their next update.

3. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

Well deserved for a sexy looking phone

28. ubuntu

Posts: 40; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

soo many thumb down for a nice comment. accoding to" Samsung used college students in the area and had them go online, pretending to be disgruntled HTC device owners" i guess many phonearena users are supported by Samsung to under valuate other phones such as Sony or HtC phone. good job jokers sr for bad grammar

29. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Look yourself first What makes you think they are samsung fanboys? Could they be nokia,htc,apple,lg fanboys? You just mentioned some kind of people you dont like but actually you are the one of them in different brand name. As long as i know, in PA there are less sammy fanboys than the others..thats for sure

5. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

Sony, my xperia S is still waiting for its 4.1 update. Just hope that the same treatment don't happen with the Z later on.

8. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

So true Sony never again, with Sony once a new model is out all the older ones no longer exist! The xperia E will probably get Key Lime pie before the Z as the J did before the S, non-existent updates!

34. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Exactly bro! Stupid sony. And its sad that the lowr end xperia models like J are gettin it before S!!! My next phone will NOT be a Sony for sure if things continue like tis

36. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Cheers man!

52. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Nice, copying someone else's comment from another site...

59. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

More like nice I used the comment on two site presumably your taking about xperia blog...? yes me again!

33. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

Sony is the supposedly the best and the pioneers in the camera technology and still my xperia S has one f the worst camera I have seen around. :(

46. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

it has a good camera but sony uses high compression which makes the photo look quite bad :P

55. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

so u are saying, the issue is with the software? I thought the sensor is f**ked up

60. roobs

Posts: 96; Member since: Mar 18, 2013

exactly, try some custom roms, the image is way better there..

6. Andrewtst

Posts: 697; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Sony Xperia Z is my 1st Sony Android smartphone! :D I just too love it even though it was not pack with latest CPU and not having the greatest viewing angle panel. But it was damn solid, smooth and stable. The screen was actually well nice also even the viewing angle not good.

9. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

When you realize how slow the updates are it will be your first and last as I did!

20. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

don't judge soon android 4.1.2 is the latest version right now and there is no device with 4.2.2 in the market. even htc One which will be released in a week has the same version. i think they will upgrade it by the time S4 is in the market with its latest android version. but i agree they didn't perform well regarding XS

22. superstar

Posts: 30; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

Nice to know your happy to wait an eternity for updates but when the the gs3 which was released at a similar time to the S and got Jelly Bean it in October, the gs2 which was released two years ago got it in March and all of Moterola and HTC's flagships have got by know It's not that hard to understand why I won't buy another Sony and why I recommend to others not. How likely is it that this will happen again? All they are doing is ensuring few go from the s to another sony device. As said before first and last!

23. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

as far as I remember, there are alot of features and changes happen when a 2.3 upgrade to 4.0. means more improvement will be involve for 4.2 so just wait or you can go with S4 the mighty plastic

11. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Less viewing angle means more privacy, so it's a personal choice on that.

12. KeyboardWarrior

Posts: 7; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

It's a feature!

37. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

hehe..

35. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

hw did u find the camera? Are their those violet grains wheneva u take an indoor shot or even in moderate lightings?

7. sam_tek

Posts: 105; Member since: Feb 18, 2011

Another day, another analyst, another stat. Still, I hope the news is true.

13. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Thats great! only they need is to improve their battery life :) Well I will go for either HTC One or S4.

15. TheBitterTruth unregistered

*for now only. I hope the Sony Cyber shot will ruin all others.

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