Sony Xperia Z

Announced:
Jan 7, 2013
Status:
Released
Release date:
Feb 9, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

443 PPI

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body:

68.91 %

Features:

Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 320

RAM:

2GB

Internal storage:

16GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

OS:

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.1.2)

Battery

Capacity:

2330 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13.1 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Features:

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Digital image stabilization, Video calling

Front:

2.2 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

5.15 oz (146 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 57

Colors:

Black, Purple, White

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 18(800 Lower)

UMTS:

850, 900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Shopping information

In The Box:

Quick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal battery

This device is also known as Sony C6603, Sony C6602, Sony Xperia Z LTE

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia Z C6603

Differences from the main variant:

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Description

The specs on the Xperia Z are what we expected from the rumors. It will be a 5" 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, LTE, a 2330mAh battery, and the highly anticipated new 13MP Exmor RS camera sensor. As we saw in leaked images, the Exmor RS camera sensor will allow for HDR video recording, and a newly announced feature is that it will also offer a 10fps burst mode at 9MP. The phone also has NFC and a microSD card for those of you looking for that. An interesting addition to the Xperia Z is that the phone will be water resistant to a depth of one meter. To achieve this, the Xperia Z has glass panels on the front and back, as well as plastic strips on the sides that cover the ports. And, they cover all of the ports from microSD card slot, to headphone jack, to microUSB. The phone will be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is part of the reason why the March release date is so disappointing, because that will be coming up on Google I/O and the expected announcement of Android 5.0, although Sony has promised an upgrade to 4.2 "soon after launch".

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