Sony Xperia Z

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".

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

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Display

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Size: 5.0 inches
Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, 443 PPI
Technology: TFT
Screen-to-body: 68.91 %
Features: Scratch-resistant glass (Dragontrail), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

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System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064
Processor: Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
GPU: Adreno 320
RAM: 2GB
Internal storage: 16GB, available to use: 11 GB
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) Screenshots

Battery

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Capacity: 2330 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Camera

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Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 13.1 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Features: HDR, EIS, Video calling
Front: 2.2 MP
Dimensions: 5.47 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (139 x 71 x 7.9 mm)
Weight: 146.0 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

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Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Speakers: Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring: DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out
Radio: FM, Stereo, RDS

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
Location: GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Jan 19, 2013
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0280 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.52 W/kg
Body: 0.61 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.57 W/kg
Wireless Router: 1.10 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box: Quick charger EP881, USB media cable, Wired Headset EX300AP, Internal battery
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Alternative variants

Sony Xperia Z

Differences from the main variant:
FCC approval:
Date approved: Jan 30, 2013
FCC ID value: PY7PM-0270 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 0.72 W/kg
Body: 0.65 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.57 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.86 W/kg

Carrier Availability

Discontinued

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