Sony Xperia Z

Announced:
Jan 7, 2013
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Feb 9, 2013

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

443 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

68.91 %

Features:

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

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13.1 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Flash:

LED

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 oz (173 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass

Resistance:

Water, Dust

IP certified:

IP 57

Colors:

Black, Purple, White

Hardware & Performance

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System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064

Processor:

Quad-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 320

RAM:

2 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

Maximum User Storage:

11 GB

Storage expansion:

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

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Capacity:

2330 mAh

Talk time:

11.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time:

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G):

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

5.50 hours

Cellular

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18

UMTS:

850, 900, 2100 MHz

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

Data:

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

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

4.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

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

Hearing aid compatibility:

M3

Other features:

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

Multimedia

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Screen mirroring:

DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 19, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0280 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.52 W/kg

Body:

0.61 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.10 W/kg

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:

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Jan 30, 2013

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0270 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.72 W/kg

Body:

0.65 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.57 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.86 W/kg

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Too little RAM

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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