Sony Xperia Z

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

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

5.0 inches

Resolution:

1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density:

443 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

68.91 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

13.1 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Flash:

LED

Software Features:

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Scenes, Effects, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Recording format:

MPEG4

Features:

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

Front:

2.2 megapixels

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 (172 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP 57

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Purple, White

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

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

Music player:

Filter by:

Album, Artist, Playlists

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WAV, MP4, AMR, 3GPP, OGG

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Hardware & Performance

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:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

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

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0

Profiles/ Protocols:

Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Handsfree (HFP), Health Device Profile (HDP), Human Interface Device (HID), Host Interface Device Profile, Message Access Profile (MAP), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Phone Book Access (PBAP), Proximity Monitor Profile over LE

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, Video out

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3

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

2G Data:

EDGE, GPRS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

2330 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable

Talk time:

11.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1288 min)

Stand-by time:

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 19 days (457 h)

Talk time (3G):

14.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1362 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 25 days (611 h)

Music playback:

40.00 hours

Video playback:

5.50 hours

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, HTML5

Built-in online services support:

Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

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

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Jan 07, 2013
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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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