Sony Xperia Z


  • CPU
    Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

  • RAM
    2 GB

  • Storage
    16 GB

  • Display
    TFT, 5.0 inches

  • Camera
    13.1 mega pixels

  • OS
    Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradаble to v4.4.2 (KitKat)

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.6
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Multimedia 9 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 9 / 10
  • Call Quality 9 / 10
  • Usability 8 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10

The Xperia Z comes fully loaded with Sony engineering expertise. This exquisite Android smartphone is designed with attention to every angle, piece and pixel.

Super sharp images. Vivid, lifelike colours. Feel like you’re part of the action with the five-inch full HD Reality Display.

The Xperia Z’s 13-megapixel camera brings you ultra sharp photos and HDR videos. Wherever, whenever.

Rain pouring down? The Xperia Z is crafted to be water-resistant*. It’s also dust-resistant – in short, tough enough to handle whatever life has planned for you. And with its rounded edges and smooth surfaces, it’s the perfect marriage between durability and beauty.

The wait is over. The Xperia Z’s Quad-core processor gives you super speed. And with its intelligent battery management, you’ll be powered up on-the-go and round the clock.

Feel like you’re there with the razor sharp and super bright full HD screen. Xperia Z brings you the highest level of HD available – 1080 progressive scan, for incredibly crisp pictures and no jagged edges. Expertise from our BRAVIA® TV engineers goes into our mobile screens, to bring you the same quality you’d expect from a top quality HDTV. The 5(12.7 cm) full HD Reality Display also has very high pixel density – 174 pixels per cm, for razor sharp pictures – and superior brightness. And with the wide colour gamut it gives you the widest colour spectrum, so you can view every detail in vivid colour.

The second generation of our acclaimed Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by adding new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction. Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 is also able to analyse content type and adjust the image accordingly. Adding Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 to the Reality Display makes for the most intelligent HD mobile phone screen.

Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you have on your Android™ smartphone may still be running in the background, draining your battery. Battery STAMINA Mode saves you wasted battery drain. It recognises when you’re not using your display and automatically turns off the functions you don’t need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, everything is up and running again.

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Sony Xperia Z - Specs

General

  • Device Type
    Smart Phone
  • Model
    C6602, C6603
  • Announced
    01-01-2013
  • Released
    01-02-2013
  • Status
    Available

Design

    Network

      Display

      • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
        TFT
      • Size
        5.0 inches
      • Resolution
        1080 x 1920 pixels
      • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
        16M colors
      • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
        441 ppi pixel density
      • Touch Screen
        Capacitive touchscreen
      • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
        Shatter proof glass
      • Features
        Multitouch up to 10 fingers, Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2

      Media

      • Audio Playback
        MP3, Wave
      • Video Playback
        Yes
      • Video Out
        Yes
      • FM Radio
        Stereo FM radio with RDS
      • Alert Types
        Vibration, ringtones
      • Ring Tones
        MP3, WAV
      • Loudspeaker
        Yes
      • Handsfree
        3.5mm Headphone Jack

      Camera

      • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
        13.1 mega pixels
      • Image
        4128 x 3096 pixels
      • Video
        Yes, [email protected], HDR
      • Camera Features
        Geo-tagging, auto focus, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama
      • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
        LED flash
      • Secondary Secondary Camera is mainly referred as the front facing camera which is used to take selfies or for video callings.
        2.2 MP, [email protected]

      Software

      • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
        Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradаble to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
      • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
        Sony UI
      • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
        Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
      • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
      • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

      Hardware

      • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
        Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064
      • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
        Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait
      • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
        Adreno 320
      • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
        2 GB
      • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
        16 GB
      • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
        Yes, microSD, up to 64 GB
      • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
        Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

      Connectivity

      • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
        Yes, v4.0, A2DP
      • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
        Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
      • Wi-fi Hotspot
      • USB
        Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go
      • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
        Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
      • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
      • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.

      Data

      • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
      • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
      • Speed
        GPRS Up to 107 kbps, EDGE Up to 296 kbps, HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
      • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
        Yes, HTML5

      Messaging

      • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
        Yes (threaded view)
      • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
      • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
        Yes
      • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
        Yes

      Battery

      • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
        Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
      • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
        2330 mAh
      • Placement
        Fixed
      • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
        Up to 550 h (2G) / Up to 530 h (3G)
      • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
        Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)
      • Music Play
        Up to 40 hours

      Sony Xperia Z - Reviews

      Overall User's Rating

      The overall rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

      6.3
      • Design 10 / 10
      • Display 9 / 10
      • Camera 5 / 10
      • Multimedia 6 / 10
      • Features 5 / 10
      • Connectivity 6 / 10
      • Call Quality 5 / 10
      • Usability 6 / 10
      • Performance 5 / 10
      • Battery 6 / 10
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        Posted on September 6, 2014 at 12:20 pm
        6.3

        This is my review

        This just a test review. I'm testing the feature.

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