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Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z
alaScore 91

4600 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4600 reviews of Sony Xperia Z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance also get good comments, whereas views are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the portability and design are generally positive. The usability and screen also get good feedback, but there are some mixed views about the reliability.

performance, screen, usability, design, portability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android)Sony Xperia Z SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Android)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 807 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, portability, design, usability, screen

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z C6603 Black Factory Unlocked LTE BANDS 1/3/5/7/8/20 International version - Original Sony phoneSony Xperia Z C6603 Black Factory Unlocked LTE BANDS 1/3/5/7/8/20 International version - Original Sony phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z C6603 Unlocked Phone No Warranty - BlackSony Xperia Z C6603 Unlocked Phone No Warranty - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Phil Lavelle (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z review

 

Has Sony finally got a smartphone right?

Water resistant ; HD Voice ; Good video camera ; Stunning music quality

Non removable battery ; Software bugs

With a cutting-edge camera, a super-slim design and the ability to withstand life's knocks and bumps (and Android Jelly Bean to boot) the Xperia Z is a phone that's got us fired up about Sony Mobile again.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z - Pocket-lint

 

The Xperia Z is Sony's best Android phone so far, combining sharp design with a great display, sensible software tweaks and attention to battery life.

Display, design, power control options, Sony's UI isn't offensive, waterproof

Camera performance is average, might be too big for some

There’s a lot to like about the Sony Xperia Z. It is the strongest Android phone that Sony has produced to date, fusing power, design and features. We don’t find Sony’s customisations to be too intrusive and the attention to battery life is to be...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z review

 

The Sony Xperia Z has a massive screen, fast processor and it's even waterproof

Smashing hi-def display ; Superior camera ; Chic styling

Too big for some ; Waterproof ports are fiddly ; Average battery

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z 5-inch Android superphone official, we go hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sony Mobile has announced the launch of its new flagship smartphone for 2013, the Sony Xperia Z. The new phone, a mammoth 7.9mm thick, 5-inch beast, has

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z review

 

It's still a classy handset but it's the upcoming Android 5.0 update that makes this a potential second-hand bargain

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z

 

Sony is back in high-end smartphone game, watch out Samsung and Apple.

Beautiful 5-inch Full HD display, Sleek, strong, waterproof design, Pleasing OS and UI combination

Handset quickly becomes smeared mess, Becomes excessive hot during use, Disappointing battery life

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z review

 

Is the Xperia Z enough to put Sony back on top? And can you really use this quad-core superphone in the shower?

With a stunning screen and plenty of power, this is one of our favourite smartphones. The Xperia Z even stands tall in a downpour.

May, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Egan (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z vs BlackBerry Z10 smartphone comparison review

 

In this review we compare the best Android phone the Sony Xperia Z with the best BlackBerry phone the BlackBerry Z10.

The Z10 is the better business phone, fits in your pocket a little easier and feels less likely to be damaged. But the Xperia Z has a better (the best ever) display, has access to the greater riches of the Play store and has a better camera.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z vs Google Nexus 4 comparison review

 

Sony's Xperia Z is its flagship smartphone for 2013, but how does it stack up against Google's own Nexus 4? We take an in-depth look at these two Android smartphones in our Sony Xperia Z vs Google Nexus 4 comparison review.

The Sony Xperia Z is definitely the superior smartphone out of these two with its Full HD screen and superb cameras. However, the bargain price of the Nexus 4 can't be overlooked. You've got to choose between specifications and value for money here.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z video review

 

The Sony Xperia Z is quite a square-looking smartphone, but is somewhat stylish with a clean and uninterrupted front and tempered glass rear cover. It's available in black, white and purple.

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
FM radio:No / Yes
Music player: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1500 / 2330 / 2400
Battery recharge time:5.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time:10
Continuous audio playback time:36 / 40
Continuous video playback time:12 / 5.5 / 6.7
Standby time (2G):415 / 430 / 500 / 550
Standby time (3G):440 / 530 / 640
Standby time (4G):510
Talk time (2G):10 / 11 / 6.8
Talk time (3G):14 / 6 / 7

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Digital Zoom:16
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2.2
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Main camera resolution (numeric):13 / 13.1 / 8 / 8.1
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4128 x 3096
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 13.1 / 8.1
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3 / 1 / 2.2
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Grey, Silver / Gold / Purple / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar / Slate / Slider
International Protection (IP) code:IPX5
Kids tablet: No
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display:TFT
Display diagonal:10.2 / 12.7 / 23.9 / 4.57 / 8.13 / 8.38
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1280 x 800 / 1920 x 1080 / 480 x 854 / 800 x 480 / 854 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
LED Backlight: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:1 / 1024 / 88
Internal RAM:0.5 / 2
Maximum memory card size:16 / 2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes
Text prediction system:T9

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGA, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, DSS, eAAC+, M4A, MIDI, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP4, QTFF / AAC, MP3 / eAAC+, FLAC, MP3, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, TXT
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP / JPG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, XVID / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MP4, WMV / H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):800,850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100 / 900 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS / HSUPA
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, MAP, OPP, PAN
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, EDGE, GSM, HSPA / EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, wcdma
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
WAP: Yes
WCDMA bands supported:2100
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Flash memory:16
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Modem type:GSM
Multi-touch Gestures: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA
Operating Frequency:800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
Playable formats:MP3, AAC
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bag included: Yes
Bundled software:PlayNow, Windows Media Player Mobile, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office Mobile / Timescape, Android Market, ActiveSync, TrackID
Cables included:USB
Handheld remote control: Yes
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV

Phone features

Active toolbar: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Standby time (2G):350
Standby time (3G):350 / 425
Talk time (2G):10 / 8.5
Talk time (3G):3.5 / 8

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.3 / 1.5
Processor Model:APQ8064 / APQ8064 + MDM9215M / S4 / S4 Pro / TEGRA 3

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.3
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC / SD, SDHC
Included memory card size:4
Internal Memory:1024 / 110
Internal RAM:2048 / 512
Internal ROM:300
Internal storage capacity:0.11 / 16
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

3G: Yes
Colour of product:Black
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
Internal Memory:2

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 1.6 / 11.9 / 17.4 / 5.3 / 7.9 / 9.4
Height :1.3 / 10.2 / 11 / 11.1 / 11.9 / 13.9 / 8.8 / 9.4
Weight:100 / 135 / 146 / 155 / 70
Width:11.1 / 24 / 4.3 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 6.3 / 7.1