Sony Xperia Z
Sony Xperia Z smartphone was launched in January 2013. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels.

The Sony Xperia Z is powered by 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm MDM9215M processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia Z packs a 13.1-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2.2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Sony Xperia Z runs Android 4.1 and is powered by a 2330mAh non removable battery. It measures 139.00 x 71.00 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 146.00 grams.

The Sony Xperia Z is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Brilliant HD screen
  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust and Water proof
  • Great performance
  • Decent battery back-up
  • Bad
  • Gets hot even after limited usage
  • Screen viewing angles could have been better
  • Low light photos appear grainy
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Front Camera



 1080x1920 pixels




 Android 4.1



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Sony Xperia Z detailed specifications
Release date January 2013
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 139.00 x 71.00 x 7.90
Weight (g) 146.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2330
Removable battery No
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Processor 1.5GHz  quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm MDM9215M
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Rear camera 13.1-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2.2-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.1
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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By Aj D Hunk | 01 Jun 2014
The Xperia Z is one of the main pillars of Sony's new plan to focus on mobile, gaming and imaging. The handset ushers in a new design language, one Sony's decided to bring to its new tablet too. It's called omnibalance design, but it's best described as a combination of 90-degree angles, even weight distribution and flat glossy sides. Once you get to look at the phone in person, all Xperias that came before it pale in comparison. The phone feels solid and you'd be hard-pressed to describe any part of it as plasticky. Between those mirrored sides, you'll find Sony's first 1080p phone display, measuring five inches and benefiting from the company's new Bravia Mobile Engine 2. Improvements to the Xperia line aren't merely cosmetic, though: Sony's added a 13-megapixel camera (featuring the HDR video-capable Exmor RS sensor) and a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro -- Qualcomm's most potent mobile processor currently available.These precious electronics are protected by a shell that's water- (IPX5/7) and dust-resistant (IP5X). Its the best of the lot.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful
Sony Z7 is better!
By Ken Wong | 04 Jun 2016
I personally tired Sony, it is definitely better than SamSung. Especially the photographs! I believe Apple IPhone 6S and 7 is good too. Sony is extremely excellent in photographs (camera feature) and there are other new features. Check it out!
Rating: 5 out of 5
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excellent phone Since price is much less than the launch price now.
By Ashish Sharma | 31 May 2014
I got this phone as a gift from my brother so I din't have any previous knowledge about this device before using it although I was amazed by the phones look and built and I liked it when I saw it in ads. The phone in my hand felt perfect. the build quality is great and the first highlight is the back of phone which has a safety glass like sheet over it. the corners are sharp but do not pinch when you hold it because of the plastic used. in the phone is the best and clearest I have seen in any device yet 13 mp camera has LED flash and image stabilization, touch focus. 2. it is called the first big phone from sony so the 5 inch screen is the big achievement, it has very vivid colors and pixel density of 440 ppi is too good. full Hd displays makes watching video an amazing experience. 3. the phone is quick and snappy and never experiences a lag. 4. battery is not that impressive i have to charge it atleast twice a day but i use it vigorously. now i checked the price online and it is reduced upto 26K in some sites so this is a great buy for sony lovers but don't forget the phone is a bit older now in this era of latest gadgets so choose wisely.
Rating: 3 out of 5
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worst phone ever sony is the biggest cheater
By RANJAN CHEF | 09 Sep 2014
I bought new Sony Xperia Z six and half months back from now by paying Rs 31000 from my day and night hard work earned money; thinking it is one of the best phones, but I was wrong. According to the company policies I was said as such- 1 year warranty,6 months accidental coverage - wherein your whole phone will be replaced within the time period...i took Sony Xperia Z as it is a water resistant phone; which are really fake promises. Never trust them. Recently my power button has stopped working so when I went for the same to service centre,they said your warranty period is over since this is the 7th month running so we will send your phone to the company providing you with a discount of 20% or 50% on new purchase depending on your phone's conditions. I was traumatized to hear that. After realizing this many issues of the phone why the hell will I go for the same brand again. The Sony company is blindly cheating on people like us and bluffing too. They are not trustworthy. Why we spend so much of money on a phone so as to use it for lifetime. Worst experience and a very very bad decision of buying a Sony phone. Dont even do a mistake of going on its name as I did. At this point of Time there's only one thing that can be done is that just go and file a complaint against this under the 'Customer Court'.
Rating: 1 out of 5
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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful
average phone
By Jatin Mehta | 08 May 2014
This is an average phone according to me because it has that features but still it sucks The camera quality is good but there is a problem of overheating and some times when you call someone then it does says does not exists but after sometime it would call the contact on its own
Rating: 3 out of 5
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