Sony Xperia Z

We can just about all agree that it was not until Sony released their range of award-winning Xperia Z series flagship SmartPhones, that everyone took note.  Their most iconic models, have really set a precedent, in short Sony has released their flagship SmartPhones through the Z designation.


Released 2013, February



This is where Sony went to town and released the hounds, and have come up with some really amazing SmartPhones and the first was the Sony Xperia Z,

Display

Type

Resolution

Protection

Screen size

TFT  capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)

Shatter proof glass

5.0 inches


The first SmartPhone from the Z Smart Group family, announced at CES 2013 and released on 9 February, for starters and a big one as Mobile user have been waiting for this one, Xperia Z was the first water-proof Android flagship SmartPhone, suffice to say that it was a big hit. At last Sony could now hone all its electronics skills into one handset without restrictions.

Camera

Main

Video

Second

Features

13.1 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

1080p@30fps, HDR

2.2 MP, 1080p@30fps

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, sweep panorama


So in a nutshell Sony cut their work out for themselves, set a new level for themselves with the Xperia Z which was not just one of the most commercially successful SmartPhones of early 2013 for Sony, but also in addition it took to the hearts of Mobile User, in fact Sony attracted new Users to Sony Mobiles with the help of the Xperia Z it was one of the most impressive phones, looked sleek, sophisticated and worked as good as they looked.  The after-party  of the success of the Xperia Z was the clone-like Xperia ZL, which was the same device but without water and dust resistance, talk about cashing in on success and rightfully so.

Battery

Type

Stand-by

Talk time

Li-Po 2330 mAh battery

Up to 550 h (2G) / Up to 530 h (3G)

Up to 11 h (2G) / Up to 14 h (3G)


Connectivity

WLAN

Speed  

USB

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat3 100/50 Mbps

microUSB v2.0 (MHL TV-out) USB Host


Network

Technology

GPRS

EDGE

2G

3G

4G

CDMA / HSPA / LTE

Yes

Yes

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - C6602

LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600


Memory

Card slot

Internal

microSD, up to 64 GB

16 GB, 2 GB RAM

As with iPhone was for Apple, Galaxy series for Samsung, Sony had found their own starting with the Xperia Z, so much so that Sony announced that they would (all guns blazing) drop a new flagship device every (wait for it)……….six months, talk about gunning for market shear very fast.


Platform

OS

Processor

Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

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