The Sony Xperia Z was one of the ready-made products that launched at the CES 2013, Sony made a fully fledged featured smartphone to compete the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III that are already routine the market.
The Sony Xperia Z is also known as Sony Xperia C6602, Sony Xperia Z LTE, Sony Xperia Z HSPA+ based on market. Sony revealed the smartphone at Las Vegas last week, during the 2013 edition of the Consumer Electronic Show.
Full Specs on the Sony Xperia Z smartphone
The Sony Xperia Z is built with a 5 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels having a pixel density of ~441 ppi, 10 fingers multitouch with shatter proof protection, scratch resistance glass, Sony mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 and Timescape UI.
Memory and Chips
The Sony Xperia Z is powered by Qualcomm MDM9215M/APQ8064 chipset, featuring a quad core 1.5 GHz Krait processor with an Adreno 320 GPU.
The smartphone has a 16 GB internal memory that could be upgraded to 32 GB with a microSD card, it is supported with 2 GB RAM.
The Sony Xperia Z will be unboxing with the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean will later be upgraded to the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
Sony beat the Galaxy S III and the iPhone 5 with the camera on the Xperia Z. The rivals are having just 8MP rear camera while the Sony Xperia Z has a 13.1 MP rear camera with a resolution of 4128 x 3096 pixels, featuring autofocus, face detection, touch focus, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama, video at 1080p@30fps, video light, continuous autofocus, video stabilizer etc. It also has a secondary front camera of 2.2MP.
Network and Connectivity
The network options on the Sony Xperia Z includes;
2G; GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – C6602, C6603
3G; HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 – C6603; HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – C6602
4G LTE; 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – C6603
And the Connectivity options are as follows:
GPRS; 107 kbps, EDGE; 296 kbps; HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL;Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot; Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, NFC, microUSB v2.0 (MHL).
The non-removable battery on the Sony Xperia Z is a Li-Ion 2330 mAh that boast of up to 550hours standby on 2G and 530 hours on 3G, up to 11 hours talk time on 2G and 14 hours on 3G, the smartphone is able to play music of up to 40 hours.
Sensors includes; Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging; SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Radio; Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Java via Java MIDP emulator
Colors; Black, White, Purple
– SNS integration
– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
The Sony Xperia Z has a dimension of 139 x 71 x 7.9mm and weighs 146g, it is IP57 certified for dust and water resistance, it can proof water up to 1 meter and for 30 minutes.
Price and Availability
The Sony Xperia Z was release during the 2013 CES at Las Vegas, the availability period and price is yet to be disclosed but a source is speculating this March. The source is also predicting a price around 620 Euro.
What can you say about the new Sony Xperia Z smartphone, can it really compete with the Samsung Galaxy S III or even the planned Galaxy S IV and iPhone 5 or even the coming iPhone 5S or iPhone 6 as the case may be?
Let me have your thought in the comment box below!