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Sony Xperia Z Overview
With the Sony Xperia Z you can experience the best of Sony in a smartphone. A precision engineered IP55 & IP57 rated Android smartphone with an endless list of features that will keep you connected and productive should you choose to buy.
The Xperia Z from Sony has a razor sharp 5" full HD reality display (1920 x 1080p) with 443ppi. Built with advanced BRAVIA Engine 2 screen technology, the screen brings to life those accurate colours and sharper photos captured on the 13 megapixel camera. Sony have brought the touch panel closer to the display, this OptiContrast panel makes for less reduction and clearer viewing whilst also giving you are far more intuitive experience. The screen itself is scratch resistant, as you would expect of a device that has an IP rating.
What does the IP rating mean? Well it means that it will be protected against dust ingression and immersion in water up to 1m in depth. Whether you are sporty or prone to dropping your phone in the sink, this protection should avoid any unnecessary insurance claims.
Sony has always produced good quality cameras on their smartphone and the 13 megapixel fast capture camera on the Z is no exception. Built using technology and expertise from leading cameras from Sony such as Exmore RS for mobile this will not fail to impress. The worlds first image sensor with HDR video for smartphone the camera lets you capture sharp photos and full HD video, even in bright sunlight.
With video calling & self portraits becoming ever more popular the Xperia Z caters for this too with a front facing 2.2 megapixel full HD camera. To ensure the best images are captured at all times, Sony have built in Superior Auto mode which is optimised for 36 different scenes, activating HDR and noise reduction when needed. For those hard to capture, fast moving action shots, use Burst mode and capture 10 frames per second.
High end screen and camera, next is the high end processor. A quad-core processor no less, clocked at 1.5GHz with 2GB of RAM for a super fast performance, especially when it comes to gaming and web browsing with the introduction of Adreno 320 GPU for outstanding graphics! The intelligent processor makes use of the four cores as and when it needs them to give you best performance and maximum battery life.
Sony have added battery STAMINA mode to assist in you getting for times longer standby times. When the screen is off, your phone automatically shuts down the battery-draining apps you don’t need, then starts them up again when the screen is back on. And of course, since you don’t want to miss any important reminders or notifications, you can choose which apps to keep running even when the screen is off.
On board memory and microSD memory card slot give plenty of storage space, you can store and share things with the cloud. Utilise the on board 4G/LTE (subject to network & software version) 3G or WiFi connections to share your content with social networks and more.
At 7.9mm in thickness the Xperia Z feels slim in hand but is strong and sturdy and designed to resist daily use. The water and dust resistance adds to the Xperia Z's durability. The front and back of the device is made from durable tempered glass with anti-shatter films and a reflective glass surface giving you that premium appearance. The Xperia Z is as tough as it is beautiful.
High end phones come with high end features. One-Touch mirroring gives you instant entertainment. Easily display the contents of your phone on the display of your NFC enabled BRAVIA TV for a wireless experience like no other. If you do not have the NFC enabled BRAVIA TV then using an MHL TV adapter (sold separately) is the way forward to share the content of your phone with a HD display. The Smart Connect feature allows you to set up how your Smartphone behaves when it connects to other devices. Features include your music player opening when your ear phones are connected, organising your SmartWatch, or activating your alarm clock when you place your Xperia Z on your charging dock before you go to sleep. Smart connect is the software that lets you manage all your smart accessories
With Google Android 4.1 installed as standard (4.2 update will be made available) you get the best Android experience to date along with all the latest features and applications including Play Store, YouTube, Maps, Navigation, Gmail and more. Of course you can download and add apps of your choice too, to make it your own.
Sony Entertainment Network is available on this device for all the latest music, movies and more right in the palm of your hand (subscription required). No need to be tied to a desktop computer, with Sony and the Xperia Z you can enjoy such content on the move.
The Xperia Z is also PlayStation Certified, meaning PlayStation Store and PlayStation Mobile games on your device*. (*PlayStation® Mobile is currently available in the US, Canada, Japan, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Australia only).
Also available is PlayMemories Online. Upload pictures, automatically if you like from your phone and then view them from any internet connected device or BRAVIA TV.
Reasons to buy Sony Xperia Z:
- 5” 1080 x 1920 full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
- 13 MP fast capture camera with Exmor RS for mobile & HDR video
- HD video recording
- Front facing 2.2 megapixel camera
- Dust and water resistant (IP55 & IP57) with a durable glass display
- Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core 1.5GHz processor
- 16GB internal memory (approx 12.6GB user accessible)
- 2GB RAM
- Battery STAMINA mode for better battery life
- PlayStation Certified
- 4G/LTE (Subject to network)
- MicroSD slot
- Sony Entertainment Network
- HD Voice (subject to network)
Sony Xperia Z Box Contents
- Sony Xperia Z
- Headphones (MH-EX300AP) with additional earbuds
- 3 pin UK mains adapter
- MicroUSB Data Cable
- Screen Protector
Sony Xperia Z Review
Below are a few quotes from our Sony Xperia Z Review. To read the full review, please click here.
"With a 5” display there is no denying that you are not going to miss this device. It is big, but well proportioned in comparison to the competition."
"At 7.9mm thick, the Xperia Z is positively thin and feels such. It is quite impressive how thin it is considering all the kit inside."
"We had the device in a bowl of water, in a hot tub, in a shower, in a sink, in a puddle and under a running tap and it continued to work."
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Version||4.1 Jelly Bean (Upgradeable to 4.2)|
|Capacity (Up to)||32GB|
|Type||Full HD Reality Display|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080p|
|Other||Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2, 16 million colours, 443 ppi, OntiContrast Panel, Shatter proof sheet on scratch resistant glass|
|Frequencies||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA (plus) up to 42 Mbps download where supported|
|Frequencies||Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20 (2100 / 1800 / 850 / 2600 / 900 / 800 MHz)|
|Version||IEE 802.11b/g/n (2.4GHz & 5GHz)|
|Hardware Buttons||Power, volume up and down|
|Antenna Type||Internal Glonass|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Auto Focus and LED Flash|
|Other||Full 1080o HD video recording, Exmor RS for mobile sensor, HR for photo and video, noise reduction, Superior audio, burst mode, sweep panorama, PlayMemories Online, Face detection, Flash/Pulsed LED and Photo light, Geotagging, Image stabiliser, Picture Effect, Quick Launch, Red-eye reduction, Scene recognition, Self-timer, Send to web, Smile detection, Superior Auto,Touch focus|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||2.2 MP Full HD front camera with Exmor R for mobile Sensor|
|Formats||MP3 (.mp3), 3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4, .m4a), SMF (.mid), WAV (.wav), OTA (.ota) , Ogg vorbis (.ogg), FLAC (.flac)|
|Recording||3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4), AMR (.amr),|
|Formats||3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)|
|Recording||3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|GSM||Up to 11 hrs|
|3G||Up to 14 hrs|
|GSM||Up to 550 hrs|
|3G||Up to 530 hrs|
|Dimensions||139 x 71 x 7.9mm|
|Software||Google Chrome, Google Play, Xperia with Facebook, Gmail, Google Search, Google Talk video chat, Google Voice Search, YouTube,|
|Other||3D Surround Sound (VPT), Album art, Clear Audio , Dynamic normaliser, Music tones (MP3/AAC), PlayNow service, TrackID music recognition, “WALKMAN” application, xLoud Experience, 3D games Motions gaming|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world. Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturers branding.
Does the phone have a standard SIM card slot or a Micro SIM slot?
Micro SIM Card
I have a standard SIM card, can it be cut down?
Yes, you can cut your standard sim card down. We have a blog post about doing this
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
What languages are on the phone?