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Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z
alaScore 91

4516 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4516 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. People are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

size, performance, usability, screen, design

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. People really like the portability and design. The usability and screen also get good opinions, but views are divided on 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)

Sep, 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. Views about the screen and usability are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews about the GPS navigation and reliability are mixed.

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

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

T-Mobile Sony XPERIA Z Review

 

T-Mobile Sony XPERIA Z Review | Now that T-Mobile and Sony have released the XPERIA Z in the U.S, we can take a second look at the phone and tell you how it performs.

Sony has put aside a stock of free Bluetooth headsets for those pre-order but with a “while supplies last” so this won’t be an automatic freebie. In terms of pricing we’re looking at a total cost of $579.99 in one lump sum, or $0 down and installments...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia Z Smartphone

 

Razor-sharp. The new Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and a corresponding pixel density of 443 ppi. In addition to the high-resolution display, the phone offers plenty of performance. The fairly substantial...

Appealing design and good build quality, Case is IP certified, Google Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), Many connectivity options (NFC, LTE), Simple to operate, easy text entry, Application and graphics performance, Very sharp FullHD display with 443 DPI,...

Main camera features 13 megapixels but is just good enough for snapshots, Display: high black value and low contrast, Viewing angle stability of the 5-inch display is less than stellar, Phone gets warm even during idle, Buttons on the right and speaker...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Eliane Fiolet (ubergizmo.com)

Sony XPERIA Z Review

 

Sony XPERIA Z Review | This complete review of the Sony XPERIA Z covers the most important aspects of this smartphone, from the design, to the multimedia and photographic capabilities to the hardware performance.

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Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Colon (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z (T-Mobile)

 

The Sony Xperia Z is a powerful, sleek new smartphone for splash-prone T-Mobile customers.

Beautiful, water-resistant design. Sharp display. Good size for a big-screen phone.

Mediocre call quality. Dated processor. Average battery life.

(Next page: Comera, Multimedia, and Conclusions)

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Battle of the waterproof phones: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active vs. Sony Xperia Z

 

A waterproof smartphone is a nice idea, but they've always been kind of terrible. Casio has been making its line of Gz'One rugged smartphones for years, but they've always been a disappointment in one way or another, with slow processors, disappointing...

Stamina mode is a boon for battery life ; Rugged, yet handsome, construction ; Water- and dust-resistant ; Headset is excellent for bass-heavy music

Limited viewing angles ; Mediocre ergonomics ; Sub-par camera performance ; PlayStation Mobile remains woefully underdeveloped

Finally, rugged phones that take a beating and look good doing it

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z (T-Mobile) review: Good looks only take this phone so far

 

Sony hopes to tempt potential phone shoppers with the Xperia Z's unique mix of durability, sexy design, and a powerful camera. Now available for preorder at T-Mobile for $99.99 down (and 24 payments of $20 per month) and hitting stores on July 17, it's...

The Sony Xperia Z boasts a thin, attractive design that’s also dust- and water-resistant. It’s equipped with a big, bright screen and 4G LTE, takes great pictures, and has sharp call quality.

The Sony Xperia Z’s battery life is short, its camera is slow, and its processor is not as peppy as those found in other flagship phones. Its glossy chassis attracts fingerprints easily.

The Sony Xperia Z makes sense if a water-resistant design and excellent photos are a priority, but skip it if you demand blazingly fast performance and long battery life.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z Review

 

Sony's Xperia Z has been a sleeper agent of sorts: launched to great fanfare at CES in January, overshadowed by the Galaxy S 4 and HTC One at launch, and yet grabbing upgrade sales from under Samsung's nose in Europe. Not bad for a company once written...

The Xperia Z is a surprise. From our original review, we knew it was a solid performer, but even with the Galaxy S 4 and the HTC One on the scene, it’s impressive how well it holds up to – and, in some cases, out-performs – its newer rivals. In fact,...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z (T-Mobile) Review

 

The water-resistant Sony Xperia Z features a water-resistant design, an excellent camera and fast speeds on T-Mobile's new LTE network, but we wish the screen had wider viewing angles.

Design shrugs off water; Excellent 13-MP camera; Floating apps come in handy; Vivid screen

Boxy design makes one-hand use difficult; Narrow viewing angles; Back gets hot; Slower CPU than HTC One and S4

The water-resistant Sony Xperia Z features a water-resistant design, an excellent camera and fast speeds on T-Mobile's new LTE network, but we wish the screen had wider viewing angles.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Wired (wired.com)

Japan Droid

 

How many times a day do you touch the power button of your smartphone? According to Sony Mobile, the average number of button-presses is 76. No surprise, then, that the company has put so much engineering detail into that big, round, silver button...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z vs. HTC Butterfly: A tale of two screens

 

Flagships have evolved significantly during the past year, and in screen terms in particular, what once looked like overkill has become the gold standard for both size and resolution. HTC was the first of the major manufacturers to set the bar high...

When rumors of a fullHD 5-inch phone from HTC first surfaced, the web was abuzz with anticipation of what it could bring to the table. Here you have a device you could hold in your hand, which had the same resolution as the 50-inch TV in your living...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 2 / 2.2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13 / 13.1 / 8.1

Design

Curved Design: No
Kids tablet: No
Standard colour:Black

GPS Performance

GPS: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G:No / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
Wi-fi Standard:IEEE 802.11n

Performance

GPS: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone Out: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes