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Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z
alaScore 92

2830 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2830 reviews of Sony Xperia Z. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. Views about the reliability and battery are different.

size, performance, design, screen, portability

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia Z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 408 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the reliability.

performance, price, usability, screen, design

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY XPERIA Z Tablet Case - G-HUB BLUE PropUp Stand Case Cover (with integrated stand function and hand strap) for Sony XPERIA Tablet Z SGP311 / SGP31Sony Xperia Z UK Sim Free Smartphone - PurpleSony Xperia Z UK SIM Free Smartphone - Black

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia Z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the camera and usability. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions about the GPS navigation and reception are mixed.

performance, portability, design, usability, camera

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z C6602 Unlocked Phone with 5 inch HD Display and 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor--U.S. Warranty (Black)Original Purple Charger Dock DK26 Cradle Power Station Stand For Sony Xperia Z L36H

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

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: (

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 (

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.


Mar, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Colon (

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

Sure, the Apple iPhone 5 may have a gazillion apps, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 may have countless cool features, and the HTC One may be built out of a block of aluminum, but one dip into the pool, one slip into the kitchen sink, or one drop into the toilet...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Jeffrey Van Camp (

Sony Xperia Z Review


Sony is making a comeback, and it's about time. Though it has some of the most valuable brands in the world – Walkman, PlayStation, etc – Sony has been a bit player in the phone race here in the United States. Xperia phones are usually great, in many...

Beautiful glass design ; Waterproof and dustproof ; Powerful processor ; Great button placement

Glass case prone to fingerprints ; Battery life weak

The Xperia Z is as good as any top phone on T-Mobile, but it’s water and dust proof case sets it apart from the crowd.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (

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: CNET (

Sony Xperia Z looks sharp, but battery life goes flat


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.

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

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero, Reviews Editor (

Sony Xperia Z (T-Mobile)


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

T-Mobile is making it increasingly difficult for consumers to choose a phone -- in a good way. In addition to the Xperia Z, the carrier also offers the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One for the same price. (The iPhone 5 costs $149.) With its 1080p display,...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (

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: Wired (

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

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:APQ8064


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.1 Jellybean
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:APQ8064