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Sony Xperia Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1907 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and responsiveness. The camera and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the features.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 401 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 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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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

Consumer review by: review summary for Sony Xperia Z


alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 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 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

design, responsiveness, screen, camera, usability

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Xperia Z C6602 Unlocked Phone with 5 inch HD Display and 1.5GHz Quad-Core Processor--U.S. Warranty (Black)

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Review Sony Xperia Z Smartphone


Razor-sharp. The new Sony Xperia Z features a 5-inch display with

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...

Premium devices with Google Android: Asus PadFone Infinity, or the (not yet released) Samsung Galaxy S4. Apple's iPhone 5 and smartphones with Windows Phone 8 are also an option - for example the Nokia Lumia 920 or Samsung ATIV S.


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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...

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Sony Xperia Z (C6602) Review


Back when Sony parted ways with Ericsson, the company promised they would be doubling their smartphone efforts and we caught the first glimpse of it with the launch of the Xperia S, the first Sony-branded Android. Since then, we've seen a wave of...

You’ll be happy to hear that the phone does just fine when dunked in water, hot or cold. The capacitive screen goes out of whack so it’s not exactly usable underwater like the Xperia Active. Other than that, we didn’t face any problems. Features...

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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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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...

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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.

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Sony Xperia Z


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.

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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,...

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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...

At $99.99 down and then $20 per month – on top of service charges – for the duration of a two-year agreement, the Xperia Z is well priced, too. Great battery life, a highly capable camera, usable durability without the normal addition of heft, and...

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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...

Product Specifications


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