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Sony Xperia Z

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4741 reviews of Sony Xperia Z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the battery.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 445 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the design and portability. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

performance, screen, usability, portability, design

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 789 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. People really like the usability and screen. The design and portability also get good reviews, but there are mixed opinions on the GPS navigation and reliability.

performance, portability, design, screen, usability

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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

Expert review by : Mat Smith (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Z review

 

More InfoSony Xperia Z announcedSony announces new Exmor RS cameraphone sensorSony Xperia Z hands-onThe Xperia Z is one of the main pillars

The most beautiful Sony phone yet ; Water resistance on a flagship device ; Strong performance

Disappointing battery life ; Poor viewing angles

The Xperia Z proves that Sony has what it takes to make a compelling phone in an increasingly competitive market, but issues like battery life need to be confronted, even at the expense of the design.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z review: Zero hour

 

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with HSPA; LTE, 5" 16M-color 1080p capacitive touchscreen with 441ppi pixel density; Bravia Mobile Engine 2, Android OS v4.1.1 Jelly Bean with custom UI, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 320 GPU;...

Low contrast display with below-par viewing angles, Non user-replaceable battery, 13MP camera hardly any better than some competitors' 8MP units, Feeble loudspeaker

This must be the best time in a while to be a Sony fan. The year since parting ways with Ericsson has been one of filling in the blanks - fulfilling fans' wildest dreams was not too high on the agenda. This is not to say that the brand's loyal...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : es.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Z, análisis

 

No nos tiembla el pulso al escribir que Sony ha creado, a nuestro juicio, el smarpthone más elegante y atractivo que jamás ha visto su catálogo, algo que sin duda puede lograr hacerle ganar bastantes puntos de cara a la competencia de alta gama. Si a...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z preview: First look

 

Failing to react to market tendencies has been an Achilles' heel of sorts for Sony in the past. Joining the dual-core and to quad-core parties late over the past two years has caused the once mighty smartphone maker to slide down in ranks and came...

Feb, 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

 

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 : 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 : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia Z review

 

Only a year after releasing the Xperia S, its first post-Ericsson phone, Sony has already reached the end of the alphabet with its flagship for 2013, the Xperia Z. The implication behind the name...

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

Sony's best Android phone to date is merely decent by the broader market's standards

Mar, 2013

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