The Sony Xperia Z is a touchscreen Android smartphone designed, developed and marketed by Sony. The phone was announced by Sony at CES 2013 and was released on February 9, 2013 in Japan and March 1, 2013 in Singapore and the UK. The Xperia Z was originally bundled with the Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system. The smartphone has protection ratings IP55 and IP57, protecting it from dust, protected against water jets at low pressure and waterproof, allowing immersion under 1 meter of water for 30 minutes maximum, and equipped with a sensor Exmor RS 13.1 MP as well as a Full HD (1080p) display, included in Sony’s “Omni-Balance” design. Along with this, Sony has unveiled a variant called Sony Xperia ZL that uses the same hardware as the Xperia Z, but sacrifices water resistance for a smaller frame, a physical camera button and an infrared blaster. In June 2013, Sony unveiled a phablet version of Xperia Z, called Sony Xperia Z Ultra. His successor, the Sony Xperia Z1, was released on September 20, 2013.
The Xperia Z is a rectangular slab that marks a break with Sony’s design in 2012. The design is “Omni-Balance,” according to Sony, which focuses on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. Xperia Z has subtly rounded edges and reflective surfaces on all sides, which are held together by a skeleton frame made of fiberglass polyamide. The phone has a tempered glass covered with an unbreakable film on the front and back. The aluminum power button is located on the right side of the unit. The site is said to facilitate one-handed operation.
The dimensions of the phone are 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm and its weight is 146 grams (battery included). It comes with a Lithium-ion battery, rated at 2330 mAh. It includes a 13.1 megapixel rear camera with Exmor RS sensor, flash, image stabilization, HDR, face detection (with red-eye reduction), panning, scene recognition and 16x digital zoom, and a front camera 2.2 megapixel camera with Exmor R sensor Both cameras record video in 1080p. It was the first phone to offer HDR video. The smartphone has a capacitive touch screen with a size of 5 “, and its resolution is 1920×1080 pixels (1080p) to 441 ppi, with 16 million colors. The screen uses Sony’s Mobile Bravia Engine 2 for the improvement of In addition to that, the smartphone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, 2GB of RAM, an internal 16GB flash memory (with around 11GB available to the user) and a microSD card slot that accepts cards up to 128 GB. The smartphone has a built-in 3.5 mm audio jack for headphones, GPS and GLONASS support, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, HDMI (via MHL), MirrorLink 1.0, Miracast and NFC, in addition to being DLNA certified In Japan, the smartphone is equipped with an infrared blaster.Covered at the front and back by a tempered glass, where the front is tempered glass from Asahi Glass Company glued to the LCD screen, and the back is Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Xperia Z originally ran Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Sony’s launcher and additional applications, including Sony’s media applications (Walkman, Album and Movies). The device was upgraded on June 24, 2013, to Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. In December 2013, the update of the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean software was launched for Xperia Z devices. In May 2014, the Android 4.4.2 KitKat software update was released, followed later by Android 4.4. 4 in September 2014. On October 16, 2014, Sony announced that it would update the full range of Xperia Z devices, to Android 5.0 Lollipop, early 2015, for the main devices Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2, others will follow a little after. Later at CES 2015, at the Sony event, they announced that Android 5.0 Lollipop will be rolled out on the Xperia Z series as of February 2015. On May 29, 2015, Sony released Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Xperia Z, followed by Android 5.0.2 on May 23, 2015. On September 7, 2015, Sony released Android 5.1 Lollipop for the Xperia Z. A version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow for older devices is not yet confirmed.
The following table shows which UMTS and LTE bands are supported. See the list of UMTS networks and the list of LTE networks to find which bands are needed to use a cellular service provider. All variants support four 2G 850/900/1800/1900 GSM bands.