Sony Xperia Z series

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Sony Xperia Z series refers to the high-end/flagship Android smartphones and tablets in the Sony Xperia series manufactured by Sony Mobile.

Models[edit]

Smartphones[edit]

Xperia Z[edit]

Main article: Sony Xperia Z

At the CES 2013 in Las Vegas, Sony announced the original Xperia Z. It is a smartphone with a 5-inch FHD screen size, 2GB of RAM, Quad Core processor and water and dust resistance, because of the last, many companies started to make phones with water and dust resistance including Samsung with the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active and their later model - the Samsung Galaxy S5. The Xperia Z won the ‘Best Smartphone' and ‘Best of Show' awards At CES 2013.[1] According to a Sony executive, Mcdougall, early Xperia Z sales have been strong. He states, "It (the Xperia smartphone) sold over 150,000 units in its first week in Japan, taking a 24 percent market share straight away." "It may be a bit too early to say but the first signs are very positive."[2]

Xperia ZR[edit]

First announced at CES 2013, the Xperia ZR is a mid range smartphone with a 4.55 inch screen, 2GB of RAM, Quad core processor. The smartphone also has Ingress Protection Ratings of IP55 and IP58, making it dust protected, low pressure water jet protected, and waterproof. It was released on 17 May 2013 in Japan where it is marketed as the 'Xperia A'.

Xperia ZL[edit]

Main article: Sony Xperia ZL

Essentially the same hardware as the original Xperia Z, but the ZL loses the water and dust resistance, and has a slightly larger battery capacity.

Xperia Z1/Z1s[edit]

Main article: Sony Xperia Z1

First announced at IFA 2013 in Berlin, the Sony Xperia Z1 is a high-end Android smartphone produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. The Xperia Z1 is a dust resistance and waterproof phone with a rating of IP55 and 58. The main feature of the device is the 20.7 megapixels camera, paired with Sony's in-house G lens and its image processing algorithm called, BIONZ. Similar to its predecessor, the Sony Xperia Z, the phone features tempered glass covered by shatterproof film on front and back which is held together by a one piece aluminium frame. With Qualcomm's latest quad-core Snapdragon S800 processor clocked at 2.2Ghz and 2GB of RAM, it also contains a 5.0 inch Sony's Triluminos and its X-Reality Engine for better image and video viewing. Sony announced the Sony Xperia Z1s at CES 2014, a modified version of the Sony Xperia Z1 exclusive to T-Mobile US, was released in the United States.

Xperia Z1 Compact[edit]

First announced at CES 2014, the Xperia Z1 Compact is a smaller version of the 5-incher Xperia Z1 with a 4.3 inch HD 720p display. It does retain the same hardware as its big brother, such as the 20.7MP camera.

Xperia Z2[edit]

Main article: Sony Xperia Z2

First announced at MWC 2014, the Xperia Z2 continues the Xperia Z series with the latest Snapdragon 801 and enabled 4K video recording. It comes with latest Android Version (4.4.2 KitKat) with an optimized Xperia UI. Xperia Z2 has the same 20.7MP camera as Z1 and Z1 Compact. It has a much improved display now -Sony used IPS technology instead of TFT, which means that there is a very noticeable improvement in viewing angles and color accuracy.

Phablets[edit]

Xperia Z Ultra[edit]

Main article: Sony Xperia Z Ultra

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra is the first phablet manufactured by Sony. The Xperia Z Ultra can be used to take notes or draw on with a regular pen or pencil.[3][4] With a display of 6.44 inches, it has Sony's TRILUMINOS™ and X-Reality for mobile technology, with an OptiContrast panel to reduce reflection and enable clearer viewing even in bright sun lighting.

Tablets[edit]

Xperia Tablet Z[edit]

Main article: Sony Xperia Tablet Z

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is a 10.1 inch tablet manufactured by Sony. First announced in Japan, the tablet was then announced globally in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress on February 25, 2013. Weighing 1.09 pounds (495 grams) and just 0.27 inches (6.9 mm) thick, it is the thinnest and lightest 10 inch tablet in the world. Succeeding the Xperia Tablet S, the Xperia Table Z comes with a faster processor, a better front facing camera, a higher resolution screen, and Ingress Protection Ratings of IP55 and IP57, for dust-protected, water-jet protected, and waterproof in up to one meter of water for up to thirty minutes. The tablet was released on May, 2013.

Xperia Z2 Tablet[edit]

Main article: Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet was announced on February 24, 2014, as a successor to the Sony Xperia Tablet Z, featuring the same waterproof capabilities.[5] It was the first tablet to run the 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Sony stated at the time of the unveiling that this tablet was the thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablet in the world. The release date was set to March 2014.[6]

Comparison[edit]

This table is primarily intended to show the differences between the model families of the Xperia Z series. The list only covers unlocked and international devices.

Phones[edit]

Code
name
Market name Release
date
Android
version
System on chip RAM ROM Display Weight Battery
(mAh)
Bluetooth Wi-Fi NFC Camera Network Water and dust proof (IP)
Yuga Xperia Z[7] 2013-02[8] 4.1 / 4.2[9] 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, quad-core 2 GB 16 GB 5" FHD 146g 2330 4.0 802.11a/b/g/n,
dual-band
Yes Rear: 13.1 MP
Front: 2.2 MP
GSM / HSPA+ / LTE[a] Yes (IP57)
Odin Xperia ZL[10] 2013-04[11][12] 4.1 / 4.2[13] 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, quad-core 2 GB 16 GB 5" FHD 151g 2370 4.0 802.11a/b/g/n,
dual-band
Yes Rear: 13 MP
Front: 2 MP
GSM / HSPA+ / LTE[b] No
Dogo Xperia ZR[14][15][16]
Xperia A[17]
2013-05 4.1 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, quad-core 2 GB 8 GB (ZR)
32 GB (A)
4.55" HD 138g 2300 4.0 802.11a/b/g/n,
dual-band
Yes Rear: 13 MP
Front: 0.3 MP
GSM / HSPA+ / LTE[c] Yes (IP58)
Honami Xperia Z1[18][19][20] 2013-10 4.2 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274, quad-core (non-LTE)[d]
2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974, quad-core (LTE)
2 GB 16 GB 5.0" FHD 170g 3000 4.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,
dual-band
Yes Rear: 20.7 MP
Front: 2 MP
GSM / HSPA+ / LTE[d] Yes (IP58)
Amami Xperia Z1 Compact 2014-02 4.3 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274, quad-core 2GB RAM 16 GB 4.3" HD 137g 2300 4.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,
dual-band
Yes Rear: 20.7 MP
Front: 2 MP
GSM / HSPA+ / LTE[d] Yes (IP58)
Sirius Xperia Z2[22] 2014-03[23] 4.4 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 3 GB 16 GB
External: supports up to 64 GB microSD/HC
5.2" FHD IPS LCD 158g 3200 4.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,
dual-band
Yes Rear: 20.7 MP
Front: 2.2 MP
GSM / HSPA+ / LTE[d] Yes (IP58)

Phablets[edit]

Code
name
Market name Release
date
Android
version
System on chip RAM ROM Display Weight Battery
(mAh)
Bluetooth Wi-Fi NFC Camera Network Water and dust proof (IP)
Togari Xperia Z Ultra[24][25][26] 2013-09[27] 4.4 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8274, quad-core (non-LTE)[e]
2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 8974, quad-core (LTE)
2 GB 16 GB 6.44" FHD 212g 3050 4.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac,
dual-band
Yes Rear: 8 MP
Front: 2 MP
GSM / HSPA+ / LTE[e] Yes (IP58)

Tablets[edit]

Code
name
Market name Release
date
Android
version
System on chip RAM ROM Display Weight Battery
(mAh)
Bluetooth Wi-Fi Camera Water and dust proof (IP)
Pollux Xperia Tablet Z[29] 2013-03[30][31] 4.1 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064, quad-core 2 GB 16/32 GB 10.1" WUXGA 495g 6000 4.0 802.11b/g/n,
dual-band
Rear: 8 MP
Front: 2 MP
Yes (IP57)
Castor Xperia Z2 Tablet[32] 2014-03 4.4[33][34] 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, quad-core 3 GB 16 GB Internal
mircoSD support up to 64 GB
10.1" WUXGA IPS LCD 439g 6000 4.0 802.11b/g/n,
dual-band
Rear: 8.1 MP
Front: 2.2 MP
Yes (IP55 & IP 58)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The C6603 variant of the Xperia Z is LTE capable, while the C6602 variant is not LTE capable.
  2. ^ The C6503 & C6506 variants of the Xperia ZL are LTE capable, while the C6502 variant is not LTE capable.
  3. ^ The C5503 variant of the Xperia ZR & the Xperia A are LTE capable, while the C5502 variant is not LTE capable.
  4. ^ a b c d The C6903, C6906 & C6943 variants of the Xperia Z1 are LTE capable, while the C6902 & L39h variants are not LTE capable.[21]
  5. ^ a b The C6833 & C6806 variants of the Xperia Z Ultra are LTE capable, while the C6802 variant is not LTE capable.[28]

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