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The Xperia Z is Sony's flagship phone for 2013 featuring a 5-inch, 1080p display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor plus an Adreno 320 GPU, LTE connectivity, and a new 13-megapixel Exmor RS camera sensor. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, has glass on its front and back, and is water-resistant up to one meter.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jul. 17, 2013
  • Price at launch: $99.99


  • Height: 5.72 inches
  • Width: 2.8 inches
  • Thickness: 0.31 inches
  • Weight: 0.32 pounds
  • Form factor: Slab
  • Color: Black, Purple, White


  • Screen size (diagonal): 5 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (Y): 1920 px
  • Resolution (X): 1080 px
  • PPI: 443
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive


  • GSM: Yes
  • GSM frequencies supported: 1900, 1800, 900, 850
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • UMTS frequencies supported: 900, 2100, 850
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC support: Yes
  • Tethering / mobile hotspot: Yes
  • Media streaming: DLNA


  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Brand / family: Snapdragon S4 Pro
  • Model: APQ8064
  • Clock speed: 1.5 GHz
  • Number of cores: 4


  • Manufacturer: Qualcomm
  • Model: Adreno 320


  • RAM size: 2 GB


  • Internal size: 16 GB
  • External: Yes
  • Max external size: 32 GB
  • External type: microSD


  • Resolution: 2.2 megapixels
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Front Camera

  • Resolution: 13.1 megapixels
  • Flash: LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus
  • Video resolution: 1080p

Rear Camera

  • Operating system: Android
  • Skin: Sony
  • Launch OS version: 4.1


  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm
  • Other ports: Micro USB, MHL


Compass (Magnetometer), Accelerometer


  • Capacity: 2230 mAh
  • Removable: No


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