Feel like you're there with the razor sharp and super bright full HD screen. Xperia Z brings you the highest level of HD available – 1080 progressive scan, for incredibly crisp pictures and no jagged edges. Expertise from our BRAVIA® TV engineers goes into our mobile screens, to bring you the same quality you'd expect from a top quality HDTV. The 5" full HD Reality Display also has very high pixel density – 443 pixels per inch, for razor sharp pictures – and superior brightness. And with the wide colour gamut it gives you the widest colour spectrum, so you can view every detail in vivid colour.
What does razor sharp and super bright feel like? Watch the display video.
The second generation of our acclaimed Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 delivers an even better viewing experience by adding new real-time contrast optimisation to the sharpness enhancement, high-quality colour management and noise reduction. Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 is also able to analyse content type and adjust the image accordingly. Adding Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 to the Reality Display makes for an intelligent screen – one that adapts automatically to display your content in the best way.
Contrast in images and video is enhanced by making the darkest parts slightly darker, which brings out details in the picture.
Colour saturation is increased for specified colour ranges, which makes the colours deeper and more vivid. And the intelligent Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 software reproduces skin colour exactly as it appears to the naked eye.
Distortion and noise is reduced when streaming low-quality video from online sources, such as YouTube. Noise is reduced both to individual frames and between frames, for clearer viewing.
Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 applies a sharpness filter to increase the overall detail level in the image. This is done by enhancing the edges and contrast without increasing noise.
We've eliminated a layer of air in the construction, bringing the touch panel closer to the display. This OptiContrast™ panel makes for less reflection and clearer viewing – even in bright sunlight, as well as creating a seamlessly black surface when the phone is turned off.
By eliminating the sensor layer and integrating the sensor on the lens, we've managed to increase the responsiveness of the screen. So your touch is more effective and the experience is more intuitive.
BRAVIA® engineers have discovered that we remember colours more vividly than they really are. That's the kind of knowledge they put into creating brilliant colours for our screens. Get a peek at this precision craftsmanship in the video.
HDR for photos and videos captures natural colours in any light. HDR (High Dynamic Range) is an imaging technology used to capture clear photos against strong backlight. With HDR, the camera captures the same image at different exposure levels and layers them to create one optimised photo.
Xperia Z introduces HDR to video, so that you can film even in high contrast situations, like in front of a window or with the sun behind your subject.
Now it's always easy to get a great shot. With Superior Auto, you don't have to know the ins and outs of camera settings to make use of them. In Superior Auto mode, the camera combines Scene Recognition with high quality and high performance image processing technology (HDR and noise reduction) to automatically shoot with the optimal settings. And your device is automatically optimised for 36 different scenes, so you always get the best shot.
The 13 megapixel camera is built with the same modules as leading Sony cameras. Exmor RS™ for mobile is an evolution of our Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor. By adopting the technology of luminance and colour noise reduction, we've created a camera that snaps highly detailed shots with low noise – even in challenging lighting conditions. You're now also able to reproduce objects in more vivid colours and capture night images and faces in stunning clarity. Exmor RS™ for mobile includes HDR video, for clear shots even when your subject is backlit.
We've included the Sony Exmor R™ for mobile sensor on the full HD front camera, so you can take self-portraits or chat in lowlight conditions as well. And both the front and rear cameras support HDR photos.
When you want to capture high intensity action, turn on burst mode. With the burst mode you can shoot an unlimited number of images at 10 frames per second and 9 MP resolution.
With our water and dust-resistant Android mobile, you can capture sharp photos and videos even in wet or dusty conditions. You can also enjoy capturing great photos while you are recording a video, and you have loads of picture effects to give it that extra touch. Finally, don't forget to enjoy the pictures you've taken in various destinations on the truly intuitive Globe view.
Our intuitive scaling mechanism is unique to Sony and makes it easy to find the picture you're searching for in your album – quickly. Or search your personalised globe to find shots taken and tagged with specific locations.
Upload pictures and videos from your tablet camera to PlayMemories Online. Then view your photos on any device – tablet, phone, computer, or BRAVIA® TV.
* PlayMemories Online is not available in every market.
With Xperia Z, we introduce our new OmniBalance design. The design is focused on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. Xperia Z has subtly rounded edges and smooth, reflective surfaces on all sides, which are held together by an innovative skeleton frame.
Both the front and back are made of glass, with a seamless surface. Together with enhanced reflection coating on the top, bottom and sides, Xperia Z actually mirrors the world around you. OmniBalance design balances technology vs. design, letting you get so totally immersed in the content that the hardware disappears.
Xperia Z was designed in collaboration with Sony consumer electronics experts, for quality craftsmanship and consistent attention to details. Only premium materials were used throughout, like aluminium for the power and volume buttons and durable tempered glass for the front and back.
We've eliminated a layer of air and brought the display closer to the lens, for added touch sensitivity and a smaller size. This construction, along with a new component layout and skeleton frame allows for a slimness of 7.9 mm.
Whether you're on a Sony smartphone or tablet, you'll meet a consistent user interface on your devices and in all your Sony Media apps.
We tested this Android mobile to make sure it can keep going even after 30 minutes under water. It can even withstand water jets. The high IP55 & IP57 rating means you can use it in the rain, take photos by the pool and easily clean it off from everyday spills and dirt.
We even put Xperia Z in a dust chamber for rigorous testing, to make sure its operations were unaffected.
Both the front and back panels of Xperia Z are made of durable tempered glass that's much stronger than conventional glass. Each glass panel also has an anti-shatter film for even greater durability.
The skeleton frame is made of tough glass fibre polyamide. It has superior mechanical strength, and is so strong that it's often used as a metal substitute in cars and electronics.
How do you design something so that the design is hardly seen? How do you make a phone so seamless and smooth that the hardware almost disappears? We call this un-obtrusive design. Learn more about it in Xperia Z's design video.
Sharing with friends and connecting your world has never been easier. Based on NFC (near field communication), our One-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap. No wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary.
See photos from your tablet on your TV. Simply touch your tablet to the remote from your BRAVIA® TV to activate screen mirroring.
Whether you take pictures on your Xperia Z smartphone, tablet or camera, now you can store them in the same place. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos.
Play the music on your tablet or smartphone through a wireless speaker.
Share photos, music and more between your tablet and smartphone or NFC-enabled laptop.
Want to share your memories on the big screen? Or go from headphones to speakers? "Throw" content from your smartphone to your Wi-Fi-enabled TV through screen mirroring or DLNA, or send your tunes to a speaker via Bluetooth. Using "Throw", your device finds the best way to wirelessly connect your smartphone to other devices. With an MHL cable, you can also mirror your phone's full user interface on your TV and enjoy movies, games and more while charging.
Make your life simpler by setting up how your tablet behaves when it connects to other devices. Smart Connect is the software that lets you manage all your smart accessories.
Xperia Z supports MirrorLink™, which means you're able to project your Xperia display onto your A/V receiver and stay safely connected while you drive. Hook up Xperia Z to your Sony MirrorLink™ A/V receiver and use the touch screen on your dashboard to access maps, music, your phone book and more.
* Sony and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Xperia is the trademark or registered trademark of Sony Mobile Communications AB.
MirrorLink™ and the MirrorLink™ logo are certification marks of the Car Connectivity Consortium LLC. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.
Open Google maps automatically when you get in the car. Set your phone to vibrate mode at the office. Start your favourite playlist when you come home. NFC-enabled SmartTags trigger an action on your phone with a single touch.
|Dimension||139 x 71 x 7.9 mm|
|Battery||Talk time Up to 11 h, Stand-by Up to 550 h|
|OS||Android OS, v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Memory||16GB built-in 2GB RAM, microSD Card (supports up to 32GB)|
|Processor||Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait, Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 Chipset|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, USB, WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot), DLNA, GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSDPA 42 Mbps, HSUPA 5.8 Mbps), LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL|
1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity & compass
|Display Colour||16M colors, TFT capacitive touchscreen, Timescape UI, Multitouch (up to 10 fingers)|
Frequency / Band
|GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Colors||Black, White, Purple|
|Entertainment..............||Stereo FM radio with RDS, 3.5mm audio jack, TV-out (via MHL A/V link), MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA player, SNS integration, Games (built-in + downloadable)|
|Camera||13.1MP, 4128x3096 pixels, autofocus, LED Flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, sweep panorama, Video (1080p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, video stabilizer), 2ndry|
|Other Features||GPS + A-GPS, support, GLONASS, GPU, IP57 certified dust and water resistant, Water proof up to 1 meter and 30 minutes, Shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass, Organizer, Document viewer, Voice memo/dial, Predictive text input|