What's this? Overall score is based mainly on Ease of use, Messaging, Web browsing, Display quality, Voice quality, Phoning, Battery life, Camera Image and Video quality, and Portability. Music and Camera features are also considered. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points. Phones are listed in performance order, within carriers. Due to test upgrades, and phone firmware updates, results may vary from past Ratings.
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The Sony Xperia Z is a smart phone designed for use on the T-Mobile network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It runs on the Android operating system. This model has a 5-inch touch-screen display, an 11.5-megapixel camera, and a virtual QWERTY keyboard.
The Sony Xperia Z is a smart phone designed for use on the T-Mobile network, including its HSPA+ and LTE "4G" network. It can also be used internationally.
It has a 5-inch touch-screen display, measures 5.5 by 2.8 by 0.3 inches and weighs 5.1 ounces. It runs on the Android operating system.
The Xperia Z has an 11.5-megapixel camera that can record high-definition video, a front-facing camera, and a music player. It also features a virtual QWERTY keyboard that's useful for messaging and Web searches. This phone has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth for wireless hands-free communication, DLNA, and GPS navigation capability. Web browsing, e-mail, and texting capabilities are also included. It can act as a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi-enabled devices.
This Sony phone has a standard 3.5mm jack. It has 16GB of built-in memory and supports memory cards of up to 32GB.
Features & Specs - Sony Xperia Z
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Camera (megapixels) Specifies, in megapixels, the maximum resolution of the built-in camera. A camera with a 0.3 megapixel value is also referred to as VGA.
Camera recording resolution The maximum recording resolution of the phone's primary video camera: 1080p, 720p, or SD (Standard Definition).
Camera recording resolution
Memory card Many phones have slots that accept memory cards, typically microSD, to expand storage capacity by as much as 64GB. The removable cards can also serve as an easy way to shuttle files between your phone and other devices--provided that the phone's maker didn't bury the card slot behind the battery cover.
Touch screen Full touch-sensitive displays respond to light contact with a stylus, finger, or both. They provide an alternate, and sometimes more direct, method to input data and launch phone features and controls. But they often require two hands to operate, and they smudge more frequently than their non-touch counterparts.
QWERTY keyboard Keyboards make composing and editing text and e-mail messages much easier than a keypad does. Some phones have keyboards that try to save space by having some letters, numbers, and symbols share a key. Those "condensed" keyboards, though still more convenient than a keypad, are not quite as easy to handle as full QWERTY keyboards.
Document editing All smart phones, and some conventional cell phones, allow you to review documents. Some models add the convenience of creating, deleting, and editing them out of the box.
Music player Indicates the phone has a built-in MP3 player. Most players have full capabilities, allowing you to sort or view tracks according to genre, album or artist, playlists, etc. They also typically have more than one playback option, such as repeat and shuffle. The small number of phones that lack these convenient features are rather cumbersome to use.
Voice command This feature allows you dial numbers from your phone book by speaking the name, without the usual training. You can also dial numbers by pronouncing the digits.
GPS navigation All phones have some type of location-based technology to help emergency responders find you when you dial 911. Many phones support GPS Navigation, services which integrate GPS with maps and search engines to give you real-time, spoken, turn-by-turn directions to an entered address, or to help you find nearby businesses by name or category, such as Joe's Pizzeria or hospitals. We indicate which phones have GPS navigation capability as reported by the carrier and manufacturer. Some phones lack automatic rerouting, spoken turn-by-turn directions, and other advanced capabilities, which limit their usefulness while driving. We don't consider obscure third-party applications or hardware attachments.
4G broadband data Indicates which models are considered "4G" based on the definitions from the carriers. Check with your carrier to see which broadband data networks are available in your area.
I love the size of the screen. Great to watch movies. However, there is only one thing I dont like. I've had many problems charging the phone, (sometimes it would charge sometimes it wouldn't). This has been happening for weeks now. And now my phone is completely dead and I can't charge at all.I am without a cell phone. There is a design defect in the charging connection inside the phone. I don't recommend this phone. For such a high cost of the phone, it should not have any charging problems especially for a phone that I've had for less then a year.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By bill the real life beta tester!
next best thing to motorola quality
I have had bad luck w/ all phones not made by motorola for the last 10 years. so I have been stuck w/ Verizon to have a Motorola smart phone. t mobil way less money same unlimited services. sony has always made good electronics, so I took the chance, and am very happy I did. best thing of this over motorola is the moto apps and junk software bui,t in is not on this, sony kept it clean and simple.