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    • Advanced screen tech makes your movies look superb
    • A high end camera makes this an incredible camera phone
    • Designed for everyone

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    Camera quality Screen size Operating system Processor name and model Talk time (up to)
    13.1MP 5" Android Jelly Bean 4.1 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor Up to 14 hours talk time

    Sony Xperia™ Z

    For gamers and movie lovers who want a phone that can go anywhere. The Sony Xperia™ Z is a beautifully designed smartphone that's packed with power, features, and state of the art technology.

    The essential tech specs.

    The Sony Xperia Z’s 5” full HD screen has a 1080p resolution and is powered by Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 for perfect clarity. Under the screen is a 2330mAh battery that gives a standby time of up to 530 hours or lets you make 14 hours of calls. The battery powers a 1.5GHz quad core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to keep things running smoothly. There’s a 13MP camera on the back and a 2.2MP camera on the front, with your photos being stored either on the 16GB inbuilt memory or on a microSD card up to 64GB in size.

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    Feel like you're there with the razor sharp, super bright display.

    With a high end smartphone, it's all about the screen. The 1080p full HD resolution of the Sony Xperia™ Z's display is the same as Blu-ray, so you can stream HD content and watch it the way it was meant to be seen. The high pixel density means visual media is always perfectly sharp, and the Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2 technology automatically optimises images so they're sharper and brighter. It also controls the screen's output giving you the best in contrast and colour management for perfect realism.

    13MP camera for stunning photos and videos in any light.

    The 13MP fast-capture camera built-in to the Sony Xperia™ Z uses the next generation Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor. All those megapixels are used by the sensor to give you crystal clear photos wherever, whenever. Designed to work in both lowlight and strongly backlit conditions, the Xperia Z's camera gives fantastic shots in all light conditions. The Sony Xperia Z also includes the world's first image sensor with HDR video for smartphones, so you can take beautiful movies even against strong light. Not a pro with settings? Superior Auto mode automatically activates HDR and noise reduction when they're needed.

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    Smart, sleek and durable and water resistant.

    The slim 7.9 mm body, with its reflective glass surface, looks and feels slick, but the Sony Xperia™ Z is crafted to be water resistant, dust resistant and super tough. With IP55 & IP57 rating, it'll withstand being submerged in 1 metre of water for 30 minutes, and even water jets and dust won't affect its insides1. The frame is made from glass fibre polyamide, the same material that's used as a metal substitute in automobile parts, so you could say it's even as tough as a car!

    Stellar battery life.

    With Battery STAMINA Mode you can easily improve your standby time by four times or more2. Your Sony Xperia™ Z knows when you're screen is off and shuts down the battery-draining apps you don't need, then starts them up again instantly when the screen is back on. With Battery STAMINA mode turned on, your Wi-Fi and data traffic can also be disabled during standby, but you still receive incoming calls, texts and alarms. And since everyone has different needs, you can easily customise which apps you want to receive push notifications from. Facebook notifications on or off? It's up to you.

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    1. In compliance with IP55 and IP57, Xperia™ Z is protected against the ingress of dust and is water resistant. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 57. The phone is not designed to float or work submerged underwater outside the IP55 or IP57 classification range and should not be exposed to any liquid chemicals. If liquid detection is triggered on the handset or battery, your warranty will be void.
    2. Based on testing done with default settings, default accounts and applications for Skype™ and Twitter downloaded to the phone. The more applications installed, the bigger the effect of Battery STAMINA mode

    Battery life and operating system

    Battery size (in mAh) 2,330 mAh This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.
    Operating system Android Jelly Bean 4.1 The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.
    Standby time (up to) 530 hours The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.
    Talk time (up to) 14 hours The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.

    Body and screen

    Device size 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm

    The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.

    Device weight 146g The weight of the device in grams.
    Screen size 5" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.
    Screen resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.
    Screen sharpness 441ppi The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.
    Screen technology LCD The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.
    Sim type Micro The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.
    Touchscreen Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.

    Call

    Frequency band Quad band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.
    Speakerphone Yes If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).
    Works in USA Yes Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
    Voice dialling Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
    Voice recognition Yes Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.

    Camera

    Camera quality 13.1MP The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.
    Flash type LED The type of flash that is used by the device for taking photos in low light.
    Front facing camera 2.2MP Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls. Generally, the more megapixels (MP), the better the quality of the images you’ll get.
    Video camera quality 1080p full HD The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.

    Connectivity

    3G Yes 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
    4G Yes

    With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
    Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

    Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.
    Internet data connection Yes The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.
    Mobile hotspot and tethering Yes This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.
    Other connectivity NFC, DLNA, MHL The other connectivity technologies that the device supports, allowing it to share to or control other devices.
    Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.
    Wi-Fi Yes If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.

    In the box

    Charger Yes

    A mains charger is included to charge your phone.

    Earphones Yes

    Earphones are included. These feature a built-in microphone to take calls.

    USB cable Yes USB cable included in the box.

    Music and entertainment

    Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
    Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
    Radio Yes A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

    Processor and memory

    Number of cores Quad core The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
    Memory card type MicroSD up to 64 GB Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.
    Internal phone memory 16GB The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
    Processor name and model 1.5GHz dual core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.
    Processor speed 1.5GHz The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.
    RAM 2GB RAM is the memory used for running programs. Generally, the more RAM, the smoother everything will run, and the more complex apps you can run.

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