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jcwhite_uk
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Posted: 2013-01-08 02:50
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http://blogs.sonymobile.com/p[....]s-xperia-z-premium-smartphone/

January 7th 2013, Las Vegas, USA – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces its new flagship Android smartphone, Xperia Z
. With a 5” Full HD 1080p Reality Display, Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core processor, 13 megapixel fast-capture camera and 4G LTE, Xperia Z has all the specifications expected from a premium smartphone. On top of this, it brings the best of Sony’s unique technology, content, design and connectivity to deliver rich user experiences. Xperia Z will launch globally in Q1 2013.





Full Specification

Camera and video

13.1 megapixel camera with Auto focus and Burst Mode
16x digital zoom
HDR for both picture/film
Face detection
Flash/Pulsed LED and Photo light
Front-facing camera (2.2 MP 1080p)
Geotagging
HD video recording (1080p)
Image stabiliser
Picture Effect
Quick Launch
Red-eye reduction
Scene recognition
Self-timer
Send to web
Smile detection
Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
Superior Auto
Sweep Panorama
Touch focus

Display


5", 1920x1080 pixels, 16,777,216 colour TFT
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
Scratch-resistant, shatter proof sheet on mineral glass
Capacitive touchscreen with on-screen QWERTY keyboard
Screenshot capturing

Pre-loaded applications

Google Chrome*
Google Play*
Google search*
Google Voice Search*
Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude*
Web browser (WebKit)
Google Talk application*

Memory

RAM: 2GB
Flash memory: Up to 16 GB
Expansion slot: microSD card, up to 32 GB

Networks

UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz *
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)*


Entertainment

3D Surround Sound (VPT)
Album art
Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
Clear Audio+
Dynamic normaliser
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
PlayNow service*
TrackID music recognition*
“WALKMAN” application
xLoud™ Experience
3D games
Motions gaming
Video streaming
Facebook application*
Twitter*
YouTube*

Connectivity and communication

3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
aGPS
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified
GLONASS*
HDMI via MHL support
Media Go
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
NFC
PC Companion
Screen mirroring
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
USB charging
USB High speed 2.0 support
Xperia Link
Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
Wi-Fi Miracast

Available in 3 colours:

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xell
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Posted: 2013-01-08 02:52
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649 € rrp in Germany.
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jcwhite_uk
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Posted: 2013-01-08 03:04
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I think that I will stick with my Xperia T for now. 5" screen is a bit too big for my pocket even if it is full HD.
Checkout my photos at My Website

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DarkKrypt
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Posted: 2013-01-08 03:59
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Also has hDr photography
Taken from the Sony developer page

Edit-
Realised the black one has the same silver lining like the c905? If im right.
Just thinner
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Platia1
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Posted: 2013-01-08 05:36
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Wow that's expensive, I spent about half that on both my Xperia S and my Xperia TX

Still I'll be getting one at launch.
Xajel
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Posted: 2013-01-08 06:51
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What I like :
- Design...
- 5" Full HD display...
- Size for a 5"er...
- Latest Technologies ( BT 4.0 LE, NFC, MHL, Full HD video recording, HD Exmore R front cam, etc.. )
- that Exmore RS 13MP camera...
- blazing fast S4 Pro Quad Core SoC with Adreno 320 GPU...
- 2GB RAM
- LTE on all bands
- Water and dust proof
- Quick time to market
- microSD slot

What I didn't like :
- 16GB internal memory
- no camera shutter key ( not that much important but it's a key to SE/Sony smartphones )
- no Full white version like Xperia ZL
- 16GB internal memory
- less than 2400mAh battery, I hoped for at least 2400mAh from Sony specially for all these info regarding the S4 Pro and it's power hungriness...
- did I mention the 16GB internal memory ?


I know a lot of peoples will say 16GB with microSD is enough, I might agree some how... but after Jelly Bean and how Google is like forcing not to move apps to the microSD ( personal experience with Note 2, plus all my friends and family who owns a Jelly Bean... I've read it every where also )
With Jelly Bean, basically you can't move apps to the microSD unless you rooted and forced to move the app... only the app maker might choose to move some of it's data to the microSD... again the app maker might choose to move some of it's data to the microSD... like games ( ex. NFS Most Wanted, saves it's game content which is almost 2GB to the microSD ), some other games like Smurfs Village (90MB) or Where's My Water (60MB) will stay all on the internal... the problem is even Google it self doesn't use the microSD.. Google Play Music app caches the music or download the offline music all to the internal, currently I have about 500MB of data for Play Music app while I just made only one Album to be offline !!

Lets face it, while we request Sony to use microSD slots on their phones, Google is pushing the other way and not just pushing, but forcing also by preventing moving apps to the microSD...

16GB is fine for most users, but as a high-end it should have 32GB at least now with Jelly Bean...

I didn't expect myself to say that but now with Jelly Bean and later I'll prefer 32GB internal without microSD over 16GB with microSD !! as the sole usage for microSD now with JB is to save large apps data like those super games with 100's of MB or multi-GB of game data...
DrKnute
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Posted: 2013-01-08 07:02
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First video I found of the white...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSaPrWOzB7A

DrKnute
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Posted: 2013-01-08 07:59
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...terrible comparison on the screens though
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Tsepz_GP
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Posted: 2013-01-08 08:51
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Stunning design, but whats up with the small battery and Android4.1??? They say 4.2 will be released after launch but by that time we will have multiple flagships launching with 4.2 and the next Android version being unveiled, i hope this wont be a repeat of the XS situation in the long run.

Overall, doesn't look like Samsung, Apple or Htc have anything to worry about here, unless Sony have a groundbreaking marketing campaign for it.
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DarkKrypt
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Posted: 2013-01-08 08:54
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Does have a camera button
Mentioned on Sony developer site
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randomuser
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Posted: 2013-01-08 09:09
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Also this is the world's first phone with Dual Exmor R

Front - Exmor R 2.2 megapixel 1080p Full HD camera
Rear - Exmor RS 13.1 megapixel 1080p Full HD camera


admad
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Posted: 2013-01-08 09:14
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Wow, that's in fact the first phone by Sony that is practically perfect. The battery could be bigger, but other than that, fantastic, I think I'll get one. Let's just hope the camera is better than the one on Xperia T. I like the possibility of taking pictures underwater with a phone
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Tsepz_GP
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Posted: 2013-01-08 09:15
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Xperia Z Promo video: http://blog.gsmarena.com/sony-releases-promo-video-for-xperia-z/

Sony seem to love shooting their recent promos down here in South Africa mainly in Cape Town.
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Xajel
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Posted: 2013-01-08 09:34
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Any body saw a preview or pictures to the notification area ?

I hope the new UI comes with more controls and not just like what came with T/TX...


EDIT : It's same as T/TX, very few and limited control... here at 3:27
http://www.youtube.com/watch?[....]etailpage&v=AqTiiTbBdAE#t=205s
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Indiandawg
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Posted: 2013-01-08 09:48
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Release Date in India?
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