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Xperia™ XZ

2016 Winter model

Xperia™ XZ Enjoy your camera more with 3 sensors and 5-axis image stabilization
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Key features

  • Equipped with a 23-megapixel image sensor for the main camera featuring a quick start and shoot feature that allows you to capture photos/videos quickly. Take clear photos without ever missing the moments you want to capture!
  • The camera recognizes the proper light source when taking photos, so natural colors are expressed in photos even in conditions where sunlight can easily affect the shot, for example during twilight.
  • "Intelligent Active Mode" has been improved to use 5 axes (previously 3 axes) for image stabilization. Macro photos that were previously difficult to take without blurring can now be captured using vertical and horizontal stabilization.*1,*2
  • With high-resolution playback that beats CDs and digital noise canceling that cuts out surrounding noise.
  • Using battery charging optimization technology, developed together with Qnovo, Inc., along with a smart "Kind Charging" feature that adjusts the charging time according to the user's lifestyle, achieves a longer battery life.
  • When "STAMINA® Mode*3" is enabled, the battery life can be extended further. There are 3 energy saving modes that can be set according to the remaining battery level and usage status.
  • Supports technology that allocates dedicated radio waves to each individual user to resolve data congestion. Convenient high-speed data transfers are possible even around busy areas such as stations and busy shopping areas.
  • It uses technology (4x4 MIMO) that enables twice the data volume and speed compared to previous models by using 4 antennas for both the phone and the base station.
Based on official announcements from each manufacturer as of August 19, 2016.
Image stabilization effects may vary depending on the conditions when taking a photo.
Restricts performance and certain features. Functional restrictions vary depending on the energy saving level. The effects of STAMINA® mode may change according to usage conditions.

Specifications & In the box

Release Date and Manufacturer

Release Date
November 2, 2016
Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

Basic Specifications

Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese, German, French, and many others.(Only Japanese, English, and Chinese are available for character input.)
Approximately W72 x H146 x D8.1 mm (not including protrusion)
Approximately 161 g
Talk Time
(in normal reception conditions)*4
4G LTE: Approximately 1710 minutes / 3G: Approximately 1890 minutes / GSM: Approximately 760 minutes
Standby Time
(when phone not in use)*4
4G LTE: Approximately 710 hours / 4G: Approximately 710 hours / 3G: Approximately 845 hours / GSM: Approximately 745 hours
Charging Time
Approximately 180 minutes(USB Type-C Quick Charge 3.0 supported AC adapter)
External Memory / Recommended Size*5*6
micro SDXC memory card / 256 GB maximum
Android 6.0.1
MSM8996 2.2 GHz / 1.6 GHz (quad-core)
ROM: 32 GB
Data Communication Methods*7
Use within Japan
4G LTE(FDD-LTE): 900 MHz / 1.7 GHz / 2.1 GHz
4G(AXGP): 2.5 GHz
3G(W-CDMA): 900 MHz / 2.1 GHz
Use in Overseas
4G LTE(FDD-LTE): 900 MHz / 1.7 GHz / 2.1 GHz
3G(W-CDMA): 900 MHz / 2.1 GHz
GSM: 850 MHz / 900 MHz / 1800 MHz / 1900 MHz
Data Transfer Speeds*8*9
4G LTE(FDD-LTE): Maximum Download Speed: 350 Mbps*10 / Maximum Upload Speed: 37.5 Mbps
4G(AXGP): Maximum Download Speed: 234 Mbps*11 / Maximum Upload Speed: 13 Mbps
Talk Time and standby time are based on average usage times in Japan with normal connectivity conditions. Depending on usage conditions and configured features, the usage time can become less than half.
If data stored in an external memory card is used on a different mobile phone (from which the data was stored), it may not display/play back properly. Memory cards are sold separately unless they are noted as included in a product.
External memory cards that are greater in size than the maximum recommended size may not operate properly.
This product supports FDD-LTE (SoftBank 4G LTE) and AXGP (SoftBank 4G), which are both listed as "4G".
As a best effort delivery method is used, you may experience slower data transfer speeds or lose your connection depending on network conditions (for example if traffic volume is extremely high). Data transfer speeds vary according to the service area.
UDC(Uplink Data Compression) supported. As data upload speeds in devices have become more efficient, data transfers that exceed the speeds listed here may be possible depending on your environment.
Service has been launched in limited areas of Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, and will expand in the future. Depending on the service area, the maximum download speed may be 262.5 Mbps, 75 Mbps or lower.
Scheduled to become available starting with major cities in Japan and will expand in the future. Depending on the service area, the maximum download speed may be 214 Mbps, 110 Mbps or lower.

Detail Specifications


Display Size
5.2 inches
Display Type and Color
TFT screen・16.77 million colors
Display Resolution
Full HD (1920 x 1080 dots)


Effective Pixels/Image Sensor
Main Camera: 23 megapixel / CMOS
Secondary Camera: 13.2 megapixel / CMOS
Flash (built-in)
○ (supported)
○ (supported)
Image Stabilization
○ (supported)
Maximum Storage Space
Depends on the amount of free space in the external memory.
Maximum Photo Size
5520 x 4140 dots
○ (supported)
Macro Shooting
○ (supported)
Continuous Shooting
x (not supported)
Maximum Storage Space
Depends on the amount of free space in the external memory.
Maximum Video Size
3840 x 2160 dots (4K)
Maximum Recording Time
Depends on the amount of free space in the external memory.
Video Email Attachments
○ (supported)
Movie Sha-mail (Email) Support/Video Recording Time
○ (supported)


Full Seg
○ (supported)
One Seg
○ (supported)
Continuous Playback Time
Full Seg: Approximately 7.8 hours
One Seg: Approximately 9.3 hours


○ (supported)
Email Type
S!Mail [Movie Sha-mail(Email), Sha-mail(Email)]
Received Email Storage/Sent Email Storage*12
Depends on the amount of free space in the external memory.
The number of emails that can be stored varies according to the data size.

Other Features

IPX5*13 / IPX8*14
Flash® support
x (not supported)
Ver.4.2 / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP,HSP
Infrared Communication*16
x (not supported)
DLNA Server
○ (supported)
QR Code Recognition
○ (supported)
Maximum Number of Speed Dial Contacts
Depends on the amount of free space in the external memory.
Facial Recognition
○ (supported)
TV Output
x (not supported)
Maximum Number of Contacts
Depends on the amount of free space in the external memory.
Easy Voicemail
○ (supported)
Data Folder Space*17
Approximately 20 GB
TV call
x (not supported)
World Phone
○ (supported)
Media Player
○ (supported)
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Simple Mode
○ (supported)
IPX5 indicates the device is able to operate even after conditions where water is projected at all angles at the device through a 6.3 mm nozzle at a flow rate of 12.5 liters per min from a distance of 3 meters for at least 3 minutes.
IPX8 indicates the device is able to operate even after being immersed in tepid (room temperature) tap water or still water at a depth of 1.5 meter for approximately 30 minutes.
Wireless connectivity with all Bluetooth® devices is not guaranteed.
Data connectivity with all infrared enabled devices is not guaranteed. Depending on the device, some data cannot be transferred (sent or received).
Actual free space may differ.


  • A subscription to a flat-rate data plan is highly recommended to use a SoftBank SMARTPHONE.
  • All screenshots are images. Actual screenshots may differ.
  • In order to improve the functions and features of the product, specifications and designs may change without notice.