Rated 5 out of 5 by Cris779 Don't Listen to the Neg Reviews. It's Amazing!
Despite this phone model being more than one year old, it's still awesome. There isn't one single negative thing to say about it. Well, actually, the decorative top and side inserts are a bit fragile, but ok.
The display is absolutely fantastic, and even now outshines my buddy's loved iPhone 6. The camera is pretty good and the video in 1080p is great. Sound is not 'so' wonderful, but that's the deal with any phone nowadays.
The speed is phenomenal. Again, every bit as fast as a brand new iPhone 6 (actually, a bit faster). RAM is great, internal storage is good. Add an SD card for more.
It's durable as heck. I've accidentally dropped mine a few time, twice flat on the screen, and no problem. Pick it up, dust it off and keep going. Drop a Galaxy or iPhone on it's face and you're done.
What's really amazing are the great Sony apps. Mirroring, throw, Xperia Connectivity, Smart Link, etc are all great. But what really shines is the Walkman app. It's by far, hands-down, the best audio player available on any smartphone.
As for the complaints I read about charging: I'm telling you, these customers have abused the phone or have simply not taken care. Maybe they think snatching the charger from the phone or slamming the plug into the port is normal. I don't know what they did, but they abused their phone.
I've had this phone for over a year and have not had one single problem in any aspect. It still charges fully in less than 2 hours, connects instantly to my laptop, and is as fast as ever.
PEOPLE: You HAVE to take care of your product. They're not made to abuse. If you do this, through normal wear and use, this phone will last.
May 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Iownabroom Don't Buy This Phone
I bought this phone for 599.00. Four months after I bought it it would not charge. I thought it was the charger. T mobil said the charger was only under warrenty for 30 days. So I bought a new charger. It worked sometimes and sometimes not. Then I had it plugged in to charge and when I removed the charger plug, the connecter inside the charging port broke off and was stuck inside the plug in. T mobil said it wasn't covered by the extended warrenty. So I sent the phone to the manufacturer in Laredo which cost me another 25 dollars. They returned it as un-repairable saying that micro usb was broken (duh) and it was customer abuse. Now I am stuck paying for a phone that I can't use. Not to mention all the information I have lost. The phone is good. Sony and T mobil do not stand by their products.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leo06jun After shopping around, best choice!
I am loving this phone, not only excellent for texting, face-booking, and web-browsing, but the images for pics and movies is awesome! The internet speed is fast, and it has a very good looking style.
This is the perfect choice for all of us who love gaming, texting, browsing, fb, etc...
And the call quality is very good too!
January 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oldmanriver2 So Long AT&T! It's been good to know you.
It's refreshing to join T-Mobile and enjoy the maverick nature of their cellular programs offerings and pricing. The very first day of my Xperia Z activation resulted in my notification of an Android OS Jelly Bean 4.2 update. (For reasons I cannot explain, AT&T did a terrible job of releasing their versions of Sony released Android updates on my previous Xperia models.)
I love the phone's screen mirroring feature that exports effortlessly to my Bravia HDTV. The easy to implement power saving Stamina mode is much appreciated. The Xperia's full HD screen is superior in resolution and dimension to my daughter's much beloved iPhone 5S - while still fitting easily in my pants pocket.
The clever Smart Watch 2 and wireless Bluetooth headset really bring out the best in the phone. A relatively inexpensive 64GB Sony SDHC chip easily boosts this phone's aggregate memory to a whopping 80GB.
Too bad that T-Mobile doesn't offer the Xperia Z tablet in an LTE version. But no worries. With their included "free" mobile wi-fi hot spot functionality, my wife can take new her Z tablet along anywhere her T-Mobile data service can function.
The flat thin slab design is perfect for aftermarket flap closing cases that virtually ensure against screen cracks and scratches. This is a real world plus over the iPhone 5S in my opinion
Lastly, the phone's water resistant feature should not been underestimated. Accidents happen.
Well done, SONY!
December 16, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by NguyenN Great Then Horrible
When I first bought this phone, I loved it. However, after only four months, despite taking good care of it, it would charge only half the time and that half was extremely slow. A week later, it would not charge at all. After researching this problem alone, I found that it was extremely common with this phone (you can Google it). However, I went against the reviews and under the warranty, I got a refurbished Xperia Z. After only one month, this one's charger port ended up not working as well. This time, T-Mobile will not give me a new phone, despite it being a manufacturing problem. Despite all of the phone's sleek features, its terrible charging port makes it completely useless.
August 15, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by WheelednDealed DO NOT BUY UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE!
When I first got my Xperia Z I was completely enamored with it, the 1080p screen, the sleek design, 10 finger touch, it's a very nice phone with one major flaw rendering the phone useless. The micro USB port is not made to handle day to day charging and will snap after a short amount of time. Its been 3 months of very gentle usage and now I'm stuck with a $500 paper weight. I do not recommend this phone , unless you would also like an expensive paper weight in such a short period of time.
November 16, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jlwalk Do not Purchase
I purchased two of these at the same time. I have given the to friends a gifts. The biggest problem is the battery life. These phones are having to be charged three time a day to get though the day. I have purchased in the last 6 moths 4 Sony products 2 xperia z, and xperia Z2 tablet and the xperia Z3 phone. They are all great looking items but all have design or software problems. I have learn to love and hate them at the same time.
March 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Blair excellent
October 15, 2013