Sony launches Xperia Z in the Philippines

Sony launches Xperia Z in the Philippines

So it happened earlier than we initially expected. Sony Philippines, today, launched their new flagship smartphone in the Philippines — the Xperia Z and Xperia ZL.

We’ve already seen the Sony Xperia Z in action back in Singapore when we attended the regional launch there last month {see story and first impressions here}.

Sony Xperia Z specs:
5-inch full HD display (1920×1080), @ 441ppi
Sony Mobile Bravia Engine II
Qualcomm MDM9215M Snapdragon S4 Krait 1.5GHz quad-core
Adreno 320 Graphics
16GB internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD card
DC-HSDPA 42Mbps, LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ aGPS support, GLONASS
Li-IOn 2370mAh battery
Dustproof (IP5X) and Water resistant (IPX57)
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
Dimension: 139 x 71 x 7.9mm
Weight: 146g


This is the only superphone so far that we’ve seen that can stand some hard weather — dust-proof, water-proof (and probably rain-proof as well).

Here’s a video demo we took this afternoon:

The expected retail price of the Xperia Z is about Php32,900 while the Sony Xperia ZL will retail for Php29,900. Expected availability is end of February March 2013 or sometime in April March. More photos, video demo and first impression review here.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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50 Responses

  1. Gilbert says:

    Nauna pa maging available dito kesa lumia 920?

    • Lexty says:

      hahaha +1 on that! hanggang ngayon wala pa din Lumia 920.. kahit yung 820 and 620 nila na-delayed ulit nung feb 15 eh. no accessories as well. boo!

    • emem says:

      Lumia 920 is already on display at Abenson Glorietta. Pinaglaruan ko kanina lang hehehe

    • utakbiya says:

      @emem kung baga sa sunog, wala nang apoy bago dumating ang bumbero, ganun ka hahahahahaha!

      Last year pa powz may mga demo unit ng 920 at 820, just so you know :)

    • xperia says:

      Lumia 920 is already available in the Philippines po. You can look at the website My kid brother even has the unit.

  2. kooman toot says:

    Any news on the Xperia ZL?

  3. edwin says:

    yes! will buy one pag nilabas na hehe :)

  4. meh says:

    Think we will see it in a sony store before the year 2015? The Xperia T or TX never made it to the sony stores, they never carry any highend sony phones.

    I wouldn’t wait on this device, it might be so long

  5. sam says:

    February *2013

  6. Renzo says:

    They need to be in the market 1st before HTC One Flagship coming out.

  7. rui says:

    Eto hinihintay ko along with the Xperia Tablet Z. ^_^

  8. Mhunter says:

    Great job by Sony im sure this phone will beat iPhone 5. the only issue on sony is their phone’s battery life. but overall this is phone is amazing!

  9. Confused says:

    Nalilito ako. According sa tweet ng Sony Philippines (@SonyPHinc), ang release date ng Xperia Z will be on the first week of April.

  10. Pogi says:

    sony xperia T was never released in our country. And unlike Xperia T, Xperia Z will be release here in our country cause Xperia Z will be the new flagship carrier of Sony :)

  11. mang kanor says:

    gs3 user ako and waiting sa gs4.
    pero….. ang ganda ng z ah… di mo pa kailangan alalahanin pag bigla kang inabutan ng ulan.. o may lechugas kang kasama sa party na bubuhatin ka at ihahagis sa pool.. not the fastest android or feature-packed gaya ng galaxy.. pero nice specification ng dust and water resistance nya..

    • Lawrence says:

      Its one of the fastest, only topped by the recently launched htc one. Feature packed? What galaxy are you referring to? At the time bieng, it is miles ahead of any galaxy phone, and probably among most android out there.



    okay ang waterproof kaso di rin masyadong importante yan sa akin di ako madalas magdala ng phone sa shower room or seashore or beach.

    sad feeling ako alam nyo ung pakiramdam na gusto mo ang company pero di nila naibigay ung simpling gusto mo na kung tutuusin kaya naman nila pero sa iba nakita mo?

    i will switch to LG Optimus G PRO FOR THE FIRSTTIME.

    other than design
    big screen at batterylife most important na gusto ko sa smartphone.
    just sharing…


    • rui says:

      Hindi lang naman sa beach or shower useful and waterproofing. Magagamit siya kahit nauulanan or pasmado ang kamay (wet finger tracking). Coffee or soda spill? Ok lang. Banlawan lang ng tubig pwede na.

  13. cris says:

    eto un iniintay ko nun una. ngaung may HTC one na. hirap n pumili.. any suggestions?? thnx

    • red says:

      I suggest Xperia Z due to its Water & Dust Resistant. you may be turn off by its screen while watching on youtube but on reality its beautiful that’s why it called reality display(Xperia P owner.
      HTC one is great, but HTC itself is going down, as of now there are no words about the success of butterfly, while Xperia Z sold 140K in 1st week at japan and sold out at france!!!

  14. Apollo says:

    HTC One pa din ako. Can Xperia Z compete with HTC one new ZOE software, Ultra pixel camera, Boomsound, BlinkFeed?

  15. Darwin says:

    Sa camera superb ang sony the best ang lense ng sxz 13mp camera w/ reality diaplay hdr video recording compare sa 4mp ultra pixel,sa resulution same lang sxz at htc one pero screen type sxp parin tft capacitive screen+be2,battery stamina mode solution sa battery prob ng sxz,IPX57 kelangan yan lalo ma sa mga baha sa pinas!cpu snapdragon s4 quadcore 1.5ghz wow!sa snapdragon na dualcore pa lang eh maskonte lag sa gaming kesa sa exynos quadcore. Snapdragon tech add points sa sony sakin! Kaso babawiin ko points ko sa sony kc 16gb internal memory expandable sa 32gb sdhc 48gb mababa para sakin. Price fair naman! Pero kung gusto nyung medyo mura docomo version,wala lang battery stamina mode at 11.9 lang ang primary camera yun lang pinagkaiba.

  16. Jess says:

    wow naglaunch na rin sila! hehe.. yung ayaw ko lang sa sony, masyadong mahal mag presyo. ang problema, the FACT na malakas na yung PESO natin, ung pricing range ng mga foreign company with regards sa mga products nila, eh hindi justified. I dont know if you know what I mean. I believe malakas ang CURRENCY ng PESO natin, pero halos di talaga natin mararamdaman. Expected sana below 30K ito, pero kung itrace mo yung lahat ng pricerange compare sa ibang country na naglaunch na, mahal talaga yung sa atin. After all, these came all from one country na manufactured, and these are imported. tsk tsk

    • chacha says:

      its an ongoing strategy ng retailers dito matagal na, di alam ng DTI daw:) di mo mapansin ang malaking mark up kundi malaking discount na lng pag nagsale daw:) or pag nacharge ka sa ZERO interest daw:) watch mo current video may guest sila dun si mr Randell inexplain un. kahit online shops, mas malaki price pero may nakalagay na malaking discount kunwari, punta ka hallox2 mall metro, cashx2 etc. then punta ka sa SM or Landmark Dept store, mas mura ang actual price dun compared sa nakalagay sa online na may slashed price.

    • Jess says:

      tama nga ang sabi nila na kapag lumalakas ang PESO natin, yung mga negosyante sa import sector lang nakikinabang, dapat lang sana maramdaman naman natin ung BUYING POWER ng PESO natin. our PESO is one of the STRONG CURRENCY in ASIA na sa ngayon. since halos lahat ng produkto natin eh imported, we were expecting bababa mga prices, including gadgets, pero di nagyayari di ba? hehehe. anyways, back to xperia Z, i waited for it, pero mahal pa sya (invement wise). hintay-hintay na lang muna about 1-2 months, para bumaba ang price. (just like what happened to iphone5 na 28K na lang sa ngayon unlike sa 46K siya nung december) hehe


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  18. john says:

    mabilis maubos battery ng sony phones yung acro s ko halos 4 hours mu lan magagamit sa games pero yung gs3 6hours mas matagal…..

  19. Bongbong says:

    mahina nga battery nito. Quad core processor tapos 5 inch pa with only 2370mAh battery? imagine 5inch screen nito, (kulang na lang magiging tablet na). malakas ang kain nito sa batt. sana ginawa man lang 3000mAh, ayos na sana.

  20. Alfie says:

    I got Xperia Z from Japan last Sat at till now hirap pa ako mg paline .. I dunno pa kung pwede xa sa Smart since.. Smart lng ang mlkas sa LTE signal d2 sa pinas..or even gsm man lng without LTE Network..

    Release Date for Xperia Z here in Phil Will BE On June 2013 at price of php35k

  21. Tenggoy says:

    Dami niyong reklamo. Depende naman sa gumagamit yan. Kung gusto niyo ng high capacity battery mag N2 kayo or G pro. Hindi kayo pinipilit ng sony na bumili. Haha. Tsaka yung isa na nag mention ng link ng engadget, eto lang masasabi ko, isang iSheep ang engadget. Daming review dian na iba, check nio. :)
    may nakita akong isang site may nag comment na user.
    9hrs of heavy usage 3.5hrs of screen time 4g bluetooth ON with push notification. Take note its a 1080p display with quad core processor. 3.5hrs of screen time is good with 4g connection active.

  22. Chato says:

    Xperia Z is perfect for our weather condition. It rains half of the year!!!!!

  23. christopherjacalne says:

    where can i buy a sony xperia in philippines????????

  24. Xperia says:

    “water-proof (and probably rain-proof as well).”

    hindi ba water ang rain?

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