So it begins: Sony Xperia Z available now in Japan

by: Bogdan PetrovanFebruary 9, 2013


Ever since the Xperia Z was revealed at CES, I’ve been fantasizing about buying the gorgeous device. With its minimalist, monolith-like design, polished software, and top of the line specs, there are so many things to like about the Sony Xperia Z. Did I mention it’s waterproof?

The Xperia Z is becoming available today in the first market, and as you’d expect, the lucky first customers are Japanese. The phone is the star of NTT Docomo’s Spring Collection, and was first made available for preorder on January 23.

If you happen to be in Japan, you can now buy the Sony Xperia Z in black, purple, or white. The device is actually a version that is customized for the Japanese market, codenamed SO-02E, and boasting a One Seg tuner, FeliCa NFC, infrared, and a bevy of localized software features.

The other specifications are identical to the international version, with highlights such as a quad-core Snapdragon S4 SoC, a 441PPI full HD display, and a 13.1MP camera with Exmor RS sensor.

If you’re interesting in getting the device now, check out NTT Docomo’s product page. As for the other markets from around the world, we have an availability roundup here.

Do you like the new Sony Xperia Z? At Android Authority, we think that Sony is on the verge of making a comeback. Do you agree?

  • SonyFan

    definitly the comeback of sony with xperia z…can’t wait till it is avaible in austria/germany

  • th3d

    Epic phone, its a must have. Im actually happy for the high price, i dont want it to be to common.

  • kurt hinds

    It’s an epic device that’s not coming to Canada but I hope Sony sells loads!

  • Yes, I agree that Sony seem to finally making a real comeback and I am actually quite pleased. Other than one or two serious bumps along the road (ahem…. I’m looking at you Satio and Vivaz), they have mostly made reasonably good, just not exceptionally good smartphones.
    With the decline in HTC, I think we need another brand to step up the game, otherwise the Android world will simply become the Samsung world and things could stagnate, similarly to what has occurred with IOS. Just for the record I like Samsung, but I don’t think it would be good for us as consumers to have just one big manufacturer and no other real competition to keep up the pressure, encourage innovation etc.