Sony Xperia Z sells 4.6 million units in just 40 days, analysts say

by: Andrew RoachApril 16, 2013

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It’s been quite a hectic couple of months for the Android smartphone world with HTC, Samsung and Sony all launching flagship phones. So far, Sony has apparently had great success, with analysts estimating that the Xperia Z has sold 4.6 million units in just 40 days.

Sony has yet to officially announce the number of Xperia Z units it sold so far.

The Japanese electronics giant has been pushing the phone in multiple markets since it was first announced back at CES in January. The Xperia Z has carried on gaining momentum and was released to many of the major mobile markets throughout March. But what has enabled Sony to get the jump on its Android brethren?

Well, its release has come without many of the delays that have hit some of its main competitors. For example, the HTC One was scheduled for a March release, but the Taiwanese firm was forced to delay the launch of the handset. As for Samsung, the Galaxy S4 won’t hit stores until the end of the April. All these factors gave Sony more time to advertise and spread the word about its Xperia Z flagship, without having to face competition from other flagship handsets in stores.

The Xperia Z features a 5-inch Full HD display, 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, microSD support up to 64GB, 13-megapixel camera with Exmor RS lens, LTE, NFC, 2330mAh battery and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Moreover, the phone is dust-proof and waterproof. In case you want to learn more details about the Xperia Z, check out our extensive review (short video version available below):

It will be interesting to see whether the Xperia Z will be able to continue its success after the HTC One and  Galaxy S4 are released.

  • “Sony has is yet to officially announce” … “Sony has yet to officially announce” – “13-megapixel camera with Exynos RS lens” … “13-megapixel camera with Exmor RS lens”, we are talking about Sony’s camera technology and not Samsung’s SoCs.

    But it is nice to see Sony shining a bit in front of its “rivals” :-)

    • inspire

      you know how obsessed these guys at AA are with Samsung ^^

  • David Brymer

    well done sony im pleased 4 em, i tryed the phone and had 2 take it back to the shop twice so just ended up getting my money back and got the htc one. im so pleased i did coz woww i proper love the one. i really do hope the market is spread over more phones and not just the same 2 getting the bulk.

  • Wall

    Handled the Xperia Z for the first time today. Fantastic! Definitely a must-buy for anyone that’s in the market for some awesomeness.

  • fgg

    Good job Sony, want success continued

  • souvik

    sony is back with a bang… have tried the xz at a kiosk, and god its so light.. wonderful creation. dont know what the market shares will be aftr sgs4 bt it cn nevr match the elegance of xperia z.

  • krish

    As a Sony fan im proud of u Sony!!!! sure xperia z can beat S4 and HTC one

  • roeshak

    Look the htc was unveiled since the 19th of Feb. That’s before the Z was on sale. I’ve been seeing ads on tv here in the UK for weeks now. If the phone was truly as special as all you guys in the tech community have been claiming, consumers would have skipped the supposedly weaker z and pre ordered the One. The simple fact is, the one’s done little to affect the Zs sales.
    Most normal people don’t fixate on little idiotic things add like viewing angles and deep blacks. That’s the stuff of geeks and nerds. Most normal folk just check a demo vid to see the quality of the display. The minute I saw, the battle of the year trailer on the phone, I was sold. Awesome! And it looks like the majority are rewarding Sony for bringing such supreme video playback to a phone. Let’s see how many ones htc sell offering viewing angles and deep blacks.

  • Mike Bastable

    Agree AA is Samsung obsessed and the Z looks and feels awesome…the processor mis-step from Sammy with the s4 should see this phone do well. Why buy a second rate S4 when other regions get the 8xcore version? I dont get it. The Z is a gem, the S4 lazy and full of bloatware.BUT, and it is a big BUT…the next Moto phone will blow both away. Really…if i told u why i would have to kill you…lol