Sony Xperia Z Purple

What you need to know

  • Get O2 4G on this phone
  • Also available in Black
  • Full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  • 13 megapixel fast capture camera
  • Dust and water-resistant with a durable glass display
  • Eco rating: 3.8/5

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Watch every Barclays Premier League goal with Sun+, on us

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Smart, sleek & durable

With a sleek design and a solid dust and water-resistant body, Xperia™ Z brings Sony's long history of water-resistant electronics to a smartphone - the only one of its kind. The slim 7.9mm body, with its reflective glass surface, looks and feels slick, but Xperia™ Z is crafted to be sturdy.

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A screen as impressive as HDTV

Xperia™ Z brings you entertainment that's bigger and closer than ever with expertise from Sony's BRAVIA® TV engineers. The 5" 1080 x 1920 full HD display has very high pixel density - 443 ppi - and superior brightness.

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Great quality photos and video

With its 13 megapixel camera, you can capture ultra-sharp photos & videos in any condition with your Xperia™ Z. It's the first to have Exmor RS™ for mobile with HDR video – which means you can take sharp pictures. And don't worry if you're not a pro, there are Auto settings to make sure you always get a great shot.

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Smartphone with super power

Running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Xperia™ Z's Snapdragon™ S4 Pro quad-core 1.5 Ghz processor with 2GB RAM gives you super-fast performance and unparalleled graphics. And with the Xperia Z's Battery STAMINA Mode closing down apps when you're not using them, your battery life will be greatly extended.

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The magic touch to entertainment

Wirelessly share music, photos, videos or anything that's on your Xperia™ Z smartphone screen - between two phones, your phone and an NFC-enabled laptop, or even on your TV*. Just move your phone close to the One-Touch remote control on a BRAVIA® TV and you'll be able to see everything on the TV screen.

* One-touch mirroring is designed to work together with an NFC-enabled BRAVIA® TV.

Watch every Barclays Premier League goal with Sun+, on us

Part of the Sun+ bundle, Sun+ Goals is The Sun's new mobile and tablet football app that lets you watch every Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Scottish Premiership goal and highlight on the go. The Sun+ bundle also includes access to, The Sun Mobile app and The Sun Tablet app - so you can download an edition of The Sun newspaper, every day.

Choose the 5GB tariff and you'll get 6 months access to Sun+. Or choose the 8GB tariff to enjoy 12 months access. When you join, we'll text you a link and code to get you started.


Overall Specification

Talk Time
Up to 11 hours (GSM)
Standby Time
Up to 550 hours (GSM)
139 x 71 x 7.9 mm
Screen Size
5" Screen. 1920 x 1080p full HD Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2, 16 million colours, 443 ppi, OptiContrast™ panel, scratch-resistant glass
Internal Phone Memory
Up to 16GB
External Phone Memory
MicroSD™ card slot up to 32 GB
Email Capability
Business Recommended
Operating System
Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean, will be upgraded to 4.2)


13 megapixel, auto focus, Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor, HDR for photo and video, noise reduction, Superior auto, burst mode, sweep panorama, 2.2 MP full HD front camera with Exmor R™ for mobile sensor, PlayMemories Online
Video Capture
Full 1080p HD video recording
Media Player
3D Surround Sound (VPT), Album art, Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP), ClearAudio+, Clear bass, Clear Phase™, Clear stereo, Dynamic normalizer, Music tones (MP3/AAC), PlayNow™ service, SensMe™, TrackID™ music recognition, "WALKMAN" application, xLoud™ Experience
FM Radio


Data Connectivity
Data Transfer Speeds; GSM GPRS Up to 107 kbps, GSM EDGE Up to 296 kbps, UMTS HSPA cat 6 (upload) Up to 5.8 Mbps, UMTS HSPA+ cat 24 (download) Up to 42 Mbps, LTE cat 3 Up to 50 Mbps (upload), up to 100 Mbps
Band Type
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Bluetooth™ (A2DP) Version 4.0
Stereo Bluetooth
SAR rating
0.55 w/kg
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Before you buy

Choosing your latest phone? Here's all the important stuff you need to know before you put it in your basket.

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We won't charge to get it to you
We offer free UK delivery on all our phones, sims, accessories and mobile broadband. And you can choose which working day you can get your phone delivered – for no extra charge.

Click and Collect

Not able to wait in for a delivery?
Click and Collect means you can choose to collect your order from any UK store, including Northern Ireland. You can select Click and Collect at checkout - use our store locator to find the most convenient store for you.


Keep your number (if you want to)
Whether you're with O2 already, or have moved from another network, we'll help you keep your number. One you've got your new phone, come back to and search 'Keep my number' – we've got Support pages to help with this that should pop up. Fill in a form and we'll do the rest.


Changed your mind?
We want you to be completely happy with your new phone. So if you're not, send it back to us within 7 working days and we'll give you a refund or an exchange. If it's faulty and you've had it for less than 14 days, we'll replace it or give you your money back - longer than two weeks and we'll get it fixed.

4G Ready

4G ready
Phone 4G ready. 4G sim and software update required and additional charges may apply for 4G service.

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This phone's 4G ready.
If you've got O2 4G coverage and you choose a 4G tariff
you'll be able to download music, stream videos, and play
games faster than ever before.

O2 4g coverage

98% - that's the percentage of the UK population that's going to have access to O2 4G coverage by the time we're finished rolling it out.

4G is available for Pay Monthly, Pay & Go and mobile broadband customers across the country - from Paisley to Sevenoaks. Find out what coverage is like near you.

Don't have 4G coverage yet?

You can still get this phone and choose the tariff that's right for you – including the ones with the bigger data bundles.

Why O2 4G

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O2 Tracks

Download all the Official Top 40 hits. Stream the best music videos. And get 4 weeks of O2 tracks with music videos for free.

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Free and exclusive Priority Sports videos from your heroes every week. Supercharged by O2 4G.

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O2 Games

Challenge your mates online with the top multiplayer games. Exclusively over O2 4G. And don't worry about using up your data - game play is completely on us.

Data Explained

Whenever you use the internet on your phone, you're using data - whether it's browsing the web, sending an email, or watching a TV programme.

Downloading and using apps will also take a slice out of your data allowance.

Not sure how much data you need? Use our data calculator to help you out

Help with mobile data

The O2 Gurus have put together a quick guide to help you make sense of mobile data.
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The small print:
O2 Tracks: 4 weeks of O2 Tracks with music videos for free, for all 4G o2 Post Pay and Pay & Go mobile customers. £1.50 per week charge applies after free trial (opt out available). Compatible device required. May use your data allowance or data charges may apply.