Xperia Z white paper confirms LTE (C6603) and HSPA+ (C6602) versions

by XB on 08/01/2013

in Xperia Z and Xperia ZL


The white paper for the Sony Xperia Z has been published. It confirms that the Xperia Z will come in two variants:
– model number C6603 will support LTE (bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20), HSPA+ & GSM
– model number C6602 will support HSPA+ & GSM bands only

Each model supports slightly different HSPA+ bands too. The C6603 model supports 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 2100 (Band I) MHz. The C6602 model supports the same above frequencies along with the 1700 (Band IV) and 1900 (Band II) MHz bands. This means T-Mobile USA users should be able to use 3G on this phone without issues.

The white paper also confirms that the embedded battery capacity is 2,330mAh giving 11 hours of GSM talk time. As expected, it will use a micro SIM card like most new flagships. The only other interesting nugget we came across is that whilst the Xperia Z will launch with 16GB of internal storage, a whopping 5GB will be used for firmware alone. This means that you will be left with 11GB for apps and media.

Xperia Z (C6603) LTE white paper
Xperia Z (C6002) HSPA+ white paper

  • Ambroos

    I’ve just confirmed (to be sure) that The Netherlands are getting the LTE-version :)

  • azzido

    camera button? SD slot card?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Johan-Nilsson/664148428 Carl-Johan Nilsson

    There is expandable memory. Not sure about the dedicated shutter button.

  • lovebmw

    i wish if xperiablog.net would have a sheet to those LTE numbers and what countries use them instead of us doing the research :)

  • XperiaBlog

    There is no dedicated camera button in any Xperia Z variant.

  • http://twitter.com/Gitaroo236 Gitarooman

    camera button only for ZL, but yes on microsd

  • Johnson&Johnson

    No camera button, on-screen only

  • Amos

    Anybody else getting a 404 on the HSPA whitepaper?

  • xperia

    mhl usb hdmi is the 5 or 11 pin

  • ads

    Who cares about internal. You can use micro SD on Xperia Z…

  • Hannad Ahmed

    Bro, Im happy too. But it’s going to take a while before 4g is finished here.

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  • James King

    Man I hope they don’t make this a T-Mobile exclusive in the US.

  • lovebmw

    So LTE bands only work on verizon and sprint for the U.S. this sucks those companies don’t have sims

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/A6IAQ2HNAOOCDYGZOSG4YETZ2I Tim

    So it looks like AT&T won’t be getting this in the USA after all. The 6602 has the right HSPA+ bands but does not have LTE, which every new phone has for AT&T. The LTE version doesn’t have Band II HSPA+.

  • roeshak

    first proper hands on video of xperia z

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSaPrWOzB7A

  • crazy chef

    better if at&t doesn’t get this phone maybe that way they will sell it directly from sony and the hspa+ model is compatible with tmobile if im not mistaken. hopefuly sony will not repeat the same thing about the ion hspa+ that never made it to the U.S.

  • crazy chef

    well there are a few people here that i’m sure would like to see this phone on tmobile

  • Xajel

    The problem is starting with Jelly Bean, you can’t move apps to the microSD, the apps will all stay in the internal.. only some huge apps with 100’s of MB or multi GB will save there extra data to the microSD if the developer decided this ( like NFS Most Wanted which saves almost 1.8GB on the microSD )… even some simple apps like Google Play Music will save it’s offline music and cached music data to the internal memory ( currently I have 400MB of Play Music cache on my internal thought I only have one offline album and the rest is cached music )

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  • Unknown

    Basically everyone in the US won’t be able to use LTE on the new Z. Bummer, but at least it has HSPA+ that supports both AT&T and Tmobile.

  • lovebmw

    the problem is that i got used to the 4g on my Xperia T, no way in hell i am going back to 3g…. ah Sony you always have to make it difficult, you just could not make the Z u.S. friendly

  • crazychef

    so how would we know wich of the models make it to the U.S. or will they sell both models the c6603 lte and the c6602 hspa+

  • Minh Nguyen

    They haven’t had a sony phone in a looong time. T-mobile will be getting rid of subsidies in 3-4 months which is right around the time this comes out. So you have to buy it full price anyways. It will work on all carriers if both versions come out.

  • Minh Nguyen

    So will the LTE version work on T-mobiles LTE?

  • Minh Nguyen

    I’d rather have HSPA+ with more battery life than LTE. More coverage too.

  • Minh Nguyen

    T-mobile will be getting LTE soon

  • unknown13x

    No, Tmobile’s LTE is on band 4, and AT&T is on band 4/17, which the Z doesn’t support at all

  • James King

    Yeh but only HSPA on AT&T which is a bummer that is “if” it isn’t a T-Mobile exclusive for the LTE version.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.he.3 Chuck He

    i thought verizon is band 13, how does the Z work with verizon?

  • Ma

    Which camera seonor size and wich aperture does the xperia z have?

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  • blairh

    The ZL however appears to be compatible with AT&T’s LTE network. Also the ZL can accommodate a 64 GB SD card whereas the Z only holds up to 32 GB on a card. You do miss however the water resistent capabilities of the Z.

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  • Shatter Shatter

    Sick phone, I am getting this unless something better comes out before I can get my hands on one.

  • Shatter Shatter

    There is an lte version that covers all US GSM bands, the C6603 variant has all lte bands, tmobile 2g, 3g, 4g, 4g 42mbps and it will also work on there lte network thats coming soon. It will also get att hspa, 2g, 3g 4g and their lte.

  • Randalls Hardware

    did u get it?

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