Sony Xperia Z C6602/ C6603 Insert micro SIM card Factory Reset Install Remove Memory

Most of newest Smartphone by Sony is designed with IP57 certified. It means that the device is dust and water resistant. So do the Sony Xperia Z. That's why you don't have to worry when water splash to your Xperia Z because the water resistant ability can conquer 1 meter depth pressure of water for almost 30 minutes. There are two version that we wanna discuss for Xperia Z; Sony Xperia C6602 and Sony Xperia C6603. The difference between those two only in Data network technology. The C6603 support 4G LTE with three band 3G HSDPA, the C6602 only support five band 3G HSDPA without LTE.

Sony Xperia Z C6602/ C6603 SnapShot
Sony Xperia Z C6602/ C6603 SnapShot

The best thing about the Xperia Z is that it uses 5.0-inch touchscreen TFT capacitive display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. This beyond HD resolution, that is why the phone gain 441 ppi pixel density. Of course the display is scratch resistant and shatter proof.

Jelly Bean 4.1.2 OS is the chosen Android Operating system runs on this device. It's planned for upgrade up to 4.2 version. The Processor has 1.5GHz quad-core Krait speed with Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 chipset and Adreno 320 GPU. For the RAM it uses 2GB RAM with 16GB internal memory. There is expandable slot. The battery is non-removable type with Li-ion 2330 mAh capacity.

SIM Location on Sony Xperia Z C6602/ C6603

First of all, before you learn step by step on how to insert SIM card or install Memory card to its slot and also how to remove it, you must know the locations of each slot on the body of Sony Xperia Z (both C6602 or C6603). The picture that we gave you below would help you to find the slots for both of them. The micro SIM card slot (with its SIM card tray) available on the left-side of the phone's body (from rear panel view: number 18). And for the microSD card slot, it locates on the left-side of the phone body from the front panel view (aka right side from rear panel view: number 7).

Memory Card Slot micro SIM locations Sony Xperia Z C6603 C6602
Memory Card Slot and micro SIM card slot locations on Sony Xperia Z C6603/ C6602

The micro sim card tray (holder) slot of Xperia Z is covered by a casing protector. This casing is the key that make the phone water resistant. Opening and closing the sim card holder slot cover should be done properly.

There is a gap on the cover of micro SIM card slot. Insert your fingernail into the gap, gently lift the cover out until it's detached. Now you can see the microSIM card holder inside its slot. With your fingernail you can pull out the card holder until it fully removed from its slot.

Install and Remove microSIM of Sony Xperia Z C6602/ C6603

Now you can clearly see the empty slot and the card-holder that had been removed. The next step is how you can install the microSIM to its slot.
Install microSIM card on Sony Xperia Z C6603 C6602 Open Slot Cover Holder
Install microSIM card on Sony Xperia Z C6603 C6602

Place with the proper position the micro SIM into the card holder (cut-edge properly align with card holder), make sure the gold-colored contact facing downward (pictured), the you are ready to inserting back the card holder with microSIM into the slot. Just push the holder tray until the holder reach the end of the slot. Finally re-attach the cover of the slot. Make sure it properly attach with the body.

Remove microSIM card from Holder Slot Sony Xperia Z C6602 C6603
Remove microSIM card from Holder and Slot on Sony Xperia Z C6602/C6603

To remove the microSIM card from its card holder and the slot, you just need to do the same steps: Open the cover > Pull out the holder > remove the microSIM > insert back the holder to its slot > close back the cover > Done.

Insert and Remove microSD Memory Card on Sony Xperia Z C6602/ C6603

For inserting or installing the microSD memory card to it slot, just open the cover of the slot with your fingernail, then make sure the memory card facing downward. Finally insert the card and push the card to its slot until it's locked. If the card still pop out, that means you need to deeply push the card to its slot. Use your fingernail to make the memory card reach the end of the slot and properly locks. Reattach the cover of the slot. Done

Insert Remove microSD Memory Card Slot Sony Xperia Z C6603 C6602
Insert and Remove microSD Memory Card of Sony Xperia Z C6603 C6602

For your information, the external slot memory of Sony Xperia Z can handle up to 32GB of microSD or microSDHC memory card. On removing the microSD memory card, it simple: Open the cover > push the card to make it unlocks and ejects > pull out the memory card with your fingertip. Done

Performing Factory Reset / Hard Reset on Sony Xperia Z C6602 / C6603

As usual, almost Android phone has similar way on how you can perform Factory data reset aka Hard reset, so do in Sony Xperia Z C6603 or C6603. Here the steps from inside the phone on doing the Factory Reset: Go to Settings > Backup and reset > Reset phone > Erase everything.

Remember that if you just need to resolve a simple problem such as your phone hang, or stop responding (not to often), you just need to press and hold both volume up and the power button for about 6-10 seconds to force the phone to restart aka reboot (whenever the phone vibrates, release all the keys).

Source: SonyMobile.Com


  1. volume down button or volume up button for restart withot losing data? plz reply

  2. How To Perform Hard Reset / Factory Reset

    Master Reset:
    1. Touch Home Key > Settings > Privacy.
    2. Touch Factory data reset.
    3. Touch Reset phone. Check Erase SD card if you want to erase the memory card.
    4. Touch Erase everything.

    Hard Reset:
    1. Turn Phone off
    2. Press and hold Volume up button then Press and hold Power button till a menu will come out "Android system recovery"
    4. Use the Volume button to scroll up and down and use the Camera button to select (click on).
    5. Scroll down to "Wipe data/factory reset" and click on it.
    6. Scroll down to "Yes -- delete all user data" and click on it.
    7. After "Data wipe complete" click on "reboot system now"

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