Sony Xperia Z1 Review: Waterproof Smartphone with 20.3 MP Camera


As Sony is releasing many Smartphones featuring Water/Dust protection, Waterproof had became an identity for Sony alone. Here Sony is again with yet another flagship device after the great success of Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra; the Xperia Z1. Today in this article you will find various interesting information regarding this latest flagship of Sony. Read this post to find out the impressive specifications and features of the Sony Xperia Z1.


Specifications and Features of Xperia Z1


1. Design

As Sony was always coming with something unique, it has added an outstanding design to this device which is glassy along with its marvelous 5-inch full HD display. Even though the dimensions are quite similar to that of Xperia Z, the new Xperia Z1 is slightly thicker as well as longer than its predecessor.


This waterproof Smartphone from Sony is not any compact device, but also do not feel uncomfort in holding and carrying around. This IP-58 certified Smartphone is capable to resist against water and dust. In addition to that, Xperia Z1 also features a shatter proof as well as a scratch resistant glass.

2. Display

While talking about the display, the 5-inch full HD screen of Xperia Z1 is large enough to deliver awesome screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels along with impressive pixel density of 441 ppi.


Like its predecessors, it also features a brilliant Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. Triluminos display which was first introduced within Xperia Z Ultra is yet another addition made within Xperia Z1.

3. Processor and OS

Yet another important field to look on to is the field of processor. Xperia Z1 comes packed with a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. It also delivers impressive Adreno 330 as GPU. Moreover the device is running on the latest available Android operating system which is the Android Jelly Bean 4.3. Like many other quad-core devices, Xperia Z1 too comes with a 2GB RAM for better performance.

4. Camera

This is the most important field to review as the Smartphone is being known for its powerful camera. As we all know, compared to all other Smartphone manufactures Sony is one step ahead in the field of camera. Primary camera equipped within Xperia Z1 features 20.7 MP shooter with a sensor size of 1/2.3".



Other camera features also includes full HD recording, HDR, image stabilization, panorama and much more. The device even owns a secondary 2MP camera which too capable in recording videos at 1080p.

5. Storage and Battery

The Xperia Z1 features an internal storage of 16 GB and even could expand the memory through microSD card up to 64 GB. Therefore the device is really effective in the field of storage.

On the other hand, battery equipped under the hoods of Xperia Z1 is a Non-removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery having stand-by time up to 880 hours and talk time around 14 hrs. It is quite impressive to have a good battery backup as the device is powered with a powerful quad-core processor.

6. Price and Availability

As the Xperia Z1 has been very recently announced in IFA 2013, Sony confirmed the release of the product. By the end of this month, the Xperia Z1 will be launched globally and will be available at your nearest retail shops within weeks after the launch. However there is no word from Sony regarding the price of Xperia Z1. But according to the specification that Xperia Z1 features, we can roughly estimate the price of Xperia Z1 to be around £600. 

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