First look at the smartphone Sony Xperia Z1

Unveiled Sony flagship smartphone Xperia Z1, was one of the headliners of IFA 2013. The company has tried to take into account past mistakes and equipped the device an interesting set of characteristics. Let’s see what Sony managed to beat the competition.


At first glance, Z1 is not much different from its predecessor. Their design is almost identical.

The front and rear of the new smart phone is also made of tempered glass.

On the right side of the device is a slot for memory cards microSD, key lock / unlock the screen and directly beneath the volume rocker. Location does not last very successful, while calling it awkward to press. Sony also does not change yourself, and continues to use a separate button for the camera.

On the left side of the casing Z1 can see the microphone connector, microUSB, as well as contacts for the magnetic charger. As a result, charge a smartphone in two ways.

At the top of the device is 3.5 mm headphone jack, and the bottom – the external speaker.

Case size Z1 up to 144x74x8, 5 mm vs. 139x71x7, 9 mm at the Xperia Z. This is not to say that the smartphone began to look more since the housing increased slightly.

In general, despite the weight of 170 grams, the Xperia Z1 in the hand is very good. In this case, the unit felt lighter than it actually is.
As for the design, then in my opinion, the Xperia Z he was very successful, and its repetition in the Z1 is natural. In the case of glass smartphone looks very stylish. The downside, of course, be called soiled this material, this Sony has not been able to do anything.


According to the manufacturer, Xperia Z1 has a degree of protection to the classification IP55/IP58. This means that the smartphone is fully protected against ingress of water, but his body be exposed to a small amount of dust, which should not affect the performance. In water, Z1 may be located at a depth of 1.5 meters is not longer than 30 minutes. Thus, the smartphone can be washed, swim with them, but not diving.
In general, the idea of ​​making a device protected from dust and water, and thus does not reflect this in the design is just great.


Xperia Z1 is equipped with a 5-Triluminos-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (because of the navigation keys on the screen, in fact, the resolution is 1776h1080 points), and support of technology X-Reality.

As with all Sony TVs with Triluminos, the screen at Z1 came out sharp and very bright, sometimes it seems that the colors are too loosened and non-natural look. At the same time, the screen smartphone excellent viewing angles and a wide dimming range.


At the heart of Z1 is the platform from Qualcomm 4-core 800 processor Snapdragon MSM8974, clocked at 2.2 GHz and Adreno 330 graphics system. RAM 2 GB device (after the system is available 1750 MB) and built-in – 16 GB (in fact – 12,072 MB), it can be expanded by another 64 GB through cards microSD. This set of characteristics allowed the Xperia Z1 in AnTuTu benchmark score 26,288 points, which is an excellent result.


A set of sensors in the smart phone standard: accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, as well as sensors and approach lighting.


Increasing the size of the housing Z1 compared to Z, a Sony representatives explained that they had to fit in. It is a new camera module.

Thus, the smartphone has a 20.7-megapixel camera with a 1/2 ,3-inch sensor Exmor RS CMOS, BIONZ processor and high-aperture wide-angle Sony G (F2.0, focal length 27 mm). The camera can do 2, 3, 8 and 20-megapixel photos. Maximum photo size is 5248h3936 points.

8-megapixel photos reveal more detail, but the 20-megapixel out a little blurry. By default, the camera settings set shot just 8-megapixel photos.

In addition, the camera settings are different shooting modes. You can take photos in automatic mode or switch to manual settings. Among the features of the camera, there are unusual, for example you can take a photo and immediately send it to Evernote.

Operating system

Xperia Z1 works under the operating system Android 4.2.2 with its own shell Sony. By and large, the company is not heavily modified the system it is running fast, smooth and beautiful effects. 

Screenshot_2013-09-06-10-52-141Another thing that Sony somehow do not like the new models at once on the latest version of Android.


In Z1 installed by 3000 mAh battery. At the request of Sony, it should be enough for nearly 7 hours of continuous video playback, and 110 hours of music.

As a result,

The Sony has turned a smartphone with a good set of features. On one model of the company is trying to meet the demands of an increasing number of users. But whether it is, it can be said only after full testing Xperia Z1.

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