Sony Xperia Z1 with 5.0-inch full-HD display, 20.7-megapixel camera launched

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Sony Xperia Z1 with 5.0-inch full-HD display, 20.7-megapixel camera launched
Sony finally took the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z1.

The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with 5-inch full-HD TRILUMINOS display powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The highlight of the Xperia Z1 is the 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor alongside BIONZ image processor engine and pulsed LED flash. It also includes a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The device is powered by 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor along with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of internal storage which can be further expanded up to 64GB via microSD card. The Sony Xperia Z1 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device comes with 3000mAh battery.

It is waterproof (IPX5 and IPX8 certified) and dust-proof (IP5X certified) device. Connectivity options on the Xperia Z1 includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, Xperia Link and 3G. It will ship in three colours Black, Purple and White. The Sony Xperia Z1 will hit the markets later this month, but there's no word yet on which markets will see the device first.

The camera on Sony Xperia Z1 comes with a host of new features that include Social live which can broadcast images to social platforms, and Info-eye, a visual search function that provides related information on landmarks and on items such as books or wine simply by capturing them with the camera. Also present is Timeshift burst mode that can capture 61 images in 2 seconds with a second before and after pressing the shutter, as well as AR effect that gives a selection of customisable animations to create pictures using Sony's SmartAR augmented reality technology.

Commenting on the launch, Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications said, "Xperia Z1 represents a significant milestone for Sony in our continued efforts to deliver unforgettable experiences to our consumers."

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Sony Xperia Z1 key specifications

  • 5-inch full-HD (1080x1920) TRILUMINOS display powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS for mobile image sensor with pulsed LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Excellent build quality
  • Dust and waterproof
  • Great performance
  • Solid battery life
  • Bad
  • Poor screen viewing angles
  • Expensive





Front Camera



1080x1920 pixels




Android 4.2



Rear Camera


Battery Capacity


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