Sony Xperia Z1
Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone was launched in September 2013. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels

The Sony Xperia Z1 is powered by 2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia Z1 packs a 20.7-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Sony Xperia Z1 runs Android 4.2 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 144.40 x 73.90 x 8.50 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 169.00 grams.

The Sony Xperia Z1 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

  • 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


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Sony Xperia Z1 detailed specifications
Release date September 2013
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 144.40 x 73.90 x 8.50
Weight (g) 169.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White, Purple
SAR value NA
Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Processor 2.2GHz 
Processor make Qualcomm MSM8974
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Rear camera 20.7-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel
Operating System Android 4.2
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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  •  Overall a good package. 06 May 2014

    4/5 stars

    By Ragul Sankar

    It's flagship phone by Sony... Display: Excellent display despite having TFT LCD display.. Though lower than the Super AMOLED of Samsung..not easily differentiated by ur eyes... + triluminous display with Bravia 2 engine having x reality ...simply great... Design: No one can put like this,man..awesome...front-back glass material with framing of aluminum...that's the premium looks you have with it...very slim...water proofing design-none other phone company have it.. It has been improved water proofing than Sony Z...No chance of water getting Z1 from you...!!!!!! Camera: Best thing of phone manual mode: 20.7 mpx auto mode:8 mpx ( more detailed than Samsung note 3 -13 mpx...surprisingly ) Having 1/2.3mm sensor size more than any other phone in the world....people surprised by megapixels but that's not thing to be amazed.. But it's the sensor size to be looked upon... Having G lens from DSLR professional's award winning...great integration.. Music system: it's done good work.. having many options... Similar level achieved to Samsung note 3..just external speakers the thing U won't be satisfied..but that can be ignorable.... Performance: Sat before in Bullet train????....!!!! very fast speed..with out any hangouts....u can't make difference from Samsung note 3...main feature of phone...must to be looked upon... Battery : large 3000mAh with highest duration of talktime than any other phone in market... Slightly weighty thing with 170gm becoz of incorporation of large size battery and High level G lens hardware... User interface is quite good.... Dust resistant , scratch resistant display... But some carefulness needed because of glass display..not a major thing.... Very user friendly..good customization options... Video quality quite well with full HD recording.... For extra codec support needs application from market... Expandable memory option...

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  •  High spec/ high performance phone 10 May 2014

    4/5 stars

    By aayush agarwal

    The Sony Xperia Z1 is a powerful, luxury phone for those who have to have the biggest and best. PROS 1) Comfortable stylish design 2) Speedy performance even while multitasking 3) Superb long lasting battery life 4) Waterproof CONS 1) Bulky 2) Camera not as impressive as stated 3) Average viewing angles 4) Expensive To sum it up, stylish, responsive and powerful smartphone.

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  •  Water, Camera, Looks, UI feel and Back hot surface. 17 May 2014

    4/5 stars

    By Lukesh Nimkar

    Premium looks catches every eye specially the black and purple model. Back surface of the black model is so glassy that you can use it as mirror. Its side with aluminum and curvy edges make is look very royal. Z1 screen with high ppi & HD resolution will make you not to use Samsung mid-range phones. Its user interference and touch response is high and you can experience it while playing subway surf. But yes, sometime when I show picture or video in Z1 to my 5 or 6 friends at the same time, they complaint that they cant watch properly, its like watching LCD TV from side. As SONY says "Best camera ever", i feel its true for at the phone level. Taking pictures with 20.7 Mp camera with Superior auto makes it very easy. Also AR effect, Info-eye and now Background defocus is distinguishable. Taking photos at low light with exmore is good thing to do. Shooting video and taking photos underwater helping me to take my fish photo in fish tank. Its 2mp front camera is better than any nokia's front camera even samsungs in many model cases. But opening camera takes a nano second which you will feel little strange because non of other apps take even a nano second. When it come to the sound quality z1 do not disappoints. Its ClearAudio+ gives really a nice touch up to sound. Also its premium headset with 2 more earplug cushion is very good. Using this headset at full volume you can have difficulty to hear train horn. I also love its dock connectivity port, its easy to set up with dock. Battery of 3000 mAh with Stamina Mode, Low battery and wifi location based mode runs z1 a day and a half. Although it take slight long time to recharge. Its 2.2 GHz processor and 2gb RAM makes z1 really a super smartphone. You can experience its power while playing NFS. Although while playing you will find that back surface gets so hot that you can make omelet. Its huge internal storage can make you travel with 3 4 HD films. Also its dust resistance can make it up with place like construction site. I also experienced it in desert safari. Yes the phone is expensive but i feel its value to the money you pay, its better to buy any flagship after 8th months of launching. I would love to recommend to the gamers and the hobby photographers. A rating of 4.7 will be perfect for this phone, 0.3 just because of hot surface.

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  •  Xperia Z1 review 03 May 2014

    4/5 stars

    By amit r

    SONY XPERIA Z1 is a blend of beauty nd performance.... It's only negative bt negligible side is Display in right angle Display is awesome....NDTV is sometimes biased in their review....Z1 gets 8/10..

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  •  Xperia Z1, a fantastic smartphone with all you need in a smartphone. 06 May 2014

    5/5 stars


    I have been a proud owner of Z1 since September 2013. I bought it after exchanging my a month old Samsung Galaxy S4. I bought this phone as I have used a lot of other Sony Ericsson earlier. By buying SG4 I thought for a change but since SG4 looked quite like Samsung Grand, often people would ask about it as for Grand because it didn't had that premium look. Z1 looks a premium phone with glass front and back. Ok it is a fingerprint magnet but that doesn't mars the looks of the phone. The sleekness, the symmetry and the perfect weight for a phone of that size makes Z1 the best phone to look at and hold. The device runs on Android Kitkat which has been updated recently but with the goodness of the latest Android Kitkat came a few bugs which are being regularly taken care by Sony through minor updates. The interface is very fluid and user friendly. The display is quite crisp with a high pixel density of 440 ppi. But the viewing angles are narrow which is a bit of disappointment. The camera is fantastic with 20.7 megapixel although it may disappoint sometimes with the superior auto mode but nonetheless the results are wonderful. As a normal user the Superior Mode returns with fantastic results be it day or night. The performance is fantastic, thanks to the 2.2 GHz processor. No lags or drops during the running of any demanding game or apps. The call quality and reception is very good thought it sounds a bit muffled may be due to the water and dust proofing. Now coming to this, I had lost two mobiles due to drenching in bad weather but Z1 is best for people who are afraid of losing their phone to water. Absolutely fantastic, twice water spilled on my phone and drenched it but nothing happened. The battery is 3000 mah. lasts more than 24 hours with average duration of calls, browsing, music and games. The music quality is as legendary as Sony goes for its love of music. A treat for music lovers like me, but the stock earphones are average and it sounds better with other good earphones like Sennheiser CX400II which I use. Overall I love this phone as it has all that I need in a smartphone, premium, good camera and best music and best performance. Amit Chauhan

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