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 2.2 GHz 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, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor 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




2.2 GHz

Front Camera



1080x1920 pixels




Android 4.2



Rear Camera


Battery Capacity

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Sony Xperia Z1 detailed specifications
Release dateSeptember 2013
Form factorBar
Dimensions (mm)144.40 x 73.90 x 8.50
Weight (g)169.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3000
Removable batteryNo
ColoursBlack, White, Purple
SAR valueNA
Screen size (inches)5.00
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Processor2.2 GHz
Processor makeQualcomm MSM8974
Internal storage16GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)64
Rear camera20.7-megapixel
Front camera2-megapixel
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 4.00
Number of SIMs1
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo
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User ratings and reviews for Sony Xperia Z1

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Water, Camera, Looks, UI feel and Back hot surface.
By Lukesh Nimkar | 17 May 2014
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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High spec/ high performance phone
By aayush agarwal | 10 May 2014
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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Overall a good package.
By Ragul Sankar | 6 May 2014
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...
4 Out of 5
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Excellent Make by Sony
By Ragaventhar Balasubramani | 8 Mar 2016
Even Sony is one of the biggest and quality product in all over the world, yes Sony was proved again the perfect quality through Sony Xperia Z1... Mobile was awesome (Camera, music,display quality,speed,performance overall is very good thanks to sony )
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1.5 years on still works like charm
By Gogol Mukherjee | 8 Apr 2015
Though I am writing this after buying this phone 1.5 years ago but that's purely due to the fact that how good the phone has been. Super stylish, a carefree phone with top notch specs inside. The phone had never let me down and still continues to impress my friends. Battery backup is superb. I have had days when it went 2 days without the need for charging despite keeping me updated over the social media and google. A true companion in your journeys and trips and you surely will fall in love with the phone.
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