Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami)

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Market Status: Available in India

Release Date: 2013-09-15

Updated on:Oct 31, 2014

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Key Features

  • Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 5 Inch, 1080x1920 px display, LCD
  • Quad core 2200 MHz processor
  • 20.7 MP Primary Camera, 2 MP Secondary
  • 3G, WiFi, DLNA, NFC
  • 16 GB Internal Memory, Expandable up to 64 GB
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 3000 mAh, Li-Ion battery
What makes Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) unique?
  • The first Android smartphone with a 20.7MP camera
  • Is both water and dust-proof
  • The best1 phone in terms of specifications priced around Rs. 28,000
  • The Android phone with the highest camera resolution
  • The fastest Android Jelly Bean Sony phone
  • 1based on 91score

For

  • High-res display
  • Powerful processor 
  • Great camera
  • Waterproof and dustproof

Against

  • None

A worthy flagship from the house of Sony

Design and Configuration

The eagerly awaited Sony Xperia Z1 sports an elegant frame, retaining the Xperia design. The large 5-inch display offers full HD resolution and is scratch-resistant too. Sony has brought its Bravia Engine from its TV range to this phone, to improve the viewing experience.

Performance is assured by the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon chipset, paired with 2GB RAM and an Adreno 330 GPU for gaming performance. 

Camera and Storage

The Xperia Z1's rear camera is the highlight of the device, which at 20.7MP is the highest among Android smartphones. It also offers a Sony EXMOR sensor and 1080p video recording. Up front there is a 2MP camera for video calls.

Storage is not a concern with 16GB of internal space, expandable by another 64GB using a microSD card.

Connectivity and Battery

The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with all the major connectivity options, like 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS (with A-GPS) and microUSB. The Z1 draws power from a 3000mAh Li-ion battery.

Rugged smartphone

Like its predecessor, Sony Xperia Z1 is both dust and waterproof, and can survive under 1.5 feet of water for 30 minutes, enabling underwater photography. 

Verdict

With the Xperia Z1, Sony has combined its expertise in cameras and TVs, to bring Bravia technology to the display and an EXMOR RS to the camera. It's water and dust-proof abilities and 20.7MP camera make it a worthy flagship.


Now, Sony is all set to launch its successor dubbed as Sony Xperia Z2 featuring fast processor, larger display and long battery life than Z1.

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Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) Specifications

General

Brand Sony
Model Xperia Z1 (Honami)
Operating System Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM, GSM
SIM Size Micro
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Also Known As Sony Xperia i1 Honami

Performance

Processor Quad core, 2.2 GHz, Krait 400, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
Graphics Adreno 330
RAM 2 GB

Storage

Internal Memory 16 GB
Expandable Memory Yes, Up to 64 GB

Display

Screen Size 5 Inch
Screen Resolution Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels)
Pixel Density (sharpness) 441 ppi
Display Type LCD

Camera

Main Camera Yes, 20.7 MP, Auto focus
Front Camera Yes, 2 MP
Flash LED
Video Recording Full HD @ 30 FPS, Recording Formats: 3GPP, MPEG4, Digital image stabilization
Zoom Yes, Digital Zoom, 8 x
Camera Features Digital image stabilization, Exmor-R CMOS image sensor, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Battery

Capacity 3000 mAH, Li-ion
TalkTime Up to 14 Hours(2G) / Up to 15 Hours(3G)
Stand By Time Up to 880 Hours(2G) /Up to 850 Hours(3G)

Connectivity

Operating Frequency GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS Yes, 107 kbps
EDGE Yes, 296 kbps
3G Yes, HSDPA 42 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.8 Mbit/s
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0, A2DP
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
USB Connectivity Yes, USB Port, microUSB 2.0
More Connectivity DLNA, NFC, TV-Out

Design

Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Weight 169 grams
Dimensions 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm
Colours
Ruggedness Dust proof, Water proof

Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Multimedia

FM Radio Yes, RDS, Stereo FM
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

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23 Expert Reviews for Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami)

Overall Expert Rating (4.5 Out of 5 based on 10 ratings)

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Recent Expert Reviews
  • Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water
    GSMArena team
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    19 Sep 2013 | gsmarena

    Sony`s got a plan and it`s sticking to it - while other makers pile software feature upon feature, the Japanese focus on their historical strengths, such as beautiful, durable design, photographic excellence and enviable display tech. That in short is what the Xperia Z1 is all about. Sony Xperia Z1 official images The upper Xperia echelon is known for its slim design and the Z1 is no exception - 8.5mm doesn`t sound wafer thin, but not until you r...

    Verdict: The Sony Xperia Z1 marks the second rebirth of the company`s premium take on what a smartphone should be like. The Xperia Z was a great foundation and laid the groundwork for the company to expand with the Z1. Yes, the naming scheme doesn`t really ma...

  • Xperia Z1 review: Sony\'s return to the megapixel wars
    Vlad Savov
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    30 Sep 2013 | theverge

    Beyond the camera augmentations, very little has changed in Sony’s Xperia software. Once you unlock the phone through the familiar window blinds animation, you’re met with a richly customizable set of homescreens, a wide variety of available widgets, and a typical set of app tray and notifications options. A customizable set of quick toggles in the notifications tray puts your most common settings within easy reach and the multitasking menu l...

    Pros: The prettiest waterproof phone around Has the sensor of a point-and-shoot camera Snappy performance

    Cons: Display is a clear step behind the competition Ergonomics leave room for improvement Software is not as up to date as the hardware

  • Sony Xperia Z1 review
    Michael Sawh
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    28 May 2014 | trustedreviews

    Previously going by the codename Honami, the Sony Xperia Z1 is the follow up to the waterproof Sony Xperia Z smartphone launched last year and is the big brother of the more recently released Xperia Z1 Compact.Hoping to provide some stiff competition for the iPhone 5S, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One, Sony is ramping up the camera credentials of the Xperia Z1 by adding a 20.7-megapixel camera sensor. Sony also announced the Wi-Fi and Bluet...

    Pros: Dedicated camera button for underwater shooting, Curvy. more comfortable design, Speedy, overall performance,

    Cons: Disappointing low-light camera performance, Average viewing angles, Flimsy latches protecting ports and connections,


  • The next level of Sony`s Android ambitions or a needless mid-cycle vanity upgrade?
    Gary Cutlack
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    30 Sep 2013 | techradar

    Sony was the first of the big-name manufacturers to launch a new 2013 flagship smartphone back in March, with the Sony Xperia Z, a 5-inch model outwardly rather similar to the new Sony Xperia Z1. The Xperia Z beat the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 to market, offering a quad-core processor, 1080p display, 13 megapixel camera, 2GB of RAM, and water and dust resistance. It was awesome. And still is, seeing as so little time has passed since it arriv...

    Pros: Good battery life, Waterproof, Some clever Sony additions,

    Cons: Loads of Sony bloatware, Disappointing indoor photos, Erratic screen technology,

  • Sony Xperia Z1 review
    Jools Whitehorn
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    23 Jan 2014 | stuff

    Sony’s second flagship of 2013 – third if you count the Z Ultra gigantophone – is waterproof to 1.5m, making it ideal for a trip to the beach or a soak in the tub. Of course its predecessor, the Xperia Z, was similarly waterproof (although to just 1m), so what else is new? It’s less harsh in the hand, for a start, with curved corners and smooth lines replacing the odd dust-welcoming trench. It also has a bigger 3000mAh battery, meaning it...

    Pros: One of the quickest Android phones on the planet Good battery life Waterproofing

    Cons: Narrow viewing angles Camera could be better Still not especially ergonomic

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3 User Reviews for Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami)

Overall User Rating (4 Out of 5 based on 3 ratings)

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  • Nice Phone
    Karan
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    28 Nov 2013

    Best Features: Screen

    Pros: Everything good,

    Cons: Nothing

    Overall: It's a good phone

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    rohan
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    07 Oct 2013

    Best Features: ******* for camera quality

    Pros: excellent performance

    Cons: avg battery life

    Overall: best in class no words to express. found much better than xperia z.

  • Z1 Ultimate Phone
    ram
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    25 Sep 2013

    Best Features: super

    Pros: yes

    Cons: no

    Overall: no comments

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