Sony Xperia Z1 press release leaked, full spec list revealed

by XB on 03/09/2013

in Rumours, Xperia Z1


Xperia Z1_PR_1We have managed to obtain the full press release for the Sony Xperia Z1 ‘Honami’, which Sony is planning to fully unveil tomorrow. We have seen so many leaks for the device that we know most of the specs, therefore the press release doesn’t allude to too many surprises. However, there are some interesting bits of info we didn’t know.

First of all lets recap on the specs. The Sony Xperia Z1 will come with a 5-inch 1080 x 1980 pixel resolution TFT display. Like the Xperia Z Ultra it comes with a TRILUMINOS display and X-Reality for mobile. The Xperia Z1 will be water resistant and rated IP55/IP58, above that of the Xperia Z (IP55/IP57). Sony continues to use the OmniBalance design and this time includes a “solid one-piece aluminium frame”.

It will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 chipset which includes a 2.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics. It will also have 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a microSD memory card slot and a 3000mAh battery capacity.

On the camera front, Sony says that the Xperia Z1 has the “world’s leading camera in a smartphone”. It backs this up by saying “independent testing has confirmed that Xperia Z1 provides the best overall image quality of all leading smartphones”. However, we don’t know whether this includes the Lumia 1020? We hope to find out more on this tomorrow.

In terms of camera specs, the rumours were spot on. Sony is using a 1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor. This will include Sony’s G Lens (27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture) and “BIONZ for mobile” image processing engine. Sony also talks about a suite of Xperia camera apps that will launch with the device, much of these we have already seen in previous leaks. This includes apps such as Info-eye (visual search), AR effect, Timeshift burst and Social live.

It sounds like the PlayMemories Online app will also be updated to include a new ‘All Sync’ feature that allows users to auto-upload all of their photos (much like Dropbox) but without any storage limitation. What’s not clear is whether this is at original resolutions or compressed. Sony will also launch a new app called TrackID TV, allowing users to search and share information on TV shows. This will only be available in select countries including Germany, UK, France, Japan and the US.

Sony details a number of accessories for the camera including the QX10/QX100 ‘lens-style’ cameras we’ve heard so much of recently, the Smart Imaging Stand IPT-DS10M and Smartphone Tripod SPA-MK20M. Other accessories include the Bluetooth Music Receiver BM10 we saw leaked recently and the Miracast Wireless Display IM10.

The Xperia Z1 has dimensions of 144 x 74 x 8.5mm and weighs 170 grams. The handset will launch with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in three colours (black, purple and white). We can also confirm that Sony expects the handset to go on sale globally during September. Great news for Xperia fans and CEO Kazuo Hirai is certainly delivering on his promise to shorten the lead times between announcement and launch.

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Many thanks unknownRiverside!

  • ddff

    Woooow

  • CLB

    WHOOOOOOOOOOT! This thing is amazing!
    But 14,4cm is quite tall, too tall for me I think!

  • Sanoj

    Cool stuff with Z1 it’s amazing I’m waiting for this big think

  • zerocools

    30.5 pictures each second.

  • kadiem

    my dream phone!

  • Mantas

    no usb 3.0?

  • http://unlimitedskye.tumblr.com/ Micael

    O,O can’t wait to have this amazing phone.. drool worthy.. :P~

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  • Prateek Bhanushali

    So no “OIS” here…. bt lets wait for the camera performance !!

  • samosa king

    THIS IS MY NEW PHONE!!! May we bring many samosas to SONY!!!

  • kadiem

    this phone is amazing only 2 things more and it will be da best smartphone on the earth OIS and ultra hp record

  • nasinasik lemak

    when i bought this phone i will never change my phone again in untill my last breath!!!

  • Guest

    Well that sucks! was hoping for an S-Master Audio chip, i’ll just stick with the Z until next year’s flagship!

  • KBadOne

    Well that sucks! was hoping for an S-Master Audio chip, i’ll just stick with the Z until next year’s Q1 flagship!

  • scorp

    image stabilizer is there.But i cant see 4k video recording.

  • Sheokand

    it feels so good

  • パトリック

    Its just Software!

  • Ali Alkhazal

    Still waiting for a smaller device :(

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Ohh Yes 4k is missing here !!! Hope it’s there…
    and stabilizer in Sony phones are faulty as one can see flickering effects while object moves… I hav my Z and my brother has Arc… both hav such faults….

  • pixlas

    Yummy!!!!

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    It’s still a TFT display lol.

  • aisen

    Huge 3000 mah battery with 8.5mm body — CHECK
    20.7 mp G lens camera with BIONZ image processor — CHECK
    Clear audio+,3D surround sound with Xloud — CHECK
    Triluminos display with x-reality — CHECK
    Fastest available processor available — CHECK
    Dust and water resistant — CHECK
    Solid one-piece aluminum frame — CHECK
    SONY phone — CHECK
    Dream phone — CHECK

  • Sonny

    It is Sony all in one!

  • Gaetano

    Where is 4k recording?

  • Chetan Reddy

    why lol …..it has got gorgeous triluminous tech….tft=natural+trilumious=much vibrant colors //////////
    what more do you want …..
    i think u want fake colors that amoled produces

  • jason

    4k video is what catch me, if there is no 4k i may consider samsung

  • jason

    5-inch 1080 x 1980 pixel ???

  • CoolMint

    Where is S-Master chip?

  • Thai Vuth

    i think , landscape

  • Thai Vuth

    yes 61 every 2 second , sony shock ^^

  • ycleft xperia

    I ain’t buying it, nothing extraordinary. Thought of 4k capabilities, Sony has let us down again..

  • Thai Vuth

    this one is not the final phone from sony , they need to announce new one in febrauary lol

  • jason

    the resolution does not make any sense

  • xperiax10.awesome

    No S-Master Chip – will continue with my Xperia Z !!

  • XcDcS

    Ye ok, cause you have access to the phone and tried it?
    Cmon, don’t be stupid.

  • Michael Hofmann

    So we should expect the Xperia Z2 to feature 4K video recording, An S-Master chip with stereo speakers, smaller bezels and an IR remote.

  • Battal Aljadei

    hahahahaha, i told sony`s always rumoring beauty and selling ugly !
    now guys you look surprised :)

  • KBadOne

    Was hoping to be integrated in the Z1! Now will wait till CES next year with high hopes but might be dissapointed again

  • ruba

    I can’t see IR remote like xperia ZL… maybe I will wait for 2014 flagship T.T

  • Michael Hofmann

    Isn’t it to make up for the on-screen home keys?

  • Battal Aljadei

    don’t, and don’t expect walkman chip either, because sony want to force you to buy their separated camera lens for phones, and their bluetooth speakers instead of making a smartphone with a best camera and best music chip !

    this is SONY .

  • Thai Vuth

    my fault , it should be 1920×1080 for FHD :(

  • Raj Singh

    I wish it (and the Ultra) had an IR blaster.
    I love having it on my Xperia tablet.
    Looks like a pretty solid device though.

  • ycleft xperia

    Haha

  • Raj Singh

    Which phone do you think doesn’t have a TFT display?

  • feres13

    Hopefully Sony learned it’s lesson this time and won’t release amazing camera hardware with half baked camera software, Samsung and Apple are using the same optics but they end up with better results. Still i’m dissapointed by the lack of OIS and especially a Xenon flash on a camera centric phone, people who say that a flash is useless are ones who use an LED flash. Still i’m going to say it : the phone is too big, i tried a Z and it had more than enough bezels for a confortable landscape, 140*70 would’ve been perfect. I’m dissapointed by the lack of IR, seems to be the thing for 2013 and i can see how it can be useful. 32GB would’ve been perfect since you can’t store apps on the SD card, but it’s nice to see an SD card on a dlagship that isn’t ugly (*ahem*Samsung*Ahem). I think i’ll go with the white one.

  • Carljn

    ??
    It’s been said so many times, and I can’t understand why it isn’t common knowledge on a tech blog. 95% of all smartphone displays are TFT. This includes all Sony Xperias, Galaxy S 1-4, HTC One, all iPhones and pretty much any modern phone you can think of.

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  • ycleft xperia

    Disappointment

  • sreenamboothiri

    4K VIDEO : UNCHECK
    BUT we are happy with 1080 untill 4k displays come cheaper :-)

  • ted

    tl;dr

  • reality

    Ugly huge bezels — CHECK

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    I’m still buying it though.

  • PowerSonic

    so 30fps is possible for video then… 4K video recording possible?!…

  • Purnama

    4k video?? seriously??
    that just a waste on phone right now…

  • Rizky Maulana

    “s-master” still missing…

  • samshit

    dumbest fanboy ever!

  • superfly

    This bezel argument is the dumbest thing i’ve ever heard and it’s pointless shutup and stop being a hater.

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  • superfly

    it may be a waste right now but if you like me you keep your phones for upto 3 years this is good. Its nice to know that I can watch family home video’s in great quality in the future as well.

    Last month we were watching my aunts video of her wedding in 1994 trust me I would have killed for HD.

  • superfly

    They’ll announce a mini version within the next 3 days it should have a 4.3 inch screen.

    But for it size it will have great specs

  • Deckard_Cain

    Galaxy S 1-4 is Super AMOLED.

  • superfly

    Dude I’m rocking a Z with JVC extreme explosives headphones I’m sorry but when i hit clear audio + and play any genre for people they cant believe how good the sound reproduction is.

    My home theatre system has an s-master audio chip in it and I’m sorry my phone sounds better.

  • superfly

    It does have it you should try typing “xperia Z1 4k video” into google and come back and tell us what you manage to find not only will you find your answer. You also would have learned how to google something.

  • superfly

    Name one better phone on the market? and explain why it’s better?

  • shayan gozarabadi

    people here are looking for something that xperia z1 doesn’t have and then say i only wanted that thing and honami doesn’t!! so disappointment!!
    itreally make me laugh :D

  • ryq24

    The problem with waterproof and dust resistant phone is the need to remove the cover every time you need to charge the phone which in due time will loosen the cover. Hope sony comes out with a non waterproof version like what they did with Z when they come out wit the Zl

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  • Carljn

    And it just so happens that AMOLED is a TFT tech.

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    How about charging docks?

  • Ghareeb Saeed

    Where is the S-Master Chip? C’mon Seriously Sony???????

  • Thai Vuth

    charging dock … where u from?

  • cleverthansony

    lg optimus g2 1080p 60 fps video agility with ois. and same diamensions with 5.2 inc screen.

  • Shaun

    3x clear image zoom, wonder what’s that all about…..hmmmmmm

  • Umar Khan

    Chicks DIGGING your SONY Xperia Z1 >>> CHECK CHECK

  • Umar Khan

    Not all the specs are mentioned here, lots of things are left out for tomorrow guys

  • Umar Khan

    dSLR fan boys (Haters) gonna hate (Z1 20.7MP G lens)

  • Thai Vuth

    may be similar to nokia loss-less zoom ?

  • shaun

    That may be the most interesting thing later given all that we know about the Z1…….Fingers crossed it’s similar to the loss-less zoom

  • fried_egg

    still want it, and my contract is virtually up…. but 170g! it weighs a lot!!!!

  • Thai Vuth

    yeah , i ever used my fren’s sony compact camera with bionz , wish this clear image zoom g-lens and bionz wow me to buy Xperia again :)

  • Friendly

    Honestly, isn’t weight the last thing you worry about when you’re buying a new phone? xD

  • ryq24

    How many people really use charging dock? Charging docks are expensive. Even if one does uses, since most people put casing on their phone so that means they have to remove casing before charging just like opening cover flap before charging . Not a very convenient thing to do..

  • Xyor

    yeah…shitny is planning on releasing a brand new series of walkman…

  • AIBO

    Sony’s such a coward that’s why it’s going down!

  • dfsef

    well the disappointment has begun. i’m disappointed because lg g2 destroys it with all its features.

  • dfsef

    wishful thinking? hopeful thinking?

  • Krasimir Argirov

    I don’t understand why someone need “phone quality” 4k video and where did the same person will watch it as for now… on youtube, on a phone or on a laptop..? Pure bulshit.
    If someone need 4k video then go and buy other phone… oh wait, there`s no such thing. Then why crying? Go get a life and stop being internet troll. :P

  • Ghareeb Saeed

    Being a loyal Sony fan over the years it’s just something that you can call it addiction, on a serious note though I was expecting a device that’d deliver all everything at once for example the “S-Master Audio Chip” which is not included and for a fact I can tell you the music on my XperiaZ it sucks big time comparing it to em other brands. However, I still will go for it I will pick the white one over the other two colors.

  • Thai Vuth

    indeed , not all of us use charging dock , but the cover flap of ZU( may be same as Z1) is improved . i think it is not fragile to break as the one with Xperia S. anyway , the water proof phone nowadays need that. :3

  • Lucian

    I love the camera part!!! 1/2.3 inch sensor with G lens and BIONZ image processor!! Oh yea!!

  • Guest

    Just this? If Z1 really is the best of Sony… really Sony? this is so shitty!!!!!!!! fuckin’ shame on you sony. So disappointed in every way

    We will wait until next year’s flagship!

  • Mani

    Plz anyone can tell me what does it mean 4K and S-master chip?? I don’t know about it even I am using Xperia Z….

  • jason

    because apparently there is no phone recording 4k at the moment

  • Mint

    Pretty good overall. Still thicker, wider, taller, heavier than the Z. Decent try Sony, but I don’t think it’ll be able to compete against phones like Note III, G2 and iPhone 5S. Maybe next time.

  • KBadOne

    The S-Master offers full digital reproduction of audio, allows for superb noise reduction and distortion free sound. Faithfully reproduces all the details from the highs to the lows.

    User Benefits:
    Improved noise reduction level
    Improved sound reproduction (especially for low frequency range)
    Maintains high sound resolution, no matter how low or high the volume

    Advanced Technology
    Improved control of volume
    Optimization of Eliminating jitter process
    Adoption of Non-feedback amplifier

  • X-Ray

    Sony says “something extraordinary is coming”
    but i cant see anything extraordinary… i think we should wait for the official announcement

  • allan

    74mm – too wide

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  • Kaloyskie

    The phone is awesome no doubt about it. 5 inch display is perfect for me. But sad to say, I will be waiting for 2014 flagship. Aside from powerful processor, it has really no unique feature than the previous ones.

  • yohanes

    I just wondering how much the price is….????

  • Kaloyskie

    Possibly on their 2014 flaghips. They just announced 4k so it’s just relatively new.

  • Felix

    It’s valid, but [people should keep in mind that the newest flagships have screens larger than 5″ (LG G2, 5.5″), so overall, the Z1 isn’t much bigger.

  • ChrisC

    Fuck your asshole—CHECK

  • ChrisC

    Fuck stupid bitch—CHECK

  • ChrisC

    So your samsung phone can bit all these, Samsung Fanboy?

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  • ChrisC

    Like what?

  • Xyor

    So they are still not going to add AT&T LTE support….
    I guess Sony just do not care those dumb people who signed a damn long contract with AT&T only because it used to carry every generation of SM/SE devices….lol with tears

  • ChrisC

    I’m so sorry that you cannot afford a charging dock. Do you have money for your dinner?

  • Gaetano

    I asked where is it in that leak, because it’s official and should tell people ALL the advantages of the device. You also would have learned how to start your brain before posting.

  • Rockarel

    Owned.

    (but I’m sure we’ll see you around some other comments section posting the same old shit. Selective amnesia…)

  • KBadOne

    I think the MDR-10BT mentioned in the press release is the successor to MDR-1RBT. If that is the case it will most likely feature Bluetooth 3.0 with Apt-X and built in S-Master digital amplification (full digital reproduction of audio tracks free from noise and distortion) and DSEE (offers natural, spacious sound by restoring the depth and detail lost in the audio compression process)

    But here is the catch! it might be priced @ $400 like the MDR-1RBT

  • bandini75

    Does the Galaxy Note 3 have this S-Master chip?
    What does is change, pratctically?

  • bandini75

    Does the Galaxy Note 3 have the S-Master chip?
    What does is change, pratctically?

    I hesitate between the 2 devices.

    Many thanks for your help/answers

  • KBadOne

    S-Master amplifier is made by Sony and exclusive to their products including Walkman
    So the answer is no

    As I posted before
    The S-Master offers full digital reproduction of audio, allows for superb noise reduction and distortion free sound. Faithfully reproduces all the details from the highs to the lows.

    User Benefits:
    Improved noise reduction level
    Improved sound reproduction (especially for low frequency range)
    Maintains high sound resolution, no matter how low or high the volume

    Advanced Technology:
    Improved control of volume
    Optimization of Eliminating jitter process
    Adoption of Non-feedback amplifier

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  • superfly

    leak  (lk)
    v. leaked, leak·ing, leaks
    v.intr.
    1. To permit the escape, entry, or passage of something through a breach or flaw: rusted pipes that were beginning to leak; a boat leaking at the seams.
    2. To escape or pass through a breach or flaw: helium leaking slowly from the balloon.
    3. Informal To become publicly known through a breach of secrecy: The news has leaked.

    There now you know what the meaning of a leak is . As in its not official so wont have all the details thats why its called a leak so now you can go back to asking stupid questions somewhere els.

  • m sacha

    im sorry for shouting, but on this instance, THIS IS MY NEXT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • superfly

    I said a better phone not a ugly phone and are you seriously going to compare a 20mp Sony to an lg go buy the LG and drop it in water lets see what happens

  • Sander Puus

    and soon enough there shall be android 15.2 raisin ors lol and nanochips and phone shall be flexiscreen 5” and 16 core 8 ghz 1tb internal memory and 80MP camera supporting 8,5G data traffic , what else am i missing… lol

    and STILL there will be ppl not satisfied and bit**ing about minor details and all.
    next thing will be holographic phones and lil bit more ppl whining lol

    never enough satisfactory specs for all fanboys

    but anyways, so far this is top shelf, and also soon to be my pocket filler :D

  • superfly

    Its 3mm then an xperia z and I have one which I operate with one hand while drivin

  • Emanuele Ciotti

    Do you think the image stabilizer is a stabilizer optical or digital? And then xperia z1 record Full HD video at 60 fps or 30 fps only?

  • bandini75

    Many thanks for your answer KbadOne! :)

  • Izamanaick

    You can’t exactly blame Sony for that. AT&T backed out of the deal that Sony was making with them but then they wanted back in but Sony said no due AT&T’s prior refusal of the deal and that Sony now have a deal with T Mobile, so they have no obligation to make the phone compatible with AT&T’s frequencies.

  • tay

    We? Are you suffering from multiple personalities?

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    lol no, the S here is Sony not Samsung :)

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    My primary music device is my phone, i use very good in-ear-monitor to listen to music, however i am just a normal user or probably a music lover.

    Will i notice the difference with the SMASTER chip and does it translate to music enjoyment?

  • DrKrFfXx

    I have a Xperia Z and with the Clear Audio option it sounds totally artificial. Totally,

    I also rock a Walkman Z1060 in my other side pocket, which has the S Master MX chip, and the difference in sound quality between the two is night and day.

    Clear Audio, xLoud, clear bass, and all the other stuff is shit. It doesn’t compare to the real thing, which is the S Master MX.

    I wanted the Z1 to have S Master MX to have both devices blended into one, now I will skip the Z1, the only thing that gets me interested in it is the battery, which is bigger than the Z.

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    i thought Qualcom already killed that using a universal LTE receiver like the one in the Nexus 7 2013?

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    It does, the awesome hardware dramatically will improve your experience in every-bit of the phone you use.

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    Note 3, no thanks that’s a different kind of phone – This one is for the masses, the new flagship!

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    Well, the phone can play 4K but down-scaled. its like when you had a 720p display, your phone played a 1080p last year.

    The capability of 4K connects back to the power of the Snapdragon 800 and 4k TV’s are out.

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    i thought Sonys on Xperia Z ultra does 4K, either way all Snapdragon 800 devices will do 4K!

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    What do you want, two cell phones in one or some black magic in a phone. Technically it stands equally good on the hardware and little better if you prefer Sony.

    Like Chris asks, can you tell us like what?

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    It will get used to and the benefits will make you forget the weight.

  • Mint

    And yet, I doubt the Note III will be much bigger than the Z1.

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    may be you are right.

  • Kaloyskie

    You have a point. But wouldn’t it be better if the powerful hardware is utilized for new sony tech? That’s what I am waiting for.

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    I get your point, you are looking for some kind of innovation, never done before stuff, is that right?

    I don’t know of new Sony tech that can be use this, may be can you give us an example.

    well, if you have used the new flagships – specially HTC one (i heard s4 was buggy and slow initially), you may not go back to your Xperia Z – the improvements is tremendous and i would love Sony reaching and stabilizing that level before they start “innovating”

    I am not sure why Sony did not put the good camera tech and other things here in the XZ ultra!

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  • Kaloyskie

    I think u missed the point of my initial post. I was referring to sony tech. Example is 4k. And possibly more on “sony’s” 2014 flagships and not from other makers.

    It would be best not to think ahead of ourselves when reading other’s posts.

  • bandini75

    And does the Xperia Z (not Z1) have it?

  • Alexandru Florin

    :))))))

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  • MarkLastiwka

    bare in mind that these bezels are there bc the phone is water resitent. Space is needed for the sealing components. Just looks at the Xperia Z and ZL to see how the sealing adds bulk.

  • bandini75

    1/2.3-inch sensor.

    It is not that much, right?

  • dfsef

    when it comes to marketing wars, even the most senseless addition to the specs sheet matters.

    snapdragon already supports 4k recording. they should’ve just harnessed it. maybe release it as an additional feature in a firmware update.

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  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    I don’t know if you seem to have ideas of any unique feature that you may want ? But before building unique features, get the phone stand in par with others is my thought.

    This is the correct time to use the updated hardware, it contributes a lot to the experience.

    The improved hardware actually contributes lot to the “experience” and
    it counts big time for me. Ppl have bought iPhone only for the smooth
    experience it gave overall.

    Games? i guess everybody plays some, that’s a big area which iPhone had been leading so easily all these years. The better processor dramatically improves so much gaming and general usage and performance does not need any mention.

    It is a known fact that Sony has always been lagging on adoption of a processors all these years and this is the first time that Snapdragon 800 is used on time – when everyone else uses it. I am happy that Sony is doing it correctly now.

    Imagine using a Snapdragon 800 Next year when Qualcomm comes up with Snapdragon 900 or 1000. That kills the capability of the phone and results in less adaptability of the phone which explains why Sony being a great company has had less adoption of Smartphones.

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    Bigger than other camera phones :) but not as big as the Nokia 1020

  • bandini75

    “I can tell you the music on my XperiaZ it sucks big time comparing it to other brands”. This is very good to know.

    I am contemplating buying the Z1 (or the Note 3), but I use my smartphone as my exclusive mp3 player and I need a REALLY good player. So, this could be a dealbreaker.

    Sad to learn that the Sony is dissapointing in this respect :(
    Other people can confirm?

  • Babylonbwoy

    the surprise is fucked up now, sometimes it cool to haves leaks but for this particular case…

  • Babylonbwoy

    4K TV cost a leg!

  • Kaloyskie

    I don’t know. It might be or might be not. Butterflies might come out from the speaker. Don’t forget birds, bees, flowers and trees too. :-)

    Again read my initial post. This time understand it. I think you are taking some words literally, and exaggerately.

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  • Kaloyskie

    In terms of unique features I am talking about, I’ll leave that to sony. And of course, next year would have better features. I won’t buy a phone just because now is the “right time” for it. Especially if I bought one few mos ago. There is always a better sony phone in the future.

  • Pradeep Viswanathan R

    Agree, phones are not free :)

  • KBadOne

    None of Sony Smartphones has it, and from the leaked Z1 specs it doesn’t seems to have it either. They only used it in Sony Tablet S and their High End Walkman Players

  • KBadOne

    Yes there is a big difference! I own Walkman X and the sound quality makes the XPERIA Z and other smartphones sounds bland. You can notice more detail in music, less noise produced and higher bass and volume, even by using a ur average headphones.

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  • randomchars

    Whoa, dude, that was… Well since you’re so keen on directing parent to Google, here you go: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=asshole

    Yeah, that’s you. @gaetanocrimaldi:disqus asked a perfectly reasonable question.

  • randomchars

    > I operate with one hand while drivin

    Fuck you. Seriously. You’re the worst kind of person.

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  • lovebmw

    Magnetic charging, check!

  • Sami Mrabet

    ahh Sony requesting the pics to go down means they are reading Xperia blog

  • TjaldidTjaldid

    Never mind that look at the Battery life!!!
    Xperia Z Xperia Z1
    GSM talk time: 11hrs 13.8hrs (830Min)
    Standby time GSM : 550hrs 880hrs
    Talk time UMTS: 14Hrs 15hrs
    Standby time UMTS: 550hrs 850hrs
    Music listening time 40hrs 110hrs
    Video playback time 5.5hrs 6,6hrs

    I have never understood why they could improve battery life so drastically in one are but not as drastically in others

    Source: http://www.soyacincau.com/2013/09/04/sony-xperia-z1-specs-revealed-from-leaked-press-release/ And http://blogs.sonymobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/SOMC_Xperia_Z_press_release.pdf

  • Mint

    I know what are they thinking? They could kill themselves, or in the worst case, other people too.

  • Carljn

    AMOLEDs are also TFTs.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Write that Check, lol

  • Basharca

    This is what you get when you believe in Sony, unlike losers who jumped to shamesung’s ship and are strongly feeling the heat and envy now ;)
    Sony the mother of God of all electronics :D
    Who’s the bitch now? Yes I’m speaking to you.
    YAAAAAAA THAT’S WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!! IN YOUR FACE HATERS.

  • David Hill

    nor as big as the Nokia 808 or even the Nokia N8…

  • Guest

    … so it’s the same size image sensor as the Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. I think that’s respectable (at least in a phone that still manages to look like a phone)

  • David Hill

    … so it’s the same size image sensor as the Samsung Galaxy Camera and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. I think that’s respectable (at least in a phone that still manages to look like a phone).

  • djares21

    sigur esti un roman retardat :)))))—CHECK

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  • Xyor

    Still have some kind of software or restrictions from either the OEM or carriers

  • André Thomsen

    Xenon flash — UNCHECK
    “world’s leading camera in a smartphone”. Without a xenon flash?

    LOL
    This gotta be a joke. With that crap led flash,
    gonna be crushed by S4 zoom and Lumia 1020.

  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/_Megatron_ Megatron

    That’s too bad. Looks like I’ll actually have to just do a 5 sec google image search. Sony sure got us cornered.

  • Sami Mrabet

    or you just wait untill tomoroww… 13 hours left

  • Sami Mrabet

    What did you expect?? that it could fy so you wouldn t have to hold it?

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  • nidou bossy

    you’re so Ugly reality

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  • nidou bossy

    I will

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  • Andre Winters

    I remember something about liquid magnetic speakers & a sony walkman chip, those would have made this phone that much better…

  • Andre Winters

    I was hoping for that too, maybe it’s just not listed in these specs we will find out tomorrow

  • bandini75

    Finally, nothing special.

    Very disappointing. No removable battery, 16GB storage only, APN sensor not as big as expected, no S-master chip, no xenon flash.
    Sony failed to provide the phone of my dreams.

  • bandini75

    What’s the purpose? THis phone was almost announced as a “photo-phone”…

    The disappointment is huge. No reason for me to chose this Sony. I will go with S4 or Note 3, which specifications are clearly better. Sadly Sony missed the occasion to provide the ultimate smartphone that I was ready to buy……

  • bandini75

    Thank you once again :)

  • hans

    Seriously now, so few of people who keep their phone more than 3 years, even 6 months is eternity plus it comes With the unremovable battery. So no need to hurry the 4k really, in time it goes mainstream i’ll bet you have a new phone to do that.

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  • TechGuyChris

    Go Sony!

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    I have a Tablet Z with the leather case and the charging dock fits perfectly. I got it for under 30 USD and now I don’t have to worry too much about the USB cover.

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  • Md Humayun Kabir

    Please join this campaign page in FB “Save the Beautiful Logo for Sony Mobile.As Fans of Sony We want it back.”

  • Mani

    Anyone can tell me that what does it mean 4K and S-master chip??? I don’t have idea about it even I am using Xperia Z…

  • fried_egg

    last thing you think of, but first thing you notice. and the S already is easy enough to slip when grabbing off a table… more weight, more damage if it falls on something solid

  • imparanoic

    z1060 is very decent, but it’s predecessor x1050/x1060 is the best, s-master digital amp and built in noise cancellation, only hi end DAP can compete with this but at higher price level.
    so far no phone can compete with this sound quality

  • F1orce

    The actual sony display is nice. But too bad Sony never takes advantage of their displays. Instead the entire GUI themes are bland and dark colours.

    Look at Samsung and see how they make use of vibrant colours for their user interface..

  • Morlock

    Whats an “Almost Annoucement?” lol

  • Morlock

    Been using Xperia S for 1.5 years now and the flaps still in tact

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  • Itsarapong Intoum

    yes x-series is the best!

  • PowerSonic

    can we get 2k atleast? :P

  • PowerSonic

    i meant to say that the hardware looks capable, doesnt it?

  • Tardar Sauce

    I have my Xperia X10 for 3 years now, the flap is not the same as on never models (like Z) but I charge it once or twice per day and the flap is still like new. And you don’t have to buy expensive Sony docks. This thing is really simple; a plastic stand with two pins and a charger; I’m sure that it would be possible to find a cheap chinese version for 5-6 $. And if the case has a hole where the pins for dock are, you won’t need to remove it. Furthermore, I hope that this phone will have a magnetic charging. If it doesn’t have it, there would be cases with it integrated. So you could charge your phone without opening the flaps or having the dock. This magnetic charge is one of the best things ever invented and every new phone should have it. I’m too lazy to connecting charger and opening the flap and I would also be too lazy to put the phone in dock. But having a plain surface on your desk where you can just put your phone when you don’t use it is great for us lazy persons. Furthermore, your phone will always be fully charged :)

  • Tardar Sauce

    I agree with you but S4 zoom is not a phone. I’m sorry, but you can’t call that a phone! So it’s impossible to compare these two. But I saw a few phones that can capture decent pictures even with low-light so I hope that it’s great camera will do the same.

  • Ababa

    TFT Display??? NO CHECK!!!

  • Ababa

    TFT Display??? NO CHECK!!!!

  • Ababa

    freakin’ ugly power button? check!!!

  • http://www.ilogic.gr/blog NLS (NULUSIOS)

    Actually the dark theme (which easily changes anyway) helps in making the screen “blend” with the bezel. What I would like to see though is AMOLED. Hard to leave my Galaxy Note’s fantastic screen.

  • http://www.ilogic.gr/blog NLS (NULUSIOS)

    4K video means record video in 3840×2160 resolution.

  • http://www.ilogic.gr/blog NLS (NULUSIOS)

    what are you talking about… get your facts straight

  • http://www.ilogic.gr/blog NLS (NULUSIOS)

    normally 800 can even record 4K (with proper sensor)… so I doubt it will have any fullHD limitations

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  • Deckard_Cain

    Mistook TFT by TN, and I think that that’s what the OP wanted to mock too. Hard to keep track of all the nomenclatures.

  • Emanuele Ciotti

    I asked if xperia z1 record Full HD video at 60 fps because it does not record video in 4K I’m afraid that sony has not even put the recording at 60 fps ;)

  • Deckard_Cain

    Oh noes! The horror! I have been owned. How am I going to live with myself.
    Grow up.

  • Emanuele Ciotti

    Tft triluminos with x-reality ;)

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  • panagiώtis

    no OIS – Check
    huge bezzels – Check
    no xenon flash – Check

    personaly i can live with huge bezels but OIS is really important

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  • http://www.ilogic.gr/blog NLS (NULUSIOS)

    anybody knows if it will have infrared port?

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  • ryq24

    I’m sorry your parents spoiled you and give everything you want and now make you think everything is so easy to get. Now go home and have your dinner coz mama and papa are waiting.

  • Purnama

    a kidney

  • Purnama

    just wait for sony press conference in few hours..

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  • Freepat 75014

    Where is the 4K Video shooting ? Deal braker for me if Sony Missed that !

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  • JiaWei

    MONEY — :(

  • costunga

    Huge measurement for a 5″ device — CHECK

    But except of that point it seams to be a perfect device.

    oh and:
    hardware camera shutter button — CHECK!!!!

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  • Peter

    Worst possible operating system – Android — CHECK

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  • sfordesign

    as always.

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  • Umar Khan

    chris why do you need a smart phone to fuck your asshole …. damn people these days have vivid imagination

  • anton

    seriously, 3 days? I dont think so…

  • anton

    someone who knows when the Z1 mini will be released?

  • Kundan Srivastava

    Sony has deconstructed its
    best smartphone and put it back together into something amazing. The Xperia Z1
    (codename Honami) is a powerful, camera-centric flagship backed up by the QX
    line of attachable camera modules and the SmartWatch 2. It has 5 inches
    of scratch-resistant LCD screen, with fullHD 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and
    16M colour depth, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean | 2200MHz Quad Core processor in
    Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU, 16GB
    internal memory, expandable to 64GB, 20MP of rear camera with fullHD recording,
    2MP of front camera, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS (with A-GPS), microUSB
    connectivity, 3000mAh Li-ion battery.

    Know more details, please visit: http://www.91mobiles.com/sony-xperia-i1-price-in-india

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  • regie

    NO earphones???

  • edong

    and the price?haha

  • omria

    Looks like a great phone, only downside is that it is RIDICULOUSLY HUGE!!

    Seriously Sony, WTF??

    144x74mm @ 170g ???

    That’s even bigger and heavier than the S4-Active! (which is a RIDICULOUSLY HUGE phone itself)

    Even that original S4 is too big, and the Z1 goes 2cm(!!) taller and 1cm(!) wider….

    Amazing specs, but I will never buy such a huge huge phone.

    Waiting for the mini version, hopefully it will have the same exact
    specs (including the large battery), and with a significant (!) size
    difference.

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  • Peter Engström

    Does anyone know if the new Z1 has an IR-LED for using as a remotcontroll?

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  • FRANCIS MAGOBA

    hi, was trying to update my xperia z to the avatar ROM and everything
    went well till when i finished but the phone refused to boot back for
    over two hrs. now when i switch it on. i just stay on SONY word and
    then reboots again. how do i get it working again. someone please help

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  • tech_guy

    Hi XB, My name is tech_guy, your article is very good and very interesting. This Sony Z1 mobile is so nice. But i want to give the suggestion. If its possible put in to the mobile images and videos. Thank you ,

  • http://www.interdigitalmarketing.com/ Vikas Rathee

    The Xperia Z1 features 5 inches of scratch-resistant LCD screen, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 2200MHz Quad Core processor and 20.7MP of camera. But it is not a phone for Indian market.

    http://www.pricingindia.in/mobile/sony-xperia-z1-price-33053
    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BCZGdbNDDRw/UkFat4JrM-I/AAAAAAAAFFA/1XykNYqh2PM/s512/Sony%20Xperia%20Z1.jpg

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