Sony Xperia Z1 officially announced

by XB on 4th September 2013

in Featured Content, Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1_3Sony has finally unveiled the Xperia Z1 (C690X) after months of anticipation and leaks galore. There’s nothing new we can tell you at this stage after the press release leaked yesterday, for full details of the handset please check our previous post. We will shortly follow up with press photos, videos and hopefuly price. The Sony Xperia Z1 will launch this month – happy days!

  • Ted
  • hans

    any news for the mini?

  • Nard

    Wasn’t mentioned during IFA announcement

  • surethom

    Unfortunately it looks link no mini :( massive disappointment, I so would love this camera on a smaller more user friendly phone.

  • Purnama

    maybe later this year or next year…

  • Babylonbwoy
  • saif

    Stunning conference and so is the Z1.But honami mini is a rumor as for now

    xperiablog you provided wrong time for IST however I was able to watch because of fb post

  • surethom

    Love the 3x loss less zoom & “no more low light blur & you can zoom in” I will have to see if this is true in the real world????

  • Babylonbwoy

    didn’t heard nothing in ifa show about it.

  • Oh!!!!
  • Nard

    I wonder if after seeing that announcement people give a damn about the bezels anymore. I think it works well for holding it in landscape and using their lens cameras

  • Nard

    Maybe I shouldn’t of mentioned bezels in the first place… Uh oh

  • Babylonbwoy

    Never pre ordered anything in my life, Z1 will be the first.

  • TechGuyChris

    So is the casing all glass like the Z or is aluminum?

  • hans
  • Mr.Xperia

    Back and front tempered glass, unibody aluminium casing.

  • Babylonbwoy

    Good! was scared when I saw 729€ for ZU! Who will get ZU now ? Another fucked up device cerrier by Sony ?

  • 20.7 mp is so good, but what if i attached a QX100 with Z1 too :)

  • cyun84

    Awesome device, just wonder why Sony didn’t make the Xperia z ultra have the same camera specs as the Z1…

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    This Month :O thts osm ;) Srry N3

  • TechGuyChris

    Thank you!

  • Battal Aljadei

    i think sony will announce it in the same day apple announce the new iphone 5s,
    sony also will announce the Xperia C670X which`s rumored to be 4.8″ with snapdragon 600 & 1.8 GHz Krait 300 .

  • khooy

    fuck this shit, where my honami mini? I going to buy xperia ray. Again

  • yeyeoye

    I want Z1 mini!


    that bezel is driving me crazy i am going back and forth asking myself if i can accept it or not

  • Xyor

    With the AT&T LTE support!!!

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    Am I the only one excited for the new Walkman?

  • Jam

    Is it a smartphone or only walkman?

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    Only Walkman.

  • Zeke

    Do we think the XPERIA Z1 will support exFAT formatted 64GB SDXC cards, Which means a break from the 4GB file limit

  • Wamps

    Its a galaxy s4 + galaxy s4 active + galaxy s4 zoom in one. And it beats all three. Go sony.

  • Billy de Fretes

    RAM: 2GB
    Flash memory: Up to 16 GB****
    Expansion slot: microSD™ card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)
    this is from official Sony Mobile pages

  • DrKrFfXx

    I need more info. Is it high end? Like A, F, and Z series?

  • Faisal Armand

    Here is the claims and results that Xperia Z1 is the world class leading camera phone, open the link and be happy :)

  • Battal Aljadei

    On that results page SONY didn’t show the result of the “Train” & “City night shot” images in this results ?
    they just repeated 3 images of 5 as total results !!!

    any one know if it a mistake or sony try hide something bad about that camera results !

  • sfordesign

    the statistics result by sony is fantastically interesting, making nokia’s lumia 1020 the shittest camera phone among all?

  • Faisal Armand

    Yep, I’ve been looking for those too.. I think you have to register at strategy analytics to see the full comparison.

  • Abdullah Robben

    where is the camera in your walkman?

  • Emanuel Mc Person

    Well now if someone could tell me… As Sony might name their next flagships z2, z3 and so on… Will they keep announcing two per year?? I mean in two years there will be z4…! And I want to know it because I got my Z just when it came to my country… But I definetly want this new one… And if they will announce a better one in 5 months I think i would rather wait then…!

  • Zeke

    Thank you.

    Yes, exactly.

    This is what prompted my question.
    Many Smartphones support 64GB SDXC cards (even my old XPERIA X10i), but they have to be reformatted to FAT32.
    I was wondering if the XPERIA Z1 natively supports exFAT, so we don’t have to reformat the SDcard to FAT32

    exFAT will give better performance on large file volumes (32GB+) and drops the limit on 4GB files.

  • Billy de Fretes

    hmm..but the question is, can android system itself support more than 4 GB files? if it’s supported by default then i can put all my Full HD (more than 6 GB per files) movies in Z1 .. that would be awesome :)

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    It’s a Walkman.

  • Jesús López Sotelo

    F series, F886. It even has 960×540 Triluminous display, NFC and 4.1 JellyBean

  • FFFFx00

    I want Z1 Ultra

  • Zeke

    I can already stream a 13GB mkv[H.264,AC3] 720p movie(series) from my NAS using BSPlayer on GB 2.3.3 and JB 4.1.2. devices and I’m sure the Android file system could handle exFAT.

    Guess it’s just who pays Microsoft re licensing.

    Probably not Sony, this time round. :(, but one never knows for sure at this time.

  • Rob

    9 months between Z and Z1, not 5..

  • azmadu

    Why do you need a camera on your Walkman? Use your phone, which should have a reasonable camera, or better still, use a proper camera!

    Here’s a thought for you: Xperia Z paired with the RX 100ii via NFC ;-)

  • GregLu

    And 4.8″ is a Mini for you ? It’s bullshit if Sony announce a 4.8″ as a Mini.

    Mini version equal MAX 4.3″. End of story !

  • Emanuel Mc Person

    And 4 or 5 months ’till next CES… That’s what i’m talking about!

  • Battal Aljadei

    i said (also) that means there`s will be two smartphone the mini and the 4.8 inch display

  • Rob

    I’d venture a guess that they will announce the rumored smaller version at CES early 2014. Is everything with good specs a flagship?

  • Reza

    Hey there, I have Xperia Z1 at hand writing this comment for you. This is the ultimate c6903 model I’ve got via Sony Co. For expert test and review, that’s pretty amazing. You will have lots of fun with its Augmented Reality effect on your photos and you can surprise everyone washing your phone or taking it to bathroom :)
    If anyone has a question please let me know, Reza from Tehran


    my question

    are the side bezels thicker than z as they look a little thicker something i am worrying about

    what do you think of the screen i worry because it’s a tft instead of a IPS i noticed you could see alot of rings inside of it under sunlight when watching videos of it

    is it too big too heavy or too thick for your liking?

    is the black level perfect as in inky black with no backlight bleeding

    are the vieweing angles perfect

    is the battery life enough to last a day on HEAVY usage

    does the sony logo come off if you remove the pre applied shatterproof film

    are fingerprints better or worse with or without the shatterproof film

    how is gaming performance i know vice city on android ran badly on xperia z

    is the camera really that amazing

    i think thats it

  • Reza

    Hi there,

    Please take a loot at our exclusive photos:

    The display is pretty awesome under sunlight. TFT quality is just like iPhone 5 IPS quality. One concern is that the theme does not have much contrast and uses layers with different transparency levels over each other. It narrows its viewing angle.

    Black level is good. Also Sony logo comes off, (check photos)

    It’s not too big, heavy nor thick, you can see that in the last photo. It does not feel thick at hand. Still 1mm thinner than iPhone 4S.

    Fingerprints are not much different. I have not yet tested battery life, gaming.

    Camera is awesome for still photos for dark and light photography, I have concerns taking photos of moving objects. Burst mode is cool, you can select the best shot. I have to test it more. The back of phone becomes a little bit warm after taking some photos.


    and the side bezel as in the thin bezels at the side of the screen are they thicker than xperia z or are they the same thickness

  • Reza

    Yes, side bezel is thicker than Xperia Z


    no no no no no no :(

  • Robert Ray

    In case anyone is still wondering, I put a new 64GB SDXC card in my Z1 and used the “Erase SD card” option on the phone and it made an exFAT partition on the card. This is after I reformatted it as FAT32 on my computer because at first the phone wouldn’t see the card. It started seeing the card after a reboot.

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