Xperia Z1 – which colour gets your pick?

by XB on 5th September 2013

in Featured Content, Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1_three colours_12Okay it’s time to get off the fence, we want to declare a winner in the “most desirable Xperia Z1 colour” category. Admittedly, this is one of the toughest decisions we’ve seen with Sony Xperia handsets, normally there’s a clear choice that fits the handset best.

However, even after poring through dozens of hands-on reports and videos, we still can’t decide which Xperia Z1 colour we would go for. We need your help – please vote for your favourite in the poll below. To help you, we’ve attached some excellent photos of all three colours courtesy of The Verge.

Which Xperia Z1 colour is your favourite?

  • Black (40%, 1,926 Votes)
  • White (36%, 1,708 Votes)
  • Purple (24%, 1,139 Votes)

Total Voters: 4,773

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Pictures via The Verge.

  • fried_egg

    ive pre-ordered black

  • Keon Fraites


  • tositem

    Why didn’t Sony make it available in Blue or Yellow? From the available colors, this time i choose white – i belive the black one will be a finger prints magnet, just like my Xperia Z Ultra.

  • bobeobi gzigzigzeo

    I prefer white phones, but black & purple suits better for Z1

  • SinaKing

    White Horse Man …
    I Love Purple One ,
    But I’ll Buy The White One <3

  • Abdullah Robben

    Black is always good but purple is better for XZ and XZ1

  • schattenkonig58

    Thinkin of getting myself a beautyful white xperia z1 :P

  • schattenkonig58

    what horse ? lol

  • m sacha

    ive preordered a white z1, first time ever i will have a white phone

  • m sacha

    same here, i have a black z and had a black z ultra, the fingerprints just got annoying, im going to try a white one this time

  • tositem

    Or even better if Sony ever to consider using the Oleophobic screens

  • ahomad hosin

    both my xperia x10 and s were black, its time for a change, I ordered the white

  • Serdar Aytamaner

    I had a white S, it was pretty. Now I have a purple Z, it’s gorgeous. So my vote is for purple Z1. White would be a close second. Black is no-no for me, just because it is the default choice for most people.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the point of picking a color? All three phones look the same from the front!!!

  • SeaTHX

    Already got the Black Xperia Z but this time I´ll go for the White one :)

  • Coco

    Surely Samsung did a better job in stitching. LOL

  • Roy

    I like the Black one best, although the visible fingerprints and dust are a major con.

  • Santos

    How I wish the Z1 came in Bright RED or Ferarri RED!!! That would be my major pick!!! Unique!! Of the Three, Black is the safest….

  • VenetiCAT

    None… I want the honami mini :(

  • Zzzzzzz

    I want it in mint color like the one in Xperia ZR. It’ll look good with that aluminum frame.

  • Brad Williams

    Bezel. :P

  • Brad Williams

    All mine over the years have been black so I would try a white one just for the difference. These colours are the stock colours of Sony these days, no change here.

  • Ghareeb Saeed

    This is gon be my first ‘White’ phone!

  • penubag

    I got a screen protecter from ebay for $15 that covers both the front and back of the Z and one of the features it has is fingerprint resistant. I’m suprised more black xperia Z uses don’t use screen protectors

  • Daniel L. Corl


  • SinaKing

    White Horse … :D
    Did you Remember the first Color Pic Of Honami ?
    White Honami Was Designed beside a White Horse .

  • UrDad

    I heard thats not leather, apparently its still plastic that looks like leather :O

  • giannikosmo

    Every time in every phone this is the exact order! :D

  • Sami Mrabet

    the problem is… i dont know!!

  • Brad Williams


  • Ana Heluši?

    Purple rain all the way

  • djsilentg

    I like purple but it never comes to the UK

  • lucasarg


  • Zeke

    Both my XPERIA X10i and XPERIA S are black.
    It’s time for a change, so I’ll look at an XPERIA Z1 mini… in black. :-)
    See what I did there… the colour stays the same, but the phone changes…

  • Umar Khan

    I just wished thet included a new color that is silver or grey an awesome color i had in Xperia SL, i would have gone for that, but i think i will go for white though again i wished it was whole white from the front as well not black which gives an odd vibe

  • Umar Khan

    also they should have made “G lens” written in a color or an engraving that would be very very SHOW casing so that when ever you take a call if anyone sees you holding your phone they would immediately catch the G lens written on your cell phone and know that you have Z1

  • XperiaFan

    i would prefer a full white like ZL or SL, i dont like the front black and the back white :(

  • X-Ray

    i want a golden Z1 (just like my xperia ray)

  • Folk Hellfang

    There is only one color for the prince of flagship phones, purple. I will have it in purple, or blood.

  • DStyle

    Purple pls.

  • JunielLover

    Once the price goes down.. I’ll pick the black one! :D or the white! (Purple looks great too… )

  • yuskhayru

    Purple like my dildo vibrator

  • 3rdflyleaf

    :'( I was really hoping they will use oleophobic coated screen this time.

  • JEp

    White one for sure.
    Then it will match with my Vaio.

  • Xadiq

    I’ve not used a screen protector for my current phone or my last 2-3 phones as it affected the touch screen sensitivity. Am wondering if it’s true for the newer phones?

  • Anzilleo Kristello Mozihim

    The purple speaks to me.

  • disqus_08T17DzMHr

    hell white sure

  • Nhat Nguyen


  • Rizky Maulana

    z1 have dual speaker on one place ??? wew

  • tositem

    Oh yeah, i also apply screen protector – the anti-glare one. But still, we know Sony makes great premium devices, so why can’t they just put the oleophobic screen or film? Besides, it will be advantage for us too, let’s say, the screen will be still shinny till we get the screen guard.

  • Ramesh

    Purple and black looks great with sony omnibalance aluminum frame. Black outstands purple so my Xperia S black successor will be Xperia Z1. But will retain Xperia S, after recent update S is dominating.

  • You say like that z1 is available for sale….LOL,….

  • penubag

    I haven’t had a problem, though I was suggesting getting the screen protector for the back of the phone. They make ones specifically for the back.

  • Keion


  • Keion

    Has anyone realize that the xperia zu display is better than the Z1. Wasn’t it suppose to be the other way around?? That alone is stopping me from purchasing the Z1

  • Jaywalker

    How about silver?

  • Jack Lim

    they just add 1 gb ram and add features to pens only

  • disqus_6ysjLYKSyt

    Actually I love white color too but sadly Xperia Z1 is not full white body, I hate its surface so I will go to black.

  • jangaleon

    so beautiful!

  • Mac

    Exactly my thought!

  • raxxta

    Ummm…Let’s just hope honami-mini comes in more interesting colours, yeh? ….and white and black aren’t ‘colours’ y’know ;)

  • Tardar Sauce

    I use screen protector on my phone (X10) and it doesn’t affect the screen itself, but it increases the friction so sometimes when my phone is on the table, and I want to slide something with one finger, I slide the whole phone :) once it felt of the table XD this thing is getting on my nerves, but even small scratches annoy me more so that’s why I decided to put the protector

  • Zzzzzzz

    Yeah and Honami mini will be name Xperia Z1R probably.

  • mustafa

    I would say white, but until Sony puts the same colour on the front panel instead of black, I’ll stay with black

  • raxxta

    ‘Purple’ got autocorrected?

  • Babylonbwoy

    The frame color contrast are better on black and purple

  • raxxta

    Thx.. I’ve just pre-pre-ordered it :p

  • iUi

    The white one is plain gorgeous!

  • Denis Dardymov

    White is a pure sex!

  • Data Viper

    Anyone know if the Z1 will be compatible on AT&T’s 4G LTE network?
    I’m pretty certain T-Mobile is the best shot to receive the Z1, seeing as it was the only major carrier to carry the Z.

  • Wang L

    i love purple, but it’s not a pure purple for Z1

  • Aaron Alexander Choy

    i want green!!!!!!!!

  • Steve

    It will support both AT&T and T-Mobile banding.

  • cb

    The orange one is nice

  • youwhat

    All cars are mainly the same colour from the inside as well.

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  • ChrisC

    Love purple

  • AMG38

    it would be better if Z1 was at least thin like Z. I know it has a larger battery and a better camera, but thinner looks much better. Im sad to say that the display of Z1 is not good. Truly its better than Z’s, but worse than ZU’s. Beside this, if i hadn’t already the Z, definitely i would by Z1 but still Sony can do better. This is NOT the perfect phone we were waitng for.

  • lovebmw

    according to this the American Version is already Exists, we just have not seen on FCC yet, so 3 months to go once they send it to FCC i guess

  • lovebmw
  • lovebmw

    Never mind, according to this it has already visited the FCC and the frequincy do match AT&T not very sure about the T-mobile frequency’s, anyone knows?

    they are expecting an approval on Sep, 30, 2013…. i don’t know confusing…

  • lovebmw

    ANT+ YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY, Stupidly it was not equipped o the Z but the Z1 Has it yay, now my bicycle has a water proof GPS that connects to my sports ANT+ Sensors… or soon i should say hehe

  • Babylonbwoy

    Andres Iniesta twited about Z1

    En Finlandia, os dejo esta foto, con mi nuevo #XperiaZ1 de @SonyXperia durante el entrenamiento. Grande el time shift— Andrés Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) September 4, 2013

  • azzido

    Still all of them are black in front, and everyone is looking in front of the device most of the time, so what’s the point? Sony is that so hard to color front panel as well? Purple is ugly.

  • Peter

    Because that’s what Samsung is doing right now – new phone means more RAM and slightly faster CPU – and it seems to work… I wonder when will people get fed up with such “innovation”.

    I’m not getting the Z1 though. I’m still “happy” with my Xperia Z. It’s a great phone with disappointing battery life, mediocre display and abysmal operating system. I don’t regret buying it because it’s still one of the best handsets on the market, but I am a little disappointed with it.

    Now I’ll choose between Z1 and iPhone 5S when both phones are out. I was considering Nokia Lumia as well, but since Microsoft bought Nokia, I’m not going to buy it as I don’t want any Microsoft hardware.

  • Peter

    Because Sony insists on using those shatterproof films that can’t be covered with olephobic surface and scratch like hell… i never took the film off like many people do, but Sony should really stop doing that, it’s really annoying despite all the advantages it brings.

  • Jack Lim

    new phone means faster, more features, better, build quality
    should be all aspects better but not particular, samsung always use plastic

  • Raymond

    i want RED Color….please SONY…

  • Arne Schram

    why not ?

  • schattenkonig58

    Sony Xperia Z1 coming September 24th, according to Engadget :)

  • Karri

    Purple, always purple; both for the aesthetic quality and novelty. It’s a more Royal Purple than just purple.
    Then again maybe white would match my SO-03E more. But then again I’d rather have teal. Hinthint.

  • Shawn Smith

    Second THAT! It’s so frustrating :/

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  • xperiafan324

    It IS plastic, soft-touch faux leather allegedly. I don’t even like real leather on a phone, there’s no way faux leather would excite me, but the internetz was going gaga over it, smh.

  • ash

    Most of malaysian is looking forward to get a purple colour z1, hopefully this colour will be available in malaysia.

  • Archer

    They need a new colour scheme… The Black/White/Purple’s getting old. Which they’d bring back that midnight blue of the Arc =(

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  • ng

    right said

  • ali

    i realy want the purple caz its eye catching but i hav a feeling i would get tired of it soon so am going with black

  • djsilentg

    Not sure. I’ve never seen it. It’s always the black or white versions

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