Xperia Z1 display goes up against its mini sibling, the Xperia Z1 f

by XB on 2nd January 2014

in Xperia - Japan Models, Xperia Z1


SONY DSCThere is wide expectation that the Xperia Z1 mini will be announced at CES 2014 in Las Vegas next week. The handset shares much of the same hardware of the Xperia Z1, but packs it into a smaller chassis with 4.3-inch 720p display. Sony has had much criticism over the displays used in its 2013 Xperia range, so it will be interesting to see if that changes for the 2014 models. If you want to see how the Xperia Z1’s display fares against the Xperia Z1 f then check out the photos below, which were taken at full brightness. It shows that the Xperia Z1 f does not lose contrast at wider viewing angles as much as the Xperia Z1. We look forward to the official announcement next week.

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Via SonyViet.vn.

Thanks Maerzad!

  • Brisca

    guys fuck Z1 give us 4.3 on Xperia SP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • gurdeep

    xperia sp users are jst getting angry jst like the xperia s users

  • Christian

    That’s another good reason to buy the mini..

  • disap_ed

    This will be my next! Can’t come soon enough!

  • Christian

    Grow up!

  • JEp

    But..but.. my money is not ready yet.
    Damn!

  • George

    Z1F looking great in the viewing angles because it uses IPS panel screen.

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    Way to go sony now this Z1f kill all iPhone.

  • FK

    Fuck ur self why the bad language. It’s working perfectly. Buy nexus next time. Grow up.

  • DrKrFfXx

    Now, the next thing is to release a 5 incher IPS phone.

  • Sanyok1986

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHyxLteGhvo

    seems to be a little better display. Not sure about the reality of colour, How do you think which one produces more true to life clolours? Both a good as for me …

  • madoc

    They should compare it to Xperia V. I think its the same display(best from Sony).

  • Alfie De Castro

    Am Waiting for Xperia Avatar this coming IFA April… well you got 20.7 yet in superior auto is at 8mp only not 9mp nor 12mp very disappointing..

  • Kamil1308

    Personally i think the camera exaggerates the quality a small bit. When im lookin at my Z1 with the same angles as in the pictures the display doesnt look that bad at all not even close to it. The screen looks pretty good to be honest. Whats the big deal about it anyway is not like you are going to be ever looking at your phone at does angels anyway. Thats just my personal opinion .

  • Kamil1308

    There is module that allows you to use 20MP in superiorAuto for Z1 4.3

  • RHBH

    Haha, I doubt that production units will have this display quality… The same happened with Xperia Z1 with pre-production units.

    Sony always cheating us with better displays on pre-release/production units.

  • Sh’ Dynasty

    Kind of disappointing that the mini has a better display than the Z1.

  • Sh’ Dynasty

    What is the difference between the single and multi auto focus on the Xperia Z1’s 20.7 megapixel camera?

  • Sh’ Dynasty

    btw, 4.3 on the Z1 is the shit!! Just thought you should know…

  • doraemonboi

    Z1f screen has wider viewing angles. However when viewed head-on, it seems like Xperia Z1 shows more details.

  • doraemonboi

    4.3 on the Z is awesome!!! Just letting you know.

  • shanefalco

    triluminos lcd pva (z1) versus triluminos lcd ips (z1mini e zultra). Only 2 smartphone made by sony with good display.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    Very true, but still who cares, finally sony manages to come up with a better display. Guess they used IPS display for the mini.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    it does? didn’t know that.

  • vigneshprince

    yes XZ on 4.3 awesome but missing timeshift burst and infoeye

  • Haey

    Fuck you for saying fuck! !

  • Tim Aries

    Samesung galaxy s4 signature pic (girl with balloons) can not be unseen…

  • jg

    What?!! That’s great How?

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    I understand your feeling but anyway SONY still see the weak point in their’s phone and make it better. So, I think the next flagship will also use IPS display (Just hope).

  • Tim Aries

    they (sony) always use better technologies for domestic products, and yes this Z1f is purchased from Japan
    I dont expect to see the same screen quality on international version though

  • Guest

    I will believe it when I see it. Somehow I have a sinking feeling that the non Japan version of the Z1 mini will be using a crappier panel. Hope it is not true, but Sony is known to do that. :(

  • Tim Aries

    the same thought, since domestic products from Sony are always better ones

  • Yoooo

    This will get some other people to shut up about the viewing angles…

    Goodjob Sony!

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    So you say that the international version of Z1 mini will not have good display ?
    If that’s true then it will be nightmare.

  • Tim Aries

    I can not confirm, just guess, but it could possibly be true.

  • Tangent Lin

    who cares? When they say best of Sony, everyone cares.

  • legoman101

    looks cool. however we are in 2014 now. 64 bit cpus is coming out. if you game on your phone, it matters maybe in the next 2-3 years. so when you buy something this year, should be 64 bit. I game on my tablet z. qualcomm has 64 bit cpus btw.

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  • m sacha

    Buddy, the point of this article is to compare the z1 with the z1 mini, you at home comparing the z1 with nothing, of course you won’t find any issues. I love my z1 but I can easily admit the screen quality is not good compared to the competition.

  • adreno

    Can we found 64bit xperia in mid 2014 ?

  • zairolafzal zainal

    Nothing much can be done for xperia z1 viewing angel.. But i love the detail and vibrant. Hoping next flagship will have a better viewing and deep contrass. All the best sony.

  • zairolafzal zainal

    You cant get everything what z1 had on ur z device. For sure sony considering other factor for not providing those feutures inside 4.3 for xpz.

  • Chaturanaga Manchanayake

    lol I know right ;)

  • Reynaldi Sutrisno

    I just hoping all Xperias in 2014 will use IPS panel like Z1F. If they do, they will kill iphone and even samsung

  • Utsav Shah

    It’s decided. Z1f will be my next phone !
    This one just killed all Sony phone displays !

  • Utsav Shah

    Sony always do something undesirable.
    See ZL. It has the best form factor, better display. But the Z was the flagship.
    They just don’t give everything in one device.

  • Bryan Ng

    The Iphone buster rises now. The global version for sure is next. Great job here Sony :-)

  • Rinku Singh

    yes xperia v has better display from z1

  • Rinku Singh

    see xperia v display with is more sharp and vivid.
    you can see on youtube
    xperia v is an just awsome cell by sony…

  • xperiaDROID

    No, it’s not awesome. My Z’s battery life is now more worse than on 4.2. Just letting you know.

  • xperiaDROID

    Grow up, you’re embarrassing Xperia SP owners.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Also these apps doesn’t come as a premium. FXguru app is awesome but has “in app purchases”. If it is to be a dedicated Sony Camera app then this should not be the case :(

  • Emil Oskarsson

    Luke qualcomm said earlier this year, 64bit chips is useless to have in a smartphone with a ram under 4Gb :p

  • The Rock

    Does the ‘girl’ in the picture come with the Z1f?? If yes I want one!

  • ayyo

    Head on, i liked z1 more…..i think z1 f had xreality turned off in these pics. That must be the reason…..but viewing angles simply rocked!

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    And so the CMO was discharged from Qualcomm :D
    Anyways, Sony said Z1 vl continue as its flagship, so expect a new Flagship in March-April vl feature 64bit and 4gigs techs.

  • Prateek Bhanushali

    Its a prototype, may b that could be a reason too !!!

  • Tech Gospel

    US version please! :D

  • legoman101

    are we not going there? phones with 4GB ram or more? People over at xda-dev is hoping for a ps3/360 like graphics mobile games in 2-3 years.

  • ayyo

    No…because this is z1f….which is the japanese version, which is already on sale in japan….so likey it is a retail version

  • Fëanáro Nénmacil

    Well I’m using XZ and the screen is great. Never notice the washed out screen.

    Still, it’s good to see that Sony is upgrading the panel since when it comes to reviews, reviewers will be taking photos of the phone which kinda exaggerates the washout effect like that.

    In real life you don’t really notice it until an extreme angle tilting, but you know people who hate Sony will just come up with some new little things to criticize. :)

  • Lee Wei Hou

    The greatness of xperia z1 on the front of screen found by no one? Compare it pls. That’s really best of Sony

  • themanspirit

    Hardly, that’s technology isn’t it?
    Forever improving, so we expect even better image quality, with at least class leading efficiency too.
    That’s what I’m expecting from the 2014 Xperia lineup.
    Because we all know the outside JDM Xperia models suffer from poor viewing angles, and equally poor efficiency when it comes to browsing and watching videos.
    Sony need to do something about it, and they can expect an even more successful year than 2013 if they achieve it.
    Bring on the Sony Mobile annoucements at CES 2014!!!!

  • themanspirit

    Will be interesting to see if a successor to ZL is announced this year.
    Surely Sony can see there is a market for their most compact 5″ smartphone without both IP certification, or glass back.
    But with Improved loudspeaker performance (both in volume and sound quality please), update to the finger print friendly textured back of the ZL, updated display with at least best in class equivalent efficiency (calling/browsing/video playback), better heat management thanks to not using glass back, packed with the latest Snapdragon/Adreno combo, ,
    There’s a market for such a device they created in the ZL.

  • zakriya

    Head On I think Z1 has greater color reproduction…viewing angles z1f is superior,

  • thumble

    Yes thats true the viewing angels of the z1 lokk actually pretty good. and moore thing the z1 outperformenc all other mobilephones in brigth sunligth ips display s dont look that good in brigth sunligth .

  • -_-ehsan-_-

    imaging that..:
    a sony xperia with ips + triluminos + bravia engine 3 + white majic(xperia p) + with Qhd resulotion…
    that’ll kill all retina & super amoleds over the word!!!

    (sorry for bad eng)

  • SinaKing

    Xperia Z1 Colors Are More Realistic & I Prefer TFT Color Range ,
    But in Viewing Angles , IPS Is So Perfect !

  • utsav shah

    after all this is the same Sony !
    remember xperia S was a flagship at a time still they did so.

  • Antonio Brajkovi?

    The mini’s display has a lower dpi thus larger pixels and a smaller part of it is obscured by the transistor therefore light has a bigger aperture to pass trough

  • mharckk

    true. z1 looks better when looking in front.anyway why do i have to look sideways when i use my phone at front :D

  • osamaH Al-Amri

    I don’t care about viewing angles!
    All I want to be added to my XZ display is darker blacks..

  • bossman

    Now that Sony has nailed the display issue, next up they should ace the software. What makes an android phone stand out is customisation and an ace camera. I hate to say this but Galaxy Note 3 schooled Z Ultra. My Xperia V’s camera outclassed iPhone 5 camera

  • Kamil1308
  • Thereality

    Ouch!!

  • AA

    That’s what I think as well. Head on Z1 looks better; colors are more vigorous.

  • Z1 vs z ultra dejavu

  • Camilo Uribe

    Proud owner Z1, waiting Z2 with technology screen from Z1f !

  • Mac

    Why only 540p?

  • Mac

    Maybe it hasn’t got the Triluminos update yet?

  • -_-ehsan-_-

    Qhd is different from qhd
    Qhd means 2k bro;-)

  • Makiz

    I want this display in 1080p please!

  • jake

    watch straight z1 is better .
    From side mini better .

  • Mac

    Oh, thx for that fact man. Okay, but personally I think for most part 720p is good enough for mobile devices. Maybe 1080p is good for tablets but I still think that a screen that’s no larger than 60″ doesn’t need more than full HD. But time changes the human..

  • Lunkz

    this!

  • Lunkz

    can confirm, Nippon gets the Best stuff.

  • Lunkz

    You know Sony did the same with Z1 what they did with Z?
    They used different Display Manufactures, so other people get the better one, the other half not.

  • Where’s the ouch?

  • Sumo

    Guys come one, he wasn’t saying it to anybody and was just expressing it. Though his attitude could be adjusted, but it’s just a F word so don’t let it get to you.

  • P9

    I think better only in term of viewing angle and we all kno it as we used to use xperia.

  • P9

    yes like the V is better than T, and T is falgship.

  • Makiz

    Now you can call it Triluminos display!

  • Zen

    only way to know…. get a domestic Japan Z1 and put up a display test with the international Z1

  • Mint

    Buy a Z Ultra.

  • Makiz

    Nah.. too big for me, I carry my phones in my jean’s front pockets

  • Mint

    Of course. You also get cars, buildings, fish, flowers, a motorcycle and another woman plus her balloons for free if you pre-order now.

  • xperiafan324

    You’re quite right, I hope that Sony moves to the newer LTPS TFTs for all its panels, I don’t expect Sony to go below 720p for 2014 entry-mid phones, so The Z1 mini would serve as a nice benchmark.
    The screen of the Mini I think looks as sumptuous as that of the Z Ultra. So definitely good to see Sony improving.

  • xperiafan324

    Actually, if the Z1 mini does make it out of Japan, expect it to be completely identical to the f. Look at the Xperia Tablet Z, it was also a Japan-exclusive for some months, but when it went international, it was still that same lightweight, waterproof, 6.9 mm thin beast of a tablet.

  • ayyo

    Nope…..how could a phone that was launched after z ultra and z1 could not have x reality update??? Maybe its turned off…or the display may not be that great head on……hope its not the case…

  • -_-ehsan-_-

    if u talk about ppi…yes its true and humen eyes can’t recognize more than 320 ppi…but..the deffrences between this two is more about contrast and sharpness of that…2k is better..but i agree..if it become a reason to have more price..1080 is better:)

  • Tim Aries

    1080p in a 4.3 in screen? what for?

  • hash

    finally sony figure out the problem with their viewing angles and dealt with it!!! If this phones starts with a reasonable price .. I dont see why I would not be getting it ( cuz I dont mind small screens and massive specs)

  • Makiz

    1080p 5′ with better viewing angles and contrast

  • Anukul

    A big thumbs up to sony !! nailed it …

  • Tim Aries

    seriously no, it depends on the screen technology, not the screen resolution

  • Makiz

    Oh dear… I mean that I want an IPS display on my next Xperia flagship, why nobody understands what I’m saying

  • Tim Aries

    oh i see, well everybody do ;) cheers

  • Makiz

    :-P

  • DjZolika

    Please SONY upgrade your experia Z ULTRA with an OLED screen and a bit better camera!! PLEASE!!!!!!!

  • marwan balu

    I wondering about angle veiw.. I only use my 5 inch phone why should I watch the movie in angle view…or play in angle view.who care…. Thats pool shit

  • Colby Leong

    Fingers crossed Sony can duplicate, or hopefully , build upon the screen success that was put in the Z Ultra.

  • 3rdflyleaf

    I want a 4.5 version so bad. Like Xperia ZR size!!

  • sfordesign

    so sony figured out their customer fooling “technologies” like trollominos, x-reality, and bravia engine are useless? good start.

  • VXIII

    The Z1 is clearly better in term of color reproduction, they are not even close. However, the Z1 f has wider angles and slightly deeper black, I’d go with the Z1.

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  • Mac

    Well let’s put it like this, the Z U didn’t get it straight out of the box, it came in a new FW update if I’m not mistaken.

  • Guest

    Finally the viewing angle is just perfect, good job SONY!

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  • cleverthansony

    not v you can not compare them. one is 4.3 one is 4.6 inc. u can compare with tx.it is better than t. better design (thinner) and especially on display. tx has much more better display

  • Ashad Mamood

    Yes your right its the end of Apple. This one Sony phone will kill all Apple iphone sales. Apple will be struggling! All Iphone are cowering in fear!

  • Ashad Mamood

    Yes fingers crossed just like Sony learned to put a good screen in the Z Ultra and then an even more amazing one in the Z1!

  • Sony User

    And more accurate look at the sky in the 3rd picture the Z1 is way more accurate/less saturated

  • Harut Hajin

    not only on Your Z1 , all Xperia smartphones have this function , and the difference between single & multi auto , was focusing , single autofocus focusing more on center objects , and multi taking focus all of objects sometime , but I prefer single autofocus , for Me its better . sorry for poor English

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  • Disqusting

    The only cellphone manufacturer that is killing all iPhones (and basically everybody else) is Samsung. Samsung has the big moolah to splash their ads everywhere, and come up with anti-Apple commercials that’s made them famous. It’s funny how people still think of iPhone as the de facto standard, when the whole world has stopped to care about it. From the UK to SE Asia, everyone is toting a big fat Galaxy slate. So why then would anyone harp on killing iPhones, when it’s Samsung that is the unmitigated champ? Sony certainly couldn’t take the heat, so look how they’ve fallen. In Febuary this year they sold off their PC division. I bet it has to do with the Galaxy Note that’s outselling laptops. What will Sony sell off next, their Xperia line?

  • Itsarapong Intoum

    As I have check the quality of the phone itself the galaxy note 4 can’t even overcome the xperia z3. The great of samsung is the marketing.

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