Sony Xperia Z1 review

The next level of Sony's Android ambitions or a needless mid-cycle vanity upgrade?

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"It's a Range Rover for the school run. A gold toilet seat. Having all the sport and film channels on a telly in the shed. You'll feel awesome with one in your pocket, but for an all-round device, it feels like Sony has dropped the ball on design and screen technology and gambled too hard on camera - a move that didn't pay off fully."
For
  • Good battery life
  • Waterproof
  • Some clever Sony additions
Against
  • Loads of Sony bloatware
  • Disappointing indoor photos
  • Erratic screen technology
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