Sony Xperia Z1 review

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

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Product Type
Smartphone
Network Band
Quad Band
Input Method
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Wireless LAN
Yes
USB
Yes
Contract Type
SIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported
64 GB
Built-in Memory
16 GB
Built-in Flash
Yes
Memory Card Slot
Yes
Cellular Data Connectivity Technology
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, HSPA+
GPS Receiver
Yes
Multi-SIM Supported
No
Near Field Communication
Yes
Integrated TV Tuner
No
Product Family
Xperia Z1
Cellular Generation
3.9G
Cellular Network Supported
GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch Screen
Yes
Rear Camera Resolution
20.7 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported
1
Front Camera
Yes
Memory Card Supported
microSD, microSD Extended Capacity (microSDXC)
Phone Style
Bar
Colour
White
Operating System
Android
Brand Name
Sony Mobile
Battery Talk Time
14 Hour
Product Model
C6902
Screen Size
12.7 cm (5")
Screen Resolution
1920 x 1080
Touchscreen Type
Capacitive
Weight (Approximate)
169 g
Processor Core
Quad-core (4 Core)
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Processor Manufacturer
Qualcomm
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Standard
Bluetooth 4.0
Operating System Version
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Messaging Type
SMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB Standard
USB 2.0
Pixel Density
441 ppi
Front Camera Resolution
2 Megapixel
Height
144.4 mm
Width
73.9 mm
Depth
8.5 mm
Radio Tuner
Yes
Battery Standby Time
880 Hour
Manufacturer
Sony Corporation
Product Name
Xperia Z1 C6902 Smartphone
Processor Speed
2.20 GHz
Processor Type
Snapdragon 800
Product Line
Xperia Z1
Screen Type
LCD
Sensor Type
Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass
Manufacturer Part Number
1276-8728
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.sony.co.uk
Marketing Information
The quality and performance of a compact digital camera

Xperia Z1 is built with the very same components as Sony's compact digital cameras meaning it really is the best smartphone for capturing images. Xperia Z1 combines a large 1/2.3" 20.7MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Sony's award-winning G Lens and intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine. We've also included Superior Auto, allowing you to get the best from these technologies without having to worry about camera settings. The result? The most stellar pictures you can imagine. And thanks to SteadyShot™, you can shoot beautifully smooth and stable videos too.

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