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Meet Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Support
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Meet Xperia Z1




  • 169 grams


  • 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm


  • 20 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor RS® for mobile image sensor


  • 5.0 inch Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine
  • 16,777,216 colours, 1920x1080 pixels

On the inside

  • Google™ Android™ 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core


  • Waterproof (IPX5 and IPX8) ***
  • Dustproof (IP5X) ***


  • Talk time: Up to 14 hours**
  • Standby time: Up to 550 hours**
  • Music listening time: Up to 40 hours**
  • Video playback time: Up to 5.5 hours**


This is a listing of Xperia Z1‘s main features and functions.

Camera and video

  • 20 megapixel camera with pulsed LED flash and auto focus
  • Burst mode
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • 8x digital zoom
  • BIONZ™ for mobile image processor engine
  • Front-facing camera (2 MP 1080p)
  • Geotagging
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Sony G Lens
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Send to web
  • Smile shutter™
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
  • Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Video playback, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM
  • Face detection

Design and display

  • 5”, 16,777,216 colours, 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
  • X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  • Face Unlock
  • Gesture input
  • Senser-on-lens
  • STAMINA mode
  • Touch gesture - multi-touch, up to 10 fingers supported
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Throw
  • Pan & zoom


  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)****

Connectivity and communication

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • ANT+
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • MHL support
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • Screen mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • Noise suppression
  • Voice enhancement
  • Xperia Socialife*


  • "Movies" application
  • 3D and motion gaming
  • Google Wallet™
  • PlayStation Certified
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • SensMe and SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • TV launcher
  • YouTube*
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • Facebook application*
  • Twitter*
  • 3D surround sound
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)
  • Clear Audio+, Clear bass and Clear stereo
  • TrackID music recognition*
  • xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, SMF, XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, WAV, OGG, FLAC


  • RAM: 2GB
  • Flash memory: Up to 16 GB****
  • Expansion slot: microSD™ card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Chrome*
  • Google Play*
  • Google Voice Search*
  • Google search*
  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street view and Latitude*
  • Google Talk application*
  • Sony Select
  • Web browser (WebKit)

* Not available in all markets.

** Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique as performed in controlled laboratory conditions. Actual time may vary.

*** In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia™ Z1 is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 58.

**** Memory comprises of approximately TBD GB firmware, plus TBD GB of “Internal storage” for music, pictures and movies, and downloaded applications and their data.


For more information about Xperia Z1 and its capabilities please visit our website.

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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

Just amazing 

"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

i will wait for next year XPERIA Z2..haha!

not gonna change my XZ so fast lo..

it still serve me well..

water resistant work like charm..haha

just back near camera got little bit lifted up..

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Z1 Cam

I don't know i love the design but the emphasis is on cam with the z1 and yes although it's better than any of the previous xperia models i still think photos are compressed to much and there's alot of oversharpening in the samples i've seen. Sony needs to let the user decied how big he/she want there photo size to be i mean that's what real camera phones let the users do it's all about choice and trust me i've only purchased sony phones in my life but i won't shell out the kind of money sony wants for this if the s4 is taking better pics with sony's in house optics. It hurts that samsung,apple and now lg can take sony's optics and produce superior photos because sony's software development is coming up short. Sorry if i sound bashful but as an electrical engineer I work to hard for my money to just give it away just cause Sony built a reputation for having the best even if right now they aren't giving me the best, just fix the cam software we all know you can beat the rest of oems but it seems you don't want to cause you all seem to think that if you do they will shop elsewhere for optics.

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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

Sounds like a good phone, just like its older brother Xperia Z sounded too. But did Sony fix the bugs of Z before launching Z1? Or they are just focused on improving what was already good enough, instead of improving what was plain bad?

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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

Not Happy With Face with rolling Eyes


1. Image Processing

2. Battery Life




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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

If anyone is interested the Gadget Show team have recently done a short hands on review of the Xperia Z1 & awarded it 4G's out of 5..


Z1 review.JPG


Click the link to read the Gadget Show Z1 Review

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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

Met. Owned. Loving. Best companion now.
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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

My 1st post is unluckily already a complain. I feel kind of betrayed by Sony for selling Xperia Z as its flagship model in Spring 2013 and push it from the pedestal only 9 months later. Do not get me wrong, I am still satisfied with my "Z", but the ugly thought occurs that Sony could have built the improvements made within the Z1 already into the Xperia Z.


Besides that the only critic point I got is the poor FLAC support by Sony Walkman App. My FLAC-files are simply not played, although Sony claims the Walkman App is able to do so. Mostly of them are ripped with XLD Player (Mac OS), but also the others are simply not played. Does anyone know what kind of FLAC files are supported?

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Re: Meet Xperia Z1

Saw. Tried. Loved. Bought. Keeps my XPTZ company.
Great machine.