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Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami
alaScore 91

3040 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3040 reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and camera are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good views, whereas there are some mixed views about the GPS navigation and connectivity. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia Z1 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the screen and design are generally positive. The camera and portability also get good feedback, but comments are divided on the reliability.

performance, portability, camera, design, screen

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 (Honami) 16GB Black Factory Unlocked International Version No Warranty 20mp Camera 5" 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 (Honami) 16GB Black Factory Unlocked International Version No Warranty 20mp Camera 5" 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

camera, performance, usability, screen, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 5inch LTE C6906 - Factory Unlocked (Black)Sony Xperia Z1 5inch LTE C6906 - Factory Unlocked (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gary Cutlack (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 review

 

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

Good battery life ; Waterproof ; Some clever Sony additions

Loads of Sony bloatware ; Disappointing indoor photos ; Erratic screen technology

Ratings in depth UPDATE: Sony has now upgraded the Xperia Z1 to run on Google's Android 4.4.2 KitKat release. We've updated the review again to reflect this.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 review

 

Can the Sony Xperia Z1 slay the Samsung Galaxy S4 or HTC One?

Stylish and well-built ; Superb 20.7MP camera ; It’s waterproof

Too big for some ; Not cheap ; Speaker is average

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 review - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has created a powerful and good quality device in the Xperia Z1. It hits all the high points on the spec sheet, but that doesn't always lead to the

Plenty of decent software refinements, battery life with Stamina mode, solid build quality, power, fun camera features, waterproof

Display not best in class, seems larger than it perhaps needs to be, device can get very hot, camera not as far ahead as we'd hoped,

There's a lot to love about the Sony Xperia Z1. It's a valiant effort, but not infallible. We like the the design overall, it's a smart-looking device that exhibits plenty of quality and there's stacks of power under the hood of that 5-inch HD display.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z1 review

 

The Xperia Z1 has great build quality, huge performance and an impressive screen, but is let down by its camera

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z1

 

A chunky but exceptionally well made phone. Apple and Samsung should be worried

Dedicated camera button for underwater shooting, Curvy. more comfortable design, Speedy, overall performance

Disappointing low-light camera performance, Average viewing angles, Flimsy latches protecting ports and connections

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z1 review

 

The Sony Xperia Z1 is more powerful and more waterproof than the Xperia Z it follows, but is it worth the upgrade?

One of the quickest Android phones on the planet ; Good battery life ; Waterproofing

Narrow viewing angles ; Camera could be better ; Still not especially ergonomic

It’s not a massive upgrade over the original Z, but Sony fans will still find a lot to love about this waterproof slab of glass

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: David Court (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nexus 5 comparison review

 

See also: Nexus 5: Where to buy.

If you want to buy a SIM free smartphone, then we'd strongly advise you chose the Nexus 5, it's an amazing smartphone with top of the range specs with a ridiculously low price tag. However, if you want to take out a lengthy contract then it really is a...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z1 review

 

The Xperia Z1 looks very much like its predecessor but there are some noteworthy changes. The phone is still glass clad on the front and rear, but the rim is now aluminium instead of a rubbery plastic. Sony has also made the edges more rounded. It's...

Sony has upgraded its fantastic Xperia Z. The Xperia Z1 feels nicer but is unfortunately bigger and heavier. It's a powerhouse with an all-round impressive specification. Easily one of the best Android handsets around but the high price tag taints this...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: David Court (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z1 hands-on review

 

The Xperia Z1 comes preinstalled with Android 4.3 Jelly bean and you can find all of the usual Sony software apps such as Walkman, the PlayStation app and trackID. There is also one more new feature of note that the Xperia Z1 has and that's the Social...

Our first impressions of the Xperia Z1 are pretty good. It's the Xperia Z with a better camera and upgraded processor, what's not to like?

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Z1

 

Sony fans will love it – this speedy slab of Xperia glass is an impressive smartphone

Superb sound ; Sophisticated screen ; Great battery life ; Waterproof and dustproof

Narrow viewing angles ; Not very ergonomic in the hand ; Camera not best in class

Much like the Xperia Z, this is a brilliant smartphone not just for sophisticated picture and sound quality that's a cut above most rivals but also as an all-round package.

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Continuous audio playback time:110
Continuous video playback time:6.6 / 6.66 / 6.67
Standby time (2G):880
Standby time (3G):850
Standby time (4G):760
Talk time (2G):13.8 / 13.83 / 14
Talk time (3G):15

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:5152 x 3864
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto / Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906 / 25.4 / 2.3
Rear Camera Resolution:5152 x 3864
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.773
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.773

Design

Colour of product:Black / Purple / Violet / White
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX5 / IPX8
Protection features:Crash proof, Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant
Standard colour:Black / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:12.7 / 127
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text prediction system:Swype

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / 3GPP, AIFF, DSS, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, XMF / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Playback modes:Normal
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4, VOB, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP8, WEBM, WMV8, XVID / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, HSUPA / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G:N / Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit AES, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MD5, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA2-TKIP, WPS / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPS / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Java technology:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Battery pack:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 330
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2 Jelly Bean
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard:Y / Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor Model:MSM 8974

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2 / 4.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2 Jelly Bean
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:2
Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Places, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
GSM bands supported:900,1800,1900
Resolution:1920 x 1200
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.5
Height :14.4 / 144 / 144.4
Weight:169 / 170
Width:7.39 / 7.4 / 73.9 / 74