Sony Xperia Z1: Durable and Powerful

Sony’s latest offering brings several wow factors such as better water and dust proof features, 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 and a 20.7MP Exmor RS™ G Lens camera to capture your perfect moments.

Sony Xperia Z1 is perfect for those who are adventurous with the affinity to take photos of the perfect moment or the perfect scene. There’s even a dedicated capture button on its side.

Here’s how Sony Xperia Z1 looks like:

Sony Xperia Z1 Front, Back and Side View
Sony Xperia Z1 Front, Back and Side View – Pinoy Techno Guide composite. Photo credit: Sony Mobile Communications

Sony Xperia Z1 Design and Build

Sony Xperia Z1 Dedicated Capture ButtonThe front and back panel of Sony Xperia Z1 is made out of tempered glass while its frame is a continuous piece of Aluminum making it very durable and have the premium feel. It does however, makes the phone slightly heavier than most smartphones at 169 grams.

Unlike the Nokia 1024 with its bulged back for its 41MP camera, Sony Xperia Z1 has a level back and with a thickness of 8.5mm.

Sony Xperia Z1 is available in black, purple and white.

Sony Xperia Z1 OS, Processor, Memory and Battery

Sony Xperia Z1 is powered by a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core processor combined with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics processor. One word I can say: Snappy!

Here’s a video about Sony Xperia Z1’s battery:

Even though it launched on the same day as Google’s announcement of Android 4.4 Kitkat, Xperia Z1 still runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean – not even version 4.3.

Anyway, you’ll have 16GB of built in internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB using a microSd card. You’ll also have a 3000 mAh battey! That’s a huge amount of juice for Xperia Z1.

Sony Xperia Z1 Display and Camera

Sony Xperia Z1’s 5 inch display will amaze you with its Full HD TRILUMINOS™ screen that’s better than IPS and OLED in terms of color reproduction.

The camera is one of the main selling points of Sony Xperia Z1. The 20.7MP shooter at the back combines a 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ sensor, G Lens and BIONZ™ processing engine to give you sharper, clearer and brighter pictures. It also has a Xenon flash and BSI sensor for low light photography.

Sony Xperia Z1 Sample Picture
Taking pictures with Sony Xperia Z1. Photo Credit: Sony.

A 2MP camera is found at the front together with some sensors.

Sony Xperia Z1 Network and Connectivity Features

Sony Xperia Z1 can connect to any LTE network around the world or 3G and 2G ones if LTE is not yet offered. That’s because it has an octa band LTE capability!

Of course, Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and microUSB connectivity is present. It also has NFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer syns, OTA sync and wireless display using Miracast technology.

Sony Xperia Z1 Price, Availability and Freebies

As of this writing, Sony Xperia Z1 is already available for pre-orders if you have a whooping £599.00! That’s about Php41,400 with the current exchange rate. Good things sure comes with a price.

The box includes a mobile charger, USB cable, headset and a screen protector.