New snaps of the white Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) caught in the wild
Sony's upcoming Xperia Z1, or the Honami, as most of you have probably come to recognize it as, has been making rounds around the web for a while now, and nobody would complain if we had a little quiet before the storm. That, of course, isn't going to happen, for any measures Sony may have had in place to counter information leaks like the one below appear to have been completely and utterly overpowered.
True Sony fans among you will already know that we're expecting the Honami to come in at least three colors: black, white and purple. And while the purple unit remains elusive, we've seen plenty of the black one, but not so much of the white, which is arguably more chic than the rest. Not to worry, though, for more images of the snow-white device have appeared from within the depths of China.
Said new snaps aren't breaking new ground, but they do provide a more exhaustive peek at the upcoming Honami, along with reaffirmation of a few key points of the device. Namely, the speaker on the Z1 will be significantly bigger than the one found on its predecessor, the Xperia Z, which should hopefully mean that blocking out the speaker will be a much tougher job. Moreover, the highly-anticipated camera unit on the device is, once again, confirmed to come with Sony's G lens, and a single LED flash (sorry folks, seems like a Xenon flash is out of the question). Another thing worth dotting down on your pad as you await the official unveiling is that the Honami will be coming with a magnetic charging dock, much alike the one found with the Xperia Z Ultra.
So, has the Honami pickled your fancy? If yes, then you should probably make sure you check the rest of our related coverage here.
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White Sony Xperia Z1, aka Honami
1. mottykels (Posts: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)
What is the meaning of Letter G on camera ;)
8. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2279; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
They are advertising their G lens and nothing else.
G stands for Grace, Gather and Gratify. :)
31. Kurai (unregistered)
It means galaxy zoom sucks
35. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)
All BEZEL WHINERS.. These phone is very powerful, and "MIGHT" destroy the N3, and any other flagship to date. The BEZEL is all they can whine..
39. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3730; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Is it me or is this phone dripping of FULL sex appeal? This is one damn sexy piece of art. The Sony Xperia Z1 is looking like a REAL winner for Sony.
Damn how things have changed. This time last year I WOULD have never said what I am saying now. Sony definitely deserves some RESPECT. They are now a true & real player in the mobile/Android world along with Samsung & HTC.
The new Android "BIG" 3: Samsung, HTC, & Sony. It's official!!!
46. AnTuTu (Posts: 617; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)
Really??? It looks exactly the same as Xperia Z lolzzzz hahahaha
47. a_merryman (Posts: 598; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)
Are you saying the Xperia Z didn't look good. I rank it up there with the iPhone 5, HTC One, and the Lumia 925 in terms of looks.
And he might be including the rumored specs as part of its sex appeal and his designation as a "sexy piece of art".
2. Satnamreg (Posts: 28; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)
White color makes the bezel look even bigger. I'll buy the black one for sure. Hoping they will announce the mini version next week as well.
38. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1295; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Am I the only one who isn't complaining about bezels
3. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Such a beautiful device. I keep repeating, but PLEASE come to the states and to all the major US carriers.
4. epicandroid (banned) (Posts: 40; Member since: 08 Nov 2012)
Wow. Looks even uglier up close. Those thick bezels and side profile along with same boring design~~ sigh...
10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 616; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
It actually kinda sexy. Bezel are kinda big but not as ugly as you mentioned.HTC One has big bezel but still it look damn sexy.
and about the design, Samsung has same design quite some time eg: s3,s4 and their design is kinda sucks compared to Sony's. apple keeps their design minimum 2 years and change it here and there, and Sony introduced this design just with Xperia z and it is one of the best designed smartphone to date and it look premium & not bored in many peoples eyes.
Sony ,htc ,nokia is one of the best when it comes to designing phone no matter what you say.
Just wait for official pictures of the device buddy...
12. Jason2k13 (Posts: 626; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
HTC ONE has big bezels for obvious reasons (speakers), but this honami has thick bezels which would turn off some people like me, im not saying its ugly but i would prefer bezels like the ZR.
13. kobainez (Posts: 298; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
Idiot. Xperia Z1 has two stereo speakers at the bottom that's why it has big bezel and its waterproof unlike other phones
42. buccob (Posts: 1292; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
Dont call him an Idiot... you lost the point you might have had... specially by saying "stereo speakers"...
Stereophonic sound i created for the illusion of perspective... and having a single large speaker at the bottom, OR 2 speakers at the bottom (very close to each other) will not be enough to create said illusion...
You need a wider distance to make your ears differ sounds left from right... and if you are watching a movie, this is specially useful... I would have love a speaker design in the Z1 like the HTC One... but sadly I see its not...
I am still going to get this or a smaller version of the Z1... but Jason is definitely not an idiot... (though he might be referencing to the ZL instead of ZR)
19. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
1. Dust and waterproof even some people say it will be shockproof.
2. 3000 mAh battery.
3. Bigger and more powerful speaker than Xperia Z.
With all the things that I have mentioned I think it's very reasonable if this
phone has a big bezels.
30. sid07desai (Posts: 242; Member since: 03 May 2012)
ya damn. it is thick. like lumia thick.
6. anleoflippy (Posts: 244; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
I like the design. And the bezels are not too big, not too thin. Just right to hold it securely.
9. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2279; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
The design is almost same as Z, but the specs that it has stands out.
11. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
3 out of the 4 most recent stories are about the z1!!! haha maybe PA are starting to like sony!
15. Chris.P (Posts: 246; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
We like great technology irrespective of who created it, actually ;). Sony's latest devices fall in that category, regardless of whether one is a Sony fan per se, or not.
34. buccob (Posts: 1292; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)
You are correct... but only in terms of popularity and mass awareness...
Older Sony devices were great in technology as well... they implemented many features before other manufacturers.. but some of the specs were a bit underwhelming and that was a harsh critic point from PA...
See how older Sony devices with HDMI have CEC compatibility... while no other phone did...
Sola had floating touch (but no software innovation like SGS4)
Their waterproof phones sport Wet Finger Tracking tech allowing to be used when no other waterproof capacitive screen could... (all the way back to the Xperia Active)
I really am not a blind fan, but I also appreciate great tech when I see/read it... But PA has been missing out on many of Sony's part...
You will know you are doing an good objective smartphone review when the User Rating is similar to PA's Critic Rating... (when the number of user rating is high)... And that is where you guys have been failing... (Xperia Acro S, SL, ZR, ZL, T... compare ratings between critic and users)
14. supa_dupa (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
I can't see myself with such an ugly device...
26. vincelongman (Posts: 927; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I think it looks better than the Xperia Z (already a very sexy phone), I just hate the huge bezels (especially the top and bottom bezel)
16. jaisix (Posts: 13; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
The speakers will be a magnetic fluid type
17. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 413; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)
I hope that the new speaker position won't be biased when reviewed saying that the speaker might be blocked while holding it in landscape because the iPhone always put the speakers below and still no comments about it. :)
18. sadegh1993 (Posts: 5; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
waterproof , dust proof , S800 , 2GB RAM , 20.7 MP Camera , 1/2.3" IS size , G lens , 4K video recording , 5.0-inch 1920x1080 pixel Triluminos display, 16% wider colour gamut display( i have copy from phonearena) , Mobile BIONZ , Stereo Speakers
i think this are most important features
according to rumors
20. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Looks thicker than the Xperia Z. But that isn't a bad thing, your hands can hold it securely and the phone has a combination of thick and elegant which is very nice. I like it!
25. vincelongman (Posts: 927; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I don't care about thickness, but I hate that its got bigger bezels (especially the top & bottom bezels)
21. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
2014 Xperia Q1 Flagship Specs :)
5.2 inch Full HD screen Triluminos
Snapdragon MSM8984 processor 2.3 ghz (more powerful Snapdragon 800)
Andreno 420 GPU
4K Video recording
3200 Mah Battery
22. surethom (Posts: 227; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)
Its 2013, Large bezels so still massive phone.
23. bakhtawar (Posts: 33; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
it's not only xperia honami announce on 4th sep heard rumors of xperia ZL 1
28. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1085; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)
bezels on top and bottom.. it feels wrong....
29. jb4674 (Posts: 138; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Little kids will whine and complain about bezels being too big. This phone was clearly not designed for kids but for people who want a serious device that won't look like a toy...
32. iampayne (Posts: 203; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
I cant understand how HTC and Sony can not outsell Samsung. I understand it all comes down to marketing but wow. Sony and HTC are leaps and bounds above Samsung when it comes to design, look and feel. It just baffles me.
36. Taters (Posts: 2578; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Probably because you have a weak mind. It is easy to see why Samsung outsells them if you do not think that your opinion is better than the rest of the population.
People these days......
41. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
marketing, thats how. they pulled off the same trick apple did
funny how you loved attacking all those who bought the iphone calling them a certain farm animal etc yet when those millions buy samsung suddenly the same theory doesnt apply
you pick and choose when it suits you, if samsung kept the same design for another 5 years you would suddenly cry they are right too and its great.
you go at others saying they have a weak mind but you have proven time and time again your mind has been filled with samsungs marketing to the point you are nothing more then a samsung fanboy (unless your one of those paid sammy boys) if so there not getting there money's worth
43. Taters (Posts: 2578; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
LOL I love how people all place the blame on marketing when they do not have the slightest shred of proof that marketing is the main reason behind their success. Yes marketing helps, but if it is the main reason, then why isn't the Surface a huge success? I mean it has tons of marketing and the build quality is second to none? I mean isn't marketing the only reason why Samsung outsells Sony and HTC? And isn't build quality the reason why you morons think that HTC and Sony should outsell Samsung? Well the Surface has both so you guys really have no clue what you are talking about and act like you do.....
lol Sigh.... people these days. I actually major in marketing and I know the tricks and that isn't why Samsung is successful.
44. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
lmao you really spew so much bs its truly funny, your one of those arrogant sad acts that always believes there right and everything they say is gospel. so many on here have put you in your place yet it doesn't get through to you.
lets start with something you and your kind always said, the iphone was only selling because of marketing and people following the crowd. this means by your own fnboy logic all those millions of samsung devices sold are down to the same. the s4 for example doesnt offer anything necessary in everyday use for the general market. i know your fanboy defence will be sd card slot but the fact is the iphone sold millions without which proves that its not needed in for the everyday user. real techys (of which your not) only make a small percentage of the market. if you have glossy ads that mimic apples way then you can make gold from any average product. HTC and its one are on par with the s4 but the deciding factor was marketing. the s4 is everywhere and was riding on the s3's name aswell.
you use the surface as an example yet seem to forget the price and the fact the ipad was dominate and still for many is the go to tab. even the nexus 10 falls to the ipad in terms of popularity and sales. whys that? by your logic this must mean the ipad is miles ahead in every way
see how i turned your logic against you yet again, your so easy its like your a kid with his first phone and now thinks he knows everything
you say you major in marketing and know the tricks, you know nothing then as there are no definitive tricks as the market changes rapidly. if you cant handle the fact samsung learnt from apple and marketing is what propelled it then you should look to study something else.
honestly everyone knows your a samsung fanboy so stop spreading your one sided bs its not fooling anyone
48. Taters (Posts: 2578; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Lol Where to begin. First, learn how to write properly so people can follow your useless points more easily.
Second, I never said Apple was a success because of marketing and that effectively makes your entire reply pretty useless.
And saying how you turn my logic against me with your useless post is quite funny. The Nexus 10 failed because it wasn't even released in stores outside the US. Bestbuy Canada or any store in Canada didn't even carry it. I think it was Staples and Walmarts in the US that is it. But anyways, it has nothing to do with my point. You really are useless at debating aren't you.
The difference between the GS4 and HTC One is hardly marketing. Of course you morons that think your opinions are gospel would argue that but there are some pretty big bullet points as to why the GS4 is popular and the HTC One isn't. I could list them all but then idiot Samsung haters like you would just call them gimmicks or useless features and then turn around and say all the HTC/Sony/Nokia features are useful and then blame marketing again. So I won't bother listing them.
Anyways, I am still waiting for any solid proof at all as to why marketing is the main reason Samsung phones outsell other Android phones. Saying that other phones are on par or better and sell less isn't proof. That is just you trying to state your opinion as fact. For all we know, the GS4 could be outselling the HTC One because it is more appealing. What makes your marketing claim more valid than saying the GS4 is just better so it sells better?
I already offered you examples of a HEAVILY marketed device that fanboys claim to have SUPERIOR build quality to most other tablets fail hard. So if your main argument of build quality and marketing failed hard in this example, how can you say for a fact that marketing is the reason Samsung is successful? You can't because we all know it isn't just marketing.
Humans can be stupid sometimes and buy s**tty products but if you have a quality product, sales reflect it more often than not. Or they will buy that product and realize it sucks and never buy it again. The fact that Samsung gets customers and keeps them, is a pretty strong indicator that it isn't just marketing.
37. Finest (Posts: 76; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)
i'd prefer phones with normal bezel because its hard to use phones with small bezels specially with one hand my palm touches the screen while typing with my thumb really hate it. i dont get it whats so special with small bezels ?
45. ludegmo (Posts: 16; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)
Its so bland. Why did they have to ditch the xperia s design? The xperia sp is more attractive than this flagship