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Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) renders leak, look pretty official

0. phoneArena 02 Sep 2013, 12:02 posted on

We've seen plenty of high-res pictures of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1 (codename Honami), but it's always interesting to see some of the official renders of the device, if possible. We can't confirm that these images are the official device renders, but they do look pretty real. The images come from the Xperia Blog, and the renders do look a lot like the leaks we have seen...

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posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:04 7

1. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Same old Xperia design. I don't think anyone though sony would change it.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:09 19

5. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


They just introduced this design with Xperia Z so no problem.
and don't think it looks outdated...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:18 7

7. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


..and it's pretty official I'm gettin' this phone!

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:19 7

9. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


Yes and Samsung is getting ready to copy it ;)

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:51 11

51. flynfree (Posts: 374; Member since: 09 Jun 2013)


So much hate to Samsung, ha!?

Enjoy what you have dude!

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:17 6

87. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


No I'm not a hater of SAMSUNG, actually I do have a Samsung phone until now, since 2006, and it has a premium feel. But the SAMSUNG NOW is not doing great. ;)

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:20 9

11. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


I actually thought that Sony will change the design on the Xperia Z1, never knew they will keep the Xperia Z design. But this looks not bad at all, it is as elegant as it's little brother.

Not bad Sony! I'm getting this phone.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:23 7

15. wicpromd (Posts: 266; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


sony changes design every year
now dont mention last years IFA xperia t, as it was Sony's own Arc design
but this 2013 we got xperia z
complete change

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 20:27 2

109. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


What glorious and masterpiece design. Absolutely gorgeous.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:46 7

42. ahomad (Posts: 175; Member since: 15 May 2012)


2012 xperia S design 1
mid 2012 xperia t design 2
2013 xperia z design 3
those are only the high end ones

tell me one company that has three completely different designs in 2 years???
2012 and 2013 galaxy s3 and s4 have almost the same design. don'e even get me started with the iPhones 4, 4s, 5 and even 5s!!!

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 17:28 2

104. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 810; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Thats what you call experimenting the market.. Samsung is dominating with their brand look, Samsung is not doing wrong with their flagships.. whats wrong is that theyr also using the design in lowends

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:53 3

54. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


"Same old"? It hasn't been a year. They hardly change what owners prefer.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:04 1

71. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


first of all the Xperia Z is only a few months old. they only add a bigger lense in the phone too compete with the NOKIA 1020 and GALAXY ZOOM. still have a beautiful design not too mention its water proof

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:06

2. kalloud (Posts: 149; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Not bad at all !

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:08 9

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1484; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Looks absolutely nice and bezels are not that big at all...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:14 7

6. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Bezels are big, but forgivable for such great device...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:30 5

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Biased detected.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:45 1

39. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Not so much... you have to understand that the big bezels are there for a reason (true I would have loved a thicker phone but smaller in bezel size...)

This phone is waterproof has a bigger camera sensor and top of the line specs...

So yeah, the bezels here are forgivable...

You on the other hand are a Sony hater and that is biased...

I actually like Samsung, Sony, HTC, ASUS, and some other manufacturers when they build great tech...

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:47 5

44. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I don't hate Sony. They're just overrated phones and nothing more.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:56 6

59. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I disagree, they are actually very underrated here in PA... when you compare reviews from Authors and Users...

They used to be underpowered with less appealing designs when they were SE, but today they are actually getting attention for a reason...

I wasn't a Sony fan until I got my Xperia Acro S.... it gained my respect.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:56 3

61. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Over rated? I don't think so. Over hyped maybe, but not over rated.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:13 5

84. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Their UI is not fascinating at all as Sense 5 puts it to shame. The design is nothing special, again HTC One puts it to shame. All this really has on other smart phones now is the camera, which has really high expectations.

Convince me as to why I should get a Z1 over the Lumia 1020, HTC One, iPhone 5, S4 or the G2.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:33 2

96. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Your opinion again. Some wouldn't agree.

why you should get Z1 over:
Lumia 1020: you're a "hardcore Android fan"

HTC One: S800 processor (less chance of lags than on One), And specs. No problem using it while raining. But One is better in some ways like sound, depends on preference.

iPhone 5: No explanation needed. The OS says it all. ios is a world of limitations,.

S4: camera may turn out better, but not confirmed. better design.

G2: same as above.

Just some basic reasons. Not really trying to convince you, just my opinion of why I'd pick Z1 over them.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:42

97. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Btw I was gonna replace " why you should get Z1 over:" with something else but the edit time didn't let me.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:51 4

99. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lumia 1020 is untouchable when it comes to the camera department. Untouchable. If there was a 1020 for T-Mobile, I'd pick one up to change things up a bit.

HTC One doesn't lag at all... It runs butter smooth on the S600 since Sense 5 is lighter than any UI as of now.

Apple's ecosystem is pretty much universal with their products because of iCloud. The iPhone 5 does stutters, but overall is pretty much on par or a bit faster than smart phones on the market. Yes iOS has drawbacks, but it also has the stability and support like no other smartphone (other than the GS2.)

S4's camera isn't a slouch either mind you. I personally love Super AMOLED and would be hard to change to IPS. Samsung dishes out software updates faster than any other Android OEM.

G2's camera isnt a joke either. OIS makes the pictures crystal clear. I'm not entirely sold on thr rear keys, as that's smething you have to try for yourself and see if you like it. The overall design of the G2 is pretty damn good, especially with the almost non-existant bezels.

Don't get me wrong, the Z1 isn't a bad device itself, but it's not one I'd personally choose over what's being offered now.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:58 6

63. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


How is Sony phones overrated? Samsung phones are overrated if you ask me. I don't hate Samsung btw.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:11 5

81. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


And the results are in... The test determined that was a lie.

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:19 2

89. PunyPoop (Posts: 752; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


You mean the TWEAKED Benchmark test of Samsung?

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 13:25 3

94. Lyngdoh (Posts: 268; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


You dont say? I have seen you a lot of times on almost every sony article and basically saying nothing good but criticizing. Are you a paid troll?

posted on 02 Sep 2013, 12:19 5

10. pellegrini (Posts: 84; Member since: 14 Jun 2012)


The top/botton bezels are big IMO, just compare it with the LG G2.

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