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Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) round-up: release date, 20.7MP camera, 5-inch Triluminos display and Snapdragon 800

0. phoneArena 30 Aug 2013, 09:48 posted on

You'll have to pardon this slight, for we're repeating ourselves: the Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) has set the web on fire in a spectacular manner these last few weeks...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 09:57 17

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


10th photo perfect impressive Sample image with f2.0
just few days and BooM
this thing will rock
haters gonna hate

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:33 5

7. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


This will rock indeed, hence the haters were quick enough to post here.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:39 3

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


This Xperia Z1 is coming in my home 100%.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 02:46 1

62. garlic456 (Posts: 251; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


Putting putting a snapdragon 800 on a 720p phone will make it the fastest device in the world :D

Xperia Z1 mini will be faster than the original Z1

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:02 2

2. lallolu (Posts: 492; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


No mention of battery anywhere. I hope it is not less than 3000mah.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 17:36 2

50. Assa7inKing (Posts: 26; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


EVERYWHERE its mentioned 3000mah... DUDE.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:14 9

3. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


#bestofSony = bezels

The Z1 could have been more compact. The ZU might get away with it because it's almost a tablet.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:21 18

6. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I don't understand that what's wrong with bezels bigger than 0,0001 mm? It looks absolutely stunning and is still easily compact enough. And it's very thin even though it has a 20 mpx camera!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:39 11

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


Well then this is not for you buddy
"if you dont have a Xperia Z1, well you dont have a Xperia Z1"

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:52 6

35. Fluxman (Posts: 51; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


The bezel size is to make room for the sealing components required to make it water-resistant. You want a tiny bezel? Get the ZL or wait for Sony to release a non-water-resistant variation. I am more concerned with ergonomics. The Xperia Z had a sharp edge which cut into my hands. Hopefully Honami will be smoother.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:57 7

36. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Maybe you can try to design bezelles 5” waterproof phone with 1/2.3” camera sensor, 3000 mAh, stereo speakers.

last time i check the other 5” waterproof phone (S4 Active) is Taller, wider, thicker, and heavier than Xperia Z.
But S4 Active has smaller camera sensor, smaller battery, and smaller speaker than Z1.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 23:00 2

57. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


The S4 Active is only slightly larger in every aspect. Less than 1-2mm.
The smaller camera sensor takes better photos, and it has a larger 2600mAh battery..not to mention the louder speakers versus xperiaz's puny speakers .....read the specs before you post

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 16:30 3

49. rd_nest (Posts: 1606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


For many people Sony's bezel is frustrating.

Samsung and LG and iPad mini does a good job in that.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:18 9

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I will definitely buy this! There just simply isn't any chance for any other companies!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:37 2

8. therealestmc (Posts: 354; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Lol, the galaxy note 3 will mess this in terms of sales. Now whether that will be a better device than Sony honami is a different thing.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:41 8

13. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


They aren't in the same category, one is a phone, the other is a phablet. But both of them will be real good.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 19:59

53. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


If only Sony went for a true A15 by Tegra4, instead of S800! I would've love to buy this!

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 20:38 4

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


Again troll, I'm telling u make your own phone u better like it.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:19 7

5. therealestmc (Posts: 354; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


Those are some big bezels right there. This phone is too boxy for me. It looks like a brick.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:42 10

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


Wwohhh.... you can insult it as alot of things but not to brick.
Many including myself thinks it as one of the best device available.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 11:54 3

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


Any Samsung paid guys here to troll about bezels?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 12:31 7

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


Loads of them. Some of them are playing around here, and some of them are still hiding in the cave. Wait until September 4th, and you will see all Samsung paid shills come out and whine about bezels.

Be careful, those paid shills are easily butthurt. You may receive a warning if you fire back at them.

posted on 31 Aug 2013, 06:26 1

67. tahnik (Posts: 188; Member since: 17 Jul 2011)


Complains with screen is over,Here comes the bezel now...:/

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:38 7

9. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


sony needs to come up with new design this sh*t is getting boring all sony phones looks like brick

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:40 4

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


Actually Sony is one of the few with exotic designs... though they experiment that on the midrange line, not flagships

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:43 14

14. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It has not been a year since the Z-designed phones were made. No one who owns these phones would have a problem with the design.

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 14:04 5

40. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Yes because Samsung and Apple always have different design. Right ?

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:38 1

10. josephnero (Posts: 559; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


i love this phone.september 4th come on

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:39 8

11. Rexperia (Posts: 134; Member since: 28 Sep 2012)


ok... give me a break first! aftet display and camera issues with XZ, now new episodes has come.... bezel. people are never satisfied and that's human nature but technology made by human, right? so just be grateful for the tech that's available out there, the only thing you need to do is choose which one do you think it suits for you, it so easy...

posted on 30 Aug 2013, 10:46 7

16. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2147; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


It is the haters who would try their best finding holes of Sony's flagship.

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