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Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

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Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer
You guys have asked a ton of interesting questions regarding our Sony Xperia Z1 preview, and so we'll now try to return the favor and provide the answers you were looking for.

So, here we go!





Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by shy2papa
"Is there going to be a 32gb version or it only comes with 16gb?"

Answer: There is no official information confirming the existence of a 32 GB Xperia Z1 yet. The handset is expected to ship with 16 GB of internal storage only, with about 11 GB of those being accessible to the user. Thankfully, it features microSD card slot, allowing you to install external memory.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by HeWhoDoesNothing
"Is the battery life better than the G2's?"

Answer: It's a bit too early to tell, but hang in there, because we'll soon have the results from our custom battery test ready, and you'll be able to compare the Z1's battery life to those of other premium smartphones.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by Amir1
"Where would you put the Z1 display quality overall? best? second best? third best? etc. after what devices?"

Answer: We can't necessarily rank the Z1's display, but it's certainly among the better ones. It's not at the same level as some other high-quality IPS LCD displays, such as those of the iPhone 5 and the HTC One, but it's among the better ones.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by saravanan083
"I love this beast but i want suggestion z1 or lg g2 (i love lg g2 more than this except the lack of memory card slot )"

Answer: While we can't say just yet, you should definitely stay tuned, because we'll soon have an in-depth comparison featuring the Xperia Z1 and the G2.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by SPIDERMAN4
"CAN IT PLAY 4K VIDEO?"

Answer: Absolutely!

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by xperiaDROID
"I'm currently using the Xperia Z, should I upgrade to the Xperia Z1 or wait for next year's Xperia Z2?"

Answer: The Xperia Z1 is, in a way, a better, faster and more refined Xperia Z, in almost every aspect. However, if you currently own the Z, we don't really think that upgrading to the Z1 would be worth it. There's not so much new stuff to warrant a new purchase.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by istitch
"The Z1 is significantly heavier than it's competitors on paper, but is it a burden to hold for web browsing?"

Answer: In our opinion, no, it's not too heavy. It definitely feels heavier than competitive smartphones, but it's far from tiring or anything like that. You can comfortably use it for whatever you wish, even for longer periods without pause.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by GamePlayer
"Is the triluminos screen anything unique, or any better than the competetion?"

Answer: The Triluminos screen is definitely a nice move forward for Sony's displays, but it can't rival the best IPS LCD screens out there, like the ones on the iPhone 5 and the HTC One.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question byAliNSiddiqui
"1. How does the speaker compare to the Note II (my current phone) and iPhone 5 in terms of loudness (and not quality). 2. How does the display fare under DIRECT sunlight compared to LG G2 and iPhone 5?"

Answer: Sadly, the Xperia Z1 has a much weaker loudspeaker compared to the Note II and the iPhone 5. Direct sunlight visibility is also slightly worse than that of the LG G2 and iPhone 5, but almost insignificantly worse..

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by jinx405
"What is audio quality like via good earphones? Thanks!"

Answer: If you happen to have a pair of really nice earphones, audio quality with the Xperia Z1 will be great.

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Question by Khanro
"On the Z and the ZL there was a regular burst mode that would shoot low, mid, and high quality photos in different resolutions. My question is whats the resolution of the regular burst (not time shift) on the Z1"

Answer: The resolution of pictures when using regular burst shots is 8 MP (3840 x 2160 pixels), no matter if you're shooting at regular or high speed.

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posted on 20 Sep 2013, 03:53 1

1. Vireak (unregistered)


If it's true that the Z1's speakers are poorer than that of the Galaxy Note 2's, I'm leaning even more toward the iPhone 5S. I'm using the Note 2 right now.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 04:03 3

2. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)


No.... NOT THE 5S!!! *Face filled with horror*

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 04:29 1

3. Vireak (unregistered)


LOLZ! I do enjoy using an Android.

I've never used Apple products because I used to think that they were kind of on the expensive side. Now we have some Android models that are priced relatively similar to that of the iPhone 5s.

From what I've seen and read, it seems that the 5S is the best of the iPhones. So, I'm thinking now might be the time to try it and see what it's all about.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 04:40 1

4. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 373; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


I may get either the HTC One or the iPhone 5S. Disappointing to hear that the Xperia Z's speakers are quieter than the Note II's, I almost exclusively use the speakers for watching videos

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:26 1

6. reckless562 (Posts: 730; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


put your man pants back on and quit looking @ shiny objects. if u wana get one to show off ur status or something hollow like that, then by all means go ahead. but like ALL shiny objects, theyre HOLLOW on the inside.
Ahhhhh Temptation......

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 20:33

19. Hmong_Xiong (Posts: 32; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Either G Note 3 for me, or if Verizon decides to get the Nexus 5 :3

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:05 1

5. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


So much for all that hype xP

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:47 5

7. anleoflippy (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Satisfied with all the answers.
I'll be getting it, thank you :)

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 05:54 1

8. anleoflippy (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Most of us have seen the review from GSMarena and they have stated that it under delivers. But they do have a pre-production device.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:08 5

9. ashdch99 (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


got my z1 yesterday, and so far it looks quite good, better than what the reviewers have been saying about it..... a good z1 review is also posted on GSMarena, with battery tests, if people want to check out more info on this device....

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 17:18

18. philansel7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


How about the speakers ! is it really that bad ? :(

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 15:51

20. tobimen (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


is it realy better than the gs4 or iphone 5s or even htc one from the information about z1 specification ?

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 06:35

10. Yes-Sir (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


ExperiaDroid "Limited"

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 07:01

11. kisanagi (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


how about quality sound on xperia z1 ? i really curious about this one

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 08:08

12. anleoflippy (Posts: 271; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)


Should be better than the Xperia Z and ZL but could not compare to the HTC One.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:13

13. kisanagi (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


then how about z1 vs s4 ?

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 10:16

14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2166; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Question by SPIDERMAN4:
"CAN IT PLAY 4K VIDEO?"

Answer: Absolutely!

I don't think this is true. The Z1 may be able to record video at 4K, but it can't possibly play a video at 4K without a 4K resolution screen. Maybe, it's just semantics, but I felt as if it needed to be stated.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 12:23

15. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 801; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


It absolutely can, I saw a youtube vid where they play a 4k video both on the note3 and z1. The z1 played it without any problem but as for the note3 it lag as hell (slowmo like).

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 13:01

16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2166; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Sure, it might have been a 4K video, but you can't display it at 4K without a 4K screen. It's a 4K video being displayed at a lower resolution. Not the same.

posted on 20 Sep 2013, 14:12

17. sniper1087 (Posts: 366; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


Does it support LTE bands from AT&T?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 15:52

21. tobimen (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Sep 2013)


how much it will cost ?

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