Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer
So, here we go!
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.
Question by HeWhoDoesNothing:
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.
Question by Amir1:
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.
Question by saravanan083:
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.
Question by SPIDERMAN4:
Question by xperiaDROID:
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.
Question by istitch:
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.
Question by GamePlayer:
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.
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..
Question by jinx405:
Answer: If you happen to have a pair of really nice earphones, audio quality with the Xperia Z1 will be great.
Question by Khanro:
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.
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.
2. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
No.... NOT THE 5S!!! *Face filled with horror*
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.
4. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 357; 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
6. reckless562 (Posts: 667; 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.
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
7. anleoflippy (Posts: 249; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Satisfied with all the answers.
I'll be getting it, thank you :)
8. anleoflippy (Posts: 249; 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.
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....
18. philansel7 (Posts: 27; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)
How about the speakers ! is it really that bad ? :(
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 ?
11. kisanagi (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)
how about quality sound on xperia z1 ? i really curious about this one
12. anleoflippy (Posts: 249; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Should be better than the Xperia Z and ZL but could not compare to the HTC One.
14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2115; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Question by SPIDERMAN4:
"CAN IT PLAY 4K VIDEO?"
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.
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).
16. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2115; 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.