Sony has lifted the veil off of its long-awaited Xperia Z1, and those of you who were hoping for a surprise, despite the massive amount of leaks that we got our hands on prior to the company's announcement, were probably left disappointed. We had almost everything spot on. Of course, the aforementioned disappointment is the price we all chose to pay for an early tip off.
The more relevant than ever trade-off involved with leaks aside, Sony has launched a worthy successor to the Xperia Z that builds onto the Japanese company's existing smartphone in an entirely new (and very trendy) direction – the camera. The camera, precisely, is what really gives the Xperia Z1 a real tool capable of persuading consumers to join Sony's camp. Like any smartphone, however, there are trade-offs, and those may appear more significant to some than to others. Namely, not only is the design on the Z1 almost identical to that of its predecessor, but the new, bigger snapper, along with the phone's water and dust resistance have both added up to a bulkier, more heavy device.
Sony Xperia Z1: the essentials
The aforementioned shortcomings considered, if you're looking to make a truly informed decision on whether the Sony Xperia Z1 is worth your hard earned coins, then the content below is sure to prove relevant to you.
Sony introduced its Xperia Z flagship in the beginning of the year, and while the smartphone had a lot going for it, it was still somewhat rough around the edges. It had fancy front and back panels made of glass, but boring, rubbery sides; the screen was large and had a high resolution, but its gamma...
The Xperia Z1 is Sony’s Android flagship for the second half of 2013. The Xperia Z1 features a 20-megapixel camera with a large sensor and Sony’s G Lens, a 5-inch 1080p display, and all of that is wrapped in a water-resistant body. Under the hood, the Z1 runs on a Snapdragon 800 chip with 2GB of RAM.