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Sony Xperia Z1 is here! Thin waterproof cameraphone boasts 20 MP sensor

0. phoneArena 04 Sep 2013, 09:39 posted on

The upside of a regular-sized sensor and lens is that we don't have a bulky abomination dubbed as cameraphone, but rather a thin 8.5 mm Android smartphone with a one-piece aluminum frame and catchy glass chassis that comes in black, white and purple colors. Not only that, but the whole kit is waterproof to boot, with IP57 certification, meaning it can survive three feet of water on top of it for half an hour, like the Xperia Z, for example...

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:40 8

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


170g? Wow. But at least specs are promising, it's up to Sony to optimize camera app.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:01 31

16. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


People like you are really annoying. Always complaining for the weight of the phone as if you cant handle it. Are you a sissy or something?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:07 11

26. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Well the phone is heavy and big TBH !

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:07 6

27. msa1988 (Posts: 418; Member since: 30 Mar 2010)


Haha - couldn't agree more. There's something wrong with you if you downgrade a high-quality phone, like this, because its GRAMS heavier than its counter-parts.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:12

34. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:18 1

40. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)


you should take a look in a mirror....
even if he/she is a sissy, theres nothing wrong expecting a light device, apple and samsung can do it.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:21 1

43. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Why would I look in a mirror? Im not complaining about the weight. Besides, it's not like a brick. Having a larger battery, I can actually sacrifice the weight.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:17

67. caustictoast (Posts: 31; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)


Apple makes a phone 1" smaller making it easy to make it way lighter. Samsung uses plastic for their phones. This is made of aluminum and glass. This also is waterproof, has a better camera and a bigger battery than the Galaxy s4

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:26 3

47. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


Not a big deal, still in PA's review this phone will get a 6.5

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 06:52

92. the_best (Posts: 139; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


true, but in sweden an japan it will get a perfect 10.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:07 4

28. special4u (Posts: 63; Member since: 22 May 2013)


REAL beast unleashed!

posted on 05 Sep 2013, 09:35

91. takeja (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Yes, but:
1) no a replaceable battery for traveling
2) no Google edition
3) 140g is maximum

Make it Sony and I WILL change it for my sgs4!!!

So sgs4 is still the best for traveling

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:07 12

29. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Heavier feels better to me anyways.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:52 3

60. CELLKONTECH (Posts: 11; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


and where is 4K video support???? :o

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 16:00

93. Pancoon (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


Dead.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:57 2

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


The weight is due to the fact that its made of glass and aluminum and not plastic. I like phones that have some weight on them. Too light feels kinda cheap and empty.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:18 1

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


Heavy for men and light for women. C'mon dude I had N8 with otterbox case was 165g.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:43

2. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


I Love the design..it is so cool..Specs wise Im not surprised..Another beast in the android arena
sad though they are all the same..nothing is unique ..same soul..

Im gonna have this phone not because of specs..but because of the AMAZING design..collectors item just like the Xperia P..

Windows will always be my primary phone.. Stay out of the Crowd..choose windows.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:43 5

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


I'm the opposite. I love the specs, but design is lacking.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:45 3

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


So everything that was leaked is 100% spot on. Excitement level isn't there.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:45 1

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


Great specs though.

Edit: Stupid PA with the double post.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:13 6

36. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


then go stick with u Iphone

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:19 3

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


I sense a little mad fanboy.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:36 2

78. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I sense u trolling.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:42 2

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


you're*

I sense you are mad once again. Inspector, trust me, you're fighting a losing battle buddy. Just stop while you're ahead.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:46 11

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


Gorgeous design, beasty specs! But what about OIS on the camera?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 09:50 6

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


Not trying to start any problems as I just want an insight, but what's so 'gorgeous' about the phone?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:27 2

48. tadaa (Posts: 267; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Glass + aluminum. It might be a rehash but it doesn't look uninspired. Like how 920 was a rehash of 800 but nokia still made it look good

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:28

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


iPhone 5 is made out of glass and aluminum also but weights a lot less...

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 10:35 8

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


Compare to market leader Samsung this is gorgeous.

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