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Sony Xperia Z1 is taken apart, reveals same back cover design as its predecessor

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Sony Xperia Z1 is taken apart, reveals same back cover design as its predecessor
A teardown of the Sony Xperia Z1 revealed that the back cover of the device is the same as the one found on the Sony Xperia Z. The newer model is slightly better protected from water and dust than the Xperia Z is. The Sony Xperia Z1 is the first of a camera-centric line called "One Sony," and as such it sports a 20.7MP Sony G lens.

Unless you are a whiz with tools, we don't suggest that you attempt this. Think about that bicycle you tried to assemble for your kid's birthday and the leftover screws that you didn't know what to do with. Not only will your warranty be voided, the odds are that you will be left with a bricked phone.

If you like to see these handsets taken apart, the safe way is to sit back with your smartphone safely tucked away in your pocket and your eyes firmly glued to the slideshow below.


source: cnBeta (translated) via GSMArena

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posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:30

1. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 356; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


I really like Sony and the design of their devices. If they only did not ship with Android....Give them WP or iOS and I would be in.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:36 4

2. GeekMovement (Posts: 1499; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Not iOS for sure. That's what's keeping me from getting an iPhone. But a Sony WP would be interesting..

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:57 1

3. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 356; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Unfortunately Sony is at war with Microsoft in the game console market.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 18:15 7

4. buccob (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Yeah but that does not prevent them for making notebooks with Windows 8...

Completely different things...

And I love my Sony Xperia with Android... I wouldn't be happy with a different OS right now... But I would also love the option to have stock Android on an Xperia Nexus...

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 18:20

5. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 356; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)


Sure they offer notebooks with Windows 8 because there is no feasible alternative to Windows. Of course I don't want Sony to move away from Android. I wish they would just offer WP 8 as another alternative.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 21:22

9. sharks (Posts: 164; Member since: 16 Feb 2013)


It's a good thing. We don't need any more WP crap. MS doesn't care about other manufacturers anyway, now that it has bought Nokia.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 20:15

7. Ofentse (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I think in the future, maybe late next year or 2015 they may consider WP especially if it grows the way it does today

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 22:50

13. cellabonez (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


you are looking in the wrong crystal ball

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 04:46

12. jos_031 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)


only reason i am getting sony besides its quality. is android

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 19:43 1

6. Satnamreg (Posts: 28; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)


I would much rather see the crash or drop tests than parts of the phone.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 22:38

10. buccob (Posts: 1308; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


agree.. I am surprise with the lack of drop test "versus" that include a Sony Xperia compared to an iPhone or Samsung...

I know first handed that the shatterproof layer many people complain (not so scratchproof) is incredibly useful in a drop test...

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 22:15

15. MicleArs (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)


z1 teardown video: youtube.com/watch?v=SvJKVxfKqFc

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 20:18 2

8. Miracles (Posts: 462; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Hmm I think I'm more shocked to see a Samsung chip inside the phone rather than its comparison to the Z.

I though Sony made the whole product including the all the intricate stuff inside. I guess not. That upsets me a little bit, but the phone is still a beast. Also rumors of the Z2 has me on my toes.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 03:15

11. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


I think most phones uses the same

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 22:52

14. cellabonez (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)


they dont make memory chips remember. samsung is a leading manufacturer in those parts . so i ont think this is a time to say that

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