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More pictures of the international version Sony Xperia Z1s leak out ahead of launch

More pictures of the international version Sony Xperia Z1s leak out ahead of launch

posted: 13 Nov 2013, 05:08

The wait for the mini version of the Xperia Z1 is already over in some parts of the globe, but for the majority of would-be buyers, it remains out of reach...

Last chance to win a free Sony Xperia Z1 from Sony

Last chance to win a free Sony Xperia Z1 from Sony

posted: 06 Nov 2013, 13:38

There probably isn't a PhoneArena reader alive who would turn down the chance to win a free Sony Xperia Z1; code named the Honami, leaked specs and pictures of the device graced these pages throughout the summer and early fall. It is hard...

T-Mobile-compatible Sony Xperia Z1 clears Bluetooth SIG certification

T-Mobile-compatible Sony Xperia Z1 clears Bluetooth SIG certification

posted: 04 Nov 2013, 02:59

Sony’s latest and greatest flagship the Xperia Z1 impressed us with its 20-megapixel camera and snappy performance, but those about dreaming…

Best Google Nexus 5 alternatives

Best Google Nexus 5 alternatives

posted: 31 Oct 2013, 13:03

The newly-announced Nexus 5 is surely a big deal. While it's not necessarily an achievement of technology or engineering, its super-affordable price and stock Android OS do make it one very exciting proposition...

Update brings improvement to rear snapper on Sony Xperia Z1

Update brings improvement to rear snapper on Sony Xperia Z1

posted: 24 Oct 2013, 19:28

If you thought that the Sony Xperia Z1's rear-facing camera was amazing, you might need a new adjective to describe it following a firmware update that improves the algorithm to improve the performance of the camera; features...

Sony launching the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2 in the US

Sony launching the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra and SmartWatch 2 in the US

posted: 15 Oct 2013, 09:22

If you are a Sony fan, but live in the States, then you probably know by now that the Japanese manufacturer doesn't have the strongest positions stateside, which means that the newest Sony products usually take...

Leaked document shows Sony Xperia Z1 coming to Telus for $99 with a two-year pact

Leaked document shows Sony Xperia Z1 coming to Telus for $99 with a two-year pact

posted: 14 Oct 2013, 01:01

A leaked screenshot of an internal document for Canadian carrier Telus shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is going to launch up north on October 15th; the beastly flagship Android model from Japanese OEM...

Tweet shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is coming to T-Mobile

Tweet shows that the Sony Xperia Z1 is coming to T-Mobile

posted: 11 Oct 2013, 14:31

A tweet from evleaks reveals that the Beast from the East, the Sony Xperia Z1, is heading to T-Mobile; in the past, Sony has had a tough time getting its top-shelf models onto the roster of U.S. carriers, the buzz created by the...

PhoneArena Q&A Ep 4: Nexus 5's

PhoneArena Q&A Ep 4: Nexus 5's "fingerprint scanner", Xperia Z2, iOS 7's nasty parallax effect and more

posted: 04 Oct 2013, 08:41

It's once again time for PhoneArena's Ray S. to dive into the most interesting questions you've submitted - in the latest episode of the PhoneArena Q&A! This time, we're discussing...

Sony Xperia Z1 drop test: physical survival, emotional ruin (video)

Sony Xperia Z1 drop test: physical survival, emotional ruin (video)

posted: 04 Oct 2013, 05:52

Dropped from about 5 feet (1.5 meters), the premium materials of the handset barely registered a scratch, even when the Xperia Z1 landed flat on its screen, which with most phones results in glass shards under your skin...

Sony Xperia Z1 Clear Zoom vs Lumia 1020 lossless zoom samples

Sony Xperia Z1 Clear Zoom vs Lumia 1020 lossless zoom samples

posted: 01 Oct 2013, 07:22

Sony's oversampling makes an 8 MP image out of the sensor, letting you close on the scene a tad shy of two times, whereas the huge sensor of the Lumia lets you zoom in more, though it results in 5 MP auto-mode photos. The dedicated...

PhoneArena Q&A Ep 3: iPad 5's screen, Lumia 1520, Nexus 5's design, updates for the Nexus 4 and more

PhoneArena Q&A Ep 3: iPad 5's screen, Lumia 1520, Nexus 5's design, updates for the Nexus 4 and more

posted: 26 Sep 2013, 10:23

It's time for another Q&A episode, and boy do we have some sizzling-hot topics to discuss this time! We've gotten questions about the iPad 5's screen, the Lumia 1520's screen,...

Apple iPhone 5s performance review: CPU and GPU speed compared to top Android phones (benchmarks)

Apple iPhone 5s performance review: CPU and GPU speed compared to top Android phones (benchmarks)

posted: 25 Sep 2013, 06:47

The Apple iPhone 5s brings is one of the biggest under-the-hood upgrades to ever happen to the iPhone line. Apple’s A7 chip comes with a new Cyclone core that is very well optimized...

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

posted: 20 Sep 2013, 03:13

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...

Sony Xperia Z1 proves the iPhone isn't the only device worth queueing for

Sony Xperia Z1 proves the iPhone isn't the only device worth queueing for

posted: 19 Sep 2013, 08:40

After the rather conservative and non-flashy unveiling of the Sony Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013 in Berlin earlier this month, we're finally seeing the Japanese giving the green light on the new device in select markets...

Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) benchmark

Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) benchmark

posted: 19 Sep 2013, 07:51

Well, well, well, look who's here! The Sony Xperia Z1 itself has arrived, and if it had the faintest idea what we were going to do with it, it'd have probably stayed at home... But, being the self-confident smartphone that it is (and we can't blame it - the...

Sony Xperia Z1 unboxing

Sony Xperia Z1 unboxing

posted: 19 Sep 2013, 07:18

Want to take a peek inside the retail box of the Sony Xperia Z1? Great, so do we! The Xperia Z1 has a cute little box that features all the standard stuff you'd expect to find inside, plus some nice extras...

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: Any questions about the Z1?

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: Any questions about the Z1?

posted: 16 Sep 2013, 03:19

Our Sony Xperia Z1 preview is already posted, and most of you have probably read through it already. As we've stated in the preview, the Xperia Z1 is a promising smartphone with cool design and capabilities, although not necessarily...

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

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

posted: 14 Sep 2013, 17:04

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...

Sony Xperia Z1 low-light samples roundup

Sony Xperia Z1 low-light samples roundup

posted: 13 Sep 2013, 07:18

The Sony Xperia Z1 might actually break the company's reputation for "much ado about nothing" mobile cameras that have been haunting the camera comparisons for a while with the Xperia line. The combination of 1/2.3″ large 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS sensor,...

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