First Sony Xperia Z1 Quadrant, AnTuTu, GFXBench and Vellamo benchmarks

The Xperia Z1 has (kind of) arrived, and what better way to spend our short time with it at IFA than to run a few benchmark test and get a first glimpse at the smartphone's performance?! Ladies and gents, let us present you the first benchmark results that we've gotten with Sony's newest flagship, the Xperia Z1!

We've run a bunch of popular benchmarks, such as Quadrant, AnTuTu, GFXBench and Vellamo in order to check out how the device's performance translates into numbers. However, please note that the device we've done the benchmarks with wasn't entirely final, meaning that the retail version of the Z1 may achieve slightly different results. Plus, we shouldn't forget that synthetic benchmarks don't always represent a device's performance, so it would be very unwise to draw any conclusions after seeing this video!

Note: The Xperia Z1 benchmarks have been run on an early, non-final version of the phone, so results may be different with the retail units.

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Xperia Z1
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(15h 3G talk time)



1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Never before has a car been driven using a smartphone, but the O2 Gurus are about to become the first people ever to do it. Using the new Sony Xperia Z1, with its amazing 20.7 megapixel camera and the detachable QX10 smartlens, Maddy and Gavin go head to head in a race against the clock around the world famous Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent.

6. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

that's too gimmicky.

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Yes, this "experiment" in racing track was pretty gimmicky, but in my opinion Sony's Attachable Lens by it self is not a gimmick.

31. BuyOS

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

really cool video!!! looks like playing Gran Turismo in real time :)

8. nxl2610

Posts: 49; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Your point is ?

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I have found this video in YouTube and thought that it will be pretty interesting or at least atractive to watch for tech enthusiasts or people who gonna buy Attachable Sony's Lens or Xperia Z1 smartphone. And yes, I know that this "experiment" in racing track was pretty gimmicky, but in my opinion Sony's Attachable Lens by it self is not a gimmick. And that was all my point by posting it here.

10. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sorry if I misled you, my comment #1 was just a copy of original video description in YouTube.

24. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Now maybe you can understand, how hard these guys at PA have it. When people start complaining about the title. :)

25. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I understand that. And anyway, like I have said before, my comment #1 was just a copy of original video description from YouTube, so don't shoot at me. :D

15. papss unregistered

Lol I thought the same thing. Phone thanks for clarifying that up. Thought that didn't seem like your writing style.

18. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

No problem. :D

28. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 891; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

dont care about people here putting non-sense comments.. Its always good to appreciate new technology/features/experiment.

29. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Thank you. :)

2. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

i dont think s800 in z1 would score just 17k on antutu

26. AnukulVcool unregistered

yes thats just a pre production kept for exibition

3. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Xperia Z1 already scored 35,554 on Antutu check this out and 21,620 on Quadrant

4. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

again! running beachmarks while the phone is charging that will cause lower score than it should has

23. Kevinphantom

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

you're right it will heat up the phone and cause cpu and gpu throttle that's why the performance on the benchmark s wil be shrinked to half or less

5. LOLism unregistered

GSMArena has the Xperia Z1 benchmarks from yesterday. How do you call your's the first?

7. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

First results theyv gotten-PA

13. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Reason they are lower in Antutu is because Samsung and HTC have better optimization. Also Adreno 330 should be getting much more FPS than the Moto X.

14. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

And the Sony software is not final.

16. papss unregistered

Ilk wait to see other scores before passing any judgment. I hope its the non final software

17. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I want this phone so bad, but no news on when it will hit US shore, or if it will hit it by that matter.

19. taikucing unregistered

It should be equal to LG G2 or Z Ultra. But why?

21. JMartin22

Posts: 2371; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

The LG G2, Sony Xperia Z Ultra, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 LTE A all use the same chipset, and in theory, get the same scores. However, there's a few scenarios that impact the final result. - Whether or not the phone is hitting a thermal throttle roof (this can be bypassed artificially by storing the phone in a very cold space) - How well optimized the software of a device is to its hardware - Frequency output caps placed by the manufacturer. (Can be overcome by rooting and OC'ing the CPU/GPU)

20. lekeola

Posts: 43; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

@ phonearensuser . bored !!!.

22. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

poor s4 go sleep..

27. MotorolaX

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2013

Moto X beats again heaters gone a hate again!!! LOL

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