Sony Honami surfaces on GFXBench: Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 on board

Sony Honami surfaces on GFXBench: Snapdragon 800 and Adreno 330 on board
The Sony i1 Honami, also known under its codename Sony C6903, is one of the most anticipated device this fall/winter as it is expected to bring one of the best camera experiences on Android. Now, the Sony Honami has surfaced in GFXBench revealing a lot of the technical details.

First of all, the Sony Honami is indeed coming with a 1080p full HD display and runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip (also known as the Qualcomm MSM8974) with amazing graphics courtesy of the Adreno 330 GPU. The slightly underwhelming news is that the handset is listed as running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and not the latest 4.3 update.

The Sony Honami has already passed FCC certification recently and it’s leaked out so many times, that it almost seems certain that Sony will unveil it very soon.

source: GFXBench via RBMen

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  • 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. TakashiDeo

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 20, 2013

nice to know that it has sd800

12. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This phone will land soon in my home. Already have gs4, htc one in my home. Sony, this phone will rock for sure.

13. TakashiDeo

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 20, 2013

yes really waiting for.this beast packed with sd800

17. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

1080p display with the Triluminos technology with X-reality ,s800, huge battery and of course huge camera sensor & great camera like hit version of cybershot......!!!

32. SmartPhoneSpirit

Posts: 8; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

The best battle in android's history:Lg G2 vs Samsung Galaxy S4 vs Sony Xperia I1 Honami.Yep i can't wait for this one

2. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Cant wait Beast n super camera common sony.. show us ur pure skills of camera.

3. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

it literally took me 3 minutes to understand that little statement of yours' ! RIP English !

6. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012


30. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

haha.. :P but still they got me :P

4. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Pure skills comes from finland in original. Don't expect it be a direct competitor to Lumia 1020.

5. TakashiDeo

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 20, 2013

again nokia fanboy jumping here ...

7. Kurai unregistered

yeah, Against the camera . . .but with everything else, nokia can't match with the honami

31. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012


9. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2508; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Well if you read PA's comparison between the Lumia 1020 and other devices like the Galaxy S4, you would know that the 1020 was really only slightly better than the S4's camera. PA mostly only gave the 1020 a one point advantage over the S4 (and occasionally the S4 beat or tied the 1020 in the comparison). So, given the fact that the Sony Honami is suppose to put more emphasis on the camera than Samsung did with the S4 (let's face it, Samsung mostly just wanted to put an HDR camera in the S4 without really giving it much thought) I would say that there is a chance the Honami could compete with the 1020. Not to mention the fact that the 1020 is still running on old hardware such as the Adreno 225 (which I think the Adreno 330 either gives 5 times or 10 times the performance, I don't have time to really double check) gives the Honami somewhat of an advantage because it's more future proof when it comes to modern mobile gaming or being able to run more intensive applications that may have yet to be released. So, yes, I do believe the Honami can be a direct competitor to the 1020 if you make it to be by your own accord.

19. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

ROFL...PA's comparison :-P

28. glentomas123

Posts: 70; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

Shot to Shot performance in 1020 is slow (~3 to 4 seconds). Tried this for myself in ATT store on a newly displayed nokia. Nice camera, however, with that performance issue, I'm out. Hopefully, they can fix this with OTA firmware update. Not to mention I was willing to sacrifice my google cloud ecosystem to buy into the MS ecosystem. Android camera shot to shot rocks! Looking for a great camera phone. I've grown tired of waiting for Sammy to get it right. Sony FTW!!

22. jackhammeR

Posts: 1548; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

you must be kidding yourself if you rely on PA' tests....Jesus Christ....

24. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2508; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I didn't have to rely on their assessment, I looked at the photos myself and agreed for the most part with their assessment. Here is Techno Buffalo's comparison: Looking at their pictures, there seems to be pros and cons for both devices. The S4 produces better color representation that can be seen in the Frito's picture (the red on the bag looks more like the red you would actually see instead of the pinkish red on the 1020's photo) while the Lumia 1020 offers better low-light pictures (which to be fair the 1020 does have a Xenon flash versus the LED one found on the S4). All I am saying is that in a comparison between a device that emphasizes it's camera and a device that emphasizes all around performance, while the 1020 does offer better camera performance it is not by much in my opinion. Your opinion may be different. However, it still doesn't take away from the fact that when comparing devices you have to decide whether you just want a device that offers a good camera or a device that offers all around performance. Here is another comparison. Again, the Lumia 1020 wins but it doesn't seem by that much.

25. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Great insight from Dr.Phil there

8. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Once again it doesn't have the physical buttons! Why onscreen buttons, why?!!!

29. JaroB

Posts: 112; Member since: Feb 13, 2013


10. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Com on SONY show us your CAMERA SPECS. i wanna see it go up against the NOKIA 1020

11. gmacek

Posts: 7; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Phone does sound exciting. My main hjope is that once it's announced they release it within a month and not talk about it on social media forever without it being available. I'm honestly not sure how you can knock the phone for being tested on 4.2.2 when 4.3 was literally just announced last week. Knowing Sony's announcement about upgrading existing devices to 4.3.

14. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Why are the on-screen buttons in landscape mode while everything else is in portrait in time TimeShift feature image number 5?

15. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I don’t really care about benchmark anymore since it has S800. but i want to know how good that the camera, screen and audio quality. i just hope Sony make more compact phone with 4.3” - 4.7” Triluminos or WhiteMagic, Stereo speaker or Magnetic fluid speaker with walkman audio chip, 8 - 13MP Camera with Optical SteadyShot + G Lens + Bionz + Xenon or at least Powerful Dual LED, dust and waterproof, using the same design like Xperia SP/V/ZL and S800.

16. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Come on! Don't expect 4.3 on devices just yet it needs time to put stuffs and debugging by the companies. I hate it when people are dissapointed by devices without 4.3 which was just released.

23. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i think it could be because sony is not known to bring out OS updates in a timely manner. so if this does have 4.2.2 you may need to wait for the xda community to bring 4.3 to it before you see sony bring 4.3 to it months later. but i suspect you will not want to go to 4.3 without it being a sony rom because you will be losing the sony ui camera interface. just like how it is on gs4 if you go with an aosp rom you dont get all the goodies in the camera interface that you do from touchwiz.

18. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Any phones with sealed design/form factor are disposable... for me. Whatever it is, how powerful it is, how good looking it is, still disposable! !!!

20. trustory

Posts: 132; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

ugly bottom bezel

26. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

920 and 1020?

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