Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) benchmark

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 phone is a powerhouse!), it has fallen right into our geeky hands, so we've seized the opportunity and put Sony's new Android flagship through its paces.

Curious about the Xperia Z1's performance when it comes to synthetic benchmarks? Sure, we've already posted some benchmarks results with this phone, but back then, the Z1 we used to execute the tests was running non-final software, so now we're kind of overwriting those numbers with the new ones. Hit the 'Play' button above to see how the retail Xperia Z1 is toasting them Quadrant, AnTuTu, GFXBench and Vellamo benchmarks!

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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. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This thing is truly a beast!!!

15. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Yes your right,, i had the Xperia Z on TMOB,, just recently got rid of and got the G2,, the phone is a beast,, i really wanted to wait on the Z1 Honami,, but Sonys bad marketing issues with phones always coming late in the US,, bothered me. G2 is out and on every carrier quickly and swiftly the Z1 may only be on TMOB again if your lucky ATT as well, but you may not see it on a US carrier until next year... SMH.. just like the Xperia Z on TMOB,, the phone came out in JAN....

28. Assa7inKing

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

WTH ? U R ON EVERy article TYPING the same sh*t !!! STOP IT ! U R ANNOYING.. n u r embarrassing yourself...

34. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

mind ur damn biz,, cuz its tru and pissing me off as a potential customer,, just like u,, so i can voice my damn opinions... ur annoying,,

38. Assa7inKing

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

If u r dissatisfied, that doesnt mean u have to SHOUT it on EVERY ARTICLE ! go to sony blog...EMBAR-ASS.....

2. Vireak unregistered

Any idea if they'll have a 'mini' version of the Z1?

4. Sauce unregistered

I'm lacking the knowledge of all the "mini" models of phones. Can someone briefly explain the difference and why these are around?

10. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Cause not everybody wants to have a 5" screen phone... specially if it has big bezels... which in turn makes the phone almost phablet size... I already got used to my "smallish" 4.3" Xperia Acro S... so for me I would love to have a BEAST like the Z1 in a smaller package similar to my current phone... Minis are a small option for big flagships, usually with tradeoff like a less resolution screen, less processing power and inferior camera... but rumors has it that the Z1 Mini (if it exist) it will probably have the same features of its bigger brother (except for screen and battery)

12. Vireak unregistered

I just want everything to be exactly the same but smaller. I'm looking to buy a new phone with similar size and design quality to the iphone 5s. I'm hoping someone here could suggest something.

16. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

HTC One. If design quality and iphone like size is what ur after.

19. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If you can wait for what Sony has to show... then I would say that you should wait for Z1 Mini... If not, then I would say the HTC One Mini is pretty good... (downside is RAM) Asus is also going to make a PadFone Mini, and if its similar to the Infinity it should be real close to the iPhone 5s design

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That's the thing, that is usually what the mini versions are. People just refuse to accept this because the big 1080 p beasts with S800, 3000 mah, and 3 gbs of ram exist. The 5s is dual core, 2gb of ram, 1570 mah, with a less than 720p screen. The current minis ARE dual cores, 1.5 - 2gb of ram, and 1900mah to 2100 mah, and 720 screens. The minis are already 5s level yet you smart people won't accept them because the 1080 p beasts exists. The only way the morons will accept a mini phone is if it wasn't a mini and a stand alone phone without a bigger version with better specs.

31. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

You are both correct and not correct in my opinion Correct that the Mini versions are already up to the iPhone 5S standard... (spec wise) But incorrect into assuming that people will not get the mini version because it has bigger one next to it... The Sony Xperia ZR was basically a Xperia Z Mini but marketed without that term... and it might not have had the same impact it would if it was called a "Mini" the "Mini" term is a Marketing strategy that leads people into thinking they got the Flagship phone only in a smaller package.... (and today this is slowly becoming true) but in reality when the Galaxy S3 Mini came out, many people got for this reason, and actually the Galaxy S2 was still more powerful.... So I actually agree with Vireak, in that newer "Mini" versions should resemblance more the flagship phones... except for the obvious components that wouldn't matter (screen 720p, and a relatively smaller battery).... everything else INCLUDING RAM, internal memory, processor, camera... I would love to be the same as bigger version

32. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Problem is that if you use a processor built for 3000 may battery, it would rape that 21000 or lower battery in an instance. Everything should scale down, not just screen and battery. That is just simple math.

33. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Not really.... the S800 with a 720p screen should be very power efficient... the screen is the battery hog most of the time... Also having more RAM should help the constant closure and reopening of apps which in turns drain battery.... And by scale down, I would trade a bit of thinness for battery of course.... 9mm instead of 7mm would be enough to keep a 2300~2500 mhA battery... Go and see battery test for Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z or ZL... same processor

39. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yes really, even you were right about a smaller battery being able to handle a beast processor, which you are not, you still can't have your mini version beating your flagship in benchmarks. That is suicide unlike you are stupid like HTC who actually did release a One S that outperformed the One X because they had the same internals.

40. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

not everyone cares about benchmark scores... actually almost no one if you see the whole global smartphone users, we "geeks" are a really small percentage...

42. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

True but they do care about real world performance and when the minis outperform the flagships but have way worse battery life, they are committing suicide basically.

43. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

ok dude... clearly we are posting our opinions here and nothing else... you have yours and I have mine... We'll see soon... It was already rumored that Sony's Z1 Mini version will be a true flagship in a smaller package... We will see later what the big players do then...

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Beasty benchmarks. But I want mini just like ZR with Z1 specs.

5. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

That's average nowadays just so you guys realize haha

7. Sauce unregistered

Hey now, why the comment!? The only Sony products I will EVER own are the PlayStation consoles, but this phone is very impressive !

6. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I told you :D

8. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

B E (A) S T phone

9. MAG33

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

liar... the film is a fake ... it is a commercial for sony

13. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Benchmark will always not be consistent.

11. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

My next phone? Sure, why not.

14. hamza888

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

My sony xperia z ultra scores 31613 on antutu benchmark.z ultra wins :-D

17. Piotrek007

Posts: 119; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Guys you are useless !! Your video is totally wrong !! Everything about Z1 is OK, yet results of G2 are small as F**K !! Where the hell you took those numbers from ??!! G2 is equally powerfull, sometimes more than Z1 !! Why do you lie in video ? =\ I don't like this video !!

18. nnjerzy

Posts: 126; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

i agree i have the g2 and it is a monster and has great features and a screen that i have never seen before, plus a amazing battery

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