Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) hands-on

Finally, the Honami! Or maybe we're supposed to call it the Xperia Z1 now... Anyways, this phone has made so many appearances in our news section during the last few months that we've gotten used to calling it the Honami. But all leaks and rumors should be put to rest now, as the Japanese company has officially introduced its new flagship smartphone...
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85 Comments

77. TMach unregistered

Having now held it in my mitts and compared it to the Xperia Z, I will say this, feels premium, gorgeous screen, rapid and generally looks and feels quality.....but I will pass as it feels, does not necessarily look, bigger than the Xperia Z! Will wait for the mini version or get something else as this, for my tastes, bigger and not particularly pocket friendly....;-( ! Ignore the bezel comments, when you see the phone in the metal, you hardly notice them!

81. TMach unregistered

Waiting for news of the Nexus 5, if it has memory card slot (not holding my breathe), Google can take my money now! If not then may very well use my upgrade to get the LG G2 even though it is limited to 32gb!

15. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

I really hate those bezels.. but i love its Camera ;(( LG g2 and Sony z1 already defeated s4 when it comes to camera.. samsung must focus now on camera, new UI look and design 3.0 to maintain their reign because Sony LG Moto and HTC are playing VERY WELLLL!!!!

16. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

To Phonearena: don't let Ray. S review this phone. Thanks.

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

To PhoneArena: Please let Johnnnnnnn V. review this phone. Thanks.

78. TMach unregistered

Absolutely agree! Dear PhoneArena - please, please, please, DO NOT let Ray S review this phone!!

17. Zakriya

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 05, 2013

Please tell us something about handling.You missed this part which is important in my opinion. Anyway Awesome Device And Fantastic Design And Features :)

18. theruleslawyer

Posts: 108; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

I really hope a US carrier picks this up.

19. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

Nokia fans now dont cry check this Methodology and test assessments have claimed Xperia Z1 takes better photos as compared to lumia 1020,iphone 5 ,htc one,lumia 925 and galaxy s4 this is the official proof which was done.and claimed www.sonymobile.com/global-en/legal/testresults/xperia-z1/#camera-overall

23. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yeah, you're quoting something from SONY'S WEBSITE. Of COURSE they're going to say their own is the best. I'm sure it'll beat the One and S4 and 5, but not the 1020.

39. AnukulVcool unregistered

what is "nokia" hahahaa

79. TMach unregistered

Sorry, what is a 1020?......lol

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Good job Sony, this phone is superb! But I have a question, should I get this or wait for the Z2? The Xperia Z1 is a good cameraphone, I like it, but somebody said that the Z2 will be announced in next year February.

40. AnukulVcool unregistered

its common with sony, there are two flagships each year!

45. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

they are forced to release 2 flagships every year because of docomo's policy. they sell well with docomo so they have to please that giant japanese telco. the s4 was dropped by docomo because they said they wanted a new flagship.

41. Avenger337

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 14, 2013

This is how to do high-end smartphones, excelling in every aspect. Indeed, a moment of silence for the deceased Nokia and windows phone.

44. ghassangs7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

Good bye my XPERIA S look at your big brother..... he is fantastic!

47. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2350; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Not really impressed, ill take the ultraZ, anyday over this...imo

49. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

does anyone know if the Z1 comes with any new features? specs upgrades are great but what did they do to improve the user experience?

50. TMach unregistered

Go look at the sample picture from the unfinished product on GSMA, it is awesome. Can't wait to see what the final version will do. Love the UI which is close to stock android. MOst of the bloatware on my S4 is turned off as it is just that...BLOAT, and of absolutely zero use. Upgrade due end of this month and trying to decide what to do.....Z1 (only negative for me is the size, not bezels), iP5s (not a fan and Apple lost me after 4s in truth or LG G2 (build quality, plastic and support (lack of) is a worry)!

52. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I hope this AR Mode is coming to the ZU.

53. GeekMovement unregistered

Please come to the US market and to Sprint.

57. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

fcuk man this phone in killing me ! my wallet just shed a tear of joy :P

58. xperias

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Huge bezel like grannys underwear..such a turn off!

69. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

XD Lol

80. TMach unregistered

Hmmm...what exactly were you doing with granny's underwear......weird!

59. lazure

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Frankly phone in terms of design and performance is very strong which is similar Tamam phone ultra z but Sony made ​​a mistake when you do not provide phone recording 4k as a science specifications note 3 was leaked before the show did not take advantage of these points were based on specifications which is similar to the ultra z and Samsung superior upon specifications ram and 4k provided and new features in order and I see the Sony screen is not that clear when he worked compared with another phone

60. lazure

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Frankly phone in terms of design and performance is very strong which is similar Tamam phone ultra z but Sony made ​​a mistake when you do not provide phone recording 4k as a science specifications note 3 was leaked before the show did not take advantage of these points were based on specifications which is similar to the ultra z and Samsung superior upon specifications ram and 4k provided and new features in order and I see the Sony screen is not that clear when he worked compared with another phone

61. cameogt

Posts: 88; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

the bezel. its ugly.

64. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i dont get what is sony's obsession with huge bezels

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