Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) round-up: release date, 20.7MP camera, 5-inch Triluminos display and Snapdragon 800
posted by Chris P. / Aug 30, 2013, 9:48 AM
NOTE: This post will be continuously updated as more information becomes available, so do check back every now and then. Last update: 4/9/2013
You'll have to pardon this slight, for we're repeating ourselves: the Sony Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) has set the web on fire in a spectacular manner these last few weeks. With announcement day drawing ever closer, hype is reaching some dangerously high levels. This has meant that a kind of informational overload has been created, so even the geekier among you have started to feel a little fuzzy around the edges.
Luckily for you, there's no need to panic, for we're about to break it all down for you into easily digestible bits. A part of those are, strictly speaking, rumored/speculated information, but we nevertheless expect Sony's event on September 4 at IFA 2013 to announce a device with features largely identical to the ones below.
- 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)
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10th photo perfect impressive Sample image with f2.0 just few days and BooM this thing will rock haters gonna hate
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 9:57 AM 17
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No mention of battery anywhere. I hope it is not less than 3000mah.
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 10:02 AM 2
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#bestofSony = bezels The Z1 could have been more compact. The ZU might get away with it because it's almost a tablet.
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 10:14 AM 9
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The bezel size is to make room for the sealing components required to make it water-resistant. You want a tiny bezel? Get the ZL or wait for Sony to release a non-water-resistant variation. I am more concerned with ergonomics. The Xperia Z had a sharp edge which cut into my hands. Hopefully Honami will be smoother.
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 12:52 PM 6
Maybe you can try to design bezelles 5” waterproof phone with 1/2.3” camera sensor, 3000 mAh, stereo speakers. last time i check the other 5” waterproof phone (S4 Active) is Taller, wider, thicker, and heavier than Xperia Z. But S4 Active has smaller camera sensor, smaller battery, and smaller speaker than Z1.
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 12:57 PM 7
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The S4 Active is only slightly larger in every aspect. Less than 1-2mm. The smaller camera sensor takes better photos, and it has a larger 2600mAh battery..not to mention the louder speakers versus xperiaz's puny speakers .....read the specs before you post
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 11:00 PM 2
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I will definitely buy this! There just simply isn't any chance for any other companies!
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 10:18 AM 9
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Lol, the galaxy note 3 will mess this in terms of sales. Now whether that will be a better device than Sony honami is a different thing.
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 10:37 AM 2
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If only Sony went for a true A15 by Tegra4, instead of S800! I would've love to buy this! ™
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 7:59 PM 0
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Those are some big bezels right there. This phone is too boxy for me. It looks like a brick.
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 10:19 AM 7
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Any Samsung paid guys here to troll about bezels?
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 11:54 AM 3
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Loads of them. Some of them are playing around here, and some of them are still hiding in the cave. Wait until September 4th, and you will see all Samsung paid shills come out and whine about bezels. Be careful, those paid shills are easily butthurt. You may receive a warning if you fire back at them.
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 12:31 PM 7
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sony needs to come up with new design this sh*t is getting boring all sony phones looks like brick
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 10:38 AM 7
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ok... give me a break first! aftet display and camera issues with XZ, now new episodes has come.... bezel. people are never satisfied and that's human nature but technology made by human, right? so just be grateful for the tech that's available out there, the only thing you need to do is choose which one do you think it suits for you, it so easy...
posted on Aug 30, 2013, 10:39 AM 8
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