Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) round-up: release date, 20.7MP camera, 5-inch Triluminos display and Snapdragon 800

Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) round-up: release date, 20.7MP camera, 5-inch Triluminos display and Snapdragon 800
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.

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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)

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82 Comments

1. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

10th photo perfect impressive Sample image with f2.0 just few days and BooM this thing will rock haters gonna hate

7. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

This will rock indeed, hence the haters were quick enough to post here.

55. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This Xperia Z1 is coming in my home 100%.

62. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Putting putting a snapdragon 800 on a 720p phone will make it the fastest device in the world :D Xperia Z1 mini will be faster than the original Z1

2. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

No mention of battery anywhere. I hope it is not less than 3000mah.

50. Assa7inKing

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

EVERYWHERE its mentioned 3000mah... DUDE.

3. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

#bestofSony = bezels The Z1 could have been more compact. The ZU might get away with it because it's almost a tablet.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't understand that what's wrong with bezels bigger than 0,0001 mm? It looks absolutely stunning and is still easily compact enough. And it's very thin even though it has a 20 mpx camera!

21. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Well then this is not for you buddy "if you dont have a Xperia Z1, well you dont have a Xperia Z1"

35. Fluxman

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

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.

36. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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.

57. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

49. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

For many people Sony's bezel is frustrating. Samsung and LG and iPad mini does a good job in that.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I will definitely buy this! There just simply isn't any chance for any other companies!

8. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

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.

13. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

They aren't in the same category, one is a phone, the other is a phablet. But both of them will be real good.

53. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

If only Sony went for a true A15 by Tegra4, instead of S800! I would've love to buy this! ™

54. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Again troll, I'm telling u make your own phone u better like it.

5. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Those are some big bezels right there. This phone is too boxy for me. It looks like a brick.

23. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

Wwohhh.... you can insult it as alot of things but not to brick. Many including myself thinks it as one of the best device available.

26. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Any Samsung paid guys here to troll about bezels?

32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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.

67. tahnik

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 17, 2011

Complains with screen is over,Here comes the bezel now...:/

9. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

sony needs to come up with new design this sh*t is getting boring all sony phones looks like brick

12. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually Sony is one of the few with exotic designs... though they experiment that on the midrange line, not flagships

14. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It has not been a year since the Z-designed phones were made. No one who owns these phones would have a problem with the design.

40. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

Yes because Samsung and Apple always have different design. Right ?

10. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

i love this phone.september 4th come on

11. Rexperia

Posts: 136; Member since: Sep 28, 2012

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...

16. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

It is the haters who would try their best finding holes of Sony's flagship.

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