Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: Any questions about the Z1?

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: Any questions about the Z1?
Our Sony Xperia Z1 preview is already posted, and most of you have probably read through it already. As we've stated in the preview, the Xperia Z1 is a promising smartphone with cool design and capabilities, although not necessarily groundbreaking.

We've tried to touch on most of its aspects, but we're sure there are still many things that you would like to know about, that haven't found a place in the preview. So, do you have any questions about the Z1? Go ahead, now's the perfect time to ask! Keep in mind that what we have is a pre-release unit of the Xperia Z1, so we may not be able to answer some questions, but in most cases, we should be able to help.

Post your questions as comments right here, and stay tuned for the follow-up post with our answers!

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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)



2. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Is the speaker of the Z1 better than the Z and ZL? Also PA, you might wanna change the default home screen wallpaper because many people will think that the display is horrible. It is actually the wallpaper that made it look look like it. What was Sony thinking?

5. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Yes! Please post a pic with a different, colorful wallpaper! :)

3. suiadan87

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

1. Battery performance. 2. Camera performance and comparison (both still and video.) 3. Besides all the improvements of the display I would like to know how good the outside visibility is and how the black levels are. That's the only things I want to know more on before I decide which device to get.

44. suiadan87

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Oh, and is there any confirmed news on a Android 4.3 release window for this phone? There's a couple features from it that I would appreciate. And I completely agree with the whole background- change it to something else. I've seen several others and they look incredible on the display.

4. n4n0Br4in

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Is the Xperia Z1 had S-Master amp chip?

18. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

No sadly. On the Xperia blog that's one of the things a lot of hard core SONY fans wish "they could change" about the phone.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

How does the Z1 feel in the hand in terms of size, in comparison to the LG G2, HTC One, Galaxy S4, and Xperia Z? Hows the battery life and camera? How good/easy/quick are Sony's camera attachments?

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2389; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Do you think this phone or those like it have the ability to catch on with consumers?

8. lee480 unregistered

Can you post photos of the phone with the red autumn leave themes? And can you comment on the firmware version? The latest version ends with .523 btw.

10. lee480 unregistered

And one final thing. Can you take a nightshot with the handheld twilight scene mode?

9. qwerty_keypad

Posts: 4; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

My question would be for (1) battery life, (2) dimension (3) triluminos display in-depth review (4) sound or audio quality and last please the CAMERA/VIDEO quality -in depth please,.,,

11. Nviere

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

How is the LOW LIGHT performance in E.G. restaurants, clubs etc.

12. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

Is there going to be a 32gb version or it only comes with 16gb?

43. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

Doesn't really matter, it has SDCard compatibility

78. jdot104

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

It matters to me for things you can't store on an SD card like Google Play Music.

13. Nviere

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Oh and please compare lowlight op Iphone 5s and xperia z1 as soon as they are availabe

14. wicpromd

Posts: 266; Member since: Aug 20, 2013

need to see the low light photography with HAND HELD TWILIGHT MODE with latest firmware

15. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

1. do you have the latest firmware? 2. is your unit similar to the retail unit? 3. are you willing to do a drop test? 4. how long does the battery last? 5. can you do samples of HHT or hand-held twilight mode. 6. THIS IS RATHER unusual. why are you doing this? you don't do this when you do other reviews? what's so special that you're giving the z1 some special treatment?

16. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Wait. The G2 answers haven't been posted yet right?

17. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

Is the battery life better than the G2's?

19. souni

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

What is battery life if usage is mainly web browsing, messaging and social media (not video watching)? How fast will gps usage drain battery?

20. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

can you give me one for free?

21. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

I believe Sony Xperia Z1 is having the best mobile camera in it. So, I'm more looking for following queries. Sony Xperia Z1 : Questions/Queries 1. How is the overall battery life considering heavy use of browsing, optimum WiFi & Data use ?? 2. How fast the battery can charge (considering the Qualcomm Quickcharge 2.0) ?? 3. Does this phone has Sony's exclusive Clear Bass, xLoud and Clear Audio technologies ?? 4. How is the User Interface ?? is it light (like pure Android) or heavy (with extra tech goodies) ??

22. Amir1 unregistered

where would you put the Z1 display quality overall? best? second best? third best? etc. after what devices?

23. ghassangs7

Posts: 9; Member since: Aug 13, 2013

What's the new in Media apps like Walkman and Album And Movies?

35. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I tihnk it's the same as the Z Ultra. Also available in Z, ZL and ZR.

24. saravanan083

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

i love this beast but i want suggestion z1 or lg g2 (i love lg g2 more than this except the lack of memory card slot )

76. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

LG G2 is really good but lack of SD card totally turns me off too


Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 13, 2011


52. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

not yet, maybe with a future update

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