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...
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79 Comments

59. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Wrong, yes it can play 4K, and was compared to the note 3 which it was lagging behind, while this performed perfectly

62. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Any links? for what I understand, the chip is very capable, also the camera and everything else... but Sony did not implemented yet... http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_z1-review-983p6.php "Video recording done in 1080p The Sony Xperia Z1 is capable of capturing 1080p video at 30fps and that's about it. With the inclusion of the powerful Snapdragon 800 SoC we would've liked to see 1080p video recording at 60 fps or even 4K but we guess that's just too much to ask from Sony at this point."

64. katuss

Posts: 11; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

that's about video recording, he asked about playing a 4K video

68. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Oh right... sorry about the confusion then.

26. jinx405

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

What is audio quality like via good earphones? Thanks!

27. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'm currently using the Xperia Z, should I upgrade to the Xperia Z1 or wait for next year's Xperia Z2?

28. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

can you post pic from low light shots w/o led flash? but still waiting for your final unit for review...

29. rahool360

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

do you know why xperia z1 is not overclocked to 2.3ghz like Samsung note 3? Is that the reason why it doesn't support 4k support(4k is not much needed though 2.2ghz puzzles me). I suspect if it is underclocked in gpu too..i got this doubt once i saw xiaomi specs sheet where they mentioned about the ghz on gpu and proc... can it be overclocked with help of firmware update? Just curious since I am looking to upgrade to sony xperia z1 and don't want to have an underclocked device

33. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

I believe I heard that there are two versions of the S800, one clocked at 2.3ghz and another one that is less costly and is clocked at 2.2ghz. Which is what I believe they used in the Xperia Z Ultra.

60. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Well while it cant record it, at least can play it there is a video on youtube playing 4K on the Z1 as well as note 3, and the Z1 is smooth, and note 3 lags, probably because of how heavy the UI is on the note 3

30. drdrdrshshsh

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

When is the release date in middle east?

31. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Is there a "shatterproof sheet" (glorified screen protector that comes on the phone) on the display this time around? I know they did it with the Z and Z Ultra and I've heard they have a tendency to scratch.

37. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

It does have it. The shatter proof sheet isn't really a screen protector that protects the screen from scratches. The sheet is to prevent the glass from shattering when the phone is drop face on. So just put a screen protector over it and it should be fine.

32. softfurryanus

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Also, any word on US carrier availability?

67. nyteryder79

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

It's exclusive to T-Mobile last I heard.

34. slavytodorov

Posts: 48; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Is its camera really that good?

36. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Why the designs of Z1 is bigger than Z? Is this because of higher waterproofing certification? Is the camera picture quality of Z1 really better than Z?

61. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

I heard is because of the bigger battery

38. istitch

Posts: 181; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

The Z1 is significantly heavier than it's competitors on paper, but is it a burden to hold for web browsing?

39. Sam_K

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 03, 2011

Why are the top and bottom bezels so big?

40. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Why this phone is so huge?

41. goprochyo

Posts: 8; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

1. how about screen viewing angle and sunlight visibality campare to the galaxy note 3 ? which one is great disply? 2. how about video stabilization campare to nokia lumia 1020 or lg g2 (OIS) 3. why the all sony xperia device disply has white claudi display not clear like other device (nokia lumia,galaxy s,htc one,iphone) ??

42. Selim

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

i want some example about the speaker performance , is it loud or not , clear sound or not , cuz am gonna buy that phone and its important so much for me.

45. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Does Walkman Player shows lyrics like in iPod? I'm changing from iPhone 4s to this phone. All my Audio files have ID3 embedded lyrics and I wish not connect internet everytime I want to read lyrics (Like Ttpod or MusicXmatch).

46. papss unregistered

What kind of pricing is Sony going for with this phone? Are they going to do the typical out of this world pricing or are they going to be closer to the G2 price wise?

47. DLanor1107

Posts: 31; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

Overall, is it worth upgrading from Z? coz i currently have XZ... thanks

48. iDroid8

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 16, 2012

This seems like a good initiative by PA, going by the response to the G2 Q&A. Just if you could launch some forum or section where we can post our questions about any thing or topic, rather than one specific thing.Even if the guys at PA can't answer all those queries, we can have them answered by other users, who may have knowledge about the thing. Just a suggestion. :)

49. in_core

Posts: 80; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Xperia Z1 being a 5" phone is very wide 74mm. S4, ZL and other 5" phones are under 70mm. How does that affect the usability of the phone? That is supposed to make it tougher to hold in one hand to carry and also to use.

50. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I have one question..... When in the flying F#$% is this thing going to be available in the US and for how much? I'm sick of seeing the iPhone everywhere in PA's website....

51. Khanro

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

On the Z and the ZL there was a regular burst mode that would shoot low, mid, and high quality photos in different resolutions. My question is whats the resolution of the regular burst (not time shift) on the Z1

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