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...
This is a discussion for a news article. To read the whole news, click here

79 Comments

53. Bradleybones

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

2 questions. How is the voice activation for hands free operation? Do we have any clues as to which carriers will have it and when?

54. ananya22

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

Here's a smart question! The battery life rated by sony for Xperia z1 video playback is upto 6.6hours. so considering the up to i think the battery life would be 6hrs or less for video playback. how have they managed such poor battery life even with such a huge battery? HTC one runs 10hrs with a 1080p screen with a much much much smaller 2300 mah unit. i think all this triluminous tech and xreality engine eat too much battery life. also it indicates that the screen eats too much battery. so for every other task than standby- i.e. involving screen on the battery shouldnt last long. sony screwed up i believe. also look at the note 3! it has a much larger screen, almost the same battery capacity and it runs over twice as long than xperia z1 in video playback.

55. GamePlayer

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

Is the triluminos screen anything unique, or any better than the competetion?

56. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I dont ask questions to a bias journalist.

57. BattalBoy

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Does it come with the already applied Sony screen protector? If so does this affect how the screen looks or feels?

58. FilthyJ24

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 06, 2013

When can I get the mini?

63. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

1. How does the speaker compare to the Note II (my current phone) and iPhone 5 in terms of loudness (and not quality). 2. How does the display fare under DIRECT sunlight compared to LG G2 and iPhone 5?

65. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

How well it fits in a jeans pocket.

66. drdrdrshshsh

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

When it will be released?

69. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Can you do a drop test? The other Z phones did very well in them.

70. technspecs

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

How is the battery life on the z1? Is the stamina mode comperable to the power saver settings on the samsung devices? Lastly, z1 or note 3? I currently own the note 2 and I love it, but im a Sony fan boy. Any advice?

71. sulre

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

1. Picture quality? 2. Does Z1 have Hand Held twilight mode? 3. Speaker quality? 4. Battery life? 5. Is it true that Sony uses up to 4 kind of different screen panels? Can u find some more detail about it?

72. Infinite.m.c

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

Should i get this phone or just wait for the rumored z2

73. piggybomb

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

does it have the same touchscreen feature as the xperia Z ultra?

74. nooraldeen

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

does the glass on the back and front panel breaks when falls on the ground ? when its going to be available ?

75. piggybomb

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

this isnt related to the z1 but can you guys use the xperia z ultra as your daily phone for a few weeks and write a review about whether it can be used as a regular smartphone

77. jvilar

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

two questions about some flaws in the Z: - is the micro usb connector the same as in the Z? It was very weak and lots of people complaint it breakes easily. - is there any improvement in the sealing? there were a lot of complaints about Zs broken due to water inside (not covered by the warranty). Thanks

79. debjit

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

i read a review xperia z1 gets more heated than the other phones while playing certain games.has any one any idea about that?

* Some comments have been hidden, because they don't meet the discussions rules.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.