Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer

Sony Xperia Z1 Preview Q&A: We answer
You guys have asked a ton of interesting questions regarding our Sony Xperia Z1 preview, and so we'll now try to return the favor and provide the answers you were looking for.

So, here we go!

Question by shy2papa

Answer: There is no official information confirming the existence of a 32 GB Xperia Z1 yet. The handset is expected to ship with 16 GB of internal storage only, with about 11 GB of those being accessible to the user. Thankfully, it features microSD card slot, allowing you to install external memory.

Question by HeWhoDoesNothing

Answer: It's a bit too early to tell, but hang in there, because we'll soon have the results from our custom battery test ready, and you'll be able to compare the Z1's battery life to those of other premium smartphones.

Question by Amir1

Answer: We can't necessarily rank the Z1's display, but it's certainly among the better ones. It's not at the same level as some other high-quality IPS LCD displays, such as those of the iPhone 5 and the HTC One, but it's among the better ones.

Question by saravanan083

Answer: While we can't say just yet, you should definitely stay tuned, because we'll soon have an in-depth comparison featuring the Xperia Z1 and the G2.

Question by SPIDERMAN4

Answer: Absolutely!

Question by xperiaDROID

Answer: The Xperia Z1 is, in a way, a better, faster and more refined Xperia Z, in almost every aspect. However, if you currently own the Z, we don't really think that upgrading to the Z1 would be worth it. There's not so much new stuff to warrant a new purchase.

Question by istitch

Answer: In our opinion, no, it's not too heavy. It definitely feels heavier than competitive smartphones, but it's far from tiring or anything like that. You can comfortably use it for whatever you wish, even for longer periods without pause.

Question by GamePlayer

Answer: The Triluminos screen is definitely a nice move forward for Sony's displays, but it can't rival the best IPS LCD screens out there, like the ones on the iPhone 5 and the HTC One.

Question byAliNSiddiqui

Answer: Sadly, the Xperia Z1 has a much weaker loudspeaker compared to the Note II and the iPhone 5. Direct sunlight visibility is also slightly worse than that of the LG G2 and iPhone 5, but almost insignificantly worse..

Question by jinx405

Answer: If you happen to have a pair of really nice earphones, audio quality with the Xperia Z1 will be great.

Question by Khanro

Answer: The resolution of pictures when using regular burst shots is 8 MP (3840 x 2160 pixels), no matter if you're shooting at regular or high speed.

Related phones

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)



1. Vireak unregistered

If it's true that the Z1's speakers are poorer than that of the Galaxy Note 2's, I'm leaning even more toward the iPhone 5S. I'm using the Note 2 right now.

2. HeWhoDoesNothing

Posts: 158; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

No.... NOT THE 5S!!! *Face filled with horror*

3. Vireak unregistered

LOLZ! I do enjoy using an Android. I've never used Apple products because I used to think that they were kind of on the expensive side. Now we have some Android models that are priced relatively similar to that of the iPhone 5s. From what I've seen and read, it seems that the 5S is the best of the iPhones. So, I'm thinking now might be the time to try it and see what it's all about.

4. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

I may get either the HTC One or the iPhone 5S. Disappointing to hear that the Xperia Z's speakers are quieter than the Note II's, I almost exclusively use the speakers for watching videos

6. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

put your man pants back on and quit looking @ shiny objects. if u wana get one to show off ur status or something hollow like that, then by all means go ahead. but like ALL shiny objects, theyre HOLLOW on the inside. Ahhhhh Temptation......

19. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Either G Note 3 for me, or if Verizon decides to get the Nexus 5 :3

5. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

So much for all that hype xP

7. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Satisfied with all the answers. I'll be getting it, thank you :)

8. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Most of us have seen the review from GSMarena and they have stated that it under delivers. But they do have a pre-production device.

9. ashdch99

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

got my z1 yesterday, and so far it looks quite good, better than what the reviewers have been saying about it..... a good z1 review is also posted on GSMarena, with battery tests, if people want to check out more info on this device....

18. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

How about the speakers ! is it really that bad ? :(

20. tobimen

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

is it realy better than the gs4 or iphone 5s or even htc one from the information about z1 specification ?

10. Yes-Sir

Posts: 58; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

ExperiaDroid "Limited"

11. kisanagi

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

how about quality sound on xperia z1 ? i really curious about this one

12. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Should be better than the Xperia Z and ZL but could not compare to the HTC One.

13. kisanagi

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 20, 2013

then how about z1 vs s4 ?

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

Question by SPIDERMAN4: "CAN IT PLAY 4K VIDEO?" Answer: Absolutely! I don't think this is true. The Z1 may be able to record video at 4K, but it can't possibly play a video at 4K without a 4K resolution screen. Maybe, it's just semantics, but I felt as if it needed to be stated.

15. XiphiasGladius

Posts: 813; Member since: Aug 21, 2011

It absolutely can, I saw a youtube vid where they play a 4k video both on the note3 and z1. The z1 played it without any problem but as for the note3 it lag as hell (slowmo like).

16. g2a5b0e unregistered

Sure, it might have been a 4K video, but you can't display it at 4K without a 4K screen. It's a 4K video being displayed at a lower resolution. Not the same.

17. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

Does it support LTE bands from AT&T?

21. tobimen

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 30, 2013

how much it will cost ?

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