Sony Xperia Z1 drop test: physical survival, emotional ruin (video)

Sony Xperia Z1 drop test: physical survival, emotional ruin (video)
Glass and metal, meet concrete! That seems to be the moral of the story from this Sony Xperia Z1 drop test, as the flagship handset sports a glass front and back, with metal rim around the sides.

Dropped from about 5 feet (1.5 meters), the premium materials of the handset barely registered a scratch, even when the Xperia Z1 landed flat on its screen, which with most phones results in glass shards under your skin if you try to operate it it afterwards. 

That all-important operation part, however, the Z1 didn't get right, as the screen lit up, but wasn't showing anything of substance after the three drops it consumed.

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Xperia Z1

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  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Display 5.0 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh


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