Sony Xperia Z1 is taken apart, reveals same back cover design as its predecessor

Sony Xperia Z1 is taken apart, reveals same back cover design as its predecessor
A teardown of the Sony Xperia Z1 revealed that the back cover of the device is the same as the one found on the Sony Xperia Z. The newer model is slightly better protected from water and dust than the Xperia Z is. The Sony Xperia Z1 is the first of a camera-centric line called "One Sony," and as such it sports a 20.7MP Sony G lens.

Unless you are a whiz with tools, we don't suggest that you attempt this. Think about that bicycle you tried to assemble for your kid's birthday and the leftover screws that you didn't know what to do with. Not only will your warranty be voided, the odds are that you will be left with a bricked phone.

If you like to see these handsets taken apart, the safe way is to sit back with your smartphone safely tucked away in your pocket and your eyes firmly glued to the slideshow below.

source: cnBeta (translated) via GSMArena

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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)



1. HansGoneInsane unregistered

I really like Sony and the design of their devices. If they only did not ship with Android....Give them WP or iOS and I would be in.

2. GeekMovement unregistered

Not iOS for sure. That's what's keeping me from getting an iPhone. But a Sony WP would be interesting..

3. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Unfortunately Sony is at war with Microsoft in the game console market.

4. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Yeah but that does not prevent them for making notebooks with Windows 8... Completely different things... And I love my Sony Xperia with Android... I wouldn't be happy with a different OS right now... But I would also love the option to have stock Android on an Xperia Nexus...

5. HansGoneInsane unregistered

Sure they offer notebooks with Windows 8 because there is no feasible alternative to Windows. Of course I don't want Sony to move away from Android. I wish they would just offer WP 8 as another alternative.

9. sharks

Posts: 236; Member since: Feb 16, 2013

It's a good thing. We don't need any more WP crap. MS doesn't care about other manufacturers anyway, now that it has bought Nokia.

7. Ofentse

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

I think in the future, maybe late next year or 2015 they may consider WP especially if it grows the way it does today

13. cellabonez

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

you are looking in the wrong crystal ball

12. jos_031

Posts: 62; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

only reason i am getting sony besides its quality. is android

6. Satnamreg

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 23, 2013

I would much rather see the crash or drop tests than parts of the phone.

10. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

agree.. I am surprise with the lack of drop test "versus" that include a Sony Xperia compared to an iPhone or Samsung... I know first handed that the shatterproof layer many people complain (not so scratchproof) is incredibly useful in a drop test...

15. MicleArs

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 09, 2014

z1 teardown video:

8. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Hmm I think I'm more shocked to see a Samsung chip inside the phone rather than its comparison to the Z. I though Sony made the whole product including the all the intricate stuff inside. I guess not. That upsets me a little bit, but the phone is still a beast. Also rumors of the Z2 has me on my toes.

11. TheM16

Posts: 80; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

I think most phones uses the same

14. cellabonez

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

they dont make memory chips remember. samsung is a leading manufacturer in those parts . so i ont think this is a time to say that

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