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

0. phoneArena posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:04

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...

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posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:30

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.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:36 4

2. GeekMovement (unregistered)

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

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 17:57 1

3. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)

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

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 18:15 7

4. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 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...

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 18:20

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.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 21:22

9. sharks (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Feb 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.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 20:15

7. Ofentse (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Sep 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

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 22:50

13. cellabonez (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)

you are looking in the wrong crystal ball

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 04:46

12. jos_031 (Posts: 62; Member since: 12 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 19:43 1

6. Satnamreg (Posts: 29; Member since: 23 Aug 2013)

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

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 22:38

10. buccob (Posts: 2714; Member since: 19 Jun 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...

posted on 09 Feb 2014, 22:15

15. MicleArs (Posts: 1; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)

z1 teardown video: youtube.com/watch?v=SvJKVxfKqFc

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 20:18 2

8. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 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.

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 03:15

11. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)

I think most phones uses the same

posted on 15 Sep 2013, 22:52

14. cellabonez (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Sep 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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