Spyshots of the Sony Xperia Z1 show screen in action

Spyshots of the Sony Xperia Z1 show screen in action
Here we are, just the rest of Monday and all of Tuesday remaining until the introduction of what is expected to be called the Sony Xperia Z1. This is Sony's new Android flagship model and also kicks off Sony's new line of camera-centric smartphones called "One-Sony"  With a 20.7MP sensor, Sony G Lens and an f/1/2.3 inch sensor, the Xperia Z1 is another phone in what is becoming an increasingly large sector of handsets with an imposing rear-facing snapper.

One of our loyal readers managed to obtain some pictures of the Xperia Z1, which he took after having the opportunity of playing with it. In his own words, he tells us that the screen is "punchy" like the Sony Xperia Z Ultra and that 20.7MP camera is better than the rear shooters on the Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Our source also says that even with the handset running an early version of the firmware, it runs better than the average phone. Lastly, while our tipster says that the Sony Xperia Z1 doesn't look good in press shots, in person it is a different matter.
The countdown to Wednesday continues.

Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

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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. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

Oh yeah!

24. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh yes!

25. philansel7

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Holy cow ! in the first two picture the bezels are so huge :( in some previous image the bezels were ok et now wow ! but will definitely buy the Z1 :)

30. AndroidGyan

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 22, 2013

100 % FAKE PIC it is. XZ1 or Honami will have variants C6943, C6906, C6903. and C6902 . ( already certified by PTCRB ) How come in above pic we see C6930 ? It seems XZ with any of available leaked XZ1 mods.

2. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013


3. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

But will it be on Verizon?

13. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Most likely NOT. :-( Sony gives a free carrier exclusive. And VZW isn't on their list for the free carrier exclusive.

20. AnukulVcool unregistered

at&t is friends with sony

5. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

damn it only one day to go. i want too see THE FULL THING no more leaks please

11. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I want this to be in stores ASAP. Can't wait to get my hands on one.

14. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I'm almost not interested in the official presentation. This thing is so extensively leaked that there will be no surprises whatsoever. I am waiting for the first reviews to see if it will live up to the hype.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012


23. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

who cares bout hype these days

6. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"One-Sony" ????? I say "All-In-One-Sony" cant wait......

7. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Camera better than Galaxy S4 Zoom? that is quite a statement I really hope this phone gets the reception it deserves

8. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

4.2.2?? Why are they so lazy? 4.3 is already out since a long time.

10. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

I prefer a smooth 4.2.2 rather than a buggy 4.3 and start complaining about bugs later on.

27. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

i agree too but note 3 is coming with 4.3 i guess on that basis my question is. even i want bug free version but sony softwares are buggy updates are very late telling on the exp of xperia s

12. TMach unregistered

I think you might find that apart from the Nexus/Google Play Edition lines, there aren't any phones out there with 4.3! Sony is working on 4.3 for the Xperia Z and I would rather they get it right than release a sub optimal software update!

15. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

can you name 5 phones running on 4.3 version?? only nexus models have it.

17. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

Not talking about old devices. Devices which are coming out now should be shipping in the latest generation of Android. I should atleast expect this much.

18. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

I prefer a flawless 4.2.2 device instead of a buggy 4.3 one.

28. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Yes, new phones should be running 4.3 BUT everyone knows that 4.3 is half-baked. If the GNote III runs with 4.3 then Samsung just wants their customers to be happy. I dont know how they will sqash those 4.3 bugs.

9. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

4.2.2 version ?? i think next update will be in 6 month or next year :P

22. yudi.nemesis unregistered

I'm sure Sony will disappoint you because now they have become much better about the updates, and they have updated Xperia Z / ZL /Tablet Z to 4.2 less than 6 months.

16. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

any comment about audio quality?? i think the huge speaker of this monster can produce a great sound.

21. ReaperChief

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

If they add Miracast capabilities and a IR Blaster, it will be insteresting.. I will be able to use it with my Samsung AllShare Cast Dongle..

29. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Miracast is in Xperia phones since the Z.

26. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Then when Phone Arena will remove the "f" on the size of the sensor which is "1/2.3"? WTF

31. nedywest71

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 02, 2013

If it comes with FREE watch bundle in UKs EE, TMO it will be DEFINITELY my next phone, otherwise may wait for the MINI version :))) But in one I am sure of :))))) It will be big GOODBYE to Motorola ! Can not accept the Moto argument about workability over the specs. In my opinion if it will be a Flagship model (as MOTO X) DO IT TOP SPECS HARDWARE AND TOP SPECS SOFTWARE (at the time of release and NOT at the time of announcement) FIRST, or DO NOT ADVERTISE it as something groundbreaking/game changing, etc.) and after that release as many Low specs devices as you want for the rest of the folks.

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