Watch Sony livestream its Xperia Z1 IFA 2013 press conference here

Watch Sony livestream its Xperia Z1 IFA 2013 press conference here
Sony is expected to finally unveil its Xperia Z1 aka Honami today, and the phone is expected to bring a lot of experimental thinking with two lenses that you can pair with the smartphone and either snap onto it, or use separately and use the smartphone as a camera remote control.

Sony has already started teasing the Xperia Z1 and its waterproof capabilities with swimsuit models and the device is definitely expected to make a splash. The Z1 is also said to feature a 20-megapixel camera on board with a high-quality Sony G lens.

Good news is that you can watch Sony’s full IFA 2013 press conference live. The live stream starts in just a couple of hours, bookmark the link right below and open it then. For those of you who cannot watch it live, we have a liveblog that will keep you posted. Stay tuned.


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54 Comments

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Sony Xperia Z1 should be really awesome device, but I don't like that (according to leaks) Sony Xperia Z1 is even bigger than Sony Xperia Z. Would be nice to see 5 inch display in more compact body. For example as Samsung did with Galaxy S4, Galaxy S4 has 5 inch display while Galaxy S3 has 4.8 inch display but Galaxy S4 still has a smaller body compared to Galaxy S3. :(

3. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

How could u make it compact like s4? S4 is not waterproof, has a smaller battery, has a smaller camera sensor. How could u expect Z1 to be compact like that?

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"S4 is not waterproof..." Her is a tip for you, waterproof means that it should be hermetic and hermetic not necessary means that it should be bulky. "...has a smaller battery..." Talking about the battery Samsung Galaxy S4 has 2600 mAh battery while Sony Xperia Z has 2330 mAh battery and Samsung Galaxy S4 is still smaller than Sony Xperia Z. "...has a smaller camera sensor." 1) I don't think that you know Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z1 actual camera sensors dimensions so please don't make such statements like a: "...has a smaller camera sensor." 2) And even if Sony Xperia Z1 has bigger camera sensor, it mostly affects phone thickness not width or length, but Sony Xperia Z1 is longer and wider compared to Sony Xperia Z.

18. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Of course s4 is still smaller than z its not water resistance DUH!

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Read my comment #8 again.

23. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

S4 active is water resistant as well.

33. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

And Its Bigger n Bulkier than the Z1 :)

43. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

If it's smaller and less bulky, then good for Sony. Problem is that S4 Active(water resistance) is a niche device. If Sony wishes to sell their device to more than small number of people, they need to make it even more compact(less bezel) and less bulky(edges are too sharp).

54. Obie-Wan

Posts: 113; Member since: May 24, 2012

My bad,i didn't check it before. Well, i think the Z1 is not a 'niche' device, i believe it would still be appealing for a wide type of consumer. The superior camera, glass & metal build n design. It screams premium n luxury, something that its competitors havent got on their rugged devices. Sure for some ppl it would be a 'deal breaker', but generaly the Z1 still had a lot of other aspec to be considered n desired. I for one would take this anyday if i were to choose between L1020, S4 Zoom, G2 or the upcoming N5. Sorry for my bad english :)

44. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 2013

"And Its Bigger n Bulkier than the Z1," is wrong. Z1 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5mm S4 Active 139.7 x 71.3 x 9.1 mm

50. xtian1103

Posts: 364; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

s4 active is a rushed answer to xperia z. ask at&t customer service.

53. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Right.. because provider customer service ALWAYS knows what's going on.. /sarcasm

5. Kurai unregistered

sony can make a phone with tiny bezels. for example the xperia zl which is not water proof like your samsung. .

10. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...like your samsung." Why my Smasung? I even don't use Samsung smartphone. Her is a tip for you, waterproof means that it should be hermetic and hermetic not necessary means that it should be bulky. ;)

48. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Because you are a Samsung Fanboys and its obvious

49. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Seems that you are new in PhoneArena.com if you say so.

11. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Why do people always have to bitch about something?

12. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Maybe because there is something to bitch about?

46. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Evreytime he said a feature he waited for a clap.......none...says a lot....did they offer it on all major carriers?

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Xperia Z1 with swimsuit models + 20-megapixel camera with high-quality Sony G lens = Sony FTW :)

28. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Live streaming(6 mins to go) ->http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Uka06EW0BQ

39. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is only retranslation, here is the official link:http://community.sony.co.uk/t5/IFA/ct-p/ifa_en

29. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Yes but without Xenon flash which is the least for a camera centric phone. I am impatient to see the first shots with this camera in night and moving subjects (like in a party)... This will be a critical point for me or I will stick to my current phone because I have a DSLR so no need to have the best daylight phone in market and my current phone takes also, already decent picks in daylight.

4. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

with Nokia gone, apple being boring, ... if Z1 fails, I'm going for SIII on sale.

6. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

this > samsungs lame announcement of a terrible watch and boring reiteration of the Note. Although we do realize this is a G2 with maybe a less better screen and on par camera with a slightly nicer UI right? I don't think the UI is enough to make me ignore the G2 sorry Sony.

7. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Waiting for this to start too help kill the time for the note 3 event lol...interesting to see the z1 and hopefully the mini too.

9. papss unregistered

Main point for me is price.. Sony has a history of over charging but we shall see.. I'm pretty excited to see if they are just blowing smoke with the z1 camera or if its really that good. I can't imagine it besting the 1020 on the camera department but if they pull it off then I may jump.. God I hate android OS so it really would have to be astounding.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Sony has a history of over charging but we shall see..." I agree with you Sony like to put high price on theyr electronics, but talking about the smartphones in most part of Europe, Sony's flagship smartphones has similar price to the other manufacturers flagships such like a Smasung, HTC, LG or Nokia. Of course apart Apple.

13. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

If Sony announces AT&T exclusivity in the US, the iPhone and the Galaxy whatever will suffer greatly in sales and popularity.

42. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

1 carrier vs. 4. Where's the logic behind that again?

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