Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone was launched in September 2013. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Sony Xperia Z1 is powered by a 2.2GHz one-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM. The Sony Xperia Z1 runs Android 4.2 and is powered by a 3000mAh non-removable battery.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia Z1 on the rear packs 20.7-megapixel camera. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
Sony Xperia Z1 based on Android 4.2 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Sony Xperia Z1 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card. The Sony Xperia Z1 measures 144.40 x 73.90 x 8.50mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 169.00 grams. It was launched in Black, White, and Purple colours.
Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia Z1 include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.
The Sony Xperia Z3 competes with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and LG G3. We like the phone’s design, which is a welcome change from what Sony stuck to through its last three generations. Despite its size, this phone is easy to hold and its weight is manageable. The specifications are of course top-end. We particularly appreciated the great battery life and excellent camera performance in low light. The Xperia Z3 is also resistant to dust and water. The software is bloated and the camera app especially has too much going on, but overall we really like what Sony has produced.