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Sony Xperia Z1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1280 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The design and screen also get good opinions, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. There are some critical reviews about the features.

camera, screen, design, portability, usability

features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 328 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, screen, camera, portability, value for money

reliability, features

83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Magnetic Charging Dock for Sony Xperia Z1 - BlackSony Xperia Z1 SIM-Free Smartphone (Purple)Sony Xperia Z1 Screen Protector Case / Guard / Film / Cover 10-in-1 Pack

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

screen, camera, usability, responsiveness, reliability

features, value for money

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Z1 C6903 Unlocked International Vesion LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 -Black No WarrantySony Xperia Z1 Desktop Charger by eHazeSony Xperia Z1 Leather Case / Cover (Handmade Genuine Leather) - L39h - Vertical Pouch Type (NO Belt Clip) (Black) by Pdair

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Review Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone

 

Freshly polished. Sony presents their updated Xperia Z with the latest hardware and a Full HD screen. The Japanese company's new family member has much more to offer than just a processor update, so we took a closer look for you. Read on to discover...

First class performance; IP certification; LTE Cat. 4 with broad frequency coverage; Good battery life; Great camera; Exceptionally bright display

that has bad viewing angle stability and a high black value; Battery permanently affixed; Bloatware preinstalled

Among others, the competition includes: the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Active, HTC One, HTC Butterfly, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 925 and 1020.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Review

 

Smartphone cameras have been improving in their ability to capture just the right moment you're looking for over the past couple of years, with Nokia making the biggest leap in offering a smartphone with a high resolution 41MP camera. The […]

With that said, the Xperia Z1 does have a nice 20.7MP camera with some interesting applications available that can possibly help make the device worth your time and money. If you need an Android device with a large megapixel camera and powerful specs,...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Review

 

Sony might be a household name when it comes televisions and audio products but in the smartphone segment, they are only just getting their foot in the door. They did have their fair share of success in their first solo outing (after ditching Ericsson)...

While you should really take these number with a pinch of salt, it’s safe to say that the Z1 packs in one of the most powerful chipsets out there and is ready for even the most demanding games. However, with great power comes heating issues and the Z1...

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Sony Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile)

 

Sony's Xperia Z1s is a powerful waterproof smartphone with long battery life, but its display and camera could be better.

Waterproof design; Powerful performance; Excellent battery life; PlayStation 4 app preloaded; Innovative camera apps

Display looks washed out; Underwhelming camera; Speakers can be grating

The Xperia Z1s is a smartphone that can take a dip without calling it quits. We also like the fast performance and excellent battery life, as well as the fun camera apps and PlayStation app. Unfortunately, the Z1s' narrow viewing angles and lackluster...

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Sony Xperia Z1s (T-Mobile)

 

Sony brings some welcome innovation to Android camera phones with the Xperia Z1s, a potent, waterproof model that nonetheless falls just short of greatness.

Fast. Sleek styling. Waterproof. Extra-large battery. Fun camera apps

Poor call quality. Display isn't particularly vivid. A bit large and heavy. Uneven camera performance

Sony is ratcheting up the camera phone wars with the Android-powered Xperia Z1s ($528 direct). Available exclusively on T-Mobile, the Xperia Z1s is a waterproof smartphone with a 5-inch 1080p display, just like its predecessor, the Xperia Z. The Z1s...

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Sony Xperia Z1 S ( T-Mobile)

 

At least in the US, Sony has yet to create a blockbuster smartphone on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Google Nexus 5 . With the Xperia Z1S, its latest flagship handset, the company makes a brave attempt at a smoother sail in American waters, but a...

The Sony Xperia Z1S has a striking, waterproof design, a fast processor, and a feature-packed camera that takes quality pictures.

The Xperia Z1S' screen pales in comparison with other flagship smartphones' displays. The handset’s glass chassis feels slippery and collects prints and smudges easily.

The Xperia Z1S is the most impressive smartphone Sony has ever sold on any carrier, but an inferior screen makes Samsung's Galaxy handsets better deals.

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Sony Xperia Z1 review: a high-spec cameraphone without the hump

 

It's time to set the record straight: the original Xperia Z, launched back in February, was a decent phone. A solid phone. It was as if Sony had suddenly

An excellent all-rounder ; Waterproof and dustproof ; Attractive design, well-built ; Powerful camera in a skinny frame

Lack of image stabilization hurts video and low-light stills ; 1080p display has bad viewing angles

The Z1 ticks all the main boxes for a cutting-edge Android flagship, with superb 20-megapixel stills being an added bonus. However, if you're looking for the very best cameraphone on the market, this isn't it.

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Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

 

One of the hot tickets at this year's IFA, the Sony Xperia Z is about to get the attention it deserves at ours. The smartphone left us feeling extremely positive the last time we met and we are hoping for more of the same.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Review

 

Sony introduced its Xperia Z flagship in the beginning of the year, and while the smartphone had a lot going for it, it was still somewhat rough around the edges. It had fancy front and back panels made of glass, but boring, rubbery sides; the screen...

Good-looking and high-quality exterior ; Amazing camera ; Great performance ; Waterproof

Bulky, compared to other phones with 5” displays ; Mediocre loudspeaker

With the Xperia Z1, Sony has finally become truly competitive. The Japanese company has been experiencing great difficulties during the last few years, but after a relatively lengthy transition, it's finally caught up with the big players of the...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.2 JellyBean
Operator:3 / A1 TELEKOM / EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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