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Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1
alaScore 93

2409 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2009 reviews of Sony Xperia Z1. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability.

size, performance, portability, design, screen

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia Z1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 445 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the camera and screen. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the GPS navigation and reception are different, and there are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, portability, performance, screen, camera

reliability, connectivity

82% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia Z1


alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the screen and design. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, usability, design, screen

88% of the reviews on 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

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Redaktion (

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Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (

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.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Perez (

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,...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: ZDNet (

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1s review: 20 megapixel camera phone in a waterproof wrapper


Summary: The Sony Xperia Z1s is one of the first official US wireless carrier smartphones for Sony in recent times and it has some great features. It's unfortunate that a maker of excellent TVs can't seem to get mobile displays right.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: SlashGear (

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review


There’s little to dislike about the Sony Xperia Z1S. If you enjoyed everything about the Xperia Z, this device is simply a boost in all the right places. This device feels as high-end as a smartphone of this size has felt in our hands, and everything...

Jan, 2014

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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...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (

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...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (

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.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (

Xperia Z1 review: Sony's return to the megapixel wars


Over the past 18 months, CEO Kaz Hirai has been on a mission to unify the sprawling empire entrusted to him into a more cohesive and focused One Sony. On the mobile front, that's resulted in Cyber-shot cameras and Bravia-branded displays appearing in...

The prettiest waterproof phone around ; Has the sensor of a point-and-shoot camera ; Snappy performance

Display is a clear step behind the competition ; Ergonomics leave room for improvement ; Software is not as up to date as the hardware

Is this the next great Android cameraphone?

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Sharif Sakr (

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.

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8974


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


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


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

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

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


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


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8974