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Sony Xperia Z1 / C6903/ C6906

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Overall 9
9.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Review: In Depth

Recombu
5 December 2013
  • Excerpt: What didn't we like about the Sony Xperia Z after using it for a few months? Its terrible battery life, mediocre camera and its washed out screen. Aside from that, it was a perfectly good flagship. What's new in the Sony Xperia Z1? A bigger battery, a better camera and a new screen technology - things are looking up.
  • Pros: Waterproof and dust resistant, Excellent camera experience, Stable and powerful
  • Cons: Disappointing screen, Top layer of screen scratches easily, Low loud speaker volume
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 1
0.8
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0.8
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0.9

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

mobilesyrup.com
27 October 2013
  • Excerpt: If there’s been one constant in the Android OEM community over the past two years, it’s Sony’s seeming inability to keep up with the competition. Though the last two years have seen the company continue to be one of the only to debut new mobile hardware at CES, each time — the Xperia S and
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Overall 9
8.8

Sony Xperia Z1 review: the king of waterproof phones

pocketnow.com
9 October 2013
  • Conclusion: We definitely recommend the Sony Xperia Z1. It is a very powerful device, and, Sony’s best phone yet. Needless to say the Z1 is part of the elite group of top Android phones, alongside the Samsung Galaxy S 4 , Note 3 , HTC One , LG G2 , and the others. It is, however, the only phone among the top ones to have IP ratings which allow submersion under 1.5 meters of freshwater, while also being dust resistant at the same time.
  • Pros: excellent build quality and materials,  super snappy performance and powerhouse specs,  fluid user experience,  waterproof and dust resistant build,  microSD card for expansion,  good battery life
  • Cons:  large phone,  large bezels,  still not perfect screen viewing angles (though improved over past models),  poor camera software (especially manual mode),  camera produces a lot of noise
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Overall 9
8.8

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

Engadget
24 September 2013
  • Summary: If we were being cynical, we'd say that the Xperia Z1 risks falling into the same trap as its predecessor. Sony has thrown everything it has into the new 20-megapixel camera module, and yet it hasn't managed to beat Nokia's flagship Windows Phone. The evidence is clear: the Z1 shoots noisier stills than the Lumia 1020 and its video recordings suffer immensely from the lack of optical image stabilization.
  • Pros: An excellent all-rounder, Waterproof and dustproof, Attractive design, well-built, Powerful camera in a skinny frame
  • Cons: Lack of image stabilization hurts video and low-light stills, 1080p display has bad viewing angles
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Overall 9
9.2

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Phone Arena
20 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Battery life View all
  • Pros: Good-looking and high-quality exterior, Amazing camera, Great performance, Waterproof
  • Cons: Bulky, compared to other phones with 5” displays, Mediocre loudspeaker
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Overall 10
10

Sony Xperia Z1

What Hi-Fi?
31 October 2013
  • Summary: Sony fans will love it – this speedy slab of Xperia glass is an impressive smartphone
  • Pros: Superb sound, Sophisticated screen, Great battery life, Waterproof and dustproof
  • Cons: Narrow viewing angles, Not very ergonomic in the hand, Camera not best in class
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 10
10
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 8
8.0

A solid smartphone: Sony Xperia Z1 reviewed

Gadget Guy
22 October 2013
  • Summary: You have to feel for the people who bought the Sony Xperia Z earlier in the year, only to realise recently that this model was coming out to take its place. There are similarities between the models, but in many ways, the Z1 is the phone the Z should have been.
  • Pros: Solid build quality, Supports Cat4 LTE, Excellent sound quality, Highly water resistant, Small apps can be made from widgets
  • Cons: Battery only lasts a day, 20 megapixel camera defaults to 8 megapixels, and doesn't offer much functionality when you're shooting at 20, Screen washes out slightly at angles, Gets mighty toasty in use, No infrared port, and can't be used as a remote control replacement
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
1 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Sony topped our smartphone chart with its flagship Xperia Z smartphone and now it's back with a new and supposedly improved model. Read our Sony Xperia Z1 review to find out if it's a worthy replacement. Updated on 25/09/13 .
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Overall 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 10
10
Looks 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
9.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

Mobile Choice UK
24 September 2013
  • Conclusion: Sony’s Xperia Z1 smartphone is the kind of premium device we’d expect from the Japanese giant. Most of the Xperia Z’s quirks have been worked out, for a brilliant all-round experience.
  • Pros: Crisp HD screen; Feature-packed camera; Excellent connectivity and accessories; Decent battery life
  • Cons: Screen could be brighter
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Overall 10
10

Sony Xperia Z1 review

Stuff.tv
23 August 2013
  • Summary: Sony’s second flagship of 2013 – third if you count the Z Ultra gigantophone – is waterproof to 1.5m, making it ideal for a trip to the beach or a soak in the tub. Of course its predecessor, the Xperia Z , was similarly waterproof (although to just 1m), so what else is new? It’s less harsh in the hand, for a start, with curved corners and smooth lines replacing the odd dust-welcoming trench.
  • Pros: One of the quickest Android phones on the planet, Good battery life, Waterproofing
  • Cons: Narrow viewing angles, Camera could be better, Still not especially ergonomic
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