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Sony Xperia Z1 / C6902  / C6903/ C6906
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Sony Xperia Z1 / C6902 / C6903/ C6906

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Overall 8
7.7
Performance 8
7.5
Sound 6
6.0
Battery performance 10
9.6
Display 9
8.7
Weight 9
9.3
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 8
8.4
Connectivity 7
7.3
Keyboard 8
7.5
Temperature 8
8.4
Camera 9
8.5

Review Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Smartphone

Notebookcheck
14 February 2014
  • Summary: Turning big into small. Already the name makes its obvious: The Z1 Compact is the handier version of Sony's Xperia Z1 flagship. These "Mini" editions are presently quite common, but the Z1 is an exception because most of the hardware is the same as used in the larger version.
  • Pros: High performance, Bright screen, Outstanding battery runtime, Temperature development, Picture quality, IP certification, The 4.3-inch screen is exceptionally bright, has a low black level, and consequently an above-average high contrast - great job, Sony.
  • Cons: Purchase price, Scratch sensitive back, Speaker quality, The purchase price is still a bit steep. Larger models are available for a bit less money, and the powerful Nexus 5 is, for example, considerably more affordable.
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Overall 9
8.8

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

mobilesyrup.com
5 November 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…
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 7
7.4
Battery performance 10
9.6
Display 8
8.0
Weight 10
10
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 5
5.4
Connectivity 5
4.7
Keyboard 6
5.8
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone

Notebookcheck
22 October 2013
  • Summary: 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 how Sony freshened up their smartphone...
  • Pros: First class performance, IP certification, LTE Cat. 4 with broad frequency coverage, Good battery life, Great camera, Exceptionally bright display..., The high-quality materials and very good manufacturing are unrivaled. Also, the IP certification is a real boon.
  • Cons: ...that has bad viewing angle stability and a high black value, Battery permanently affixed, Bloatware preinstalled, Sony could have kept the docking station in the packaging, since the covering over the USB port doesn't need to be constantly removed when the station is connected.
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Overall 9
9.2

Expert Review

Phone Arena
20 September 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 wireless industry.
  • 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 9
9.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Review: In Depth

Recombu
17 September 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?
  • 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 10
10

Sony Xperia Z1 review

Stuff.tv
23 January 2014
  • Summary: It’s not a massive upgrade over the original Z, but Sony fans will still find a lot to love about this waterproof slab of glass
  • 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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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

Sony Xperia Z1 review

wired.co.uk
19 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony Xperia Z1 makes a few improvements to what was already a cracking smartphone. The screen looks great, the processor is the most powerful we've yet seen and the camera is very fine indeed. It's not cheap, but it's waterproof, looks great and it's extremely fast.
  • Pros: Terrific screen, powerful processor, fine camera, waterproof, dust resistant
  • Cons: A bit bulky, not cheap, battery life not great
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Overall 9
9.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 9
9.0
Performance 10
10

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

3g
15 September 2013
  • Summary: This is the sort of premium handset we’d expect from the Japanese tech giant. They have ironed out most of the quirks of the Xperia Z to offer a real all-rounder of a device.
  • Pros: Sharp HD screen; Feature-packed snapper; great connectivity and accessories; Good battery life.
  • Cons: Display could be brighter.
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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 - Sony’s latest beautiful five-inch flagship rocks an HD screen, 20-megapixel camera and so much more...

Mobile Choice UK
10 September 2013
  • Pros: Crisp HD screen; Feature-packed camera; Excellent connectivity and accessories; Decent battery life
  • Cons: Screen could be brighter
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