Sony Xperia Z1 : Specifications, Verdict, Pro's and Con's

Sony's Xperia Z1, unveiled at IFA 2017 is it's new flagship smartphone. Becoming the first smartphone to come with Android Oreo 8.0 in the box, the phone features 3-D scanning camera.

Known for its build quality, this time Sony has produced an unbelievably smart smartphone with some unique features. But the question is, will Sony acquire its top 5 mobile manufacturers as before with such new smartphones?

Let's take a look on the specifications -



SOFTWARE
Operating SystemAndroid OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
DISPLAY
Resolution1080x1920 pixels
Display TypeIPS LCD
Size (in inches)5.2
Pixel Density401 pixels per inch (ppi)
Touchscreen typeCapacitive
Color Reproduction16M Colors
CAMERA
Primary19 MP
Front8 MP
VideoYes (4K)
STORAGE
Internal64GB
RAM4GB
ExpandableMicroSD, 256GB
BATTERY
TypeLi-Ion Non-removable
Capacity2700 mAh
Quick ChargeYes
CONNECTIVITY
Bluetoothv4.2
Wi-FiYes with hotspot
3GYes
USBType C
2GYes
4GYes
SIM ConfigurationDual SIM
GPSYes
NFC ChipsetYes
InfraredYes
WiredType C
PROCESSOR
VariantSnapdragon 835
No of Cores8
Frequency4x 2.45 GHz, 4x 1.9 GHz
MakeQualcomm
GPU710 MHz Qualcomm Adreno 540
SENSORS
ProximityYes
AccelerometerYes
GyroscopeYes
Ambient LightYes
FingerprintYes(not in US)
SOUND
LoudspeakerYes
HeadphonesYes

PROS
CONS
  • Motion Eye camera
  • 4K video recording
  • Pretty HDR screen
  • 3-D scanning 
  • Powerful processor with super flagship qualities
  • IP68 water and dust resistant

  • Average battery life
  • Bulky
  • Camera not as good as rivals
  • Bit expensive

My Verdict

Though the phone looks sturdy, with amazing features including some unique ones, the price doesn't seems reliable. Featuring latest snapdragon 835 coupled with 4 gigs of ram, the phone works smoothly. With Sony's Motion Eye Camera System, Sony says it is almost 5 times faster then other cameras. This time Sony added 3-D scanning system too and it not surprising that the camera works really well(though not good as compared to rivals). Phone has been rated IP68 for water and dust resistance, which is good .It comes with pre-loaded Android Oreo 8.0, it may seem quite cool, but seeing at what we are getting in such a price makes it somehow not worthy of wow appreciation. The 2700 mAh is also not very pleasing, seeing at what others are offering at this price, it may not be a good choice for battery conscious.
The phone is overall a good buy, especially to one who are looking for smartphones with amazing build quality.


Zitebb Score - 7.5





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