I assume there was was no mention of a Z1 mini? It seems to have sunk without trace from all IFA discussions! So those waiting for a high spec 'mini' device are still waiting. Z1 looks very nice but it's undeniably large and heavy.
the chef, 04 Sep 2013Sony has so many problems in xperia z,has sony corrects their display problem yet.the display ... moreNo wonder Samsung displays with samoled looked so washed out with lack of colour, contrast and brightness after a few months usage, my xperia S stills looks bright and colourful after almost 2 years... U Samdung trolls have no clue what its like to hold something of quality let alone have had the experience of viewing or listening to quality on all electronics...Welcome to Sony's world cos that's what they produce, quality with innovation and the trend setters....welcome back Sony can't wait to upgrade to this beast
The external lens are pointless as not one will carry them around all the time. If you are going to carry the lens, you might as well buy a dedicated camera with optical zoom.
No OIS and Xenon, which are critical components to a good camera.
Despite the early hype with Xenon flash, large sensor, it has failed to deliver. This is a poor execution for a 'camera phone'. The Nokia 1020 delivers a much better camera package in a much more compact size!
I own a Xperia Z and i really amused with the #bestofSony but now its even going to be better, this would be a great device, Sony is really good!
1.The large 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor captures more light from your scene to create ultra-high definition images.
2.Sony’s award-winning G Lens has a 27mm wide angle lens with bright F2.0, allowing the lens to capture more light in dark conditions.
3.Sony’s intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image processor engine to enhanced detail reproduction.
4.ISO 6400 sensitivity enables incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail.
5.SteadyShot™ compensates for movements, making panning smoother and the image more stable even in Full HD 1080 video.
6.HDR(High Dynamic Range) for photos and videos captures natural colours in any light.
7.Camera apps : Social Live, Info-eye™, Timeshift-burst, AR Effect
8.5” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display with X-Reality for mobile picture engine comes with a 1920 x 1080 progressive scan, and a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch.
9.OptiContrast™ panel makes for less reflection and clearer viewing – even in bright sunlight, as well as creating a seamlessly black surface when the phone is turned off.
10.Crafted in Alumunium metal for frame and Durable tempered glass for both front and back.
11.IP (Ingress Protection) 55/58 rating certified (Waterproof and Dust Resistant)
12.Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with the updated Adreno 330 GPU (graphics processing unit) include 2gb RAM and micro sd slot up to 64gb.
13.HD voice™ to eliminates background noise and improve voice clarity.
14.Significantly improve 4x battery life with Battery STAMINA Mode.
15.Playstation™ mobile Certified.
16.PlayMemories Online* to collect all photos and videos from our camera phone in one place so we can carry every picture and videos without storing them all in phone memory.
17. Supporting devices like Smart Magnetic Charging Dock DK31, Smartwatch 2, USB Headset, etc.
What else did I expect? This will definitely be my next android phone.
All of you haters, please show some respect. This is one of technology development. Every brands will try their best to improve their technology.
Wow it's gonna be so cool....!! Sony xperia Z1 with Q10, great combination...
FC1032, 05 Sep 2013Well done sony, so far this phone looks beast. But does the camera have OIS?No OIS, no Xenon or mechanical shutter. But it seems to be a very good camera.
Big_Dikh, 05 Sep 2013Lol.. True... Samsung Fanboys really insecure over this beast.. Sony rocks..when samsung haters increase their hate, means that Sony is doing the right thing to catch their attention and envy
oh yeah, thats what i call badass! phone of the year. fixed battery and sd comparing with z is very welcome. any news on video codecs updates?
None replaceable battery!?!?!
Deary me - why don't they learn?
"Fan boys" ...
My first phone was in 97, it impressed me because not only could i make phone calls it had a loud speaker! An alcatel something tiny b and w screen then i bought a whole load of phones erricson, nokia 3110, 6210 finally got the snake game lol
But i've only been loyal with a company if they're doing things right soon as nokia got greedy i switched to sony k608i then later back to Nokia when they improved there game and stuck with them right until the e71 N85 ....And they started going backwards removing the GPU of newer devices ...
Sony and Samsung are rival companies sure... but why do we have to be? Use the device you like most, point is we are both using Android!!!!
(Do you see see samsung android users bashing samsung windows related threads?)
We're on the same side we use the same apps be an xperia z or a galaxy 2. So why fight? If auser likes thier screen that's all that matters .. i dislike the Z and galaxy s4 active due to lack of OLED so i'm happy on my sg3 but next upgrade may certainly be Sony if they offer better.... so what?