Sony is one smartphone maker who knows how to make Android that doesn’t look and feel like Samsung but better and Xperia Z1 is a true example of that . The Japanese electronic major hit the jackpot by putting all its strengths in Xperia Z last year and it became a hit and Z1 is continuing the same legacy.
Sony has kept all charm, good looks and rough and tough features of Xperia Z and improved upon the camera, software and hardware in new Xperia Z1. Is it worth an upgrade? The answer for that question lies in the in-depth review of this Android that stands out in the crowd.
Look and Feel:
The Xperia Z1 has 5 inch Triluminous display with the resolution of 1920X1080 pixels that looks richer with the Bravia technology. Unlike the plastic Samsung models Xperia Z1 is made with good aluminum that is surrounded by two slab of tampered glass. The device is quite a looker just like the original Xperia Z and is a little bigger than its predecessor.
Hardware and Software:
The Sony flagship model packs top notch processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 that also powers Galaxy S4 and other high end smartphone. This quad core power machine is cloaked at 2.2 GHz which is coupled with 2 GB RAM. Xperia Z1 comes with 16 GB internal memory and sport a micro SD card that can support up to 64 memory.
On the software end this high end Sony smartphone runs on Android 4.2.2 but you can upgrade the software to latest Android 4.4 KitKat which is available for the device now.
Inside the Camera:
The biggest selling point of the Xperia Z1 is its 20.7 camera which performs as well the compact size cameras sold by the electronic major. Sony has been able to put a good camera hardware in the sleek design on Xperia Z and that what make it one of the best camera smartphone.
Although, Xperia Z1 does not compare to Nokia Lumia 1020 which has 41 megapixels camera, almost double of what Z1 offers we can’t forget that Lumia 1020 is not an Android. If you are a Windows person than Nokia 1020 is a better bet when it comes to camera but then you are going to miss the fun Android has to offer. The Xperia Z1 comes with 8x zoom and 2 MP front camera that records videos of 1080p and dozens of photo features like pulsed LED flash, self-timer and more.
The Bottom Line:
Powerful processor, latest Android and the best camera around in Android models, Sony’s Xperia Z1 packs a lot in its new flagship model. It comes with powerful speakers and 3D surround sound and radio support for music lovers. Overall if you are looking for an Android with good camera you don’t have to look anywhere else.