The new Z1 , with its all new display , new camera sensor and a new engine has managed to keep everything slim at 8.5mm ,and the overall dimensions of the unibody device measure in at (144x74x8.5 mm)
saturation and reproduction and it now has greater viewing angles compared to its predecessor.
Although the display is a sure treat , the main highlight of this device is its camera .The Sony 1/2.3 type Exmor RS 20.7 megapixel G sensor which is said to be the first of its kind on a smartphone , the camera features a 27mm wide angle
lens with a f 2.0 aperture and it offers 8x lossless zoom , HDR video ,Sony's augmented reality technology dubbed as "SmartAR" . The camera also has the ability to capture 61 frames in 2 seconds thanks to Sony BIONZ image processor which also happens to control the 2 megapixel 1080p
front facing camera .
support 4G LTE (Bands 1-5 ,7,8 and 20 ) and all HSPA+ bands as well . the system is complemented by 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable upto 64GB using Micro/SD cards.Other features include NFC,ANT+ for sport fittness devices ,AGPS/Glonass and IR Blaster which are all handled by
Android 4.2 and Sony's latest version of the Timescape overlay which has some neat features such as a improved stamina mode to improve battery life on the already large 3000 mAh built in battery. The Sony Xperia Z1 will be available in black,white and purple variants , the Xperia Z1 will be available for sale this month *
(* we will update pricing options ASAP , )
Written by Rakitha Peiris for MashDroid magazine , you will be able to download the PDF issue on Saturday ,the 7th of September , read some more articles from IFA , by clicking the IFA 2013 tag below
Photo credits - Sony