Wednesday, September 4, 2013

IFA 2013 - Sony Xperia Z1

Stylish yet powerful , the new Xperia Z1 (aka Honami) is Sony's latest  flagship smartphone to join the Xperia Z series of smartphones and tablets ,
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)
which makes it only a few millimeters larger than the Xperia Z it replaces .The new Xperia Z1 features a 5" "TRILUMINOS Display" with 1920x1080 resolution and now features higher color
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 .
Under the dust and water resistant unibody we find a allmighty Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2 GHz, and this obviously means that the Z1 "Honami" will surely win some benchmark drag-races and destroy any evidence of visible shuttering , The Qualcomm chipset also means that ,the device will
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 

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