Sony finally has lifted the veil off its Xperia Z1 which was at the center of many a rumor story for months. The latest Sony smartphone is also among the new crop of devices that flaunts its photographic abilities more than anything else. However, that does not mean it is a laggard on other areas, equipped as it is with the latest Snapdragon 800 chip rated at 2.2 Ghz, which together with a 2 GB RAM ensure performance of the highest order. Staring at your face will be a 5 inch full HD Triluminos LCD that benefits from Sony’s own OptiContrast and X-Reality display technologies. The Z1 also includes 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable to up to 64 GB via micro SD cards.
Powering the device will be a 3000 mAh battery pack. Other features of the smartphone include Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and GLONASS. Other connectivity options the device comes with include LTE, Wi-Fi and NFC. Also, much like the other members of the Xperia family, the Z1 too is water and dust proof. The smartphone also benefits from the OmniBalance design theme that is a hallmark of all Xperia devices while the aluminum build makes for a sturdy build quality.
Saving the best for the last, the Xperia Z1 comes with a 20.7 mp camera at the rear. The camera benefits from G Lens along with other tech bits such as BIONZ mobile image processing engine, f2.0 aperture and so on. There is also several camera oriented apps on board to allow for the best image sharing and processing experience. Social Live is one that will allow the images to be shared on social networking sites such as Facebook with the least fuss. A nice feature of the Z1 is the Timeshift burst which enables 61 images to taken at one go with just one press of the shutter.
All in all a nice smartphone with some impressive internals. However, the company is yet to reveal the pricing which will be crucial to it becoming a success in the market.