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Sony Xperia Z1 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White
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- Smartphone with razor-sharp 13 cm/5" Full HD Triluminos display, 20.7 MP camera, 2GB RAM, 2.3Ghz quad-core processor
- 12.7cm (5") Full HD Triluminos display
- Built-in 20.7MP Exmor RS camera
- Water-resistant, dust-proof casing
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Sony Xperia Z1
Best of Sony for the Best of You
The same quality and performance as our compact digital cameras. The same screen technology as our high–end BRAVIA® TVs. A masterpiece crafted into the most elegant package ever. And that's just scratching the surface. Because with Xperia Z1, we've created a smartphone that truly encompasses the very best of everything. The world's most compact ultra high–resolution camera in a smartphone*, it combines a large 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Sony's award–winning G Lens and intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile processing engine. The result? The same quality and performance as in a real compact digital camera, allowing you to take pictures like never before with a smartphone — in any light, weather, fast–moving and zoom-friendly environments. And there's more. Use Xperia Z1 to enjoy a range of smart applications and social sharing, for a camera that goes far beyond image–making as you know it. The unique design is slim, sleek yet waterproof** and dust resistant, for a stunner of a smartphone that can go anywhere. The icing on the cake? A superior 5” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with X–Reality™ for mobile, creating rich colours and razor sharp image quality, always. So say hi to a smartphone like never before. To an experience like never before. To the best of Sony, for the best of you.
** In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia Z1 is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 58.
The world's best camera in a waterproof smartphone*
Sharper. Clearer. Brighter. Thats what Sony's industry leading compact digital cameras give you. And now with Xperia Z1, we have created a groundbreaking smartphone built with the very same components, giving you the most stellar picture and video quality possible. By combining the large 1/2.3”; 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Sony's award-winning G Lens, and intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine, the results are nothing less than amazing. The light-sensitive 27 mm wide angle lens with bright F2.0, allowing the lens to capture more light in dark conditions. The large high sensitivity sensor is made exclusively for Xperia Z1 and is equivalent to the sensor size used in Sony's Cyber-shot™ digital still cameras, which together with the intelligent noise reduction capabilities of the image processing engine and the sensitive ISO 6400 enables incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. The high pixel resolution, aspherical lens and BIONZ™ for mobile super resolution technology enables zoom without quality loss — just like an optical zoom, while the high shutter speed prevents any risk of blurry footage. Images are delivered with super sharpness, clarity and brightness — always.
*The Z1 features a bespoke camera combining the world's largest image sensor (1/2.3 inches) with the highest resolution (20.7MP) in a waterproof smartphone. It also includes the brightest lens (F2.0) available in a slim (8.5mm) waterproof (IP55/IP58) smartphone. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX service as of 5th of August 2013.
Social live — broadcast your precious moments live
Your best friend's wedding. Your son's first steps. Or your husband's cooking skills. With Social live, you can broadcast every precious moment as it happens live via Facebook. Get your friend's response right on the screen and keep the conversation going, all in real-time. So go ahead and let Xperia Z1 erase the distance and bring together the people that matter to you most.
Info–eye™ — an innovative way to gain information
What meat should you eat with that bottle of red? What is that book all about? And how tall is the Eiffel Tower? Photograph the object and Info–eye™ will instantly give you all the relevant information you need. An innovative way to search information on all the things that interests you — right through your camera viewfinder.
Timeshift burst always get the best picture
You no longer have to worry about Dad accidentally blinking at the wrong moment, or spend hours taking that perfect Hadoken picture. With Xperia Z1, you get a camera so intelligent that it captures 61 frames over 2 seconds — starting 1 second before you press the shutter. So scroll back and forth to find the perfect image.
AR effect — give your shots a funny angle
By switching your camera to AR effect, fun animations will instantly appear, allowing you to create pictures with a playful touch. Choose between themes ranging from dinosaurs to ocean–life. The best part? These themes are fully customizable, so if you do not want too many fish in the ocean, then just remove a few of them.
Built with the latest Sony BRAVIA® technologies optimized for mobile, Xperia Z1 incorporates a large high-resolution 5” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile, for a wider palette of rich, natural colours — just like having a broader range of colour pencils to draw from. With Sony's exclusive X–Reality™ for mobile picture engine, everything you watch — from HD movies to web videos and photos — is analysed and selectively processed to deliver clean, clear, and lifelike pictures. In addition, the Intelligent Super Resolution technology finds and reproduces lacking pixels, so you'll always be able to enjoy the sharpest videos, preventing your entertainment from being spoiled by low resolution videos. The display comes with a 1920 x 1080 progressive scan, for incredibly crisp pictures free of jagged edges. Paired with a pixel density of 441 pixels per inch, you get pictures that are razor sharp and incredibly bright.
Smart, sleek and waterproof*
Building upon the rich history of Sony's craftsmanship, Xperia Z1 has been carefully crafted using only clean lines and premium materials. With OmniBalance design, this smartphone offers balance and symmetry in all directions, creating a smartphone that feels wonderful to hold in every angle. Both the front and back are made of durable tempered glass, reflecting the world around you while allowing you to get so immersed in content that the hardware virtually disappears. The innovative solid one-piece aluminium frame is designed without breaks, creating a completely seamless expression. Paired with the Magnetic Charging Dock DK31, charging is made smooth and comfortable, with no need to open a USB cap. And due to its IP55/IP58 rating, this slim and sleek smartphone is both waterproof and dust resistant. In fact, even the headphone jack is waterproof. For a smartphone that is just as breathtaking as it is tough.
*In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia Z1 is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 58. More on www.sonymobile.com/xperia-z1-waterproof.
The largest range of one–touch devices available
How many times have you spent hours setting up connections between various devices in your living room? Sony's broad experience in consumer electronics offers you a whole new level of one-touch experiences. Now, with the largest range of NFC–enabled devices to choose between, you can enjoy a selection of 62 premium and innovative Sony accessories that vary from wireless headsets to BRAVIA® TVs. All of them work seamlessly together, giving you a quick and easy way to connect all your devices with just one touch. See photos or videos from your smartphone on your TV. Or play music through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones. No fiddling with cables or buttons or settings. Just pure entertainment — just so easy.
Blazing fast performance
Performance that never lets you down. Isn't that what we're all craving for? With Xperia Z1, that's exactly what you get. This smartphone supports super–fast LTE networks, giving you access to entertainment anytime and anywhere. With the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad–core 2.2 Ghz processor with 2GB RAM, this smartphone comes with ultra–fast performance and breathtaking graphics. So stream your favourite YouTube clips and download the latest podcasts. With a smartphone this quick and clever, you never have to worry about any hiccups along the way.
Better battery life
Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you're not actively using them. All those apps that you have on your phone may still be running in the background, draining your battery. Battery STAMINA Mode saves you wasted battery drain. It recognises when you're not using your display and automatically turns off the functions you don't need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you press the power button to wake up your screen, everything is up and running again. So not only do you have an enormous 3000 mAh battery, Battery STAMINA Mode helps you cleverly maximise every bit of that energy.
Take the amazing world of PlayStation® with you wherever you go. Because with PlayStation® Mobile, you're always one step ahead of the game, no matter where you are. This PlayStation™; Certified Xperia smartphone gives you direct access to PlayStation®Store*, where you can browse a catalogue of great games developed for PlayStation®Mobile. So go ahead. Download something today and get your game on.
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I've thrown just about all my most graphically intensive games at it, even the ones that made my old note II stutter a bit, and it can handle them all.
My only gripe would be the screen. I like it but I hate it. It's really sharp and clear compared to the note II screen, but as soon as you look at it when it's on the table or in the dock, you're not quite head on, even an angle of maybe 5%, bleh, it looks awful like a cheap TFT from a 90s television. Washed out! The viewing angle is DEFINITELY a big deal. Choosing a darker background does improve things though.
Getting past that, the phone is perfect in every other way. A couple of things my note 2 didn't have are ant+, a dedicated camera button, shiny glass rear (or is it plastic?!). I've not tried ant+ but I can tell you that bluetooth 4 works perfectly. As it did on the note 2.
Battery life - well, it's like this. Use stamina mode. Just....use it. It will give you around 4-5 days idle if you don't touch the phone (i.e. left at home when you went on holiday or lost behind sofa) or more realistically around 2 days, or a full day if you're constantly on it playing games like I am!
Get the magnetic dock. Get a slim case and get the non official magnetic dock that can support the case. I'm not kidding. The phone has these fiddly little flaps that you don't want to keep opening and closing, just get the dock. It's as good as Qi wireless charging. Better actually since it charges at full speed.
I haven't dunked the phone yet. I probably should. But I haven't. I might try now. I guess it would be covered by warranty, right??
Also I found that a glass screen protector is superb, instead of the awful one they gave me free in the box. Sure it was free, but bubbles everywhere! The glass ones just go on by themselves, it's freaky, you have to try it.
Thumbs up! I think it's great for the price, for us lesser mortals who can't afford the Z3...
The 20.7 MPixel camera is so easy to use. I have recently been taking pictures of wildlife in burst mode (taking up to 30 shots as birds fly over)
I have added a 64GB memory card to hold pictures and music.
The sound clarity and quality of the Walkman app is second to none.
Music has deep bass tones when played through the headphones supplied.
I have watched so many movies when travelling, the large screen is perfect for those boring train journeys.
I have even taken pictures under water - awesome.
Can't imagine why I didn't buy this phone sooner
Until now, I love it. It's user friendly, it was actually SIM free and I could save some pounds. For 1 week I compared all plans in all networks and realized that maintaining my current plan and buy this phone here was, at least, 100£ cheaper.
The size is great (not too big, not too small).
The way it was packed was great and it has all the needed things: charger, documents, headphones and even screen protectors.
The camera is also good and has different effects/settings.
It took 1 extra day to get to my place. Waiting for it on Tuesday 28th and got it on Wednesday 29th evening.
The phone is good, the camera amazing, but I am dissapointed for two reasons:
1- Durability: My last Xperia Z was much more durable, no matter how many times it fell at the floor or whatever. This one, in a matter of weeks had scratchs in the screen and a broken corner (the plastic border and also the glass. Pretty bad).
2- Sony is doing a s*** job (pardon my french) with systems updates. It gets less intuitive, user friendly and agile each time they do an update, so it's better to avoid the updating option when it gets wifi connection. I'm a fan of Sony camera, but the new editing software is like a plane dashboard (I only want to change brightness and intensity, for god sake!!) and if the rest of features and the quality keep going down, I'll probably buy any other brand next time.
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More damage than expected but still gratefull it arrived thankyou