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Sharper. Clearer. Brighter. That’s what Sony’s compact digital cameras give you. And with Xperia Z1, we have created a great camera phone built with the very same components, packaged into a 8.5 mm slim 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 image processing engine. This unique combination gives you images that are delivered with a superior sharpness, clarity and brightness – always.
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The large 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor enables higher sensitivity and decreases noise to ensure smooth, clear reproduction, reproducing every stunning detail with greater fidelity.
Sony’s G Lens has superior in-focus image qualities. The Xperia Z1 has a 27 mm wide angle lens with bright F2.0, allowing the lens to capture more light in dark conditions.
Sony’s intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image-processing engine employs powerful algorithms for vibrant realism in every shot. By-pixel super resolution, auto exposure and auto white balance render colours captured by the Sony G Lens accurately – creating a balance of brightness while enhancing colours with rich layers of texture and depth.
From illuminated night views to close-up macro photos, Superior Auto recognises up to 36 scene types and adjusts the settings automatically, to help you get the best photos anywhere, at any time. As the default camera mode, Superior Auto turns HDR on or off depending on your scene. HDR mode takes multiple shots with varied exposures and then merges them together to make your photos look natural – even in backlit conditions.
Difficult to make that picture of your sleeping child come out just as serene and beautiful as it looks in real life? Our camera technologies combine to bring you detailed bright shots – even in challenging low-light conditions. The Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor is an evolution of our Sony image sensor technology, with a next-generation BSI light sensor. It reduces picture noise while maintaining high resolution with a bright F2.0 Sony G lens, high sensitivity Exmor RS™ for mobile and BIONZ™ for mobile’s NR, pixel binning and by-pixel super resolution technologies. And with Superior Auto, it all happens automatically – no need to fiddle around with complicated settings.
Are you a sports photographer? Or living life in the fast lane? Just keep moving – with this camera phone at hand, your pictures will come out sharp anyway. Bright F2.0 lens and high sensitivity sensor enables to take a photo with higher shutter speed. BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine has Motion Detection – it chooses a higher shutter speed to capture blur-free images when your subject is moving. The Superior Auto mode does all the hard work for you.
Shooting from a distance? The 3x Clear Image Zoom with high resolution sensor and BIONZ™ for mobile’s by-pixel super resolution take you to tele-like, 81 mm optical zoom. The combined higher resolution of Exmor RS™ for mobile and by-pixel super resolution of BIONZ™ for mobile work their magic. Zoom in and enjoy sharply detailed pictures.
Shooting a steady video with an everyday smartphone isn’t easy. With the Xperia Z1, it’s a different story. SteadyShot compensates for your movements, giving smoother pans and a more stable image even in Full HD 1080 video. The outcome is gorgeously steady videos.
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is an imaging technology that gives you clear photos against strong backlight. With HDR, your Android smartphone captures the same image at different exposure levels and layers them to create one optimised photo. And thanks to HDR for video, you can film in high contrast situations. You get great footage, even if your subject stands in front of a window or the setting sun.
With Social live, you can broadcast every precious moment as it happens live via Facebook. Get your friends’ responses right on the screen and keep the conversation going all in real time.
Info-eye™ allows you to get information in a new and innovative way. Photograph an object and Info-eye™ will instantly give you all the relevant information you need through your camera viewfinder.
Switch your camera to AR effect mode and add some fun animations to your pictures. Ranging from dinosaurs to ocean life, these fully customisable themes can be edited easily. So if there are too many fish in the sea, just remove a few.
With the Xperia Z1, you truly get the best camera phone. It’s so intelligent that it captures 61 frames in just 2 seconds – starting even before you press the shutter. Scroll back and forth to select the perfect image, or feel free to keep them all.
Wikitude Places, Evernote, VI Sports and more. Besides the Xperia camera apps that come pre-installed, there’s a whole range of extra apps for you to enjoy. Simply go into your camera viewfinder, turn on Superior Auto and then click on ‘+Apps’ to see which ones you can download. And as new apps are continuously being released, your camera will always be able to offer you fresh and exciting experiences.
Restaurants. Hotels. Events. Shopping. Sights. Switch on Wikitude Places and this augmented reality app will allow you to explore your surroundings, helping you to find new and interesting places, events and activities.
From document pages to business cards – the Evernote camera app lets you take multiple photos that save directly to your Evernote account. Your notes are synchronised and available from all your digital devices. And they’re searchable, too. For an easy way to capture, manage and remember everything.
From your golf swing to your tennis serve. Use the V1 Pro app to discover why it’s the preferred video analysis tool of coaches, instructors and training facilities worldwide for capturing, comparing and improving the performance of their athletes.
Built with the latest Sony BRAVIA® technologies optimised for mobile, Xperia Z1 comes with the most amazing viewing experience. The large, high-resolution 5” Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile picture engine 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 on your camera phone that are razor sharp and incredibly bright. And since this compact digital camera comes with a Full HD display, it’s optimised to give you the best viewing experience when reliving every capture.
Unique to Sony, Triluminos™ display technology creates incredibly true, natural colour shades – just the way you want them. Hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, making landscapes and seascapes appear more vivid. Faces look better too, with natural skin tones.
With Sony’s own unique display innovation, the Triluminos™ display delivers a significantly wider colour range, which gives a far more natural and vivid viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth.
Sony’s unique super resolution breathes new life into everything you see. This technology examines each pixel in an image and reproduces the ones that are lacking, giving you the sharpest images.
By selectively enhancing elements that help to render the texture and sharpen the outlines, images become clearer and crisper.
The Intelligent Image Enhancer reproduces the vividness of the image in its original colour. Pictures are selectively optimised by enhancing the contrast, making images appear more detailed and true to life.
Intelligent Noise Reduction decreases noise that can occur in high-motion scenes or footage shot in low-light conditions. As a result, images become clearer and smoother.
This Full HD display features an impressive 441 pixels per inch. All those pixels combined give you a level of clarity that makes whatever you look at all the more real. The result? Razor sharp text and super crisp images, and an incredibly vivid viewing experience.
We’ve eliminated a layer of air in the construction, bringing the touch panel closer to the display. This OptiContrast™ panel offers clearer viewing with less reflection – even in bright sunlight – as well as creating a seamless black surface when the phone is switched off.
By eliminating the sensor layer and integrating the sensor on the lens, we’ve managed to increase the responsiveness of the screen. So your touch is more effective and the experience on your Android smartphone is more intuitive.
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The innovative solid one-piece aluminium frame creates a completely seamless expression.
Premium materials and meticulous attention to details – such as the aluminium on/off button.
The Xperia Z1´s reflective surfaces allows you to get so immersed in your content that the hardware virtually disappears.
Building upon the rich history of Sony’s craftsmanship, Xperia Z1 has been carefully crafted using only the most premium materials. Both the front and back are made of durable tempered glass, reflecting the world around you. The innovative one-piece aluminium frame is designed without breaks, creating a completely seamless expression. And following Sony’s unique design principles, this smartphone offers balance and symmetry in all directions, so no matter how you’re holding it the feeling is always the same.
Combine your Xperia Z1 with the smart Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 and enjoy a truly smooth connection. Place your Xperia Z1 in the dock, and the magnet steers the phone’s cleverly designed charging port to the dock’s connector. Thanks to magnetic pins, you don’t need to fiddle with any ports in order to charge. And while your phone is charging you can check and write messages, or why not enjoy a movie – all from a comfortable viewing angle.
The WALKMAN, Movies and Album apps on your Xperia homescreen provide a fast lane to a world of entertainment. Seamless access to online and offline content – the best and easiest way to discover, enjoy and share photos, music and videos.
Carry every picture with you, without storing them all in your phone. PlayMemories Online* lets you collect all your photos and videos from your camera phone in one place, so you can relive your favorite moments wherever you are. Upload pictures automatically over WiFi from your phone to PlayMemories Online. Since there’s no storage limitation, you can upload as many pictures as you want.
*PlayMemories Online is not available in every market.
The Sony Xperia Z1 has an impressive IP55/IP58 rating, which makes this slim and sleek smartphone both waterproof(1) and resistant to the tiniest dust particles.
With the waterproof(1) Xperia Z1, you can take pictures while swimming in freshwater for up to 30 minutes. You can even dive up to 1.5 m with it. Just remember that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot, and the memory card slot must be firmly closed.
*(1) In compliance with IP55 and IP58, the Xperia Z1 is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers 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 phone is not designed to float or work submerged underwater outside of the IP55 or IP58 classification range. This may lead to your warranty being void. Get the full story.
IP 55/58 – what does it mean? IP rating is a certification standard that measures a device’s resistance levels to both dust and water. The ﬁrst digit in the two-digit IP rating indicates the level of protection against solid objects, including tiny dust particles. The second digit indicates how resistant the device is to water.
Sony’s broad experience in consumer electronics offers you the widest range of NFC-enabled products. Enjoy a selection of more than 100 premium and innovative Sony accessories, varying from wireless headsets to BRAVIA® TVs. All of them work seamlessly together, so it’s the best way to connect your smartphone to all your devices – with just one touch.
Have you ever spent hours setting up connections between various devices in your home? Well, now those days are over. Our NFC-enabled devices 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.
Touch to connect your Xperia™ Android device with your NFC-enabled SmartWear. Get notifications, control your music and more from your SmartWear, while life-logging everywhere you go.
Play music on your Android device through a wireless NFC-enabled Sony speaker or Sony wireless headphones.
View photos from your Android device on your TV. To activate screen mirroring, simply touch your Android device with the BRAVIA® TV remote.
Share photos, music and more between two Android devices. Or between your Android device and an NFC-enabled laptop, with just a single touch to the other device.
Whether you take pictures with your smartphone, tablet or camera, you can now store them in the same place. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos.
Have you ever spent hours setting up connections between various gadgets in your home? Well, now those days are over. NFC (Near Field Communication) gives you a quick and easy way to wirelessly connect all your electronic devices with just one touch. See photos or videos from your smartphone on your TV. Or play music through a wireless speaker. No fiddling with cables, buttons or settings. Just pure entertainment – just so easy.
We’ve matched the latest Sony software with the all-new, ultra-powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor. This advanced Quad-core processor is 75% faster than S4 Pro and gives you maximum power and speed with outstanding battery time – run multiple apps simultaneously, surf the web with little loading time, and stream videos without a break. The Snapdragon 800 processor is asynchronous, which means each core is powered independently. So you get the precise amount of power when you need it, without wasting power when you don’t.
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Delivering up to 50% increased graphic performance*, the updated Adreno 330 GPU (graphics processing unit) gives you the most advanced and visually stunning 3D games, and lets you browse the web lightning fast – all while using the lowest power consumption.
* Compared to its predecessor, Adreno 320
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Your Xperia smartphone has a built-in LTE/4G modem. This enables blazing internet connections with up to 150 Mbit/s download and 50 MBit/s upload speeds.
HD voice*eliminates background noise to improve voice clarity. That means that you can talk normally and be heard clearly, without having to raise your voice, even in noisy environments. Now you don’t have to shout to be heard, or try to find a quiet place for your conversation.
* HD voice functionality is operator-dependant.
Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you’re not actively using them. All those apps that you have on your Android™ smartphone 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.
With Battery STAMINA Mode, Wi-Fi and data traffic are disabled during standby, but you still receive incoming calls, texts and alarms. And since everyone has different needs, you can easily customise which apps you want to receive push notifications from even in standby mode. Facebook notifications on or off? It’s up to you.