Imagine the very best of Sony in a smartphone. Now stop imagining. This excellent smartphone teams staggering camera capabilities of Sony cameras with screen technology lifted from Sony Bravia TVs. And pairs all that with super-slim dimensions and the Android operating system. The result might just be the best Xperia phone so far.
Smartphone cameras are now increasingly encroaching on SLRs. Nowhere is that more evident than the Sony Xperia Z1. With large 1/2.3” 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and Sony’s G Lens, it delivers the kind of pin-sharp, eye-stroking images that'd make professionals proud.
But you definitely don't need to be an expert to use it. Not with the Superior Auto feature. This automatically tweaks the settings for you according to your shooting conditions. So all you need to do is point and click.
Of course, it's great at video too and records lush HD footage. And to ensure your home movies aren't plagued by shakycam, Sony has fitted SteadyShot image stabilising technology. Meanwhile, the ace Social Live feature allows you to broadcast video live on Facebook as it's happening and talk about it right there and then.
Better still, just watch back your clips on the Z1's winning display. Because this smartphone's crisp 5" Full HD TRILUMINOS Display packs in a whopping 441 pixels per inch and the X-Reality picture engine, it's brilliant whether it's doing justice to a Hollywood blockbuster or breathing life into your mini movies.
But that's not all. The Xperia Z1 is waterproof and dustproof, so it's a lot more robust than most smartphones. But because it runs Android 4.2, you'll still get a full range of apps and games to choose from.
Other features of the Xperia Z1 take in 4G connectivity for super-fast browsing, a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 quad core processor, 16GB of internal storage and microSD card support to allow you to boost this further.