Sony Xperia Z1 was officially announced back in September 2013 at IFA Berlin-based tech fair. The device was released on select markets later the same month.
Xperia Z1 was, at that time, Sony’s most powerful smartphone, boasting about a 5.0-inch TFT display with Triluminos technology, 1080 x 1920 resolution, and a pixel density of 441 ppi. Xperia Z1 is underpinned by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU and Adreno 330 GPU. The terminal also arrives with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of native storage, and support for microSD cards up to 64 GB.
The terminal features a 20.7 MP primary shooter with autofocus, LED flash, 1/2.3” sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, and 1080p@30fps video recording support. It has a 2 MP user-facing camera, also capable of recording 1080p videos.
Sony Xperia Z1 was launched pre-loaded with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, but it’s upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. It’s kept alive by a 3,000 mAh battery and brings all the connectivity features worthy a modern smartphone: HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and microUSB 2.0.