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Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z: What’s the difference

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Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z: What’s the difference

admin September 24, 2013

Lately, Sony has been spending a considerable amount of time in shifting its focus to simultaneously addressing the three main areas of smartphone use: mobile, imaging and gaming. It released the Xperia Z1 (formerly known as Honami) at the IFA in Berlin and immediately got all the attention it deserved. Currently, it is the phone having the highest resolution camera on Android, something that Sony is taking full credit for. The waterproofed screen is something that even puts the Xperia Z to shame. But what are the other similarities and differences between the two phones?

The main features of the XperiaZ1, compared with the Xperia Z are listed below.


Xperia Z1 has a body with dimensions 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm and weighs 170 g. It has a pixel density of 441ppi. One of its most salient features is its ability to be water resistant and dust proof over a range of 1 meter (30 minutes). It comes in black, white and purple.

The same aluminium frame that was present in Xperia Z is available here, with the customary power button on the side. The front and the back panels of both the phones are made of glass. The Xperia Z is a smaller model at 139 x 71 x 7.9 mm, weighs 146 g and has a pixel density of 441ppi. Just like the Xperia Z1, it is also dust and water resistant over the same range and time.


Xperia Z1 operates using the Qualcomm 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800, along with Adreno 330 graphics. It comes with a 2GB RAM along with a 16GB of internal storage memory, expandable to 64GB (with microSD support). It features a non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh, one that offers 13h and 50m of 2G talktime, 110 hours of music play and up to 880 hours of standby time.

Xperia Z on the other hand, uses the Qualcomm 1.5GHz Quad-Core processor with Adreno 320 graphics. Like the Z1 model, it has a 2GB RAM and an internal memory of 16GB, which is also expandable. It employs a weaker Li-Ion battery of 2330mAh which has 11 hours of 2G talktime, 40 hours of music play and a standby time of 550 hours, which are all considerably lesser than Xperia Z1.


Xperia Z1 runs on the Android OS 4.2.2 JellyBean with all of the Sony features pre-installed in it, such as SonyLiv, Maps and several games.

Xperia Z, on the other hand, runs on the Android OS 4.1.2 JellyBean, but it is upgradable to the 4.2.2 JellyBean, the same OS found in Xperia Z1. Other than that, everything remains the same between the two, with all the Sony apps pre-installed in this model as well.


The camera quality is probably the feature in which the most differences between the two models are observed. Xperia Z1is Android’s highest resolution camera at a whipping 20.7MP completely equipped with autofocus and LED flash. It also comes with all the usual camera features such as geo tagging, touch focus, face detection and image stabilisation. The model has a sensor size of 1/2.3”. A 2MP secondary camera is also available for convenient and clear video chatting.

The Xperia Z does not have such impressive camera statistics, when compared with the Z1. It has a primary camera of 13.1MP, autofocus and an LED flash. Other features present are the same as the ones in Z1; image stabilisation, face detection and geo tagging. One aspect in which it shines over Z1 is the secondary camera, which is of 2.2MP in this, as compared to the 2MP in the previous model.

Author Bio – Ajay Chauhan is expert in technology and hand set review. He had done great research to find out comparison between xperia z and xperia z1.


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