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If you're looking for a smart phone that could endure the rough waters and dusty roads that your adventure casually brings you, Sony Xperia Z1 is the phone for you. Click here to know its full feature and be ready to take it on an adventure!

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Sony XperiaZ1 Philippines : Phone That Can Walk On Water

The Sony Xperia series is one of the first few smartphones that stepped up the game by banking on its physical functionality that could easily adapt to the wet and dusty environment without a scratch. The Sony XperiaZ1 stands out greatly in the competition due to its ability to withstand exposure to dust and water, making this the perfect device for users who want to take a dip in the beach accompanied by a phone that could snap an underwater selfie.

IP 58 Certification - Dust and Water Resistant

The highly advertised feature of the Xperia Z1 is its under water and dust proof feature. Its physical build has a lot to play in making this feature more than possible. It can be immersed in 1.5 meters of water for 30mins, and can keep dust and water from entering the internal circuits of the phone. This feature is perfect for those users who love the beach and the outdoors and are fond of capturing every moment they’re in it.

High Pixel Shooter

One of the standout features of the Sony Xperia Z1 is its 20.7 MP auto focus camera with Exmor RS sensor. The camera doesn't just take a high-resolution photo, the quality of the photo that it takes is improved with its low light photography, all thanks to its Exmor RS sensor. The Exmor RS Sensor is sony's illuminated sensor that captures twice the amount of light than the regular sensor in many mobile phone cameras. Aside from the main camera that sports a 20.7 MP camera, its front facing camera is 2 MP, for that perfect selfie.

If you're into video recording, whether you're using the rear or the front cam, you're sure to enjoy reliving it in high resolution. Both cameras can take 1080p video, at 30fps.

Speed Equates to Power

TheXperiaZ1 issony'ssecond device that runs onQualcomm'sSnapdragon 800chipset, which is powered by a quad-core 2.2GHKrait400 processor,Adreno330 for top notch graphic rendering (especially in games), and a 2GB RAM. It's processing prowess is indeed on of the most powerful in the market, allowing its user to run applications and games smoothly. Its snappychipsetcan really make a huge and obvious different in everything that its users do around the device's Android OS. Not only is its muscled up on the outside, it's also built to stand out from the inside.

Paving The Way to A New Standard Feature

Whether you'll love it or you'll hate it, the SonyXperiaZ1 surely holds a special place in the mobile phone competition. Being a member of the smartphone series that brought water and dust resistant to the mainstream market, plus an overwhelming camera, it cannot be denied that this phone stands out on its own.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2015-04-15
The Sony Xperia Z1 combines the technology in Sony's cameras with a smartphone to offer a large screen, waterproof design and HD screen. Except for a poor low-light camera that does not work well indoors, short battery life and some software issues, the S...
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Reviewed on 2014-11-07
It looks similar, with its square edges and glass front and rear, but the frame is now metal instead of glass fibre. This is cool to the touch, and makes the phone significantly more comfortable to hold than the Z, as well as better-looking; we particular...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-16
This comparison of three different smartphones is intended to help consumers make the right choice for their respective needs when choosing their next cell phone. Obviously everyone wants to get the most for their time and money, and not everyone has the...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-20
Available in three colours, the Sony Xperia Z1 looks sleek and elegant; it's perfectly suited to those who don't want to have their phone stand out all of the time, whilst looking extremely smooth.Nearly the entire phone itself is glass, with just the edg...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-19
I now have 3 very good smartphones with awesome cameras in my possession, so it would make sense for me to do a “camera face off”.We are going to compare the Nokia Lumia 1020 and Xperia Z1 against the new-comer – the Huawei P7.The test is in no way scient...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-14
Ever since the Xperia Z, released last spring, Sony adopted a six-month upgrade cycle for its flagships, issuing the Z1 in the fall, and this spring it outed the Xperia Z2. Despite the bi-annual upgrade schedule, Sony significantly improved the Z2 over...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-14
Until recently, Huawei and Oppo were brand names with little to no recognition on the smartphone scene – pretty much nobody had heard about them. Things, however, have changed a bit over the past few years. Both companies have proven that they're capab...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-14
We've tested dozens upon dozens of smartphone cameras over the past several years, and Samsung's offerings have always been among the very best. The Galaxy S II, for example, was an excellent performer for its time, producing detailed images and even 1...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-08
Samsung's Galaxy S5 is hot off the press, sporting a next-gen Snapdragon 801, a new 16 MP camera, and some novel features, like a heartrate sensor on the rear. The Xperia Z1 is Sony’s flagship phone for last year, which was announced just six months ag...
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Reviewed on 2014-03-29
Welcome to the first article in our series Should I Upgrade? Here, we examine if the new iteration of a device is really worth it to purchase over its predecessor. Today, we'll be looking at Sony's flagship Z-line and will compare the Xperia Z1, and recen...
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Reviewed on 2014-03-20
The Xperia Z1 is at the top of the smartphone camera pile with a 20-megapixel sensor, the same area as a compact camera. The f2.0 lens is housed in a waterproof body that is large by smartphone standards, bigger even than the Nokia 1020. The 12.5cm display has a very high 441ppi resolution. There is 16GB of internal memory and a microSD slot for an additional 64GB. Construction is elegant, with...
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Reviewed on 2014-03-20
The ''Triluminos'' display is excellent. Image quality is top notch with sharp detail and consistent exposure and colour. The high resolution permits a modest digital zoomThe phone body is angular and we do not find it comfortable to hold. The placement of the lens is right where the left index finger hangs over the edge. We took a lot of finger pictures
The phone body is angular and we do not find it comfortable to hold. The placement of the lens is right where the left index finger hangs over the edge. We took a lot of finger pictures.DxO Labs ranks the Xperia Z1 No. 2 on its Mobile Mark scale, between ...
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Reviewed on 2014-03-07
We compare LG’s newest phablet – the 5.9” G Pro 2 - to the Sony Xperia Z1, a 5-inch stylish, water-resistant smartphone, that is large as well, but not gigantic. Both are high-end devices carrying the powerful quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip and two of t...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-25
Superb sound, Sophisticated screen, Great battery life, Waterproof and dustproofNarrow viewing angles, Not very ergonomic in the hand, Camera not best in class
We've not been short of flagship Sony smartphones in the past 12 months – the Xperia Z barely got to bask in its well-deserved glory before the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra phablet muscled in to steal some attention. At a glance, the Xperia Z1 doesn't l...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-06
The Sony Xperia Z1 and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact are two phones that have quite a lot in common. They share the same OmniBalance design that's typical for Sony's smartphones, they're both waterproof, and they both pack the hardware specs we've come to...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-06
Every smartphone company has been showing its own unique features, which is helpful for reaching the particular product to customer easily. Similarly, Sony is now showing their uniqueness in the new smartphone Xperia Z1 with attractive camera. Report say,...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-06
Sony Xperia Z1 is made up of tough front and back glass panels, within a classy aluminum frame. The Samsung Galaxy S4 is made up of slightlyflimsy plastic construction making its body protection looks slightly weaker when compared to Sony Xperia Z1.As per...
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Reviewed on 2014-02-03
To say that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a remarkable device would be a huge understatement. It is a phone that boldly breaks the status quo among Android high-ends – a phone the very existence of which proves that a top-notch Android device can come...
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Reviewed on 2014-01-29
Sony's miniaturized version of its flagship Xperia Z1 – the Xperia Z1 Compact – arrived at the smartphone arena to an expectedly enthusiastic fanfare. It ventures into previously uncharted land, as while competitors from HTC and Samsung have already co...
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Reviewed on 2014-01-23
One of the quickest Android phones on the planetNarrow viewing angles
An impressive slab of tech, the Z1 is all sleek glass and rounded aluminium corners. It looks more business accessory than rugged gadget, but it is in fact waterproof. To enable this, all the ports are hidden behind flaps that sit flush to the edges of th...
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Processor frequency

2.2 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model

MSM 8974

Processor cores



Display diagonal

12.7 cm (5")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type


USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Weight & dimensions


169 g


7.39 cm


8.5 mm


14.4 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Security algorithms

128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

64 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Electronic compass
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

20.7 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

2 MP

Optical sensor size

25.4 / 2.3 mm (1 / 2.3")

Digital zoom


Face detection
ISO sensitivity

100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto

Video recording
Video recording modes


Video stabilizer
Flash type


Smile detection


Battery capacity

3000 mAh

Talk time (2G)

14 h

Standby time (2G)

880 h

Talk time (3G)

15 h

Standby time (3G)

850 h

Continuous audio playback time

110 h

Continuous video playback time

6.6 h


Form factor


Colour of product


Protection features

Dust resistant, Water resistant


Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription