Sony Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z Hands On

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z1 is the latest flagship device announced at the IFA 2013 earlier this week. We’ve already gone hands on with the device and also brought photo gallery of it. We managed to compare the Xperia Z1, the company’s latest camera-centric smartphone with the Sony Xperia Z, the company’s first smartphone in the Z series that was announced at the CES 2013 earlier this year. Check out the quick hands on comparison below.

Both the phones have 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display, but the Z1 has a Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobile that is bright, offers vibrant colors and has better viewing angles, unlike the Xperia Z’s Reality display with mobile Bravia Engine 2. Even though the screen size is same, the Z1 is bigger, thicker and a heavier than the Z.

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z

The Xperia Z21 is powered by a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip with Adreno 330 GPU similar to the Z Ultra and the Xperia Z has a Snapdragon S4 chip clocked at 1.5 GHz with Adreno 320 GPU. The Xperia Z1 has a 20.7 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also has a dedicated camera button. The 2MP front-facing camera in the Z1 supports 1080p video recording. Both these have a 2GB RAM,  16GB internal memory, Upto 64GB expandable memory via a microSD card.

Both these phones have IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance and have non-removable battery. The battery capacity have been bumped from 2330 mAh to 3000mAh in the Xperia Z1.

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