Sony Xperia Z1 launched in India for Rs. 44990

Sony has finally launched the Xperia Z1, the company’s latest flagship smartphone in India as they promised. It was announced at the IFA earlier this month has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with with X-Reality engine, powered by 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). It has a 20.7-megapixel rear camera with Sony G lens with a 27mm wide angle f/2.0 aperture custom 1/2.3″ Sony Exmor RS image sensor, BIONZ image processing engine, 1080p video recording and a 2-megapixel 1080p front-facing camera.

It has IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance and comes with range of camera applications including Social live to broadcast live from the phone to Facebook, Info-eye which is a visual search application that offers info about landmarks, books and more from the live camera, the Timeshift burst mode takes 61 images in 2 seconds before and after you press the shutter and the AR effecsts act as a overlay a selection of fun, customizable animation using Sony’s AR augmented reailty tech. We went hands-on with the smartphone at the IFA 21013. Check out the hands-on below. Also check out the Xperia Z1 photo gallery. httpv:// It comes bundled with Sony media apps such as Sony Music music and the Sony LIV video streaming app. Sony comes pre-installed games from Gameloft and LINE apps.

Sony Xperia Z1 specifications

  • 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Triluminos Display with X-Reality for Mobiles
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Single Aluminium frame with tempered glass on the front and back
  • 20.7MP Primary Camera with Exmos RS sensor, HDR photos & videos, 1080p video recording.
  • 2MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording
  • 8.5mm thick and weighs 170 grams
  • IP55 / IP58 rating for dust and water resistance
  • 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio with RDS
  • 2GB RAM,  16GB internal memory, Upto 64GB expandable memory via microSD card
  • 3G HSPA+, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS/ GLONASS, MHL, NFC
  • 3000mAh Battery with STAMINA mode

The Sony Xperia Z1 comes in Black, White and Purple colors and is priced in India at Rs. 44,990 (MRP) and the MOP (Best Buy) price of the device would be Rs. 43,890. It would be available from stores across India starting from today. It comes free accessories including a protective case worth Rs. 2,990 and a 5000 mAh portable charger worth Rs. 2,790. Sony offers Accidental damage protection for the first 6 months from the date of purchase. It also comes with 8GB of free data for Vodafone customers for 2 months.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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