Sony has started rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for Xperia Z1, Z Ultra and Z1 Compact. The update will bump the phones to build number 14.6.A.0.368.
Sony has been one of those companies which has always given a timeline for its Android updates. While other manufacturers are busy working on Android 4.4 KitKat for their flagship devices, Sony is silently pushing relatively minor Android 4.3 Jellybean update to two of its top of the shelf products – Sony Xperia Z1 and Sony Xperia Z Ultra.
Sony’s mission to combine assets from across the company and to create a flagship device have not gone unnoticed. From the Xperia Z to the Xperia Z Ultra and now the Z1, we’ve seen a growing consolidation of buzzwords and technology features from across Sony’s product portfolio in a bid to create a hero product. The Z and Z Ultra while good products definitely had their fair share of flaws. Will Sony be able to finish what they started and create a device worthy of flagship status? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Sony Xperia Z1 Review”
The Sony Xperia Z1 is the latest flagship device announced by the Japanese smartphone manufacturer. We’ve already gone hands on with it and brought to you all the latest details of the phone. Given the camera centric pedigree of the phone, we found it apt to compare with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom. Here’s a quick comparison between the two.
The front of the Xperia Z1 has a 5inch Full HD display with the company’s triluminous display built in while the Galaxy S4 Zoom makes do with a 4.3″ Super AMOLED qHD panel. The Z1 has no capacitive buttons and makes do with onscreen controls. The S4 Zoom on the other hand has a hardware home key right below the display with capacitive buttons on either side of it.
Remember the crazy WCG-10 wireless server from Sony? They have released a successor to it, but it now looks a lot slimmer, just like the Xperia devices, and it can now charge them too! Funnily enough, at first glance, one would think it is actually the back of a Xperia device. A quick recap of what it does is, it’s a portable solution that can connect wirelessly to your smartphone and back-up files, or even let you access the files already in the server and play it back. Pretty interesting concept, that is possibly better explained in a video –