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Default Xperia z1 review: Pros & Cons

I've been using Z1 for about a month, here's my take.



Pros: What’s Good
1. Amazing Build Quality:
2. Specs to impress:
3. Battery life: 3hours of screen time plus 1.5 days of standby.
4. External SD Card: upto 128gb external + 16gb internal. Good transfer speeds.
5. Accurate, clear Display: Triluminous Display + X-Reality
6. Camera: 20.7MP, F2.0 Aperture and 1/2.3″ sensor size. Best Android camera smartphone. Day: Lumia 1020 > Note 3 ~ G2 > Xperia Z1 > HTC One. Night Lumia 1020 > Z1 > HTC One > Note 3 ~ G2.
7. Waterproof (up to 1 meter), dust proof
8. Stock Shatter-proof screen guard
9. Super fast and Zero lag. Will get even faster with 4.4.
10. Clean, Bloat-free OS with usable apps:

Cons: Whats Bad
1. Bad viewing angles: contrast, color falls above 20 degrees.
2. Camera processing: Too much sharpening, and visible noise.
3. Heavy: 170g
4. Prone to scratches with stock screen guard.
5. Not a modder’s paradise (yet): Not many ROMs
6. Underwhelming loudspeaker.



Photos: High quality Z1 close-up photos
Review: Detailed Z1 Review: Good and Bad


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Xperia Z1 is a phenomenal Sony smartphone. But it may not be right for everyone. After using Note 3, Nexus 5, Optimus G2, I settled with Xperia Z1.
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Seems like most of us say the same thing about this device - love the design, performance and build quality. But too not post processing on the camera, which HOPEFULLY will be fixed on the next firmware update
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Please don't post as "review"... You can just post an opinion about your phone... And don't give links to OWN site to advertise it...

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Seems like most of us say the same thing about this device - love the design, performance and build quality. But too not post processing on the camera, which HOPEFULLY will be fixed on the next firmware update
Let's hope sony hears it.
 
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Let's hope sony hears it.
I'm thinking they're starting to listen. The NEX camera division has updated the firmware on various models to reflect the issues the community brought up. I have hope anyway.
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