Sony Xperia Z1 archive

  • Sony brings Android 4.4 KitKat to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra
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    Sony brings Android 4.4 KitKat to Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z Ultra

    By 19 March 2014

    Sony has announced that the rollout of Android 4.4 KitKat for the Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact, and Xperia Z Ultra has now begun, and should reach your handset shortly depending on which market you're in. The software not only adds Google's latest changes...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?
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    Sony Xperia Z2 vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

    By 24 February 2014

    Sony has announced the Xperia Z2, the successor to the Xperia Z1 that launched at IFA in Berlin in September 2013. The Xperia Z2 made its debut at Mobile World Congress 2014 with the tag line "details make the difference". But what has changed in six...

  • Best smartphones 2014: The best phones available to buy today
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    Best smartphones 2014: The best phones available to buy today

    By 14 February 2014

    So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphone of 2014, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop. We continually update...

  • Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) running Android 4.4 and Sony UI features leaked in video
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    Sony Xperia Z2 (Sirius) running Android 4.4 and Sony UI features leaked in video

    By 13 February 2014

    Sony’s upcoming Sirius Android flagship has once agin surfaced ahead of its official announcement, though this time it has appeared within a two-minute video. Sony is purportedly working on a successor to the Xperia Z1 that will also be its next flagship...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?
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    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1: What's the difference?

    By 7 January 2014

    There have been a few smartphone manufacturers creating "mini" versions of their flagship handsets, and Sony is the latest to join the party, but it isn't a case of déjà vu here. Rather than take the Xperia Z1 and reduce the size and the specs, as many...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review
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    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has announced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, a shrunken down version of its flagship Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone, at CES 2014. Pocket-lint was invited to spend time with the new handset ahead of the global reveal at the Consumer Electronics Show to see...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Smaller in size, but not smaller in spec
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    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Smaller in size, but not smaller in spec

    By 7 January 2014

    Sony has followed Samsung and HTC in creating a smaller version of its flagship smartphone for those who want something a little more pocketable. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, announced at the Sony CES press conference in Las Vegas, will differ from the...

  • Best Android smartphones 2013: The best Google phones available to buy today
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    Best Android smartphones 2013: The best Google phones available to buy today

    By 9 December 2013

    So you're after the best Android smartphone you can buy? The best of Google's mobile experience, fused into the best all-round device, offering the best experience you can get for your money? Then you've come to the right place. We will guide you through...

  • O2 to offer PS4 bundle that includes Sony Xperia Z1, could be last chance to get one before Christmas
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    O2 to offer PS4 bundle that includes Sony Xperia Z1, could be last chance to get one before Christmas

    By 27 November 2013

    O2 has announced that it will be carrying limited stock of the PlayStation 4 in 65 of its high street stores up and down the UK. However, it won't be selling the next-generation games console on its own. Instead, it will be available through the network...

  • Sony Xperia Z1S - the mini Z1 for global release - spotted on Sony's website
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    Sony Xperia Z1S - the mini Z1 for global release - spotted on Sony's website

    By 11 November 2013

    Sony might have just taken the wraps off early on the Sony Xperia Z1s, the miniature version of the Xperia Z1 flagship heading for the international market. We caught our first glimpse of a miniature version of the Xperia Z1 on the Asian market in October,...

  • Sony Xperia Z1S is the mini Z1 for global release, not the Z1 f
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    Sony Xperia Z1S is the mini Z1 for global release, not the Z1 f

    By 21 October 2013

    A couple of weeks ago Sony announced a miniature version of its Xperia Z1 Android smartphone for the Asian market. The Xperia Z1 f comes in a variety of colours and was officially revealed by one of Japan's major networks DoCoMo. Now a second mini device...

  • Sony releases Android 4.2 update for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, tweaks display
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    Sony releases Android 4.2 update for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, tweaks display

    By 15 October 2013

    A new update should make Sony smartphone users happy. The company has announced it is now rolling out an update for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra devices worldwide. Inside the update, Sony says it has been listening to customer...

  • Sony set to release Xperia Z1 Mini on 10 October?
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    Sony set to release Xperia Z1 Mini on 10 October?

    By 7 October 2013

    Following the launch of the Sony Xperia Z1 at IFA 2013, the company has plans for a smaller version of its flagship. The Xperia Z1 Mini has been leaked before, but now Japanese technology blog Rbmen provides a release date for the 4.3-inch smartphone. ...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 review video
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    Sony Xperia Z1 review video

    By 4 October 2013

    The Sony Xperia Z1 is an interesting phone. There's lots to like, and some stuff we weren't crazy about at all. But we applaud Sony for its build quality, design and trying to do something new and interesting with its phones.  We have a much more detailed...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 f pictures and specifications leaked, believed to be much-rumoured Honami mini
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    Sony Xperia Z1 f pictures and specifications leaked, believed to be much-rumoured Honami mini

    By 30 September 2013

    Pictures and specifications of what is alleged to be a small, mini-sized follow-up to the Sony Xperia Z1 have appeared online. The Sony Xperia Z1 f has previously been talked about as the Honami mini, a smaller version of the recently launched flagship...

  • A week in reviews: 16 - 20 September
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    A week in reviews: 16 - 20 September

    By 21 September 2013

    It's Grand Theft Auto V week. It's also Apple week with both the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S all reviewed in full, along with the latest iOS 7 operating system for Apple's mobile devices. Plus we've been spending time with the Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone. Talk...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 review
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    By 17 September 2013

    Sony's twice-yearly flagship cycle has given birth to the Sony Xperia Z1, a super-charged refresh of the Sony Xperia Z offering a super-sized 5-inch HD screen.  The Xperia Z isn't exactly that old, yet Sony has already seen fit to tweak the design and...

  • Is this the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini?
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    Is this the Sony Xperia Z1 Mini?

    By 10 September 2013

    Sony just unveiled the Xperia Z1 at IFA and now a photo has leaked of its little sibling the Xperia Z1 Mini. Presuming that's not just a good render from digi-wo, it could be time to start getting excited - especially if the leaked specs are accurate....

  • Sony Xperia Z1 release date, price and where to get it
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    Sony Xperia Z1 release date, price and where to get it

    By 5 September 2013

    Sony has finally unveiled its Xperia Z1 flagship handset. It has a staggering 20.7-megapixel camera, 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor in its bowels, 2GB of RAM and a 5-inch Full HD screen. The 4G phone also features Sony's proprietary...

  • Hottest gadgets at IFA 2013: The tech that deserves your attention
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    Hottest gadgets at IFA 2013: The tech that deserves your attention

    By 5 September 2013

    IFA 2013 has kicked-off, bringing with it a swathe of new gadgets to get excited about. We're seeing updates and new launches left, right and centre. Here we're pulling together the best of the best, the devices you should be getting excited about, the...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z: What's the difference?
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    Sony Xperia Z1 vs Sony Xperia Z: What's the difference?

    By 4 September 2013

    A new handset has been announced by Sony at IFA 2013, updating and refreshing its flagship Android offering and looking to continue the good work started by January's Xperia Z. But is this just more of the same? Is it too soon for Sony to be updating...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 brings power and pixels to the flagship fight
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    Sony Xperia Z1 brings power and pixels to the flagship fight

    By 4 September 2013

    Sony has pulled the covers off the Sony Xperia Z1, its updated and refreshed flagship Android handset, at IFA 2013 in Berlin. The Sony Xperia Z1 builds on the popular Xperia Z launched at CES 2013 in January, following the company's recent trend of twice-yearly...

  • Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 review
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    Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 review

    By 4 September 2013

    The Sony Xperia Z1, the latest flagship Android smartphone from Sony Mobile, has just been announced at IFA 2013. As you might expect, Pocket-lint spent an afternoon with the new handset ahead of the official launch, to see just how much has changed...

  • Sony Xperia Z1 confirmed for 4 September – and it's waterproof
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    Sony Xperia Z1 confirmed for 4 September – and it's waterproof

    By 27 August 2013

    Sony has tweeted another tease ahead of its Xperia Z1 unveil. This time it's a video that gives us a closer look at the new flagship smartphone and a 4 September unveil date. The video also revealed that the Xperia Z1 will be following in the dripping...

  • Sony 'Honami' Xperia Z1 made official in teaser image
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    Sony 'Honami' Xperia Z1 made official in teaser image

    By 26 August 2013

    Shortly after a leaked render of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z1 (previously codenamed Honami) leaked online, Sony decided to add more fuel to the flames by releasing an official teaser image on Google+. The image, which only shows the lens and LED flash...