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Sony Xperia Z1

88
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Z1 ticks all the main boxes for a cutting-edge Android flagship, with superb 20-megapixel stills being an added bonus. However, if you're looking for the very best cameraphone on the market, this isn't it.

Pros
  • An excellent all-rounder
  • Waterproof and dustproof
  • Attractive design, well-built
  • Powerful camera in a skinny frame
Cons
  • Lack of image stabilization hurts video and low-light stills
  • 1080p display has bad viewing angles
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Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

90
andreas3115
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
draconiscz
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
sandywoo
I think Sony has finally done it. It's a shame that they didn't wait and released...read more
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84
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

80
 

Display

80
 

Battery life

80
 

Camera

78
 

Ease of use

87
 

Design and form factor

84
 

Portability (size / weight)

66
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

83
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

70
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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