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Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

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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.

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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

Reviews

84
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 11

87
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 34
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
522
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Smartphone
Android
522
161
Yes

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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.

How we score

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).

Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

60
natcire
Disclaimer: this is second Z1 after the first one had problems before end of...read more
90
Bowie96
This is probably one of the best phones I've ever used, it looks good, works...read more
90
Lexy
I love the case it came with I bought it, super durable, I've dropped it so...read more
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