• Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • 5.0 "(12.7 cm) Full HD display
  • Image resolution 1920 x 1280 px
  • 2.2GHz quad-core processor
  • Online example with agreement from € 133.90
A high-end dual SIM phone from Sony is not planned in Germany unfortunately still. WIth the Sony Xperia E1 dual (test) a mid-range model in this country is the noblest model for 2 SIM cards from the Japanese manufacturer. Therefore we exceptionally the mono-SIM model Sony Xperia Z1 looked at again. The Sony Xperia Z1 is the former top model for the brand, and currently a premium smartphone for those who want to benefit from the price drop in the selection of its high-performance desired device, which has come about through the successor Xperia Z2.

Ex flagship now buy a bargain?

After the successor Xperia Z2 has already been published, lower prices for the previous Sony's flagship smartphone Xperia Z1 - while there is still a high-end model. Who now looking for a new mobile phone, therefore should again look closely at whether the Z1 might is right.

Display and appearance

Sony Xperia Z1 is a successful combination of elegant design, quality materials and high-performance hardware. Its aluminum frame and the front and rear tempered glass offer sufficient everyday protection. And it is also extremely flat - only 8.5 mm. In addition, the 5 inch AMOLED screen presents 16 million colors in high resolution full-HD quality.

Memory and Performance

Core of Phones is a 2.2GHz quad-core processor with good 2GB of RAM. There is also a well above-average 16 GB flash memory, the one (64 GB max.) As required with an external microSD card can top up. This is quite Performance highlights as surprised the Android version 4.2 - but after receipt can be Z1 update directly to Android 4.4. This has in Sony tradition and the brand is likely to be models, do not treat the older models quite as neglected when it comes to software updates.


The heart of Xperia Z1 is the 20 mega pixel camera. The built-in Exmor sensor, it provides very good images. To many it may even happen as they would not have to do with a smartphone, but with a small compact camera. Whether light detection or Sharpness: Here, the results. This owes this Sony model but also its bright F2.0 G lens that delivers beautiful results in conjunction with the 27 mm wide-angle lens. In addition to the lens and chip quality Sony has also incorporated into the Xperia Z1 some Bildgimmicks. How about ... a self-made animation by a dinosaur? Just turn the compact camera, select the AR effect and create a personal picture experience. And when the snapshot is sometimes not entirely spontaneous, can control it with the remote camera shutter.

Mobile Internet

Whether via WLAN from home or have a fast LTE connection on the go: When it comes to surfing the Sony Xperia Z1 must not hide but belongs to the first division. With Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA and NFC are otherwise the main connection options on board.

battery pack

14 hours stamina are telephoning possible, 110 hours for listening to music on headphones and up to 880 hours in standby mode. 

SIM card

The Sony Xperia Z1 takes on only a single micro-SIM card. If you want to operate the model with 2 SIM cards, which can only by a dual SIM adapter uses.

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