The Excess and Weaknesses of Sony Xperia Z1
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Xperia Z1 is a waterproof smartphone, with great resolution camera of Sony Mobile which began circulating in the market. Using the best hardware and stylish design premium, making the Sony Xperia Z1 be the closest competitor for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia Lumia 1020 in smartphone camera category.
In addition comes with the best quality cameras, Xperia Z1 also supported several additional accessories such as Sony-Style Camera Lens QX100 QX10 and can be used to produce images of the highest quality so that the smartphone is very suitable for use by those users who have a hobby of photography.
At first glance, the structure design of the Sony Xperia Z1 is almost similar to the Xperia Z Ultra. It can be seen from the angle and curve of which body of the phone has the impression of elegance and luxury. Z1 size longer than the Xperia Z, or is smaller than the Z Ultra. Xperia Z1 material using aluminum which makes this smartphone ofrom Sony looks so much premium, different than the Sony Xperia Z and Xperia Z Ultra which dominated by plastic material. There is also a layer of scratch-resistant glass on the front and back of the phone, just like on the Xperia Z or Z Ultra.
Sony Xperia Z1 IP55/IP58 certified, making this smartphone can survive in water to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, the same as the Sony Xperia Z Ultra. To further reinforce the waterproof capabilities, charger port / microUSB data cable, SIM card and MicroSD slot is protected by a rubber-coated special cover to prevent ingress of water and dust while Sony Xperia Z1 is put into the water. While the 3.5 mm audio jack port does not use the special cover because it can hold water.
Xperia Z1 also has a shutter button for the camera allows users to take photos in various conditions, including when taking photos in the water.
OS, UI & Display
Sony Xperia Z1 screen became the mainstay of Sony Mobile as the Xperia Z Ultra. By using technology Triluminos plus X-Reality for Mobile which is the result of the development of Sony's Bravia Engine, the Xperia Z1 can display images and colors which clear and sharp on the 5-inch screen that is used. However, which screen size is smaller than the Xperia Z Ultra makes pixel density owned Xperia Z1 becomes higher, reaching 441 ppi and still supports Full HD 1080p resolution.
Images that appear on the Xperia Z1 screen can still be seen clearly in the sun even though the clarity and sharpness slightly decreased. And the user can perform the Display Brightness setting.
For Interface, 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Android platform used Xperia Z1 is not much different from other Android smartphone with the same OS. But for smartphones from Sony Mobile, is always combined with a special interface to beautify the look of Sony Xperia Z1.
Sony Xperia Z1 adopt the hardware of the Xperia Z Ultra. Ranging from the type of chipset processor, clockspeed, memory type of graphics used up. For performance, the same as Xperia Z1 Z Ultra. But when compared with the Snapdragon S4 Pro processor used by many middle-class smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z1 hardware capabilities is strongest.
Users can watch Full HD videos, play games 3D/HD, and access to the best quality content smoothly and without lag using the Xperia Z1. In addition, Z1 also has battery saving up to 75%, as it has Stamina Mode feature which is the best combination of Sony's power management. And make 3000 mAh lithium battery used Xperia Z1 will increase several-fold and more durable.
Keep in mind, a unibody smartphone that uses the concept of having a problem that is how to reset if it hangs. On Sony Xperia Z1, users can reset by using the special panel. The panel is located on the side of a micro SIM card slot, a small form in red with the caption "off". With the existence of this panel, the user will be safer and easier to perform reset process, if there hangs on the Sony Xperia Z1.
Sony Xperia Z1 supports HSPA + and 4G LTE that can provide speeds of up to 50 Mbps (download) and 150 Mbps (download). Z1 has another connection means so complete as in the other smartphones in the same class. Even the user can connect the phone to the home devices such as LED TV or Home Teather to watch a video of the Xperia Z1 on the big screen via a data cable connection that supports MHL and NFC. And on the Sony Xperia, this feature is called the Screen Mirroring.
In addition, users can take advantage of GPS / aGPS features combined with latest Google Maps on the Xperia Z1 with an accuracy level guide turn-by-turn which is quite high, as well as voice guidance so as to make the Sony Xperia Z1 suitable for use by those users who have a hobby of photography and traveling.
Sony Xperia Z1 bring common features such as LTE, 3G/HSDPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, Browser, Java MIDP, Internal GPS, Application Navigator, Camera, Video Call, External Memory, Email, Music Player, Video Player, Video Recorder, Open OS and FM radio.
Besides common features, users can also enjoy Walkman player, PlayStation Mobile, Sony Select, Socialife, TrackID, Video Unlimited, Smart Connect, Sketch, McAfee Security, Office Suite, Reader by Sony, Notes and my Xperia.
The combination of Android OS 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and default platform form Sony makes Xperia Z1 richer feature. Besides entertainment, the Xperia Z1 also carry a wide range of business facilities that will help all users needs. Specifically for audio, though it has many exciting features like Equalizer and Clear Audio, the sound produced via headset less than the maximum. This means that the loudspeaker is only able to produce standards sound quality.
Although be able to play Full HD movies, Xperia Z1 can not play all formats of video files smoothly so that users have to add some video player apps.
Camera is the flagship feature brought by Sony Xperia Z1. In addition to having major resolution of 20.7 MP, G Lens with Exmor technology RS plus Sony's BIONZ Eliminate Noise can capture images with a 27mm wide angle of view with clear and sharp results. On the camera interface menu structure is slightly different than the Xperia Z or Z Ultra. Additional features of the Xperia Z1 interface arranged in the form of SQUARE and accompanied a detailed explanation about the capability of the features.
In addition, the Xperia Z1 equipped with some interesting and unique photo effects that can be selected on the AR Effect mode and Picture Effect. And the result is, photographs made by Xperia Z1 looks more attractive and unique. Through Info-Eye mode users can get important information from the internet about the object of the captured images. The resulting image can also be instantly shared to Social Media with activate Social Live mode.
Unlike the Xperia Z Ultra that a little blurry, the display of the object in the viewfinder Xperia Z1 remains clearly visible. Superior Auto and HDR feature can be used to produce high quality photographs without making special arrangements. And the most important and interesting is the user can take a photo using the camera in water with the Sony Xperia Z1 with good results.
Although it has almost the same hardware specs with the Xperia Z Ultra, but based on the results of benchmark tests using multiple applications, Sony Xperia Z1 performance is better than the Ultra Z, goes so far as to leave some products from other vendors in the same class.
When using Antutu, Xperia Z1 get the value 34466. Whereas when tested using Quadrant Standard, Sony Xperia Z1 at the top with the number 20506. And the value of making the Sony Xperia Z1 is at the top when compared to the Ultra Z Xperia, Xperia Z, Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom.
The Excess and Weaknesses
- The Excess: Sony Xperia Z1 has a camera of 20.7 MP, 5-inch Full HD screen and using technology Triluminos and X-Reality Mobile, using a Quad Core 2.2 GHz processor, a IP55/IP58 certificate and make the Xperia Z1 is dust and water resistant.
- Weaknesses: Battery on the Xperia Z1 can not be overridden or called non-removable, the resulting audio quality is standards, the video player does not support DivX and XviD formats.
Sony Xperia Z1 be the one opening product for the smartphone era with the big camera. Because supports variety of camera features and using the latest technology, Sony Xperia Z1 can be used to produce images in highest quality, even shooting in the water.
Although Sony Xperia Z1 is a type of smartphone cameras, but reliable hardware and support facilities are also particularly suitable for users who like to play games, watch video and help the work.