Xperia Z1

Right on schedule, the first Sony Xperia Z1 stock has started to arrive at independent UK retailers, with Clove Technology and Digital Phone Co both listing the device for sale. SIM-free prices are in the £550-560 range, so you'll certainly pay a premium for the Z1's high-end internals, which include a Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU and 20.7-megapixel camera with Sony G lens.

If you're planning on picking up an Xperia Z1 in the UK, hit the comments and let us know. If you're still on the fence, you can check out our hands-on feature from IFA for a closer look at the phone.

Source: Clove, Digital Phone Co; via: Xperia Blog

 
There are 17 comments

Em Faulkner says:

Currently have an iPhone 4S but am moving away from Apple and have pre-ordered a purple Z1 from Carphone Warehouse on EE.
Doesn't appear to be a delivery date for the purple ones yet though so I'm trying to be patient... One of my main reasons for moving away from the iPhone is the lack of expandable storage. I hate that you pay a huge premium for something as basic as an extra 16Gb of storage with the iPhone, it's a total ripoff and they're just not worth the expense now, compared to other phones that are available. The Z1 and other phones coming out now seem to be miles ahead.

eszklar says:

AC must review this phone!!! Seriously I'm pumped for Sony with the Z1, Z Ultra and QX lens.

TechZOnline says:

Google need to get Sony to do the next Nexus...

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Mobius360 says:

In the back of my mind I am wondering if Sony and Google held off on a Google Edition Experia Z because it paled in comparison to the S4 and One. I remember Sony saying they would have a Google Edition Z but so much time has passed that maybe it will be a Z1 instead.

barondebxl says:

I totally agree

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The question I have is when are we getting some love in the States?

GiantJay says:

Exactly. If this comes to Sprint with tri-band lte, I might leave Samsung for this phone.

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FailDeadly says:

The C6906 version is the one that supports AT&Ts LTE bands, but nobody has any idea of where it is. I'm excited for this phone, but if they drag their feet on getting it to the US I'll have to move on to another phone on the shortlist that support MicroSD.

theromz says:

Going to go to the shops and try it out today, outside of the size, screen and software it seems top notch in every other field. Huge ass battery, best android camera by a long shot, very nice design, great hardware and build. The Software shouldn't be too bad as sony always releases AOSP for their flagship devices, the screen I wish was as good as the bigger Z phone. The size of the original Z felt a little unwieldy which also worries me.

oflife says:

Got to play with the Z Ultra the other day. It is quite simply the most gorgeous (and fast) mobile device to ever exist. (Yup, nicer than the Z1.) It is a pity Sony knobled it with an inferior camera and lack of any apps than can benefit from the 'anything pointy can be a stylus' feature. (I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the stylus integration is tops, as is the performance, but it's not exactly pretty!) Oh to have the Galaxy Note 8 software in the Ultra body, with an 8" screen.

E90 Commie says:

What apps are you missing from the Ultra?

There are a couple of apps and games that benefits from stylus control including different note takers, image editors, ScummVM etc. Photoshop Touch in tablet mode is nice to operate with the stylus etc.

I don't really like the Samsung way too much since all those features are tied to the TW framework, something that goes out of the door when an alternative ROM is flashed (Paranoid Android, PAC or CM etc). On the Ultra, the stylus is integrated in such a way that it gives enhanced flexibility with the app selection while the device itself is pretty much unbloated.

csmall says:

Hey AC, can you reach out to someone at AT&T or Sony and find out why the US is getting the shaft with the last two Sony flagships? Z/Z1. T-Mobile isn't big enough to touch on.

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betsuni says:

You can buy the ZL from Sony and run it on the AT&T network just fine. Plus the bonus is that you don't have to wait for AT&T to bloat up the software and delay the updates because it feels like it.

zeromaru says:

I would love to know if the display is decent or not... handson made it seem like the original Z wich was only decent if you were looking straight at it. LG or HTC displays look way beeter (i really want this phoen :P)

I like rich saturated colors (don't have to be amoled like :P) and good viewing angles.

stefox2003 says:

The z got a lot of stick for the screen but it doesn't bother me as 99.9percent of the time your looking straight on at the screen anyway, my problem/question is is it worth the jump to the new z1?

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m0scs says:

I seriously like the look of the Z1! Thought the Z was real nice and if I was in line for an upgrade I'd be giving this a go. Looking forward to a full review. It's a real shame Sony mobiles don't seem to get the kudos they deserve on AC.

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RuffaloBone says:

Mine is at a sorting facility in Pennsylvania right now. Wish I could just drive down and grab it. Expected late Thursday.