Sony Honami is shown next to the Xperia Z Ultra and iPhone, gives camera details

by: Nate SwannerAugust 15, 2013

Sony Honami i1

If you’ve seen our review of the Xperia Z ultra, you’ll know it’s a pretty large device, yet somehow manageable. Maybe a touch too big for most, it’s still an impressive feat to pack so much into such a slim device.

The Honami has many who are impressed with the Z Ultra hoping it’s a similar profile, just in a smaller package. The above pic should please those folks, who see the two devices next to one another. While not remarkably smaller, it’s probably just small enough to make most of us interested in a 5-inch device happy.

The pics below also show a closeup of the camera, which is labelled with the “G” branding and touts the 20.7 megapixel capability we’ve all heard so much about. The pic below, which shows the device making the iPhone look downright miniature, is one of the few showing the front of the device.

As IFA approaches, and we continue to see leaks of the Honami and Sony lenses, we’re increasingly excited for the press conference Sony is holding during the week-long conference. We’ll be at IFA, filling you in on all the coverage, so be sure to check back regularly for news on this and all other devices being released this fall!

Sony Honami i1 and iPhoneSony Honami i1 camera

  • DigBick

    I cant believe this. Do you really think that’s how a 5 inch phone would look like next to a 6.44 inch phone? Besides the Z ultra doesn’t have a LED flash on the back as these two phones have.

    • SkyS1gn

      Its the normal Z, not the Ultra!

    • Jaime

      You are right, also, the picture of the lens is from the White (larger) device.

      • DigBick

        Must be a summer-worker or something who wrote this article, to actually believe that a 5 inch phone and 6.44 inch would have the same size, boggles the mind

        • MasterMuffin

          I don’t believe that Nate Summers is a summer writer, but that certainly is not a Z Ultra!

          • ibbi

            its swanners btw :p

          • MasterMuffin

            Auto correct >_<

  • Tej

    what i understand is.. its Sony Honami in white and Xperia Z in Purple..not Z Ultra

    • K.

      Between this and the unrealistic price of the Z ultra in Joshua’s review, it seems that the authors at AA do not verify their information. What’s even worse is that they don’t correct their articles after receiving so many comments.

  • MasterMuffin

    I just can’t understand why it’s so much bigger than Xperia Z if they both have a 5″ screen! Dem bezels

    • weed

      Again we see that Sony is sacrificing anything to make it slim. I think it’s a mistake, better if they made it thicker and used that extra thickness to make space for a bigger lens, or bigger sensor even.

      Still, this looks ok, not a total failure as Z Ultra.

      • MasterMuffin

        I was talking about the bezels, not thinness/thickness

    • Joshua

      I’m coming after you MasterMuffin…

      • MasterMuffin


        • Joshua

          I’m going to try to catch up to how many comments you have :P

          • MasterMuffin


          • Joshua

            Well then, it might take a while ;)

          • MasterMuffin

            It would be fun to see my first comment! I remember one time I was talking something about cock not knowing what it ment back in the day xD I really should comment less, I think people may start hating me but I don’t care that much :)

          • Joshua

            Haha, how old are you?

          • MasterMuffin


          • Joshua

            14 ;)

          • MasterMuffin

            If you mean that I’m 14, yes but I always count up like for example if you were born in November of 1900, I’d say you’re 113 not 112 years old :)

          • Joshua

            lol no i mean i’m 14. So i guess that makes too of us ;). What device are you rocking and how did u get interested in this?

          • MasterMuffin

            Oh okay. I got S3 and going to get Nexus 5. I actually had no smartphone till was it 2011 when I (after a lot of research) got to the conclusion that iPhone wasn’t the option. I had 2 options, S2 or Sensation XL and in my opinion S2 was the better one so I bought it and I’m happy that I did. S2 got more updates and was the faster device of those two. My both sisters had an iPhone and my family had a Mac, so I had seen the Apple world and disliked it a lot and I still do. What about you (know that we are asking questions xD)?

          • Joshua

            I live in Cali, and EVERYONE has iphones. It kinda was the usual. It wasn’t, im getting a smartphone, but im getting a iphone. I decided to go hipster and looked at alternatives. I found out about android, and nothing compares.

            I live in a all apple family too. But i have successfully turned 4 people to android, plus my mom and dad ;)

          • MasterMuffin

            Conclusion: Android FTW!

          • Joshua


          • Joshua

            The reason im asking so many questions is because i have rarely met someone my age with this common interest.


    Why did they post it again {i mean the second and the third picture}?
    And it’s not Z Ultra, it’s just the Z….

  • Jiop

    Go home Nate, you’re drunk.

  • Warrdogg

    I think the point of the large bezels are for photography purposes, such as holding the phone in landscape as seen in one of the leaked photos where the dude has the honami with a Sony detachable lens.

  • Fred Chiang

    where is the z ultra? the z ultra has no flash, both phones in the picture have flash

  • SammyK300

    Clearly the purple phone is the Xperia Z, how have AA not corrected this as yet?

  • George Kuruvilla

    Its bigger than Ultra! I am still trying to figure out on how to live with my Ultra and now Honami shows up!!! What am I supposed to do!

  • Opinion

    z ultra does not hv a flash

  • Michael Beeson

    they should have made the honami a 5.5 or 5.7 inch device so they can have a s/m/l lineup it would give note 3 a run for its money if it had the same capabilities as s the z ultra but with the bigger lens and it would fit in the pocket better and easier to hold