Sony Xperia Z1 (Honami) specs and features official

by: Chris SmithSeptember 4, 2013

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony on Wednesday officially unveiled its next-gen Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z1 – previously known as the Honami.

The phone has starred in a variety of leaks preceding the Berlin, Germany, media event, and we have seen many unconfirmed details about it in the past weeks, including plenty of leaked imagery – not to mention that Sony revealed various things about it with its teasers leading up to the event.

Thankfully, the phone is finally official, and we can check out its official specs sheet:

  • Size: 144 x 74 x 8.5mm
  • Weight: 170g
  • 5-inch Full HD display (1920 x 1080 resolution) with TRILUMINOS and X-Reality technology
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 graphics
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of memory
  • microSD support
  • 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS CMOS image sensor with G Lens (27mm wide angle and F2.0 aperture), BIONZ for mobile and a suite of camera apps (Info-eye, AR Effect, Timeshift Burst, Social Live)
  • 3000mAh battery
  • IP55/IP58 rating – waterproof and dustproof
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Sony features on top

As expected, the Xperia Z1 will combine “the very best of Sony’s technology” in a “slim, waterproof and beautifully designed Android smartphone.”

Sony Xperia Z1

The press shots confirm what we’ve known all along about the design of the handset thanks to the aforementioned leaks. The phone is similar to Sony’s previous Xperia Z-branded devices, including the Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia Z Tablet and Xperia Z Ultra sporting some of the same visual elements that make these devices stand out.

We have the same aluminum frame and the same power switch button on the side, and a button and port layout the seem familiar – a dedicated camera button and lanyard hole is there as well. Furthermore, the front and back panels are both made of glass. That said, you’ll still be able to tell the Xperia Z1 apart from its older brothers.

We’ll be back with more Xperia Z1 coverage directly from Berlin, Germany, as Android Authority is on the ground at IFA 2013, exploring all these new Android devices for you.


  • Miguel Blakeley

    Looks like the leaked Nexus 5 :D

    • Timothy Anderson

      Agree. It does look like the leaked Nexus. It is also very impressive!

      • Miguel Blakeley

        The only reason id prefer this over LG making it (even though the leak did appear to have the LG logo) is the water and dust proof aspect which would be very cool!

        • MasterMuffin

          It could have just been small Sony logo, it really was so blurry that you can’t tell. I’d like the amazing bezels of G2 and Honami combined!

    • joser116

      But the leaked Nexus 5 had a protruding camera.

  • LiterofCola

    If only it would be available on Verizon.

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  • Lee

    What about Z1 mini?Is it still in the mix

  • taz89

    Too big for a 5″ phone. The g2 has a 5.2″ screen with slightly bigger battery and is still much smaller. The size of the z1 makes the s4 which too has a 5″ display look like it’s a 4.7″ phone… not hating, I think the phone looks very nice and the specs are beast but those bezels are massive, even bigger than the z which was imo already to big for a 5″ device.

  • Ruz

    the only thing missing here is xenon flash, wish if they would have one and also the ir blaster is missing

    • najiy91

      xenon flash eats more battery .

      • MasterMuffin

        … Are you going to have it on 24/7

      • Ruz

        who cares for those who needs quality? When we pay $500-700 a phone when why compromise. And we will only use it in the night mode, mind u

        • Ruz

          And fyi those line lights and much better looking than those round lights

          • najiy91

            and middle position camera is much better than end camera position.

          • Ruz

            yea i agree