Sony Xperia Z1 - The world's best camera in a waterproof smartphone^
Sony Xperia Z1 has the best of Sony packed into a waterproof^^ smartphone. Its specialist camera, sharp screen and dynamic audio all borrow market leading technology from other parts of the business to ensure quality.
The Sony Xperia™ Z1 is designed to have the best camera in a water resistant1 smartphone. So Sony gave it a 20.7MP, 1/2.3" Exmor RS™ for Mobile image sensor, which on its own makes it one of the best camera phones available. But it doesn't stop there, there's also a Sony G Lens with a F2.0 aperture for brighter photos and a 27mm focal length for wide-angle shooting. All that technology adds up to a smartphone that's capable of taking digital camera quality photos.
All that awesome camera hardware is backed up by some interesting software too. There are five camera modes to choose from, the best of which is probably Superior Auto, which automatically optimises the camera settings for any scene. It can detect everything from moving objects to change shutter speed to lighting levels to change exposure levels. The coolest camera feature though is the AR Effect. It's an augmented reality lens that lets you put things like elves, fish and dinosaurs into your photos. Another useful feature is Info-eye, which searches the internet for useful information about the things in your photos.
So you can view your photos in stunning quality, the Sony Xperia™ Z1 has a 5" full HD display that's powered by some of Sony's TV technology. There's TRILUMINOS™ technology, which gives true, authentic colours and delivers a significantly wider colour gamut, giving you a far more natural and vivid viewing experience with a heightened sense of depth. While X-Reality™ improves texture and detail by reducing noise and image interference and takes low-resolution images and enhances them to create a high-resolution picture. All of this hardware and software means you get a superb visual experience, whatever you're doing.
To make sure the Sony Xperia™ Z1 can hold up to the tests of life, it's been designed for durability. It's been given IP55 and IP58 certification, meaning it's dust resistant and waterproof^, so you can use it in the rain or at the beach. In fact, IP58 is the highest rating for protection against water so it'll survive being submerged in up to 1.5 metres of water for half an hour. The Z1 should survive a few knocks too. Both the front and back panels are made from durable tempered glass, coated with an anti-scratch film. The frame meanwhile is made from tough glass fibre polyamide, which is so strong that it's often used as a metal substitute in cars.
The Sony Xperia Z1 has a cool feature to help make your life easier, Smart Connect. It lets you programme your Z1 with useful functions that will be activated when you plug a device into your phone or at particular times. For example, you can tell the Z1 to automatically start playing your music when you plug in headphones. Or tell it to turn on silent mode for the hours you're usually asleep.
Buy a Sony Xperia™ Z1 on selected 4G deals and you’ll get a free portable Bluetooth speaker, worth a whopping £120. The FREE Xqisit xqPRO 3.0 wireless speaker makes it easy to share your music. With exquisite sound quality thanks to two speakers and a passive subwoofer, plus 10 hours of battery life, it’s the ideal wireless speaker. Redemption is easy! Ts&Cs apply.
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** Only valid with the purchase of Xperia™ Z1. Redemption requires Xperia Privilege app, available on Google Play. this promotion for Xperia™ Z1 begins on 16th September 2013 and shall run until 31st December 2013. Exclusive movie access pass to the digital release available from Saturday 14th December 2013. The promotion can be redeemed until 31st January 2014. Music Unlimited promotion is only available for users who have not previously subscribed to any Music Unlimited premium subscriptions nor Music Unlimited premium free trials. Titles are subject to change without prior notice.
^The Xperia™ Z1 features a bespoke camera including the world's largest image sensor (1/2.3 inches) in a waterproof smartphone. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX service as of 10th of May 2013, for more information on Strategy Analytics results go to: www.sonymobile.com/testresults
^^In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia™ Z1 is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP58.