When Sony sells you a smartphone for $600, it’s making a promise. Actually, it makes a whole bunch of them: Power, beauty, waterproof protection, and everyday utility. Can this slab of metal and glass do it all?
Sony isn’t shy about touting the numbers here. With a Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2 gigabytes of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, and a 441 ppi 5-inch full-HD screen, the Xperia Z1 is a lot of phone. This is as high-end as Android gets circa early 2014, and it handled anything I threw at it with aplomb. Its glass casing packs a 3000 mAh battery that carries it through a full day’s use with ease.
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