Up close and personal with the Sony Xperia Z1's 20.7MP G Lens camera

Up close and personal with the Sony Xperia Z1's 20.7MP G Lens cameraSony is continuing in full-scale tease mode ahead of the Sony Xperia Z1 (or “Honami”) announcement at IFA next week.

On top of the power button close-up we saw last week, we now have a full teaser video showing off the Honami's finely sculpted curves, plus our first good look at that 20.7MP G Lens camera unit.

Sony reckons “the best of Sony is about to get even better”, and offers up a succession of sultry sweeps and half-glimpses of the Xperia Z1 by way of proof.

If you're more interested in actual facts, we're talking a 5in 1080p display, Snapdragon 800 processor, 3000mAh battery, waterproofing and that 20.7MP G Lens camera.

What the teaser clip makes quite clear is that unlike rival cameraphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom and Nokia's Lumia 1020, the high-resolution camera sensor hasn't interfered at all with the sleek design of the Xperia Z1's chassis.

Does that mean it isn't as good as its rivals despite the impressive megapixel count? Possibly, but Sony has plenty of imaging and display-related software goodies to throw at the Xperia Z1, and outside of tell-tale areas like low light photography, you might find the difference in the end isn't much at all.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 27, 2013 at 16:58

" and outside of tell-tale areas like low light photography, you might find the difference in the end isn't much at all" - and zoom... But I don't think the Galaxy Zoom is any concern for anyone but Samsung

Treab  Aug. 27, 2013 at 17:14

" and outside of tell-tale areas like low light photography, you might find the difference in the end isn't much at all" - and zoom... But I don't think the Galaxy Zoom is any concern for anyone but Samsung

i saw an advert for that phone the other day... i laughed... oh how i laughed.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 17:40

" and outside of tell-tale areas like low light photography, you might find the difference in the end isn't much at all" - and zoom... But I don't think the Galaxy Zoom is any concern for anyone but Samsung

i saw an advert for that phone the other day... i laughed... oh how i laughed.


I know someone who owns one... i laughed too!

judgey  Aug. 27, 2013 at 19:51

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 20:04

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

MURICA PHONE!

Treab  Aug. 27, 2013 at 20:06

" and outside of tell-tale areas like low light photography, you might find the difference in the end isn't much at all" - and zoom... But I don't think the Galaxy Zoom is any concern for anyone but Samsung

i saw an advert for that phone the other day... i laughed... oh how i laughed.


I know someone who owns one... i laughed too!


WAIT someone owns one you sure you weren't delusional? theres treatment for that you know (coming from a mental health nurse student)

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 27, 2013 at 20:54

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

Moto X? Did you see the T&Cs for the Purchase of the Moto X in 'merica? YOU are not allowed to sell it! Ridiculous.

judgey  Aug. 27, 2013 at 20:56

Really? I not been on the scene for a few months now...

Treab  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:07

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

Moto X? Did you see the T&Cs for the Purchase of the Moto X in 'merica? YOU are not allowed to sell it! Ridiculous.


you sure got a link?

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:28

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

Moto X? Did you see the T&Cs for the Purchase of the Moto X in 'merica? YOU are not allowed to sell it! Ridiculous.


FREEDOM! FREEDOM EVERYWHERE!

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:29

" and outside of tell-tale areas like low light photography, you might find the difference in the end isn't much at all" - and zoom... But I don't think the Galaxy Zoom is any concern for anyone but Samsung

i saw an advert for that phone the other day... i laughed... oh how i laughed.


I know someone who owns one... i laughed too!


WAIT someone owns one you sure you weren't delusional? theres treatment for that you know (coming from a mental health nurse student)


I already gave them the number for the local psychiatrist.

judgey  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:33

Well looks like im going sony if that is the case.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:43

Well looks like im going sony if that is the case.

jan was joking.

judgey  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:44

omg derrrrr haha ok my bad :-)

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:46

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

Moto X? Did you see the T&Cs for the Purchase of the Moto X in 'merica? YOU are not allowed to sell it! Ridiculous.


you sure got a link?


http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/about-motorola-us/About_Motorola-Legal-Terms_of_Sale/About_Motorola-Legal-Terms_of_Sale.html

They have changed it; now says "for commercial purposes"!

Originally it said "we cannot allow you to resell the product. And we take this very seriously". But I guess after countless tweets and so on, they changed it...

PURCHASE/PAYMENT TERMS: SHOW US THE MONEY!

You’re not a store. You’re buying this phone for yourself or to give as a gift. We do not authorize reselling of products purchased on this site for commercial purposes. Warranty, support, and any other services provided are not transferable if you resell products purchased from this site.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:53

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

Moto X? Did you see the T&Cs for the Purchase of the Moto X in 'merica? YOU are not allowed to sell it! Ridiculous.


you sure got a link?


http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/about-motorola-us/About_Motorola-Legal-Terms_of_Sale/About_Motorola-Legal-Terms_of_Sale.html

They have changed it; now says "for commercial purposes"!

Originally it said "we cannot allow you to resell the product. And we take this very seriously". But I guess after countless tweets and so on, they changed it...

PURCHASE/PAYMENT TERMS: SHOW US THE MONEY!

You’re not a store. You’re buying this phone for yourself or to give as a gift. We do not authorize reselling of products purchased on this site for commercial purposes. Warranty, support, and any other services provided are not transferable if you resell products purchased from this site.


I can believe commercial purposes but i don't think they'd say you can't sell it privately seeing as that breaks every single law in existence.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 27, 2013 at 21:59

This or the moto phone is my next phone but no upgrade until December

Moto X? Did you see the T&Cs for the Purchase of the Moto X in 'merica? YOU are not allowed to sell it! Ridiculous.


you sure got a link?


http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/about-motorola-us/About_Motorola-Legal-Terms_of_Sale/About_Motorola-Legal-Terms_of_Sale.html

They have changed it; now says "for commercial purposes"!

Originally it said "we cannot allow you to resell the product. And we take this very seriously". But I guess after countless tweets and so on, they changed it...

PURCHASE/PAYMENT TERMS: SHOW US THE MONEY!

You’re not a store. You’re buying this phone for yourself or to give as a gift. We do not authorize reselling of products purchased on this site for commercial purposes. Warranty, support, and any other services provided are not transferable if you resell products purchased from this site.


I can believe commercial purposes but i don't think they'd say you can't sell it privately seeing as that breaks every single law in existence.


Yep! I guess that is why they changed the text. It really was spelled out in fairly flippant language: We cannot allow you to sell the product. And we take this very seriously.

Weird in a 'legal' document.
The whole tone changed. It read originally as if some intern typed it - you can find countless tweets about it if you don't believe me ;) Search Twitter August 19th. Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 22:06

Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

Would you believe me if i told you it already was.... :P

Tbh i can believe a Murican company would do that.

I honestly thought you were joking.

Treab  Aug. 27, 2013 at 22:59

Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

Would you believe me if i told you it already was.... :P

Tbh i can believe a Murican company would do that.

I honestly thought you were joking.


How dare you accuse jan of joking...

DO YOU NOT KNOW HES GERMAN???? joking germans what a disgusting image.

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 23:01

Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

Would you believe me if i told you it already was.... :P

Tbh i can believe a Murican company would do that.

I honestly thought you were joking.


How dare you accuse jan of joking...

DO YOU NOT KNOW HES GERMAN???? joking germans what a disgusting image.


http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/2/2d/Back_away_slowly.gif

Treab  Aug. 27, 2013 at 23:03

Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

Would you believe me if i told you it already was.... :P

Tbh i can believe a Murican company would do that.

I honestly thought you were joking.


How dare you accuse jan of joking...

DO YOU NOT KNOW HES GERMAN???? joking germans what a disgusting image.


http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/2/2d/Back_away_slowly.gif


debating if thats technically racist...

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 23:12

Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

Would you believe me if i told you it already was.... :P

Tbh i can believe a Murican company would do that.

I honestly thought you were joking.


How dare you accuse jan of joking...

DO YOU NOT KNOW HES GERMAN???? joking germans what a disgusting image.


http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/2/2d/Back_away_slowly.gif


debating if thats technically racist...


Dude, i'm not racist, one of my best friends is a simpsons character.

Treab  Aug. 27, 2013 at 23:15

Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

Would you believe me if i told you it already was.... :P

Tbh i can believe a Murican company would do that.

I honestly thought you were joking.


How dare you accuse jan of joking...

DO YOU NOT KNOW HES GERMAN???? joking germans what a disgusting image.


http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/2/2d/Back_away_slowly.gif


debating if thats technically racist...


Dude, i'm not racist, one of my best friends is a simpsons character.


rofl. thats all i can say to that ;)

AhmadCentral  Aug. 27, 2013 at 23:26

Would mean your life's a bit sad, though :p

Would you believe me if i told you it already was.... :P

Tbh i can believe a Murican company would do that.

I honestly thought you were joking.


How dare you accuse jan of joking...

DO YOU NOT KNOW HES GERMAN???? joking germans what a disgusting image.


http://images.wikia.com/glee/images/2/2d/Back_away_slowly.gif


debating if thats technically racist...


Dude, i'm not racist, one of my best friends is a simpsons character.


rofl. thats all i can say to that ;)


Thanks...? i guess...?

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 28, 2013 at 10:35

Hahaha one of my favourite Ho-Mos* (*Homer Moments ;) )

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