Sony Xperia Z1 With 20.7 Megapixel Camera

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As the market gets flooded with high-end smartphones on quad-core processors and full-HD displays, Sony is out with yet another beauty - The Xperia Z1 which features a massive 20.7 megapixel camera coupled with Sony's high-quality optics.

With roughly similar dimensions to the Z, the Xperia Z1 has striking resemblance with its predecessor. However, the new aluminum band running around the edges makes the device more comfortable to hold, besides giving it a luxurious look.

The impressive 20.7 megapixel camera is what makes the Z1 strikingly distinct from other high-end phones. In an effort to make the device more camera-centric, Sony has included its high-end G lens and Bionz image-processing chip for superior image quality.

The camera on Z1 has a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS CMOS sensor, which offers 27mm wide angle, and f2.0 aperture. This allows the camera to zoom up to 3X with zero distortion, even in low-light conditions.

The camera sensor is bigger than that of Apple's iPhone 5 and other premium smartphones in the market, but still remains inferior to the Nokia Lumia 1020. At 1/1.5 inch, the 41 megapixel camera on the Lumia 1020 stands out as the best of its kind.

Like the Z, Xperia Z1 also uses a waterproof and dust-proof design, allowing the device to remain submerged in water for about 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. The headphone jack on the Z1 has also been made waterproof.

Other major specs include a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a 3,000 mAh battery, and the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS, which is more or less what you will find on other high-end devices.

In an interview at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Sony Mobile Communications' sales chief Dennis van Schie said the company is now aiming for a top-three spot in the smartphone market. Currently, the top spot in the smartphone market is held by Samsung, followed by Apple and LG.

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