The Sony Xperia Z1 is the latest flagship smartphone from Sony, packing a 5-inch Full HD screen, a 20.7-megapixel camera, and an impressive 2.2GHz quad-core processor. It's due to land in the UK from mid-September, although global availability hasn't yet been confirmed. Read editors' take
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It has the same glass back as its predecessor, the Xperia Z. Read editors' take
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It might say "X" for now, but rest assured that it's packing an impressive 20.7-megapixel camera. Read editors' take
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It's slender, but not quite as skinny as its predecessor. Read editors' take
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The SIM card and microSD card slots are covered by a rubber flap to stop water getting in. Read editors' take
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The aluminium band around the edge makes it a bit more comfortable to hold. Read editors' take
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The subtle Xperia logo is in the same place. It's a stark design but one that I'm very keen on. Read editors' take
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There's a larger speaker grille on the bottom. Hopefully it'll give a bigger sound than before. Read editors' take
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Sony has also added a dedicated camera shutter button to let you quickly snap away with that high-resolution sensor. Read editors' take
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The headphone jack doesn't have an annoying flap over it, but the phone is still completely waterproof. Read editors' take
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As well as toughening it up, the aluminium gives the Z1 an extra element of luxury. Read editors' take
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It's a bit bigger than the Samsung Galaxy S4 so won't suit those of you with small hands. Read editors' take
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It's a little fatter than the S4, too, but not by much. Read editors' take
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It has camera apps that can be fired up from the normal viewfinder. Read editors' take
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The aluminium band is milled from a single block of metal. Read editors' take
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Don't worry, you won't be able to pop the phone out of the band like this. Read editors' take
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