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Sony Xperia Z1 to be locally available on Oct. 18




Sony’s latest flagship, the Xperia Z1 is slated to officially arrive in the country on October 18 with an SRP of Php35K.

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To give you a quick recap, the Xperia Z1 was officially unveiled last month during the IFA in Berlin and at the Sony Regional Launch in Kuala Lumpur. Since then the 20.7 megapixel-packing Android smartphone has already made rounds in local online stores for purchase. However, if you’re one of those who prefer to purchase them through Sony stores and Xperia shops then you just have to wait for a few more days to do so.

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Sony Xperia Z1 specs:
5″ TFT Triluminous display (1920 x 1080), 440ppi
2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 CPU
2GB RAM
1/2.3-inch 20.7MP Exmor RS CMOS image sensor
27mm wide angle and bright F2.0 aperture
BIONZ for mobile image processing engine
16GB of internal storage
up to 64GB via microSD
HSPA+, LTE
WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot
NFC
ANT+ support
Bluetooth 4.0
aGPS
DLNA
GLONASS
MHL support
IP55/58 dust and water resistance
3,000mAh battery
Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
144 x 74 x 8.5mm
170 grams
Black, Purple, and White

The Sony Xperia Z1 has an SRP of Php34,990 and will be available on October 18, 2013 through Sony stores, Xperia shops and authorized dealers.

In the meantime, you can check out our review of the Sony Xperia Z1 here.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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64 Responses

  1. flya says:

    DOA. Almost 10k na mas mahal sa LG G2?

    • asahi says:

      naman!!

      reasonable naman siguro kung mahal man sya kumpara sa g2:

      expandable storage, water & dust proof, with dedicated camera shutter key, more appealing design, with lanyard hole (para pwede mo ikwentas phone mo, lol!).

    • Kups says:

      @Asahi: reasonable ba yun 16gb internal memory? 32gb na lowest internal ng flagship phone ngayon kagaya ng note 3. Dead On Arrival na nga yan Z1 na yan. hehe

    • asahi says:

      @kups

      32gb na ba ang lowest ng flagship phone ngayon?

      ngayon ko lang nalaman, galing mo!!!

      kaya pala may 16gb variant din ang G2, yung flagship ng LG ano?

      saka yung Note 3 mo may 16gb variant din? kasi nga sabi mo di ba, 32 gb na ang lowest?

      saka yung flagship ng apple ngayon na 5s may 16gb variant din di ba?

      galing mo kups!! bravo!!

    • Kups says:

      bakit available ba sa Philippines yung 16gb variant ng LG g2 at note 3? (pwera sa mga online store) kupal ka pala. hahaha

    • asahi says:

      ay!! nag-i-engot engotan lang pala talaga… hahahaha!!

      di naman kung available o hindi sa pinas ang isyu dito, kundi yung lowest internal memory ng flagship phones!

      alam ko libre maging gonggong, pero kups naman!!!.. maawa ka naman sa sarili mo, wag mo nang i-advertise pa online ang kagonggongan mo!

      hahaha!

    • fanatic says:

      haha tama ka LG G2 nlg ako parehong may snapdragon 800 pero mas affordable eh tas mas maganda pa ung mga features nila

  2. pabling says:

    Meron na ako nito. I bought in Singapore last week while on tour. All I could say, after going thru all the top brands all these years, lahat ng current top smartphone diyan except the ultra z, na meron din ako, are as if nokia 3310 phones in comparison. Buy one, if you can. To me, it’s all worth the cash I paid.

    • Name says:

      WOW. LG G2 and S4 are like 3310 compared to the Z1?? Huwaaaw so 10-15 years ahead pala to.. Husay mo!

    • arvinsheet says:

      ikaw na.. ang hangin ng dating mo

    • Adrian says:

      layo ng onti sa electric fan ser saka bawas din sa kaka abang ng reviews sa tech sites :)

    • epol says:

      bawas-bawas din sa pag shabu may time, iba na kasi comment mo eh,

    • Abdul Jakul says:

      stay away from mushroom..

    • Abdul Paja Cool says:

      And where specifically here in Singapore? I remember searching for a Z1 last few days to no avail eh. San nga ba banda dre? :)

    • Mac says:

      Hehehe, di na sumagot si pabling, di na yata binigyan ng nanay ng 15 pesos para makabalik ng computer shop, o kaya baka wala ng masagap libreng wifi sa kapitbahay kase may password na.hehehe!

    • pabling says:

      Why do I care about all of you poor people of you don’t have the money to buy? That’s your fault for being so poor because you never work! As for you ass hole who don’t know where to find a sony store in Singapore, why don’t you try Marina Bay Sands, that is if you have been to Singapore. And I don’t think so you have the money ha ha ha.
      Poor pitiful assholes who daydream a lot. Start working so you would not be so envious and angry about the rich like we do. Else, you could always stay in your “barong barong” and enjoy gambling, shabu, and drinking all day, while your children are begging in the streets and your filthy wives are hooking to feed you, poor dirty bastards!
      Get a life! SOB.

    • spooky says:

      @pabling. Wow! Dead on spot. Pero dre agree ako sayo. Tama ang sinabi mo. Yow!

    • genevria says:

      Dami talaga inggitero sa Pinas. Para ang isang mayaman napadaan lang, dinumog kaagad ng mga inggiterong walang trabaho. Magtrabaho din kaya kayo ng di laging ganyan ugali ninyo. Problema ba ninyo kung ang isa trip niya sabihin ano meron siya. Ang problema doon kung naiinggit kayo dahil wala kayo. At yan ang problema nn mga pinoy na katulad ninyo inggitero.

    • AndroidFan says:

      @genevria, kaboooooommmmmm yeah nadale mo! Perfect! Perfect na inggitero nga mga iba dito sa yugatech. Kaboooooooooooommmmmmmmm!!!!!

    • ilocano says:

      Ayaw ko sana mag comment pero ng mabasa ko ang sinabi ni @genevria, hak hak hak, true, so very true hak hak hak!
      Ang karamihan dian ho ay kapampangan tagalog bisaya, hak hak hak. D baleng magdildil ho sila sa asin basta lang may pamporma. Hak hak hak.

    • Abdul Paja Cool says:

      err, ahm, it’s only a phone… don’t see why the reason to be envious XD pasimpleng kabig po sa social climbing club ano po? hehehe

  3. abuzalzal says:

    hi guys! i miss you ol!

  4. ariel says:

    you know guys i do love the design and features though, but the thing i hate most is that massive button on the side para control ba yon or what, pag hinahawakan mo feeling mo nakakakapa ka ng kulugo or wart sa kamay mo…

    • nikko says:

      looks like downside siya of being a waterproof phone

    • ariel says:

      why not make it slightly protruding with a square or oval shaped button, not that circular bilog na bukol ang dating…na parang kulugo pag hinahawakan mo ang gilid ng phone…ang pangit…

  5. nikko says:

    magmumura ang mga suki nating online shops, especially the “service warranty” units! okay na sana, kaso ang laki ng bezel – kaya sana ma-release globally ang Sony Z1 mini..

  6. THEO says:

    As always, isang overpriced product na gawa ng SONY…

    Parang Sony VAIO Notebooks

  7. abuzalzal says:

    Is a waterproof phone really a necessity? really… paulit-ulit kong sasabihin ito, unless nasa bukid ka or gubat, I don’t think anyone would need a water-resistant phone.

    Andaming waiting shed, malls, FX taxi, iskinita na pwede mong silungan in case na bumuhos ang malakas na ulan.

    LG G2 any day

    • Angst says:

      Duh! Kahit hindi waterproof ang phone mo di yan masisira kahit mabasa pa ng ulan sa loob ng bulsa mo. As if ulan lang ang nakakabasa ng cellphone. Try again smart guy!

    • wew says:

      uulitin lang namin abuzalzal ah hahaha di kami ganun kacheap na mababasa lang ng ulan ang phone namin, may swimming pool kami at bathtub para pagliguan habang gumagamit nito…depende naman kasi sa tao kung necessity ito,kung hilig mong magtravel kung saansaan rural area man o urban definitely kailangan mo nito kasi kaunti lang ang waiting shed sa probinsya, bihira lang din dun ang Taxi. wag ka kaseng bitter porket wala pang waterproof phone ang CM. At tulad ng nauna kong sinabi, kung gusto mong gumamit ng phone habang nagbababad ka sa pool,kailangan mo din nito.

    • ilocano says:

      Ma’am wew, just a slight correction lang ho, di ho lahat ng probinsiya ay kunti ang waiting shed. Sa ilocano country ho, mandatory ho na may waiting shed, at dapat accomodating at comforting ho habang antay ng masasakyan, ang kada barangay. Pede ho kayo doon mag shot ng bannawag sa dapit hapon, tapos pag nalasing ho, comfortable ho na doon nadin matulog sa paikot na bench damputin nalang kayo ng pulis at tanod at matulog muna sa kulungan, joke. Ginagamit ho nila to da max ang pdaf. Salamat.

    • abuzalzal says:

      Using your phone whilst in the tub/pool????

      who does that? can’t you give yourself a freaking SPACE para mabigyan mo naman ang sarili mo ng konting relaxation at hindi ka naka tali sa phone mo palagi?

      Ok, whateva floats your boat

    • wew says:

      @ilocano tama ka naman pero di naman ganun karami ang bus/jeepeney o public utility vehicle stops, in short di rin ganun karami ang waiting shed sunlike sa metro manila.

    • ilocano says:

      @wew. Again ma’am, sorry ho, pero sa ibang province pede ninyo masabi ho iyan, hindi sa ilocano country na dotted ho ng magagandang waiting shed. May tirahan din ho ako sa laguna bel-air at sa antipolo kaya alam ko ho kamaynilaan. Marami din ho jeep sa ilocano country dahil ho means din ho ng transportation kasabay ng tricycle. Salamat

    • wew says:

      @ilocano cge sabihin na natin na dotted ng waiting sheds, pero ang punto po dito ay di sa lahat ng oras makakakita ka ng waiting shed pag umulan. @abuzalzal eh pakialam mo ba sa nagamit ng phone kung gusto nya gumamit tska di lang for entertainment purposes kaya gumagamit ng phone habang naliligo, ung iba for business bilang isang businessman kailangan multitasker ka kung kinakailangan mong makipagusap sa mga investors o kaya ay magresearch habang naliligo, gagawin mo talaga ito. bottomline dito depende sa paggamit ng phone mo at sa personality mo kung kakailanganin mo nito.

    • igorotak says:

      Makasabad din. Madami din kami waiting shed sa lugar naming mga igorot. Korteng waiting shed nga traditional house namin. Kung may aangal dian tutu-liin ko. Tutal madami mga supot sa kapatagan literally at figuratively. UKI?

    • abuzalzal says:

      BOTTOM LINE

      SONY tells you that actually need a waterproof phone but ”in reality” you don’t.

      That being said, The Z1 actually *works* on specific hobbies /job related stuff where there the dangers of your phone getting soaked/drenched in water is high (e.g. fishing, pool/beach lifeguard, crocodile hunting etc etc etc)

      my.opinion

    • wew says:

      @abuzalzal tama ka pero pede rin natin sabihin na kukunin to ng mga tao na ayaw magpakasiguro dahil di natin alam kung kailan pedeng aksidenteng mabasa ang phone natin,pedeng habang naulan okaya nalaglag sa tubig…parang scratch resistant glass d naman siya macoconsider as a necessity para lang to sa mga ayaw magasgasan ang screen para maenjoy nila ang crystal clear display ng phone nla

    • andy says:

      I think this is the principle behind this. “better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it”.

    • Abdul Paja Cool says:

      Actually na eenjoy ko Xperia ko pag nagshoshower, tapos may tumawag or shooting pics just under the pool XD and lalo na pag umulan atleast no worries ^__^

    • wew says:

      @andy very well said =)

  8. zero says:

    Wow. Dead on arrival.konti lang ang price difference sa lumia 1020 considering this phone is marketed based on its camera?.wow. The price of 1020 includes a camera grip which is a much better deal compared to this one.

  9. Sharingan_yeah says:

    To be fucking honest, having a waterproof phone is too overrated. Unless kung sirena ka at gusto mong mag selfie sa tabi ng Titanic.

    And second thing, 16gb should be buried 100ft under our feet.

    3rdly, should be atleast 3,500 mAH +++ battery.

  10. omg says:

    seriously? anong paki namin mga Sony fans sa LG G2 nyo? Taga recruit ba kayo ng LG? Hahaha funny. I don’t see a comparison in this post pero pinipilit parin ang mga “no budget” people ang LG G2. Hindi kayo target ng Sony. ;)

  11. Mr. Curious says:

    AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS: 28K NA LANG TO SA KIM STORE. not promoting here, just saying. It might diminish more once it arrives here.

    • Mr. Curious says:

      kimstore: php 27800
      widget: php 28700

      it’s a little over 2k difference with LG G2
      I guess that’s the price you have to pay for waterproofing and a better home/power button (placement) in my opinion.

      z1 has more pixels vs g2 with 20.7 vs a 13mp shooter, haven’t tried both so I can’t judge; also I’m not a tech guru/savvy. But I observed that in benchmarks G2 tops z1 which I think you won’t really feel the difference in actual performance. I think z1 wins in terms of being ergonomic-ish but g2 wins in price and performance I think.

      Why bash people’s opinions? If they don’t want the product then let them. If you want the product then buy it and be happy with it. These phones are like drugs (legal), you use the ones “KUNG SAAN KA HIYANG”.

  12. Zobel says:

    Basta Sony expect overpricing. Thanks for helping to subsidize Nippon’s adult diaper needs. ^^

  13. meh says:

    Its a great phone for the philippines where it rains and floods all the time to not have to worry about rain, water, flood and humidity .

    Also, LG never updates its phones with proper software updates. Sony usually does a decent job

  14. Xperia says:

    This is really awesome and i love that.. This is very unique thing you put on that post.. Thanks for sharing… More

  15. aira says:

    para to sa mga mahilig mag text at mag browse sa loob ng banyo, pag nahulog sa balde ok lang or sa inidoro. Ok naba?? para matahimik na ung mga may pinaglalaban jan about sa pagiging waterproof.

  16. cheverchenes says:

    experience:

    workmate bought a new phone prior to company outing.. since bago ang phone, yun ang napagdiskitahan for piktyur-piktyur.. while workmate is busy taking videos of our lunuran session (in knee-deep water) phone accidently slipped.. and that was the end of his 25k++.. though his katangahan and kashunga-an is highly debatable, isa eto sa mga instances where masasabi natin na “deym, he should have bought a waterproof phone instead”..

    Agree or agree?

  17. wew says:

    dun sa mga gusto ng waterproof phone pero ayaw nitong xperia o s4 active, may nabibili naman po na waterproof cases for other phones pero ang alam ko karamihan eh for iphones and samsung galaxy s lineup…kung ayaw nyu naman ng case dahil nagpapalaki sa phone may nabibiling pouches na pede sa halos lahat ng smartphones pero un nga lang di advisable na gamitin permanently kasi di maganda tignan hahaha

  18. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    You know what, just for those G2 people to shaddapf, Sony should add a rear key too at the back of the XZ1 so that they can stop the whining.

  19. kerby says:

    what are the diff bet. sony xperis Z1 and G2??

  20. fanatic says:

    hindi ba pwedeng nagbabasa kme ng ibat ibang article to look for new smartphones and angat lang tlga ang LG G2 kumpara dito sa sony?

    • wew says:

      KSE DIBA DI NAMAN HALATA NA GUMAGAWA KAYO NG DUMMY ACCTS PARA LNG MAPSPAM TONG YUGATECH NG G2 NYO PWE,WALA NAMANG MASAMA HUMANGA PERO HALATA NAMAN NA NANGTOTROLL LNG KAYO TIGNAN MO SARILI MO DITO GUMAMIT KAPA NG IBANG USERNAME KAHIT PAREHO EMAIL ADD AT HALATA NAMAN NA PINAPALABAS MONG IBANG TAO UNG CHIDORI SO PLEASE STOP WALA KMING PAKILAAM SA G2 DI LAHAT NG TAO UN ANG DABES PARA SA KANINA NASA SA TAO YAN.KUNG MARUNONG KAYO RUMESPETO NG IBA DITO TUMIGIL NA KAYO SA KAKACOMMENT.

  21. chevster says:

    dahil madaming G2 fans dito hahahaha i love LG G2 na rin! :)

  22. chidori says:

    ayan napabasa tuloy ako ng mga article ng G2, ganda nga ng specs ng LG OIS cam and the rear key button is just what differentiate itself from other phones

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