Sony Xperia Z1 Black

What you need to know

  • Waterproof and dust resistant
  • Timeshift burst – shoots 61 photos in 2 seconds. Take your pick
  • Get O2 4G on this phone
  • Free upgrade to a premium Social live account
  • 20.7 megapixel camera with large 1/2.3 inch sensor
  • 5" Full HD TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
  • Free Sony Entertainment Network content - worth up to £100
  • Eco rating: 4.4/5

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Watch every Barclays Premier League goal with Sun+, on us

Watch every Barclays Premier League goal with Sun+, on us

Just sign up to a 5GB or 8GB tariff to catch all the action.

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Available for £529.99

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Check out what happens when you mix the Sony Xperia Z1, a smart lens and a race track

There are loads of really cool accessories compatible with the Sony Xperia Z1 including the QX10 smart lens. With 10 x optical zoom, the lens can either be used with or detached from the device. Check out the guys at brand hatch driving a car with a smart phone.

It’s easy to switch

Easily transfer all your contacts and content from your old phone to your new Sony Xperia Z1. Xperia transfer is compatible with Android, iOS and Blackberry. Switching phones has never been easier.

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Get up to £100 worth of Sony content

Sony Entertainment Network instantly delivers music, movies and games in one account.

• Watch great movies
• Enjoy millions of songs streamed to your phone
• Play games handpicked from the PlayStation@store

Download the Xperia Privilege app now to enjoy all of the above in one entertainment pack.

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The perfect picture is no longer a fraction away

Time burst allows you to take 61 frames in 2 seconds and even starts taking pictures before you press the shutter. Then, just flip through the picture sequence and capture your best moment.

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Dive in!

The Z1’s Waterproof design allows you to take photos and record video underwater up to a depth of 1.5 metres and for up to 30 minutes. Capture your best moments, no matter where they happen.

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Make the most of Social Live

With Social Live, you can broadcast every moment as it happens live via Facebook. Get your friend's responses right there on the screen and keep the conversation going in real-time. And O2 customers with the Z1 will automatically get upgraded to a premium Social Live account until 31 December 2013 - so you can post longer videos, keep unlimited videos online for as long as you choose and enjoy ad-free playback.

Watch every Barclays Premier League goal with Sun+, on us

Part of the Sun+ bundle, Sun+ Goals is The Sun's new mobile and tablet football app that lets you watch every Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Scottish Premiership goal and highlight on the go. The Sun+ bundle also includes access to, The Sun Mobile app and The Sun Tablet app - so you can download an edition of The Sun newspaper, every day.

Choose the 5GB tariff and you'll get 6 months access to Sun+. Or choose the 8GB tariff to enjoy 12 months access. When you join, we'll text you a link and code to get you started.

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Overall Specification

Talk Time
Up to 15 hours (GSM)
Standby Time
Up to 890 hours (GSM)
144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm
Screen Size
5" Screen. 1920 x 1080p full HD Display
Internal Phone Memory
Up to 16 GB
External Phone Memory
MicroSD™ card slot up to 16 GB
Email Capability
Operating System
Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)


Back Camera
20.7 megapixel
Front Camera
2 megapixel 9 x digital zoom. Auto focus. Burst mode. Face detection. Sweep Panorama. Self-timer.
Video Capture
Full 1080p HD video recording
Music Player
3D Surround Sound (VPT), Album art, Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP), ClearAudio+, Clear bass, Clear Phase™, Clear stereo, Dynamic normalizer, Music tones (MP3/AAC), PlayNow™ service, SensMe™, TrackID™ music recognition, "WALKMAN" application, xLoud™ Experience
FM Radio


Band Type
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV),1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz LTE (Bands 1,2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Bluetooth™ (A2DP) Version 4.0
Stereo Bluetooth
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And because you pay for them separately, you can pay off your Phone plan whenever you want and get yourself the latest smartphone.

Get cash for your old phone with O2 Recycle

See how much your phone is currently worth – find it in the dropdown menus below to get your quote.

Buy a new phone and you'll see a link to O2 Recycle on your confirmation page. Or to recycle now, visit our website or bring it along to your nearest O2 store.


We've already given our customers £50 million since we launched in 2009.

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We won't be beaten on price. If you see your item being recycled for a more than we've given you within 7 days of submitting your order, let us know. We'll check it out and if you're right, we'll match that price.

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O2 Recycle is open to everyone – no matter what network. It costs you nothing to send your phone or gadget to us and we'll pay you same day we receive it.

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To recycle your gadget now, visit our website or bring it along to your nearest O2 store.


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Text MOMENTS to 2020 to get started. Not got a smartphone? Visit our website for more info.

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Before you buy

Choosing your latest phone? Here’s all the important stuff you need to know before you put it in your basket.

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We won’t charge to get it to you
We offer free UK delivery on all our phones, sims, accessories and mobile broadband. And you can choose which working day you can get your phone delivered – for no extra charge.

Click and Collect

Not able to wait in for a delivery?
Click and Collect means you can choose to collect your order from any UK store, including Northern Ireland. You can select Click and Collect at checkout - use our store locator to find the most convenient store for you.


Keep your number (if you want to)
Whether you’re with O2 already, or have moved from another network, we’ll help you keep your number. One you’ve got your new phone, come back to and search ‘Keep my number’ – we’ve got Support pages to help with this that should pop up. Fill in a form and we’ll do the rest.


Changed your mind?
We want you to be completely happy with your new phone. So if you’re not, send it back to us within 7 working days and we’ll give you a refund or an exchange. If it’s faulty and you’ve had it for less than 14 days, we’ll replace it or give you your money back - longer than two weeks and we’ll get it fixed.

4G Ready

4G ready
Phone 4G ready. 4G sim and software update required and additional charges may apply for 4G service.

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This phone's 4G ready.
If you've got O2 4G coverage and you choose a 4G tariff
you'll be able to download music, stream videos, and play
games faster than ever before.

O2 4g coverage

98% - that's the percentage of the UK population that's going to have access to O2 4G coverage by the time we're finished rolling it out.

4G is available for Pay Monthly, Pay & Go and mobile broadband customers across the country - from Paisley to Sevenoaks. Find out what coverage is like near you.

Don't have 4G coverage yet?

You can still get this phone and choose the tariff that's right for you – including the ones with the bigger data bundles.

Why O2 4G

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O2 Tracks

Download all the Official Top 40 hits. Stream the best music videos. And get 4 weeks of O2 tracks with music videos for free.

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Priority Sports

Free and exclusive Priority Sports videos from your heroes every week. Supercharged by O2 4G.

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O2 Games

Challenge your mates online with the top multiplayer games. Exclusively over O2 4G. And don't worry about using up your data - game play is completely on us.

Data Explained

Whenever you use the internet on your phone, you're using data - whether it's browsing the web, sending an email, or watching a TV programme.

Downloading and using apps will also take a slice out of your data allowance.

Not sure how much data you need? Use our data calculator to help you out

Help with mobile data

The O2 Gurus have put together a quick guide to help you make sense of mobile data.
Visit O2 Guru TV

The small print:
O2 Tracks: 4 weeks of O2 Tracks with music videos for free, for all 4G o2 Post Pay and Pay & Go mobile customers. £1.50 per week charge applies after free trial (opt out available). Compatible device required. May use your data allowance or data charges may apply.