I was very impressed by Sony's IFA 2013 press conference (update)

Xperia z1

I was very impressed by Sony's press conference at IFA 2013, where they presented the Sony Xperia Z1, the new Q10 and QT100 Smart lenses, and the Smartwatch 2.

The Sony Xperia Z1 was so impressive that I have decided now, I will buy it, no question about it. The design is good, the specs is great, and the UI is very good. There is nothing to complain about really. To me its perfect.
The camera is as good as the Q10 smart lens, same sized camera sensor, so if I will buy a Smartlens too, then it will be the QT100.

It will be available here in Sweden October 1 and cost 6400 SEK. I will buy a white one.

Here is my vlog where I talk about the Sony IFA 2013 press conference:

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Sony Xperia Z1 at a glance

General: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, penta-band UMTS/HSPA, 100 Mbps LTE

Form factor: Water-resistant camera phone

Dimensions: 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm, 170g

Display: 5" 16M-color 1080p (441ppi) capacitive touchscreen TFT Triluminous display with X-Reality and OptiContrast

Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800, quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Adreno 330, 2GB

OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Camera: 20.7MP camera with 1/2.3" Exmor RS sensor and Sony G Lens, F/2.0 aperture; 2MP front-facing camera

Video camera: 1080p video capture with HDR mode

Memory: 16GB storage, microSD card slot, up to 64GB

Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, standard microUSB port with MHL and USB host, GPS receiver with A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC

Battery: Sealed 3,000mAh battery

Misc: IP58 certified - dust-sealed and water resistant beyond 1 meter; shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass for the front and the back panel, metal frame on the sides
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I think the Smart lenses is a very innovative innovation by Sony, the smaller Q10, and the larger Q100 is a brilliant idea. And that they work with any Android phone and iPhone, makes it even better. Only that proofs how much better company Sony is than Samsung.. I mean the Samsung Gear on works with the latest Galaxy devices as an example..

The Smart lenses will be perfect for me as a vlogger, especially the possibility to hold in the lens and having the phone as a extern screen will be very useful for me. The Q10 is almost the same as the camera sensor in Xperia Z1, so I probably have to buy the QX100 if I buy one.

They will be available later this month, and the Q10 will cost 2000 SEK, and the Q100 4000 SEK.

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QX100 at a glance

Sensor: 1" 20.2MP Exmor R

Lens: F/1.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonar T* lens with optical image stabilization

Zoom: 3.6x optical zoom

Image processor: BIONZ

Connectivity: Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity

Misc: Standard tripod mount

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Sensor: 1/2.3" 18.2MP Exmor R sensor

Lens: F/2.0 Sony G lens with optical image stabilization

Zoom: 10x optical zoom

Image processor: BIONZ

Connectivity: Wi-Fi and NFC

Misc: Standard tripod mount
Sony smartwatch 2

I think the Sony Smartwatch 2 is the only device Sony presented that I don't want to have, and that is not because it's worse than the Samsung Gear, actually I think it's much better, and looks much better than the Gear, but I can not see any use of a Smartwatch, that's why. It can't help me be more productive. SO I won't buy that, and I also thinks that the smart watches is too expensive.

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SmartWatch 2 at a glance

Form factor: Water-resistant aluminum smartwatch

Display: 1.6" transflective touchscreen LCD of 220 x 176 resolution; customizable watch faces

Connectivity: NFC and Bluetooth; microUSB
Apps: call and message notifications, music player controls, camera viewfinder, third-party apps from the Google Play Store

Battery: 3-4 days with watch always on

Misc: standard, exchangeable aluminum or silicon wrist band; Android 4.0+ compatible
Source: IFA 2013: Sony hands-ons - GSMArena.com