Smartphone cameras have been improving in their ability to capture just the right moment you’re looking for over the past couple of years, with Nokia making the biggest leap in offering a smartphone with a high resolution 41MP camera. The Lumia 1020 certainly impressed us with its ability to offer a great camera experience within a smartphone, although it device may have some competition now that Sony announced its new Xperia Z1 early last month.
The Sony Xperia Z1 is being touted to deliver a “true compact camera performance” through a combination of the smartphone’s G Lens, its CMOS image sensor and the BIONZ for mobile image processing engine. The camera isn’t the only thing Sony beefed up on its Xperia Z1 as the device runs on a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, has 16GB of internal memory, 2GB of RAM and is completely waterproof. With all of that goodness inside of the Xperia Z1, along with its 20.7MP camera, we think the Android smartphone deserves to be given some attention, which is exactly what we’ll be doing in our review of the device.