Holding the Sony Xperia Z1 is a treat to the senses too, as the Z1 features a full glass exterior as well as a smooth, featureless and button-free front.
The back’s so shiny you could mistake it for a display, albeit a broken display that’s stuck showing the Sony logo in the middle.
Sony’s designers have ensured that the Z1’s plastic sides extend by a fraction of a millimetre over the phone’s glassy rear.
This acts as a shock absorber and means the glass should be protected from casual tosses onto hard surfaces – although I’ve scratched the back a little already. But that was probably from chucking it in the sea to check its water resistance, so I have only myself to blame.
It feels big and wide, although thanks to also being rather tall as well it manages to balance pretty nicely in the hand. It’s also cool to the touch, with the aluminium sides giving your hand the odd chill when it’s been out on a table for a while.
Sony‘s also stuck with its idea of putting the power button on the side of the phone a little above the middle, meaning it’s easy to find and naturally appears where your fingers tend to sit when holding a phone of this size.
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