Posted on Sep 18 2013 - 7:51pm by Anurag Kumar

Everything about Sony Xperia Z1 is mesmerizing from its insanely powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM, the device is awesome. Xperia Z features 5″ Triluminos Display with 441 ppi desnity, 1080p Full HD screen ( 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution ) and comes with X-Reality for Mobile which enhances the video and picture quality. In short Xperia Z1 is a master piece from Sony.

On the other hand Xperia Z, the predecessor of Xperia Z1 is the first smartphone of Xperia Z family. Xperia Z features 5″ Full HD 1080p screen display with 443 ppi density ( 2 points greater than Xperia Z1 ), having Mobile Bravia Engine 2 in display settings. Xperia Z has a wonderful screen if you ask me but many Xperia Z users criticized Xperia Z for its poor viewing angles. Xperia Z Ultra was the first phone from Sony with Triluminos Display and it has better viewing angles as when compared to Xperia Z.

So how much difference is in between screen display of Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z. Are viewing angles improved in Xperia Z1 ? Let’s have a look at series of some photographs which shows “Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison”. Do check out our Xperia Z Ultra’s Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison also.

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison

Below sets of pics were shot with Canon PowerShot SX220 HS , original dimension as 4000 x 3000 pixels and are cropped to 30%  to fit in post layout of this site. Click on Pics to ZOOM them.

Check below pics with same wallpaper and brightness level on both phones.

[ Xperia Z1 Right : Xperia Z Left ]

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - White Wallpaper

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Pink Wallpaper

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Blue background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Green background

[ Xperia Z Top : Xperia Z1 Bottom ]

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Beach background

[ Xperia Z1 Top : Xperia Z Bottom ]

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Purple Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Multicolor Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - White Mountain Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Blue Sky Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Ocean Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Hill Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Hills Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Green Water Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Sky  Water Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Clear City Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Clear Clouds Background

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Clear Mountains Background

Check below sets of pics clicked at different viewing angles of both phones.

[ Xperia Z Left : Xperia Z1 Right ]

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Bottom Viewing angles

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Top Viewing angle

[ Xperia Z1 Top : Xperia Z bottom ]

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Side Viewing angle

[ Xperia Z1 Bottom : Xperia Z Top ]

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Side Profile Viewing angle

[ Xperia Z1 Right : Xperia Z Left ]

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Diagonal Viewing angle

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison - Top corner viewing  angle

Xperia Z1 Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z Display Comparison shows that viewing angles in Xperia Z1 not so great, almost similar as Xperia Z. Color contrast is also similar on both phones, nothing much comparable. Brightness level in both phones are equal.

Though they may have a difference, our’s statement is not a verdict so don’t start a war on it.

It seems when we made a Xperia Z Ultra Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z display comparison, Xperia Z Ultra was the clear winner but by seeing above pics we can’t declare any of above handsets as a winner.

You might be interested in seeing some other comparisons also.

Sony Xperia Z1 vs Nokia Lumia 1020 Camera Comparison

Xperia Z1 20.7 MP Cam Test Results against iPhone 5, Galaxy S4, HTC One, Nokia Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020

Xperia Z Ultra Triluminos Display Vs Xperia Z display comparison

What do you think guys, which phone’s display looked more pleasant to you, do consider the viewing angles in mind. Drop your comments and let us know…

Image Credits :- Przemyslaw Orawiec, thanks buddy for sending them in 🙂 . If you are looking for some hands on videos for Xperia Z1, head to shem2409 YouTube channel






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16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Kashish Jain September 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm - Reply

    A slight difference between the display quality of both the phones.. I want to compare the cameras of both.. as the showstopper of xperia z1 is its camera.. Can I hope to get it in any upcoming article ?

    • Anurag Kumar September 18, 2013 at 8:23 pm - Reply

      yes sure, next article will compare the sizes of both and then we will put cam pics together 🙂

  2. Sedrick September 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    almost similar screen quality on both Xperia Z and Z1, my Z Ultra was better.

  3. Rofel September 18, 2013 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    so viewing angle not improved in Xperia Z1 ?

  4. Mirrot September 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Whatever i still love my Xperia Z, it’s the best 🙂

  5. Rina September 18, 2013 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Xperia Z1 wins sure…i love this device <3

  6. Mohra September 18, 2013 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    nice pics….XZ seems more brighter to me.

  7. tochi September 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    Lets face it z its way better eye to screen, the whites looks real to life while z1 is yellowish
    Viewing angles z1 is slightly better not a deal breaker though
    Gosh stil love my z Mehn
    Plz camera comparism

    • Anurag Kumar September 18, 2013 at 10:04 pm - Reply

      yes camera comparison coming tomorrow…

      Yes a slight yellow hue is there in Xz1 display…

  8. sulre September 18, 2013 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    I think Z1 has a slightly better contrast. But what surprises me that i thought the Z Ultra’s screen has really high contrast but it doesn’t.

  9. Supriyo September 19, 2013 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Can you tell me what OS version is for Xperia Z? Coz the first 3 images of Xperia Z shows the battery icon as vertical which is not in the current 4.2 version (.244) which is horizontal?

    • Anurag Kumar September 19, 2013 at 12:49 pm - Reply

      Thats XZ1/ZUltra ported rom on XZ.
      Btw there are mods also to make battery stand.

  10. EricD April 10, 2014 at 4:57 am - Reply

    I think you should not shoot close-ups with a wide-angle lens.
    Use a long focal length from a distance, so that both phones are shot from nearly the same angle.

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