Sony Xperia Z1 is DL Editor's Choice

Named Best Android Smartphone as well as the Best Smartphone Camera by Digital Life's editors, the Sony Xperia Z1 is a five-inch Android powerhouse.

Sony Mobile's return to Android smartphone glory started with baby steps in the last two years.

Instead of following in the footsteps of others, it charted its own path which culminated in the creation of the Xperia Z1, a five-inch Android powerhouse that also packed a 20.7-megapixel camera within.

Instead of dull and murky night-time shots, the Xperia Z1 showed that smartphone cameras need not be seen as the poor cousins of compact cameras.

With plenty of sharing features built into Android, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, it became possible to send high-resolution baby and pet photos.

Add in a dust-proof and water-proof feature and, suddenly, this became the phone that can be taken on adventures and used as a semi-rugged phone and camera, without worrying that the elements will get to it. Sony Mobile has shown that it is no longer trailing behind the rest when it comes to making a standout device.

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