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** Competition is now CLOSED ** Thanks to all who entered **

The smartphone market is a busy one lately and there is a lot to choose from your HTC and Samsung but fear not a new player is in town. Enter the Xperia Z1. New Snapdragon 800 SoC. New 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera. New aluminium body. In many respects, this is what Sony was aiming for with the original Xperia Z: a solid set of features to lure any smartphone buyer.

Don’t believe us, checkout our review here.

To celebrate the awesomeness of the Xperia Z1, have teamed up with Sony Ireland to give a Xperia Z1 to a lucky person out there.

To enter is simple, Share this post on Facebook and you’ll be in with a chance to win it. Retweet the tweet on Twitter and be in with another. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to validate your entry. Finally you can comment on the post below and tell us why you want/need the phone, to be in with a chance to win.

We’ll have a couple more posts about the competition during the week and every time you share, RT a post related to the competition, you’ll be in with another chance to win! Nice eh?

The competition is open from 12pm Tuesday 26th of November 2013 and closes 12pm Tuesday the 3rd of December 2013.

Terms and Conditions apply. See HERE for all the info.

Good luck everyone


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  • Eamonn C says:

    I would love to win this for my daughter. She’s desperate to get her hands on a Z1!

  • Deirdre Colwell says:

    I have shared far and wide, waited until after 12pm to share, I am a massive Sony fan and would love a Sony Xperia Z1 to bring my phone technology up to date

  • I would love to win this mobile because with mine I’m feeling like Fred Flintstone…arggghh
    Fingers crossed

  • Michael O'Donnell says:

    Being a student, I constantly find myself surrounded by pints. It sort of comes with the job ya know? Anyways, there have been a few nasty scares over the past couple of years. I even once somehow managed to drop my phone into a full pint. Having the Xperia Z1 while I’m out doing student like activities would really put my mind at ease so that I wouldn’t have to worry about losing another phone. Hopefully my luck will be in this time!

  • done done and done and the fingers are crossed πŸ˜‰

  • Aileen says:

    Would love to replace my very old mobile phone with an Xperia!!!! Such a wow upgrade it would be since lots of my buttons don’t even work anymore! I need bringing into the modern age please!!

  • Mairead says:

    I would love an Xperia. There is no way on earth I could ever afford one so a competition is the only way I’ll ever get my hands on one!

  • Evelyn says:

    All done twice!

  • rita callan says:

    my son would love this for Xmas :).

  • Sean says:

    You android addicts at theeffect could convert a long time apple follower with this!! πŸ™‚

  • Would love to win this as the one I have is ready to meet with the wall, Every time I send a message it locks/freezes and to get it working again I’ve to remove the back, remove the battery, replace the battery, put the cover back on and turn it on again. What a piece of s@#t. So a Sony Xperia Z1 is something I just dream about and YOU could make my dreams come true πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ <3

  • fiona says:

    i really want a new phone the one i have at the moment is rely old with the cover falling off its not a smart fone it n old nokia so i really need a new one

  • Eugene says:

    Only a Sony phone would put a smile on my face.

  • Gale Walsh says:

    i need this phone for my daughter

  • I felt sorry for my student son who had his phone stolen on a night out, he was heading to college in the UK so i gave him my HTC, I have been left with a very ancient brick, would love to be able to upgrade to a beautiful Xperia Z1

  • i need this phone for my wifes christmas present she would love it

  • Brendan Walsh says:

    I would love this phone because I have a Iphone 4 but would really like to move to android but don’t have to money at the moment to do that…so please let me get away from apple!!!

  • I’ve followed, liked, shared, tweeted, google+ed – the whole shebang! I’d love to win this amazing bit of kit because, as I total gadget freak, I’d appreciate how fabulous it truly is. It would have a good home & be nurtured & loved – OK – used & abused; but in the best possible way.
    P.S. Did I tell you how great you look today? (if all else fails – use flattery.)

  • Why should I win this phone above anyone else? Well, I am a huge technology obsessed freak geek and I’m always looking to get my hands on the latest tech goodness that’s out there. The Xperia Z1 is an absolute beast of a phone and I simply NEED to have it in my possession. Imagine all those ”artistic” photos I could take and upload to Instagram with that 20.7 megapixel camera sensor (and it has a built in filter feature – how convenient). The face recognition in pics is also a nice touch, with the Z1 offering to associate a name with every photo you take, then sorting the results into photos based by person (so I can instantly embarrass my friends). So, to fuel all my photo taking and Instagram uploading, Twitter and Facebook use, I’ll be backed up by a huge 3,000mAh capacity battery. Even better the phone is LTE and 4G ready so I can tweet and upload without being slowed down. Is there anything else that a tech obsessed guy like me could possibly dream of? The phone is waterproof sure what else could one possibly need on top of all these features. I need this phone. I’ve liked, shared, google+’d, tweeted and commented and I don’t plan on stopping any time soon! I’ll do anything it takes to win this phone.

  • Deirdre says:

    My husbands birthday is on the horizon and I really want to bring him into the marvellous world of android phones…his phone us so old, it belongs in a museum

  • Keith says:

    Liked, shared, RT’d! I’d love to win this phone as mine is ready for the grave! The new sony is amazing, possibly the best smartphone on the market, so having this would be awesome!!

  • Aisling says:

    Sure who wouldn’t want to win this phone, read your review seems like a cracking phone with and excellent camera.

  • Mary-Anne Barry says:

    My phone is so old it’s a flying brick reason enough I think but that’s my humble opinion.

  • As a Scout , First Aider , Working Outdoors with Kids and being constantly on the go as a student , I need a Phone , that can handle my business deals , the weather i face , and the long days i endure. This is an amzing phone , ive been watching the reviews on you tube and i really want …. NEED one , but i cant afford to buy one at the moment with different things goin on im my own life. This would make my year ! , Please Please Please Please ! πŸ˜€

  • garrett mccord says:

    Love to win this as my old nokia is on its last legs and I’m an impoverished student

  • Arsen says:

    My phone is so old I keep it in the same pocket with keys.

  • Oisin O'Callaghan says:

    The Xperia was the first ‘good’ phone I ever got, loved that thing would love to know what they’ve done since!

  • Kathleen Cosgrave says:

    I should win this because I’m having really bad luck recently with phones, smashed one in a car door, dropped another down the toilet.. I can’t afford a new phone because all my money is going on Christmas presents to make my daughter’s first Christmas special πŸ™

  • Sinead Corboy says:

    done, i would love it as a little treat for myself for christmas πŸ™‚

  • James Fagan says:

    Trying to win for my girlfriend as part of Christmas present. Would help a lot, thanks.

  • ali mc cann says:

    done, fab phone

  • eef says:

    Is there any way of entering without a Facebook or a twitter account? Bit of a pain for anyone without.

  • myrns says:

    Great comp!

  • Eamonn O' Toole says:

    would love to win this – a Sony state-of-the-art phone and it would mean always having an excellent camera on me

  • Peter Henry says:

    I would love this phone as Fred Flintstone wants the one he lent me back :).

  • My phone just broke on me πŸ™ would love love love it!

  • William Burke says:

    Twittered. Liked and shared on the friendface.
    I love taking photos and with winter around the corner and two young children,one a week old. I want to take loads of pictures. Especially when they see Santa and their Christmas presents.

    • William Burke says:

      great. just smashed screen on phone this morning feeding baby. technology and tiredness do not go well together. would love to win the z1, Love my Sony mobile products ever since they started with the t68

      • William Burke says:

        X is how eXcited I would be if I won the z1
        P is for the perfect pictures I will take using the g lens and bionz processor.
        E is for the Exmor RS sensor that will help me get great lowlight pictures.
        R is for the cool aR photos I will take walking with dinosaurs.
        I is for the Incredible trilumious screen thats on the z1.
        A is for small Apps that are really handy for everyday tasks.
        Z is for how fast the phone Zooms with its kickass Snapdragon s800 processor.
        1 is the one lucky winner of the competition who gets this dream phone.

  • eef says:

    Yaaay thank you πŸ™‚ fingers crossed. Never had a fancy phone before

  • Hugh McGowan says:

    My current and first smartphone is a sony (the last three sony phones i had were not so smart). Here’s the thing though, it’s on its last legs, every day could be it’s last but I can’t afford to get a shiny new phone because I have literally no money (college fees have seen to that) also if I don’t win this one I may explode (that’s a distinct medical possibility, top scientists have confirmed it!). If you don’t want my blood on your hands (as well as the floor and walls cause there’s a lot in there) you should let me win this one.

  • RayF says:

    Liked and Shared and fingers crossed, would make a great Christmas present !

  • Rose B says:

    Firstly great prize! So I received my first smartphone a little over a year ago, I guess I was jealous of all these people texting, tweeting, snapchatting, egg timing, spotifying etc. etc. so I decided to join the fold (with the help of a fantastic techy friend too!). We’ve had such a great year together, from timing the egg first thing in the morning, messaging friends and family morning, noon and night and capturing photos of my niece and nephews, windsurfing buddies and those beautiful Galway sunsets. I realised that the phone was the ideal wedding date, gone were the days of having to find a bag large enough to fit my very decent but bulky camera and phone, also my sat nav had started to get very dusty too as the phone was there for me, even lighting my way home on dark nights. But we were recently separated (with the help of some sticky fingers!! and while I’m due an upgrade my provider will move me to another priceplan and there is no way I’m letting go of the one I have!) so I’ve been researching and saving and hope and praying that inspiration would tell me what phone to get (and that the tips in work this week will be good enough so I can splash the cash). But by winning a very lovely Z1 my poor addled brain would be free to return to more mundane matters as I would be so happy with the new phone and no longer confused by what’s out there. THE END! thanks and best of luck with the blog πŸ˜€

  • I dropped my ‘what I thought was indestructible’ phone last weekend and the touchscreen is broken now so I am unfortunately phoneless…..a new Sony Xperia Z1 is just what I need! πŸ™‚

  • Would love to win to make my teenage sons jealous, they think I am sooo old – I would love to have a cool phone just to show them that theres still some life left in me lol

  • Ben Mc Guinness says:

    The screen on my phone is cracked – it does still work but the crack is getting worse.

  • Amruta says:

    If I win It would be the best christmas gift ever I get.Finger crossed.

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