Sony Xperia J1 is the company's first SIM-free phone in Japan

19 March, 2015
It's going to be available from April 20 and features a 4.3" 720p display and Snapdragon 800 chipset.

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  • Anonymous

Ravi, 20 Aug 2015Sim free means without SIM card. In future carrier will be ... moreDon't be daft!

  • Anonymous

Every phone in india is sim free as they are not carrier locked

  • Ravi

Sim free means without SIM card. In future carrier will be activated through software without a need for hardware sim.

  • KMB877

Grammy, 20 Mar 2015I really thought it should be "CARRIER FREE", not... moreYes, it is confusing.
An unlocked cell-phone, in British is called usual SIM-free. On the North American continent, the popular term is carrier free.

  • Anonymous

Grammy, 20 Mar 2015I really thought it should be "CARRIER FREE", not... moreblame it on them americans

  • Grammy

I really thought it should be "CARRIER FREE", not "SIM FREE" ... is this sort of vocabulary really intended to make reader confused?

  • umesh

GameKing, 19 Mar 2015please add "....not SIM-less" cse alot of readers... moreYea, i too thought it disnt,have sim....

  • BRad666

ufkm, 19 Mar 2015TOP nonsense coment of the week . . .somehow i accept the fact that im wrong. Grow up kid

please add "....not SIM-less" cse alot of readers are getting confused here

  • ufkm

BRad666, 19 Mar 2015its what you called CDMA device, phone without a sim card b... moreTOP nonsense coment of the week . . .

  • just saying

Someone said xperia z1 compact?

  • Anonymous

This phone is very much the same as my Xperia Z1 Compact.

  • lol

i think if u buy Z1C right now more cheaper than this phone

  • ashish

Look same as z1 compact

  • Smile

BRad666, 19 Mar 2015its what you called CDMA device, phone without a sim card b... moreTotally WRONG...its a device not locked to a carrier, so you can use any carrier's SIM in it

  • KMB877

sHAdStoNEd, 19 Mar 2015Powerful little phone - I like this a lot... wonder if it w... moreDepends what you are thinking saying "will work into the USA". If you're thinking about just talking (2G), we have only 4 GSM frequencies: 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz. All modern cell phones are quad mode, so you'll be able to talk anywhere you'll have GSM signal.
If you're thinking about data communication (3G, 3.5G, 4G or LTE) including VOIP, this could be a major problem. The Japanese data communication frequencies are way different than the American ones. Even more, in USA each provider has different data frequencies/bands (I'm referring to all 4 major carriers: AT&T, Sprint, T-mobile and Verizon.

  • sHAdStoNEd

Powerful little phone - I like this a lot... wonder if it would work in North America?

  • KMB877

BRad666, 19 Mar 2015its what you called CDMA device, phone without a sim card b... moreI'm so sorry, I have to disagree with you. These days, CDMA cell phones (i.e. Verizon, Sprint) they were equipped with SIM cards too, needed for international roaming and for 4G/LTE reasons. This cells are not SIM-free, they have the GSM services locked to a certain international carrier. Example: Verizon's cells are locked to Vodafone.

  • Anonymous

Name made me laugh... Samsung released z1 with name of a Sony flagship and now Sony gets j1, name of a low end phone from Samsung... Hahah...
The phone is costly... Z1 compact is better deal...

  • ghenceaRO

Why that champaigne color? And the edges should be more flat not round to get a better grip while you take a picture. Like on Xperia U.