Sony CMD Z1

  • Released 1997
    220g, 24mm thickness
    Feature phone
    No card slot
  • N/A 202,941 hits
  • 55 Become a fan
    97x32 pixels, 5 lines
  • NO
    No video recorder
  • 730mAh

Sony CMD Z1 - Specs

Network Technology GSM
2G bands GSM 900
Launch Announced 1997
Status Discontinued
Body Dimensions 99 x 64 x 24 mm, 120 cc (3.90 x 2.52 x 0.94 in)
Weight 220 g (7.76 oz)
Display Type Monochrome graphic
Resolution 97 x 32 pixels, 5 lines
 Fixed icons
Jog Dial
Memory Card slot No
Phonebook SIM only
Call records
Camera   No
Sound Loudspeaker No
Alert types Monophonic ringtones
3.5mm jack No
Comms WLAN No
Bluetooth No
Radio No
Features Sensors
Messaging SMS
Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Games No
Java No
 Voice memo (20 sec)
Battery   Removable Li-Ion 730 mAh battery
Stand-by 80 h
Talk time 10 h
Misc Colors

Sony CMD Z1 - User Reviews

  • Great phone! Have one brand new in box plastic still on never used!

  • It was PERFECT for the necessity of this era. I still have it in its box and leather cover. But it was so expensive too.

  • My first phone. Had a small red button to record 30 seconds of any talk, a great substitute for GPS, as in when someone told you directions and you could save them. It was the best back then.

  • the best phone ever

  • this is good phone awsommm.....

  • I would like to buy ur phone, can u give ur details pls so that v can talk

  • How I can bough this handphome

  • Which country u sty?I wan one of this sony phone - -

  • Best phone ever.

  • I have 2 phones working :)

  • do u still have sony cmd z1?

  • hi i like this phone really very much, i want this phone ,how can i get it,please let me know !

  • I know...:D In Serbia

  • im looking to buy a sony cmd z1 charger ,please any 1, help me .

  • hi do you from where it get repair?

  • hi i have it but not working anyone know from where it can be repair. pleasesssssssssssssssss if you all know tell me, it will be very great of you

  • Yes,I have it!

  • i want this phone anyone having it?

  • want this phone

  • jog dial and good battery life used for two yrs excellent phone

  • i still want to buy the phone again...

  • love this phone...can these phones still to sale

  • My first mobile phone. A gem of a piece and still lying somewhere in the cupboard after all these years. A brick in today's times but a piece of art.

  • I love how nearly all the specs say "NO" :D

  • I envy u

  • You better take it to the museum

  • i have this mobile and battery is working alsoo stilll good working now iam using this .......2012

  • ada yang jual charger sony cmd z1 kaga?? atw yang jual batere nya?? kalo ada yang taw.. kasih taw ane ya email

  • cmd z1 works only with gsm 900 ... means,that you can only use simcards with gsm 900 standarts... in germany are the D-Netz....T D1 or D2 Vodafone

  • probably the phone's firmware doesn't agree with the latest simcard standards

  • I just got hold one sony CMD z1 It keeps searching for the network...indefinetly. Any idea what could be the problem. Thanks

  • hi i have a sony cmd z1plus for sale! was on the vodafone network ...but it is blocked atm... in full workin order tho.... has charger and manto[email protected]

  • I still have mine(in pieces though), couldn't force myself to throw it out. Such a great phone !

  • I just buy a Sony CMD great..I'd used alot of modern Phone: BlackBerry Storm,Nokia E.Series,Xperia X1 sony...But.. Now I really want to buy a Sony CMD Why Sony stopped making this phone...this one is the best phone(design around the world) E.mail:

  • This was one of the best. Why cannot sony ericsson make a similar handset today? Updated but futuristic

  • One of the best, I'm still using mine since 96. Same battery. I still cant find anything better in handling. But it is a bit heavy, you know when you are wearing it and I do it every day.

  • I have a sony CMD z1-plus which is the more improved version. It is slimer and with a li-ion battery. I have many accessories. I also would like to make a hands free for it as I have a spare plug but I need to play with the connections a bit :) I still use it today. It is much like my vhf/uhf alinco dj-v5 handheld that is why I like it so!

  • I love this phone -it is the best most convenient and easy to read and operate. Looking for a replacement battery..Any good contacts? imwilliams[email protected]

  • Well, this was one of the best phones ever made. Stylish, durable... I miss it so much!

  • I am still using my old trustable quality CMD-Z1 until today, with the orginal battery still. Although it lacks the modern features of today handphones, but Z1 is still the most outstanding handphone in the market with a flip open style "mic stick" that no other handphone comes near or even clone it styling! I still have the English Manual to whom would like to get a copy of it with a small norminal charge. And, I am looking for a handsfree kit if it is still available.

  • Does anyone know from where could I buy a CMD-Z1?

  • Has anyone got a user manual for the CMD z1 please? Mine will receive texts, but if I try to send one it says 'no reach' and refuses to send.

  • I want to know how I can see missed calls. I see an arrow but how do I get a number who called me?

  • Could anyone who hard soft copy of English manuel sent one copy to me at I've got this mobile phone recently.Thanks a lot!

  • Hi, I use this model since's good. I want to buy an antenna for SONY Z1. how much for it? how can ı buy or find the parts? 3Q

  • I 've got one yersterday without manual. Can anyone could send a English manual to me.Thanks.

  • PLEASE!!!! if you have a user manual for this fantastic oldschool phone, send it to me. thank you & have a nice mail :)

  • I don't know a phone looking any nicer and more space than the CMD Z1!! I've got one too, it is out of use for a while now and I miss using it, would like to know where I can find it's parts..anyone..?

  • well ..I use IT since 1997 with original batery .the most of the gretis mobil-gsm-pjone.ITis!!!

  • I want to buy Sony CMD Z1! How can I do this ? Please, write to my email faster !!!

  • pls some one help me in getting the user manual ( english ) for sony cmd-z1 ,thanks

  • I'v had this phone since 1997. Still working fine! Can anyone beat this? They used to make quality in the old times.

  • smooooooooth.....................

  • where i can buy new!!! li-ion battery qn-022bp for sony cmd-z1??? how much does it cost now???

  • I would like to get manual(English)to Sony CMD Z1 Thanks

  • I have it now and the battery keep 88h stand-by but i see here it has calendar, the phone i have it isn't have calendar Thanks Diaconescu ADrian

  • the coolest mobile i have ever seen

  • Hello. I have a problem with Sony CMD-Z1, the mobil can�t send the SMS. Don�t you know where is problem. Thank�s. Bay Jack.

  • I want to buy an antenna and a battery for SONY CMD-Z1. how much are they? how can ı buy or find them?

  • I want to buy an antenna and a battery for SONY CMD-Z1. how much are they? how can ı buy or find them?

  • Pls. I need conector conections scheme or service manual for SONY CMD Z1. Thnks. Martin

  • how much does this tel cost and who can sell me one?

  • it is very well made

  • need a catlog to refer and see function of CMD-Z1 SONY.

  • I have this phone from 1997 and now i buyed new z5 but the z1 was great

  • Very nice phone: a small one with a large display. A very good one (bearing in mind that it was released in 1997).

  • I'm looking for " sony CMD-Z1 "" cover. can you tell where to order. how much to pay???

  • Well, it looks small in you hand, but it's heavy. And it's very easy to break the mike.

  • i like this model. its great