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Is this the rear panel of the international version of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini?

0. phoneArena 30 Dec 2013, 03:11 posted on

The international version of the Sony Xperia Z1 mini has everyone excited. Sure, the Sony Xperia Z1f has been released, but that is for Docomo subscribers only. What has everyone pumped about this device is that it keeps much of the same specs found on the full-sized Sony Xperia Z1. The Xperia Z1 mini keeps the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, the 2GB of RAM, and the 20.7MP camera...

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posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:19 9

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Now, that right there is what you call a true mini.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:37 2

36. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Powerful little beast.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:19

2. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


Only if it had a home button.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:23 13

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


You mean a physical home button? No, that will ruin it's design.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:53 2

26. tech2 (Posts: 2436; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Unfortunately, some people prefer productivity/ease of use over 'design'

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 06:07 10

40. jan25 (Posts: 418; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)


How is a physical button more productive than software keys? I find it easier to switch between apps with a slight touch on a software key than having to double press or long press a physical home button.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 12:47 1

58. Kishin (Posts: 647; Member since: 30 May 2013)


The physical button keeps the phone looking nice, clean and take up no screen space.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 19:10 2

59. tech2 (Posts: 2436; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Biggest drawback of on-screen buttons is the loss of precious display screen (where the buttons are on the screen all the time).

They also result in dead pixels over a long period of time.

Often i end up pressing the home button when playing games for example (happens a lot during Temple Run wheh i intent to Jump)

Its easier to wake up the phone using a physical home button Rather than to reach all the way up every time to unlock it.

with home button, the phone can be operated from within the pocket without looking at the screen. eg snoozing the alarm in the morning without looking at the screen, etc.

Last physical home buttons as more funcionatyof double tap and long press which is not possible in on-screen buttons.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:29 1

4. hmd74 (Posts: 390; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Just get rid of those bazels

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:40 9

6. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Those aren't "bazels", that is the rear glass body of the Z1 Mini.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:50 2

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1519; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Headline; "Is this the REAR PANEL of international version of Z1 Mini" Btw that phone is beast, I hope it comes to Finland.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:31 1

22. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3297; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Wow an other Finnish guy here.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:02 1

14. hmd74 (Posts: 390; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


I know that.... But as the design is the same as what we saw in Z1, there's no doubt that it has those bazels!!!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:54 1

38. jb4674 (Posts: 141; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Maybe when you learn how to spell people might take you seriously. I believe you meant to type bezels, not "bazels"...

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 06:38 3

44. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


You understood what he said right? Not everyone here is a native english speaker, don´t be so fallacious.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 07:36

48. hmd74 (Posts: 390; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Blame the Auto correct!!!!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:34 1

5. alterecho (Posts: 1091; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


If it has micros SD and is actually compact, it will be the best phone out there. Period.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:04 2

16. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


It has all that and it is one of the best phones out there.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:41 2

7. N-fanboy (Posts: 538; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


One day my two favorite companies will learn to slim down their products' bazles.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 03:49 4

12. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


SO, one of your favorite compaNY is NOKIA right?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:03

15. hmd74 (Posts: 390; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


I hope so...

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:12

17. ihavenoname (Posts: 1519; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


If you look his/her profile picture and his/her username you can see he/she is die-hard Acer fan.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:15

18. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Acer fan? I can't see any Acer on his username and his profile picture. All I can see is Nokia.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:23 2

21. ihavenoname (Posts: 1519; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Bad joke...

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:31 3

23. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Speaking about joke, I'm disappointed because nobody see what I did in comment #12.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 06:40

45. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


and how is that funny?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:18 1

19. Alex123 (Posts: 227; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Xperia Z1 and its mini version are as ugly as the iphone in bezel - too large.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:22 8

20. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Xperia Z1 and Z1 Mini looks more beautiful than the iPhone.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:35 3

24. hmd74 (Posts: 390; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


But again... Those bazels!!!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:58 3

29. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


You can enjoy your slim bezel phone but with the first drop you must say BYE BYE to your dear gadget. lol

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 08:02 3

51. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6729; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And again stop complaining bout bezels don't like it then don't buy it. My Z1 is thinner than the iph5s

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 08:08 2

52. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


what is the problem with "those bezels" ???
Z1 mini bezels is about the same size as my GS2.

I know it's a little bigger for today's standards, but its very reasonable because until this day no one can make bezelles waterproof phone.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:40 3

25. hmd74 (Posts: 390; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Just look at this pic...
http://image.and-share.ir/out.php/i124166_sonyxperiax3concept640x544.jpg
What if Z1 looked like this?!!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:55 1

28. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


wow that's perfect. You should give that picture to Sony

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:59

30. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Maybe Z2...
But i want to see a drastic change in Sony's 2014 design.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:12

31. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Wow, it looks awesome.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 07:42 1

49. shahrooz (Posts: 203; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


I'm throwing money at screen atm

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 08:59

53. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Looks amazing. It takes cues from Nokia, Apple and HTC aka companies with the best design departments. It also is mainly a Sony phone.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 04:53 1

27. fireblade (Posts: 714; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


Looks like iPhone 4, but it's better design

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:36

34. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


This.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:26

32. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Oh wow, it´s a tad bigger and a lot thicker than my old Galaxy S2...absolutely "mini"

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:36 1

35. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


We're entering 2014 man.
S2 had 2011 norms but now that every phone has a +5 inch display, 4.3 is definitely mini.
I always thought you're a logical person.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 06:05

39. MrKoles (Posts: 330; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)


Of course, that´s why I associate to Galaxy S4 mini...4,3 inches and not with on-screen buttons. Thickness is okay for the huge battery and 20 megapixel camera, but the length and width is not acceptable.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 07:09 2

46. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


can you show me any waterproof phone with bezelless body???
for a waterproof phone the length and the width is very acceptable because it's about the same size like my GS2.
it also great improvment over Xperia V and Xperia Acro S

Droid Mini is 3.3 mm shorter same width and thickness but it also splash resistant with 2000 mAh battery.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 09:53 2

54. Finest (Posts: 78; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Try looking at Softbank Sharp phones and Docomo Fujitsu phones. Their flagship's are almost bezel less also has a finger print scanner since 2011 !!!
Japanese have done this a lot of times i don't get it why sony can't offer this kind of phones, perhaps they prefer thickness over bezel.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 10:06

55. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


can you please show me!!!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 06:32

41. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Yeah Z1f is absolutely the ultimate "mini" with dimensions 127 x 65 x 9.4 it's only 1.7 mm taller, 1.1 mm narrower and 0.9 mm thicker than my GS2.
I think it's a great engineering achievement considering what sony put inside of Z1f especialy with IP58 certification and large battery.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 07:42

50. hmd74 (Posts: 390; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


I'm remembering the day i wasn’t sure if 4.3 inch htc HD2 can fit in my pocket... And after that i bought the galaxy note with 5.3 inch :|

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:34 1

33. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


if the only difference is the shrunken down screen then its a no for me, the fact that its IP58 certified really blows. I could write a long list but what I consider a real deal breaker for me is the bad color reproduction when you turn the phone off axis, looks washed out

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 05:39 7

37. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


WOW, so many Sony haters here.
Have ever seen the screen of this phone or even have you read any review of it.
Go get life please.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:06 1

56. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


you need to take a walk cuz I only mentioned my gripe on sony devices (Z, Z1) it's sad you have to become defensive over anything but a fact. IT'S NOT PERFECT

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 06:35

42. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


lol.... please show me any Z1f with bad color reproduction when you turn the phone off axis!!!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 06:36

43. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


lol.... please show me any Z1f with bad color reproduction when you turn the phone off axis!!!

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 07:10 1

47. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)


the only person to say IP58 certification "really blows". u retard bro?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 11:15

57. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I've compared the moto x with the Z1 side by side while playing the same video and the Z1 falls apart. I thought you were smart enough to think outside the box and what I meant by "really blows was not IP58 certification it was sacrificing the usual ports and speakers and display to get certified, for me that's a no no

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