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Sony Honami mini is real: first image and specs surface in Japan, phone to be called Xperia Z1 f

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Sony Honami mini is real: first image and specs surface in Japan, phone to be called Xperia Z1 f
The Sony Xperia Honami mini is a device we’ve been hearing about for a long time - a compact yet powerful Android, the first of its kind, and now we’ve gotten the first truly veritable leak about its real existence. The Honami mini appears in the catalog of Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo and there is a picture of it as well.

The Honami mini is referred to as the Xperia Z1 f (SO-02F), and shows a handset made out of glass and looking like a smaller Xperia Z1. The Z1 f is allegedly featuring 4 differently colored versions - a black, white, pink and yellow ones.

So what is it? By all looks, it is a dream come true for those who dream about a more compact Android device with the specs of the latest flagships. Inside a 4.3” display, Sony has crammed in the most powerful Snapdragon 800 chip and the same no-compromise 20.7-megapixel camera as in the Xperia Z1.

Here is a break-down of the Sony Xperia Z1 f specs:

  • 4.3” 720 x 1280 pixel display
  • 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 system chip
  • 20.7MP main camera, 2MP front camera
  • Dimensions of 127mm x 64.9mm x 9.4mm (X x Y x Z)
  • IP55/58 water and dust resistance
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of internal storage
  • 2300mAh battery

This is quite a stellar package, don’t you think? Take a look at the leaked images right below - they are in Japanese, but the important details are easy to understand without knowledge of the language.



source: Xperia blog

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posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:28 3

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'd take the Z1 over this due to the fact it has a 5" screen. Solid high end device.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:52 13

9. imMature (Posts: 87; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


I don't how big your hand is but the Z1 sure is too huge for a phone with 5". Even the G2 has a larger screen with smaller dimension compare to Z1. I think this new version of Z1 (Z1 f?) will surely have many customers where people want to get a compact smartphone without having to compromise the hardware.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:07 3

28. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


What really sucks is the screen size for this one... I did not like the bezel on Z1, and now I a bit dissapointed of the 4.3" screen... I already have a 4.3" screen Xperia, BUT with capacitive buttons... so I can fully use the entire area...

Maybe I will stick a bit longer with my Acro S until a 4.5~4.7" beast like this appear, since Sony is not coming back to capacitive buttons.

Maybe an Xperia Z1R

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:27 5

14. syedej123 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


My Sony,

triluminious, xreallity , bravia engine these all sounds cool.. until you change TFT screen to'World Class' IPS panel or Amoled screens !!
And just optimise battery with your hardware/software. Reduce screen bezel..Thats it.

That will be my first Sony Phone.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:57

25. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I agree with battery optimization and bezel in many of their models... but their screen have always (since NXT lineup) been awesome, and the viewing angle is an overrated complain. My 720p Xperia Acro S still get many "wows" for it's screen from iPhone and Galaxy users, specially when displaying pictures and video with Bravia Engine turned on.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:05 1

27. taikucing (unregistered)


Nah, just use the display of Z Ultra, it's better. The display in Z & Z1 suck. I wonder why Z Ultra has better display while the other Zs don't

http://www.nextpowerup.com/news/3952/sony-xperia-z1-display-compared-to-the-z-ultra-interesting-results-inside.html

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 04:28

55. syedej123 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)


You are right..I read comment there like this

' thats because Z1 has the same panel as Xperia Z. just put it under microscope and you`ll see the pixel type, orientation, size and other things are just same (I just did that!).that`s why Xperia Z1 has limited view angle compared to Xperia Z Ultra.'

Anyway there is big difference. . Z ULTRA and Z1.kurai check it out.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:09 5

29. Kurai (unregistered)


The tft screen that you're talking about has evolved. it produces more accurate colors than that of the amoled, it improved greatly on the viewing angles and it's evenly par with samsung's samoled and htc's s-lcd. sony's just beginning ....

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:38 1

19. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


sony you guys got a have to launch Z1 in usa soon or u will gonna loose market share in usa. i'm waiting...........

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:35 8

2. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 595; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


So much for Sony's new anti-leak policy. But wow! This is a little monster!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:37 3

3. Gigabinzle (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)


i like the build, too bad its not running ios7

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:52 16

8. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


why? what does ios7 have that you can't find in android?

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:32 4

16. hmd74 (Posts: 481; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


Answer plz :)

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:59 5

26. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


extra $ for non-free OS

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 10:24 1

35. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


Lagless.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 11:35 3

41. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


First of all, this is not true. The iphone (and ipad) are not lagless at all. I've seen lags myself, when opening apps, websites and so on, and I've seen games stuttering. So it's *almost* lagless. Open apple maps with ios7 on a previous generation ipad and it will take several seconds, much less than how much google maps takes to open in my (previous generation) nexus 7.
Second, take an android in the same price range of an iphone, like an htc one or an xperia z1 and you'll see that it's virtually lagless as well.
If this is the only thing you've been able to come out with, I have bad news for you... it's not true anymore. Iphone used to be lagless when the OS was simpler, but as soon as they had to implement new features to keep up with Android lags and fragmentation started to appear as well. And Android had lags in the beginning, but now it does not lag so much, of course (as I said) on phones that have the same price of the iphone.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 11:37

42. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


True.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 15:01

47. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


Yeah comparing to my s4. Cant even handle a basic function, answering calls! I will always say this because i experienced it and still experiencing it! I got in trouble due to unanswered calls! I havent seen any phone that doesnt lag when answering calls but s4. I really hate it! Im not techie but it is very annoying and frustrating! I should have waited for z1 or Ip5s.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 15:48 2

48. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


@tryingHARD samsung's interface has many features, but I must admit that it's not as fast as stock android or other interfaces like sony or htc. It's more of a samsung's problem, though. If speed is you major concern, you could try this:
http://www.technobuffalo.com/videos/how-to-turn-a-galaxy-s4-into-a-google-edition-phone/

posted on 01 Oct 2013, 01:00

52. tryingHARD (Posts: 64; Member since: 31 Dec 2012)


I have I9500. It says there that it is only for I9505. I really want to stop this lag when answering. But i am not techie and i have a very little knowledge of troubleshooting. They said stock android is faster and doesnt lag. I hope to get it in mine. Btw, i dont know what stock android is.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 13:06

43. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


yeah, if you post it many times it will become true someday...

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 13:27 3

44. poping (unregistered)


some colleagues updated their ip4s to ios7,..

wow the lag seems like 10fps...

now others don't want to upgrade due to this...

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:58 8

12. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


100 Things iOS Can't Do Android Phones Can:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVTrazT99Ps

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 08:50

24. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


OMG... I knew almost all these things, but I didn't know that there's no app integration in IOS and that you can't set default applications for different actions... I took these things for granted even on the iphone!
Anyway, the list is impressive.

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:39 7

4. harigrg33 (Posts: 181; Member since: 20 May 2013)


i prefer this over iphone 5s....... :)

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 09:28

33. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I'll choose this over the iPhone 5c :) But getting the Z1

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:40

5. tositem (Posts: 17; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


OMAGAH! They have it in Yellow! Wanna!

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:46 2

6. ryq24 (Posts: 738; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Z1 f!!! What an ugly name for a mobile phone,

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:49

7. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I'm skeptical about the battery life of this one. A SD800 SoC + 2300mAh battery looks like a bad combination. We'll see soon enough. . .

posted on 30 Sep 2013, 07:54 3

10. imMature (Posts: 87; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


The rumoured N5 has the exact same SoC and battery but with larger display and higher resolution. I'm not sure what KitKat will bring but I sure hope that it's all about optimization for a better UX. As you said, we'll see soon enough :D

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