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Sony Xperia Z1 f goes official in Japan: compact, but still as powerful as a flagship

0. phoneArena 10 Oct 2013, 03:25 posted on

The Sony Xperia Z1 f, a handset long rumored under the Honami mini codename, has finally gone official in Japan, and it’s a phone many have been waiting for - a compact Android device with top shelf specs…

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posted on 10 Oct 2013, 03:28 9

1. alterecho (Posts: 1098; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Looks like the kind of phone i've been looking for...provided its reasonably priced.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 03:45 6

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


It won't be cheap... the hardware is the best available, save for the smaller screen, but with a Snapdragon 800, 2GB of ram and the 20mp camera of the Z1 don't expect it to be cheap... probably it will be priced just below the Z1, but still as a flagship (since it IS a flagship).

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:27

28. sniper1087 (Posts: 515; Member since: 31 Dec 2011)


well never seen a 1080p display in a 4.3 inch display, so there might be some limitations.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 10:49 1

33. techguyone (Posts: 201; Member since: 18 May 2013)


It's not got a 1080p display, it's a 720

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 03:29 23

2. istitch (Posts: 181; Member since: 19 Mar 2013)


so now all you gotta do it RELEASE IT INTERNATIONALLY SONY!!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:23 5

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


^ This.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:53 5

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


They better launch in USA those both phones Z1 and this Z1 mini.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 03:38 5

3. TheM16 (Posts: 80; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


looks cool...but ill stick with the Z1 I purchased a week ago :)

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:54 2

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


Dude don't ever change your mind damn it.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:44

29. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Hows you're Z1 so far? Plan on buying it.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 03:44

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


i have seen enough hentai to know where this is going

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:07

6. Finest (Posts: 90; Member since: 16 Aug 2013)


Small but terrible :) this little guy's gonna be a threat for all his big brothers

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:09 10

7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1536; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


WOW! First android manufacturer that realised that human fingers didn't increase in the last few years! For the first time there is a flagship under 4.7" that's truly a flagship and only its resolution/screen size is lowered. Finally! Unlike S4 mini, htc one mini and all other minis who aren't small flagships in any way..

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:20 1

8. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


Terrible fat bezel! Why Sony, why!?

posted on 24 Oct 2013, 07:27

43. techguyone (Posts: 201; Member since: 18 May 2013)


You know why. Are you stupid?
It's because of the waterproofing etc, so either pick slim bezels or have the practicality of the waterproofing. It ain't rocket science.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:24 8

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


This is going to dominate benchmarks. S800 on a 720p screen...!

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:31 1

11. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 594; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


The Z1 f looks like it is sporting a bigger LED flash than the Z1. Could there be differences in the intensity? Because Samsung have LED flashes like those, the big squared LED, and it is really bright.

posted on 14 Oct 2013, 06:38

42. Nviere (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Sep 2013)


I saw it as well. A bigger LED

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:34

12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


December release in Japan??? If this went international it would probably only arrive in Early 2014.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:38

13. Rongocook (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Sep 2013)


I'm definitely getting it.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 04:44 1

14. Deicide (Posts: 82; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)


Perfect for people with small hands without compromising on performance like the other competitors, the best Z1f(emale).

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 05:43 1

15. maskinmoller (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


So nice to see a truly android alternative to iPhone! I've had iPhones and a lg optimus g which I liked in many ways but simply found it to big to fit in my pockets. At the moment being I use an HTC WP8X and really enjoy the 4.3" size, which I find a good compromise.

Just bought an HTC One Mini for my son, but though it's a nice phone I don't consider it in the same league as the iPhone build wise. And the fact that it isn't even compatible with real racing 3 or fifa 14 is just laughable and undermines my trust in the android ecosystem...

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 06:31 1

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


I’m pretty sure Xperia Z1f will crush Iphone 5S and Note 3, just like what Xperia A has been done to Iphone 5 and S4 in japan.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:36 2

21. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 2146; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


I think that comment is a bit over the top (Note 3).

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 08:04 2

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


Yeah I know, it was just my guess...
But there must be a reason why many Japanese people prefer Xperia A compared to S4 or Iphone 5.
Maybe they prefer compact and waterproof smartphone with cutting edge specs than oversized phones Just like me.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 06:53

17. Smokin (Posts: 120; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Bring it on Sony. I was kinda torn between N3 or Z1, but i chose the N3 just because it has S Pen. THE ONLY REASON i let z1 slip is it's size. it's ginormous. (this can be applied to ZU too. ZU's wayy to big of a phone)

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:08

18. .KRATOS. (Posts: 333; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


It looks great, but what bout the update to 4.4 even the z1 nothing promising bout if it gets the latest update or no.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 13:45 1

35. gregariousguy (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


are you in your senses??
4.4 is not even released and you are asking it :o

posted on 11 Oct 2013, 03:25

40. .KRATOS. (Posts: 333; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


U think ur too smart right, 4.4 will be released in this month n the z1 f will be coming in December with 4.2.2 while every manufacturer is looking to update i don't c y not released directly with 4.4 though it will be couple of months from now.

posted on 10 Oct 2013, 07:25 3

19. DLanor1107 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)


Bow down to the king of minis....

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