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Sony has promotions planned to kick off Sony Xperia Z1 Compact launch in Europe

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Sony has promotions planned to kick off Sony Xperia Z1 Compact launch in Europe
Sony has high hopes for the bite-sized mini version of its Sony Xperia Z1 flagship. Known as the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the phone recently soared to the top of smartphone sales charts in Japan after an exclusive version for Docomo was launched. The Xperia Z1 Compact has a smaller 4.3 inch panel with resolution of 720 x 1280 versus the 5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen on the larger phone. Despite this, comparisons between the two screens seem to favor the smaller glass on the Xperia Z1 Compact which has better viewing angles and color representation.

The lower capacity 2300mAh battery on the Xperia Z1 Compact has been shown in tests to outlast the larger 3000mAh cell on the Xperia Z1. Keeping all of this in mind, it is no wonder that many are more pumped about the smaller model than the full-sized unit. In Japan, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is more popular in Japan than the Apple iPhone 5s. In other words, this is more like a flagship phone than any other mini version ever made.

With the phone set to launch in Europe, here are the various off-contract deals for the Xperia Z1 Compact. In France, the phone will be €499 ($679 USD) after a €50 ($68 USD) refund. In Germany and in Italy, the handset will cost you €499 ($679 USD) bundled with the Sony Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M for those who pre-order the phone. The headset will cost an extra €1.

In the Netherlands, there is no promotion and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is priced at €549 ($747 USD). That is the same price for the phone in Spain, although for €1, you can add the Sony Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M. In Poland, you can order the phone for 1999 PLN ($650 USD) and add the DR-BTN200M headset for 1 PLN. The price in Sweden is 4695 SWK ($717 USD) which also includes the opportunity to add the headset for 1 SWK. Lastly, in the U.K., the Xperia Z1 Compact is 449 GBP ($740 USD) which includes a Sony Smartwatch 2 for free to those who pre-order the phone.

Pre-order the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in the U.K. and get a free Sony Smartwatch 2

Pre-order the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in the U.K. and get a free Sony Smartwatch 2


source: XperiaBlog via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 09 Jan 2014, 23:11 2

1. zachattack (Posts: 590; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


Screw Europe, i want this thing in the US

posted on 09 Jan 2014, 23:26 8

2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1173; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Yeah Sony, bring that great phone and deal quickly to the USA... Show Samsung how it's done right by giving away the Smartwatch 2 for FREE at pre-orders!!! :)

posted on 10 Mar 2014, 18:23

12. ummyeawhynot (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


Yes SONY! We want this phone in the United States! I agree with Topcat488 as well.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 00:07 1

3. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1256; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


What!..not fare,why is Europe get all the goodies.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 02:52 2

6. NIK01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


Europe get all the goodies?? NOO
;)
3 of my top6 phones are imported: Xperia SX from japan, MI-2S from china and Galaxy S Relay (sideslider) from USA.
So.....

Greetings from germany....

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 00:29

4. bananana (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)


Cmon! bring this deal to SEA pls... plsss T.T

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 01:37 2

5. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


A "mini" handset at full flagship prices?

No thanks.

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 10:07 2

8. jeevan28111992 (Posts: 23; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


See The Specs And Say that again dude...Only Change Is Screen Res & Battery Capacity...

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 11:55 1

9. Feanor (Posts: 334; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)


Uh? What is "mini" in this phone? It's a direct iPhone competitor and it costs €150-€200 less. Not enough discount for you?

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 08:45 1

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


How come all these euro punks get all the bundles with Sony phones and the US gets the shaft?

posted on 10 Jan 2014, 17:45

10. camera531 (Posts: 174; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


The UK always gets the best phones and almost always first. Their carriers aren't hard to deal with like the US carriers, etc. OEM's always favor the UK.

posted on 12 Jan 2014, 08:07 1

11. YouDumDum (Posts: 3; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


"Mini" smartphone done right.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 18:06

13. ummyeawhynot (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Mar 2014)


We better get this deal in the United States. I've been waiting for this phone ever since I first heard about it in in the Consumer Electronics Show.

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