Xperia Z1 Compact is now available for pre-order in select European markets
The compact version of the Sony Xperia Z1 is currently out of stock in Sony's own mobile stores in the UK, but the device is available with O2, where it is priced at $790 (£479.99) with pre-paid plan.
Sony's mini beast is also available from several online retailers in Germany. For example, Amazon.de has priced the device at $748 (€550), but it appears that the retailer has very few devices in stock.
In France, the Xperia Z1 Compact can be pre-ordered from SFR, a local telecommunication company. The device is sold in bundle with the Sony SmartWatch 2 and shipping is expected to begin on February 6. Prices start from $719 (€529,99) off contract.
Other online retailers across Europe also accept pre-orders for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact with shipping starting mid-February.
Although significantly smaller than the Sony Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z1 Compact comes with almost identical hardware specifications, as it houses a quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC, clocked at 2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 20MP rear camera, and LTE connectivity. The device comes in either pink, lime, black, or white.
2. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)
I think it will sell good, specially if Sony releases it in all US carriers.
4. E.S.1 (Posts: 289; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
I agree....I don't know why Sony never releases their phones to more carriers like Att for example?!
5. Finalflash (Posts: 1765; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Better deals, limited inventory and more ad commitment. But Sony is big enough to do all so they really should.
7. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2781; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Have been available in Sweden and Finland for a while now... And its 150 euros cheaper than the Z1 O.O
15. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2781; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
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9. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1025; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
damn! this cost much more than Z1 & Z1S..
10. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
TIP FOR LIFE: Never preorder a phone from a 3rd party retailer. You will be ripped off.
14. anleoflippy (Posts: 281; Member since: 03 Jan 2013)
Price of Z1 in Malaysia is RM2199 where as the Z1 Compact is RM1699. It's heck cheaper.