Android 4.4.4 pushed out for the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony certainly knew the difference between making a "mini" version, and making a "compact" version of a flagship model. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact might have a smaller screen than the Sony Xperia Z1 (4.3 inches vs. 5 inches), a lower resolution display (720 x 1280 vs. 1080 x 1920) and a lower capacity battery (2300mAh vs. 3000mAh). It also has a plastic back, but everything else remains the same.

Both models are powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU and both feature 2GB of RAM. The pair are both equipped with a 20.7MP rear-facing camera. Ironically, those who have compared the full-sized model and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will tell you, that in the three areas where the specs are different, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact beats its Big Brother. The Xperia Z1 Compact is said to have a better screen with colors that are true to life and are not washed out. And the battery has actually lasted longer on the smaller phone.

Now, we can tell you that the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is being updated to Android 4.4.4 in Russia, Italy and Indonesia. The build number is 14.4.A.0.108.. Unfortunately, no changelist has been issued yet, but if we should happen to come across it, we will pass it along to you. If you happen to own an updated model, you can pass along any changes you've discovered, in the box below.

Thanks for the tip, Prannoy!

source: XperiaBlog

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Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Display 4.3" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)



1. Reeyawn

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

The Z1 and z ultra have been certified also for the new update according to xperiablog. Its just a matter of time till it rolls out.

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Getting better and better with timely updates and flagship phones. Looking forward for z3 and z2 compact. Kudos Sony.

11. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

I doubt there will be a Z2 compact. Going off their history -> Z, Z1, Z1 Compact, Z2. So the Z2 will be all alone, then the Z3 will have a compact version.. At least that's my guess

16. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

the Z had the ZR, it's the compact version of Z

20. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Z Rompact???

21. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Nah... not sure why it named ZR, you have to ask SONY. Why don't you can look it up. it even has a removable bettery.

2. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

Wow its seems Sony keep getting better with the updates, but they need to give some love for mid and low end phones if sony want to compete with samsung.

9. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I know right. Even Motorola is updating their low end to keep their consumers happy.

4. hendog4385

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Still no kit kat for Z1s owners yet...

5. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Blame that on T-Mobile ~ But u should feel good about that ~ Sony 1st new version firmware update might have problem ~ So I think the 2nd version should hit there soon ~

7. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

12. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

Haha suck it. I have an xperia Z on vodafone UK and even I have kitkat haha, have done for almost a month and a half!

6. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I sent a Tip PA

8. XperiaX

Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 2014

Hopefully this will improve the battery life cause ever since i upgrade it to 4.4.3, i feel the battery drain faster than 4.4.2...

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I doubt it. They would probably update the z2 first. Sounds fake to me.

14. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

That's samsung

17. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013's real.

13. nickcartoon

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2014

Actually my Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 allready got kitkat 4.4.4 14.4.A.0.108 today about half an hour ago. :)

15. josephnero

Posts: 779; Member since: Nov 16, 2011 Also rolling now for Z1 and Z Ultra here is the change log Android 4.4.4 including the latest enhancements and security updates from Google Updated and improved camera experience Improvements when using Google voice, Contacts, Music streaming and Google+ The latest versions of our Sony apps for you to enjoy All of our latest bug fixes, optimisations & improvements

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