Sony Xperia Z1 Compact finally official with 4.3" HD display and 20 MP camera
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 06, 2014, 7:38 PM
All the great things we were hearing about it turned out to be true, as the phone is an exact copy of the recently available Z1f for Japan, but this time heading for the international markets. This handset is much, much more compact than the Z1, as it carries a 4.3" 720p display, but keeps the same outstanding set of specs, most importantly the same 20 MP camera module with Sony G Lens set. The exact dimensions of the Xperia Z1 are 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm with a weight of 137g, while the Xperia Z1 counters with 169g, but a much larger 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm body.
The Z1 Compact breaks a song and dance with a powerful 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, which, at that screen resolution, should run circles around all the benchmarks and 3D games you throw at it, and enables LTE connectivity, too, should your carrier support the tech. Aided by 2 GB of RAM, multitasking with the phone should be top-notch, and in addition to the 16 GB of internal storage (12 GB user-available) we get a microSD slot. The battery gets downsized to 2300 mAh from the 3000 mAh unit of the Z1, which, thanks to the power-hungry TN display, doesn't sport a good battery life anyway, which will hopefully not be an issue with the Z1 Compact, for which Sony quotes up to 12 hours of video playback on a charge.
Did we mention that the munchkin is waterproof, too, and up to 5 feet of water at that, for up to 30 minutes? Well, it is, marking one of the best compact Android phones money will be able to buy soon. It will come in a plethora of different colors - pink, lime, black and white - just like its Japanese twin, around mid-February, and will cost EUR 550 in Europe, likely bearing the same tag, but in dollars, when it hits stateside. Any takers for the cutsy Z1 Compact?
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Verizon??? Please???????? Please phone gods please
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 7:41 PM 1
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It'll never go on sale On Verizon. The last Sony phone they sold was the Play 3G, which was in 2011.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 7:44 PM 3
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Smurf i have a oftopic regarding amoled screen. http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/led-lights-can-damage-your-eyes/article4717760.ece it says led can damage our eyes ? does it mean amoled can damage our eyes ? whats your opinion. ? the source is famous indian news paper and trusty .
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 10:30 PM 0
Love the hardware and the screen res, too bulky though!
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 7:42 PM 1
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Agreed. moto x is same size and lighter but with bigger screen. it would have been a great phone if the bezels were much smaller.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 8:07 PM 1
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does moto x has 20.7MP with larger sensor does moto x is a water/dust resistance does moto x has snapdragon 800 Sony has to sacrifice a lot just to give you what you complaint on a 5in phone, still people complain!
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 9:32 PM 9
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Agreed And the bezels are just not acceptable, especially for 2014.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 8:35 PM 1
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Did you ever think that its bulky cause it has IP58 certification? "dust resistant" and can be "immersed in 1.5 meter of freshwater for up to 30 minutes" If it wasnt IP58 certified and it was just a simple smartphone it could have been as thin as an iphone.
posted on Jan 07, 2014, 4:22 AM 0
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Sony needs to go deeper. Bring back the X10 mini size!
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 8:12 PM 0
A touchscreen phone with X10 mini size would be very bad idea because the display will be too small for texting, internet browsing or video playback. I think 4.3-4.7 inch phone is the best screen size for one single hand use.
posted on Jan 07, 2014, 2:07 AM 0
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Even if this doesn't come to verizon or wherever will one still likely be able to buy it from sony's website and take it to their carrier of choice and purchase a sim card and phone plan for it, and be all set and everything? I mean, does it include all the proper internal antennas for the u.s. cellphone companies?
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 9:03 PM 0
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The worst name ever in Sony xperia series. Whatever , we still calling it Z1S.
posted on Jan 06, 2014, 9:20 PM 0
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