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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact stars in official Sony video

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact stars in official Sony video
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was introduced on Monday at CES, and as we have pointed out before, the mini version of the Japanese OEM's flagship Android model is a big deal on its own. Unlike most "mini" versions of flagship handsets, Sony kept most of the specs from the grown up model. And the specs that it did change, turned out to perform better in real life than on the Sony Xperia Z1.

Take the 4.3 inch screen, with resolution of 720 x 1280. In a comparison test with the 5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution panel on the full-sized Xperia Z1, it was the smaller display that outperformed. The screen on the Z1 Compact had better viewing angles and colors washed out much less on the smaller screen.

The only other difference is with the battery, which drops from the 3000mAh cell on the Xperia Z1 to the 2300mAh battery on the Xperia Z1 Compact. Yet, we have heard that battery tests are showing that the lower capacity battery is outperforming the larger battery on the Xperia Z1.

The shared specs between the two models include the quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, the 2GB of RAM, and the 20.7MP rear-facing camera. Put all of this together and you can understand why the version of the Xperia Z1 Compact for Docomo (the Sony Xperia Z1f) has quickly soared to the top of the Japanese smartphone sales charts, getting compared to the Apple iPhone.

source: Sony

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posted on 07 Jan 2014, 00:23 1

1. xfire99 (Posts: 946; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)

Sony Lens G! O_O

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 00:44

2. jibraihimi (Posts: 770; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

It's having TFT screen, or IPS LCD.....????

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 00:57

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

I think you need to read this



posted on 07 Jan 2014, 00:50 3

3. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


posted on 07 Jan 2014, 04:17 1

8. Kuroki (Posts: 91; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)

it you don't like it, don't buy it. simple as that. mind you, the bezel has its purpose ... and it's WATER PROOF!! JEEEEZ

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 04:39

9. MrKoles (Posts: 368; Member since: 20 Jan 2013)

There are many phones on the Japanese market that have minimal bezel. It is only Sony who says waterproof body needs huge bezels...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 01:04

5. TechCrazyedBoy (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Nov 2013)

i was hoping the display was in 1080p...
but 720p not bad at all with that Triluminos display!!!

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 01:53

6. andonia2 (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)

It is beautiful, elegant and nearly perfect!!!!!!!!!!!! Good thing we've got launchers coz i don't really like the Sony UI.... Hopefully it'll get updates along with the Z1.............

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 02:09

7. Rajanvir (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

MY SONY XPERIA SP is the best

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:24

11. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

sony - great on hardware.
just mind the software

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