Sony Xperia Z1 Compact stars in official Sony video

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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Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Display 4.3 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop



11. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

sony - great on hardware. just mind the software

7. Rajanvir

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

MY SONY XPERIA SP is the best

6. andonia2

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 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.............

5. TechCrazyedBoy

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 12, 2013

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

3. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011


8. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 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

9. MrKoles

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 20, 2013

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

2. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

1. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Sony Lens G! O_O

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