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Sony Xperia Z1s rumor round-up: specs, release date, price and features

0. phoneArena posted on 06 Jan 2014, 05:51

The Sony Xperia Z1 mini is an elusive handset - rumored to be the first Android ‘mini’ phone with a top-shelf performance, we’ve been hearing about it for a long time…

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posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:09 2

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)

So, it's real name is the Xperia Z1 mini and not the Xperia Z1s? Then what is the Z1s, if it's a refreshed Z1 then we won't see the Xperia Z2 at CES 2014 or MWC 2014.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:30 6

2. bananana (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)

Well whatever it is named, I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO GET IT. I was going for z1 but i hold my horses because the z1 is just too damn big for my hands. so this is my choice. pls come out early =)

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 10:40

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

i want it but that 720p screen doesnt attract me...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:03 5

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)

Well it's just 4,3 inches so the PPI will be quite good. And the performance will be even more perfect than in the Z1. You have to sacrifice in something with a small phone.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:51

8. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

Agreed... Since my current phone is 4.3" 720p I find everything with higher density to be unnoticeable for my eyes... thus a waste of performance, cost (passed on to the consumer) and battery...

~341ppi to me is perfect...

What bothers me is the virtual buttons taking space and changing the aspect ratio I am used to

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 14:30 2

11. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

there is no real word advantage of having a 441ppi screen all it'll do is force the gnu to push more pixels reducing performance, i even find a 250 pip display fine until you use your nose in place of your fingers 300 ppi would be best

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 19:54

13. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

*gpu not gnu

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 18:00 1

12. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

720p on a 4.3" display gives it a pixel density of 342 ppi, that is much more than your eye can distinguish unless you aren't human. I honestly couldn't tell the difference between my Droid Mini and a Galaxy S4 or HTC One in terms of detail.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 11:35 3

5. Snoobab (Posts: 175; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

C'mon Sony. Release it already, or soon the mini versions of the new Sammy and HTC flagships will have similar specs.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:20

6. buccob (Posts: 2699; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

" Are you still looking forward to the first high-performing mini Android handset? "


But if this does not happen in time or if it does not live up to the hype, and there is no choice but to go with a big 5" handset for a flagship I will get the ASUS PadFone Infinity (2) when it reaches US shores...

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 12:36

7. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)

come on PA stop confusing people by putting the wrong picture. the 2nd pic in the article & the 2nd one in the slides is not the amami. that's the z1s leaked by evleaks. the design is clearly not of the amami. it's pretty clear by now that they both are not the same and also that the z1s is a new phone (whatever that turns out to be). Im not sure about the 8th pic showing the sony website. if its really the z1s then its not the amami. amami = z1 mini. z1s = i dont care.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 13:43 1

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Too late Sony
If it was released alongside Z1, it could sell very well.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 14:25 1

10. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

this phone was gonna be my dream phone, flagship specs mini size and decent prize but they're waiting too long if it launched with the z1 it would've done well but now its too late

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 20:00

14. milanmahat (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Oct 2013)

i think its time for Z2 not mini...Z2 with 5" screen, less dimesion of phone, great display, fingerprint, slight camera improve, 4000 mAh battery, slight further improve in design, and other extraordinary new features that other phone don't have..........otherwise Htc one 2 and iphone 6 will kill sony

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 06:53 3

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

iphone 5s is already better than most xperia phones when it comes to sales.
but htc one 2 will never kill sony just compare sony and htc sales this year you will find out that sony us better than htc.

posted on 13 Dec 2013, 23:15

15. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 151; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)

i need arc mini

posted on 14 Dec 2013, 07:15

17. bananana (Posts: 34; Member since: 27 Oct 2013)

hey guys, the price for its similar cousin, the z1f is already out. here is the info about the price range. Anyone with good japanese could properly explain it? This is from rbmen's website (ringer blue men)

■ The price of Xperia Z1f SO-02F

Base price Support month Real burden
Model change 79,800 yen 1,680 yen / month 39,480 yen
A new 79,800 yen 2,520 yen / month 19,320 yen
MNP 79,800 yen ¥ 3,320 / month ¥ 0

posted on 15 Dec 2013, 04:03 1

18. Firedrops (Posts: 249; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

This reminds me of how Sony(Ericsson) used to sell their phones, i.e. announce that a phone with good specs is about to launch, then wait a year or 2 until the good specs have become obsolete, then launch them, then cry about how they're doing badly.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 06:36

20. Jklaz (Posts: 159; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)

Put this on Verizon!

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 07:16

21. starkiller306 (Posts: 58; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)

This is not gonna be the mini. It looks exactly like the LTE version released in china, that's a 5inch phone. slightly taller than the z1 actually.

posted on 06 Jan 2014, 08:27

22. outlawog (Posts: 47; Member since: 27 Nov 2013)

I would get this the day it comes out, but sony's UI is so disgusting. And dont tell me to get a launcher, cause i dont like those lol. Doesnt feel natural,

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