Sony has promotions planned to kick off Sony Xperia Z1 Compact launch in Europe

Sony has promotions planned to kick off Sony Xperia Z1 Compact launch in Europe
Sony has high hopes for the bite-sized mini version of its Sony Xperia Z1 flagship. Known as the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the phone recently soared to the top of smartphone sales charts in Japan after an exclusive version for Docomo was launched. The Xperia Z1 Compact has a smaller 4.3 inch panel with resolution of 720 x 1280 versus the 5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen on the larger phone. Despite this, comparisons between the two screens seem to favor the smaller glass on the Xperia Z1 Compact which has better viewing angles and color representation.

The lower capacity 2300mAh battery on the Xperia Z1 Compact has been shown in tests to outlast the larger 3000mAh cell on the Xperia Z1. Keeping all of this in mind, it is no wonder that many are more pumped about the smaller model than the full-sized unit. In Japan, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is more popular in Japan than the Apple iPhone 5s. In other words, this is more like a flagship phone than any other mini version ever made.

With the phone set to launch in Europe, here are the various off-contract deals for the Xperia Z1 Compact. In France, the phone will be €499 ($679 USD) after a €50 ($68 USD) refund. In Germany and in Italy, the handset will cost you €499 ($679 USD) bundled with the Sony Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M for those who pre-order the phone. The headset will cost an extra €1.

In the Netherlands, there is no promotion and the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is priced at €549 ($747 USD). That is the same price for the phone in Spain, although for €1, you can add the Sony Wireless Headset DR-BTN200M. In Poland, you can order the phone for 1999 PLN ($650 USD) and add the DR-BTN200M headset for 1 PLN. The price in Sweden is 4695 SWK ($717 USD) which also includes the opportunity to add the headset for 1 SWK. Lastly, in the U.K., the Xperia Z1 Compact is 449 GBP ($740 USD) which includes a Sony Smartwatch 2 for free to those who pre-order the phone.

source: XperiaBlog via AndroidAuthority

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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. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Screw Europe, i want this thing in the US

2. Topcat488

Posts: 1419; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Yeah Sony, bring that great phone and deal quickly to the USA... Show Samsung how it's done right by giving away the Smartwatch 2 for FREE at pre-orders!!! :)

12. ummyeawhynot

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

Yes SONY! We want this phone in the United States! I agree with Topcat488 as well.

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

What!..not fare,why is Europe get all the goodies.

6. NIK01

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

Europe get all the goodies?? NOO ;) 3 of my top6 phones are imported: Xperia SX from japan, MI-2S from china and Galaxy S Relay (sideslider) from USA. So..... Greetings from germany....

4. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

Cmon! bring this deal to SEA pls... plsss T.T

5. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

A "mini" handset at full flagship prices? No thanks.

8. jeevan28111992

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

See The Specs And Say that again dude...Only Change Is Screen Res & Battery Capacity...

9. Feanor

Posts: 1422; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Uh? What is "mini" in this phone? It's a direct iPhone competitor and it costs €150-€200 less. Not enough discount for you?

7. jb4674

Posts: 145; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

How come all these euro punks get all the bundles with Sony phones and the US gets the shaft?

10. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

The UK always gets the best phones and almost always first. Their carriers aren't hard to deal with like the US carriers, etc. OEM's always favor the UK.

11. YouDumDum

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

"Mini" smartphone done right.

13. ummyeawhynot

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

We better get this deal in the United States. I've been waiting for this phone ever since I first heard about it in in the Consumer Electronics Show.

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