It’s Sony’s turn to wow us in CES, and they’ve announced a miniaturized version of their current flagship, the Z1. Named Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, it seems to be similar to the Z1f that they recently released in Japan, though with a few minor differences (like the Andoid version).
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Specs
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Sony promised a 4.4 update soon)
- 4.3-inch LCD with 720p (1280×720) resolution, ~341ppi
- 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
- 20.7-megapixel EXMOR rear camera, with autofocus and LED flash, 2.2-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 3G, HSDPA, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A-GPS, NFC
- 2300mAh battery, non-removable
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will also come in black, white, yellow and pink.
In every sense of the word, this truly is a miniaturized Z1, which is in stark contrast to the “mini” phones of other manufacturers. Yes, it does sport a smaller screen resolution, but remember, 1080p will look stupid in a 4.3″ device. And like its older siblings, the Xperia Z1 Compact is IP58 certified, meaning it it’s a whole lot sturdier than 95% of the phones out there, at least under water. To top it off, all the features and apps that came in the Xperia Z1 would also be present here.
No pricing was announced but availability is set this February. For those who want the pure awesomeness of the Z1 but don’t like the larger screen or the price, this phone might fit you like a glove. I know a few people who I can recommend this phone to.