Of the several devices unveiled in NTT Docomo’s annual winter lineup in Japan, two smartphones stood out and marked their first official unveiling. We’ve already covered the Samsung Galaxy J, so now we introduce the Sony Xperia Z1 f, the little brother to the Xperia Z1 flagship.

Consider the Sony Xperia Z1F as the mini version of the Xperia Z1. While small, it still packs a powerful punch. The main difference between the two is the size of their displays. The Z1 F employs a 4.3-inch LCD with 1280-by-720 resolution, down from the Z1’s 1920-by-1080 LCD.

Sony Xperia ZF Specs

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.3-inch LCD (1280×720), ~341ppi
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support for storage expansion
  • 20.7-megapixel EXMOR main 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
  • 2300mAh battery


Other specs include Qi wireless charging and NFC. The rear shooter still features the same advanced modes found in the Z1 flagship, including the burst mode, auto mode, and filters. All in all, Sony hardly made any compromise when it downsized the device. It employs glass and aluminum for its body and still is waterproof.

Given its size, the Sony Xperia Z1f could be a real contender to the iPhone 5S in their bid to attract those who prefer single-handed smartphones. Let’s just hope that this handset, along with the Galaxy J, gets released outside Japan, where it will be available in December.

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