Sony Unveils 4.3-Inch Xperia Z1 Compact, Comes with Flagship Worthy Specs


Sony Unveils 4.3-Inch Xperia Z1 Compact, Comes with Flagship Worthy Specs

 

Sony Mobile Communications today announced the Xperia Z1 Compact at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. The Xperia Z1 Compact is also referred as the international model of the Xperia Z1 F, which was announced for the Japanese market in December 2013. 

Touted as "the world's best premium compact smartphone", the Xperia Z1 Compact packs a powerful suite of specs similar to its flagship counterpart such as:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat shortly after launch)
  • 4.3-inch Triluminous display / 1,280 x 720 pixels
  • 20.7 megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS® for mobile image sensor
  • IP55/58 ratings for dust and water resistance
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
  • 137g

The Xperia Z1 Compact will be available in four vibrant colors: white, black, pink and lime. Sony expects to launch the smartphone globally from February. Here's a quick look at how the Xperia Z1 Compact fare against the other phones of its category:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs The Competition
  Sony Xperia Z1 Compact ASUS PadFone Mini HTC One Mini Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Launch SRP
  • From S$798
  • From S$399
  • From S$688
  • From S$698
Latest Price
  • From S$399
Operating system
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with ASUS ZenUI (upgradable to Android 4.4 KitKat)
  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Processor
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2GHz
  • Intel Atom Z2560 dual-core 1.6GHz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core 1.4GHz
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core 1.7GHz
Built-in Memory
  • 2GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.5GB RAM
Display
  • 4.3-inch / 1,280 x 720 pixels / TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with X-Reality
  • 4-inch / 800 x 480 pixels / IPS+
  • 4.3-inch / 1280 x 720 / Super LCD 2 Display
  • 4.3-inch / 960 x 540 pixels / Super AMOLED
Camera
  • Rear: 20.7-megapixel with Sony Exmor RS® for mobile image sensor
  • Front: 2-megapixel
  • Rear: 8-megapixel with F2.0 aperture
  • Front: 2-megpaixel
  • Rear: 4-megapixel HTC UltraPixel with BSI, HTC ImageSense 2, f/2.0
  • Front: 1.6-megapixel
  • Rear: 8 Megapixels
  • Front: 1.9 Megapixels
Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, MHL support
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 (EDR + A2DP), micro-USB
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0 with aptX, DLNA, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 LE, NFC, IR LED (Remote Control), micro-USB 2.0
Storage Type
  • 16GB internal storage
  • micro-SD support up to 64GB
  • 8GB internal storage
  • micro-SD support up to 64GB
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 8GB internal storage
  • micro-SD support up to 64GB
Battery
  • 2,300mAh
  • 1,170mAh
  • 1,800mAh
  • 1,900mAh
Dimensions
  • 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
  • 124.42 x 61.44 x 6.3~11.2mm
  • 132 x 63.2 x 9.25mm
  • 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.94mm
Weight
  • 137g
  • 116g
  • 122g
  • 107g
 

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