For all the devout smart phone fans out there, Sony has announced a brand new Xperia model at the CES 2014. Xperia Z1 Compact, as the name suggests, is the miniature version of Xperia Z1. With the mini counterparts of HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 creating a furore in the market, Sony had to introduce something similar in its family. However, Sony has gone one step ahead by packing the same capacity and attractive features of Xperia Z1 in just a smaller, sleek and smart exterior of the Xperia Z1 Compact. In its handy pocket size dimensions, Sony has left the quality of the camera, CPU and storage space intact and uncompromised.
But, every coin has a flip side- where Sony managed to work wonders within the crammed up space of Xperia Z1 Compact, it had to make some compromises with the display resolution of the phone’s screen. The complete HD screen resolution has been replaced by a slightly inferior 720p version, while the capacity of the battery has been slashed from 3,000 mAh to 2,300 mAh. However these two minor setbacks seem to balance each other and does not really undermine the battery life of the smartphone.
- Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (An upgrade to 4.4 KitKat Android version has been planned).
- 4.3 inch 1280×720 TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine.
- The internal storage space of the phone is 16 GB expandable up to 64GB.
- The primary camera of 20.7 MP is accompanied by LED flash along with optical image stabilization. It also comes with a 2 MP secondary camera which is the same as Xperia Z1. The camera enables one to record videos at 1080p resolution.
- With the 2.2Ghz quad-core Krait 400 processor based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and 2 GB RAM, the Xperia Z1 Compact should function as smooth as its counterpart.
- Other inbuilt features like the NFC, A-GPS+GLONASS, BlueTooth 4.0 LE, IP55/58 water and dust resistance also remain the same.
- The bonus factor of the compact version is that it comes in more colours like black, white, pink, lemon and yellow.
The price of the phone though not yet revealed, will obviously be less than Xperia Z1 and will, therefore, not burn a very big hole in the pocket. This smart phone really lives up to its reputation of being ‘compact’.
Let us know your thoughts on the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact smartphone in the comments section below.