Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sony Unveiled Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

When the term phablet was coined, the manufacturer's race in building bigger and bigger smartphone begun. We thought that we would never see again a flagship in a more pocket-able build until Sony announced the Xperia Z1 Compact.

The Z1 Compact sports a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display with HD resolution powered by one of the most powerful processors to date, a 2.2GHz quad-core Krait 400 Qualcomm 800 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

It also inherits the same imaging capability from its bigger Z1 brother, it packs a 20.7MP shooter on the back and a 2MP camera in the front, both can record 1080p videos. Not only that, it is still an IP58 certified which means it is still water resistant and dust proof.

That being said, it is a truly flagship phone in a much smaller built which most of, if not all manufacturers had been ignored for quite some time.

Key Specs:

  • Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Penta Band HSPA+, Octa Band LTE
  • 4.3" capacitive HD TRILUMINOS touchscreen LCD (1280x720), scratch and resistant glass
  • IP58 Certified
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.3, planned upgrade to 4.4.2 Android KitKat
  • 2.2GHz Quad Core Krait 400 CPU, Adreno 330 GPU, Qualcomm 800 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
  • 20.7MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash
  • 1080p video recording
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct, DLNA
  • NFC
  • 3.5 Audio Jack
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • Multimedia Player
  • TV Out via MHL Link
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Magnetic
  • 2300mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable)

The battery may be smaller than the Z1 Honami but remember that the screen resolution is now 720p rather than 1080p, which could translate a similar performance or maybe better since the screen size is also smaller.

Source: Sony Mobile

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