Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is Officially Announced
With the new Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony has also jumped on the mini smartphone bandwagon. The handset is a more pocketable, smaller model of the full-fledged flagship, Xperia Z1. It still packs a similar waterproofed, glass and metal design. There are also 20Mp rear-facing camera, 4G LTE connectivity and high-performance 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor.
The Xperia Z1 Compact packs a smaller 4.3-inch 720p display. Although it’s a significant step down from the 5-inch 1080p panel of its bigger full-fledged sibling, the level of clarity should still be acceptable. While the 4-inch Retina Display of Apple iPhone 5S delivers 326ppi of pixel density; the Z1 Compact brings 340ppi; despite the slightly larger display. The screen is also reasonably bright, improving visibility under glaring sunshine or bright office lights.
The Xperia Z1 Compact runs the last Jelly Bean release, Android 4.3 and Sony still hasn’t given us a firm promise on the possible Android 4.4 update; but we could be certain that the software update will eventually arrive.
Overall, Sony seems to do quite well with the Xperia Z1 Compact. The company shrinks the dimension of its flagship, but still keeps the elite hardware specs. Mix in the attractive design and waterproofed chassis, the Z1 Compact is really a top-end Android smartphone model; suitable for those who don’t want to shove 5-inch behemoths into their pockets.