Update: 20-2-14 Sony has now officially launched Xperia Z1 in India at Rs. 36,990
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is now listed on official Sony website for Rs. 36,990. At first glance the launch price might seem steep for a Compact/ Mini variant, but Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was never meant to be a cheap phone. The Phone features high end specs similar to the flagship Xperia Z1 and is strictly meant for those looking for a easily pocket able compact phone with high end Specifications.
The full sized Sony Xperia Z1 was launched for around 45,000 INR and is now selling for lesser than Sony Xperia Z1 compact at Rs. 35,000 INR. We expect the best buy price to drop for Xperia Z1 Compact in coming weeks, but the choice will be dependent on what display size you prefer.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact flaunts a 4.3 Inch display and the resolution has been compromised to 720 P HD compared to Full HD in Xperia Z1. The difference would be further attenuated with the decrease in display size of Xperia Z1 Compact. The TRILUMINOUS display will be supported by X-reality engine.
The processor employed is 2.26 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 performance beast from Qualcomm assisted by 2 GB RAM, Adreno 330 GPU and 16 GB internal storage. MicroSD support is also present for up to 64 GB. The software is Android 4.3 , but Sony promises a KitKat update soon.
The body design remains similar to flagship device and the thickness has been increased to 9.4 mm. The phone is IP55/IP58 certified, which implies it will we dust and water proof to an extent. The phone also includes 20.7MP Primary Camera with Exmos RS sensor which we saw in Xperia Z1. The 2.2 MP camera at the front is also capable of HD video recording.
The battery capacity is 2300 mAh and Sony makes tall claims for the backup. Connectivity features include 3G, WiFi 820.11 a/b/g/n/ac , Bluetooth 4.0 with APT-X, GPS/ GLONASS, MHL and NFC. As the price of both phones is almost same, most people will opt for the flagship with larger and crispier 5 inch display. For those strictly looking for a Small sized smartphone Xperia Z1 compact is the only Android option with top notch specs. Also you will get additional Lime and Pink color options.
|Model||Sony Xperia Z1 Compact|
|Display||4.3 Inch HD|
|Processor||2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||16 GB, Expandable|
|OS||Android 4.3 Jelly bean|
|Cameras||20.7 MP / 2.2 MP|