CES 2014 | Sony introduces the Xperia Z1 Compact Android smartphone

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact waterproof Android smartphone
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Released in Japan as the Xperia Z1f the Xperia Z1 Compact now offers high-end specs in a 4.3-inch form factor to the entire world, as it features a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and 2 GB of memory, next to an impressive 20.7 MP camera.
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While the Sony Xperia Z1f has been released in Japan back in October, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has just been launched at CES 2014 and brings the same specs and features to the whole world. According to the Japanese company, the Xperia Z1 Compact is "the world’s best premium compact smartphone" and provides the best of Xperia Z1's features in a compact size.

Fully compliant with IP55 and IP58 standards, the Xperia Z1 Compact is waterproof and protected against ingress of dust as well. These are its main specs and features:

  • Processor: 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974)
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB of internal storage and microSD support up to 64 GB
  • Display: 4.3-inch Triluminous IPS touchscreen with 1,280X720 pixels and 341 ppi
  • Cameras: 20.7 MP rear with 1/2.3-type CMOS Exmor RS image sensor and 2 MP front
  • Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, NFC, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS,  micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Operating system: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Android 4.4 KitKat update should arrive soon)
  • Battery/Autonomy: 2,300 mAh; up to 18 hours talk time and up to 670 hours stand by
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.3 pounds; 5X2.56X0.37 inches

The handset is available in black, pink, white, yellow and lime. Pricing has not been detailed yet, but Sony's press release available below reveals that the Xperia Z1 Compact will launch globally starting in February 2014.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-01- 8 (Update: 2014-01- 9)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.