Sony just came up with their Xperia Z1 Compact which is basically a compact version of their famous flagship smartphone from last year the Xperia Z1.
Every company comes up with a mini version of their flagship smartphone the same year they release their flagship smartphone, like the S4 mini or the HTC ONE mini with almost half of the specs compared to their flagship versions, but this time Sony did something new that we haven’t seen before. They came up with a compact (mini) version of their Xperia Z1 by just reducing the screen size and the battery and keeping all the other hardware the same as their flagship smartphone the Xperia Z1.
The screen on the Xperia Z1 compact is 4.3-inches that supports a resolution of 720 x 1280 with a pixel density of 341ppi compared to the 5-inch 1080 display on the Xperia Z1 and according to some of the reviews the smaller screen with the 720 display gives much better colour reproduction and viewing angles than Xperia Z1. The other thing that was changed is the battery which is 2300mAh compared to the 3000mAh battery on the Xperia Z1 which also performs better in battery time than the 3000mAh present on the Xperia Z1.
Other than that the Xperia Z1 compact gets to keep all of its amazing hardware and features intact like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, 2 GB of RAM and Andreno 330 GPU. It also gets to keep the amazing 20 MP G-lens camera and is water proof and dust proof like the Xperia Z1. For a compact to have all the hardware like a flagship smartphone sounds like a dream come true for all those users who always wished for a screen size that was easy to hold in hands and not too big to fit.
There will also be an another model the Xperia Z1s but the only difference is that it will be carrier exclusive for USA T-Mobile and will be released on January 22nd with a price tag of $528 and as for Xperia Z1 Compact the release date would probably be next month.
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