Sony presents the king of small smartphones, with all the excellence of the Xperia Z1 but 4 inches Threat to the iPhone?

We had been rumored for a while now, and Sony finally makes it happen: The Xperia Z1 has a younger brother who is the envy of the rest of the Mini smartphones (remember the Mini One and Mini S4 ? failed) taking everything we can expect from a high end but in a size content. With you the new king of the 4 inches you are looking to dethrone the iPhone in this segment, the Xperia Z1 Compact.


What is it?

We are facing a smaller version (not reduced) from the famous Xperia Z1, with slight but important differences. The most obvious is the screen size which now goes to 4.3 inches, with the advantages that it brings: more easy to store in pocket, simple one-handed operation, etc. Yes, the resolution now goes to 720p, but still has excellent sharpness. Of course the dimensions and weight are also reduced, from 170-135 grams, good light. What if you gain a little bit is the thickness: 8.5 to 9.5 mm. So far the major differences, but now comes the good.

Maintaining excellence

The Z1 Compact keeps everything that made ​​the original Z1 large: the simple and elegant design, resistance to water and dust, and a prominent technical specifications: 4-core processor very fast, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB of storage and a 20 MP camera is the best Android phones. This camera, with excellent results in low light, has interesting applications as “Social live” to do what you film streaming Facebook, or “Timeshift burst” that captures 60 images in two seconds, ideal for those complicated moving pictures. You can see how good is our comparative cameras.

The small smartphone definitive

Thus we see that the Z1 Compact is on par with the Android giants but with a size that many will find it more attractive. In the field of mobile Android “small” is not clear, therefore specifications like quality. It is a true high end. We do not know, and will determine its success, is the price. If they low could be a selling price. But do not expect much: will be available by mid-February.