Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

At CES 2014, Sony announced two more water resistant smartphones Sony Xperia Z1C and Xperia Z1S.  The Z1C with a 4.3 inch display is a compact version of its predecessor the Xperia Z1 which came with a 5.0 screen. Smaller doesn’t mean less powerful, as Z1C is packed with the same high end features as the Z1. This device is targeted for people who want a powerful but compact device that easily fits in their pockets and hands- for example: people switching from iPhones to Android smartphones.

Sony Xperia Z1C

The following are some of the major specifications of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact:

  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • Display: 4.3 inch Triluminos (1,280 X 720 pixels) HD
  • Processor: A 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB expandable upto 64GB via microSD
  • Camera: 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS sensor, BIONZ engine and 2 megapixel front
  • Battery: 2,300mAH
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPD
  • Waterproof and Dustproof

Sony has yet to reveal when the device will hit the stores but we suspect it will be within January or early February.

Sony Xperia Z1S

The Xperia Z1S is the latest Sony flagship launched exclusively for T-Mobile USA.  The water proof technology has been enhanced in the Z1S and it can survive water immersion upto 4.5 feet for half an hour. The headphone connectors are also waterproof and there is a camera button dedicated for underwater photography.  Along with these premium features, the Z1S also has the following key specifications:

  • OS: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact VS Z1

  • Display: 5 inch Triluminos HD
  • Processor: A 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB
  • Camera: 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS sensor, BIONZ engine and 2 megapixel front
  • Battery: 3,000mAH

The Z1S will be available though T-Mobile contract in the US. The preorders begin from January 13 and the device will be available from Jan 22.


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