Sony Announces the Xperia Z1 Compact

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In 2013, we saw the HTC One Mini, Nexus 5, and Galaxy S4 Mini raise the bar for mobile technology, and now the tech giant ‘Sony’ announces the Xperia Z1 compact smartphone – a downsized version of its flagship Z1 smartphone. The Z1 Compact is smaller than the Z1S, but it’s not a small smartphone. Instead of the 5-inch 1080 pixel display of the full-fledged Z1S, the Z1 compact has a 4.3 inch 720 pixel display.

According to Sony, this new smartphone is more water resistant than the previous model. The company also improved on the water-sealed design by making the headphone connector waterproof too.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact – Key specifications

  1. The resolution of the camera has increased to 20.7MP, from 13MP in the Z. It also includes a 2 megapixel front-facing camera.

  2. This camera has 5-inch display just like the Xperia Z.

  3. 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor along with 2GB RAM.

  4. 32GB of built-in storage, although no word on expandable storage.

Durable Design

Xperia Z1 compact embraces all features of the highly acclaimed Xperia Z1, but offered in perfectly palm-sized proportions. This dust-resistant and waterproof device is both sleek and durable from every angle.

Xperia Z1 is a no-compromise feature-packed smartphone with a beautiful yet durable design. With Xperia Z1 Compact, we bring all of these premium features and performance, into a smaller size to give you the ultimate compact smartphone,” said Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO, Sony Mobile Communications.

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Under this free government cell phone plan, people who qualify are permitted to receive a government subsidy, which pays every month for your free minutes. The number of free minutes are fixed and may range anywhere between 60 and 250 per month, depending on the state of residence of the applicant.