Sony’s Xperia series of phones have achieved quite a high level of success. The series which was first introduced in 2008 has now evolved to the pinnacle of cutting-edge mobile technology. The Sony Xperia Z series phones have received rave reviews and Sony too has been improving upon many design and technological elements. The last phone to come out of this stable is the Xperia Z1 compact. The phone is expected to be released in India in mid-February 2014.

The Z1 Compact like the name suggests, is a compact version of Sony’s flagship model – the Xperia Z. The biggest difference between the two phones is size – the Z1 compact has a 4.3 inch screen as compared to the 5 inch one on the Xperia Z. That’s not all, the phone comes in four colours – white, pink, lime and black.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact - 20.7 MP camera, 720p display, Snapdragon 800 chip

The screen resolution is 720p and the pixel density is 344 PPI according to Sony. Also, the device uses the same Triluminos and X-Reality tech to provide natural colours and fill in the missing pixels in video. The heart of the phone is an area where Sony doesn’t seem to have compromised one bit. It comes with Snapdragon 800 chip, 2 GB RAM, a 20.7 MP camera and an expandable memory up to 64 GB. The battery is 2300 mAh which will probably have enough juice to last at least a day.
As if that’s not all, the phone is also completely dust and water proof. Talk about class and ruggedness going together!

What We Expect

From the looks of it at least, Sony seem to have a winner on their hands. Just the raw specs are enough to attract attention but then you add the fact that the phone is resistant to both water and dust and its gold; especially in India. Also, the fact the phone will have a lot of takers as it’s released in four colours. We expect the pricing of the phone to have a high impact on its ability to sell in the Indian market. But even then, we estimate it to occupy a middle of the table in that regard and still outsell many other phones.


The Xperia Series has been one that has seen continuous development and innovation. The Z1 compact has many features that the general public so desire in a phone. In our opinion, Sony seems to have a hit on its hands. We can’t wait to try out the phone when it releases in India is February.

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