Sony had a busy day at CES today, as the Japanese announced the mini version of Xperia Z1 (called Xperia Z1 Compact), Xperia Z1S exclusively for T-Mobile customers in the U.S., a new wearable device called SmartWear and Lifelog application for Android.

In this AW Center article, we review the features and specifications of the 2 new devices to see how Sony Mobile has started the year.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact General Specification:

  • 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm, 137g
  • 4.3" Triluminous IPS display, 720P resolution (1280x720 pixels)
  • Quad-core 2.2GHz GHz Snapdragon 800
  • Adreno 300 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM, 16GB of Internal Storage, microSD card support
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.311
  • 20.7MP / 2MP Rear and Front camera, 1080p@30fps video recording, Carl Zeiss optics with OIS
  • Waterproof, Dust-resistant
  • 2,300 mAh battery

This new Sony’s smartphone is indeed compact, can take professional shots thanks to the G Lens and the large 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS, and is expected to work smooth and powerful thanks to the Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM.

The term “Compact” in the name of the device, reminds us of the Sony’s compact digital cameras, and we should say the pictures taken via Xperia Z1 compact can be compared with those picture taken by compact cameras and you can see how sharp and clear the pictures are when viewing them on the 720p screen of Z1 compact.


This water and dust proof phone will be available in 4 different colors, Black, White, Pink and Yello w (Lime), and it is expected to hit the markets in February.

UK’s major retailer, Phones4u has just started the pre-order, and you can order yours for £440 off-contract.


Xperia Z1S is the next Sony’s device announced today at CES, and in fact this is the T-Mobile variant of the Xperia Z1, and the carrier will be the one and only carrier to offer this phone in the U.S. Xperia Z1S features a large 1/2.3” 20.7MP Exmor RS, along with G Lens and intelligent BIONZ and the many available camera tools and settings make sure you just go for professional photography.


Sony Xperia Z1S (T-Mobile) General Specification:

  • 145.7 x 73.9 x 8.55 mm, 162g
  • 5.0 inch Full HD TRILUMINOS Display, 1920x1080 pixels
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core (Snapdragon 800)
  • Adreno 330 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Waterproof, Dust-resistant
  • 20.7 megapixel camera
  • Android Jelly Bean 4.3
  • 3000mAh battery

The Xperia Z1S will available through the T-Mobile’s online store from January 12th and those who prefer to shop from T-Mobile store need to wait 10 days longer.  

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