Sony finally launched the much awaited and rumoured smartphone Sony Xperia Z1S and Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (mini version of Sony Xperia Z1). The launch took place at the CES 2014 event.
Sony Xperia Z1S and Sony Xperia Z1 Compact now official
Though, no comments was made on the pricing of Xperia Z1 compact, however Sony hinted that it would fall somewhere between the Xperia Z1 price and other Xperia Z variants.
Sony Xperia Z1S price features and specifications
Price statement is clear for Sony Xperia Z1S and turns out to be available in US through T-Mobile from January 22 onwards, at a price tag of $22 per month on 2 years contract and at $603 without contract.
Sony Xperia Z1S does not differ much in terms of specs and features it comes packed up with. Sony Xperia Z1S is termed to have higher IP58 waterproof rating which means you get more time to rescue your smartphone fallen in water.
Sony Xperia Z1S comes up with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean however we would have been happier if it had the 4.4 version installed making it the latest version out of the box. However it is still confirmable that it would be receiving 4.4upgrade later. Android OS is topped up with Sony’s UI which seems to resemble similar features as seen in Xperia Z1.
Sony Xperia Z1S is being powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. For the storage options, Sony Xperia Z1S comes with 32GB of internal storage. We are still looking for words on expandable options though we feel it must be portraying a microSD slot.
Sony Xperia Z1S has got 5inch full HD Triluminos display which is powered by Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. Featuring the same 20.7MP rear snapper with Exmor RS sensor alongwith BIONZ image processor engine and pulsed LED flash, Xperia Z1S turns out to deliver the same photographic experience as Xperia Z1. A 2MP front camera is also there. Xperia Z1s also comes with similar battery capacity of 3,000mAh.
Connectivity options on the Xperia Z1S are
- Xperia Link
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact price features and specification
Xperia Z1 compact shares identical specs as seen earlier in Sony Xperia Z1 F introduced under Japanese Operator NTT DoCoMo’s winter smartphone line up back in October 2013.
Xperia Z1 Compact is running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It features a single aluminium frame with tampered glass on back and front panel. Being powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 processor, Xperia Z1 Compact comes with 2GB of RAM.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact features a 4.3-inch Triluminos HD screen with screen resolution of 720x1280pixels. It comes with the X-Reality technology for Mobiles.
For the memory part, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has got for you a 16GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up via microSD card by upto 64GB.
The Xperia Z1 Compact also features the same 20.7MP rear snapper with similar configuration and technology. It also houses a 2MP snapper in the front panel.
Connectivity options on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact includes
- GPS/ GLONASS
The Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a 2300mAh battery with STAMINA mode and is also waterproof and dust-proof smartphone.