Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands on video
While other manufacturers are making their flagship phones bigger, Sony has bucked the trend for making lower-specced 'mini' phones and poured a whole host of high-end tech into its latest handset.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact boasts a lot of the features of the Sony Xperia Z1, including a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable on-board storage. NFC and 4G are also on board, and Sony is promising good battery life from the phone's 2300mAh battery.
The 20.7MP camera from the Z1 is present and correct, complete with extensive functionality, and it's similarly waterproof and dustproof too.
There have been some compromises though. The screen is 720p instead of 1080p and pixel density takes a dip too, from 440ppi to 341. That said, it still holds its own in terms of sharpness next to its big brother, but big video watchers may miss that full HD screen.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact will run Android 4.3 at launch, with an update to 4.4 Kit Kat promised soon after. It'll be available in black, white, pink and green in February for a midrange price. Keep it locked to whathifi.com for our full review soon.
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by Verity Burns