Sony's new smartphone packs in everything that was great about the Sony Xperia Z1 in a super-compact package.
Want a phone that's got the lot but won't weigh you down? Look no further than the superb Android-powered Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. With an amazing 20.7-megapixel camera for happier snapping, brilliant, built-in photo apps and a 4.3-inch screen, it boasts everything you expect from a top-end smartphone. And it's waterproof too!
Sony digital cameras are among the best around. Which makes it all the more amazing that the Xperia Z1 Compact features exactly the same cutting-edge imaging technology in its perky 9.5mm thick shell.
Take, for instance, the staggering 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS sensor. This captures more light for amazingly detailed high-definition images. Combine that with the G Lens, which delivers jaw-dropping in-focus even in low light conditions, and the intelligent BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine for enhanced depth and realism and you’ve got what must rank as one of the best camera phones ever.
But that’s not all. The Xperia Z1 Compact isn’t only brilliant at images. Because it packs Sony Bravia screen technology, it’s peerless for watching video too, with pin-sharp images that really, really bring movies to life. And it adds extra depth to games for mobile gaming experiences that easily match games consoles.
Need a phone that’s got what it takes to stand up to the rigours of day-to-day use as well? That’s the Xperia Z1 Compact all over. With an IP55/IP58 rating, this terrific smartphone is waterproof in 1.5m of freshwater for 30 mins and is dust-resistant.
To keep things ticking over, Sony has fitted the Z1 Compact with a powerful quad-core processor that means you can zip around menus and screens and multi-task with ease. You get a long-life 2300mAh battery as well, so you can rest assured you’ll get plenty of use from the Xperia Z1 Compact.
As with all Android phones, this handset is great for apps. Just head to the Android Market and choose from hundreds of thousands of great titles. Best of all, though, is the Xperia Transfer app. This lets you easily move your contacts, photos, apps, tunes, messages and more from your old iPhone or Android smartphone. It really is simplicity itself.
Other features of the Z1 Compact include 16GB of internal storage, the option to expand this by up to 64GB by adding a microSD card, a secondary two-megapixel camera and a suite of built-in, free Google apps.