Its not a mini. Its another flagship named Z1-f (honestly is a stupid name) targeting users of iPhone 4 to 5s. Sharing same specs of the bigger flagship is a somewhat smart move. Interesting phone.
Cool phone, cool hardware, but Sony dont do software updates... so pass (speaking from experience)
I doubt it will pack the same internal storage capacity in it's international version. I do hope this won't be the case.
Anyhow, great phone and good job from you, Sony.
Honestly No other company is trying outdo i phone as size and design and style. Under big name they were selling mid range phones in mini name. Sony identified loop hole to capitalise if they bring in world market that will be true competition to apple as size design and power will be closest to i phone 5s. Abd in some areas even better. If they could beat i phone in ui and speed then sony will not be far away from being android market leader.
Sonys mate sharp announced aquos xx mini which has same specs like 2.2ghz s800 processor. Screen is about 4.5" full hd igzo technology probably available in feb 2014. So same country mates will share specs. So o believe xperia mini will have 2.2ghz snapdragon 800 processor 4.3" hd 720p screen to get pixel density. Higher than other miniatures available like s4 mini or even i phone.
all the other Mini phones are not worthy of being a Mini, when compared to the brandname they shared.
For example: S3 Mini
HTC One Mini
All were poor spec-ed phones, ala iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S, just sharing the brand name of a good flagship device
At least Z1 Mini is a beast and comparable to the flagship Z1.
for sure, it is going to be a beast, as for 4.3" screen HD Resoution will be a killer. Example: Nexus 4. The Full HD screen can be a CPU drainer in many case. This Z1 Mini is going to be a B E A S T !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep it up
hoping it will be avail outside japan, esp neighboring country like us Philippines...
AnonD-132351, 07 Oct 2013I think this will have snapdragon 600 which is a very capable processor and I think these will... moreWhy would they even consider a QUALCOMM600? The 800 is faster AND uses less energy.
A 4,4" display also seems very uncommon
AnonD-192689, 07 Oct 2013"it would be as fast as the 5" 1080P model" -are you serious??
It will be even faster considering it only has to render 1280x720 instead of 1920x1080
But the nexus will have much better support and is in another size league. It's what you prefer
The battery size is quite big for an 4,3" device,
I know the Z1 performed bad with Sony UI, but when rooted it's very good actually.