Honestly, 5" screen is difficult to navigate with 1 hand, its a good idea that Sony introduced this 4.3" with a high end internals.
As it is, still too big... brings this without waterproof so there's much less bezel! making it a true mini phone.
Very nice now there is an alternative to an Iphone 5s!
With even better specs as well!!
If Sony don't bring this phone worldwide.. I'd say to all Sony investors, SELL your shares! If they do, its Apples investors that should be selling and buying Sony shares.
It's the DoCoMo variant of the yet to be released to the other markets Z1 mini.By the way F stands for Fuji.
i agree that there is an empty zone for compact flagship but if with near pricing i chose big Z1!
The price tag is very important!
Ping, 10 Oct 2013Is this the Honami we been waiting for CES 2014 release? If its 65mm they can keep this phabl... moreYes! Its the honami mini! Should be a beast in performance! With lower screen res and smallish screen it should top the benchmarks! Gaming should be superslick too! Samsung will probably copy the specs like they copy everything else in their cheap plastic shell! As for samsung innovation ive got an ashtray that looks like their curvy phone!
very interesting. hope it makes in to thhe rest of the world. am very looking forward to buying it. just perfect for me, a good option to replace my xperia t with
but does it have trilumious display too?
An S800 with 720p display, now that would be interesting on benchmarks.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2013I hope they don't release it worldwide. Because I just bought an xperia t and don't wanna get ... moreyou are very greedy.many want this type of phone.if u have another phone then why u want others dont get better phone.and screen size is good.though it require small bezels and smoother android.
Is this the Honami we been waiting for CES 2014 release?
If its 65mm they can keep this phablet to themself.
Looks like im getting the S4 mini, a bit to big but the xperia ray getting really annoyed with running out of memory and crashes.
Waiting for this, right size with beast specs..im gonna definitely buy this.. Time to change iphone 4s.
Sony release it here in the Philippines. It will be a sure hit.
Hi gsmarena community, I really do not know what kind of executives work at sony. They made such a big mistake by keeping the xperia SX an exclusive model for Japan and now the story remains the same. Well it seems sony does not care about their customers' opinion. This phone could become such a great success if available worldwide because with its size and specs there are simply no competitors. I am still hoping the Z1F version is the japanese one and soon the Z1 mini version will be announced for the rest of the world. Greetings.
Shinigami, 10 Oct 2013The main reason for using a smaller 4.3inch screen is making the phone as small as possible. L... moreyou should look at this picture
the difference in dimensions is very clear
Xperia Z1F 127 x 64.9 x 9.4 mm vs.
Xperia Z1 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm.
LOL at you
This is most powerful small brother than other device (One mini, S4 mini )!!!!I like the processer and camera!!
AnonD-59912, 10 Oct 2013Looks like the previous petition for top tier internals on a relatively compact sized smartpho... morethey are not giving us anything! z1f will be japan only. that is for sure!