From the little I can see of the actual phone, it looks like it is very cheap to make but somewhat similar in looks/lines to the Z1 (which will help its sales and Sony isn't any bit ashamed of pulling those antics -- the properly built Z1 is always around so that you always make the parallel and disregard how cheaply the G really is).
I am betting this one will replace the Xperia L (not the SP -- it's going for price) and it should provide some real competition to the Moto G (let's not kid ourselves over the reason Sony is calling this "Xperia G").
Interesting times indeed.
sonyboy, 15 Feb 2014the h/s on the top has the camera at the corner whereas the one below has the camera at the ce... moreWow, you noticed. Do you really think noone else did? Well, they did, and everyone else knew that the Z1 was thrown in to pose for the photo.
bha, 15 Feb 2014should include 1080 pi display , expandable memory , 1.5 GB ram , 8 mp camera and should be p... moreI think you are getting ahead of yourself... No offense personally, but 1080p AND 4.8 inch is very hard to make with ~moto g price point
the h/s on the top has the camera at the corner whereas the one below has the camera at the center ????
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2014htc m8 mini is better than this device,4.7" with 720, 13 main and 5 front camera,1gig of ... moreI agree with you. Especially considering the M8 mini will cost more then the Z1 Compact with 4 times weaker hardware inside. You must be really smart buying the M8 mini over the Z1 compact.
should include 1080 pi display , expandable memory , 1.5 GB ram , 8 mp camera and should be price around Moto G and 4g connectivity then it would be a Moto G killer
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2014htc m8 mini is better than this device,4.7" with 720, 13 main and 5 front camera,1gig of ... morehave you seen the z1 compact? thats a real mini. this is a random mid-range phone, not a mini flagship
this is not mid range phone..... however they will put price tag above 20,000
Victor01, 15 Feb 2014What the hell? Cant they provide 16GB internal why 8GG? and thats fine no IP rating.4.8 inch w... moreUnfortunately Sony hasnt yet gone up to 32GB on their flagships (Except Z1s for t-mobile) and they cant put 16GB in midrange when flagships are 16GB. Hope they rectify this in Xperia Sirus or they will see some declining flagship sales next quarter.
Anyway, now with Xperia Z so cheap there is no reason to buy anything else, its by far the best bang for the buck right now, regardless of brand.
In my country xperia Z's price already drop down near to mid-range price range, I'd get Z if I need a mid ranger, its hardware is way better than other mid-range, & it got 4.42 update...
What the hell? Cant they provide 16GB internal why 8GG? and thats fine no IP rating.4.8 inch with 720p / 1080p both works fine. Not an issue this should had been a mid ranger with 16GB else would be waste.
Anonymous, 15 Feb 2014but no one buys ! lol ranked #9 in mobile phone! alcatel do better! When my iPhone got stolen I was so close to buying the Xperia S, but when I held it in my hand I didn't like it. Just didn't feel nice and it looked better in the photos.