Bezels are pretty good on this phone.
This is what a mini should be. Same specs as its bigger brother. Good that Sony will be using IPS on this one though that's a tad sad for Z1 owners as we have TFT display but nonetheless Z1's display is great right?
I think should one opt out to exchange Z1 to Z1 Compact is a little bit of a downgrade due to the screen and battery. But that wouldn't be bad wouldn't it?
Hats off to Sony. Waiting for the next flagship. :)
Jon, 07 Jan 2014Again huge bezel...and the front panel is always black whatever the color of the phone which i... moreNo offense..but really????
Samsung has the worst design of all n evryone acceptd this....sony design is way better..but sony is no good in design than htc.....any one wants to learn abt design learn from htc
Great..!! smaller than the flagship.
Great looking when travelling and a waterproof for adventures and now smaller? wow.
Deves, 07 Jan 2014Say whaat?! You say this small device have huge bezel? Measuring 127x65x9.5 is still a big pho... moreI thought it was too, but when you compare it to something like the Venice/L7 it's about the same. So actually compact. The normal Z1 is not exactly compact, but they got it more right with this one.
Anonymous, 07 Jan 2014huge bazels... really too big bazelsSay whaat?! You say this small device have huge bezel? Measuring 127x65x9.5 is still a big phone for you? Than go for other mid-range 4.3inch smartphone rather bragging about this. Even my xperia acro s measure 126x66x11.9 and old spec satisfied me.
Now this is such a fabulous & compact piece of hardware! Way to go Sony! They seem to be actually creating a new "Compact Premium" segment of smartphones. Hopefully Sony will get the pricing right. As per what they say, it should NOT be priced between the Xperia Z and Xperia Z1. If this phone is priced at INR 30,000 in the Indian market, this will be a sure shot best seller!!!
Toru, 07 Jan 2014We need Cyber-Shot Camera , your sony mobile camera with 20.7 MP not perform good any way with... moreIt's one of the best snappers around. And everyone was screaming about that software update which helped. AL though the video and photo effects could still stand for some good tuning.
Billydf, 07 Jan 2014samsung ? design ? better????In my opinion and based on ergonomics and from the front view yes.
What I said was "better" Was original Droid Razr.
Toru, 07 Jan 2014We need Cyber-Shot Camera , your sony mobile camera with 20.7 MP not perform good any way with... moreI think your eyesight is weak , I have the z1 and lg g2 , camera on z1 is really good , if u want a better camera buy a DSLR
Toru, 07 Jan 2014We need Cyber-Shot Camera , your sony mobile camera with 20.7 MP not perform good any way with... moreTrue. The old SE phones had much better cameras. The Z1's camera is just plain bad and I'm afraid this one will be the same. I hope Sony at least fixed it's camera software this time around.
How about the price? I read somewhere its less than the Z1 but more than the Z. Anyway, it would be a great buy. Been waiting for this since November. Cant wait for a thorough review and user reviews in here. Hoping also it is indeed an IPS panel.
We need Cyber-Shot Camera , your sony mobile camera with 20.7 MP not perform good any way without Cyber-Shot.
I used Sony Ericsson C905 which has only 8 MP Camera with Cyber-Shot and Now I use your Sony Xperia Z1 which has 20.7 MP Camera but my opinion is Sony Ericsson C905 is better than Sony Xperia Z1 for camera performance.
Again huge bezel...and the front panel is always black whatever the color of the phone which is ugly.
For me Samsung design is much better.
good but.., 07 Jan 2014good but..
- thick bezel is thick as hell. makes for a still relatively big phone.
- chip... moreFinally someone that thinks.
Specs and everything else, except bezels (but you can live with that), are great. The problem is the release date. Mid-feb, okay so that's March, and that's a phone we heard about it's spec last summers and now the phone will be released 9 months later when the new gen releases. Come on Sony, I taught you learned.
Anonymous, 07 Jan 2014Really? Because I like to look at my phone from the front....And front view these are just lar... moreAl though I forgot to add that indeed the Compact is indeed compact when compared to other 4.3inch phones it is actually done right. Not like the Z1 that was quite larger.