Anomynous, 12 Jan 2014Wait.. You willing to wait until August if this phone cost $550 at launch? To save $50? In Aug... moreHi, thanks for your opinion. My logic is not illogical at all. If the launch price is 550USD I will be one of the first customers to buy it. The Z1 was offered at around 1000USD at launch at ebay (now 570). That was my point, so I calculated at least 850USD as initial price for the Z1C. 350USD (850-500) savings are not a small amount. I do not want to discuss about unconfirmed prices. I have as confirmed price 449 pounds which means 740 USD. Well without sarcasm I really hope you will get a functional phone for 550. Greetings.
Anomynous, 14 Jan 2014A Sony employee has told one of his friends that the Z2 Compact will have a 4.5 inch Full HD d... moreWell, with all respect to the posters, I could talk about how amazing specs the Z3 Compact could/will have. I think we should discuss here about how outstanding the confirmed Z1C is. I see however one positive aspect talking about the new leaked Z2 (I did not read anything about a Z2C yet), people tend to wait for the latest model, so maybe the Z1C could reach more customers with an affordable price if the Z2 is announced in Barcelona, as well I like how sony is giving a simple designation to their phones, with the letter Z reserved for the high end ones. I think combinations like ZR, Z-Ultra or names like advance are confusing until you read the specifications to figure out what segment a phone belongs too. Well I really think with the Z1C sony will discover how many people prefer such a size, in fact they always knew but either they were not able to make such a device or they simply forgot about their customer´s opinions. Greetings to all of you.
Nordic236, 14 Jan 2014Can someone tell me one thing, between Z1 and Z1 Compact, do I lose anything with smaller scre... moreHi, the pixel density Z1C(341) vs Z1(441) should answer your question. However in my opinion you will barely notice big differences, unless you need to see the display at a very close range. In my case the primary reason to choose the Z1C over the Z1 is the size. I really need a mobile phone, not a mini tablet. Greetings to you.
Anomynous, 14 Jan 2014Try to play with the numbers. Z1C is only 6mm narrower than Z, not a big difference, esp wh... moreYes thnx for the reply, but i cant use my xperia z in 1 hand. So i wait for z1compact. Actually iphone5s is really perfect for my hands, the only prob is i want xperia. I saw in pictures that compact is almost the same size as iphone.
Can someone tell me one thing, between Z1 and Z1 Compact, do I lose anything with smaller screen resolution? (1920x1080 against 1280x720)?
anon, 14 Jan 2014wait for Z1 Compact DualMost high end buyers dont want dual sim, why would we wait for it?
Best of all this will never be available with dual sim.
Its coming out in Nordic countries already end of this month, less than 2 weeks to go. Price is just a bit above Xperia Z and far below Z1, promising.
4.4 future update will be good on xperia line.
Kit-Kat imersive mode best for gaming.
I love SONY phone's because they always include radio&card slot.other company will make good phone & remove some important features to discourage people from buying it.hope compact come to Airtel or MTN before the end of this week.
Anonymous, 14 Jan 2014I cant wait to have this phone. I have xperia z and i love it but z1 compact is my ideal sizeTry to play with the numbers.
Z1C is only 6mm narrower than Z, not a big difference, esp when you consider that Z is only 7.9mm thick. The length is the biggest difference with 12mm but how much is it in percent? Only 8.6% smaller. The width is same, 8.6% smaller on Z1C, but the thickness is as much as 20% more. Cant say Z is big then.
Hard to calculate the exact volumes but lets say they didnt have rounded corners or sides, then the Z1C is 78302 mm2 and the Z is 77965 mm2. Numbers dont lie, Z is the smaller phone.
(edit, im still gonna get the Z1C, just saying)
Giordano, 14 Jan 2014I wonder about Sony Xperia Z2 Compact. How is it will look like?Hopefully Z2 and Z2 Compact will have all new design, the current design was breathtaking and by far the best design when Z came but then followed Z Ultra and then Z1 and now Z1C, its getting used up already. Maybe a very slightly curved front and back, like Nokia N9, just without the sharp corners and flat ends, that would be great.
I cant wait to have this phone. I have xperia z and i love it but z1 compact is my ideal size
A Sony employee has told one of his friends that the Z2 Compact will have a 4.5 inch Full HD display, thats more like it for my little eye. Shrink the side bezels and frame and it will not be much bigger than Z1 Compact. Anyway, thats at least 7 months away for international, maybe NTT DoCoMo will see it earlier but not much.
Gaming on a phone is lame. My Nexus 5 is not a super premium phone. This Z1 Compact is my next.
CPK, 13 Jan 2014Just release this in India already and take my money!!!!how is the loudspeaker quality? loud or low?
in my opinion inch size of this sony z1 compact is just fine.. coz in general, whether having small hands or not inches ranging from 4.0 to 4.5 is enough for all or maybe fit for all.. like me having cute hands minimum to 4.0 and limited to 4.3" size of smartphones, well this really is the right range for me, for others, you need to find other smartphones that fits your need...