This phone is very interesting, but I do most of my web browsing on my phone and it's hard to deny that 720p is somewhat inadequate for that.
Sharp is making a 4.5 inch Full HD phone for the Japanese market, that is what this phone should have had as well, there is sufficient space in the frame of Z1f.
Sony can not afford to leave the field for this segment to others after prompting them with launch of Xperia Z1f in Japan only
Sony will commit blunder if it does not release Xperia Z1f globaly, as there is no worthy mobile at the moment in this segment and others may develop & launch if time is made available by not launching it globaly at the moment
launch it worldwide with a physical button version.not only in japan. you will be rich.many people are waiting for it.
This is announced in Japan--- as (Sony Xperia Z1 f)
The phone is official on SonyMobile Japan website. Same specs as Xperia Z1 in everything except a 4.3" 720p display with both x-reality and Triluminos tech and smaller battery. This is a Mini-BEAST
Abhishek0061, 04 Oct 2013just tell me what is the diff between z1 and z1 mini except screenbattery,weight,thickness.
I hope it got triluminous display like Z1 as well, then it will be perfect!
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2013Size optimisation and Sony.. For smaller than this phone, you have the Moto X and a 4.7 inches... moreMaybe you are not even from USA, and still you advice us.. Moto X? Its not an international phone, how can it be an alternative to anything?
I get so tired of people who recommend unavailable phones, like the ones saying "its stupid to buy anything else than a Nexus!" and then a Nexus4 cost almost same as real flagship phones in most of the world. DUHHH!!
Please, the 'Mini' refers to it's size, not the specs and the price. There are people who are willing to buy a smaller (by today's standard) gadget without sacrificing it's power and capabilities. They prefer the compactness of it, regarding the size. Maybe it's the long awaited answer for compact and powerful smartphone, as GSMArena once made a petition about it. It's a powerful smartphone with well-designed (and sized) body! Good work Sony, hope they would announce it soon
Size optimisation and Sony.. For smaller than this phone, you have the Moto X and a 4.7 inches display ! (Not talking about other specs.)
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2013dual sim, document editor, infrared.Please tell us why you can't go to Play Store to install the document editor you need? I don't need one and I don't want my phone to be more expensive because of something YOU need.
What else you want preinstalled? I want nothing, I can install what I want when i need it and hope you can do that too.
Anonymous, 05 Oct 2013How, it doesn't look like mini?
4.3" - same as yours Galaxy S4 mini.
And with flagships... moreDude, this phone isn't even launched yet. Why should I wait for it and the second thing is its still a rumour. Even the specs sheet on GSMarena says that these are unofficial specs. When it'll launch than we'll see about it.
Yeah, exactly, with flagship hardware. That's why i'm saying that this is well to be considered another flagship. Dont fool out on the "mini" tag.
I wish your statements become true and this phone really turns out to be what it looks now with a serious margin between other minis. If it does, than i'll be the first to buy!! :-)
jvardon, 05 Oct 2013It's soooo not gonna be that cheap though, I wish it would, I really do, but chances are very slim.I also know chances are slim. I wrote "if" not "it" there is a considerable difference between the two terms. I was about to put my hands on S4 Mini until I got my eye on this and now i'm hesitating as it clearly looks better than S4 Mini in terms of specs on paper.