We have just talked about We Xperia Z1 Compact a few days ago and if you remember, we have told you that it will be soon released in several European markets. Now we are back with fresh details regarding its availability and to be honest, we weren’t even expecting to find out that Sony is already getting ready to offer us some great deals in the region. So, if you are interested about buying the off-contract version, then you can head to local Sony online stores and pre-order a discounted device, but we must tell you from the start that the price and the offer actually depend on the European country that you are from. To be more specific, you can get it from France, Germany and Italy for no less than €499, but the offers are quite different. In France we are taking about a €50 refund, while both in Germany and Italy about a €499 price bundled with a €1 Sony Wireless Headset.
But don’t forget about Poland either where Xperia Z1 Compact is available for PLN 1,999 bundled with a PLN 1 Sony Wireless Headset, or about Spain (€549 bundled with a €1 Sony Wireless Headset) and Sweden (SEK 4,695 bundled with a SEK 1 Sony Wireless Headset).
As a reminder, Xperia Z1 Compact was made official as packing a 2.2 GHz quad-core MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 processor inside, with Adreno 330 graphics and with 2GB of RAM, while its 4.3-inch 720p touchscreen display seemed a wise choice in terms of brightness and clarity.
When it comes to its 20-megapixel camera with support for full HD video recording, don’t forget that it is complemented by a front camera which is ideal for making video calls. And if you need more than those 16GB of internal memory, don’t hesitate to use the microSD memory card slot which is placed there exactly for this main expansion purpose.
Despite of the fact that Xperia Z1 Compact arrives in all these European markets with Google’s Android OS 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system loaded on top, we can assure you that it will be updated to Android 4.4 KitKat in the near future. As for its Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery, the company claims that it can deliver up to 18 hours of talk time.
Its specs are indeed quite impressive, but it is up to you to decide between any of off-contract deals currently available for the Xperia Z1 Compact. And don’t forget that in the U.K., this smartopne is $740 USD which includes a Sony Smartwatch 2 for free, as our source mentions, but only for those who pre-order the phone now.