Sony Xperia Z1 Compact might have been available in the European markets not long after its official announcement in January, the now it’s time for those currently living in the US to have their chance to buy this handset as well. We can finally say that the company’s Xperia Z1 Compact has made its way to the US and it can be yours through Sony’s online store for a price of no more than for $549.
Sony’s Xperia Release Strategy for the US
To be honest, we don’t actually understand Sony’s release strategy for the US. As we have seen, Sony tends to release its smartphones much later in this region than in other global markets, while so many other manufacturers take in consideration that America is the second largest smartphone market after China based on shipments, so they are making it a top priority.
Anyway, Sony doesn’t want that and have left any of us waiting, just as it has happened with its previous Z1 flagship, the Z1s, which was released four months after the device was available to European retailers. But despite all these, we are sure that many of you are still thinking of purchasing this Sony Xperia handset.
Do you remember what Sony Xperia Z1 has to offer?
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact still is a capable device, despite of the fact there are plenty of other tempting options which are much better equipped than this one. The handset packs a 4.3 inch TRILUMINOS display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile picture engine with the ability to display 16,777,216 colours and to have a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, while the 2300 mA battery is able to offer a talk time of no less than 18 hours per charge, a standby time of up to 670 hours, a music listening time of 94 hours, as well as a video playback time of up to 12 hours.
Moreover, the power is provided by a 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core running on Google Android 4.4 (KitKat), but the key highlight of this Sony Xperia Z1 Compact handset remains its impressive 20.7 megapixel camera, paired with Sony’s in-house G lens and its special image processing algorithm known as BIONZ.
As for its design, as you can see, the handset has a dedicated shutter button and has an aluminum uni body design, with a glass front and plastic rear, being comfortable to use at its 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm with a total weight of 137 grams. And things sound even better if we take in consideration that Xperia Z1 Compact is waterproof and dust proof, as long as it has IP rating of both IP55 and IP58.
So, we think that all these are making this Sony Xperia Z1 Compact a potential choice for so many US buyers! Are you one of them as well?