It seems that the ‘mini’ versions of flagship devices (S4 Mini, HTC One Mini) are getting good response from audience. Maybe that is what has served as reason for Sony to unveil the mini version of its flagship Sony Xperia Z1. The mini version is named as Sony Xperia Z1 F and is nicknamed as ‘Honami mini’. This device has got interesting hardware and software features, and is meant for people who prefer to buy small sized smartphones, but don’t like to deal with any drop in specs for that. Let’s dig into the hardware and software specs of the smartphone in the next section.
Pros: Glass back and metal frame gives it premium looks, cool color options (Black, White, Lime & Pink), Amazing camera (20.7 MP same as Xperia Z1), Water and dust proof.
Cons: Doesn’t come with latest Android version, Will not be available in other countries sooner except Japan.
Sony Xperia Z1 F or Xperia Z1 mini has got 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen that offers 1280×720 pixels resolution. Size-wise, this smartphone is, of course, smaller than its larger sibling, but is slightly thicker, as its thickness is 9.4mm. Of course, just like recent Xperia devices, the Xperia Z1 mini is both water and dust-proof smartphone. The form factor is same as of larger sibling. So if the look of Xperia Z1 pleases you, then the look of Xperia Z1 mini will do the same for sure.
You can expect to taste good speed in this just-unveiled smartphone, as it is blessed with superb quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, which is clocked at 2.2GHz. GPU is Adreno 330. So despite of having small size, the performance part is just fabulous. Yeah, a perfect small sized smartphone for playing high-end games, or running multiple apps smoothly.
One of the best features in Xperia Z1 is its 20.7 MP camera. Sony has not lowered down that in the younger sibling. Yeah, the Xperia Z1 mini has 20.7MP Primary Camera that has got incredible features like BSI, autofocus, LED flash. 1/2.3” sensor size, Geo-tagging, touch focus, panorama are some other features to be listed here. You can record full HD videos of 1080 pixel quality with the primary camera. In case you like to do video calls, then also there is eye-popping thing for you. The Secondary Camera is 2.2-megapixel which delivers the super video quality during video calls.
Sony Xperia Z1 mini runs the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. It’s slightly behind the most up-to-date Android version. In the storage department, there is 16GB internal storage that you get in this smartphone. The RAM is 2GB.
2300mAh battery is used in the Xperia Z1 mini. The official battery backup time stats are not known yet. But of course, just like other smartphones by Sony, you can expect good talk time from this one, too.
Xperia Z1 Mini Price & Release Date:
Xperia ZI mini will be sold by Japanese operator Docomo. The smartphone will be available in the black, white, pink, and lime color variants. The NTT DoCoMo has announced nothing regarding the price and deals of Xperia Z1 mini. However, we predict that it will be retailed at around $600 when launched. The carrier has started taking pre-orders for the smartphone. The device won’t be available until late December.
As of now, there are no words regarding the International availability of smartphone. It would be great if Sony launches it globally. Good for the business and fan-base prospective. We’ll update this post as soon as we get more info about its release date and price. Stay connected!