5-inch smartphone is not for everyone. understandable as not everyone has gorilla-size hand like yours truly, and hence it makes sense for Sony to roll out a slightly smaller version of its flagship Z1, aptly dubbed the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. announced yesterday at the CES, the Compact sports a 4.3-inch TRILUMINOS display with 1,280 x 720 pixels which is not something to shout about in today’s context and so understandably the star feature isn’t the display. however, it does boast the same imaging prowess of the larger sibling with the same 20.7MP shooter with 1/2.3-type CMOS sensor Exmor RS for mobile, paired to a G Lens and BIONZ for mobile image processor
it also sells itself with many of the flagship’s features including a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chip, 2GB of system RAM, and an IP55/58 ratings for resistant against dust and water. the battery is naturally of a lesser capacity, at 2,300 mAh due to a smaller size. still, the battery is good for up to 18 hours of talk time and up to 670 hours of standby time, which equates to about 28 days, if anyone’s counting. the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Smartphone will be available in four hues, namely black, lime, pink and white, and is expected to launched globally starting in February.