Sony flaunts Xperia Z1 Compact in Whistles Fashion Spring/Fall Video

Sony Mobile has officially started shipping Xperia Z1 Compact in many nations across Europe like UK, Germany, Sweden, Netherlands and Poland where from SIM free version to carrier operator version of Xperia Z1 Compact is available for purchase from Sony online stores in respective regions. Sony is promoting Xperia Z1 Compact in full flow now and why not it is undoubtedly the best pocket friendly smartphone made ever.

When it comes to promotion of their handsets, Sony Mobile is always unique. Sony is now flaunting Xperia Z1 Compact in a new video showing SS14 collection from Whistles fashion. Xperia Z1 Compact’s cam and water-resistant features are focused in the video besides promoting Whistles fashion Spring/Fall range ūüėõ

Check the Xperia Z1 Compact in Whistles Fashion Spring/Fall Video below.

As Xperia Z1 Compact already available for purchase in Europe region, so are you planning to buy one or importing one. It is already available in China under name Xperia Z1 Colorful Edition.

Do let us know if you like the video or not. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Sweden, Poland, Netherlands officially from Sony Online Stores

As we all know Sony has officially started shipping Xperia Z1 Compact in UK for ¬£449¬†and in Germany for¬†¬†‚ā¨499,¬†users can now buy SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact in UK and unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact in Germany from official Sony online stores. Just now we spotted that Sony has now started shipping Xperia Z1 Compact is Sweden, Poland and Netherlands officially from Sony online stores in respective regions.

Two delivery options are available from Sony viz. express delivery taking 1‚ÄĎ2 working days and standard delivery taking 3‚ÄĎ5 working days if ordered from online Sony stores. No promotional offer is valid now. Xperia Z1 Compact availability in different colors depends on the region stock.

Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Sweden

Sony has officially started Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Sweden, it is priced at¬†4695 kr ( 718$, ‚ā¨530,¬†¬£440 ). Xperia Z1 Compact in Black, Lime and Pink colors are available in stock while if you need white Xperia Z1 Compact then you need to make a reservation for it in advance and shipping of same will start in early Feb 2014.

Inside box of Xperia Z1 Compact you will also get EP880 Charger and Media Cable EC801. No earphones are included in retail box. Visit Sony Online Stores in Sweden.

Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Sweden at 4695kr

 

Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Poland

In Poland, Xperia Z1 Compact is priced at¬†1999 zŇā ($638,¬†‚ā¨473, ¬£391 ). All fours color variants of Xperia Z1 Compact are available in stock. Inside the retail box you will also have¬†EP880 Charger, Media Cable EC801 and MH750 Wired Headset.¬†Visit¬†Sony Online Stores in¬†Poland.

Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Poland at price of 1999 zŇā

Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Netherlands

Sony has priced Xperia Z1 Compact a bit higher in Netherlands, i.e. for¬†‚ā¨549 and at present only pink color is available in stock. If you want to order Black, White and Lime colored Xperia Z1 Compact then make a reservation for it and shipping will start in¬†early Feb 2014.

Inside the package you get EP880 Charger and Media Cable EC801, unfortunately no earphones. Visit Sony Online Stores in Netherlands

Xperia Z1 Compact shipping in Netherlands

 

Xperia Z1 Compact is expected to make appearance in India and other parts of world very soon. MWC 2014 event is coming near, it is in rumors that Sony D6503 and Sony D6603 will make an appearance there. Launch of Xperia Z1 Compact in US is still unknown. Hope so Sony starts shipping Xperia Z1 Compact in all parts of world before that so that sales remain unaffected by the launch of new high-end devices.

Well have you bought your Xperia Z1 Compact or planning to buy, do let us know in comments below.

[ INTERVIEW ] Linda Lissola, creative design lead for Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, miniature version of Sony Xperia Z1 has already landed in the hands of users across Europe and will soon be launched in rest parts of world. Xperia Z1 Compact is about class and beauty in one piece, without compromising on performance level. As you all know Xperia Z1 Compact features exactly same specifications in terms of processor, GPU, RAM, camera MP like Xperia Z1 except the smaller battery and screen size.

Xperia Z1 Compact is all about expression, says “Linda Lissola” who is creative design lead for Xperia Z1 Compact. Sony Mobile has published a detailed interview of¬†Linda Lissola on their official blog about here views on¬†Xperia Z1 Compact and its overall design process. Let us tell you about her and some points from interview in brief.

Who is Linda Lissola ?

Linda Lissola is creative design lead for Xperia Z1 Compact, she is from Sweden, currently living in Tokyo, Japan. She joined Sony Ericsson as a consultant initially and till now she has worked on many mid range and flagship smartphones.

Linda Lissola Interview, creative design lead for Xperia Z1 Compact

Her views on design philosophy behind Xperia Z1 Compact

As per¬†Linda Lissola, Xperia Z1 Compact inherited many features from Xperia Z1, the “Omni-Balance” design especially. She quotes….

OmniBalance represents equality; evocation of a certain appreciation of beauty, with a flow from all directions.

There‚Äôs a distinct difference between the two products though ‚Äď Xperia Z1 is built for performance, but Xperia Z1 Compact (without compromising on any of that prowess) represents ‚Äúexpression‚ÄĚ above all else.

Colors¬†are often defined by association‚Ķ or association is defined by¬†color¬†‚Äď but why should that be the case? We wanted to do something different; be broader with the colour range. Pink and Lime are fun, fresh additions but they‚Äôre bold with attitude. For us, they are completely gender / usage / mood / personality agnostic.

Biggest Challenge in Making Xperia Z1 Compact

To make a pocket friendly device with specs no less than a flagship device and even better performance, she quotes…

We overcame this by daring to be different with the new colors, and introducing the smaller form factor without compromising on any of the features that make Xperia Z1 so recognizably Sony.

Linda Lissola’s Design Heroes¬†

She named “Bruce Mau, Bruno Munari and Achille Castiglioni” when asked about here design heroes, Why so ? She quotes…

The reason? These guys were / are so open and different; willing to blend different (industrial and art) design disciplines to create something unique.

They are all creatives who stand by unconventional approaches.

Tips for Aspiring Mobile phone Designers

She quoted three tips…

Never stop, or let anything hinder your curiosity throughout life.

Try and accrue as much experience as early on as possible, whether that be with an internship or work placement. This way you‚Äôll get a real feel for what you want to do, and what you don‚Äôt ‚Äď you have to be passionate about something to truly enjoy, and excel at it.

And finally, it’s a cliche, but teamwork is so important in design. It’s important, productive, rewarding (and fun!) to be diplomatic, work together and share inspiration.

No doubt Xperia Z1 Compact is a class phone, except for a few flaws like low speaker sound ( for some ) and embedded battery, it has unmatched performance. It has drawn very positive reviews from users who are using it now and from various tech websites who have already reviewed it.

Do let us know about your views on the things which Linda Lissola said, like it or not. Drop your comments below.

Download Xperia Z1 Compact User Manual Guide Pdf from Sony Support

A few days ago we posted that Sony has made live Xperia Z1 Compact Quick Reference Guide for download and now Xperia Z1 Compact User Manual Guide is available for download from Xperia Z1 Compact document support section. Xperia Z1 Compact user manual guide describes the full guide to use Xperia Z1 Compact with full tutorials available to use different features.

Xperia Z1 Compact User Manual Guide is available in more than 20 languages along with different other documents like white paper, warranty information, SAR information, environmental declaration. User manual describes full steps on how to use your Xperia Z1 Compact after you have got it in your hands, though the hard copy of very same manual is also provided inside the Xperia Z1 Compact retail box.

Download Xperia Z1 Compact User Manual Guide

Download userguide_D5503_English.pdf

Download in other languages, visit Official Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Support

If you want to read the Xperia Z1 Compact User Manual Guide online, read from below.

http://www-support-downloads.sonymobile.com/d5503/userguide_EN_D5503_1_Android4.3.pdf

After checking the document we found out Xperia Z1 Compact also have the physical hard reset button inside SIM card slot just like Xperia Z1 have. There is a tiny red button inside micro SIM card slot,pressing it forcefully shuts the phone down.

Sony has now officially started shipping Xperia Z1 Compact in Germany and UK, if you are planning to buy one or already have got it, do let us know you initial review of it.




Xperia Z1 Compact Hands on Experience Photos and Review

Have you got your Xperia Z1 Compact ? Yes, Sony has started shipping SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact in Europe especially in UK where it is priced at ¬£449 and users have already got it in their hands. Last night Sony also started shipping unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact in Germany, priced at¬†‚ā¨499¬†. On the very first day of listing Xperia Z1 Compact in UK and Germany, Black and Pink Xperia Z1 Compact went out of stock in respective regions. Early impression of Xperia Z1 Compact has started coming from the users who have got it now; for some it is the best Sony Xperia handset till now and for some it has some flaws which it inherited from Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact has a price of a flagship device just like its specifications which are exactly similar to Xperia Z1, except the smaller screen and battery size. Xperia Z1 Compact features Snapdragon 800 SoC, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 4.3″ 720p display, 342 PPI ( enough for 4.3″ screen ) with Triluminos, X-Reality for mobile, 20.7 MP rear cam and retains the flagship water and dust resistance certification. Today we have brought you some of the initial¬†Xperia Z1 Compact Hands on Experience Photos and a preliminary review.

Xperia Z1 Compact Hands on Experience Photos

Xperia Z1 Compact looks very similar to Xperia Z1 in design except for some change in location of ports and front camera. Let’s have a closer look at Xperia Z1 Compact.

Xperia Z1 Compact features Sony’s “Omni-Balance” design with signature power button. It features “Sony” logo on top of front panel, made of scratch resistant glass. Both front and back panels are made of glass which are cased inside a tough metal frame with round corners.

Xperia Z1 Compact Omni-Balance Design

Xperia Z1 Compact Review

Xperia Z1 Compact features 20.7 MP rear cam capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps, with sensor exactly similar like Xperia Z1. The position of LED flash in Xperia Z1 Compact is different from Xperia Z1. At the back panel you see the Sony and Xperia branding with a NFC icon logo.

Xperia Z1 Compact Back Panel

Xperia Z1 Compact dimensions are¬†127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm, weighs 137 gram, pretty decent for a phone with 4.3″ screen and 2300 mAh embedded battery. But if you take it in hands you might feel, it is a bit longer because of upside down bezels, while side bezels seems fine.

Look at the upside down bezels in below pic. Front cam is positioned at the extreme top right corner, 2 MP capable of recording 1080p videos at 30 fps. At top there is space of notification LED light ( brighter then Xperia Z1 ) and inbuilt hearing speaker.

Xperia Z1 Compact dimensions are 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

While Xperia Z1 Compact fits easily in one hand as compared to Xperia Z1 which feels bulkier while holding in hand a 5″ display phone. Secondary microphone is provided at the back side of phone.

Xperia Z1 Compact 20.7 MP Cam

Sony has shifted the SIM port from right side to left side in Xperia Z1 Compact as when compared to Xperia Z1. At right side profile of Xperia Z1 Compact you will find, power button, volume rocker keys and external camera shutter key. You may find power button very tiny in size if you are a first time user and volume rocker keys are also not that much comfortable to press. External camera key is positioned correctly, no issues in using it. A strap hole is also provided at end.

Xperia Z1 Compact Strap Hole

Left side profile of Xperia Z1 Compact has USB port at top, followed by Micro SD slot,¬†magnetic charging dock pins and in the end SIM car slot is present. Sony has introduced a new magnetic charging dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact exclusively. If you don’t want to open the USB port flap again and again for charging then it is advised to use either Dock DK 32 or EC21 magnetic charging cable.

No HDMI port is provided, while Micro USB ( 2.0) and USB-on-the-go is available.

Xperia Z1 Compact USB 2.0 Port

3.5 mm water proof headphone jack is provided at top profile of Xperia Z1 Compact, it is also at different position as when compared to Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact 3.5mm headphone jack hole

At the bottom profile of Xperia Z1 Compact, external speaker grill is provided exactly similar to Xperia Z1. Many users are claiming it’s sound is also low exactly like Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact External Low Speaker

Sony has released Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 with Android 4.3 out of the box, firmware build 14.2.A.1.114. Recently 14.2.A.1.136 firmware build is certified for Xperia Z1 Compact, already rolled for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. Xperia Z1 Compact was recently added in SUS, it means now you can update firmware on it officially via SUS or PCC.

It is in news that Sony has started working on Android 4.4.X KitKat 14.3.A.X.XXX firmware and the same build will be released for Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.2.A.1.114 firmware

Sony has introduced a white UI on Android 4.3 for its devices.

White UI on Xperia Z1 Compact

Google Chrome is the default browser in Xperia Z1 Compact.

Google Chrome deafult browser on Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z1 Compact has in-built 2300 mAh battery and as per GsmArena Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results, it obtained 65 hours endurance rating which is awesome for an Android powered device beating Xperia Z1 is web browsing and video play back time. Only one thing can be said about the battery backup of Xperia Z1 Compact that it is stellar.!

Check below the detailed report on GsmArena Xperia Z1 Compact battery test result.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results ‚Äď 65 Hours Endurance rating

As Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1 share the same camera MP and sensor so not much difference in seen in the images from both handsets.

Check below the detailed camera comparison between Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Camera Comparison pics

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, HTC One Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini Camera Comparison from tests conducted by Strategy Analytics

Display quality on Xperia Z1 Compact is certainly better than Xperia Z1. Check below the detailed comparison between Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact display.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 Compact M51w version as Xperia Z1 Compact Colorful has already been launched in China while its sibling Xperia Z1F on NTT DoCoMo was launched a lot ago in Japan.

Xperia Z1 Compact Colorful M51w beautiful photos in Pink, Black, White, Yellow Color

Overall Xperia Z1 Compact is a nice small pocket friendly phone with flagship device specifications and stellar performance and battery life. ¬†It’s already out for shipping in Europe, hope so it soon comes in India and rest parts of Asia, also with a decent price tag.

If you have already got your Xperia Z1 Compact in hands, do let us know about your initial hands on experience. Drop your comments below.

Thanks¬†Henry Green for pics & review ūüôā

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, HTC One Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini Camera Comparison from tests conducted by Strategy Analytics

A month is about to pass since we saw first saw Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014 event, as you all know it is ¬†the first ever true mini smartphone made by many manufacturer. Well let’s put it against other flagship devices, a few days back we saw GsmArena coming up with Xperia Z1 Compact battery test result and¬†it is awesome with 65 hours of endurance rating, beating Xperia Z1 in terms of battery and performance that’s basically because of smaller screen size.

Then we came up with detailed camera comparison between Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1 and as both phones share same MP camera sensor, there wasn’t much difference in the picture quality of both phones. Overall Xperia Z1 Compact seems superior to Xperia Z1 in terms of performance, battery and pocket friendly design. Well professionals at “Strategy Analytics” has performed some test regarding Xperia Z1 Compact Camera, let’s check it out below.

Xperia Z1 Compact camera test result by Strategy Analytics

Below camera results are based upon report by Strategy Analytics comparing Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, HTC One Mini, Galaxy S4 Mini Camera exclusively.

NOTE :- All Pics are the courtesy of Sony Mobile and¬†“Strategy Analytics”, We have no role in any manner in stating the facts, every fact is based upon the test results of¬†“Strategy Analytics”.

Some pics are captured from all above 5 handsets and they are listed below, first check pics then we will talk about results. [ Click on Pics to ZOOM ]

Image Shot :- Baby toy sleeping in ultra-low light ( Intensity Р0.3 Lux)

Phone’s Camera :- A= Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, B = Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, C = HTC One Mini, D = Apple iPhone 5c, E = Apple iPhone 5s

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs iPhone 5S

Image Shot :- Toy train running in speed on a track.

Phone’s Camera¬†:- A= Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, B = Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, C = HTC One Mini, D = Apple iPhone 5c, E = Apple iPhone 5s

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs iPhone 5C

Image Shot :- Party scene with soft dusk backlighting.

Phone’s Camera¬†:- A= Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, B = Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, C = HTC One Mini, D = Apple iPhone 5c, E = Apple iPhone 5s

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs Galaxy S4 Mini

Image Shot :- Outside building at dusk

Phone’s Camera¬†:- A= Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, B = Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, C = HTC One Mini, D = Apple iPhone 5c, E = Apple iPhone 5s

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera vs HTC One Mini

Image Shot :- Lined face close up with bright backdrop

Phone’s Camera¬†:- A= Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, B = Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, C = HTC One Mini, D = Apple iPhone 5c, E = Apple iPhone 5s

Xperia Z1 Compact Camera  Comparison

As per the people surveyed by¬†Strategy Analytics, below results were obtained. All the below results are obtained by the assessment of various people. All the captured images were shown to consumers in 3 different formats, first printed on A6 size glossy photo paper, second on the displays of respective devices and third on a 40″ HD screen.

All images were to be rated on a scale of 1-5, where 5 being extremely good and 1 being extremely poor.

  • In baby asleep scenario, image captured from Xperia Z1 Compact were much brighter than any others.
  • In toy train scenario, Xperia Z1 Compact captured image was rated higher and pic captured from Galaxy S4 Mini followed it.
  • In party scenario, pic captured from Xperia Z1 Compact got highers rating and very close to ratings of pic captured by Galaxy S4 Mini and iPhone 5S.
  • In building at dusk scenario, pics captured from Xperia Z1 Compact and iPhone 5C has almost similar ratings.
  • In close up shot of wrinkled face scenario, pic captured from iPhone 5C and iPhone 5s got highest number of ratings.

P.S. It is hard to believe that picture quality in dark, in first scenario of iPhone 5s is that bad, we seriously doubt that set of pic sample.

What do you think guys of the pics posted above from the results of Strategy Analytics, are you satisfied with the ratings given by the people, do let us know. Drop your comments below and if you own Xperia Z1 Compact then do let us know do you like the quality of pics taken from it.

[ Source РSony Mobile and Strategy Analytics ]

Unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact shipping starts in Germany, priced at ‚ā¨499 – Pink Xperia Z1 Compact Goes out of Stock within 24 hours

A day after when Sony officially started shipping Xperia Z1 Compact officially in UK, priced at¬†¬£449 for SIM free version ( also available with carrier operators ) from official Sony online stores; just now we spotted that Sony has also listed Xperia Z1 Compact in Germany also and it is now ready for shipping,¬†priced at ‚ā¨499 inclusive of all taxes. At present from Sony online stores in Germany, all 4 color variants of Xperia Z1 Compact are available.

Unlocked¬†Xperia Z1 Compact is priced at¬†‚ā¨499¬†in Germany which is equivalent to¬†¬£410, means it is a but cheaper in price as what Sony offered to users in UK. Two delivery options are there viz.¬†standard delivery which takes 3‚ÄĎ5 working days ¬†and¬†express delivery which takes 1‚ÄĎ2 working days and if ordered from Sony online stores. No promotional offer is valid now.

Inside the box of Unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact  in Germany, Sony is providing  EP880 Charger, Media Cable EC801, MH750 Stereo Headset and a Screen protector.

Unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact shipping starts in Germany, priced at ‚ā¨499

If you are looking to order Unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact in Germany, head over to Sony Online Store DE.

At maximum you can order 4 Xperia Z1 Compact units at a time from Sony online stores in Germany. While writing this line we noticed that pink Xperia Z1 Compact is already out of stock within 24 hours of listing, same happened in UK where black Xperia Z1 Compact went out of stock but later on 1 Feb 2014 Sony added it back in stock, so hope pink Xperia Z1 Compact will be back soon.

Pink Xperia Z1 Compact Goes out of Stock within 24 hours

So are you planning to buy one ? It seems users in UK have already got Xperia Z1 Compact as many reviews are coming now from them, we will soon come up with hands on Xperia Z1 Compact pics.

Drop your comments below if you are planning to buy it or have already got it, like it ?

SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact shipping starts in UK, priced at £449 РBlack Xperia Z1 Compact goes out of Stock within 24 hours of listing

If you are looking for a SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact in UK, then it is the best time to buy it. Sony has listed SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact and with carrier operators on Sony online store in UK exclusively at the price of £449 inclusive of taxes. Though the Xperia Z1 Compact is available is all 4 colors but just now we checked that Black Xperia Z1 Compact is out of Stock in 24 hours of listing.

Sony is giving two delivery options viz. express delivery which takes 1‚ÄĎ2 working days and standard delivery which takes 3‚ÄĎ5 working days if ordered from Sony online stores, kindly note no pre-order promotional accessory will be given with it now.

In the Xperia Z1 Compact box you will get EP880 Charger, Media Cable EC801, MH750 Wired Headset and Screen protector. To order your SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact in UK, head to Sony Online Store UK site.

[ UPDATE – 1 FEB¬†]¬†Unlocked Xperia Z1 Compact shipping starts in Germany, priced at ‚ā¨499 – Pink Xperia Z1 Compact Goes out of Stock within 24 hours.

[ UPDATE – 1 FEB ] Black Xperia Z1 Compact is again back in Stock from Sony in UK.

SIM free Xperia Z1 Compact shipping starts for £449 in UK

If you want to order Xperia Z1 Compact on a particular carrier then you can choose you carrier operator from the list provided on Sony’s site. At preset 4 carriers operators are listed for Xperia Z1 Compact viz. Vodafone, T-Mobile, Orange and EE UK with contract length of 24 months.

Xperia z1 Compact on Carrier UK

If you are confused in which color Xperia Z1 Compact will look nice, well check our post below as yesterday we posted some beautiful pics of Xperia Z1 Compact in all 4 colors and indeed they are the most beautiful pics of Xperia Z1 Compact you have ever seen in your life.

Xperia Z1 Compact beautiful photos in Pink, Black, White, Yellow Color

We are still waiting for Sony to officially launch Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia E1 and Xperia T2 Ultra in India. So which color Xperia Z1 Compact you are planning to buy ? Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results – 65 Hours Endurance rating

Xperia Z1 compact, a true mini smartphone in smaller frame with killer hardware specifications of a flagship device. Unlike other mini handsets like Galaxy S4 mini, HTC one mini which are compromised on hardware specs; Xperia Z1 Compact beats every mini handset with Snapdragon 800 SoC, Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 20.7 MP rear cam, and 4.3″ 720p IPS panel with 2300 mAh embedded battery. Only in terms of battery size and screen size Xperia Z1 Compact is inferior to Xperia Z1, rest in every other area it beats Xperia Z1.

Much awaited technical review of Xperia Z1 Compact from GsmArena is now live and they have posted the Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results where it stands a respectable 65 hours endurance rating. Check below to read detailed Xperia Z1 Compact battery test.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results

Xperia Z1 Compact has 2300 mAh battery in-built just like Xperia Z1 but still it has managed to give better battery life than Xperia Z1.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test – Talk Time

Xperia Z1 Compact has easily managed to get talk time of 20 hours and 42 minutes on 3G network where Xperia Z1 managed to get more than 26 hours of talk time on 3G network and Xperia Z Ultra getting more than 24 hours of talk time as per GsmArena’s test. Xperia SP and Xperia ZR are similar devices with same battery power like Xperia Z1 Compact and have talk time of around 19 and 17 hours respectively.

Xperia Z1 Compact has nearly double talk time compared to iPhone 5S and beats iPhone 5S talk time of 10 hours by very large margin.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test - Talk Time

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test – Web Browsing time

Xperia Z1 Compact has 4.3″ 720p IPS display panel with Triluminos for mobile. Xperia Z1 Compact has managed to get more than 12 hours of web browsing ( 12 hours and 37 minutes ) , where Xperia Z1 managed to get only 6 hours of web browsing time. Xperia C and Xperia ZR are the devices which managed to get 12 hours and 11 hours of web browsing time respectively as per GsmArena test.

Xperia Z1 Compact beats iPhone 5S 10 hours of web browsing time.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test - Web Browsing

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test – Video Playback Time

Xperia Z1 Compact gives double video play back time of more than 10 hours as when compared to Xperia Z1 and similar to iPhone 5s.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test - Video Playback time

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test – Endurance Rating

Sony has done fairly very god job in making Xperia Z1 Compact and providing a bigger 2300 mAh battery as compared to other mini handsets which has a very good 65 hours endurance rating after the overall test performed by GsmArena.

Xperia Z1 got only 53 hours of endurance rating and here again, Xperia Z1 Compact beats Xperia Z1 in terms of battery back up also.

Xperia Z1 Compact battery test - Endurance Rating

 Today we also posted a detailed comparison of Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact camera and guess what Xperia Z1 Compact cam results were great. Check below link for more info.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Camera Comparison pics – Detailed Cropped and Zoom Pics

Xperia Z1 Compact  is a very great device with battery test results better than flagship device, we hope Sony continue this mini flagship device range in future also. What do you think guys after seeing Xperia Z1 Compact battery test results, are you impressed by it, well we surely are. Drop your comments below.

[ Source – GsmArena ]

14.2.A.1.136 firmware certified for Xperia Z1 Compact, Z1 and Z Ultra

Android 4.3 14.2.A.1.136 firmware which we claimed will be coming to Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra, was seen yesterday rolling out in Baltic regions from EMMA update service only, though no user claimed 14.2.A.1.136 firmware rolling out from PC Companion or SUS for Xperia Z1. Just now we spotted that very same android 4.3 14.2.A.1.136 firmware build is certified on PTCRB.

14.2.A.1.136 firmware is certified for all variants for Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503. 14.2.A.1.136 firmware is a major bug fixing update over previous 14.2.A.0.290 firmware on Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra and 14.2.A.1.114 firmware on Xperia Z1 Compact D5503.

[ UPDATE – 30 Jan ]

Xperia Z1, Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware rolling officially via PC Companion РWhite Balance Settings included РNEW UPDATE

Check below the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 on PTCRB website.

Xperia Z1 Compact 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

Check below the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware certification for Xperia Z1 C6902, C6903, C6906, C6943 on PTCRB website.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

Check below the 14.2.A.1.136 firmware certification for Xperia Z Ultra C6802, C6833, C6843, C6806 on PTCRB website.

Xperia Z Ultra 14.2.A.1.136 firmware

14.2.A.1.136 firmware has fixed many issues on Xperia Z1 and has brought white balance settings in display settings. Want to know what 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update has to offer, check the below link.

Xperia Z1 14.2.A.1.136 firmware update seen on EMMA Update Servers in Baltic Regions ‚Äď White Balance Settings

NOTE : 14.2.A.1.136 firmware has not been rolled via PC Companion globally yet, as soon as it rolls out we will let you know.

Xperia Z1 Compact soon will be shipping in Feb 2014 those who have ordered from Sony online stores and we expect this new 14.2.A.1.136 firmware on Xperia Z1,  Z Ultra and Z1 Compact  to come in a week.

Thanks Ben ūüôā

Download Xperia Z1 Compact Quick Reference Guide Pdf from Sony

Xperia Z1 Compact, the global mini version of Xperia Z1 launched at CES 2014 event will be soon be out in the market as Feb is arriving. Sony has put up Xperia Z1 Compact for pre-order on its website and many web dealers have also put it online for sale. Sony has also added Xperia Z1 Compact on Sony Update Service software which indicates now it can be officially updated by PC Companion and SUS. Xperia Z1 Compact will come with android 4.3 out of box.

Sony has already uploaded the Xperia Z1 Compact white paper pdf a long ago but in case you missed it, check the below link to download Xperia Z1 Compact white paper manual in English language.

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact

Just now we spotted Sony has also put up Xperia Z1 Compact Quick Reference Guide Pdf online now which shows all the features of Xperia Z1 Compact in detail.

Download Xperia Z1 Compact Quick Reference Guide Pdf

Download Xperia-Z1-Compact-Quick-Reference-Guide.pdf

Check below to have a quick look at the Xperia Z1 Compact Quick Reference Guide.

http://blogs.sonymobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Xperia-Z1-Compact-Quick-Reference-Guide-bc75a6c7e67f9cc5442600782c25b22a.pdf

You can find the detailed images describing various features of Xperia Z1 Compact in quick reference guide and some test results have also been included.

If you have already booked your Xperia Z1 Compact, do let us know are you excited about it. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi and SOL24, Xperia Z1S and Compact added in Sony Update Service software

Sony has already launched 3 high end devices this year viz. Xperia Z1 Compact, Xperia Z1S and Xperia Z Ultra SGP412 along with Xperia Z Ultra SOL24 announced for Au by KDDI. Xperia Z1S on T-Mobile USA is already available for purchase from Sony online stores and T-Mobile stores while Xperia Z1 Compact is available for pre-order right now and soon shipping will start in late Feb 2014. Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi SGP412 tablet is now available exclusively in Japan.

Just now we spotted that Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi and SOL24, Xperia Z1S and Compact  are added in Sony Update Service software means you can update the firmware on your above said device as soon as you get officially.

Check below the new devices which are added in Sony Update Service software.

Xperia Z Ultra Wi-Fi and SOL24, Xperia Z1S and Compact added in Sony Update Service software

If you don’t have Sony Update Service software, then you can download it from given below Sony’s official link.

Download SUS

Xperia Z1 Compact is running android 4.3 14.2.A.1.114 firmware out of the box. Xperia Z1S is also available with android 4.3 firmware out of box while Xperia Z Ultra SGP412 Wi-Fi Tablet comes with android 4.2.2 out of the box.

Do let us know if you have got your hands on any of the above devices, are you satisfied with them. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 Compact, the mini version of Xperia Z1, sibling of Xperia Z1F was officially launched at CES 2014 event. Xperia Z1 Compact features same Snapdragon 800 SoC processor, Adreno 300 GPU, 2 GB RAM and retains the flagship water and dust resistant certification, so what’s different as you all know Xperia Z1 Compact features all new IPS 4.3″ 720p display screen with Triluminos and X-Reality for mobile.

On the other hand Xperia Z1 features TFT 5″ 1080p display screen. Screen size and display quality is the main difference in both phones. Xperia Z1 from starting was criticized for poor viewing angles so same is the case with Xperia Z1 Compact, lets find out. In below set of pics you will find a detailed¬†Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison and decide yourself, which screen’s color and display quality looks better to you. “latter21” posted below images at Digi-Wo.

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Comparison

Below all pics are taken at same brightness level on both phones and featuring the same Sony wallpapers came pre-loaded in both phones.

[ Click on Images to ZOOM ]

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact Display Screen Comparison

By looking at pics of¬†Xperia Z1 vs Xperia Z1 Compact display comparison, Xperia Z1 Compact’s screen looks more brighter and crisp with colors. Viewing angles are also much better than Xperia Z1.

What do you think fells, which display screen seems more better to you, do let us know in comments below.

Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case for QX10/QX100 Lens launched in Japan for 2980 Yen / $29

Sony Xperia Z1F was the first true mini smartphone from Sony, launched exclusively in Japan only on NTT DoCoMo and then we saw launch of Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014, marking the global launch of Xperia Z1 Mini version. As Xperia Z1F is the smaller in size so Sony started rolling different accessories for it, and it begins with launching of Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32.

Sony has just officially announced the Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case for QX10/QX100 lens in Japan. Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case is available in black and white color at a price of 2980 Yen / $29. It is only available from Sony Japan online stores for the time being.

Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case

Check the pics of the case with and without Xperia Z1F in it.

Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case in Black SPA-ACX4 / B and White SPA-ACX4 / W color.

SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case - Black and White

Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case wearing DSC РQX100 lens in Black SPA-ACX4 / B case.

SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case wearing DSC - QX100 lens in Black SPA-ACX4 / B case

Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case wearing DSC РQX10 lens in Black SPA-ACX4 / B case.

SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case wearing DSC - QX10 lens in Black SPA-ACX4 / B case.

Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case wearing DSC – QX10 lens in White SPA-ACX4 / W case.

Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case wearing DSC - QX10 lens in White SPA-ACX4 / W case.Technical Specifications of SPA-ACX4 camera case

  • Dimensions : 130x4x68 mm (d,h,w )
  • Weight : 18 grams
  • Material : Plastic

No official wording on the availability of Xperia Z1F SPA-ACX4 camera attachment case globally for Xperia Z1 Compact till now, we hope they will be rolled out very soon.

Notice the white golden combination of case and lens, it look very pretty. Do let us know if you have bought it, how well it went. Drop your comments below.

Root Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C, Install CWM Recovery v6.0.4.6

Xperia Z1 Compact, world’s first true mini smartphone from Sony has got root even before it is out in the hands of users officially. Xperia Z1 Compact possibly will be out in late Feb 2014 for shipping from Sony stores, well the good news is that root is now possible on Xperia Z1 Compact and other devices with same model Sony D550X.

XDA legendary developer DooMLoRD has managed to root Xperia Z1 Compact with bootloader unlocked and CWM recovery v6.0.4.6 can be installed now on it. Let’s see how to root Xperia Z1C. All credits to DooMLoRD and maker of CWM for this wonderful work ūüôā

Install CWM Recovery on Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C

Well before installing CWM recovery and rooting Xperia Z1 Compact, you must take care that you have unlocked the bootloader on Xperia Z1 Compact, working fastboot and must be running on android 4.3 14.2.A.1.114 firmware or similar ROMs on same firmware. Unlocking bootloader of Xperia Z1 Compact steps can be found at below mentioned link.

Check the below link for installations steps.

Installation Steps from DooMLoRD on XDA

Install CWM Recovery on Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C

Root Xperia Z1 Compact

After recovery is installed, you can begin with rooting Xperia Z1C. Check the blow link for rooting from the developer itself.

Rooting Xperia Z1C Steps from DooMLoRD on XDA

Root Xperia Z1 Compact

We could not post all detailed steps here as phone’s bootloader has to be unlocked first and if we put all steps here, it will become mess so it’s better you consider the steps given by developer himself.

Do let us know if above root and recovery worked on your Xperia Z1 Compact whenever the device lands in your region. Drop your comments below.

Download Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 14.2.A.1.114 firmware ftf

Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C, the mini version of Xperia Z1; first ever true mini smartphone from any OEM, Sony launched Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014 event and is now available for pre-order from Sony’s website. Xperia Z1 Compact will be shipped later in Feb 2014. Xperia Z1 Compact comes with android 4.3 out of the box.

Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C priced in Europe UK for ¬£449, France Netherlands and Spain ‚ā¨549, Italy and Germany ‚ā¨499, Sweden 4695 kr, Poland 1999 zŇā. Yesterday the first android 4.3¬†14.2.A.1.114 firmware was certified on PTCRB website for Xperia Z1 Compact which states that Sony is all set to release it very soon.

UXT team has somehow taken out the 14.2.A.1.114 firmware ftf of Xperia Z1 Compact and is now available for download. It is for commercial and journalist version and the retail version should not be very much different from it.

Download Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 14.2.A.1.114 firmware

Download¬†[email protected]
[ via XDA user macallen ] [ key :- Z9OMnE8bMI8QoWkR-PshNV3ukjtYx-DJNVOAgexqzY0 ]

Above ftf file is especially for Xperia Z1 Compact only and do not cross flash it on Xperia Z1, you may end by bricking your device. Flash it with the help of flahstool.

[ via¬†[email protected] ]

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C Launched

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C, the very first true mini smartphone from any manufacturer so far. Sony officially announced it yesterday at CES 2014 event along with Xperia Z1s LTE edition exclusively for T-Mobile USA. Xperia Z1 Compact is a 4.3″ version of Xperia Z1 and supports almost similar hardware what Xperia Z1 features, it clearly means all accessories which go hand in hand with Xperia Z1 will also support Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C.

Sony launched Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK30 for Xperia Z Ultra and Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK31 for Xperia Z1 separately though only one would also have severed the purpose and now Sony has officially announced the Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C separately.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 is especially for Xperia Z1 Compact, fitted with a magnetic cable just like EC21 magnetic charging cable was seen in Dock DK31.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 for Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C

Specifications

  • Dimensions –¬†60 x 46 x 16 mm
  • Weight – 25 grams.

Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 kit contains 2 separate adapter one to use with case on and other without case. Unfortunately just like Dock DK30 and DK31, it only supports charging via wall socket only, means you won’t be able to charge via computer’s USB port via Dock DK32 cable.

It is under “Coming Soon” tag on Sony’s website and price of¬†Sony Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 will be revealed very soon. While online retailers have priced it for¬†¬£20.82 i.e. $34.17 and hopefully this will be the price on Sony stores also.

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact

Detailed Specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact

Follow the Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact Facebook Fan page.

Pre-Order Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact in UK from Phones4U РGet £119 Sony Wireless speaker free.

Sony also launched Stereo Bluetooth Headset SBH80 besides Dock DK32. So are you considering to buy Xperia Z1 Compact and moreover this new Dock DK32 where the previous docks will also fit in with Xperia Z1C. Do let us know your views on it.

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1s LTE

Sony has finally released the first ever true mini smartphone as Sony Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C and LTE version of Xperia Z1 in USA on T-Mobile as Xperia Z1S at CES 2014 event. Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C is the 4.3″ version of Xperia Z1 while Xperia Z1s LTE is exactly similar to Xperia Z1 features except that it is exclusively launched for T-Mobile USA.

If you are keen on finding more about Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1S LTE, please browse given below links as we have already covered detailed posts on them. Xperia Z1 Compact will be available in February 2014 while Xperia Z1s LTE goes for sale in mid Jan 2014.

Pre-Order Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact in UK from Phones4U РGet £119 Sony Wireless speaker free.

Detailed Specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z1C as Xperia Z1 Compact Officially announced at CES 2014

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1s LTE

Follow the Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact Facebook Fan page.

Download White Papers pdf for Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C and Xperia Z1s LTE

Just now we spotted that Sony has officially put up the white papers pdf of both Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1s LTE. Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact is launched at Sony D5503 only one single model LTE powered and Xperia Z1s as Sony C6916 single model LTE powered, the same model number Sony C6916 was also launched in Canada recently by Sony.

Download Xperia Z1C / Xperia Z1 Compact White Paper

Download whitepaper_EN_d5503_xperia_z1_compact_1.pdf

Download Xperia Z1s LTE White Paper

Download Xperia_Z1s_LTE_C6916_WP_1.pdf

We hope soon Sony uploads quick user guide for both phones.

In the meantime we would like to ask you will be buying Xperia Z1 Compact ? It impressed us a lot and especially the which Sony has put up this time. For US users, finally Sony has launched the LTE version so what are you thinking…

Xperia Z1C as Xperia Z1 Compact Officially announced at CES 2014

Sony has officially announced the miniature version of Xperia Z1 globally as Sony Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C at CES 2014 Las Vegas event exclusively. We have seen Xperia Z1 Mini as Sony D5503 ( LTE version ) number of time in leaks prior to the official announcement and it is exactly identical to what it appeared in leaks. Xperia Z1C or Xperia Z1 Compact is the sibling of Xperia Z1F which was only announced in Japan some months ago.

Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact is the first true mini smartphone ever produced by any company yet, it supports exactly the same CPU, GPU and other specs what Xperia Z1 features. Xperia Z1 Compact is released in 4 variants of bright colors viz. Black, White, Pink and Lime and will be available globally for purchase in February 2014.

Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact Official Photo Gallery

Let’s have a look at the specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact in brief :-

  • Snapdragon 800 SoC MSM8974 2.2GHz ¬†Quad Core
  • 4.3 inch 720p screen – IPS Panel
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard memory
  • 20.7MP Rear cam with Sony’s “G” Lens and 2MP front cam.
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
  • Dimensions –¬†127mm x 64.9mm x 9.5 mm

Pre-Order Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact in UK from Phones4U

Pre-Order for Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact for carrier bases devices has started in UK now. At present it is available under Vodafone, Orange and EE with phone bearing no cost and you get some complimentary gifts also.

Unlocked Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact will be priced at £440 in UK and listing will go live in early Feb 2014. To order your Xperia Z1 Compact locked device in UK, follow the link below.

Pre-Order Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact in UK from Phones4U РGet £119 Sony Wireless speaker free.

Xperia Z1 Compact aka Xperia Z1C Priced in Europe UK ¬£449, France Netherlands and Spain ‚ā¨549, Italy and Germany ‚ā¨499, Sweden 4695 kr, Poland 1999 zŇā.

Download White Paper pdf of Xperia Z1 C aka Xperia Z1 Compact

White papers pdf are available now while quick user guide is yet to be uploaded by Sony.

Download White Paper Pdf of Xperia Z1 Compact

Detailed Specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact

Follow the Xperia Z1C aka Xperia Z1 Compact Facebook Fan page.

We will list detailed specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact on a separate page very soon. What do you think guys, planning to buy Xperia Z1 Compact as it is the first every true “MINI” version of a smartphone produced on planet Earth. We are impressed a lot ūüôā