Sony Xperia Z1 Compact unveiled

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Sony are expanding their Z1 range with a new smaller version of the Z1. It’ll be available in white, black, pink and lime from February, so not long to wait. It’s waterproof so, if you’re standing next to the sea taking pictures of the storms, you at least don’t have to worry about the phone drowning.

The company is continuing to push the camera technology, with a 20.7 megapixel “G Lens” working alongside a CMOS image sensor and something called a “BIONZ image processing engine”. All this clever tech means that you can grab bright and sharp in low light conditions. There’s also a 3x “clear image zoom” which promises not to blur and a fat shutter speed to capture fast-moving objects.

Other camera specs include a 2 megapixel front camera, red-eye reduction, “scene” and “object” recognition and tracking, an image stabilization feature, full 1080p HD video recording and an 8x digital zoom.

A hot topic this year (thankfully) seems to be battery life, and the Z1 Compact comes with a rather substantial 2300 mAh battery with the Sony “Stamina Mode” which will shutdown functions you’re not using to save power.

Packing a smaller 4.3″ 1280×720 pixel screen (with BRAVIA 2 tech), It’ll be powered by Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) on a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8974 CPU running at 2.2GHz. Specs also include NFC, DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0, aGPS, a 3.5mm audio port, ANT+ wireless tech and WiFi.

Other specifications include screen mirroring, 2GB RAM, up to 16GB flash memory, a microSD card slot (for up to 64GB extra) and it’ll do 4G too.

You can already pre-order the Xperia Z1 Compact at Phones 4u and they’re giving away a Sony SRS-BTX300 wireless speaker, worth £119, when you do.

Pricing isn’t too bad, with the handset free at £29 a month on contract. You can also grab it from Sony direct fit £449 unlocked..

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