News by Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014.
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Sony's much praised and admittedly fantastic Xperia Z1 Compact has finally found its way to the US, landing in the country six months after its launch. We think better late than never is rather appropriate here as the Z1 Compact will give US consumers the chance to get the only flagship powered "mini" smartphone.Of course, the iPhone 5s at 4-inches is your absolute best bet if want a dazzling small screened handsets, but in terms of mini versions of flagships, the Xperia Z1 Compact is where it is at. Sony took the template laid down by Samsung and HTC where a flagship device has its specs watered down, is made smaller, but looks the same and tore it up. Instead the Japanese company delivered the Compact, a handset that keeps just about every high end spec from the Xperia Z1 flagship. That means the Z1 Compact comes with 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches IPS LCD screen (the only spec to take a significant knock), a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable through a microSD port), a 2300 mAh battery, and water resistance. Sony's Compact blockbuster has been kept from US shores despite it being available elsewhere since early February. Sony's lack of success in the States means the company does not prioritize the nation like other manufacturers do, but at least the Xperia Z1 Compact is available finally. The handset is now available in Sony's US store and will set you back $549 if you decide to purchase. source: Sony US