Sony launches Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014

Sony launches Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014

Sony Mobile launched the Xperia Z1 Compact amidst much fanfare at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 in Las Vegas. This beautifully crafted waterproof smartphone brings the best of Sony in a design that fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. Built with a solid aluminum frame, the Xperia Z1 Compact is as stunning as it is durable. It is also impressively fast.

Xperia™ Z1 Compact is made with the same components as Sony’s compact digital cameras, allowing you to capture the most incredible imagery. Superior Auto ensures optimal camera settings, so feel free to shoot in low light conditions, snap away in fast moving environments, and zoom in with perfect clarity.

The Best of Sony in a Compact Waterproof* Smartphone

  • Sony G Lens, 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor & BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine  
  • 4.3” TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine
  • Waterproof* and dust resistant (IP55 & IP58), durable tempered glass and a solid one-piece aluminium frame
  • LTE & Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor
  • Easy transfer of contacts and apps from iOS & Android to Xperia™  with Xperia™ Transfer

Thinking of switching to Xperia™ from another smartphone brand? Move contacts, music, photos, messages, apps and more with Xperia™ Transfer, Sony’s easy-to-use content transfer app.

In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia™Z1 Compact is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot are firmly closed, the phone will stay protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions  and can be kept under 1.50 metre of freshwater for up to 30 minutes.

A Waterproof* Beauty, Designed to Perfection 
Xperia™ Z1 Compact has been carefully crafted using only premium materials and clean lines. It comes with a solid one-piece aluminum frame that creates a completely seamless expression, and the front is made of durable tempered glass. Its IP55/IP58 rating makes this slim and sleek smartphone both waterproof* and dust resistant. The smartphone features all the same screen, camera and performance technologies you would expect from a premium smartphone. And with a 4.3”display, Xperia™ Z1 Compact is perfect for one-handed use.  Did we mention that it also comes in a range of stunning colours?

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Xperia™ Z1 Compact supports super-fast LTE networks, giving you access to entertainment anytime and anywhere. With the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor and 2GB RAM, this smartphone comes with ultra-fast performance and breathtaking graphics. And not only do you have a long-lasting 2300mAh battery, Battery STAMINA Mode also helps you cleverly maximize every bit of that energy.

The Quality and Performance of a Compact Digital Camera 
Xperia™ Z1 Compact is built with the very same components as Sony’s industry leading compact digital cameras. It combines a large 1/2.3” 20.7 MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Sony’s award-winning G Lens, and intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine. So you can zoom in on the petals of that beautiful rose without losing sharpness. Get a crisp and clear image that captures the romantic mood of your candlelight dinner. And catch sharp and blur-free images, even when the kids are jumping up and down. With Superior Auto as the camera default mode, Xperia™ Z1 Compact allows everyone to become a camera pro. It uses intelligent scene recognition technology, making sure that you always shoot with the optimal settings. As a result, you get images delivered with an incredible sharpness, clarity and brightness.


Afraid you pressed the shutter button too late? Timeshift burst takes 61 frames within just 2 seconds, starting even before you press the shutter. Want to share a special occasion with family and friends? Social live lets you broadcast videos live via Facebook. Looking to find out more about the delicious chocolate you’re eating? Info-eye will give you all the details. Do it all with Xperia™ Z1 Compact, featuring a camera with apps that take you way beyond traditional image making. And there are more apps available to download. With new camera apps being continuously released, there’s really no end to what this camera can do.

Easy Transfer
Xperia™ Transfer is an ultra-easy, safe and simple app that’ll help you move your contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, music, messages and much more from your old Android or iOS device to your new Xperia™Z1 Compact. And Xperia™ Transfer Mobile* makes the switch even easier. No need to use your PC or Mac, transfer directly from phone to phone. Moving from an iOS or Android phone to Xperia™ has never been easier or faster.

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Xperia™ Z1 Compact supports super-fast LTE networks, giving you access to entertainment anytime and anywhere. With the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor and 2GB RAM, this smartphone comes with ultra-fast performance and breathtaking graphics. And not only do you have a long-lasting 2300mAh battery, Battery STAMINA Mode also helps you cleverly maximize every bit of that energy.

* Xperia™ Transfer Mobile available Q1, 2014. USB host cable needed for iPhone to Xpeira™ transfer.

Discover a Viewing Experience That’s True to Life
The rich colours spectrum of a stunning red dress, skin tones that look just as they do to the naked eye and videos that let you enjoy every detail of every scene. Built with the latest Sony BRAVIA® technologies optimized for mobile, Xperia™ Z1 Compact features a 4.3” TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile, for a wider palette of rich, natural colours. And its X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine enhances everything you watch by analyzing and complimenting lacking pixels for greater clarity and a lifelike viewing experience that’s razor sharp and incredibly bright.

To give you an even richer experience, this smartphone pairs perfectly with a range of different accessories. SmartWatch 2 SW2 interacts with your smartphone over Bluetooth® and mirrors what’s happening in your life, keeping you informed of incoming messages and more. And the Magnetic Charging Dock DK32 lets you connect, charge and view your smartphone at the perfect angle. Connect all of these perfect partners with just one touch, quick and easy, via the magic of wireless NFC-technology.


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