There’s no denying there severely lacking number of smaller Android devices packing high-end specs on the market. For most Android manufacturers, a smaller display somehow equates to a budget Android device — but not when it comes to Sony. Earlier this year we got a firsthand look at the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and fell in love with its sleek looks and higher than mid-range specs.
While Sony may have a tough time convincing US carriers to stock their wares on store shelves (or perhaps they’re just having trouble keeping up with demand for their product), they don’t seem to have any problem selling their smartphones directly to consumers via their online store.
Starting today, you can pick up the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact direct from the Sony Store for $550 unlocked. Whether you’re on T-Mobile or AT&T it shouldn’t be a problem as the phone supports both networks’ 3G/4G LTE bands. The specs aren’t as impressive as they were back in January, but they definitely still pack a punch. Here’s what you’re looking at:
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
- 4.3-inch 720p display
- 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 20.7MP camera
- 16GB of internal storage w/ micro SD slot
- 2,300mAh battery
- IP55 & IP58 water/dust resistance
Back towards the end of June, Sony began pushing Android 4.4.4 KitKat to the Z1 Compact, so for those interested in picking up the phone, rest assured it’s not like you’ll be sacrificing on software features or security. You can pick up the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in black, pink, or white via the link below.
Buy the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Sony Store
- Unlocked HTC One M8 receiving Android 4.4.4 + EYE Experience tomorrow
- HTC One M8 receiving Android 4.4.4 and EYE Experience in Europe
- Verizon HTC One M8 receiving Android 4.4.3 on Wednesday 9/10
- Verizon HTC One M7 receiving Android 4.4.3 this week
- Check out the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.