15 Good Things on Xperia Z1s and 10 Good Points from Xperia Z1 Compact You'll Get Starting in January 22

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By Ryan Inoyori | January 8, 2014 7:53 PM EST

Sony launched two new Xperia smartphones at CES 2014 event in Las Vegas based from the current flagship Xperia Z1. Xperia Z1s and Z1 Compact comes with relatively close hardware components and proofing slated to be released later this year. Here are the best things you can expect from the two new variants of Xperia Z1.

Sony Xperia Z1s

Xperia Z1s is the improved version of Xperia Z1 smartphone coming exclusively to T-Mobile in the United States. It runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and supports storage expansion.

Good Vibes on Xperia Z1s:

1. Same premium and sophisticated design with Xperia Z1

2. Full HD display resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels

3. BRAVIA, Triluminos and X-Reality display engines

4. Fearless of spills and grime due to waterproof feature

5. 20.7 MP Sony G lens camera with Carl Zeiss optics

6. CMOS image sensor Exmor RS

7. BIONZ image processing

8. Various camera shooting modes

9. Several special effects on the camera such as HDR, burst mode and face detection

10. Background Defocus camera feature

11. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean goodies

12. 2.2 GHz clocked four-core processors

13. 2 GB of RAM

14  Expandable storage up to 32 GB

15. 3000 mAh battery rating

Some drawbacks:

1. T-Mobile locked

2. Not Android 4.4 running smartphone

3. Up to 32 GB memory card support for now

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Xperia Z1 Compact lives by its name as being smaller than Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1s with 4.3 inches of display that allows the user to hold it comfortably by one hand. It features crisp display, great camera, powerful processor and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

Good Things on Xperia Z1 Compact:

1. Very compact compared to Xperia Z1s

2. Waterproof and dust resistance features included

3. 720p HD display resolution

4. BRAVIA, Triluminos and X-Reality display engines

5. 20.7 MP Sony G lens camera with Carl Zeiss Optics

6. CMOS image sensor Exmor RS

7. BIONZ image processor

8. 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

9. Expandable storage for up to 32 GB

10. Various camera shooting modes and effects

Some drawbacks with Xperia Z1 Compact

1. 2300 mAh battery only

2. Too compact for big fingers

3. Not full HD compared with Xperia Z1s

4. Not Android 4.4 powered phone

Xperia Z1 Compact will possibly perform better compared to the HTC One Mini and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini due to its latest technology.

Xperia Z1s is out by the 22nd of January through the United States network carrier T-Mobile with expected $22 per month price under two years of contract. Buyers can get the device for $603 contract-free from T-Mobile as well. As of now, Sony hasn't announced the official pricing of the Xperia Z1 Compact expected to be out after Xperia Z1s.

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