Xperia Z1 Compact is a tiny, waterproof smartphone
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Xperia Z1 Compact is a tiny, waterproof smartphone

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Sony makes some really interesting Smartphones at the moment but there's just one problem, they're all absolutely massive. If you are after something smaller though, this one might be worth checking out. It's the Xperia Z1 Compact. Let's take a look. So as you've probably guessed from the name, this is just like an Xperia Z1 but a bit smaller. It's got a 4.3-inch screen. It's a 720p display. I'm quite impressed at first flash with that screen. Everything seems quite sharp. Colors seem very vivid as well. Elsewhere, everything has been kept basically the same as is on the Z1. So, this phone is waterproof so it should survive a trip down the toilet. And it's got a 20.7 megapixel camera on the rear as well. That's a lot of megapixels for a phone this size. Of course that doesn't always tell the whole story about picture quality, so we're interested to see how this actually fares when we give it the full review treatment. It feels very sleek to use. It's powered by a quad-core 2.2 Gigahertz processor, so I suspect it will be able to handle some intensive gaming, other things like that. It's gonna be available globally in the first few months of 2014. Sony tells me that you can expect this to be a bit cheaper than the Z1 as well, which makes sense given its compact size. I quite like it and I'm a big fan of waterproof phones as well. I'm Lee [unk] for CNET. Let me know what you think and check out ces.cnet.com for more.

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