Sony Xperia Z1 Compact officially lands in the US unlocked

While we patiently wait for the Xperia Z2 to be made available in the US, Sony has decided to put its Xperia Z1 Compact smartphone on sale. The device has made its debut through the company’s online store and it’s being offered unlocked and SIM-free for $549.99.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was launched in January this year and as the name indicates, the phone is a smaller version of the H2 2013 flagship. Unlike most other mini handsets in the market, this one is designed to offer a no-compromise experience where you’ll not only receive flagship features, but also specs.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

At 4.3 inches, the handset packs a 720p HD screen and it comes with the latest version of Android, 4.4.4 KitKat. The phone retains the water-resistant design found on its larger sibling and it’s no slouch when it comes to performance. The same quad core Snapdragon 800 processor is found on the inside along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

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The company has also thrown in a microSD card slot and a 2300mAh battery. If these weren’t enough, the 20.7MP G Lens camera is fitted onto the rear, while the front has a 2MP 1080p shooter. Just so you know, the model being sold by Sony through its online store comes with 4G LTE support and HSPA+ 42Mbps.

Here’s an overview of the specs:

– 4.3-inch IPS 720p HD display
– 2GB RAM
– 16GB storage, 64GB expandable
– 2.3GHz quad core processor
– 20.7MP rear camera
– 2MP front snapper
– 2300mAh battery
– 4G LTE
– Android 4.4 KitKat

Head over to this link to purchase the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.