The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the first phone in the so called ‘Mini’ line of products which has promised to deliver on the much cited but never delivered upon line from marketing people of ‘No Compromises’. When announced earlier this year at CES it caused a great stir and now Telstra has put the Xperia Z1 Compact up for pre-order on their site with free delivery being offered for online orders.
The Z1 is only available for pre-order on-contract, Telstra support staff are unable to advise of a full outright price for the handset at this stage. If you’re interested these new plans seem to fall in line with the ‘Mobile Accelerate’ Plans that Telstra recently announced and should include the option to add the Telstra ‘New Phone Feeling’ option to upgrade after 12 months.
The plans begin at $63 per month, although based on the Telstra Mobile Accelerate plan structure would include an $8 per month Handset repayment($55+$8), includes $550 of Talk time and MMS credit as well as unlimited Text and 500MB of data, with a total cost of $1512.
While Telstra social media staff were advising that the phone will be in-store on the 18th of March, previous information indicates an April release and there is a pre-order bonus that Telstra are running which ends on the 31st of March that supports the April launch date. The pre-order bonus for the Xperia Z1 Compact on Telstra is a free bluetooth headset
Xperia Z1 Compact Specifications
- 4.3″ 720p LCD “Triluminous” display
- 2.2 Ghz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974)
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage (12GB usable), microSD up to 64 GB
- 20.7 MP rear camera, 2 MP front
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC
- UMTS HSPA+ 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz (Bands V, VIII, IV, II, I)
- GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
- LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20
- Android 4.3
- 2300 mAh battery
- 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm, 137 grams
Pre-orders are now live, so if you want to get in early then head over to the Telstra Website and choose your plan/colour and enter your order.