Following the Mini trend, Sony launched the cut-down version of it's flagship smartphone Xperia Z1. Sony D5503 carries all the identical features of Z1. The only changes are, Full HD display has been replaced by HD display and the battery capacity has been reduced to 2300 mAh.
HDR, HD Recording (1080p), 30 Frames per second (fps)
autofocus, 1/2.3' sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama
Expandable up to 64 GB (microSD)
2 GB RAM
MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac
Xvid, MP4, H.263, H.264
Lithium-ion 2300 mAh
Up to 10 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 670 h (2G) / Up to 600 h (3G)
127 mm x 64.9 mm x 9.5 mm
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Active noise cancellation (dedicated mic)
HTML5, Social Network Service Integration, ANT+ support, IP58 certified , dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes
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Sony D5503 Xperia Z1 Compact features
Slate form factor is the most popular form factor for smartphones currently. They are apt for touch enabled gadgets that usually have very minimal physical buttons.
SIM or Subscriber Identity Module is used to identify and authenticate a device over a network. They also come with small storage space allowing you to store small number of Contacts and messages. Micro SIM is smaller than Mini SIM. Dimensions: 15 mm by 12 mm.
Android is an Open Source Mobile Operating System by Google for touchscreen devices. Each OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer, e.g.: Samsung, LG, HTC) can use Android for free and tweak it for their device. There are more than 8 versions till date, latest one being Android Kit-Kat. This phones runs on Android 4.4.2 Jelly Bean.
Processor: Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400
Multiple Cores help you multi-task better. Each core come with an Independent CPU. Also, multi core processors use power more efficiently and play an important role in increasing battery life.
Graphics: Adreno 330
GPU or Graphics Processing Units are dedicated processors assigned with a task of rendering computer graphics. Faster GPUs give better graphics experience while playing games or doing graphic intensive tasks.
Display type: TFT
TFT[Thin Film Transistor] is a liquid crystal display technology and is good in terms of response and image quality. However this display consumes a lot of power and is expensive. This display is generally considered below average compared to the displays available in market.
Touchscreen: Capacitive touchscreen
Capacitive screens use electrodes to sense the touch of an object that simply has the dielectric value different than that of air. This gives the capacitive screens a slighter edge with respect to sensitivity of the screen. Even a small swipe by the tip of a finger is enough to generate a response whereas its counterpart (resistive touch) requires a heavy touch to get the necessary response.
The 4th Generation in wireless network technology is known for its ultra high speed data transfer speeds. Some of the technologies that fall under 4th gen network category are LTE, Mobile WiMAX etc. Transfer speeds allow you to stream Full HD videos and use other such features that require high download speeds. The network is not that popular in India yet. Though only the very latest products ship with this feature, the technology is slowly becoming popular.
Wireless: Wi-Fi Direct
WiFi Direct is a peer to peer technology allowing two devices to connect to each other without the need of an external wireless access point. Also, only one of the devices needs to have the WiFi direct feature. You can share files or internet connection using this feature.
A-GPS or Assisted GPS use an assistive server (over the data network or Wi-Fi) to decrease the startup time of a traditional GPS device. Traditional GPS device take around 30 to 40 seconds to detect the location.
NFC or Near Field Communication is used for radio communication with other devices. The essence of NFC is short-range wireless communication that is both safe and effective. The maximum distance is about 20cms, which ensures that no unauthorized communication takes place. It scores over various shortcomings of Bluetooth such as high power consumption and security concerns. This form of communications also works when one of the devices is not powered.
Video Recording: 1080p
1080p is a Full High definition standard for recording video. You can record videos at 1920 by 1080 pixels resolution and later view them on Full HD TVs for a better viewing experience.
Video Recording: 30 Frames per second (fps)
FPS or Frames per second refer to the rate at which videos are recorded. A high FPS rating will allow you to record fast moving subjects properly.
Front Camera: 2 MP
Also knows as secondary camera. It is used for making Video Calls, allowing you to look at the screen while doing so. They are usually of lower resolution than the primary camera.
Camera feature: HDR
HDR or High Dynamic Range allows you to capture more vibrant photos by increasing the dynamic range between the dark and bright areas in a photo. The phone captures multiple photos at different exposure levels and merges them to achieve the effect.
Accelerometers are used to detect the orientation of the phone. They automatically detect when the device is turned and change the display from landscape to portrait and vice versa.
Sensors: Digital compass
Digital compass detect the direction with respect to the magnetic or true poles. They provide relative direction with respect to North, South, East and West.