Why should phablets have all the fun and high-end specs? Sony is turning that line of thinking on its ear with the 4.3-inch Xperia Z1 Compact. Instead of a mid-range processor, the tech giant loaded its mini-smartphone with a fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU and 2GB of RAM, allowing this handset to hang with the most powerful big-screen devices. Around back, the Z1 Compact gets the same powerful 20.7-megapixel shooter as the one found on Sony's 5-inch Xperia Z1s. And while the 1280 x 720 pixel display isn't the sharpest, Sony's "Triluminous" display technology produced impressively bright colors during our hands-on. The water-resistant design, of the Z1 Compact, which allows it to stay underwater for 30 minutes, is an awesome bonus.