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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

reviewPADD rating: 5
Consumer review: 3
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Sony introduced a mini version of the outstanding Xperia Z1 mobile phone, and it is not stripped down like other manufacturers' mini versions of their flagship phones.

The only deficient factor of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact seems to be the screen size and the resolution. Instead of the Full HD 5-inch display used in the Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact uses a 4.3 inch display with 1280x720 resolution. But some folks may prefer the smaller size display, so it is difficult to say that the smaller display is a deficiency, but rather a preference. The display quality on the 4.3 inch screen is outstanding, with Sony's own TRILUMINOS and X-Reality technologies. It is one of the best rendering non-FHD displays available.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor that powers the regular Z1, and comes with the same quality camera, which Sony claims to be the best in a mobile device. Same memory spec supports the system, with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage with miscroSD up to 64GB. The form factor is still waterproof and dust resistant (IP55 and IP58), and in fact, Sony added more color choices (white, pink and yellow) to the Z1 Compact lineup.

Many argued that the Sony Xperia Z1 was the best smartphone in the market, but the Xperia Z1 Compact may take the crown for most one-hand phone users. If anyone needs to switch from Apple to Android, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact may be the phone to do so without sacrificing much.

Well done, truly, Sony.

2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core

Operating System
Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)

Storage: 16GB
Expansion slot: microSD card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)

Talk time: Up to 18 hours
Standby time: Up to 670 hours
Music listening time: Up to 94 hours
Video playback time: Up to 12 hours
Battery: 2300 mAh minimum

4.83 oz

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.37 in

20.7 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
Pulsed LED flash and auto focus
Burst mode
HDR for both picture/film
8x digital zoom
Front-facing camera (2 MP 1080p)
HD video recording (1080p)
Image stabiliser
Object tracking
Red-eye reduction
Scene recognition
Send to web
Smile shutter
Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
Superior Auto
Sweep Panorama
Touch focus
Touch capture
White balance
Image capture, supported format: JPEG
Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
Video playback, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM
Face detection

4.3 inch TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile picture engine
16,777,216 colors, 1280x720 pixels

Waterproof (IP55 and IP58)
Dust-resistant (IP55)

Connectivity and communication
3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
ANT+ wireless technology
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified
MHL support
Native USB tethering
Screen mirroring
Smart Connect
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
USB charging
USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
Xperia Link
Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
Noise suppression
Voice enhancement
Xperia Socialife

UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)

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