Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

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Specs summary

Screen
4.6"

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact's screen is 4.6 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.45 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
19+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 19+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
2700mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2700 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are minutes (2G), 1423 minutes (3G).



The Xperia XZ1 Compact squeezes top-end features into a 4.6in smartphone, at a flagship-besting price.

- Nathan Spendelow , IT Pro 

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a promising step forward for the popular one-handed-use series.

- James Peckham , TechRadar 



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Digital Trends

Proves good things can come in small packages

from Digital Trends

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is one of the few, powerful, small Android phones around, but it’s too expensive.

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The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is one of the few, powerful, small Android phones around, but it’s too expensive.

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IT Pro

A mini handset with flagship features

from IT Pro

With a budget price, superb camera, and a performance on par with some of the industry's best smartphones, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is a mid-range marvel

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With a budget price, superb camera, and a performance on par with some of the industry's best smartphones, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is a mid-range marvel

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PhoneArena

A remarkable little phone

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If you want a phone that’s truly small but uncompromisingly powerful, one that takes good photos and videos, one that lasts long between charges, then yes, this guy should be on your shortlist.

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If you want a phone that’s truly small but uncompromisingly powerful, one that takes good photos and videos, one that lasts long between charges, then yes, this guy should be on your shortlist.

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Alphr

Small, powerful and reasonably priced

from Alphr

With superior performance, great battery life and a fantastic display, Sony’s XZ1 Compact is nothing short of a marvel. It has performance on par with the best smartphones in the industry, as well as an impressive camera and yet its small size means it’s a lot easier to slide into a pocket than most flagship smartphones these days.

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With superior performance, great battery life and a fantastic display, Sony’s XZ1 Compact is nothing short of a marvel. It has performance on par with the best smartphones in the industry, as well as an impressive camera and yet its small size means it’s a lot easier to slide into a pocket than most flagship smartphones these days.

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Recombu

The little smartphone that could

from Recombu

Sony has restored the good name of its Compact range with this latest offering. The £499 asking price takes you most of the way to the full flagship experience offered up by standard Xperia XZ1, with the last £100 difference manifesting in the XZ1 Compact's comparatively underwhelming screen tech.

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Sony has restored the good name of its Compact range with this latest offering. The £499 asking price takes you most of the way to the full flagship experience offered up by standard Xperia XZ1, with the last £100 difference manifesting in the XZ1 Compact's comparatively underwhelming screen tech.

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Expert Reviews

A dinky handset with flagship features

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Sony’s XZ1 Compact is a mid-range marvel; don’t let its dinky size fool you. Performance is on par with the best smartphones in the industry, it has a camera that’s ideal for photographers on a budget, and a fantastic-looking display.

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Sony’s XZ1 Compact is a mid-range marvel; don’t let its dinky size fool you. Performance is on par with the best smartphones in the industry, it has a camera that’s ideal for photographers on a budget, and a fantastic-looking display.

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TechRadar

The best small-form-factor Android returns

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The Xperia XZ1 Compact may look similar to previous phones from Sony, but it packs a punch and is perhaps the best small-form-factor Android phone around right now, making it a great choice if you want a device you can use one-handed.

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The Xperia XZ1 Compact may look similar to previous phones from Sony, but it packs a punch and is perhaps the best small-form-factor Android phone around right now, making it a great choice if you want a device you can use one-handed.

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GSMArena

Waterproof, stylish, comfortable

In hindsight, last season’s Xperia X Compact isn’t such a disappointment after all. It had to answer the same questions and it did as best it could. But the XZ1 Compact deserves that much more credit for trying to restore the lineup’s reputation. Credit to Sony too for believing that it's not the size of the phone in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the phone.

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In hindsight, last season’s Xperia X Compact isn’t such a disappointment after all. It had to answer the same questions and it did as best it could. But the XZ1 Compact deserves that much more credit for trying to restore the lineup’s reputation. Credit to Sony too for believing that it's not the size of the phone in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the phone.

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Tech Advisor

An Android rival to smaller iPhones

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There might not be any one thing that's overly exciting about the new XZ1 phones. However, the Compact model is particularly attractive and almost unique in the Android market. It provides top-notch specs in a smaller package and includes waterproofing again. It's actually more powerful than its bigger brother thanks to the 720p screen and has the same camera making it a great choice for those wanting a smaller phone.

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There might not be any one thing that's overly exciting about the new XZ1 phones. However, the Compact model is particularly attractive and almost unique in the Android market. It provides top-notch specs in a smaller package and includes waterproofing again. It's actually more powerful than its bigger brother thanks to the 720p screen and has the same camera making it a great choice for those wanting a smaller phone.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date September 25, 2017
Regions available USA, United Kindom
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Octa core 2.45 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.97 W/kg
Body: 0.78 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headphones, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2700 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time 957 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 864 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
3G Talk Time Up to: 1423 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors White Silver, Black, Horizon Blue, Twilight Pink
Dimensions [H x W x D] 13.0 x 6.4 x 1.0 cm (5.1 x 2.5 x 0.4 in)
Weight 139 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 319 pixels
Size 4.6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.3
Resolution
19+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Super slow motion recording (960fps), HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
ISO, Self-timer
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, FLV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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