Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Market Status: Available in India

Release Date: 2014-02-21

Updated on:Mar 31, 2015

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Key Features

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  • Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean) upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • Performance



  • Display


  • Camera



  • Battery


  • 16 GB + 64 GB Expandable
  • Available
  • FM Radio
  • Waterproof
  • Lightweight (137 g)
  • Slim (9 mm thickness)

What makes Sony Xperia Z1 Compact unique?

  • The first mini-flagship from Sony with premium specs
  • A smartphone that's water and dust-proof
  • The best1 Sony phone priced around Rs. 20,000
  • The Android Jelly Bean phone with the highest camera resolution
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For

  • Water and dust resistant
  • Great camera
  • Powerfully processor
  • NFC connectivity

Against

  • Non-removable battery
  • Expensive for a mini variant

A mini-smartphone with premium specs

Display,  OS and Processor 

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact gets a 4.3-inch TFT Multi-touch HD TRILUMINOS display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a density of 342ppi. 

The smartphone runs Android 4.3 Jelly bean OS, with a planned upgrade to  Android 4.2.2 (KitKat). The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz, paired with 2GB RAM. The Adreno 330 GPU gives you an improved 3D gaming experience.

Camera and Storage

The phone features a water resistant rear camera of 20.7MP with G-lens and image sensor to enable high sensitivity, accompanied with a 2MP front camera for video chatting. The smartphone offers 16GB of internal memory, expandable upto 32GB via microSD card.

Battery and Connectivity

The device offers NFC connectivity, 4G support and features like GPS, Bluetooth, EDGE, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct and DLNA. A 2,300mAh battery under the hood claims to offer 10 hours of talk time.

Verdict

Unlike most other mini-flagships, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact retains all the specifications of its larger counterpart except screen size. It's dust and water-resistant, offers an advanced camera and is available in a variety of colours. It's compact form factor is ideal for those who don't dig large smartphones.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Specifications

General

Brand Sony
Model Xperia Z1 Compact
Operating System Android v4.3 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slot(s) Single SIM
SIM Size Micro
Box Contents Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card
Also Known As Xperia Z1 Compact D5503

Performance

Excellent
Performance compared to
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This Device
94 /100
Average in group
64 /100
Best in this group
98 /100
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Processor
Quad core, 2.2 GHz, Krait 400, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
Excellent
Processor compared to
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Quad core, 2.2 GHz, Krait 400, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
Average in group
Quad core, 1.2 GHz
Best in this group
Quad core, 2.5 GHz, Krait 400, Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Graphics
Adreno 330
RAM
2 GB
Very Good
RAM compared to
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2 GB
Average in group
1 GB
Best in this group
3 GB
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings

Storage

Outstanding
Internal Memory
16 GB
Very Good
Internal Memory compared to
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16 GB
Average in group
16 GB
Best in this group
64 GB
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Expandable Memory
Up to 64 GB
USB OTG Support

Display

Very Good
Display compared to
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This Device
71 /100
Average in group
72 /100
Best in this group
91 /100
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Screen Size
4.3 inches
Screen Resolution
HD (720 x 1280 pixels)
Pixel Density (sharpness)
342 ppi
Outstanding
Pixel Density (sharpness) compared to
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342 ppi
Average in group
294 ppi
Best in this group
469 ppi
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
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Display Type
TFT
Screen Protection
Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Excellent
Camera compared to
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This Device
91 /100
Average in group
69 /100
Best in this group
97 /100
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Main Camera
20.7 MP, Auto focus
Excellent
Main Camera compared to
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20.7 MP
Average in group
8.00 MP
Best in this group
20.7 MP
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
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Front Camera
2 MP
Good
Front Camera compared to
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2 MP
Average in group
2 MP
Best in this group
8 MP
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Flash
LED
Video Recording
Full HD @ 30 FPS, Recording Formats: 3GPP, MPEG4, Continuous autofocus in a video, Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Zoom
Digital Zoom, 8 x
Camera Features Digital image stabilization, Exmor-R CMOS image sensor, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Battery

Very Good
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68 /100
Average in group
55 /100
Best in this group
98 /100
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
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Capacity
2300 mAH, Li-ion
TalkTime
Up to 10 Hours(2G) / Up to 18 Hours(3G)
Stand By Time
Up to 670 Hours(2G) /Up to 600 Hours(3G)

Connectivity

Operating Frequency GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
UMTS 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 1900(band 25)
GPRS
107 kbps
EDGE
296 kbps
3G
HSDPA 42 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.8 Mbit/s
4G
(doesn't support Indian bands), LTE catCat4 50 Mbit/s ↑ 150 Mbit/s ↓
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n, Mobile Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth
v4.0, A2DP, AVRCP, DID, GATT, HDP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP
GPS
with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity
USB Port, Mass storage device, USB charging, USB Host, USB On-The-Go, microUSB 2.0
More Connectivity
Computer sync, DLNA, NFC, OTA sync, Tethering, TV-Out

Design

Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch
Weight
137 grams
Good
Weight compared to
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137 grams
Average in group
139 grams
Best in this group
97 grams
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Dimensions
127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
Very Good
Dimensions compared to
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9.5 mm
Average in group
9.1 mm
Best in this group
5.5 mm
Group: 17 - 25 K Phones
Based on specs, benchmarks & expert ratings
Colours
Ruggedness
Dust proof, Water proof

Features

Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor

Multimedia

FM Radio
RDS, Stereo FM
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

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  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: when smaller is better
    Nitansh Rastogi
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    “Don’t go by its size, the Z1 Compact offers a power-packed performance in a pocketable form-factor” Three years ago when Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note – a device with large 5.3-inch display, many raised their collective brows on its form-factor and unwieldiness. However, the device sold like hot cakes and consumers loved the idea of a phone which could double up as a tablet, giving birth to the term phablet. Other vendors (with the no...

    Pros: Ideal for one-handed use; Powerful hardware; Good battery life; Dust- and water-resistant;

    Cons: Average camera; Steep pricing; Specs at a glance Dimensions127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mmWeight137 gDisplay4.3-inchDisplay resolution1,280 x 720 pixels (342 ppi)Processor2.2GHz quad-coreRAM2GBInternal memory16GBExternal memorysupports up to 64GB microSD cardsPrimary

    Verdict: There’s no doubt that big-screen devices which offer a more immersive experience of viewing multimedia, playing games, browsing the web or reading documents are enjoying massive uptake currently. However, this comes at the cost of comfortable handl...

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