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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the durability and screen, and there are some mixed views about the camera.

portability, size, performance, design, usability

screen, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

The best small-form-factor Android returns

Small form factor ; Running Android Oreo ; Top-notch performance

Only 32GB of storage ; Tired design ; No wireless charging

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.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Hands on Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Sony nails the small premium smartphone niche

 

Feel like a giant with this 4.6-inch smartphone

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 ; Small size ; Promised battery life

720p screen ; Fibreglass rather than metal body

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

 

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Super small and super powered, is this the ultimate phone for those who really don't want a phablet?

Swift performance ; Great battery life ; Pocket-friendly design ; IP68 water-resistant

Dated design ; Low-resolution screen ; No wireless charging

Like both the Xperia XZ Premium and Xpera XZ1, the Compact model has a 19-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens. It similarly uses a ‘memory stacked’ sensor, which means it swaps a limited amount of dedicated RAM for some extra camera trickery...

Nov, 2017

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Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: A mini handset with flagship features

 

Sony's Xperia XZ1 Compact squeezes top-end features into a 4.6in smartphone, at a flagship-besting price

Superior performance ; Great battery life ; Fantastic display

Gimmicky 3D scanning ; Pricey

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact faces stiff competition, sure, coming up against such smartphones as the excellent OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8, but its unique approach (at least among Android smartphones) is sure to win it fans industry-wide. If you prefer your...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

Android on a small scale has never looked better

Plenty of power ; Android Oreo out of the box ; The only small-size flagship Android worth your time

Screen is still only 720p ; Camera has processing problems ; Bezels are on the big side

This bantamweight champion of Android phones might pulls a few punches, but there’s nothing better for its size

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

Sony continues to offer an Android rival to smaller iPhones, this time with upgraded specs. Here's our in-depth review of the Xperia XZ1 Compact, which is now on sale in the UK.

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...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Review: The Little Smartphone That Could

 

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Ever wanted the power of Sony's latest XZ1 flagship in a smaller form factor? The Xperia XZ1 Compact could be for you...

Small and powerful ; Great audio capabilities ; Excellent performance ; Outstanding battery life

Clunky, dated design ; No HDR display ; Buggy software

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...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Lee Bell (alphr.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Small, powerful and reasonably priced

 

Sony's compact flagship is a marvel – fast, pocketable and with a clever trick up its sleeve

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...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Simon Hill (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

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

Long battery life ; Fast performance ; Small size ; Android 8.0 Oreo ; Water resistant

Dated design ; Only 32GB of storage ; No fingerprint sensor in U.S. ; Too expensive

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a decent phone with good battery life, great performance, and the latest version of Android. It’s a shame it’s too expensive, looks dull, the lack of a fingerprint sensor is irritating, and the camera simply isn’t as good...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Sascha Segan, Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

 

With a 4.6-inch screen, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is the smallest, most powerful premium Android phone.

Small Android phone with powerful specs. 3D-scanning feature. Runs Android Oreo. High-resolution audio.

Average battery life. No fingerprint sensor.

For $600, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is the most powerful Android phone you can comfortably use with just one hand. That's increasingly rare to find, and combined with its high-resolution audio and 3D scanning capabilities, the XZ1 Compact is a viable...

Oct, 2017
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2700
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
ISO sensitivity:1600, 3200, 4000, 12800, Auto
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.32
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
Head SAR (EU):1.36

Design

Brand colour:Horizon Blue / Twilight Pink / White Silver
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Pink / Silver
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant

Display

Display diagonal:11.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB / USB Type-C
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.35
Processor Model:835

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8

Storage

Compatible memory cards:microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.3
Height :129
Weight:143
Width:65 / 85