Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.30-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • Front Camera 2MP
  • Rear Camera 20.7MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 2300mAh
  • OS Android 4.2
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJanuary 2014

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review

By Jamshed Avari (Mar 25, 2014)
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Industry-leading features and specifications
  • Easy to hold and use
  • Excellent performance
  • Impressive battery life
  • Bad
  • Slightly creaky body

Smartphones have gotten ridiculously big, and unfortunately, most Android manufacturers today have decided that their top-end phones should have five-inch screens at the minimum. It isn't because they can sneak in more space for a larger battery and better heat dissipation; it's just a sort of herd mentality and the desire to outdo each other that keeps things going along a certain trajectory.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Summary

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact smartphone was launched in January 2014. The phone comes with a 4.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels at a pixel density of 342 pixels per inch (ppi).

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It comes with 2GB of RAM.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact runs Android 4.2 and is powered by a 2,300mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact on the rear packs 20.7-megapixel camera. It sports a 2-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact based on Android 4.2 and packs 16GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.00, NFC, FM radio, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact measures 127.00 x 64.90 x 9.40mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 138.00 grams.

As of 19th June 2019, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact price in India starts at Rs. 11,999.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (Black, 2GB RAM, 16GB) 11,999
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (White, 2GB RAM, 16GB) 30,249

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact price in India starts from ₹ 11,999. The lowest price of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is ₹ 11,999 at Amazon.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Full Specifications

General
Brand Sony
Model Xperia Z1 Compact
Release date January 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 127.00 x 64.90 x 9.40
Weight (g) 138.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2300
Removable battery No
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 342
Hardware
Processor 2.2GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 20.7-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.2
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact User Review and Ratings

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  • A compact flagship
    Ragul Sankar (May 6, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Its the mini sorry the compact version of sony xperia z1. Sony xperia z1 compact inherits almost all the features from its big brother the xperia z1(20.7MP camera,snapdragon 800 pro processor,NFC etc), except for the screen.Sony xperia z1 compact sports a handy 4.3" screen with 720p resolution and with wide viewing angles.Its worth mentioning it a flagship phone.The only downside is its price which is just 1500 less than xperia z1.
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  • The perfect 'Mobile' phone for everyone
    Shekhar (Apr 17, 2014) on Amazon
    This is the perfect phone for anybody whether power users or regular users , whether you hav small hands or not. This screen is apt and the display is stunning.Thanks Sony for finally making it!!
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  • Pocket Rocket!
    Mister M (Sep 29, 2014) on Amazon
    Before this purchase, my intention was to find a good business phone. Therefore, call quality, email, text messaging, internet connection, battery life and reliability were the most important features. I did a lot of research and based on the excellent reviews of this phone from existing users and professional reviewers I decided to buy.Battery life on this phone is fantastic and one of the reasons I bought it, I can often get 3 days out of it and sometimes it lasts into the 4th day and with heavy usage I will get 2 days. Call quality is excellent and the Sony android interface is easy to use, very fast and highly customizable. Size is just right and small enough to fit in your pocket easily while still having a big enough screen to read website pages without any issues. My last phone was a windows phone and the android interface on this phone makes the windows phone interface look at least 2 or 3 generations behind.I've had it for about 1 month with no issues so am very happy.I would advise getting screen protectors front and back as the existing protectors scratch very easily.
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  • Value for money and exceeding expectations!
    Amith Raj Nair (Mar 28, 2015) on Amazon
    Matching all technical expectations and usage requirements. Smooth, light, easy-to-handle with one hand, superb power backup, high quality pictures and solid black body!
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  • 24k
    Rahul Chauhan (Mar 7, 2015) on Amazon
    On flipkart its priced 24k aprrox
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  • Five Stars
    Prasad (Jan 23, 2015) on Amazon
    Beauty in look & best in Features. Fully satisfied
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  • Five Stars
    BISWAJIT GANGULY (Sep 29, 2014) on Amazon
    good
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  • Five Stars
    Ramakant K. (Aug 4, 2014) on Amazon
    All item is best
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  • A handy beast
    Vishnu Karthik (Mar 9, 2019) on Flipkart
    I own this phone and here is my true xperience:- Advantages: 1.It is the first IPS panel screen from sony... Better viewing angles and more vivid than Z1. 2.Battery is 2300mAH is far more than enuf for 720p with 4.3"... Easily last for 1+ days. 3.Handy.. Can operate with one hand. 4.Its snapdragon 800 n 2gb RAM. RAM optimization is awesome in sony fons. It also has a feature to disable bloatwares that u dont want. 5. Like HTC this fon now has feature called 'Windows Tethering' meaning u can now share ur PCs internet to ur phone via bluetooth. 6. Camera is awesome. Gives natural photos n not saturated color photos unlyk samsung. Disadvantages: 1.Initially u might find the screen tad small than its competitors. But within a day of usage u will get used to it and find it handy and big enuf. 2. Plastic back.. It does feel premium n good quality unlyk samsung. I actually thot it was glass. But in a way its fyn coz the fons back will not shatter wen fallen unlyk z1. All in all its actually better than Z1 in terms of usability, weight n screen. That s d reason for being so close in pricing.
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  • Amazing One from Sony
    Zeeshan K (Feb 26, 2019) on Flipkart
    I bought this phone a week back from Dubai, because i had the craze to the first user of this model in my town!!! Its an amazing One!! Its Camera is just stunning!! The speed of the phone is fantastic!! Its very handy and the best part i found is the battery backup which last for almost 36 hrs when your usage is to the extreme like Net, Movies, Games etc which has the potential to drain out the battery. XPERIA Z1 COMPACT a best ONE from SONY!!!
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