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Xperia Z1 Compact at a glance
Screen size 4.3 inches
Screen resolution 720 x 1280
Camera 20.7 MP
Video 1080p

Product details

Colour Name: Black | Size: 16GB
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.9 x 12.7 cm ; 136 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 358 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 1279-5054
  • ASIN: B00HIW5WW4
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Jan. 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,086 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Colour Name: Black | Size Name: 16GB

Product Description

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

BETTER, NOT BIGGER

It's not big, but it is clever. With Xperia Z1 Compact, we've created a smartphone with the best of everything – able to withstand anything. Built with a solid aluminium frame, this waterproof* beauty is as stunning as it is durable.
Thinking of switching to Xperia from another smartphone brand? Move contacts, music, photos, messages, apps and more with Xperia Transfer, our easy-to-use content transfer app.
With the Xperia Z1 Compact, experience the best of Sony, for the best of you.

best battery performance

World's best battery performance in a premium compact smartphone

Did you know your current phone is draining battery right now? Even though you're not using it, all those apps may still be running in the background. Battery STAMINA Mode recognises when you're not using your display and automatically turns off the functions you don't need, while keeping the notifications you want – conserving every precious bit of power from that mega 2300 mAH battery. As soon as you wake up your screen, everything is up and running again.

waterproof* and dust resistant

Smart, sleek and waterproof*

Underwater selfies just got easier. Xperia Z1 Compact takes pictures in up to 1.5 metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. And with its solid aluminium frame, it's ready for whatever else life throws at it. OmniBalance design means balance and symmetry in all directions, so your smartphone nestles perfectly in the palm of your hand. Durable tempered glass reflects the world around you, so when you're really into that game or movie the hardware virtually disappears. A magnetic socket and no fiddling with USB caps means that even charging is smooth and comfortable. And due to its IP55/IP58 rating, this slim and sleek smartphone is both waterproof* and dust resistant – right down to the headphone jack. Xperia Z1 Compact is as tough as it is smart.

Transfer makes the move seamless and painless

Moving over from a different smartphone? There's no reason why you can't bring all your stuff with you. Xperia Transfer moves your contacts, messages, music, photos, videos and more from iOS and Android in one seamless and worry-free transition, even without a computer.

World's best camera in a compact smartphone**

World's best camera in a compact smartphone**

When you put Sony's industry leading compact digital camera technology in a compact smartphone the results are predictably amazing. The large 1/2.3" 20.7 MP Exmor RS for mobile image sensor is so highly sensitive it's used in Sony's Cyber-shot digital still cameras. The light-sensitive, 27mm wide-angle, award-winning G Lens with bright F2.0 captures more light in dark conditions. The sensitive ISO 6400 enables incredibly clear low-light pictures without sacrificing detail. The high pixel resolution, aspherical lens and noise-reducing BIONZ for mobile super resolution technology enables zoom without quality loss — just like an optical zoom, while the high shutter speed prevents any risk of blurry footage. Images are delivered with super sharpness, clarity and brightness — every time.

4.3 inch TRILUMINOS Display

Display so good you'll feel like you’re there

The 4.3" TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with X-Reality for mobile picture engine (1280 x 720 HD resolution) reduces noise, enriches colours and delivers bright pictures with razor-sharp details. But it doesn't stop there. The Xperia Z1 Compact's Intelligent Super Resolution technology finds and reproduces missing pixels, displaying incredibly crisp pictures, free of jagged edges.

Snapdragon gives you super power

Forget load time. Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.2 GHz processor gives you super-fast performance and unparalleled graphics. Xperia Z1 Compact supports super-fast LTE networks, giving you entertainment anytime and anywhere. So stream your favourite YouTube clips and download the latest podcasts and don't worry about running out of juice; the Battery STAMINA Mode means you can just keep on watching.

Broadcast your precious moments live

Broadcast your precious moments live

Your best friend couldn't make it? Stream every precious moment as it happens with Social live via Facebook. Get responses right on the screen and keep the conversation going, all in real time. Let Xperia Z1 Compact erase the distance and bring together the people that matter to you most.

NFC-enabled

One-touch makes your life seamless

Imagine an endless ecosystem of connected devices. Now you can invisibly link your Sony NFC-enabled products to your Xperia Z1 Compact and instantly switch from one to another, with no tangled wires. With One-touch listening, a single tap to your NFC-enabled wireless speaker or headset streams your music from your phone, without missing a beat. Home movie screening? Just touch your phone to your BRAVIA remote control and watch your holiday shots pop up on the TV screen. Add a soundtrack via the TV speakers. Choose from 62 premium and innovative Sony accessories, from wireless headsets to camera lenses that all work seamlessly together.

* In compliance with IP55 and IP58, Xperia Z1 Compact is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot are firmly closed, the phone is (i) protected against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP 55; and/or (ii) can be kept under 1.50 metres of freshwater for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP 58.

**The Z1 Compact features a bespoke camera combining the world's largest image sensor (1/2.3 inches) with the highest resolution (20.7MP) in a waterproof smartphone. It also includes the brightest lens (F2.0) available in a slim (8.5mm) waterproof (IP55/IP58) smartphone. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX service as of 5th of August 2013.

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Dimensions 179 x 92 x 6.5 mm 144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm 127 × 64.9 × 9.5 mm 146.8 x 73.3 x 8.2 mm 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
Display 6.4" Full HD TRILUMINOS 5" Full HD TRILUMINOS Display 4.3” 720p TRILUMINOS Display 5.2” 1080p Full HD TRILUMINOS Display 5.2” 1080p Full HD TRILUMINOS Display 4.6" 720p TRILUMINO Display
Camera 8 MP 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP 1080p 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP 1080p 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP 1080p 4K recording 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP 1080p 4K recording, ISO 12800 max 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP 1080p 4K recording
Performance 2.2 GHz Quad Core
2 GB RAM
Google Android 4.2
2.2 Ghz Quad Core
2 GB RAM
Google Android 4.2
2.2 Ghz Quad Core
2 GB RAM
Google Android 4.3
2.3 Ghz Quad Core
3 GB RAM
Android KitKat 4.4
2.5 Ghz Quad Core
3 GB RAM
Android KitKat 4.4
2.5 Ghz Snapdragon Quad Core processor
2GB RAM
Android KitKat 4.4
Battery 3050 mAh 3000 mAh Stamina Mode 2300 mAh Stamina Mode 3200 mAh Stamina Mode 3100 mAh Stamina Mode 2600 mAh Stamina Mode
Memory 16 GB /SD card slot 16 GB /SD Card slot 16 GB /SD Card slot 16 GB /SD Card slot 16 / 32 GB SD Card slot 16 GB /SD Card slot

Box Contains

Sony Xperia handset
Charger
USB Cable
USB Cable (for iPhone migration)
User Documentation

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

150 of 154 people found the following review helpful By Pete Roo on 14 Feb. 2014
Colour Name: LimeSize: 16GB
I pre-ordered this phone from the Sony Xperia website, so I've had the phone for about 2 weeks now, and can tell you it is nothing short of amazing.

I was needing a new phone, as my Samsung S2's battery required charging 2-3 times a day, and was looking to have the majority of the latest tech, so the phone would still be good in a few years, however the majority of high tech, Android phones these days all have a screen size of 4.7 inches +, which are a bit to big for my hands. I was actually quite close to buying the Sony Xperia Z1 until the announcement of the Compact, where after reading about it, I knew I had to have it.

The best thing about this phone, unlike other 'mini' versions of flagship smartphones, is that Sony have decided to cut corners only when they needed to and have kept the same specs as it's bigger brother, the original Z1. This means it has a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 20.7MP camera and is just as waterproof, as I'll now explain.

Z1 vs Z1 Compact

There are only three main differences between the Z1 and the Z1 one compact, which are the screen, phone size and battery, due to making the phone smaller. As the screen has dropped from 5 inches to 4.3 inches, the screen has dropped from Full HD to HD, however this is no bad thing. While the Z1's Full HD screen would have more pixels, the Z1 Compacts HD screen still gives 340 ppi which is still more than what the average human eye can see, the Z1 Compact actually bests it's bigger brother when it comes to viewing angles, by using a different kind of screen, making viewing films, photos, playing games etc. more pleasant.

One of the main reasons I went for this phone was the smaller size and I was not disappointed.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Derek Rout on 27 May 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize: 16GB Verified Purchase
I spent a lot of time deciding before finally purchasing the Z1 compact. it is an excellent phone and am so glad to back with and Android phone after having an iPhone 4s. The Sony phone has a great screen, probably not as good as the Z1 but I needed a more pocket size friendly phone and this is the business. SD card expansion of the memory is something I missed with the iPhone, another reason to get the Sony. The battery life is very good, don't have to charge it every night and usually get about a day and a half on one full charge, even with heavy use. Overall I would highly recommend this phone and a decent price as well.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mark Dubya on 11 Oct. 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize: 16GB Verified Purchase
I bought this to replace an ailing Samsung Galaxy S3 which had stopped working smoothly despite factory resets. After hours of research I decided that the Z1 Compact was the best blend of power, size and price. It's been worth every penny so far, 2 months after I bought it.

First, the build - very high quality indeed. The glass front and back feels classy and the phone has a solid feel to it. The port covers are well anchored and it'd take a real pull to get them off. The lock button (right hand side) is in a convenient place, and the dedicated camera button is useful, although I tend to access the camera from the lock button on screen. I keep the phone in a Terrapin case which does the job nicely, although it's no Otterbox. My only gripe is that the volume buttons are too close to the Lock button, especially when it's in a case and I'm a user with thick fingers! The 720p screen is very good and easy to see even in bright light. Sony harp on about Bravia technology but the fact is, whatever it is works very well, with good definition and contrast. Sound from the speaker at the bottom of the phone is very good, but not as good as phones with speakers on the front panel like the HTC One M8. Finally, the magnetic charging point is very good - the phone serves as an excellent bedside clock if you download a suitable app and the magnetic dock saves having to undo the USB port cover every time you charge it.

Software is obviously very good - standard Android features, with Sony's own software in places. The Walkman music player is good once you turn off the Sony streaming service - sound quality is excellent through headphones - and the camera is generally very good indeed. The whole phone functions quickly and with no lag for any of my usual apps, and plays games very well.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By James on 5 Mar. 2014
Colour Name: BlackSize: 16GB Verified Purchase
I think like many people, I was getting frustrated with the ever-growing sizes of Android devices. Up until now, the smaller versions have been cheaper with reduced specs but hopefully this phone sets a new trend.

I previously had the Xperia Z, went to take a look at the Z1 in a shop and decided it was just too big.

This Z1 Compact has the same 2.2ghz Krait processor, 2GB RAM, 20.7MP camera, OS, and all the additional features as the Z1 just with a smaller 4.3" 720p screen instead of the 5" 1080p. Even with 720p though, because of the smaller screen, you will struggle to resolve a pixel with the naked eye.

It also has a smaller 2300mAh battery compared with the beastly 3000mAh in the Z1. However as the screen is smaller and a lower resolution, the battery life is exceptional, certainly compared to the Xperia Z which had the same 2300mAh battery for a 5" 1080p screen. It is also still higher than the 1900 and 1800 of the S4 mini and HTC one mini respectively.

This phone blows the other "minis" out of the water with it's specs. The only serious competitor for a sub 5" screen is the iPhone 5s.

In summary, if you after an Android device and are put off by the size of newer devices like the Galaxy S5 and Z1, in my opinion this one is the best option.
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