Reviews and Problems with Sony Xperia Z1 Compact / D5503
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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
4 October 2014
Summary: Sony's crafted the best 'mini' Android smartphone you can buy, and it's the first time we've seen a handset maker get a downsized flagship absolutely right - not to mention that it's a brilliant piece of kit on its own right too.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review: Not Your Ordinary Mini
6 June 2014
Excerpt: We review the Xperia Z1 Compact! There has been no shortage of amazing, hi-end smartphones announced in the previous months. But while flagship offerings of international and local brands has been increasing in both features and specs, they’ve also been steadily growing in size.
Conclusion: Apple has long argued the merits of its perfect-sized iPhone that you can comfortably hold and use without requiring two hands. If you buy into that, then the Xperia Z1 Compact is easily your best option on the Android platform right now.
Pros: Manageable size, Speedy performance, Premium design, Waterproof and dustproof, MicroSD support, Battery life
Cons: Fingerprint and dust magnet, Big bezels above and below screen, Flaps on ports, No selectable macro mode, Pre-applied ASF
Summary: I personally find it impressive that Sony managed to pack a powerful processor, strong camera, an Android software along with Xperia’s famous dust and waterproof feature in a much smaller and more practical size. It’s certainly an interesting phone and a worthy successor to the Xperia Z1.
Pros: Superb camera, fast processor, colorful design, interactive software, water, dust and shatter proof.
Summary: It’s been a long road to market for Sony ’s pint-sized powerhouse, the Xperia Z1 Compact . We first heard rumours that the device would arrive in a Japanese-only “Z1 F” incarnation in October of 2013, and Sony was quick to deliver on those rumours at the end of that month.
Pros: Well-specced for a “Mini” unit, Best screen we’ve seen on a Sony device, Sony scores again with a waterproof device
Cons: Smaller screen can be fiddly for typing, Camera button is a bit of a disaster
Summary: With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.
Pros: Its small size makes it comfortable to use, it has a searingly powerful processor, a good camera and decent battery life. It looks brilliant too and its waterproof design means you don't need to worry about dropping it in the bath.
Cons: It's not running the latest version of Android and some of Sony's software tweaks don't really add anything to the experience.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: high end Android goodness
5 April 2014
Conclusion: Overall, I liked the Xperia Z1 Compact but as with any other smartphone, it isn’t perfect. It has a very good screen, a decent camera, premium design, marathon battery life and Android KitKat.
Excerpt: The Xperia Z1 Compact offers a perfect size, exceptional hardware and a powerful performance package. The smartphone is definitely the most powerful mini-version of a flagship smartphone and it has the potential to stand up against major high-end Android smartphones available today.