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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
2 April 2014
Summary: 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. In our books, the Xperia Z1 Compact is one of the most desirable smartphones to own.
Pros: Premium look and finish, Fast performance and high-end hardware, 20.7MP camera works great, Waterproof and dust proof certification, Great battery life
Cons: Glass finish is prone to fingerprints, Flaps for water protection do not seem reliable, Average loudspeaker performance, Not as slim as the Xperia Z1
Summary: Inside the Xperia Z1 Compact you’ll find an 8.74 Wh (2,300 mAh, 3.8 V) non-removable battery, which is fairly large for this class of handsets. Compared to the Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact has a 26% smaller display paired with a 23% smaller battery, and when this is combined with a lower display resolution the math looks good for this smartphone’s battery life.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: The best ‘mini’ Android flagship by a mile
8 March 2014
Summary: At Rs 36,990, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is nearly the same price as the Xperia Z1 , which makes it a bit too expensive. Other than the smaller form factor, there’s no reason to buy this over the Z1, which has a higher resolution display and a bigger battery. We reckon a street price of around Rs 32,000 would make the Z1 Compact a very good buy. Sony has a little Catch 22 situation on their hands right now and we can see why they’ve priced both phone so closely.
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: small phone, big performance
20 February 2014
Conclusion: For any other 4.3-inch smartphone, we’d call that asking price a pretty steep one. As it is, we’d expect nothing less than premium-level performance from the Z1 Compact, petite package or no.
Pros: The Xperia Z1 Compact isn’t currently available from any U.S. carrier, but it can be had unlocked from destinations like , Clove Technology, . Clove’s current price for the Z1 is £332.50, or £399.00 with VAT included (about $550 in US dollars).
Cons: The Xperia Z1 Compact isn’t currently available from any U.S. carrier, but it can be had unlocked from destinations like , Clove Technology, . Clove’s current price for the Z1 is £332.50, or £399.00 with VAT included (about $550 in US dollars).
One thing that’s been consistently true of Sony’s OmniBalance design — "symmetry in all directions," as the company defines it — is that it looks better than it feels. Introduced with the Xperia Z a year ago, this design language has propagated throughout Sony’s mobile portfolio, lending the company’s products a sophisticated and classy appearance, but it ultimately comes at a cost.
31 January 2014
Summary: With the Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony set out to condense its flagship Z1 smartphone into a smaller form factor, but it’s ended up producing something even better. Though smaller on the spec sheet, the Compact’s battery actually outlasts the Z1’s, while the upgraded IPS display imbues the new phone with an air of quality and modernity that Sony’s phones have until now lacked.
Pros: Best screen on a Sony smartphone to date, Battery is a gift that keeps on giving, Flagship performance in a compact size, Waterproof and built to last
Cons: Not as friendly to the palm as curvier phones, Camera is hindered by over-processing of images, Doesn’t ship with the latest version of Android, but does include bloatware
Summary: Powered by a top-end, quad-core processor and featuring the best camera we've experienced on an Android smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best smartphone in its class. But the perks come with a premium £450 price tag.
Pros: Sleek but rugged design, powerful performance, great camera, above average battery
Cons: Screen can look slightly washed out, runs using older Android version
Summary: Sony made big promises about its mini smartphone, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, and today I find out if the best of Sony and outstanding performance really is inside this ultra-portable phone. The quality of this mini smartphone is evident from the moment you pick it up and the solid one-piece aluminium frame oozes craftsmanship and is detailed right down to the alumium power on/off button.
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