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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact / D5503

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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review

thinkdigit.com
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
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Overall 9
8.5

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review

TechSpot
19 March 2014
  • Conclusion: The Xperia Z1 Compact occupies an interesting area of the market with little competition, positioning itself as high-end device in a compact body. Some may see it as nearly a win by default for Sony, but there are genuinely many reasons why you should consider this handset for yourself. Inside the Z1 Compact you’re getting a powerful, top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC that monsters any tasks given to it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: The best ‘mini’ Android flagship by a mile

Tech2
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: small phone, big performance

pocketnow.com
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).
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Overall 8
8.2
Design 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 9
9.0
Display 9
9.0
Camera 8
8.0
Software 6
6.0

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.

theverge.com
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
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 7
6.7
Features 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

PC Pro
21 February 2014
  • Conclusion: Great battery life and superb performance in an attractive waterproof package; what’s not to like?
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

v3.co.uk
5 February 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

T3
30 January 2014
  • Summary: Are the the super-sized Google Nexus 5 and LG G2 too big for your mitts? If so, check out our Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review Sony has produced a smaller, more affordable version of its flagship Xperia Z1 Android phone. Check out our Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on review...
  • Pros: Premium waterproof design, Brilliant 4.3-inch display, Powerful processor, Premium waterproof design, Brilliant 4.3-inch display, Powerful processor
  • Cons: Lack of Android 4.4, Sony’s UI feels slightly dated, Lack of Android 4.4, Sony’s UI feels slightly dated
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact : High-End für die Hosentasche

netzwelt
12 September 2014
  • Summary: Wer ein High-End-Smartphone mit kompaktem Format sucht, muss nicht mehr automatisch zum iPhone 5s greifen. Das Sony Xperia Z1 Compact sieht schick aus, ist schnell, wasserdicht, macht gute Fotos und passt bequem in die Hosentasche. Ein fast perfektes Smartphone - wäre da nicht die mäßige Sprachqualität.
  • Pros: handlicher Formfaktor, taub- und wasserdicht, leistungsstark, gute Kamera
  • Cons: mäßige Sprachqualität, Android 4.4 wird erst per Update nach geliefert
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Overall 8
8.2

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact teszt: Ismerős kicsiben

PC World Online
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: A Sony Xperia sorozatának egyik legfrissebb darabja végre szakít az óriáskijelzős mobil-trendekkel és azoknak is kedvez, akik csúcsminőségű Androidos...
  • Pros: Kis méret | Erős hardver | Víz- és porálló | Kiváló kamera
  • Cons: Magas ár
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