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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

Specifications

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
4.6 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 319 PPI, TRILUMINOS Display, X-Reality, Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, sRGB 138%, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 32 GB 
, 22.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: MicroSD up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Fingerprint reader, Acceleration sensor, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Compass, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Miracast, DLNA, Google Cast, USB-OTG, aptX HD Audio
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE Cat. 15, Downloads up to 800 MBit/s, Uploads up to 80 MBit/s, Nano SIM, Head SAR 1.36 W/kg, Body SAR 1.32 W/kg, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.3 x 129 x 64 ( = 0.37 x 5.08 x 2.52 in)
Battery
2700 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 19 MPix 1/2.3" Exmor RS, 25 mm wide angle G lens, F2.0, Pixel spacing 1.22 μm, BIONZ image processor, 960 frames per second for videos in Super Slow Motion, 8x digital zoom
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix 1/4" Exmor R, 18 mm super wide angle for 120 degree angle of vision
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, Style Cover Stand SCSG60, Stereo Bluetooth headset SBH24, Stereo headset STH32, 24 Months Warranty, USB Type-C, fanless
Weight
143 g ( = 5.04 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 30 g ( = 1.06 oz / 0.07 pounds)
Price
599 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.66% - good
Average of 37 scores (from 80 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 89%, features: 86%, display: 78% mobility: 88%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 92%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

89.3% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
A wolf in sheep's clothing. Housed in its little 4.6-inch case, the Sony Xperia XZ1 embraces an understated style. But underneath that unassuming exterior lurks a full-fledged, high-end smartphone that can compete with the likes of the Apple iPhone 8 and other heavyweights. It is also one of the first smartphones to run Android 8.0. Here you will find everything you need to know about this little Sony powerhouse.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact reviewed: Are first impressions always correct?
Source: V3.co.uk English
All this is a shame because its form factor offers buyers a bit of choice at the high-ish-end where devices are only getting bigger and bigger, and ultimately it's a very sound device with a great screen, good camera and plenty of power.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2017
85% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: small but powerful
Source: Android Authority English
But ultimately what it boils down to is how much that compact form factor is worth to you. After all that is the main appeal of this phone. In this day and age a small sized smartphone with flagship specs is hard to come by and if one handed usability is your main priority, you won’t find a phone that does it better than the XZ1 Compact.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 78% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%
70% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: Trusted Reviews English
If you’re the kind of person who wants a small phone then these days your options are rather limited. Thankfully, then, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is a decent option. While you might be sacrificing screen size, this isn’t at the expense of performance. In addition, you benefit from stellar battery life too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: PC Mag English
With a 4.6-inch screen, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is the smallest, most powerful premium Android phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: A mini handset with flagship features
Source: It Pro English
With a budget price, superb camera, and a performance on par with some of the industry's best smartphones, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is a mid-range marvel.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Simply put, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a remarkable little phone. While it has its flaws and annoyances, while it is undoubtedly a device targeting a niche audience, having it as a daily driver for a week was a genuinely fun and refreshing experience. Indeed, bigger isn’t necessarily better, especially if practicality and convenience are your top priorities when picking a phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact review: A safe bet for flagship chasers
Source: Hardware Zone English
Of course, if a 4.6-inch display is too small to your liking, then the XZ1 Compact doesn't stand a chance. If you’re not a size queen, the XZ1 Compact is easily Sony’s most ambitious attempt thus far – after all, it’s not about the size, but how you use it. If you like small flagship phones with modern specs and features, it’s your best bet.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
Source: Stuff TV English
Sure, you don't get the same HDR-ready screen as the XZ1, but that just means battery life won't take a beating whenever you stream a bit of Netflix - and the trouser-friendly size means you won’t have to hunt down jeans with giant pockets, either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Review: The little smartphone that could
Source: Recombu English
Sony has restored the good name of its Compact range with this latest offering. The £499 asking price takes you most of the way to the full flagship experience offered up by standard Xperia XZ1, with the last £100 difference manifesting in the XZ1 Compact's comparatively underwhelming screen tech.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
Source: Techradar English
The Xperia XZ1 Compact may look similar to previous phones from Sony, but it packs a punch and is perhaps the best small-form-factor Android phone around right now, making it a great choice if you want a device you can use one-handed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
Source: GSM Arena English
Now, the XZ1 Compact’s screen is about the size and resolution of an iPhone 7 or 8 – which is to say no worse than some of the best-selling phones around. Yet, from a purely Android perspective the screen size and resolution are some two-three years behind. What’s wrong – the size or the perspective? Can you blame Sony for focusing on the performance? Most midrange phones today come with 5-inch full-HD screens and offer reasonable speed and productivity. An edge in performance is a lot less tangible than a few fractions of an inch of screen diagonal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
70% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
Source: PC Advisor English
There might not be any one thing that's overly exciting about the new XZ1 phones. However, the Compact model is particularly attractive and almost unique in the Android market. It provides top-notch specs in a smaller package and includes waterproofing again. It's actually more powerful than its bigger brother thanks to the 720p screen and has the same camera making it a great choice for those wanting a smaller phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Compact is Sony’s most interesting line of phones, simply because there isn’t anything else quite like it on the market. This is the only Android phone boasting both high-end components and camera, but which isn’t a phablet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2017
Hands-on: Sony Xperia XZ1 & XZ1 Compact at IFA 2017
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Xperia XZ1 will be made available in Europe at the beginning of next week, while the XZ1 Compact would only be available later in September this year. Sony has yet to announce when they will be bringing in the phones, but we can’t wait to get them for our in-depth review.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Hands-On
Source: Android Headlines English
Sony’s Xperia XZ1 Compact is a great “little” smartphone with some flagship specs. The only spec that isn’t really flagship is the screen resolution. Which putting a Quad HD display on a 4.6-inch smartphone is a bit overkill, and Sony doesn’t think it needs to sacrifice performance for a higher resolution display. Which is something Huawei has done too – but recently gave in with the Quad HD fad. The only issue with the Xperia XZ1 Compact is the price tag, and the fact that it is only available unlocked and not at retailers. But it’s tough to say anything bad about this device. It’s a powerful little guy that is great for those looking for something smaller these days.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2017
Hands-on: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
Source: PC Advisor English
There might not be any one thing that's overly exciting about the new XZ1 phones. However, the Compact model is particularly attractive and almost unique in the Android market. It provides top-notch specs in a smaller package and includes waterproofing again. It's likely to be one of the cheapest phones with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: PC Mag English
The Xperia XZ1 Compact is shaping up to be the most powerful phone you can comfortably use with just one hand. Sony's challenge, as always, will be to sell it in a market where very few people buy unlocked phones that aren't from Apple, Google, or Blu.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Since this is essentially a first encounter, it is a bit too early to discuss software or performance. We are dealing with an early unit in every sense of the word. However, it might be worth mentioning that the phone at our disposal seems to run a mostly familiar Xperia Launcher, at least visually, that is. This might, very well, be subject to change, but it does seem like Sony is thankfully not trying to mend what is not broken. Not severely, in any case. The company has also promised both the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will launch, running Oreo.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a lovely little device that brings the Compact range back to form.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
It sure beats buying jeans with bigger pockets, anyway. We'll be giving the XZ1 Compact a full review a little closer to launch, so be sure to check back for a decisive verdict.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Hands on Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Sony nails the small premium smartphone niche
Source: T3 English
We're really impressed by the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, it's refreshing to see Sony doing something different to everyone else.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact Hands-on: That same Sony style
Source: Mobile Syrup English
I briefly got a chance to wear a prototype model. The headphones were comfortable and though music was playing in my ear, I was also able to facilitate a conversation without getting distracted. Once again, however, what I tested was just a prototype still in the concept design phase.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Hands on: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
Source: Techradar English
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a promising step forward for the popular one-handed-use series. If Sony can keep the price down, deciding on a capable and pocketable smartphone in the tail end of 2017 is going to get much more difficult.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2017
Sony XZ1 and XZ1 Compact Quick Review: Can High-end Camera Tricks Convince You To Buy Them?
Source: Unbox English
Sony has officially taken the wraps off of two new phones here in IFA, Berlin. Both the XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact feel like toned-down versions of Sony’s newest flagship smartphone, sporting similar hardware and camera tricks sans the 4K display. Unfortunately, the two phones don’t stray away from Sony’s established (read: dated) OmniBalance design technology, and at $700, faces stiff competition from devices launched earlier this year.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2017

Foreign Reviews

92% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact im Test: Kompakte Power
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 91% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
91% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Kleines Kraftpaket
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 94% features: 92% display: 94% mobility: 93%
80% Die Rückkehr Der Starken Kompaktklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alternativlos für Freunde kleiner Smartphones
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2017
100% Sony startet Herbstoffensive
Source: Connect - 01/10/17 German
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Ergonomie-Kraftpaket mit Android 8.0
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 (Compact)
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2017
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Die Wiederauferstehung des kleinen Flaggschiffs
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia™ XZ1 Compact
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2017
XZ1 Compact ist ein starker Premium-Zwerg
Source: n-tv German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/23/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Smartphone, großer Preis
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2017
Ergonomie-Kraftpaket mit Android 8.0
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/21/2017
90% kleines Smartphones ganz groß
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 82% mobility: 93%
Die Rückkehr Der Starken Kompaktklasse
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony bringt das kompakte Oberklasse-Smartphone zurück
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact klein und stark
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
70% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
76% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% features: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Análisis del Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
88% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Análisis de un pequeño gran móvil
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 88%
Sony Xperia XZ1 tras un mes uso: sonido y un Android 8.0 optimizado son las claves del más rebelde
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; fast system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Móvil Sony Xperia Xz1 Compact
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Decent display; good hardware; nice cameras; long battery life; quick charging; good connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2017
87% Recensione Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: una piccola belva
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 85% features: 90% display: 75% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 100%
80% Sony Xperia Xz1 Compact Recensione: Il Ritorno Del Top Di Gamma Compatto
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Recensione Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 70% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
83% Il ritorno del top di gamma compatto: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
82% RECENSIONE SONY Xperia XZ1 compact
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 75% display: 82% mobility: 95% workmanship: 75%
Recensione Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Android Oreo
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; good price; light weight; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2018
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: un grande smartphone in un piccolo guscio
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; high autonomy; excellent performance; support waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2017
Sony Xperia Xz1 Compact Hands-On: Il Ritorno Del Top Di Gamma Compatto
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice software.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
[Ifa 2017] Sony Xperia Xz1 E Xperia Xz1 Compact: Poche Novità In Formato Compatto
Source: Cinafoniaci Italian IT→EN
Positive: Compact size; decent display; good hardware; nice cameras. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; short battery life.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2017
[Ifa 2017] Sony Xperia XZ1 E Xperia XZ1 Compact: Poche Novità In Formato Compatto
Source: Cinafoniaci Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; support waterproof; decent hardware. Negative: Short battery life.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2017
80% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: klassieker herboren
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact - Kleine blauwgrijze muis
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
Source: Nieuwe Mobiel.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice display; good stamina. Negative: Mediocre design; many bloatwares.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2017
80% Test Sony Xperia Xz1 Compact : L'Atypique Petit Haut De Gamme
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60%
80% Test Du Sony Xperia Xz1 Compact : Le Grand Retour Des Smartphones Compacts
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact : notre prise en main en direct de l’IFA de Berlin ! [Vidéo]
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; decent hardware; nice cameras. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/04/2017
Prise En Main Du Sony Xperia Xz1 Compact : Le Grand Retour Des Smartphones Compacts
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; ligh weight; nice design; decent hardware; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
84% Recenzja Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. To prawdopodobnie najlepszy smartfon z ekranem poniżej 5 cali
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
78% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90%
Test, recenzja, opinia – Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact (G8441) – nie bierz iPhone’a SE, weź tę Xperię!
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice performance; good cameras; light weight.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/19/2018
W małym ciele świetny smartfon – recenzja Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; decent performance; fast system; good speakers; nice cameras; solid workmanship; memory card slot. Negative: Mediocre design; short battery life; no dual SIM; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2017
86% Смартфон Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 98% display: 90% mobility: 68%
Обзор смартфона Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: компактный крепыш
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice design; high performance; decent cameras; good speakers. Negative: Plastic case; thick frame; only one sim slot; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2017
Смартфон Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; support waterproof; top performance; nice dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2017
Recenze: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact – na velikosti záleží
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; pleasant ergonomy; nice display; high performance; good speakers; long battery life. Negative: Plastic case; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: král malých smartphonů (recenze)
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; excellent speakers; USB-C; nice design; fast fingerprint sensor; high performance. Negative: No dual sim; high price; many bloatwares.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2017
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact recenze: prcek s pořádným srdcem
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; high performance; fast fingerprint sensor; nice cameras; good speakers; support waterproof and dust avoiding. Negative: No quick charger; USB 2.0 only; many bloatwares.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2017
Đánh giá Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact: Điện thoại màn hình nhỏ có còn sống tốt?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; quick charging; decent cameras; nice performance; good display. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2017
Sony ra mắt Xperia XZ1, XZ Compact với khả năng chụp hình 3D
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Top cameras; slim size; light weight; excellent speakers; decent hardware.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2017
Trên tay Xperia XZ1 Compact: Snapdragon 835, màn hình 4.6 inch, đối thủ iPhone SE
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Compact size; good hardware; nice cameras; support waterproof and dust avoiding. Negative: Plastic case; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2017
85% Test Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
83% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact test – lille og hurtig smartphone
Source: Mere Mobil.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
82% Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%

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Model: Sony’s Xperia XZ1 Compact tries to prove that a 4.6-inch smartphone has some relevance in 2017. Like the XZ1, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact has received a bit of a shake-up in terms of design over its predecessor. While it is still boxier than the larger flagship, its edges have been slightly rounded off for a more ergonomic feel in the hand. The XZ1 Compact is IP65/68 rated, which means it will even survive a dunk underwater. It has a teeny tiny 4.6-inch, 1,280 x 720 display, slips into any pocket with ease and, best of all, it is considerably cheaper than its larger cousin. It does not scrimp on the specifications, though, including Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage, which is expandable via microSD card by up to 256 GB. The XZ1 Compact returns nearly identical multi-core and single-core CPU scores to 2017’s other Snapdragon 835-equipped handsets. Indeed, thanks to its lower resolution display, it delivers superior graphics test results as well. There is also a 19 MP camera on the back, which supports Sony’s new 3D scanning tech. The XZ1 Compact’s 19 MP f/2.0 rear camera is identical to the regular XZ1’s and benefits from Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) for seriously stable video. The excellent “predictive” phase-detect and laser autofocus also makes another appearance, for speedy hassle-free shooting in all sorts of lighting conditions. Given the higher pixel count, pictures looked much crisper than those taken with the OnePlus 5, capturing plenty of detail in intricate brickwork and foliage.

The 3D scanning tech is simple to use: just map a face, head, food or any other object with the rear camera by following the dotted lines that appear onscreen. A user can then re-scan to fill in more intricate details with the camera, and tap to confirm when the user is ready to begin rendering. The 4.6-inch 720p display feels old hat in 2017. However, aside from the sub-Full HD resolution, the XZ1 Compact’s display is superb. Color accuracy is terrific, especially with the phone’s “professional” display mode engaged. It covers 89 % of the sRGB color gamut, the contrast ratio reaches an impressive 1,280:1, while brightness peaks at a glaring 611 cd/m². This is one fabulous smartphone display to have. The Xperia XZ1 Compact launches with Android Oreo onboard, and it is one of the first phones to be available with the new software. Sony’s own UI sits over the top and it is great to have the latest version of Android to use here. There are also dual-firing speakers on the front of the phone, which makes for great audio performance while listening to music or watching videos on the phone. If audio quality is a key feature for a user, this is another reason to buy the Xperia XZ1 Compact.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 540: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Slighly optimized architecture compared to the Adreno 530 but with higher clock speed due to the new 10 nm process. In the beginning of 2017 one of the fastest graphics cards for Android based smartphones. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
835: High-End SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2017 and manufactured in 10 nm LPE FinFET at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 280 at 2.45 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 280 at 1.9 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X16 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
4.6":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.143 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


81.66%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09- 7 (Update: 2017-09- 7)