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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 790 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the screen and value for money. The usability and design are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 198 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

 

Making a mini version of a flagship phone is the latest trend among smartphone makers and to some extent, we have Samsung to thank (or blame) for this. The reason for doing this is so that consumers can have the next best thing to the flagship, which...

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...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: a good thing in a small(ish) package

 

Last year, Sony finally reached the end of the alphabet with its Xperia Z. It wasn't just that the company ran out of letters, though: With the Xperia Z,

Flagship-caliber specs ; Premium build quality ; Excellent performance, long battery life ; Great camera ; Improved display offers better viewing angles than older Sony handsets

More expensive than other "mini" phones ; Minor software issues

Sony has set the benchmark for mini-flagships. With strong build quality and robust performance, the Z1 Compact will be a welcome arrival for anyone who prefers smaller devices.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact packs the same blisteringly powerful quad-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity and 20-megapixel camera as Sony's top-end Xperia Z1 . It has a 4.3-inch display, rather than the palm-stretching 5 inches of its brother, making it...

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.

It's not running the latest version of Android and some of Sony's software tweaks don't really add anything to the experience.

With its powerful processor, great camera, decent screen and gorgeous, waterproof design, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the best small Android phone around.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact hands-on: First look

 

We recently had the chance to get some hands-on time with Sony's new flagship in miniature, the Xperia Z1 Compact. The little fella packs flagship-grade specs into a much smaller footprint than most of today's premium smartphones.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: when smaller is better

 

For the longest time, the prevailing trend with mobile phones was to take last year's handset and make it smaller. Shave a few millimeters off, shed a couple of grams, and give users the same experience but in a leaner shell. The rise of smartphones...

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

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

Unparalleled combination of power, size, and battery life

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review

 

We don't necessarily have to view the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact as an alternative to the popular Android flagships that are currently available. There is another function that Sony's latest handset might be willing to perform, and that is to compete with...

Stylish, compact design ; Cutting-edge performance ; Great camera ; Water- and dust-resistnace (IP 58)

Relatively small display ; Minor UI issues

With the Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony has made an important move that will make its smartphone line-up considerably more approachable. The Z1 is a powerful and well-rounded product, but its imposing size meant that there will undoubtedly be a lot of people...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

 

Is the solution to the Z1 conundrum to make it smaller?

Flagship specs ; Waterproof ; Decent battery life

Poor bundled services ; Awful low light photography ; Glass back prone to smudges

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the perfect device for those who think that some of the leading smartphones are just too big, but still want the best specs on the market.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Android smartphone review

 

A flagship smartphone in a comfortable 4.3-inch body

Flagship specs in small body ; Great camera ; Waterproof

Ordinary looking

Sony has achieved something special with the Xperia Z1 Compact. The company has created an excellent phone — first. Then they’ve added wonderful features to it, like the high resolution camera, exquisite display and its I’m-not-scared-of-water...

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

 

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is one of the first smaller-displayed devices to launch in recent years that can claim flagship status. It's something that fans have been calling for for some time: a device that's small, but packs as powerful a punch as the...

Design works at this size, plenty of power, excellent battery performance, great display and viewing angles

Prone to scratching, launches on Android 4.3 and software hasn't moved on very far

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

A small phone with big ambitions. It's fantastic.

Great screen ; Solid battery life ; Premium design and materials ; Waterproof to 1.5m

Disappointing camera ; Back scratches too easily

There are the two new colours that the Z1 Compact comes in: lime and pink. Both are surprisingly tasteful, helped by the lightly coloured shaved aluminium edges of the frame. The other colours are black and white – similar to the Z1 but with a slightly...

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.3 Jellybean
Operator:A1 TELEKOM / Debitel / EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
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