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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
alaScore 92

3370 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3370 reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and usability are overall positive. The performance and portability also get good reviews.

size, portability, performance, usability, camera

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 246 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The performance and usability also get good opinions.

portability, usability, performance, size, camera

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact SIM-Free Android Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia Z1 Compact SIM-Free Android Smartphone - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the size and camera are on the whole positive. The usability and portability also get good reviews, but there are some mixed reviews about the GPS navigation and reception.

performance, portability, usability, camera, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Android Smartphone (Black) International Version No WarrantySony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Android Smartphone (Black) International Version No Warranty

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People really like the performance.

performance

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 D5503-BK Compact Unlocked Smartphone (Black)Sony Xperia Z1 D5503-BK Compact Unlocked Smartphone (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

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...

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

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: James Trew (engadget.com)

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.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review:

 

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.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: Mini gone big

 

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with 42Mbps HSPA; 150Mbps LTE, 4.3" 16M-color 720p capacitive touchscreen Triluminos display (342pixel density); X-Reality engine; shatter proof and scratch-resistant glass, Android OS v4.3 Jelly Bean with custom UI,...

Weak LED flash, Non-user-replaceable battery, Below average loudspeaker performance (probably due to level of waterproofing)

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the first phone to give up the name but rightfully claim the true title of a flagship mini. It took a while too, considering we've had "minis" for a couple of generations now. It is, without exaggeration, unique in its...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z1S review: Killer flagship phone brought down by weak display

 

At least in the US, Sony has yet to create a blockbuster smartphone on par with the Samsung Galaxy S4 or Google Nexus 5 . With the Xperia Z1S, its latest flagship handset, the company makes a brave attempt at a smoother sail in American waters, but a...

The Sony Xperia Z1S has a striking, waterproof design, a fast processor, and a feature-packed camera that takes quality pictures.

The Xperia Z1S' screen pales in comparison with other flagship smartphones' displays. The handset’s glass chassis feels slippery and collects prints and smudges easily.

The Xperia Z1S is the most impressive smartphone Sony has ever sold on any carrier, but an inferior screen makes Samsung's Galaxy handsets better deals.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

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...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: pallabhazarika (nothingwired.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: Full In-depth Hands-on

 

Mini versions of the actual smartphones have become very popular these days. Companies take out these so called Mini versions which are rather smaller, cheaper replicas of their elder brothers. These are meant to give the feel of the high end flagship...

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes for about Rs. 33,000 and at this price point the only competitor for this phone is the Nexus 5. It features the stock Android ROM and can be slight faster but the Xperia Z1 Compact is certainly better than the Nexus 5...

May, 2014

Expert review by: thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review

 

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...

Premium look and finish, Fast performance and high-end hardware, 20.7MP camera works great, Waterproof and dust proof certification, Great battery life

Glass finish is prone to fingerprints, Flaps for water protection do not seem reliable, Average loudspeaker performance, Not as slim as the Xperia Z1

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review

 

It certainly has its target market — those who yearn for a powerful handset in a not-so-huge form factor.

Mar, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7

Design

Standard colour:Black / Green

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes