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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 256 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the design and camera are generally positive. The performance and size also get good opinions, whereas there are mixed views on the price and screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Simon Hill (digitaltrends.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is one of the few, powerful, small Android phones around, but it's too expensive.

Long battery life ; Fast performance ; Small size ; Android 8.0 Oreo ; Water resistant

Dated design ; Only 32GB of storage ; No fingerprint sensor in U.S. ; Too expensive

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a decent phone with good battery life, great performance, and the latest version of Android. It’s a shame it’s too expensive, looks dull, the lack of a fingerprint sensor is irritating, and the camera simply isn’t as good...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (theverge.com)

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are more of the same

 

The best of 2015 in a 2017 phone

Snappy performance ; Solid build quality ; Video stabilization is on point ; Display has great color and HDR ; A headphone jack!

Android 8.0 would look better with even less of Sony’s skin ; No fingerprint sensor ; Huge bezels

Don’t misunderstand my lack of enthusiasm: the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are definitely usable phones. But, with so many compelling flagship phone duos on the market, I haven’t come across enough reasons to ignore an ocean of similarly priced devices for the...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Sascha Segan, Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

 

With a 4.6-inch screen, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is the smallest, most powerful premium Android phone.

Small Android phone with powerful specs. 3D-scanning feature. Runs Android Oreo. High-resolution audio.

Average battery life. No fingerprint sensor.

For $600, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is the most powerful Android phone you can comfortably use with just one hand. That's increasingly rare to find, and combined with its high-resolution audio and 3D scanning capabilities, the XZ1 Compact is a viable...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Smartphone Review

 

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...

very fast ; stable, high-quality case ; dust- and water-resistant ; Android 8.0 ; quick WLAN module ; accurate GPS ; good cameras ; bright display ; long battery life ; quick charge function

boxy case ; USB port only 2.0 speed ; PWM flicker ; weak power supply impedes quick charge times

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a high-end smartphone with a 4.6-inch display, and such a small form factor has scarcity value. If you are looking for a powerful smartphone that can be easily operated with one hand, this is definitely a device for you....

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Nick Todorov (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Review

 

There's so much more to like about Sony's latest pocket-friendly handset than just size, but ultimately, is its price of $600 justified? Well, perhaps it is...

Outstanding battery life ; Compact dimensions and good grip make it easy to hold ; Powerful hardware ensures smooth operation ; Cool camera perks like Predictive Capture and 960fps slow-motion video

Uncomfortable to use power/lock button ; No fingerprint scanner on US model ; Not the most beautiful phone out there

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Lanh Nguyen (androidauthority.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: small but powerful

 

While most small smartphones sacrifice hardware and specifications, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is one of the few smartphones on the market that delivers a flagship experience in a smaller size. The XZ1 Compact takes all of the important components of...

Small form factor ; Front facing speakers ; Solid build quality ; IP68 certified ; Fast and fluid performance ; Long lasting battery life ; 3D scanning is impressive ; Expandable storage

Underwhelming picture quality ; No fingerprint sensor in the U.S. ; Steep price tag

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact final review: the triumphant return of the compact

 

Last year, Sony released its Xperia X Compact, a small mid-range smartphone. Now, Sony is back with another compact smartphone, but this time it's a flagship. In our final review, we explain exactly what this device is capable of.

Very good battery life ; Easy to use one-handed ; Great performance ; Ships with Android 8.0 ; Good audio quality

Deceptive camera

There's simply no direct competition for Sony's XZ1 Compact, which combines a small size with big power. While it is true that it has only 720p definition, for a screen size of 4.6 inches, that's not a problem at all. What can hinder it, however, is...

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

 

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Super small and super powered, is this the ultimate phone for those who really don't want a phablet?

Swift performance ; Great battery life ; Pocket-friendly design ; IP68 water-resistant

Dated design ; Low-resolution screen ; No wireless charging

Like both the Xperia XZ Premium and Xpera XZ1, the Compact model has a 19-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.0 aperture lens. It similarly uses a ‘memory stacked’ sensor, which means it swaps a limited amount of dedicated RAM for some extra camera trickery...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review

 

Android on a small scale has never looked better

Plenty of power ; Android Oreo out of the box ; The only small-size flagship Android worth your time

Screen is still only 720p ; Camera has processing problems ; Bezels are on the big side

This bantamweight champion of Android phones might pulls a few punches, but there’s nothing better for its size

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact preview: The small powerhouse returns

 

Until last year, the Sony Compact handset was one of our all-time favourite Sony devices. It was hard evidence that good things can come in small packages,

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a lovely little device that brings the Compact range back to form.

Aug, 2017
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