Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

price N/A launch Feb, 2014

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 12 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Premium, one-piece, aluminium design
  • Top notch build quality
  • Feels great to hold
  • Compact
  • Water proof
  • Excellent display with good colours, viewing angles and contrast
  • Android interface
  • Blazing fast performance throughout
  • Good call quality
  • Decent camera
  • Good battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Glass build susceptible to scratches, grease and dust (so using a case is a good idea)

12 expert review(s)


video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.3, Upgradeable to 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size4.3 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 342 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • Triluminos
  • X-Reality
  • Shatter proof and scratch Resistant
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Krait 400
GPUAdreno 330
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 64 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2300 mAh
Battery Standby670 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)600 hrs
Battery Talktime10.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)18.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight137 gm
Thickness9.5 mm
Camera
Camera20.7 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 1/2.3'' sensor size
  • Touch Focus
  • Face Detection
  • Image Stabilization
  • HDR both picture/film
  • Panorama Shot
  • Video Stabilization
  • Exmor RS
  • Burst mode
  • BIONZ for mobile image processor engine
  • Sony G Lens
  • Object tracking
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Smile shutter
  • Superior Auto
  • Touch capture
Secondary Camera2.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes (limited band support)
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • BRAVIA Engine 2
  • Dust Proof
  • Water Resistant
  • Noise Suppression
  • Xperia Socialife
  • Face Unlock
  • Gesture Input
  • Senser-on-lens
  • STAMINA Mode
  • Screenshot Capturing
  • Throw
  • PlayStation Certified
  • SensMe and SensMe Slideshow
  • TV Launcher
  • 3D Surround Sound
  • Clear Audio+
  • Clear Bass
  • Clear Stereo
  • Music Recognition
  • xLoud Experience
  • USB On-The-Go
  • WiFi Direct
  • ANT+
  • Screen Mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Movies Application
  • Sony Entertainment Network
  • WALKMAN Application
  • Info-eye
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.77/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys