Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: Mini gone big

28 January 2014
Sony is the first to deliver a smartphone, which wouldn’t let size get in the way of performance or screen quality. It’s no accident that it’s called the Compact version of Xperia Z1 rather than a mini...

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  • Hani

Its been 4 years that I have Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and never failed me. only 2 times I changed the battery and I can open heavy files with it easily. I Love it, it is a loyal phone :_)

  • norber

Great 4g enabled phone
Only mediocre battery life
Sorry sony but galaxy s3 took far better pics...

  • Khalid

How can I prepare battery for Z1 compact ??
Or how can I get new one

  • ane

I'm going to second it good??

  • AnonD-341631

Himonshu Pathade , 04 Jul 2015Does not work properly in Lollipop Android. Never update to... moreLollipop 5.1.1 has Available
better Ram Management & Battery Life
Enjoy !!!

  • Himonshu Pathade

Does not work properly in Lollipop Android. Never update to Lollipop . Battery 🔋 doesn't work properly .

  • Fritsie

Great phone I love the performance

  • Roy

Z1 Compact & Z3 Compact is the best Android in "normal size"

  • Anonymous

Camera wise it an awesome feat for Sony,

Been using their phones since SE K800 to this day as z1c

What I am longing now is a xenon flash on their smartphones..

  • AnonD-327776

Very poor camera performance in Auto Mode!!! My former HTC One Mini made much better shots and videos in Auto Mode without exaggeration. Just see other members comments. Pitty for Sony!

  • AnonD-321148

I love the professionalism of your reviews.
This is by all means an excellent phone and you just proofed it.

  • philter

The camera is very good, and the hardware is capable of filming at 120fps and full 4k video. That's unreal for a phone! I've tried and it works like a dream.

  • Taka

Guys How do u change the Date settings in Album ? My Pictures are getting stored in the wrong folder dates...The Pics i take today are stored in a folder named May 1997 even if my time and date settings are just fine...Please Help me

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

  • AnonD-288834

ghenceaRO, 10 Aug 2014See the Samsung S4 mini camera how works, just compare the ... moreSamsung camera can never be better than sony forget mini even S5 is much lower compared for Z1 compact and thats the reason to switch from away from plastic phones of samsung

  • ghenceaRO

See the Samsung S4 mini camera how works, just compare the videos. And then you have the answer why Sony is not even close to the top5 guys. But the price is above Samsung so practically I pay more for less.

  • AnonD-250158

Still the best mini...

  • Kurt Nicobain

dott, 12 Mar 2014My z1 compact's battery doesn't last, please what do I do?The perfect smartphone for me. Future of the smartphones..

  • AnonD-212284

I hope the price woukd drop in a frw months cos right now this is a damn expensive phone. Same price with the G2 and S4 or maybe higher. I never liked sony cos of its UI but I don't know this phone is quite a beast.

  • Andrew

john , 12 May 2014I m facing this charging problem You can get magnetic charger cable, it pops onto the little port on the side. Either 3rd-party ones for $2-5 or Sony-branded for a little more. Although all three of my 3rd-party ones have stopped charging after a few weeks. I did buy the cheapest ones around, though..

  • john

hkboy, 26 Apr 2014z1c is good fast performance. Sharp screen, camarea excell... moreI m facing this charging problem