Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact

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  • Mr. Horsepower

Miha, 07 Apr 2021I am still using this phone and I wish if Sony would make a... moreI agree! I'd love to see a new Xperia with a powerhouse Snapdragon processor, a 16:9 5-inch screen AND the 72.3% screen-to-body ratio of the GalaxyS4! Add a memory card slot, a headphone jack, and a removable battery! Just build a new Xperia ZR with these specs! It was IP58 WATER-RESISTANT, had a docking station with only battery charging contacts (not the damaging-prone micro-USB port) and had an articulating antenna too! I still have mine!

  • Anonymous

Miha, 07 Apr 2021I am still using this phone and I wish if Sony would make a... moredito!

why have they not gave the XZ2 an audio jack?????

  • Mobius

Donquie, 04 Apr 2021Why did Sony only stop providing software updates after one... moreThey stop updates because they want you to buy their new phone. However, they are kind enough to continue providing support with instructions to build Android 11 for the XZ1 Compact and other maintained legacy devices on their Developer World Open Devices Portal.

  • Miha

I am still using this phone and I wish if Sony would make another compact flagship with a good battery life, earphone jack, good camera and water resistance.

  • Donquie

Why did Sony only stop providing software updates after one major update ? From Android 8.0 to Android 9.0 only ? They could have at least given us Android 10, couldn't they?

  • Pop

Can anyone tell me, how can I connect otg on xz1 compact? When I connect the Kingston USB flash drive or mouse. I get nothing!

  • chris

for me the battery life is good.. still fast in 2021..

  • Mahdi Suroosh

Have been using this phone for a while, found it extremely good. Thought bough it 2nd hand for 60$.

  • Telus Detective

Macbeth, 15 Feb 2021Aside from the Sony Ericsson R300 and R306, there aren'... moreReplying to a reply of a really old post that I don't want to dig up:
There's no AM radio in phones or audio/MP3 players because the electronics create interference with AM.

  • AL Bundy

I have been using sony xperia xz1 compact for three years now and what a phone! Truly remarkable! No issues at all. And it was been used hard, mostly streaming youtube, using navigation, various apps and it is still going strong. I had z1c before but that had poor camera, however this one so much better. I still get 5 hours of wifi surfing after all those years. Great size for pocket, fast and solid as rock. Well done sony!

Anonymous, 09 Jan 2018As a former Z1c and now Z5c user, I wonder if it is time fo... moreAside from the Sony Ericsson R300 and R306, there aren't really any phones with AM radios. It's just FM.

  • Magskold

Great phone. Have had it for 3 years now. Build quality and reliability far superior to the Z1c I had before. Only downside might be the sharp edges. But if you have some kind of case that's not an issue.

Eldamri, 23 Jan 2021Hi Guys is this phone still viable as daily driver in 2021?... moreDon't under estimate the Samsung S10e, whilst it's not much smaller over the standard S10 it's a total different beast in your hand and really feels compact, a brilliant little Flagship phone from Samsung and sadly, like the XZ1C, probably the last of the Compacts from the likes of Samsung.

I still have my XZ1C but sadly had to stop using it as I really did need a Dual SIM, which Sony never made
in this model dispite it did have a name G8442 but was never produced, hence where the S10e Duos came in.

Another good handset from a couple of years back is the Nokia 8 Sirocco, another Flagship limited edition in a compact size just a tad bigger the the ZX1C, it's a bit of a Marmite Flavour phone but fits well in one hand once you get used to it, Nokia really did miss a trick by not calling this phone a Compact.

I've started using 5G in my area now, so again was on the hunt for a 5G Dual SIM Compact, near impossible task if I'm honest, but currently using the Huawei P40, not the P40 lite, Pro or Pro+ just the P40, good spec phone with a 6.1 screen and due the the good screen to body ratio again fits well in one hand, quiet a nice phone if I'm honest but then you've got the lack of Google Services issue, you can kinda get around this using Dual Space Apps but it's never going to be a proper Certified Google Device , so Security could be at Risk.

Just got an XZ1 Compact from eBay. My third Sony Compact (previously Z1C, Z5C which I broke changing the battery). Got the XZ1C after trying a paving slab called Huawei P20 Pro for two weeks but couldn't hack it (or bend over when in my pocket).

The XZ1C is the sweet spot for me. More RAM than Z5C, faster and still has the 3.5mm socket. Shame the attachment point for a strap went though. I think the XZ1C went under the radar - according to gsmarena it was only out for 6 months before being replaced by the XZ2C and I only discovered it by accident. It is however smaller and thinner than the XZ2C and ask me if I care that it is 'only' 1280x720. I only just got a TV that was better than that...

  • jburn

Fromhell, 27 Jan 2021Which Sony store is still selling the xz1 compact? just bought a new one on aliexpress

  • Fromhell

dankcuddlybear, 24 Jan 2021Absolutely. It's a wonderful device, it has an excelle... moreWhich Sony store is still selling the xz1 compact?

dankcuddlybear, 24 Jan 2021Absolutely. It's a wonderful device, it has an excelle... moreThanks as long as it serves it's purpose. I think i'll get this xz1c. There's rumor that sony will make another compact phone but not sure on how small the phone is.

Anonymous, 23 Jan 2021I use mine every Day. I can not find a small enough alterna... moreThanks for answering. Just can't find the perfect size phone these days and i prefer the small footprint.

  • dankcuddlybear

Eldamri, 23 Jan 2021Hi Guys is this phone still viable as daily driver in 2021?... moreAbsolutely. It's a wonderful device, it has an excellent camera and is super fast. You can still buy one from the official Sony website. However, the fingerprint sensor can be tricky to use sometimes. Also it only supports up to Android 9.0 officially, though it will probably be supported for many years, and you can install a custom ROM if you want a newer version of Android.

  • Anonymous

Eldamri, 23 Jan 2021Hi Guys is this phone still viable as daily driver in 2021?... moreI use mine every Day. I can not find a small enough alternative to upgrade. Works well.