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Xperia XZ1 Compact Review

Created date: 09/30/2018, 22:42:47, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 17:59:26

We've conducted a detailed review of the Xperia XZ1 Compact, looking into its battery, how easy it is to use the camera, and whether the CPU performance is high or low. Not only that, but we've also evaluated how portable and easy to hold it is, as well as how nice the display is.

Features, Performance, and Reviews for the Xperia XZ1 Compact

Xperia XZ1 Compact's size

The Xperia XZ1 Compact is 2.6inches (65mm) wide, 5.0787inches (129mm) tall, and 0.37inches (9.3mm) thick. At this size, a man with large hands would be able to operate it comfortably with one hand, but it may feel a bit large for a woman with small hands. In the case of the Xperia XZ1 Compact, it weighs about 4.9oz (140g). The weight is such that it's hardly noticeable even when using one-handed. However, some people may find it tiring to use for long periods.

Both the size and weight of the Xperia XZ1 Compact make it easy to hold in your hand and are unlikely to cause any trouble when you use it normally.

The CPU performance of Xperia XZ1 Compact

The Xperia XZ1 Compact has an extremely high processing power of 2.45GHz+1.9GHz×8(OctaCore), so it can smoothly run any app out there with ease. Its performance ranks among the top-class of all smartphones released to date. It's well suited to running even the most demanding of 3D games with ease.

The Xperia XZ1 Compact has 4GB of RAM, so it has plenty of space. In rare cases this amount of RAM might not be sufficient, but there shouldn't be too much stress on the machine with this amount.

The Xperia XZ1 Compact has the overall operating speed of a high-end smartphone, so it will hardly ever cause you trouble. But you might need to be careful when using heavy apps like 3D games a lot.

Xperia XZ1 Compact's storage capacity

The Xperia XZ1 Compact has 32GB of data storage, which is plenty for taking photos, but for people who frequently shoot videos or have lots of games installed, this may not feel like enough space.

Since the Xperia XZ1 Compact is compatible with SD cards, you'll be able to easily expand your storage capacity; you won't need to worry about how much internal space it has.

Xperia XZ1 Compact's screen

The Xperia XZ1 Compact has a 4.6 inch screen. The iPhone X has a big screen, which very likely won't ever trouble you. Just be aware that it's not a very good size for writing long blocks of text.

The screen of the Xperia XZ1 Compact is very clear, so you'll likely have no complaints on that front. However, you should be cautious about viewing things in 4k definition.

The camera function of Xperia XZ1 Compact

The Xperia XZ1 Compact has a 19 MP main camera that lets you take photos and videos in a quite high resolution. You may be a little dissatisfied with it in some situations, for example when you want to capture scenery in very high resolution or print out beautiful photos, but this should not be an issue you run into very often.

The Xperia XZ1 Compact comes with a 8 MP pixel camera, which is a standard level. It's perfectly fine for selfies, but may be not as satisfying if you wish to take photos of large numbers of people, or make printouts.

The battery performance of Xperia XZ1 Compact

The Xperia XZ1 Compact has a relatively large battery with 2700mAh. The Xperia XZ1 Compact has a good battery life compared to other smartphones. You won't feel stressed even if you spend all day surfing the web or on Twitter and you can also watch videos or play games on the go without having to worry too much about the battery. If you watch videos or play games for too long, however, you might want to watch your battery a bit.

Overall assessment of Xperia XZ1 Compact

The Xperia XZ1 Compact is a high-performance smartphone. You're not likely to experience any inconvenience in general use.

The merits and demerits of Xperia XZ1 Compact

The merits of Xperia XZ1 Compact

  • It's easy to hold and you can even comfortably use it with one hand.
  • It feels comparably light.
  • It has a high performance CPU, meaning that even 3D games run smoothly.
  • The rear camera is fairly powerful and good for everyday use.

The demerits of Xperia XZ1 Compact

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Specifications of Xperia XZ1 Compact

Xperia XZ1 Compact
ImageXperia XZ1 Compact
MakerSony
Release date10, 2017
ColorBlack/White Silver/Horizon Blue/Twilight Pink
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.37inches (9.3mm)
Weight4.9oz (140g)
Display size4.6 inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 1280
Pixel density319ppi
Battery capacity2700mAh
ChipsetQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU specs2.45GHz+1.9GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB
Storage size32GB
Rear-camera resolution19 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP

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general rating

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogeneral rating

Xperia XZ1 Compact

69.1-Color:Black/White Silver/Horizon Blue/Twilight Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.37inches (9.3mm), Weight:4.9oz (140g), Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi, Display size:4.6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835, CPU specs:2.45GHz+1.9GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:2700mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

74.0Color:Deepsea Black/Luminous Chrome/Rosso, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0315inches (77mm) x 6.1inches (156mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm), Weight:6.7oz (191g), Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:801ppi, Display size:5.5 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:3230mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP, Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZs SoftBank

68.4Color:/ / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g), Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, CPU specs:2.15GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:2900mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP, Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

68.1Color:Ice Blue/Warm Silver/Black/Citrus, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g), Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, CPU specs:2.15GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:2900mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP, Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

67.7Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g), Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, CPU specs:2.15GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:2900mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP, Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

64.9Color:White Silver/Black/Horizon Blue/Twilight Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.37inches (9.5mm), Weight:5.0352oz (143g), Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi, Display size:4.6 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:32GB, Battery capacity:2700mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP, Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

70.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm), Weight:5.5oz (156g), Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:2700mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP, Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

70.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm), Weight:5.5oz (156g), Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi, Display size:5.2 inch, OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB, Storage size:64GB, Battery capacity:2700mAh, Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP, Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

body size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody size

Xperia XZ1 Compact

70.4-Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.37inches (9.3mm)

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

51.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0315inches (77mm) x 6.1inches (156mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm)

Xperia XZs SoftBank

57.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm)

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

57.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm)

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

57.0Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm)

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

70.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.37inches (9.5mm)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

56.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

56.2Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm)

body weight

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobody weight

Xperia XZ1 Compact

74.3-Weight:4.9oz (140g)

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

54.0Weight:6.7oz (191g)

Xperia XZs SoftBank

66.0Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

66.0Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

66.0Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

73.1Weight:5.0352oz (143g)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

68.0Weight:5.5oz (156g)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

68.0Weight:5.5oz (156g)

screen size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen size

Xperia XZ1 Compact

67.6-Display size:4.6 inch

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

82.0Display size:5.5 inch

Xperia XZs SoftBank

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

67.6Display size:4.6 inch

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

77.2Display size:5.2 inch

screen resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen resolution

Xperia XZ1 Compact

41.7-

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

97.9

Xperia XZs SoftBank

68.7

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

68.7

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

68.7

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

41.7

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

68.7

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

68.7

RAM capacity

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoRAM capacity

Xperia XZ1 Compact

70.0-RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZs SoftBank

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

70.0RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

70.0RAM size:4GB

storage size

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twostorage size

Xperia XZ1 Compact

55.5-Storage size:32GB

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

67.0Storage size:64GB

Xperia XZs SoftBank

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

55.5Storage size:32GB

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

67.0Storage size:64GB

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

67.0Storage size:64GB

battery

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twobattery

Xperia XZ1 Compact

60.5-Battery capacity:2700mAh

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

68.5Battery capacity:3230mAh

Xperia XZs SoftBank

63.5Battery capacity:2900mAh

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

63.5Battery capacity:2900mAh

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

63.5Battery capacity:2900mAh

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

60.5Battery capacity:2700mAh

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

60.5Battery capacity:2700mAh

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

60.5Battery capacity:2700mAh

rear-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the tworear-camera resolution

Xperia XZ1 Compact

75.8-Rear-camera resolution:19 MP

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

76.3Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP

Xperia XZs SoftBank

76.3Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

76.3Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

76.3Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

76.3Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

76.3Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

76.3Rear-camera resolution:19.2 MP

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Xperia XZ1 Compact

58.3-Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

71.5Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZs SoftBank

71.5Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

71.5Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

71.5Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

58.3Front-camera resolution:8 MP

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

71.5Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

71.5Front-camera resolution:13.2 MP

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Xperia XZ1 Compact

72.4-Color:Black/White Silver/Horizon Blue/Twilight Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.37inches (9.3mm), Weight:4.9oz (140g)

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

52.5Color:Deepsea Black/Luminous Chrome/Rosso, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0315inches (77mm) x 6.1inches (156mm) x 0.31inches (7.9mm), Weight:6.7oz (191g)

Xperia XZs SoftBank

61.5Color:/ / /, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

61.5Color:Ice Blue/Warm Silver/Black/Citrus, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

61.5Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.8inches (72mm) x 5.7inches (146mm) x 0.34inches (8.7mm), Weight:5.7oz (161g)

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

71.7Color:White Silver/Black/Horizon Blue/Twilight Pink, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.6inches (65mm) x 5.0787inches (129mm) x 0.37inches (9.5mm), Weight:5.0352oz (143g)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

62.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm), Weight:5.5oz (156g)

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

62.1Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9inches (73mm) x 5.8inches (148mm) x 0.32inches (8.1mm), Weight:5.5oz (156g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Xperia XZ1 Compact

66.0-Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

95.7Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):2160 x 3840, Pixel density:801ppi

Xperia XZs SoftBank

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

66.0Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):720 x 1280, Pixel density:319ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

85.5Display type:For mobile, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 1920, Pixel density:423ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Xperia XZ1 Compact

88.5-OS:Android, Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835, CPU specs:2.45GHz+1.9GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ Premium SO-04J docomo

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZs SoftBank

57.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, CPU specs:2.15GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZs SO-03J docomo

57.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, CPU specs:2.15GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZs SOV35 au

57.6OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, CPU specs:2.15GHz×4(Quad core), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ1 Compact SO-02K docomo

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

Xperia XZ1 SOV36 au

88.9OS:Android, Chipset:Snapdragon 835 MSM8998, CPU specs:2.6GHz×8(OctaCore), RAM size:4GB

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