Sony has launched the most powerful compact phone in the world the “Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact “. The smartphone was launched along with the Flagship Sony Xperia XZ1 at the ongoing IFA 2017. The Sony Xperia XZ1 comes with top of the line specs in a very compact body.
While most of the other smartphone manufacturers have already given up on the idea of a powerful small phone which actually a lot of people may want to buy, Sony is still there to meet that need. Notably, Apple iPhone SE is the other choice that people have if they are looking for a great compact mobile with functionality and features found on larger phones.
Display and Performance
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact comes with a 4.6 Inch Display with HD resolution and has Sony technologies like triluminous & mobile X-Reality engine to make the visuals much better. The display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection but it does not have 2.5D curved glass which is now common in most budget phones.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact comes with an HD display with 1280*720 pixels, though it is a very premium phone, Sony could have at least offered a Full HD display for this exquisite device.
The Smartphone is one of the most powerful compact phones in the world as it is powered by the cutting edge Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has Adreno 540 GPU to make sure it can handle any Android game or task with ease.
The smartphone also has 4 GB of Ram and comes with 32 GB of internal storage, with Micro-sd card support upto 256 GB.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact looks like a smaller version of the Xperia XZ1 or the Xperia XZ, I have already ranted a lot about how the XZ1 has a boring design and the same applies to the XZ1 compact also. Sony has not changed the design for the XZ series and they look like the Sony Z3 which is more than 4 years old now.
The smartphone comes with 9.3 mm thickness and also weighs around 143 grams. The XZ1 compact has metallic build and has large top and bottom bezel.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact comes with all the goodness of camera features that we have in the larger Sony devices like the Xperia XZ1 and the Xperia XZ premium.
The smartphone comes with a 19 Megapixel rear camera which has some of the futuristic features like motion eye tracking and the crazy 960 FPS slow motion.
The camera can also capture 3D images by moving around a subject and clicking multiple images, then the Sony camera stitches them together and creates a new unique 3D image.
The camera comes with award winning Sony G Lens and also has a f/2.0 aperture. The camera also supports predictive hybrid focus and also has support for 4K videos.
The front camera on the Sony Xperia XZ 1 is an 8 Megapixel Sony lens which is very wide 18 mm to capture group selfies with ease.
Other Features, Battery, Price and Availability
Water and Dustproof – The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is water and dustproof as it comes with the IP 68 rating to ensure you can use the phone in rainy conditions.
Exceptional Sound – The smartphone also promises exceptional sound for the Audiophiles and has DSEE HX & LDAC, Clear Audio+ technology from Sony to enhance the music experience when using headsets with the Sony XZ1 compact.
OS – One key advantage with the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is that it comes with the latest OS from Google – Android 8.0 Oreo.
USB Type C and NFC – The smartphone also comes with the modern connectivity options like the USB Type C port and the NFC for pairing with other devices. The XZ1 compact will be available in both Single Sima and Dual Sim options.
Battery Capacity – The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact comes with a decent battery 2700 mAH which is same as the XZ 1 which comes with a 5.2 Inch display size. The battery also has Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology and the Qnovo technology to prolong the battery life cycle.
Colors Price and Availability – The smartphone comes in white silver, Black, horizon blue and twilight pink colour options. The pricing will be above $600 (Rs. 42000) for the Sony Xperia XZ1 compact will go on sale sometime in September.
Key Specs For Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Smartphone
- Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa-Core Processor Clocked at 2.35 GHz.
- GPU – Adreno 540 graphics.
- RAM – 4 GB RAM
- Display: 4.6-inch 16:9 HD Display with (1280*720)Pixels resolution and 320 PPI.
- Corning Gorilla Glass Protection, tri luminous & mobile X-Reality engine.
- Storage – 32 GB of internal storage, expandable upto 256 GB, Hybrid Sim Slot.
- Rear Dual: 19 MP Rear camera, 3D Imaging, 960 FPS slow motion, 4K Support. F/2.0 aperture OIS.
- Front: 8 MP Wide Angle 18 mm (F2.2 aperture)
- Battery: 2700 mAh with Qnovo technology and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.
- Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo with the Sony custom UI.
- Thickness – 9.3 mm
- Weight: 143 grams
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac / Bluetooth 4.2 NFC / USB Type-C.
- Others Features: IP68 Water and Dust Resistant.
- Sound – DSEE HX & LDAC, Clear Audio+.
- Colors – white silver, Black, horizon blue and twilight pink
- Fingerprint Scanner at the side of the device.
- Price – $700 or Rs. 43,000 (expected).