Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Small and Compact

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Would you like a small, sleek and compact smartphone that is durable and water resistant? Sony at this year’s CES event announced their new 4.3 inch smartphone known as the Xperia Z1 Compact. It is the smaller version of their Xperia Z1 but unlike most downsized smartphones of it’s flagship counterpart, the Xperia Z1 Compact comes with the full features.


Large smartphone is the direction many companies are going when it comes to smartphone maker’s flagship devices. Smaller versions of the flagship device like the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini with lowered specs are ways device makers are now releasing their “flagship” smartphones in a smaller and compact version. But Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact will come with all the major components of a flagship smartphone but mini sized. As the counterpart of the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z1 Compact’s 4.3 inch screen really makes ┬áthis a sleek powerful smartphone with today’s latest specs.

Minor Differences

There are only two major difference between the Z1 and the Z1 compact. The Z1 Compact has a screen resolution of 720P unlike the Xperia Z1’s 1080P; however, the Z1 Compact still has a PPI of 340 so images on your screen will still be pin sharp. Don’t forget that Apple’s iPhone isn’t even HD and their screen still has sharp looking images due to their retina display which is 326PPI for the iPhone 5. The last difference is that the Z1 Compact will only have 2300mAh battery rather than 3000mAh, but with a smaller screen, the device should use lesser power.

Same Great Smartphone

The rest of the Z1 Compact is the same with the Xperia Z1, so users will have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 process clocking at 2.2Ghz and 2GB RAM for a smooth functioning and productive smartphone. It will also come with 16GB internal memory with an expandable SD Slot if you desire more storage space. Most importantly, like the flagship Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact will also have the 20.7 mega-pixel camera, one of the nicest cameras on a smartphone for excellent picture quality. Lastly, users of the Z1 Compact will have the latest Android operating system in Android 4.3.

Choice of colours for the Xperia Z1 Compact

Choice of colours for the Xperia Z1 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a very suitable device for those looking for a smaller device but yet performs exactly like the larger smartphones where all the latest hardware components are being put into. As a smaller counterpart of the Xperia Z1, the Xperia Z1 Compact is a very excellent small and compact smartphone that is durable and water resistant and unlike many other smartphone makers who make a smaller counterpart of it’s flagship device, Sony did not downsize every component of the device. Only exception to this is that there is a lower resolution screen that still provides an excellent viewing experience.

And did we forget to mention that the Z1 Compact is also waterproof will also come with different colours instead of black?


Andrew is a co-founder of DeviceCritique. As a tech savvy individual, he aims to explains tech in a simple manner while also providing support for those who need help with their devices or computers.