Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
This article is about Sony’s new addition to its line of Xperia smartphones, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. Below are its key features.
4.6 inches display panel
720 x 1280 pixels resolution
19MP primary camera
8MP secondary camera
32GB internal memory + 4GB RAM
Snapdragon 835 chipset
Octa core CPU
Adreno 540 GPU
Android Oreo 8.0
IPS68 water and dust resistant over 1.5m and for 30 min
Non removable 2700mAh battery with fast battery charging
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is the smaller version of the Sony Xperia XZ1 which has a bigger 5.2 inches display panel. All other features are the same on these two. Sony makes all its flagship devices in this manner, a big model for big sized phone lovers and a small version of the same phone for the other group. It isn’t only a Sony thing but also something most flagship makers like Samsung and HTC do. This article will give an in depth analysis of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact.
Design and build
It features the same design as the Xperia XZ1. Except for its size and weight, every other design and build detail is the same. It has that signature Xperia design that you can tell by just looking at any Xperia smartphone. . It has these dimensions 129 x 64 x 9.3 mm and weighs 140 grams. This phone is thicker than the XZ1 because it has the same battery capacity as it yet is smaller. Its thickness allows room for packing the battery. On its back is the primary camera on the top right corner and besides it (centrally placed) it a slim dark bar that houses the LED flash and other details. Facing you is a symmetrical top and bottom bezel. The bottom on has a speaker come mouth piece while the top bezel has a sensor on one side of the call speaker and the selfie camera on the other. Below the call speaker is SONY branding. The build is all metallic and the design is so elegant and appealing to the eye. A premium look it has and a beauty it is this smartphone. There is XPERIA branding on the middle back of this beautiful phone.
It is IP68 water and dust resistant up to 30 min and over 1.5 m and has a side mounted fingerprint scanner (placed on the power button). It has a dedicated camera button on the same side as the power button while the volume rocker lies on the other side of the phone.
Display and camera
The Xperia XZ1 comes with a 4.6 inches display panel which is an IPS LSC capacitive touch screen of 16M colors and has support of up to 10 finger multi touch. It has a 1080 x 1280 pixels (319 ppi pixel density) resolution and a 71% screen to body ratio. Its display is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protected, is HDR 10 compliant and is a Triluminos display. It is a fine display, sharp and with good brightness, enough for sunlight readability. It has great viewing angles as well and excellent color representation. It gives an illusion of a 3D display to a keen observer, a trick Sony is making very good use of lately.
The cameras on any Xperia smartphone will always be the best part of it- check yourself you will see. It is no wonder Xperia smartphones come with a dedicated camera button. That is the same case here with the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact. It has a 19MP primary camera with EIS, predictive phase detection, laser autofocus and an LED flash. The secondary camera is a 13MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
Video recording stands at 720p@960fps up to 2160p@30fps. Other camera features present include geo tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama.
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact just like the XZ1 has top notch camera performance with the best of image and video quality a high end smartphone can ever offer in the market today.
Performance and memory
It come runs Android 8.0 Oreo with X Reality Engine.
The Xperia XZ1 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, an octa core (4x 2.45 GHz Kyro & 4 x 1.9 GHz Kyro) CPU and comes with an Adreno 540 GPU.
It has 32 GB + 4GB RAM and the internal memory can be expanded up to 256 GB with an SD card.
The performance of the Xperia XZ1 is seamless, smooth and satisfying.
It comes with a sealed 2700mAH battery and supports fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0). It is capacity enough to last a full day of mixed usage. This capacity is very good given the display size on this smartphone, enough to last up to a day and a half of missed usage.
Connectivity and network
WLAN (Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, dual band, DLNA, hotspot), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS (with A GPS, GLONASS, BDS), NFC and 3.1 type C 1.0 reversible connector + USB host.
3.5mm jack> 24 bit/192 kHz audio and active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.
Network: Single SIM or Dual Hybrid SIM> GSM, HSPA and LTE.
The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a solid flagship by Sony. It has good camera performance, battery life and platform performance as well. Comes with the choice of four colors- black, snow silver, horizon blue and twilight pink.