Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Reviews and Deals

378 customer reviews

+ This mobile phone scores very high on battery life. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.9 out of 10 based on 378 reviews.
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Mark, Business or web user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Had Iphone 5 which is nice but would not have another for various small issues.
Samsung Ace 4 next was functional but not a keeper (cheap tho)
Xp1 would deff buy another
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 29 Jul 2015

Charles , Nuneaton Basic text and chat user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
As a fairly basic user I found this phone very easy to set up and use
Bad points:
Notifications light confusing
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Aug 2015

Jess, Internet, entertainment, basic text,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I love this phone.
Bad points:
Nothing
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2015

Aslan, UK instant messangers, IP calls,

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Amazing battery life, in Stamina mode it lasts 5 (five) days of my regular usage, believe or not. Did not try regular mode or Ultra Stamina though.

Small size, fits my hand perfectly.

Clarity of speach in MAIN, phone speaker (who cares about loudspeaker).

Quality of music in my headphones (Sehnheizer CX200)

Screen resolution (x720) is good, trust me. You don't need full HD on 4.3' size unless you are specs frick or just dummy person. This saves battery power, allowing not to have too much consuption on CPU and videochip.

2G RAM makes everything smooth and easy, though I am not playing games, so I can not judge on that.

Camera is very good, switching from manual (wich allows you plenty of control, though I would need some more) to automatic is very quick, just one button.

Option to charge it in a cradle, purchased separately, original Sony's one, just for 13£, very convinient and neat feature, saving your USB socket and it's cover from constant plugging in and out)

Waterproof (did not check though)

No heating whatsoever, even at OS update just got warm a bit.

Back panel is plastic, I don't understand people who needs glass on the back. looks and feels nice and less risk to crack it as it happened to my friend's Z3 compact.

The whole body is very solid (thanks to aluminum rim?), looks and feels premium as it is.
Bad points:
Album. Can not stop the slide show (preview) option. Can be fixed using a third party app.

"Mute sounds" could be more rich with options, so far I found only one way to put it to silent - by pressing volume button. It engages the vibro, which I would like to avoid.

Can not find "on-off on schedule" option, allowing to switch off and on your phone at predetermined times.

Would be perfect to have it as a dual sim.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Sep 2015

Darren, Haverhill Business or web user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Super quick phone! Ideal size too, battery life is superb.
Sound through the supplied headphones is very good.
Bad points:
Nothing to dislike here..
To charge the phone you need to open the port cover which is no big deal. You may want to purchase a magnetic charger to make life even easier.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Jul 2015

sohail,

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
It works
Bad points:
Not that great on battery
Overall rating 4.0
Features 7.0
Design 7.0
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0 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2015

Chris, Bristol

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use with an astonishing battery life. Clear fast operating system without too much makers garbage.
Bad points:
Glass back picks up finger marks easily - needs a cover.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Mar 2015

Product Features

Operating system Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
Screen size (Inches) 4.3
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720
3G Yes
Processor brand Qualcomm
Processor number MSM8974
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.2
Number of cores Quad-Core

Also known as: Xperia Z1 Compact, Sony Z1 Compact

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