Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Verge Review

For the longest time, the prevailing trend with mobile phones was to take last year’s handset and make it smaller. Shave a few millimeters off, shed a couple of grams, and give users the same experience but in a leaner shell. The rise of smartphones and their incessantly improving spec sheets derailed that habit, but now Sony’s returning to the old ways with its new Xperia Z1 Compact. In all the important ways, this is still the Xperia Z1. The processor and camera are untouched, the software...

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Basic Specs

Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.3

Tech Specs

Hardware

Form factor Slab
Color Red, Yellow, White, Black

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 720 px
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

LTE Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 4.0
NFC support Yes
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon 800
Model MSM8974
Clock speed 2.2 GHz
Number of cores 4

GPU

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model Adreno 330

Memory

RAM size 2 GB
RAM type DDR3

Storage

Internal size 16 GB
External Yes
Max external size 64 GB
External type microSD

Rear Camera

Resolution 20 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.3

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB, MHL

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 2300 mAh
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