Sony announce Xperia Z1 Compact, features 4.3-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 800 chipset and 20.7MP camera

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (7)
In a move to cover its bases, Sony has announced the Xperia Z1 Compact. The new smartphone brings most of the Xperia Z1 features that we all love and adore to a smaller sized device. The specs for the new mobile device include a 4.3-inch TRILUMINOS Display with 1,280 x 720 resolution. Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2.2GHz quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM. 20.7MP camera with HDR on both pictures and videos. 16GB of storage and a MicroSD slot. The device even sports the same IP55 and IP58 dust and water proof ratings as the Z1.

So most of the device is identical to the Xperia Z1 except for the display which comes in at 4.3-inches, other differences include a 2,300mAh battery which is down from 3,000mAh, weight and dimensions come in at 137g and 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm which are obviously down a good bit compared to the Z1 which come in at 170g and 144 x 74 x 8.5 mm.

We have included the full specs and gallery of the new smartphone which comes in 4 different colours including Black, White, Pink, and Yellow. Launch is set for around the middle of February and price has yet to be revealed.

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On the inside

  • Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
  • 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core


  • Waterproof (IP55 and IP58) ***
  • Dust-resistant (IP55) ***


  • Talk time: Up to 18 hours**
  • Standby time: Up to 670 hours**
  • Music listening time: Up to 94 hours**
  • Video playback time: Up to 12 hours**
  • Battery: 2300 mAh minimum

Camera and video

  • 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor RS® for mobile image sensor
  • Pulsed LED flash and auto focus
  • Burst mode
  • HDR for both picture/film
  • 8x digital zoom
  • Front-facing camera (2 MP 1080p)
  • Geotagging
  • HD video recording (1080p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Object tracking
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene recognition
  • Send to web
  • Smile shutter™
  • Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
  • Superior Auto
  • Sweep Panorama
  • Touch focus
  • Touch capture
  • White balance
  • Image capture, supported format: JPEG
  • Image playback, supported formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
  • Video recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Video playback, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM
  • Face detection

Design and display

  • 4.3”, 16,777,216 colours, 1280 x 720 pixels
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
  • X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA® Engine 2
  • Face Unlock
  • Gesture input
  • STAMINA mode
  • Touch gesture – multi-touch, up to 10 fingers supported
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Throw
  • Pan & zoom


  • RAM: 2GB
  • Flash memory: Up to 16 GB****
  • Expansion slot: microSD™ card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)

Pre-loaded applications

  • Google Chrome*
  • Google Play*
  • Google Voice Search*
  • Google search*
  • Google Maps for Mobile with Street view*
  • Google Hangouts*
  • Sony Select
  • Web browser (WebKit)

Connectivity and communication

  • 3.5 mm audio jack (CTIA)
  • aGPS
  • ANT+ wireless technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • MHL support
  • Native USB tethering
  • NFC
  • Screen mirroring
  • Smart Connect
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™*
  • USB charging
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Xperia Link
  • Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
  • Noise suppression
  • Voice enhancement
  • Xperia Socialife*
  • Miracast™


  • 3D and motion gaming
  • PlayStation Certified
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • SensMe and SensMe slideshow
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • TV launcher
  • YouTube*
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • Facebook application*
  • Twitter*
  • 3D surround sound
  • Bluetooth stereo (aptX®, A2DP)
  • Clear Audio+, Clear bass, Clear Phase™ and Clear stereo
  • TrackID music recognition*
  • xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, SMF, XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, WAV, OGG, FLAC


  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)


  • 137 grams


  • 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm


Craig O'Sullivan

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