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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Powerful performance packed in a compact form factor, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is an outstanding smartphone that cater to your needs. Read more about Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Singapore below to find out.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Singapore – Simply Outstanding

Already a recognized brand in the world of electronics, Sony expands its creativity and expertise that lead to the release of Sony Xperia Z1. When you witness its performance and design, you will know that Sony Xperia Z1 Compacy is simply outstanding in your own heart. Overall, it is a simple smartphone that packs a lot of punch in its tiny form.

Compact Yet Powerful

Housing its 20.7MP Sony Exmor RS main camera that comes with the equally impressive Sony G Lens and BIONZ image processing engine, you can expect super sharp photo quality from Sony XPeria Z1 Compact. Even in its tiny form, you will be pleased to discover that all photos are free from the pesky blurs. In addition, the Sony XPeria Z1 Compact possesses the ability that recognizes up to 36 scene types and adjust the settings automatically so that you will be able to snap great pictures anywhere at any time.

In order to enhance your experience in taking pictures, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact offers plenty of exciting options. If you worry about pressing the stutter button too late, you can use this innovative camera app, Timeshift burst. This amazing app takes 61 frames in just two seconds even before you hit the stutter button. When you feel the need to share a special moment with your family and friends, you can use Social live so that you can broadcast videos live via Facebook.

Discover The Design That Enables You To Enjoy Wherever You Go

Designed to impress you, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has been said to be the ideal smartphone that fits well in your palm. Crafted with precision, its design has been built with premium materials and clean lines at the same time. Its 4.3 inch IPS display offers impressively breathtaking visual quality that will stun you as it catches your attention without even the need of trying too hard. Thanks to its Sony BRAVIA technology, it gives tantalizing viewing experience through its super sharp and life-like image quality. What is amazing about this design is that Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has been certified as IP55/IP58 that qualifies it to be both waterproof and dust resistant.

Performance That Gets The World Moving

While its own quad core processor promises the ability of running any game or app without breaking a sweat, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact also contains 2GB RAM that ensure it remains cool when it comes to multitasking. Housing the 2300mAh battery, it provides more than enough juice in making sure that Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to last for a very long time. It also features highly intelligent battery management so that your Sony smartphone will not be drained unnecessarily. Hence, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is an outstanding smartphone that you should get.

Expert Reviews

Reviewed on 2014-11-29
Updated as on November 2014. Don't forget to bookmark this page, as we will be updating it with new smartphones regularly.With this category of smartphones, one should expect the most advanced features and specifications along with solid performance. Ther...
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Reviewed on 2014-09-26
Sony launched several new devices during IFA 2014 in Berlin at the beginning of September. Among those new devices was the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact , which replaces the Xperia Z1 Compact (Sony skipped over the Z2 Compact, it seems). Here, we put the two sma...
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Reviewed on 2014-08-29
Great Screen Waterproof to 1.5m Long battery life Speedy performanceWiFi reception could be better Not yet Android KitKat Lots of Sony bloatware preloaded
Like action heroes, the latest smartphones seem to be constantly bulking up, especially when it comes to the size of their screens. Not everyone wants a huge mobile bursting out of their trouser pocket or cluttering up their bag though, and these are the ...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-30
The quality of this mini smartphone is evident from the moment you pick it up and the solid one-piece aluminium frame oozes craftsmanship and is detailed right down to the alumium power on/off button.It isn't just all show though as the build includes dur...
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Reviewed on 2014-07-24
The Xperia Z1 Compact may have been out for about 6 months now, but it's still kicking around as a great-value mid-range phone complete with 20MP camera and waterproof exterior. It's very similar to the original flagship Xperia Z1 in many respects, which...
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Reviewed on 2014-06-11
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the Z1 smartphone in a compact 4.3 inch form factor without compromising on its power. The phone is built around the Xperia's unibody design pattern with glass back body. Premium in all aspects. The SONY branding is visible at th...
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Reviewed on 2014-06-06
commentsPowered by Facebook Commentshi, john. do you know how to adjust the display? movies look dark and very saturated on my compact. the white balance settings cannot fix it.nice phone and this review is great. how did u get to use the this phone to sh...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-22
Manageable size, Speedy performance, Premium design, Waterproof and dustproof, MicroSD support, Battery lifeFingerprint and dust magnet, Big bezels above and below screen, Flaps on ports, No selectable macro mode, Preapplied ASF
It's refreshing to see a smartphone manufacturer produce a smaller smartphone without feeling the need to scrimp on the specs. Sony's Xperia Z1 Compact retains the majority of its bigger sibling's cutting edge hardware, but fits comfortably in the hand. U...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-20
It's been a long time coming, but it's finally here. We finally managed to track down a review unit of the Xperia Z1 Compact! If you don't know, the Z1 Compact is a miniaturized version of the Xperia Z1, much like how other brands make smaller versions of...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-05
Mini versions of the actual smartphones have become very popular these days. Companies take out these so called Mini versions which are rather smaller, cheaper replicas of their elder brothers. These are meant to give the feel of the high end flagship dev...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-05
Compact form factor, bright display, powerful performerLow light camera capability, sunlight readability issue
Sony has been flirting in the premium smartphone segment where the company has managed to create its own standing with products like Xperia Z and Xperia Z1 among others. But now that the big-sized battle is reaching proportions of no coming back, Sony has...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-02
Wellspecced for a “Mini” unit, Best screen we've seen on a Sony device, Sony scores again with a waterproof deviceSmaller screen can be fiddly for typing, Camera button is a bit of a disaster
It's been a long road to market for Sony 's pint-sized powerhouse, the Xperia Z1 Compact . We first heard rumours that the device would arrive in a Japanese-only “Z1 F” incarnation in October of 2013, and Sony was quick to deliver on those rumours at the ...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-02
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Reviewed on 2014-05-01
Small form factor, Battery is a real trooper, Outstanding performance for a skinned device, Display is great for a Sony handset,  , THEPlastic back prone to scratches and many, many finger/oil marks, Bezels, plenty of them, Camera button is much too small, Camera UI could be more intuitive and tailored to users
In a world where Android flagships increasingly border phablet territory, Sony has set themselves apart from other manufacturers with the Xperia Z1 Compact ‒  a no compromise mini flagship.Returning to days of old when the objective was once to make devic...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-01
Pretty much) Just as powerful as any other flagship out there, Lightweight and Compact, Excellent camera, Good battery lifeCamera shutter key a little hard to press, 4.3” screen made smaller by on screen buttons, Slablike design may be uninspiring to some
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Reviewed on 2014-04-30
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Reviewed on 2014-04-28
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Reviewed on 2014-04-22
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was launched in India a couple of months ago and offered a better priced, smaller variant of the flagship Xperia Z1 device. In case you are crazy about the Sony Xperia Z1 camera and want it to be a little light on your pocket, t...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-16
What is it?It's tiring to observe that all flagship Android smartphones in the market right now boast of a 5-inch plus display. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact fills the void with top-of-the-line specifications in a smaller frame. Unlike other 'mini' flagships, th...
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Reviewed on 2014-04-07
The most powerful Android phone of its size, Waterproof and durable, Not enormous like every other topend AndroidUgly compared to an iPhone, No Android 4.4 KitKat, Port covers might destroy your nails
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has taken far too long to arrive. The iPhone has shown for years that you can make a powerful, compact smartphone a storming success. Of course, the iPhone has also scared competitors into taking it on by ramping up screen sizes...
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Processor frequency

2.2 GHz

Processor family

Qualcomm Snapdragon

Processor model

MSM 8974

Processor cores



Display diagonal

10.9 cm (4.3")

Display resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touchscreen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type

Micro-USB B

USB version


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

Weight & dimensions


137 g


6.49 cm


9.5 mm


12.7 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

Tethering (modem-mode)
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Security algorithms

128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP


Internal storage capacity

16 GB

Internal RAM

2048 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

64 GB

USB mass storage


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed


Operating system version



Rear camera resolution (numeric)

20.7 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

2 MP

Digital zoom


Face detection
ISO sensitivity


White balance


Video recording
Image stabilizer
Flash type


Night mode
Smile detection


Battery capacity

2300 mAh

Talk time (2G)

10 h

Standby time (2G)

670 h

Talk time (3G)

18 h

Standby time (3G)

600 h

Standby time (4G)

550 h

Continuous audio playback time

94 h

Continuous video playback time

12 h


Form factor


Colour of product


International Protection (IP) code



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups
Microphone mute



Subscription type

No subscription