The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box

Sony has announced its Xperia XZ1 Compact, a smartphone which you could just label a ‘baby brother’ to the Sony Xperia XZ1 which was announced alongside it. The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact features a smaller 4.6 inch display but will be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset that is seen in its ‘bigger brother’. Below is a more detailed description of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Specifications, Review and Highlights

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Waterproof

Display

The Xperia XZ1 Compact features a 4.6-inch HD display with a display resolution of 720 by 1080 pixels resolution. The device enjoys oleophobic coating as well as Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, not to forget that it is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance

Design

The XZ1 Compact comes in a smaller form factor, Sony deciding to substitute the all metal design for a glass fibre and plastic build. It measures 129 by 65 by 9.3mm in dimensions and weighs 140g.

Camera

Sony’s super-slow motion video feature will feature on this one as well as its larger sibling. A similar camera setup is also adopted on the rear of the device as it sports a 19MP camera with Exmos RS sensor, 1/2.3″ sensor, f/2.0 lens, predictive capture feature however, the front sports an 8MP camera with 1/3″ Exmos RS sensor, 18mm wide-angle lens, f/2.4 aperture as well as a 120 degree field-of-view.

Storage & Processor

Sony’s Xperia XZ1 Compact will carry Qualcomm’s Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone also offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage with microSD support for expanding storage up to 256GB.

Software & Hardware

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact will run on Android’s latest operating system; the Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box just underneath Sony’s UX. The XZ Compact features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor embedded in its power button.

Battery

The device comes with an inbuilt 2700mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charging and Qnovo Adaptive Charging support aimed at prolonging the battery life as well as speed up battery charging.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Full Phone Specifications

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Design

 

General

Device BrandSony
ModelXperia XZ1 Compact
AnnouncedAugust, 2017
ReleasedSeptember, 2017
StatusComing Soon

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 800/ 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS)/ 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE
SIM TypeSingle SIM(Nano-SIM) or Dual SIM(Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 800/75 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat15 800/75 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions129 * 64 * 9.3 mm
Weight140g
BuildPlastic Build
ColorsWhite, Silver, Black, Horizon Blue and Twilight Pink

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size4.6 inches
Resolution720 * 1280 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density~319 ppi pixel density
Touch ScreenYes
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5 and Oleophobic coating
FeaturesX-Reality and Triluminous display

Camera

19MP camera
1/ 2.3″ Exmos RS sensor, f/2.0 lens
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Autofocus, Predictive capture, 5-axis stabilization, 4K video recording, 960fps slow-motion video
  • Rear camera: Yes
  • Front camera: No
8MP
1/4″ Exmor RS sensor, 18mm wide-angle, f/2.4 lens, 1080p video recording

Software

Android OS, v8.0 Oreo (Expected)
n/a
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

64-bit Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform
Number of Processor CoresOcta-Core
CPU Speed(4*2.45GHz Kryo & 4*1.9GHz Kryo )
GPUAdreno 540
4GB
Internal Storage64GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint sensor, Color spectrum, Compass, Barometer

Connectivity

v5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 ac( 2.4GHz / 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB Typev2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)No
GPSYes, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCYes
Yes

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2700mAh
PlacementNon-removable
Standbyn/a
Talk Timen/a

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes, stereo speakers
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer

Availability and Price of Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact in U.K. & U.S.

The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact will be available starting September 2017. The smartphone will come in White, Silver, Black, Horizon Blue and Twilight Pink Color variants.

Where to Buy Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact & Pay on Delivery

 Jumia Nigeria | from N13,995 [eafl id=”14823″ name=”Jumia NG Sony” text=”View Price Offers, Click Here”]

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