Sony Xperia Z1

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was released in January 2014. The phone is the compact version of the Xperia Z1, yet its performance is as good as its bigger counterpart. This phone is ideal for consumers who like a faster processor and an impressive 20.7 megapixel camera, without having to have a large handset to carry around. The only disadvantage is that the battery cannot be removed.

The phone is available in black, white, lime green or pink.

Operating System

The Sony Xperia compact has Android OS v4.2, which can be upgraded to the latest version, v4.4.2 (KitKat).

Special Features

The phone is waterproof to IP58 and waterproof and dust resistant to IP55 and IP58. IP stands for "Ingress Protection".

The Display

This phone as a 4.3" TRILUMINOS™ display for mobile, which features the Sony X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine. The resolution is 1280x720 pixels which is sufficient for a screen of this size without leading to excessive battery use.


The Z1 compact boasts a 20.7 megapixel camera, which combines an  Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor and a G Lens which utilises the BIONZ mobile image processing engine to provide enhanced sharpness and clarity for very clear pictures.

The waterproof Xperia Z1, allows you to take photos whilst swimming in freshwater for up to 30 minutes,at a depth of up to 1.5m. However, you must remember to firmly close the covers for the micro USB port, the micro SIM slot and the memory card slot.

The Battery

You get up to 18 hours talk time and up to 670 hours standby time from the non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery.

Technical Specification and Connectivity

The Xperia Z1 Compact has these features:

  • a 4.3" LCD capactive touchscreen 720 x 1280 display
  • multitouch (up to 10 fingers)
  • water resistant to 1 metre for 30 minutes
  • shatterproof, scratch resistant glass
  • 4g ready
  • a quad core processor (2.2 GHz Krait 400)
  • 2 GB ram
  • Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), v4.3, upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
  • main camera (rear): 20.7MP auto focus with flash and a resolution of 5248 х 3936 pixels, HD video 1080p@30fps
  • sub camera (front): 2.2MP, HD recording 1080p @30fps video recording
  • internal memory 16 GB, expandable by a further 64GB with a microSD card.
  • dimensions: 127 mm x 64.9 mm x 9.5 mm
  • weight: 137 g
  • battery: Li-Ion 2300 mAh (non removable)
  • microsim

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Retailer Information Payment Terms

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact smallThe Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is available from AffordableMobiles on Orange. It's available in black, white, lime green or pink.



The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is FREE is on the 24 month Orange at £27.99 / month, which includes:

  • a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  • 1000 minutes
  • unlimited texts
  • 500MB data transfer
  • £55 cashback by redemption (taking the contract price down to £25.70 per month)

Or you can pay £1.04 a month more for 1GB data transfer and unlimited minutes.

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The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is FREE is on the 24 month T-mobile contract for £29.99 / month, which includes:

  • a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
  • unlimited minutes
  • unlimited texts
  • 500MB data transfer
  • free delivery

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