Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review, rating and latest UK deals and offers


Thankfully Sony have recognised that not everybody who wants a premium smartphone wants to carry something around that feels like an extra item of luggage. Enter the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

Our rating
93

Available on these networks O2 mobile phones @ 1stMobile.co.uk EE network mobile phones @ 1stMobile.co.uk 3 network mobile phones @ 1stMobile.co.uk

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

  1. From £28 a month on O2
  2. UMLIMITED texts
  3. 500 minutes
  4. 500 MB data
  5. £49.99 handset
  6. Also available on 3 and EE


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  1. FREE insured UK mainland postage
  2. Just £13 worldwide shipping (outside UK)
  3. FREE O2 Prepay sim included
  4. NO monthly contract
  5. Full 1 year warranty

IMPORTANT: Customers outside the UK MAINLAND MUST select the "worldwide" option from the drop-down list.

SONY Xperia Z1 Compact

£479.99


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Main features

  1. Android Kit Kat v4.4.3
  2. Superb 4.3 inch IPS touchscreen
  3. Dust proof and water resistant
  4. Stunning 20.7 megapixel camera
  5. Lightning quick operation


Read our full review here >>>
by Mike Leader

Those of you who have read our admittedly rave review of the Sony Xperia Z1 knows just how highly we rated that phone, so apart from the reduction in screen size from 5 inches to 4.3 inches is there a lot of difference between the two?

Well thankfully the answer is no, with the internals of the two handsets, along with the gargantuan Sony Xperia Z Ultra, being on a par

Very powerful processor

That means you get the full 16GB of storage space, 2GB RAM and that hugely powerful 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor. You also get the aluminium casing sandwiched between two layers of scratch resistant tempered glass.

This contains the amazing 20.7 megapixel camera which uses the same technology as Sony use in their compact cameras, and dust ingress and water resistance up to 1.5 meters in fresh water for up to 30 minutes.

The impressive connectivity suite is here too, with dual band Wi-Fi, stereo Bluetooth, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct and Assisted GPS for satellite navigation and geotagging as well as NFC for contactless payments.

Smaller screen still shines

Back to that screen then, and here's the only real difference. With a size of 720 x 1280 pixels you only get 720p HD instead of the full 1080p. It hardly matters much on the smaller screen, in fact the 342 pixels per inch density is BETTER than the iPhone 5s.

So if you are in any doubt as to the difference you will encounter it is effectively negligible, and on a 4.3 inch screen you will certainly not notice any difference in the real world to your viewing pleasure. Looking at the screen side by side with the Sony Xperia Z1, we honestly could not see any discernible difference between the two apart from the obvious smaller screen of the Z1 compact

It's also worth noting that this one is available in pink and lime green as well as black and white (subject to UK network availability)

Our summary

The only other thing of note is that the Z1 Compact is a full 1mm thicker at 9.5mm, no doubt necessary to squeeze in the same hardware into a smaller overall casing. Overall then, it is simply down to whether you prefer a 4.3 inch screen or a 5 inch one. There is really nothing more to it than that and as with the Z1 we can thoroughly recommend this superb Sony handset.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact UK Price Comparison

Don't worry, you can change price plans and choose options such as colours before you decide to buy. Other plans are available too


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£37.99
a month
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4 GB data
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a month
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UNLIMITED texts
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£47.99
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£379.99
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£379.99 handset

Latest UK offers O2 mobile phones @ 1stMobile.co.uk O2 network UK

Affordable
£28 a month
500 minutes
UNLIMITED texts
500 MB data
£49.99 upfront
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UNLIMITED mins
UNLIMITED texts
2 GB data
£29.99 upfront
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UNLIMITED texts
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PAY AS YOU GO
£379.99
NO contract
O2 EXCLUSIVE
4G handset
Now only £379.99

Looking for sim free Pay As You Go?

Buy now securely with PayPal accepted at 1stMobile.co.uk


  1. FREE insured UK mainland postage
  2. Just £13 worldwide shipping (outside UK)
  3. FREE O2 Prepay sim included
  4. NO monthly contract
  5. Full 1 year warranty

IMPORTANT: Customers outside the UK MAINLAND MUST select the "worldwide" option from the drop-down list.

SONY Xperia Z1 Compact

£479.99


IN STOCK

Choose shipping option:
Colour (subject to availability)
Payments handled securely by Paypal. Credit/debit cards welcome.