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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3727 reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and performance are overall positive. The usability and portability also get good feedback.

size, portability, usability, performance, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The performance and usability are also appreciated.

portability, usability, performance, size, camera

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 346 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and camera. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation and reception.

performance, portability, usability, camera, size

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the performance.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

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Expert review by : Evan Kypreos (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

The Sony Xperia Z1 has now been superseded by the Xperia Z3 Compact. If you're wondering where the Z2 Compact is, well Sony seems to have skipped a generation.

Great screen ; Solid battery life ; Premium design and materials ; Waterproof to 1.5m

Disappointing camera ; Back scratches too easily

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 review

 

Superb sound ; Sophisticated screen ; Great battery life ; Waterproof and dustproof

Narrow viewing angles ; Not very ergonomic in the hand ; Camera not best in class

Sony fans will love it – this speedy slab of Xperia glass is an impressive smartphone

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas Tamblyn (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

 

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a smaller version of its flagship Android phone

Premium waterproof design ; Brilliant 4.3-inch display ; Powerful processor

Lack of Android 4.4 ; Sony’s UI feels slightly dated

Jan, 2014

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

Proof that good things can come in small packages. If you like a smartphone that's easy on the hand, then this is a good choice

Top-class picture and sound in a manageable package ; Waterproof ; Good battery life

There are better smartphone cameras out there

The Sony Z1 Compact is proof that good things can come in small packages and if you like a smartphone that’s easy on the hand, then this is a good choice.

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

 

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is one of the first smaller-displayed devices to launch in recent years that can claim flagship status. It's something that fans have been calling for for some time: a device that's small, but packs as powerful a punch as the...

Design works at this size, plenty of power, excellent battery performance, great display and viewing angles

Prone to scratching, launches on Android 4.3 and software hasn't moved on very far

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact defies convention by offering power in a compact form and side-stepping the race to offer the largest display. The result is one of the best Android smartphones around.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

 

Can small phones be built without compromises? Sony thinks so, squeezing top specs into a regular sized hero [updated with video]

Unflappable performance ; A battery life that's anything but mini ; 4.3in size lets you get things done quickly ; Rain and pool-proof ; Great screen

Compact, yes – but not as ergonomic as an iPhone ; Camera isn't the best on a phone this size

This is what we call Android for the masses – the Z1 Compact is a perfect fit no matter your hand span

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has announced the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, a shrunken down version of its flagship Sony Xperia Z1 smartphone, at CES 2014. Pocket-lint was invited

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Thomas Thorn Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review

 

Is the solution to the Z1 conundrum to make it smaller?

Flagship specs ; Waterproof ; Decent battery life

Poor bundled services ; Awful low light photography ; Glass back prone to smudges

Sony shows the world how to make a 'proper' mini phone

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Ashleigh Allsopp (techadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z3 Compact comparison review

 

The Xperia Z3 Compact costs £429, from Sony, though you'll find it cheaper if you shop around. Clove is offering it for just £349, for example.

Overall, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is not all that different from the Xperia Z1 Compact. The design is improved, the screen is a bit bigger, the processor is slightly better and the camera has been tweaked, but we'd suggest that none of those...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

 

The Z1 Compact isn't perfect but it's still very good, a top-end smartphone in a smaller package

Feb, 2014

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