Sony Xperia Z1 Compact (Black, 16GB)

  • SKU: 257797
  • , UPC: 7311271466031
  • , Mfr: D5503-Black
  • , Brand: Sony

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Note: Many of our devices are sourced internationally. Wireless frequencies for 3G, 4G, and LTE vary by carrier. Even when 3G/LTE frequencies are supported, a new SIM card or additional configuration may be required, and coverage may vary by location. Please check with your carrier or our customer service team at for warranty or compatibility information if you have any questions.

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Network Compatibility

Supported Bands: LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20, 3G/HSPA Bands 850/900/1700/1900/2100, 2G/Voice Bands 850/900/1800/1900
Carrier 2G/Voice 3G/HSPA+ LTE Network Compatibility

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Features

The Xperia Z1 Compact is everything you expect in a premium smartphone, beautifully crafted to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. Capture stunningly beautiful photos and videos using the same technology as featured in our compact digital cameras. Easily move all your valuable content from your smartphone to your new Xperia Z1 Compact with Xperia™ Transfer. Best of all, the Xperia Z1 Compact is waterproof* and comes in a range of colours.

The perfect moment deserves the perfect camera
Featuring a camera as good as our compact digital cameras, this advanced camera phone comes with Superior Auto. This default camera setting recognises up to 36 scene types and adjusts the settings automatically, to help you get the best photos anywhere, at any time. So sit back, enjoy the moment and let your Xperia Z1 Compact do the thinking for you.

World’s best camera in a waterproof compact smartphone
Funny faces underwater. Beautiful scenery. Or the graceful brushstrokes on a hand painted vase. Xperia Z1 Compact combines a large 1/2.3” 20.7MP Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Sony’s award-winning G Lens and intelligent BIONZ™ for mobile image processing engine. For pictures that are sharp, blur-free and absolutely stunning.

Discover apps that open up new experiences
Afraid you pressed the shutter button too late? Timeshift burst takes 61 frames within just 2 seconds, starting even before you press the shutter. Want to share a special occasion with family and friends? Then use Social live to broadcast videos live via Facebook. Xperia comes with several innovative camera apps that go way beyond traditional image taking as we know it.

Discover a waterproof beauty
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has been carefully crafted using only premium materials and clean lines. Its IP55/IP58 rating means that this slim and sleek camera phone is waterproof* and dust resistant. This 4.3” beauty fits perfectly in the palm of your hand.

Move over in a snap with Xperia Transfer
Xperia Transfer is an ultra-easy and safe app that’ll help you move your contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, music, messages and much more from your old Android or iOS device to your new Xperia Z1 Compact. And look out for Xperia Transfer Mobile, available in the first quarter of 2014. It makes the switch even easier. No need to use your PC or Mac. Transfer directly from phone to phone.

World’s sharpest display in a waterproof compact smartphone
Richer, truer colours, and super sharp images. Xperia Z1 Compact is built with the latest Sony BRAVIA® technologies optimized for mobile and offers an amazing viewing experience every time

Fast performance and better battery life
The wait is over. Xperia Z1 Compact‘s quad-core processor gives you super speed. With its intelligent battery management and long lasting 2300 mAh battery, you’ll be powered up on the go and around the clock.

Experience the magic of wireless NFC technology
To give you an even richer experience, the Xperia Z1 Compact pairs perfectly with a range of electronic devices. And because these devices are NFC-enabled, it means that they can connect to your smartphone with just one touch.
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75lb

Technical Details

  • 2G Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network: LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600
  • SIM: Micro-SIM
  • Weight: 137 grams
  • Dimensions: 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
  • Display: 4.3 inch TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile with X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine 16,777,216 colours, 1280x720 pixels
  • Battery: Talk time: Up to 18 hours | Standby time: Up to 670 hours | Music listening time: Up to 94 hours | Video playback time: Up to 12 hours | Battery: 2300 mAh minimum
  • Camera: 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor RS® for mobile image sensor
  • On the inside: Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) | 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core
  • Durability: Waterproof (IP55 and IP58) | Dust-resistant (IP55)

User Comments

  • by user9861770
  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Excellent service! Received phone in 2 days! Unbelievable as it came from far down in the US up to BC Canada! Love this phone! Awesome, thank you Expansys! Highly recommend dealing with you! Very happy customer.

  • by Davee
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015

Very good phone

This is a great phone, even if it's 2 years from its initial release date. The battery is massive for such a small phone.(usually lasts me 2 days but you have to put it on stamina mode permanently. It doesn't really affect the performance). The back scratches super easily so get a screen protector. Also, I've had some small issues with the WiFi connectivity. Sometimes it malfunctions. Otherwise, great phone. Highly recommend.

  • by user9690174
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Speedy and Compact

Nice compact size: fits in pants pocket. Speedy quad-core processor. Nice yellow color (no idea why Sony calls it lime).

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