Small but powerful: Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact now available in the US, Android Oreo on board

Several weeks after releasing the Xperia XZ1 in the US, Sony todaystarted selling the smaller, slightly cheaper Xperia XZ1 Compact (following ashort pre-order period). The handset is priced at $599.99, and comes unlocked.


While it's obviously not as large as the regular XZ1(sporting a 4.6-inch 720p display instead of a 5.2-inch 1080p one), the XperiaXZ1 Compact is just as powerful - thanks to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GBof RAM. The new Compact smartphone further offers most of the features that youcan find on the XZ1, including dust- and water-resistance, a 19 MP rear camera withsuper slow-motion (960 fps) and 3D Creator, and even a similar 2700 mAh battery.


The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact runs Android 8 Oreo out of thebox, becoming only the second smartphone to do so in the US, after the XZ1.The handset has half the storage space of its bigger brother (32 GB insteadof 64 GB), but it supports microSD cards.


You can purchase the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact From Amazon andBest Buy (see the source links below) in four color variants: black, lagoon blue, twilight pink, andwhite silver. The new phone comes with US warranty and is compatible with carriers like AT&T andT-Mobile, but not with Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular. So, are you planningto buy this tiny, yet mighty Android Oreo handset anytime soon?

sources: Amazon, Best Buy 

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Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20.33h 3G talk time)



1. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013


11. tangbunna

Posts: 495; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

hard to see any phone less than 5.2 inch now. 6inch 16:9 is best.

14. skrug

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 05, 2015

Do you post the same comment in pixel 2 or iPhone articles?

2. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

cut 100$ at least, 599$ is too pricey despite the internal specs...

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It'll get cheaper in less than six months because... Duh... It's Sony!

12. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

almost every phone gets cheaper in 6 months

16. ibrar1996

Posts: 20; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

450$ in December Comparing to Oneplus5 480$ Cons :screen size Ram Pros, Camera Audio Built qulaity Ip68 Sd card slot

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

The XZ1 Compact is the only phone I've ever seen that can not only keep-up, but actually "BEAT" an iPhone of the same year in 'video gaming' speeds: Right here: Android Oreo has some SERIOUS software optimization, I must say. The Nexus 5X on Oreo makes about 1/3rd more score on Antutu Benchmark than Nougat. Bottom line: If you're looking for a new Android Phone, don't and I mean DO NOT get an Android Nougat. Oh well, G'Day!

13. Arguna

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 23, 2016

How does xz1c can beat iphone 8 in video gaming, if iphone 8 has a more powerful gpu and both devices have almost similar resolution?

5. libra89

Posts: 2335; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ordered one, just waiting for it to come to me now. Early reviews are promising.

6. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I got my hands on the XZ1 and XZ1C last week. I had no high expectations, because they honestly looked boring on paper. But damn, I REALLY liked the two phones. The design is superb, the screen as well (much better than the one on my G6) and they are very, very fast and responsive.The camera of the XZ1(C) is also better than the G6, especially with low light: People should really try them before they complain. Sony is on another level when it comes to the software compared to Samsung and LG.

7. jove39

Posts: 2149; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Good one Sony.

8. josephnero

Posts: 795; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Best compact flagship

9. BGChicago

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

I really want to see 4.9-5" screen in that same body.

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I was a fan of Compact line since its beginning and the X was pretty disappointing, it ditched best specs (although it was still great performance) but also got rid of waterproofing which was always my favourite part about Z/X line. This one seems to correct all the flaws in previous model so if Apple doesn't release SE2 in next year I'm switching to Sony as my daily driver


Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

reasons not to buy that phone, same old boring 16:9 aspect ratio display,pitifully small battery and nuisance volume rocker.

18. ullokey

Posts: 185; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Have you used the phone? Playing Ingress i get around 7 hours screen on time, which almost as good as Moto Z Play ~ around 8 hours

17. ullokey

Posts: 185; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

After a series of phone have screens larger than 5 inches (Motorola's phones and Nexus 6P). The phone feels very refreshing in the hands and surprisingly is quite comfortable to hold as well. The battery life is quite good as well. I wish the phone had come with OIS and Sony could have done with Bloatware. Surprisingly Sony branded apps can be uninstalled but not Facebook, Amazon's apps

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