Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact up for pre-order in the US for $600, ships on October 4

Sony's latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia XZ1 made its debut in the United States less than two weeks ago. Starting next month, the more compact version of the Xperia XZ1 will be available for purchase in the country as well.

Customers who don't want to wait until the Xperia XZ1 Compact hits the shelves can now pre-order the smartphone for $600 via Amazon. The US retailer states the Sony's handset will be released on October 4, so customers who pre-order should have it next week.

In comparison, the Xperia XZ1 sells in the US for $700. Both Xperia smartphones come with Android 8.0 Oreo on board, but neither has the fingerprint scanner enabled due to a legal issue with Verizon.

Also, the Xperia XZ1 Compact, just like its bigger brother, comes unlocked and will work on all GSM carriers in the country such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Unfortunately, neither is compatible with CDMA network operators like Sprint and Verizon.

Keep in mind that besides the smaller display, the Xperia XZ1 Compact comes with the same specs as the regular Xperia XZ1 model, hence you'll be paying $100 less for the smartphone.

source: Amazon via AndroidSoul

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Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo



7. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

600 dollars for a bezelicious phone? lols!

12. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

And you can't even brag your phone have higher screen resolution than iphone hehe.

2. libra89

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I am debating this phone so much. It could be awesome for me, but not sure about the camera as someone who does only point and shoot.

4. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Every phone camera is a point and shoot, just so happens they have installed Android or iOS in it.

6. libra89

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Ha, that's true but in the case of Sony phones in my experience with 3 of them, point and shoot can produce mixed results but people who do manual mode get way more out of it and some nice shots actually.

9. civicsr2cool

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Its the same camera as the xz premium so you already know the camera will be crap, just like every other Sony phone in the last 5 years.

10. libra89

Posts: 2354; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah that is what makes it hard. If it was cheaper like maybe OnePlus price, I would try it. Since it's not, that's a chunk of change for a camera that can be a bust.

11. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

It's a shame that it still doesn't have OIS. This really shows off in the low-light capabilities. GSMArena had some good words for its daylight capabilities though: "The primary camera produces detailed photos with improved corner sharpness and very good colors, contrast, and dynamic range." Plus, its video stabilization is still unmatched.

1. bucknassty

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Can someone gently explain to me how Verizon can limit the FPS on a GSM phone that wont even work on their network?

3. g2a5b0e unregistered

5. Subie

Posts: 2467; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

how do you know it's Verizon?

13. middlehead

Posts: 486; Member since: May 12, 2014

@Subie - The article says it's Verizon. This is the first time I've seen anyone name the carrier involved, so I'm curious how PA knows.

14. bucknassty

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

Ive seen it plenty of times, just did not care to look into it

8. sgodsell

Posts: 7679; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can always enable the fps yourself later.

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