Sony - XPERIA XZ1 Compact 4G LTE with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) - White Silver

Stay connected with this 64GB Sony Xperia smartphone. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 4GB of RAM, it provides access to your favorite apps, and its 19-megapixel camera lets you capture all the details of your adventures. This Sony Xperia smartphone includes a microSD card reader to expand its storage capacity.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony XPERIA XZ1 Compact G8441
  • 2700 mAh Battery
  • Power adapter

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (35 out of 39)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor

Octa-core processor and 4GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 8.0 Oreo OS

Rapid operating system keeps you safe and secure on your mobile device.

Compatible with GSM carriers, including AT&T and T-Mobile

Works with T-Mobile VOLTE and Wi-Fi calling, also compatible with GSM SIM Kits, including Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Net10, H2O, AT&T Prepaid and Simple Mobile.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

4.6" TRILUMINOS HD touch screen

High-definition touch screen displays texts, e-mails, games, photos and videos with clarity. Gorilla Glass 5 resists scratches.

19.0MP rear-facing camera

See all the detail thanks to ultra-high resolutions from the rear camera. Also includes a front-facing 8.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.

32GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, photos, apps and more. Expand storage up to 256GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Sony Exmor RS sensor

Ensures accurate color gathering and vivid imagery so that photos and videos look superb yet realistic.

Motion Eye

Lets you capture slow-motion videos at up to 960 frames per second for staggering films.

Predictive capture

Captures the image before you even press the shutter to get the perfect shot.

Predictive hybrid autofocus

Automatically focuses on your subject to ensure maximum speed.

BIONZ image processing engine

Powerful digital image processing produces even more vivid colors and ensure contrasts are high.

G lens

Sony G lens technology delivers high photo quality every time.

Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

Keep your images free from motion blur with SteadyShot image stabilization.

Access to Google Play

Browse and download apps, magazines, books, movies, and television programs directly to your phone.

IP68 rating

The phone is protected from dust and can also withstand being submerged in 5 feet of static water for up to 30 minutes.

* SIM Card not included.

* Phone will not work with Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile or any other CDMA network.


Customer rating

4.5
90%
would recommend to a friend

Expert rating

4.0

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What can I say? I like it.

    Posted
    watson

    When buying a new tech product (like a phone) I try to research what's out there. I usually buy budget phones, but now wanted something that is faster and more reliable. While looking online and in stores I kept noticing the Sony brand. A Best Buy store in the area had the XZ1 on display and on sale, and the phone had some nice features that caught my attention. I’m not a phone expert but I’m somewhat picky about the tech I buy. After owning the XZ1 a few days, I can say I'm glad I paid some extra money and bought this phone. Here’s what I like about it. +Phone feels well-made and buttons are in the right places. Power button is easy to use and to find (indented halfway down on the side). Phone has a bit of weight to it which I like. Some people say design is old but I don’t really care about screens with no bezels or curved corners. I think the design looks good. +Great screen especially for a smaller phone. You might notice 720p on a giant phablet, but it looks just fine on a smaller phone screen. Gorilla glass 5 feels smooth and screen is very responsive. +Compact size makes it easy to use phone with one hand. It’s amazing how much they packed into this small phone. +Has a really fast processor and has 4gb RAM. Hasn’t slowed down, even with multiple apps open. Internet is very fast. Specs are similar to flagship phones. +Nice features like 3D creator, super slow motion camera, two front speakers that are loud, headphone jack (I know, right?), and the latest Android OS called Oreo. Reviews say the OS is close to the original stock version. +Can do PlayStation remote play (lets you play games from your PS4 over Wi-Fi to your phone). Not sure if other phones can do remote play, but this (and other Sony phones) can. Got it working right away and it somehow ran better at a relative’s house than at my place. Games can be played with on-screen buttons but the controller is much better. PS4 controller connected with no problems. +Fast charger. Charged phone completely in about two hours from 1% battery life. Battery lasts a day with normal usage and with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected to my smart watch. Battery did drain from 40% to 20% in an hour or two the other day while testing the camera and 3D creator, and maybe using a brighter screen. +Works great with my Gear S2 3g smart watch. The watch doesn’t have a phone plan but it can still make and receive calls and texts just fine through the phone’s Bluetooth. +I'm no phone camera expert but the camera seems very good. Phone has a dedicated camera button on the side. When the phone is locked the camera app can be opened immediately by holding the button down a couple seconds. Here are some minor things I don’t like. -About a third of the 32gb storage is taken up by the operating system. -Fingerprint sensor is there (on the power button), but the U.S. version of this phone has it deactivated for some reason. I knew this when I bought it, but the phone demo does have a small section mentioning the sensor feature. People might not know it doesn’t work until after buying the phone. Hopefully Sony will be able to resolve this and have an update to use the sensor. - Have to wait and buy a good case online since the phone isn’t very common. Doesn’t come with any type of case. I think Best Buy sells a case in the store but it might not be for everyone. -The AVG security app pre-installed in the phone has a notification that wouldn’t go away until I force closed the app. It came back when I started the app again. Kind of annoying. Pre-installed apps can’t be uninstalled from the phone but they can be disabled. -3D creator is tricky to use at first. Lighting conditions need to be right and if you mess up you have to start over again. Slow motion camera is grainy in low light and also needs good light to work well. Any high-end phone will seem great when going from using budget phones all the time, but I really do like using the XZ1 Compact. To me this phone is fun to use and is unique. It’s also not bad that the sale price was half the price of some flagship phones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good, but not like promised.

    Posted
    agfaria
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Dear Sirs, I received my Sony Xperia a few days ago, among other purchases. It was an open box purchase. I am aware of what this evolves. I used the phone and it's working fine. However, I have identified a defect in addition to the fact that the initial buyer has not erased their settings (this is not a problem). The piece that pulls the holder of the sim and nano cards has a broken hook, the SIM card. Notice in the photo that the hook that pulls the memory card (they are 2) is integral, but the only hook that would wrap the SIM card is broken. I've cleaned all the device settings, and I'm sure the source of the device will give me no problems because I bought from Best Buy. However, I want to request that the defective part be replaced. And since it does not require technical intervention or greater difficulties, I ask that you simply send me a new piece, preferably at my address in Brazil, I will indicate below. If it is not possible, you can send it to the same address as the purchase, which is also my address in Brazil. It does not make sense to return the device because of this small problem that does not impede the operation of the device, but as this will be a gift for my daughter, I would be very grateful for the replacement of the broken part. I ad here to Best Buy client for very long and I trust you, and these purchase was my third laptop and 2 smartphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Advertisements on lock screen

    Posted
    bummedout

    I was happy with this phone initially, because I wanted to be. I couldn't get myself to be upset with it after spending 600$ on something thats having the same problems xperias have had for years. A poorly functioning camera app that force closes, terrible picture quality (I told myself it took great pictures, but the reviews are true, the camera really is terrible. At least when it works it is), disfunctional Bluetooth and wifi connections that aren't local to Android 8. Sony has had issues with Bluetooth and wifi in previous models. Spyware from Sony and Google embedded in everything. You can't use any of the apps that manage the battery or the clock, or widgets, or keyboard, or background processes without subjecting yourself to the incredibly amount of bloatware Google and Sony have on here that's unable to be disabled or uninstalled. That's nothing new to Android, but Sony has outdone themselves. To go a little beyond that, Sony makes it impossible to disable the App, "what's new," because that app is tied to software updates. Both the notifications for software updates themselves and the What's New app, run in your background and send you Advertisements about "suggested apps from sony" To sum it all up. Sony has made it impossible for me to disable ads or mute notifications for suggested games I should download, and places advertisements on my lock screen. Advertisements. The phone force closes at least once a day. It'll then hang up while trying to restart itself, and slowly cook itself until I can do a hard reset. The camera takes terribly cartoony pictures, when it actually works. Bluetooth and wifi connections are useless and restart my phone, The touch screen hangs up, and then restarts my phone. The battery life seems pretty good, but it's a brand new phone, I expect to get a day out if it. Itd be a lot better if I could disable all of the Sony spyware that runs in the background. The "fiberglass" shell is paper thin. If you wanted to snap this thing in half you easily could. I'd rather have poor signal and a phone that will survive more than 5 months then this thing. Especially considering the few options you have for a case. You've read all if the pros about his thing, the great hardware and size, but the truth is, Sony advertises on your lock screen. Think about that before you spend the money. Really think about that. I spent 600$ on this thing and can't return it. That was my mistake.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a very nice phone! good for anyone!

    Posted
    Mike
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    all day battery life due to exquisite software and hardware. (my day: internet, fb, music, 2d games, gps(alot), dozzens of calls). super fast charging. the screen is not too small due to insane ppi and vivid colors and contrasts. i read alot as well as playing 2d and 3d games with various micro text in game, no problem. the size is so very nice. i forgot how much i missed a one handed phone that doesnt look like a portable barrier when used as a phone handset. YOU WILL WANT TO GET A TEXTURED CASE! this lil dude is nice in the hand but slippery! (BBuy didnt have any in stock at time of this write) memory size- look folks im a android power user and 32g is enough. most people use just a dozen or so apps and games at any given time. they can be changed up in minutes with what you own online.. do you really need to have every single game you own on your device.. you can only play, and do only play a few a day. this is a nice phone! built solid. runs well with its beastly chip set. and i love the classic design, im glad they stuck with it at least one more round. quick last note the 3d scanning and AR that happen through the pre-loaded Sony software is quite fun. i dont think ill ever completely tire of it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Compact

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Originally, I was thinking of getting the pixel 2 because I wanted the latest version of Android (8.0 Oreo). But I found out that the XZ1 Compact comes with Android 8.0 as well and I like the smaller size. The XZ1 Compact packs a lot of features in a small size. I love how fast the phone is with the snap dragon 835 processor, everything loads fast and feels really snappy. The best feature though, is the size. I like how it easily it fits in my pockets and how comfortable it feels. It really is a pleasure to be able to use your phone with one hand. The camera is really good too! The slo mo camera is ridiculously impressive with good lighting. I can't believe a phone can record slo mo better than most DLSR cameras. I got the phone 5 days ago, so I haven't had the phone long enough to gauge how good the battery is. Although, I get about 1.5 days off battery life per charge. Overall I love the phone and highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Compact Flagship

    Posted
    Kenny

    If you are looking for a compact, single-hand Android device, there is not a better option. Flagship specs, including a fantastic camera set make this the only real contender in this space. As other users have stated, the fingerprint scanner does not work on the US-spec phone. The hardware is there, but disabled in software due to some agreement Sony has made with Verizon. I was at first disappointed that the fingerprint scanner was not functional, but quickly got over my disappointment as the location-enabled auto-unlock means I rarely have to unlock my phone at home or work anyways. The wide-angle selfie camera is the best I've seen on a phone, and not only takes great pictures, but ensures you aren't stretching your arm into next week to get everyone in the shot. Battery life is good, and I can often go a day and a half on a single charge (though always charge it at night for convenience).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sony warranty service is terrible.

    Posted
    ALFTanner

    I had a Sony Xperia Compact phone that had a defective microphone. The sound was quiet and muffled to anyone listening on the other end. By the time I realized how serious this problem was, it was too late to return the phone, but I expected I would be covered under Sony’s warranty. I was WRONG. Sony does not stand behind any product sold on the Internet. They will tell you the device was not sold by an authorized seller, so they will not honor the warranty. Why should it matter where you buy the phone? If you buy it brand new, and it has Sony’s name on it, Sony should stand by their warranty. What is worse is that Sony gave me a return authorization number, so I actually did send the phone in before they notified me that it would be returned without being repaired. It took ONE FULL MONTH just for them to return it. I doubt they could have fixed the problem anyway. In summary, my experience is that Sony makes low quality junk, and they do not stand behind it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic device!

    Posted
    Vlad
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    First things first... let's start with the negative sides. Which is actually just one: the fingerprint scanner doesn't work on the US devices. I understood it can be enabled by flashing the phone but they say this may actually delete the WiFi Calling and the VoLTE capabilities of the phone. And apart from the inactive fingerprint scanner... everything else works flawlessly: WiFi Calling and VoLTE (as stated above), the phone call quality is well above my Galaxy S8 device, great camera, fantastic battery life (I get 2 days on a single charge), Micro SD card slot, the display is crystal clear, fantastic Stereo sound from the front-facing firing speakers. And is crazy, crazy fast, too. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful device!

    I would recommend this to a friend

What experts are saying

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews

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The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about sound, size, portability and usability. Editors have mixed opinions about screen. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
  • Expert Reviews (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5June 6, 2018
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Size doesn't matter, and the price is shrinking
    Sony's Xperia XZ1 Compact squeezes top-end features into a 4.6in smartphone, at a flagship-besting priceFull Review
  • TechRadar (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5James Peckham on January 29, 2018
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
    The best small-form-factor Android returnsFull Review
  • AndroidPITDecember 22, 2017
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact final review: the triumphant return of the compact
    Last year, Sony released its Xperia X Compact, a small mid-range smartphone. Now, Sony is back with another compact smartphone, but this time it's a flagship. In our final review, we explain exactly what this device is capable of.Full Review
  • NotebookcheckRating, 4.5 out of 5Manuel Masiero on November 28, 2017
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Smartphone Review
    A wolf in sheep's clothing. Housed in its little 4.6-inch case, the Sony Xperia XZ1 embraces an understated style. But underneath that unassuming exterior lurks a full-fledged, high-end smartphone that can compete with the likes of the AppleFull Review
  • Android AuthorityRating, 4.3 out of 5Lanh Nguyen on November 23, 2017
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review: small but powerful
    While most small smartphones sacrifice hardware and specifications, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is one of the few smartphones on the market that delivers a flagship experience in a smaller size. The XZ1 Compact takes all of the importantFull Review
  • Digital TrendsRating, 3 out of 5Simon Hill on November 14, 2017
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
    The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is one of the few, powerful, small Android phones around, but it's too expensive.Full Review
  • which.co.ukNovember 11, 2017
    Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review
    The Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is a fairly expensive smartphone with the angular design commonly associated with Sony. It has a small 4.6-inch touchscreen and runs on Google's Android operating system, but is it worthy of a spot in your pocket? ReadFull Review
  • The VergeStefan Etienne on November 7, 2017
    Sony's Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are more of the same
    The best of 2015 in a 2017 phoneFull Review




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