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Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact Unboxing and Reasons to Buy One


Sony Xperia XZ1 little brother is now available!

Earlier this month of September, Sony released Sony Xperia XZ1 and now, its little brother: the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is also out in the market. These flagship phones of Sony differs greatly in size and display technology but the same specs in pretty much everything such as chipset, RAM storage, software, camera, audio quality and battery. And like its big brother, it also comes in four color options inspired by “nature”: White Silver, Horizon Blue,  Twilight Pink and Black.

Quick Specs
4.6” 720×1280 pixels
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
32 GB Internal Memory
19 MP Rear Camera, f/2.0
8 MP Front Camera, f/2.4
Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery

The box contains the device, manual, USB cable (type-C), charger plug, earphones and extra earbud tips, basically the usual package.

Sony is still holding on to its signature boxy design for the Xperia phones. This 4.6-inch handset is made of glass-fiber-reinforced plastic unibody. The material they used here is not the cheap kind of plastic but more of the tough kind, dents-or-scratch-free kind of plastic. At first glance, you won’t even notice that it is not metal because of its finish.  Plus, plastic are lighter than metal. It definitely looks premium.

Moreover, it’s 4.6 inches compactness could work to those who starts to realize that they’re getting tired of holding the massive screened devices. It’s a tiny phone with big specs so getting the Xperia XZ1 compact is a win-win if you don’t mind the screen size.

Upon holding it, (this could be an inappropriate comparison) but the phone felt like a remote control because of its chunkiness but the good thing is you don’t have to use both of your hands to navigate it, and your thumb in one hand won’t be having a hard time reaching the whole screen.

And to give few more reasons of buying the Sony Xperia  XZ1 Compact, check out its three top grade features:


Its rear camera is the same as with its big brother Xperia XZ1, still equipped with 19MP Motion Eye camera that could do few tricks that other phones can’t such as shooting super slow-mo at 960 frames per second, and the Predictive Camera feature that could take clear photos  in burst shots thru their smile detection technology.

Furthermore, the 8MP front camera has a 120-degree wide-angle camera perfect for groupfies that is also switchable to 80-degree option for typical selfies, a feature that is not found in the non-compact XZ1.

Android Oreo

Another is being one of the first handset to be equipped with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. Even the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is still in the Nougat version, thus Sony did an awesome job on getting Oreo out of the box first.

3D Creator

Sony’s original 3D Creator app is the by-far the most peculiar yet amusing innovation in their flagship phones. This pre-installed app is capable of creating 3D images of faces, foods or any object easily. A new way of sharing and treasuring memories that is also saved in a format ready for 3D printing.

Aside from their boxy design, Sony is still not joining the mainstreams of today like the dual camera and the bezel-less screens. Perhaps, a trademark that Sony is creating– proving that they can shine in their own way and stand-out in their own definition of beauty.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact is now available at Widget City for only Php 26,500. See listings here.

See also: Sony Xperia XZ1 Unboxing and Quick Hands-on, Sony Xperia XZ1 & XZ1 Compact Winning Features



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