Sony has disclosed 3 new smartphones- the high-end Sony Xperia XZ1, the Xperia XZ1 Compact and the XA1 Plus phablet at the occasion of the IFA 2017. It includes the arrival of the compact flagship smartphone, devices with high camera capabilities and a new 3D software and devices that are on the top list to come early with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Now let us find in detail about what the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact has to offer us.
Display and Design
The Xperia XZ1 Compact is the successor to the Xperia X Compact from last year. Apart from the sixe difference, there is no much difference with the XZ1. The XZ1 compact comes equipped with a 4.6-inch and features a long list of advanced technologies like FHD, HDR, Triluminos display and X-Reality. The screen also has Dynamic Contrast Enhancer. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 scratch resistant panel and is rated IP68 for water resistance. Design wise, the body is framed on a metal chassis along with a fused material which makes the phone light while at the same time strong. Again, you will find the phone to have a boxed frame unlike flagship models from rival manufacturers. However, this time Sony has done something better by making the edges a little round. As a result, the device fits well in the hands. You can grab the Xperia XZ1 Compact in 4 exciting colors- White Silver, Black, Horizon Blue, and Twilight Pink.
The XZ1 Compact comes powered by the flagship Snapdragon 835 mobile platform backed by a 4GB RAM. It has a UFS internal memory of 32GB along with a micro SDHC support for up to 256GB of external storage. The battery is a modest 2,700 mAh which might not feel like is great as lots of devices today comes with a bigger battery capacity. However, Sony assures its users that they could expect the battery to last for a whole day. Also, the device supports Quick Charge 3.0 for an instant dash of charge. One can hope that the Android Oreo comes to the rescue with its efficient power usage.
Now let us dive into cameras. The camera is similar to the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The rear shooter is a 19MP Exmor RS sensor with 5-axis image stabilizer, 4K video recording, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode, Super slow-motion video at 960fps. It has 25mm wide angle G Lens at an aperture of f/2.0. Xperia XZ1 Compact has another component that empowers you to catch a burst of shots while remaining concentrated on a moving subject, because of Sony's prescient stage identification self-adjust. Stage recognition was at that point accessible in video recording, yet now Sony has connected it to its static burst photograph mode, which enables you to take up to 100 snaps in only 10 seconds. To conclude, the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact has an extremely advanced camera with a lot of functions and modes for the individuals who like to play with them. Sony's Intelligent Auto mode gives an easy use shoot alternative for individuals who simply need to take an image. For the selfie enthusiasts, there is an 8MP front shooter with Exmor RS sensor using which they can also do video calling and other things.