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Key features

    • Small on size but not in power, it’s a flagship phone without the bulk
    • The high quality 20.7MP camera gives great photos
    • A perfect small phone

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    Talk time (up to) Operating system Camera quality Screen size Processor name and model
    Up to 18 hours talk time Android Jelly Bean 4.3 20.7MP 4.3" 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor

    Sony Xperia™ Z1 Compact.

    The Sony Xperia™ Z1 Compact is a new class of smartphone. It packs high end features into a pocket sized body to create a portable powerhouse.

    The essential tech specs.

    With a 2,300mAh battery, the Sony Xperia™ Z1 Compact will happily run all day. You can get up to 600 hours of standby time, or up to 18 hours of talk time. It's powered by a 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean so it's incredibly fast. The Z1 Compact has a 4.3" HD display that has a sharp pixel density of 342 pixels per inch and is powered by Sony's TRILUMINOS™ and X-Reality technologies. There's a 20.7MP camera and you'll also get 16GB of internal storage, which is expandable by up to 64GB with a microSD card.

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    Better, not bigger.

    The Sony Xperia™ Z1 Compact takes everything that makes the Xperia™ Z1 great and squeezes it into a smaller body. It has a super-fast quad core processor that'll keep all your apps and games running smoothly. There's also a superb 20.7MP camera with innovative software that helps you take great photos every time. And now this impressive hardware has been put into a phone that easily fits into the palm of your hand or your pocket.

    Incredible battery life.

    Smartphones use a lot of power, even when you're not actively using them. Battery STAMINA Mode saves your Xperia™ Z1 Compact from wasting precious energy. It recognises when you're not using your display and automatically turns off the things you don't need, while keeping the notifications you want. As soon as you wake up your screen, everything is up and running again. So not only do you have a sizeable 2,300mAh battery, Battery STAMINA Mode helps you cleverly maximise every bit of that energy.

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    Take superb photos.

    The Sony Xperia™ Z1 Compact has the best camera in a smartphone of its size. That's because Sony gave it a huge 20.7MP Exmor RS™ for Mobile image sensor, which on its own makes it one of the best camera phones available. But Sony threw all of its digital camera knowledge at the Xperia™ Z1, giving it a Sony G Lens for brighter, sharper photos. All that technology adds up to a small smartphone that's capable of taking digital camera quality photos.

    Beautiful and durable design.

    You can even use the Sony Xperia™ Z1 Compact's impressive camera under water as it's been given IP55 and IP58 certification. That means it's dust resistant and waterproof. In fact, IP58 is the highest rating for protection against water so it'll survive being submerged in up to 1.5 metres of fresh water for half an hour. The Z1 should survive a few knocks too. Both the front and back panels are made from durable tempered glass, coated with an anti-scratch film, while the frame is made from aluminium for even more strength.

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    Battery life and operating system

    Talk time (up to) 18 hours The maximum length of time you can make a phone call using the device (under ideal conditions) before the battery needs recharging.
    Operating system Android Jelly Bean 4.3 The software that runs the phone. Different software has different features and strengths, so it’s best to try out a few to decide which you prefer.
    Battery size (in mAh) 2,300 mAh This is the amount of electric charge in the battery of the device, measured in millampere-hours (mAh). In general, the more mAh, the longer your device will last on battery power, although it does depend on usage and the power demands of the device.
    Standby time (up to) 600 hours The maximum length of time the device can remain switched on before the battery needs recharging. Standby time is theoretical and based on lab conditions.

    Body and screen

    Touchscreen Yes Touchscreens allow you to control the device by tapping and swiping, navigate menus, access apps and interact with your content.
    Device size 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

    The dimensions (size) in millimetres of the device.

    Device weight 137g The weight of the device in grams.
    Screen size 4.3" The size of the main display screen of your device, in inches. The larger the screen, the better it is for movies and web browsing, but it can be more difficult to use.
    Screen resolution 720 x 1280 pixels The resolution of the screen is the amount of pixels used along the length and width of the screen. Along with ppi, it is a good measure of screen detail – the higher the resolution, the more detail there is in the screen.
    Screen sharpness 342ppi The ppi (pixels per inch) is a measurement that takes into account the size of the screen and the resolution to give a sharpness rating. It can be compared across devices – the higher the ppi, the sharper the screen is, making it better for high resolution content and reading.
    Screen technology LCD The type of technology that the display uses. Normally this is either LCD or AMOLED, but there are many variations, and each has its advantages. It is best to look at screens in the flesh to see which types you prefer most.
    Sim type Micro The type of SIM that is used in the device. This is important as devices only take one type of SIM. If you don’t have the right SIM, it is easy to transfer your number to the correct type.

    Call

    Works in USA Yes Often known as 'tri-band', this device can connect to mobile networks in Europe and the USA. You'll also need to make sure your UK network offers service in the place you're visiting.
    Voice dialling Yes Begin calls to your friends without typing numbers - just say their name!
    Voice recognition Yes Technology that enables your device to be activated and controlled by your voice. The latest devices let you control many features - check the weather, start the camera, make a note – whatever you need.
    Frequency band Quad band The number of bands your phone works across. Dual bands will normally only work in your home country and continent, quad bands will work in the Americas.
    Speakerphone Yes If this mobile phone has a built-in speaker, you can use it to have hands free conversations or share music with friends. (Dependent on your handset's features).

    Camera

    Video camera quality 1080p The resolution and quality of the video footage that the device’s camera shoots. Generally, the higher the quality figure is, the more detailed the video footage is.
    Flash type LED The type of flash that is used by the device for taking photos in low light.
    Front facing camera 2MP Capture self portraits to use as your profile pics or share with friends. If your device supports video chats you can also use the front facing camera as a handy web cam, for face-to-face calls. Generally, the more megapixels (MP), the better the quality of the images you’ll get.
    Camera quality 20.7MP The amount of megapixels (MP) of the device’s camera. This is a measure of detail, so, as a general rule, the higher the megapixel count, the more detailed photos you’ll get.

    Connectivity

    Wi-Fi Yes If your device is compatible with Wi-Fi then you can access the internet via wireless networks, and enjoy broadband-like browsing speeds. Signal strength varies, and you might need a network key.
    Mobile hotspot and tethering Yes This allows you to share the internet data connection of your device with other devices, allowing laptops and tablets, among other devices, to access the internet when they would otherwise need to find a Wi-Fi connection.
    Other connectivity NFC, DLNA The other connectivity technologies that the device supports, allowing it to share to or control other devices.
    3G Yes 3G is a wireless technology that transfers data between mobile devices. If you connect to the internet via 3G then you'll enjoy fast browsing and downloading speeds. Costs vary between networks.
    4G Yes

    With 4G, internet is five times faster than older 3G connections. It’s perfect for streaming videos & music, and web pages load instantly. 4G lets you get the most out of your new phone.
    Find out more in our 4G comparison hub.

    Bluetooth Yes Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets your device send and receive media like pictures and songs, as well as connect to accessories like Bluetooth headsets for hands free calling.
    Internet data connection Yes The device can connect to the internet without having to first connect to a Wi-Fi connection. The internet data connection covers all data types that are slower than 3G and 4G – check other features to check if this device can connect to the internet at faster speeds.
    Positioning A-GPS, GLONASS The technologies that the device can access to update its location and tell apps, like Google Maps or Bing Maps, where the phone is, allowing for accurate navigation.

    General

    RAM (MB) 2GB The amount of memory available for managing open tasks

    In the box

    USB cable Yes USB cable included in the box.
    Charger Yes

    A mains charger is included to charge your phone.

    Earphones Yes

    Earphones are included. These feature a built-in microphone to take calls.

    Music and entertainment

    Music player Yes A music player lets you play music on the device that is stored in the device’s built-in memory.
    Apps Yes Discover a world of possibilities with downloadable applications on your device.
    Radio Yes A built in app that lets you listen to radio stations on your phone.

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    Processor and memory

    Memory card type MicroSD up to 64GB Different devices use different types of memory expansion card, so it’s important you use the correct type. The cards slot into the device and let you boost the amount of memory that is available for music, photos and videos.
    Number of cores Quad core The number of cores in the processor. Each core is the equivalent of a standalone processor.. Some processors have dual or quad cores, and may be better for certain tasks. Generally, the more cores a processor has, the more powerful it is.
    Internal phone memory 16GB The amount of memory built into your device for movies, music and other files.
    Processor name and model 2.2GHz quad core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor The full name of the processor that powers the device. If you have a specific need, check the strong points of your device's processor.
    Processor speed 2.2GHz The speed of the processor. Generally, the faster the processor speed the more powerful the processor and the faster it process information, making it better for games and complex tasks.

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    What do I need to return/cancel my order

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