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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Originally reviewed by 05 February 2014

Best Small Android Smartphone

Key features:
  • Great 4.3-inch 720p HD screen
  • Water and dust-proof
  • Solid battery life
  • Doesn't compromise on performance despite its size
The current king of the mini smartphones is the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. It doesn’t make the same performance compromises as the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and the HTC One Mini 2 and as a result is a fantastic 4.3-inch Android smartphone.

The single aluminium frame gives it a construction similar to the iPhone 4S, and despite the drop down in screen resolution it's still a sharp and colourful place to watch HD video.

It uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU as the Xperia Z1 so expect a similarly slick performance and it manages an all-day battery life.

The 20.7-megapixel camera produces good but not Nokia Lumia 1020-rivalling photos but if you are looking for classy mini, this is the best out there.

Oh, and it's waterproof too!

Price
: £370 (£440 at time of review)

Our Score

9/10
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