- Great 4.3-inch 720p HD screen
- Water and dust-proof
- Solid battery life
Soon to be replaced by the Xperia Z3 Compact
, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
is still the king of the 'mini' smartphones. Despite being older than the Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini
and the HTC One Mini 2
, it make a lot less compromises and a 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, is still a sharp and colourful place to watch high resolution video. In the power department, it uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU as the Xperia Z1 so expect a similarly slick performance and it also manages an all-day battery life.
Packing the same 20.7-megapixel camera as the Z1 the Compact produces good but not Nokia Lumia 1020
-rivalling photos. If you are looking for a classy mini that comfortably sits in the pocket this is the best out of the three.
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