Sony remembers it once made a great little phone


This feature will allow users of the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact to capture an image a few seconds before actually pressing the shutter button, a move that will reduce some of the missed moments when capturing images. Specs wise, they tick all the right boxes featuring Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processors, 4GB of RAM and sharp 19-megapixel rear cameras with 5-axis image stabilization and the ability to capture super slow-mode clips at up to 960 fps. A 13MP front camera with a 1/3in sensor and a display flash should be sufficient for selfies. However, new features are part of it like 3D scanning which can be used to capture three-dimensional objects in less than a minute. Storage-wise, the Sony Xperia XA1 Plus offers 32GB of native storage space, which can be further expanded.

These smartphones come with some noteworthy features such as MotionEye camera with 3D-image sensing, Hi-Res audio, HDR display. The WF-1000X is a pair of cordless earbuds for ultimate convenience, the WI-1000X is a neckband-style headphone for sports enthusiast, while the WH-1000XM2 is the headband-style premium noise-cancelling headphones.

The Compact blowers in this comparison both offer a 4.6-inch IPS screen, with a 720p HD resolution.

An expected development, for sure, but the Xperia XA1 Plus is still a welcome sight for prospective buyers. On the other hand, the Xperia XZ1 Compact is smaller in size and keeps just about the same personality as the other premium phones, but with an aim of wooing those who don't like bigger screens.

With a smaller screen and no HDR, the XZ1 Compact is potentially more powerful than its big brother.

Most flagships this year saw changes, sometimes radical, on their design.

We had no real issues with the Xperia X Compact's screen, despite its relatively low resolution, and in our early tests we've found the XZ1 Compact's display to be similarly high-quality.

Both the devices are IP68 certified water and dust resistant which enables them to be submerged in up to 1.5-metres water for a maximum of 30 minutes.

This is where the Xperia XZ1 Compact is once again the superior smartphone. Sony launched three new smartphones at the Berlin event including the Xperia XZ1, Xperia XZ Compact and XA1 Plus. Sony was included on the list of manufacturers which means we could see some of these Xperia Android Oreo updates roll out before 2017 ends. Last year's XZ was coupled with a 2900 mAh battery and the XZ1 features a 2700 mAh battery.

The phone will receive two versions - 5.2 and 4.6 inches. It will be avaiable in three color options - Black, Blue, Gold and Pink.

The Xperia XZ1 Compact also has an 8MP lens on the front and it's a super wide-angle one, so you can fit more in your shots. The phone also ships with a 16.2W fast charger that supports Quick Charge 3.0 and MediaTek Pump Express Plus 2.0.