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Sony Xperia Z1 compact

from  $199.99+
88
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Sony has set the benchmark for mini-flagships. With strong build quality and robust performance, the Z1 Compact will be a welcome arrival for anyone who prefers smaller devices.

Pros
  • Flagship-caliberspecs
  • Premium build quality
  • Excellent performance, long battery life
  • Great camera
  • Improved display offers better viewing angles than older Sony handsets
Cons
  • More expensive than other "mini" phones
  • Minor software issues
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Scores

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

90
Daniel Husum
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
Schlubumir van den Hoodenkraften
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
StevenSterk
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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93
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

100
 

Display

92
 

Battery life

89
 

Camera

78
 

Ease of use

75
 

Design and form factor

89
 

Portability (size / weight)

84
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

83
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

75
 

How It Stacks Up

88

Engadget

88
 

Critic

81
 

User

93
 
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84
 

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81
 

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79
 
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87
 

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83
 

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90
 
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