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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Review and Giveaway

Erez Zukerman 17-03-2014

This is, perhaps, the first credible iPhone competitor to emerge on the Android scene in recent memory. Small, waterproof, packing a 20.7 megapixel camera and a beastly Snapdragon 800 chipset, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a different take on what a small Android phone should look, feel, and cost like.


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While we’ll get to its impressive internal specifications in a moment, the most noticeable thing about the Z1 Compact is, indeed, the size. Unlike virtually every other premium device in the market today, the Z1 Compact is just a skosh larger than the iPhone 5s. It is easy to use one-handed even if you don’t have big hands.

Specs and Competitors

Now, those numbers: 2 gigabytes of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, a 4.3-inch 720p display boasting 342 ppi (higher than the iPhone’s), and a 2300 mAh battery that just keeps going. In Android-land, these are top of the line specs at the moment – a true rarity for a device this pocketable. The Z1 Compact can be had for $558 at the time of writing.

The Xperia Z1 Compact’s closest competitor is, of course, the iPhone. We won’t get into holy platform wars here, so let’s just talk hardware: at $649, the iPhone 5s, just as pocketable as the Z1 Compact, and is king of its own domain. It has a fingerprint sensor, which the Z1 Compact lacks, but it isn’t waterproof. At 640 x 1136 pixels, its display is lower resolution than the Z1. Its only has an 8 megapixel camera compared to the Z1 Compact’s 20.7, and its 1/3-inch sensor is smaller than the Z1 Compact’s roomy 1/2.3-inch sensor, too. Say what you will, though, the iPhone 5s is a decidedly premium device, oozing style and quality – which is more than can be said of the Z1 Compact’s other competitors.

For some reason, Android phone makers seem incapable of producing compact devices without severely crippling their specs, resulting in bland, cheap shadows of devices that could have been. Let’s look at three examples from leading makers:


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Then there’s the HTC One Mini. This little guy fares better in the screen department, with a 720p screen and a pixel density of 342 ppi, just like the Z1 Compact. But when it comes to RAM, it sorely disappoints, with just a single gigabyte (to the Z1 Compact’s 2). The GPU is an Adreno 305 here as well, and the chipset is just a Snapdragon 400 (to the Z1 Compact’s 800). Again, it’s a cheaper device, now available for $410.


Finally, there’s the new LG G2 Mini. At the time of this writing, this phone doesn’t have an MSRP yet — but despite being brand-new, it will see the light of day packing a low-res 540 x 960 pixel screen, a single gigabyte of RAM, and the same Adreno 305 GPU as its spec-starved brethren. At least it has a 2440 mAh battery, one area where it exceeds the Z1 Compact.

The bottom line here is that the other major Android phone makers seem content to slap their top-of-the-line branding on so-so devices. Sony bucks this trend, delivering a device that looks, feels, and costs like a premium gadget.

What’s In The Box

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It was interesting to contrast the Z1 Compact’s packaging with the recently-reviewed Oppo N1 CyanogenMod edition Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Limited Edition Review and Giveaway The Oppo N1 is an Android phone that runs CyanogenMod out of the box and has hardware features you won't see on any other phone, like a rotating camera and a rear touch panel. Read More . While Oppo worked hard to make the N1’s packaging as fancy as possible, Sony went the opposite route with the Z1 Compact: It comes in a compact, square, unassuming box.


As for what’s inside, it’s pretty much what you’d expect: You get a charger, a micro-USB cable, and a set of lovely Sony earbuds. You do get a couple of nice extras: a USB OTG How to Connect a USB Keyboard to Your Android Phone Ever wanted to use a real keyboard on your Android device? It's actually pretty easy to set up! Here's a step-by-step guide. Read More cable, and a screen protector. All accessories feel high-quality, just like the phone.

Look and Feel

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The Xperia Z1 Compact mimics much of the Z1’s aesthetics. The phone is held together by an aluminum chassis, and has a glass back. It comes in a number of colors – we bought a bright-yellow unit, just because. Sony seems to have found its groove with its Xperia line: Even if you strip the phone of all marks, you’d still know it’s an Xperia at a glance.

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Along the device’s right edge, you’ll find the same distinctive power button you get with the Z and Z1. Below the power button is the volume rocker, and below that, near the bottom-right corner of the device, is the phone’s dedicated camera button (which you’ll find on the Z1, but not on the original Z). At the bottom-right corner itself, you’ll find Sony’s customary lanyard loop – a killer hardware feature when you’re carrying around an expensive phone.

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The top of the phone houses the headphone jack. Like on the Z1, the headphone jack is exposed while still being waterproof. The phone’s left edge is where all of the other other ports, covered with protective flaps, live: Up top you’ll find the microUSB port, closely followed by the microSD card slot. Then comes Sony’s dock connector (two bare metal contacts), and finally, the SIM card slot.

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At the bottom of the device you’ll find a speaker grille. It’s hard to make a waterproof speaker sound decent, and the Z1 Compact’s speaker isn’t much to write home about. It is, however, much louder than the original Z’s. Finally, the back of the device houses the 20.7MP camera and the accompanying LED flash.

Living With The Xperia Z1 Compact

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The Z1 Compact was good enough to make me wonder why do I even need a larger phone. There’s a lot to be said for a device that comfortably fits in your hand. For one thing, the phone tended to fade into the background: I didn’t have a massive display to stare into, so I spent more time away from the screen, looking at the world around me.

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When I did need the phone, it performed admirably. As you can expect from a Snapdragon 800 device with 2 gigabytes of RAM, apps were snappy and multitasking was effortless. Just like the Z1, I was able to use the camera button to wake the phone from sleep mode and launch straight into the camera in just a couple of seconds.

One of the phone’s few drawbacks in daily use was its finicky Bluetooth mode: When pairing with the previously-reviewed UE Mobile Boombox, the Z1 Compact paired just fine, but would not play music. I did get it to work once after fiddling with the settings, but couldn’t get it to repeat the feat in other attempts. This was disappointing, particularly given the Z1 Compact’s weak built-in speaker.

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While the Adreno 330 is more than powerful enough to run modern Android games, gaming on a 4.3-inch screen is not such a great experience. Maybe I’m getting older, but it was just too small for comfort in my case.

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The 2300 mAh battery may not sound like much, but the Z1 Compact survived over 24 hours of regular use without a charge, and without enabling Sony’s Stamina mode. Sony claims that this battery-sipping mode would let the phone last about 41 hours on a charge under regular use. In my own testing, I got 42 hours of straight use in Stamina mode when combined with the stricter Low-battery Mode which disables even more functions when the battery is really low. It is not without its drawbacks: My alarm clock didn’t ring in the morning, for example (even though the phone still had a little bit of juice). Sony promises that its own alarm will work, but the dialog shown above makes no promises about third-party alarm apps.

The Stamina mode is one of the customizations you’ll find in Sony’s flavor of Android. Most make sense, such as the customizable toggles in the pull-down notification menu and the lovely default launcher. The only nonsensical inclusion in the Z1 Compact is floating apps: These tiny apps that hover over whatever else you’re doing make sense on a large screen, but don’t feel as useful on a 4.3-inch screen.

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The camera is one of the Z1 Compact’s banner features; it also happens to be the exact same camera you will find on the previously-reviewed Xperia Z1 Sony Xperia Z1 Review and Giveaway With a Snapdragon 800 SoC, 2 gigabytes of RAM, an Adreno 330 GPU, and a 441 ppi 5-inch full-HD screen, the Xperia Z1 is a lot of phone. Read More , where we dedicated an entire section of the review to showing it off. The camera app that comes with the Z1 Compact is exactly the same as on the Z1. It’s a good camera, and it works, but don’t expect it to perform any spectacular feats of low-light photography. I feel I can comfortably carry it around in lieu of a compact point-and-shoot.

A Compact, Capable Android Phone

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Some products are made to look great on TV; others are made to actually be great in life. A phone with a 4.3-inch screen may sound like a hard sell in a world obsessed with cramming pockets full of ever-growing screens. But once you actually use the Xperia Z1 Compact, smallish screen and all, it may just change your mind. I know it changed mine.

The Z1 Compact defines its own niche – it’s pretty much the only truly premium compact Android phone out there. I can only hope it sells well enough to establish the category.

Our verdict of the Sony Xperia Z1:
MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it.
7 10

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  1. Phil
    March 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact – one of the most annoying phones I’ve ever had. First of all the camera performs very poorly - 20,7 mpx doesn’t mean that it takes good pictures. They’re just big and that’s it. And it doesn’t really give you much. In the daylight they’re comparable to photos from other phones but when there’s a little less light, everything is always blurred. And I mean always. Only putting it on a tripod would help but still not enough for it to take sharp pictures when there’s little light. Then there is the flash which is useless – again I mean it. You cannot use it as pictures are becoming blue. So forget about pictures after dark. This issue has been reported to Sony ever since the phone appeared on the market and thousands of people bought it and started complaining. No reaction from the manufacturer, no adequate software update to address this issue. Check other comments on this phone and you’ll see that every Z1 Compact fails here. Video recording is ok though. The quality is decent but it often cannot focus properly and struggles for several seconds. Also, the view is very narrow (doesn’t apply to photos – it’s much better there) which has just ruined my yesterday’s video when I tried to record something from the top with a stretched arm – this has led me to finally writing this review after a year of using the phone to warn the potential buyers about what lemon Sony has introduced to the market.
    Another thing it the additional camera button (which not always works properly by the way) which if you hold opens automatically a camera app. Nice thing to have but it sets the camera only to 8 mpx mode/720p video. No way to switch so that you can take a full res picture or a video. I’ve search for that with no success. If you want to use 20,7 mpx and full HD, you need to unlock the screen and choose the camera app or after holding the button and starting the 8 mpx/720p mode you need to go to camera settings and switch to 20,7/full HD. Putting it simply – there’s no way of quickly taking a full resolution photo/video. Great!
    Generally the phone doesn’t freeze at all. After having it for a full year, it has never frozen during all kind of actions. Never – and that’s a nice thing. Some apps happened to die several times but I think it’s no the phone’s fault but some issue with the apps themselves. The phone runs on 4.4 Android KitKat software which is the latest available so far.
    And here I have to get back to the camera app which sometimes (5% of the time you run it) says that the camera is unavailable. Of course it usually happens when you want to take a picture quickly. No, you have to restart the phone and hope for the camera app to work this time.
    This software has made the quick settings menu to split to two parts (tabs). If you open it (drag from the top) it only shows you notifications which I always read when they appear. I don’t store them so I’m not interested in seeing that 150 times a day. To get to the quick settings you need to click once more in the second tab. So you need to drag and click to get where you want. This has come with the 4.4 KitKat. Great improvement again! And now imagine that you do that every single time for almost a whole year (update was released later). This is just about the most annoying thing about this phone. If you want to open Internet connection, GPS, adjust brightness or anything other to work from that menu, you do not necessarily want to get through all kinds of different menus.
    Speaking about speed, the reaction times are not bad. They’re not really impressive either. Switching through home screen’s pages is slower than in iPhone 1. Yes it is. It’s not a huge disadvantage but surprises me that a phone that is 6-7 (iPhone from 2007 or 2008) years younger does some simple things not as good as the “grandpa” iPhone (it’s battery still holds enough to use it as an music player :)).
    Then there is the auto dimming screen that often doesn’t switch off. It just stays lit up all the time if you don’t turn it off manually using the side button. It will stay on until the battery dies, I checked. It’s like that since I bought the phone. Doesn’t always behave this way but it happened several times a week and the only solution to that is to reset it or completely turn off the phone. I thought it may be caused by some app running in the background and forcing the display to stay on but after turning all of them off, the problem didn’t disappear… So annoying. I’m now just waiting to swap it for a 2x as expensive iPhone which I do not need but the useless camera and the annoying way of the way the Sony works is too much for me and leaves me no choice. I had a Samsung Galaxy S before and it wasn’t perfect either. It was ok but was freezing a lot and that was its biggest problem. Some problems with reading the SD card also appeared (unfortunately Samsungs like to do that).
    On the other hand the battery life is superb. Wi-Fi and data transmission work very fast. The screen quality is also good even though the factory brightness adjustment may not be enough for some of us and you’ll need to download an app that expands its range of adjustment.
    The main speaker is rather quiet comparing to any Samsung which may not be a big deal bit it surprised me. The quality of sound (and music) is noticeably worse though (comparing to the SGS3 and a very old Galaxy S1).
    The notification LED is barely seen so it’s basically useless unless you look at it directly. You may miss some messages because of that and it really, really bothers me in everyday life as I have to constantly look and check the phone being worried that I miss something important. Also, when you get a text message, the display doesn’t light up and all you get it that LED flashing from time to time. You also may not get any visual preview on the center of screen of what the message contains. Only after pushing the side button you may see an icon in the upper left corner and a part of a message at the time. Then the text disappears and all you’re left with is that tiny icon. Very frustrating, especially if your screen background is rather bright and it’s hard to see the little text message icon. These are the everyday problems living with the Xperia Z1 Compact.
    If you use the alarm clock, you need to know that when it rings there’s only one way to turn it off – you have to slide your finger on the screen from a certain point to the side of the screen. It’s impossible to do that without looking at the phone because there’s no tolerance and you need to touch the screen in an exactly indicated spot. It usually takes several times to manage that especially if you’ve just opened your eyes. Better have something else for an alarm clock...
    One last thing that is almost funny and ridiculous. When I grab the phone with one hand and hold it, I put my little finger underneath it to prevent it from slipping and falling on the ground. Now the bottom end has very sharp edges around the speaker and the microphone. You can feel them every single time. I just cannot comment on that…
    This phone is just not well-thought and it makes using it very, very annoying. I really do not recommend this phone to anyone. I bought it because the camera was supposed to be so good. I’m never going to buy anything from Sony again, ever. It was released in 2014 and they still cannot get simple things to work. I spent some time to write all of that hoping that some of the ones that read it, avoid making a really bad decision.

  2. Morrison
    March 29, 2014 at 7:20 am

    All the features I have read sound awesome, except the low light abilities and smaller screen (Not that one can get everything in one phone).

  3. Bruce
    March 29, 2014 at 4:14 am

    camera and waterproof good but every phone needs to be built like a cat unbreakable.

  4. Neil Anderson
    March 29, 2014 at 3:56 am

    20.7 megapixel camera, it's waterproof, small

  5. sandy
    March 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    waterproof - finally a phone that's waterproof :-)

  6. Tiago Veloso
    March 28, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    This phone looks great (definitely better than my ancient and broken-screened Galaxy Ace :P).
    I really love the fact that it's waterproof too, since I spend a decent ammount of time at the pool in the summer.

  7. Phil H
    March 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    waterproof. Second tier specs keep the price down.

  8. Sreeraj R
    March 28, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Colourful android

  9. Jamie
    March 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    I like how it is waterproof but I don't like the buttons on the side lol

  10. Trupti Dave
    March 28, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Waterproof feature

  11. Hannah Whitling
    March 28, 2014 at 11:21 am

    I like that it is waterproof, no more worrying about dropping it in water and breaking it.

  12. Betty S
    March 28, 2014 at 10:42 am

    The waterproof feature is the best

  13. Julius
    March 28, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Sony is a established quality brand

  14. Temasek
    March 28, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I like the phone for its size.

  15. Ariel C
    March 28, 2014 at 3:40 am

    love that it's waterproof!

  16. Kyle S
    March 27, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    I like that it's waterproof. Can't think of any faults atm other than I don't own it :)

  17. Susan Race
    March 27, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    The fact it's waterproof

  18. Marrian
    March 27, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Everything about it sounds great!

  19. Harley D
    March 27, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I like that It can take photo’s underwater

  20. Lora
    March 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I'm drooling over this. An Android smartphone that fits comfortably in one hand without compromising on the specs and, as a bonus, has a more than decent camera, shouldn't have taken this long. It looks like they've done well with the little features too, the ones that you've never missed before but you'll end up really appreciating, like the dedicated camera button.

  21. Theresa
    March 27, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I like that it is waterproof, made by Sony and I even love the colour. I especially love the 2300 mAh battery, after all ... all the specs in the world are bog all use if you can't power up :0)

  22. Rose H
    March 27, 2014 at 7:54 pm


  23. Varun
    March 27, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    I think it is a great phone to capture special moments either under the water or above with great performance hardware and gorgeous display.

  24. Helena
    March 27, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Has great features, best one of all is it's performance

  25. listrum
    March 27, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    i never won anything in my life i hope i get this cause i this would make my day never had a sony prouduct before

  26. Katherine Coldicott
    March 27, 2014 at 6:48 pm


  27. Apple mae kaamino
    March 27, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Its amazing the best gadgets for me .hope to win this amazing prize

  28. Neil H
    March 27, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    I like the fact its waterproof, its always raining in wales!

  29. kate andrews
    March 27, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    It can take photo's underwater

  30. Marc Elliott
    March 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    The fact that it's waterproof, obviously. I'm not a fan of the yellow/green color though.

  31. Warren Wong Yee Ket
    March 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Great performance, I can't find any faults with it.

  32. David Jackson
    March 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    great prize

  33. Ketha R
    March 27, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    i like sony!

  34. Meredith J
    March 27, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Waterproof is cool

  35. mariavallerie
    March 27, 2014 at 10:07 am

    perfect indeed

  36. sonny
    March 27, 2014 at 9:16 am

    luv all of those features.. nothing wrong with it..

  37. james
    March 27, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Water proof and i need that in my life!

  38. Jose
    March 27, 2014 at 8:19 am

    It's waterproof, perfect for when showering!

  39. Cornea Lucian
    March 27, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Its waterproof and amazing camera

  40. naga
    March 27, 2014 at 5:30 am

    yellow...with small size makes its gorgeous, design means Sony.

  41. Robby R
    March 27, 2014 at 4:18 am

    i always go with performance. something always expected from Sony

  42. heartzel
    March 27, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Waterproof! Perfect for beach trips

  43. Dionisio
    March 27, 2014 at 2:26 am

    I like it's great performance

  44. SK Tan
    March 27, 2014 at 2:03 am


  45. Pat U
    March 27, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Like that it's waterproof!

  46. Bill U
    March 27, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Like that it is waterproof!

  47. Pat U
    March 27, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Like that it's waterproof!

  48. Pat U
    March 27, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Like that it's waterproof!

  49. mflowers
    March 27, 2014 at 12:58 am

    I love sony!

  50. Teresa Lee
    March 27, 2014 at 12:39 am


  51. gustavo pino
    March 27, 2014 at 12:22 am

    a Waterproof cellphone is great for me!!

  52. Cari F
    March 26, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    It's slim and beautiful (like me, lol). My only worry - with the power button on the right edge I'd be just clumsy enough to accidentally turn it off. Still want madly, though!

  53. Ann
    March 26, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Looks appealing and always have good luck with Sony products!

  54. Hani A
    March 26, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Waterproof :)

  55. Christine Smith
    March 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    The camera is amazing for the size. It sounds like everything I would want in a Smartphone but do wonder about the size?

  56. Ian Campbell
    March 26, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    It's a fab all-rounder - there are few phones better! :)

  57. Emily Knight
    March 26, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I love the fact that it's waterproof - only fault for me is that it's not an Apple(!) but I'm up for a change!

  58. Zeus A
    March 26, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    great overall package

  59. Rok
    March 26, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I really like that it's a compact phone with such great specs! I would like like it even more with the stock Android KitKat.

  60. Dorothy H
    March 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Waterproof is great for people who become clumsy in washrooms.

  61. zan
    March 26, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    The phone looks stunningly beautiful!

  62. paul
    March 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    More rugged than most cells.

  63. Sammer A
    March 26, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    the fact that it has most of the Z1 specs and features but with a compact size is in itself amazing... fantastic phone by Sony

  64. Tejash C
    March 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Great performance is the best feature IMO!

  65. Adam L
    March 26, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    I like that its waterproof. The only issue I see is the UI.

  66. Jason N
    March 26, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    small waterproof size!

  67. diane
    March 26, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    no faults - I need to upgrade

  68. Robert John A
    March 26, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    fast and the power management is very useful

  69. Tara P
    March 26, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Love that it's waterproof!!

  70. Graeme Sheridan
    March 26, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Size, Power and Weatherproof. Nice alrounder.

  71. Eric G.
    March 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Compact and waterproof are the big wins for me!

  72. rem
    March 26, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    compact, performance and waterproof! ^^

  73. Cass
    March 26, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Being waterproof is a big plus!

  74. lyman
    March 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    i like how it's waterproof

  75. Max
    March 26, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    I like it for its performance, compactness and waterproof.

  76. Bianca Rogoveanu
    March 26, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Waterproof function is just great !

  77. Benji
    March 26, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    great overall package

  78. Helen
    March 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

    I like the compact size.

  79. aaron
    March 26, 2014 at 6:37 am


  80. Sean Ang
    March 26, 2014 at 1:44 am

    I like it for its performance, compactness and waterproof.

  81. Sherry Conrad
    March 26, 2014 at 12:47 am

    Love that it's so compact and waterproof.

  82. Sarah Lewis
    March 25, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    that its waterproof

  83. P.
    March 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    the face that its waterproof

  84. Matthew W
    March 25, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I have a toddler, so waterproof is the feature that stands out for me.

  85. Vishal
    March 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Compact, Waterproof, Camera and Performance.

  86. Kim Newsome
    March 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    It's waterproof. My only fault? It's not an iPhone

  87. Eddie
    March 25, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    It's really compact which is good, but at the same time, I find it too small for games.

  88. Dubravka B
    March 25, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Waterproof - awesome

  89. Puneet
    March 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    I like how the device outperforms other devices.

  90. Lauren D
    March 25, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    reliability :) no faults that i can see - love sony

  91. Todd W.
    March 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I like that the phone is waterproof, just wish it had a bigger screen.

  92. Rhea Liza Muñoz
    March 25, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I love the amazing performance... I love the specs and features including the high quality camera

  93. Kelvin
    March 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    The fact that it's small, yet so powerful really piques my interest. Is it really that good ? And i won't find any faults with it unless i've used it in everyday life ;D

  94. Taye A
    March 25, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Z1 Compact’s banner features like the camera

  95. Nirmal Thapa
    March 25, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Compact, waterproof, performance and battery life ; what more do you need !!!

  96. Erika
    March 25, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Everything this phone has is what I'm loving. I've been needing to upgrade my HTC Aria for years but all the phones are too big. I'm hoping this phone will be fault free.

  97. Philip C
    March 25, 2014 at 8:12 am

    No faults :) It's great

  98. Benjamin K
    March 25, 2014 at 4:58 am

    I would prefer the non-compact version but my wife would absolutely adore this. There are not enough good, compact phones on the market (if any).

  99. Rella Nurkasih
    March 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    What I like best is the great performances!!
    Sony Experia Z1 Compact is perfect!! ^^

  100. Descending A
    March 24, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    The best part is definitely the performance :) Having great camera doesn't hurt either!

  101. pavan kumar
    March 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    compact, because many people are tired with bigger screens.

  102. Kathryn
    March 24, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I like the battery life, impressive.

  103. Rebecca Jackson-Makin
    March 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    waterproof ideal!!

  104. Kevin N
    March 24, 2014 at 6:42 pm


  105. Delano
    March 24, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    i love the waterproof. i dont see any faults but would need to use it before i knew for sure

  106. Indra
    March 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I love the GPU performance for gaming

  107. Diane
    March 24, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I can't find any faults and I like that it's waterproof

  108. Andriy
    March 24, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    It is waterproof!

  109. Asriel Rusdyawan
    March 24, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I like its powerful Camera specs.
    I can't find any defects to this Mini version.:-)

  110. Denise M
    March 24, 2014 at 3:33 am

    I like its waterproofness. I'm that kind of clumbsy, I need that!

  111. Kay Exa
    March 24, 2014 at 2:55 am

    The one that I really liked is the waterproof. It's awesome! Faults? Nothing is cross in my mine :)

  112. Dan B
    March 24, 2014 at 12:43 am

    It's sleek

  113. ruth del rosario
    March 24, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Love the it even better because it's waterproof...Fault? What fault? lol...nope couldn't find any.. :)

  114. Jjj
    March 24, 2014 at 12:28 am

    The camera + waterproof + size = watersports videos and underwater EDM creation performance

  115. Jayendran
    March 23, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Two faults - 1. expensive 2. no full HD :-(

  116. Debbie B
    March 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    love it cannot find any faults and love the fact that it is waterproof

  117. Robin Reid
    March 23, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Love that it is waterproof and also takes great pictures. Just what I need

  118. amit dalal
    March 23, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    cant find any fault

  119. Aleksandra V
    March 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    It looks and sounds absolutely amazing :)

  120. Ashwin
    March 23, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    What's not to like? It's a beast, My favorite specifications are the 20 MP Camera, the Quad Core Krait Processor and the 2 gigs of RAM

  121. Frank
    March 23, 2014 at 6:52 am

    The waterproof feature is invaluable. As for faults, you mention that bluetooth was problematic.

  122. Peter H
    March 23, 2014 at 6:25 am

    I've heard a few stories from careless people who take their phone into washrooms so, the waterproof feature is nice.

  123. Yogendra Patel
    March 23, 2014 at 4:14 am

    Its the best smartphone available today, beating all other flagship phones! I like it due to its fantastic build design best camera quality and moreover its benchmark scores are highest among all other smartphones . I have gone through nearly each and every review of this phone and have compared it with other popular phones and found that its the best available Smartphone in the market today along with the snapdragon chip set with 2.2 GHz quad-core processor and triluminous display.Being it waterproof and having tempered glass it is handy and comfortable to use without any risks.I am in love with this phone desperately.

    I tried but i can not find any fault in this phone its the perfect phone,anybody desires of.

  124. Aaron
    March 23, 2014 at 3:03 am

    I like it's waterproof.

  125. Mathew K
    March 23, 2014 at 2:24 am

    The screen looks amazing, and no faults that I can find so far!

  126. Raymond Crisostomo
    March 23, 2014 at 1:45 am

    waterproof feature so i can capture good moments underwater :)

  127. DAN J
    March 23, 2014 at 1:28 am

    My tears will not penatrate the phone & short out the CPU. It needs better colour saturation.

  128. Juan Herrera
    March 23, 2014 at 1:24 am

    Waterproof and small, what else could I ask.
    Is what I always wanted in a phone, everything in just one little piece

  129. Rachel Edney
    March 23, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Looks perfect. I like that it's hard wearing and waterproof

  130. Keith W
    March 22, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I like the waterproofing (having lost a phone to water).

  131. Ramon Rojas
    March 22, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    It's an excellent waterprof phone. I've read the only fault of this device is about its camera performance in low-light conditions, but it's no matter to me.

  132. Maddalena D
    March 22, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    looks like a really good phone

  133. Caroline H
    March 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    The size is the best thing. The Z1 is a great beast but just too big. Faults? If I could get my hands on one I'd road test it into the ground!

  134. Muhammad Tamimi
    March 22, 2014 at 7:51 pm


  135. Von Adam M
    March 22, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    The best thing in this phone would be its camera. As far as I know, Sony is the leader in the mobile camera's sensors development. As far as I am concern, there is no more thing in this phone which is considered to be bad, since it is perfect for someone who is looking for a companion in life.

  136. Jp T
    March 22, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Its a perfect size

  137. Valery Ramirez
    March 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    The entire phone is amazing, I'd love to have one

  138. Chalbe/Charlotte
    March 22, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    It's waterproof, that's perfect for summers spent at the waterfront...

  139. abdulselam mha
    March 22, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    i love everything about it and i cant find any faults with it

  140. nitin hassija
    March 22, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    waterproof and performance being the best features of this phone i don see there is any scope of faults in it. Will have to use and see for that.

  141. Janos
    March 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Finally a top of the line phone that is smaller then a ping-pong racket. The only fault is that the back is apparently plastic instead of glass, that after a couple of months use is going to shine like an icerink after a hockey game.

  142. Kylin Flores
    March 22, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Compactness, water-proof ability, and excellent performance are the things I like about the Xperia Z1 Compact. As I have read the details, it's a phone that is quite worth it. As read that the speakers are not so much, we could prove that wrong. As far as I'm concerned, Sony develops one of the best speakers known to man.

  143. Gurinderdeep
    March 22, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    waterproof and performance are best features

  144. jagannath s
    March 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

    No faults :) Faults exists with Samsung phones only :(

  145. Marco Pulido
    March 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I dont see anything bad about it so, why not?

  146. Muhammad Hadi N
    March 22, 2014 at 9:07 am

    I love it water proof and its performance. And for me it has no faults.

  147. Michelle
    March 22, 2014 at 9:04 am

    And the best of the best. There is no fault in it.

  148. David George Holland
    March 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

    The fact that it is waterproof!

  149. Prabhath K
    March 22, 2014 at 6:16 am

    I love all about it.

  150. Amanda
    March 22, 2014 at 5:11 am

    I can't find any faults with it.

  151. Dale Martin
    March 22, 2014 at 4:56 am

    IM impressed!

  152. Kamran H
    March 22, 2014 at 4:26 am

    The biggest draw for me is that it's a compact phone that is also life-proof. The snapdragon 800 was a good decision too. On the not so great side, the phone is chunky as all hell!

  153. Melanie M
    March 22, 2014 at 4:23 am

    The waterproof feature is the best, it would be perfect for my husband!

  154. Adly A
    March 22, 2014 at 4:12 am

    I love all about it.

  155. Marco Pulido
    March 22, 2014 at 3:59 am

    Of course! I love the waterproof feature!

  156. Aleksandra H
    March 22, 2014 at 3:51 am

    waterproof, no faults

  157. owais
    March 22, 2014 at 3:51 am

    I like the waterproof

  158. Penni S
    March 22, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Love that it is waterproof - and cannot find fault with it!

  159. susan
    March 22, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I like the waterproof feature

  160. Sukdeo R.
    March 22, 2014 at 12:38 am


  161. Basmatie S
    March 22, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I love all the features, I can't choose one. It is perfect. I need a smartphone in my life. Thanks So Much!

  162. Joseph S
    March 22, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I like the camera

  163. Joseph L
    March 22, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Impressed with a smartphone which is not big and does not have to sacrifice specs. It really a must have for phones cool to carry in a pocket and not feel bulky. It is really an eviable phone.

  164. jefrey zakharia
    March 22, 2014 at 12:15 am

    It's small and waterproof. I need to have it first, to find what the fault is.

  165. Shemp D
    March 22, 2014 at 12:03 am

    I also really want a smartphone with a good camera.

  166. Nalane S
    March 22, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Waterproof is my favorite feature, I find no faults with it.

  167. Ashley M
    March 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Great performance and camera.

  168. Ashley M
    March 21, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    At last something decent that fits my pocket.

  169. Jon Bell
    March 21, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I like the camera. Only fault is I don't have one

  170. Sam K
    March 21, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Looks awesome, Great.

  171. Zari Palomares
    March 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    The best thing i like about it is it's waterproof. Honestly, I have sweaty palms. I don't know if that contributes to the eventual destruction of a phone. And the size of course. I was never a fan of big phones so the Sony Xperia Z1 would be perfect for me. :)

  172. David Yang
    March 21, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I like the performance the best, nothing is worse than a slow and laggy phone.

  173. Beverly F
    March 21, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I prefer a larger phone, but I love that it is waterproof.

  174. J.D.
    March 21, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I believe this is the perfect phone. Relatively small and extremely powerful!

  175. J
    March 21, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    definitely waterproof. saw the ad, you can dive under water. how can that be possible? really awesome.

  176. matt torok
    March 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm


  177. Kristine Bridget Rangel
    March 21, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    The waterproof components makes me impress!

  178. James
    March 21, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    definitely water proof. My daughter likes to slobber on my iphone, so does the dog.

  179. Aaron Arguelles
    March 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I love the great performance of this phone.

  180. Elizabeth N
    March 21, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I like that it is waterproof.

  181. Dave W
    March 21, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    The camera and I can't find fault with it.

  182. Megan Bayford
    March 21, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    i love that it's waterproof.

  183. Tina F
    March 21, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    high performance and durable is wonderful Would so very much love to win this

  184. Isaac R
    March 21, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Look's cool like the camera

  185. Todd B
    March 21, 2014 at 6:52 pm

    Waterproof is pretty awesome, I have butts-fingers and drop it in wet places sometimes!

  186. Julie B
    March 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I like that it is waterproof. I am always dropping my phone.

  187. Deborah Stinson
    March 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    I like that it's compact and waterproof. There is not anything lacking.

  188. Madhu Prashanth
    March 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    no only compact, waterproof and durability.. mainly it is from stylish mobile makers SONY , the things that i love in Xperia Z1 compact is waterproof and 2nd thing is it had 5 inch Full HD TRILUMINOS display in which we can enjoy our fav videos and movies. With it's 20.7 megapixel camera with Sony Exmor RS we can enjoy our photography. 2.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Quad Core helps us to run multi tasks smoothly.. with all these features and specs it had priced at reasonable price tag

    There is no fault in that mobile because it is from top notch Mobile Maker "SONY".

    March 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    Sony Xperia Z1 compact is amazing i like it! Being a Waterproof thats a wow!!! i love the feature , the impressive quality, the style ,the color and of course the over all performance . THE BEST! ANDROID in TOWN .

  190. natacha tardif
    March 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    compact and high performance !!!

  191. Endracion
    March 21, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    It's looking pretty good - never really had an issue with getting my phones wet, so that's just a bonus, but the camera is great!

  192. Michelle K
    March 21, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I like that it's waterproof. Not faults that I can see

  193. Art I.
    March 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Compact. The camera is the best.

  194. Druv B
    March 21, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Compact and durable phone with an impressive camera... The only fault right now, its not in my hand...

  195. Vaibhav Sharma
    March 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    The best thing i liked about the Xperia Z1 compact is that it uses the same Snapdragon 800 processor as the Xperia Z1 unlike other mini version of the flagship phones , hence it gives the best possible performance available today , which I value the most.

  196. lav
    March 21, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Nothing beats the best performance :D

  197. Verlin Casunuran
    March 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    I love everything in Xperia Z1 Compact. It's the best Android phone out there in a compact size. I can't find any faults with it. For me it's the perfect Android today.

  198. liezel cabazal
    March 21, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    its being a waterproof

  199. fardeen beharry
    March 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    no fault!

  200. Corry L
    March 21, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    It has the brightest graphics I've ever seen. Doesn't hurt that it's waterproof either since I have a 3 year old son!

  201. Andrea Smith
    March 21, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    If you drop it in liquid it will survive, this is why my last phone died!!!

  202. Laraib
    March 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    i want it bt i cnt afford it....plzzzz gve it to meee i will b thnksfull to u for lyf tym

  203. Ernie Martin
    March 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Love to win this and then I could provide a great review of my own for you. :)

  204. Feisal
    March 21, 2014 at 1:45 pm


  205. Danielle Stevenson
    March 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I love the fact that it's waterproof, most of my phones usually end up breaking because I've dropped them in water! Love the sleek design and the size :)

  206. Adrian
    March 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Great performance, small form. Not any imediate fault

  207. theresa formica
    March 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    I love that it is waterproof and the camera is top notch.

  208. Simone Marroni
    March 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    I love its size, but it would be more compact if it was not waterproof. His twin z1f has a back made of glass

  209. Paul M.
    March 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Lots to love. Perfect for running/biking with the combination of waterproof construction and ANT+ for heart rate monitor, cadence sensors, etc.

  210. Longfellow F
    March 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Very nice camera, and waterproof I can see some pictures there...

  211. Dee
    March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I would have to say that I am impressed with the high specs from a size that has been long forgotten in Smartphone industry.

  212. Faheem Afridi
    March 21, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Looks great. But the size should be a little smaller

  213. Faheem Afridi
    March 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Looks great. But the size should be a little smaller

  214. Ken
    March 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Great performance, but not available with Windows Phone

  215. Michael Brooks
    March 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Make sense here in, raining Northwest.

  216. Wilbert
    March 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Waterproof and the excellent build quality.

  217. Alina R.
    March 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    The fact that it is waterproof is amazing!

  218. Abdelrahman Fawzi
    March 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    As a computer science student i do really like the performance of the Sony Xperia Z1 and i hope to try it and even owe it myself .

  219. mamed
    March 21, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    nice,compact and strong.

  220. DC
    March 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Everything. This phone seems perfect. Compact, waterproof and with great performance. :D

  221. Susan T
    March 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    liked shared and commented thanks

  222. Jacson
    March 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I like the waterproof!

  223. Eric
    March 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Waterproof. No faults.

  224. Ann Gwillim
    March 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Love that it is waterproof as ruined my last phone when it fell in the loo

  225. Mohammad Shazreen
    March 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    All of them suits my taste perfectly, especially it is compact. The faults? None. :D

  226. abdual salam ala
    March 21, 2014 at 11:58 am

    i like the build quality

  227. Rhea G
    March 21, 2014 at 11:56 am

    the waterproof.

  228. Jenny Esplana
    March 21, 2014 at 10:41 am

    I do love Sony Xperia Z1. What i love most about it is the camera and also its waterproof quality phone :)

  229. Ronaldo Pangilagan
    March 21, 2014 at 9:55 am

    A very nice waterproof phone. :) Hope to have this.

  230. Carole S
    March 21, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Looks tough - waterproof - great for the bath!!!

  231. Claire Howard
    March 21, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I like it being waterproof, see no faults

  232. Svetlana L
    March 21, 2014 at 7:50 am

    WEll i actually see no faults... Maybe i'll find some if i use it for a while but what i know from reviews - it's great..:)

  233. Maria F.
    March 21, 2014 at 7:46 am

    nice camera!

  234. Neil John Ocampo
    March 21, 2014 at 7:46 am

    I like its waterproof feature. I love Sony made my dream phone <3

  235. Mark D
    March 21, 2014 at 6:48 am

    It seems to do just about everything well, except play music.

  236. Sacha Obado
    March 21, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Well there are no faults i find with this phone. It is just truly amazing and compact.

  237. Lori P
    March 21, 2014 at 6:23 am

    I like best that it's got so much packed into its smaller size. Its low-light performance could be better, but, all things considered, it's something I could live with.

  238. Prateek Khare
    March 21, 2014 at 6:08 am

    waterproof , awesome camera ... stunning display and above all so compact .. what more can u want ..

    the only downside is the price I guess ..

  239. Archit
    March 21, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Top class performance in compact size. Plus being waterproof is an added benefit. And its available in cool colours too. Tough to find faults with this one.

  240. Scott Harris
    March 21, 2014 at 4:05 am

    For me, it's compact and will get 4.4 soon

  241. Jaffer A
    March 21, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Great preformance and compact

  242. Reed M
    March 21, 2014 at 12:41 am

    its got it all & its compact!!

  243. aprilene
    March 21, 2014 at 12:15 am

    i wish i have that or i can win isnt it

  244. Jacob
    March 20, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Picture quality - it's very good for such a compact camera

  245. Sarah-Louise Brady
    March 20, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Love that it's waterproof!

  246. Adam
    March 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    Definately cool that its waterproof one less worry with it in your pocket.

  247. Joseph Mark
    March 20, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    No faults!

  248. Edward Guerreiro
    March 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    My favourite thing about the Z1 compact is, what I consider to be obvious, which the fact this is has all of the power of a high end smartphone, but without the obnoxious screen size.

    Now with regards to faults, the first that springs to mind is the fact I desperately want it, but the price is prohibitive. Or to put it another way, it has all of the power of a high end smartphone, and also the price :-(

  249. Bruce Kennedy
    March 20, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Can't wait to try it, waterproofing would be amazing.

  250. Megan Adams
    March 20, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Waterproof - I've damaged a few phones by dropping in water, so this is a very useful and practical feature!

  251. Emma H
    March 20, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I can find no faults, it looks like a cool reliable phone.

  252. Norbert G
    March 20, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    waterproof this b****h :D

  253. James
    March 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Waterproof, because it's nice knowing that you don't have to fear the toilet any more.

  254. Victoria
    March 20, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    waterproofing! my last phone ate it when it got rained on :(

  255. Rory R
    March 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    Definitely the fact that it's waterproof and has such a great camera. Maybe I could find some faults, if I were chosen as the winner, haha.

  256. Keith S
    March 20, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    The waterproofing is great, as it makes it much less of a worry to take it out and about. I'm not a bit fan of Sony's overlay though, as I much prefer a more "pure" Android experience.

  257. Paul Wilson
    March 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    The performance and the waterproof tech are attractive. I'd personally like a bigger screen.

  258. Rosie D
    March 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    the colour, if I were to drop it in a puddle, I would see it and as it is waterproof- no need to panic

  259. Paul
    March 20, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Being waterproof sounds the most handy.

  260. Vitaliy P
    March 20, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Nice !

  261. Swapnil lopes
    March 20, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I liked the way they presented the phone during the launch wanna see if it's really that good

  262. kathy savage
    March 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    i love it it"s just what i need for every day small and compact lightweight and waterproof is just perfect.

  263. Jasmin
    March 20, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Wow. What can i say?? Honestly, i've been meaning to own one. Love the waterproof thing and camera of Sony never fails

  264. Mihir C
    March 20, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Great performance is a very important feature!
    The phone is quite perfect!

  265. Aaron B
    March 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm


  266. Trisha Y.
    March 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    It's small and waterproof! No faults to me that I can see but I'm not that picky.

  267. Debbie C
    March 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I love the size and picture quality but found no faults with it

  268. Kathy F
    March 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Waterproof is my favorite thing about it.

  269. Peggy C
    March 20, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I like the the idea that it is waterproof.

  270. Jon W
    March 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Love the screen size, battery life, all looks so good I really do want to win one! - Sure the waterproofing works fine, but not sure I want to test it unecessarily!

  271. shayne carlos
    March 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    i like the great performance the most but i think the only bad thing about it is the camera processing i mean its an awesome camera and i think you can take a better benefit of it if the image processing was better but its still an awesome camera and it can improve more and more via an update

  272. wendy rose santillan
    March 20, 2014 at 12:04 pm


    March 20, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I love the phone especially the waterproof aspect

    March 20, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I love the phone especially the waterproof aspect

  275. Vaj-lyn A
    March 20, 2014 at 9:59 am

    I like how it retains high-level specs while scaling down the size.

  276. Marijan B
    March 20, 2014 at 8:37 am

    I like it is waterproof . Thanks

  277. Norbert
    March 20, 2014 at 8:26 am

    I love the phone especially the waterproof aspect

  278. Prasanna Kumar
    March 20, 2014 at 8:20 am

    That small size fits well in my pocket and so it like its size.

    And for the faults, i cannot say anything until i use it right?

  279. Radite P
    March 20, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Xperia Z1 Compact's quad-core processor gives you super speed. With its intelligent battery management and long lasting 2300 mAh battery, you’ll be powered up on the go and around the clock.

  280. Marco
    March 20, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I like battery life; I would have liked thinner bezels.

  281. Altaf A
    March 20, 2014 at 5:55 am

    the size & its waterproof

  282. Piroska B
    March 20, 2014 at 3:03 am

    I love how compact it is.

  283. Stephanie Bondlow
    March 20, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I like that you can listen to music and the radio, and I am amazed that a phone can be waterproof.

  284. Jonathan S
    March 20, 2014 at 12:33 am

    Can't find much wrong with it to be honest...looks like an awesome phone in a world that seems to be going backwards with all the phablets coming out!

  285. Carol O
    March 20, 2014 at 12:29 am

    I have never owned a smart phone so have nothing to compare it to. I like the camera features and the small size of the phone. The speakers could be better and would sometimes like to have an alarm.

  286. jamielee kimball
    March 20, 2014 at 12:22 am

    The best feature is the fact that it is waterproof. While I know the main feature here is that it is compact, I find this phone to be a wee bit too small for me.

  287. Paul Welford
    March 19, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    h2o proof? camera phone? Let's Cousteau!

  288. Paul Y
    March 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    Waterproof.... no invalidated warranty if landing toilet side.

  289. Bogdan C
    March 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I think its size is the best. I'll tell more after I win.

  290. nikki robak
    March 19, 2014 at 5:33 pm


  291. James R
    March 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm


  292. Dihutswane Mosieyane
    March 19, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Honestly, I cannot identify any faults.
    It's compact and powerful....what more do you need?

  293. pceasies
    March 19, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    Looks like a great phone. I'm really interested in something that's waterproof and a bit smaller than my aging Nexus 4.

  294. Ashley Levesque
    March 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    I definitely like the waterproof aspect.. too many of my phones have gone into a toilet!

  295. jace solal
    March 19, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    i cant find any con its awesome

  296. Zuhri
    March 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    By the way it was flawless to me.

  297. Zuhri
    March 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    What I like the most about the Xperia Z1 Compact is the fact that it still retain the high end specification of most flagship smartphone model while the size was shrink down to human usage capability.

  298. Abdelouahab Boussakka
    March 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I like the design and being waterproof and with strong screen

  299. David S
    March 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    The only thing I might find fault with is the screen size, but any screen is better than no screen since I don't have a cell phone.

  300. Rishi
    March 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Performance and battery life is amazing. The best balance once could get with a brilliant camera.
    The problems? The price to start with :P Rooting sony phones are a bit of a haggle coz they come with the bootloaders unlocked and its tedious to fully unroot them

  301. Arpan A
    March 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Awesome Phone... i loved due to its compact size... basically bigger size phone iritates me a lot...

  302. Pawan K
    March 19, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    This phone has got best display so far any Xperia phone has, its compact so will be comfortable to hold. I wish I could get stock Android kind of OS in it and it would have been unbeatable. :) I'm in for the giveaway.. Choose me :D :D

  303. Amar Ilindra
    March 19, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Great phone and Water Proof too. Moreover Camera is really amazing

  304. Jerome Guay
    March 19, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Battery life will help me get through a day of music with ease, that stamina mode would help greatly!

  305. Kristy M.
    March 19, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    I like that it's waterproof, I drop my phone in the toilet a lot :/

  306. Neil B
    March 19, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Seeing as how I accidentally gave a previous smart phone a bath in the kitchen sink, I like the waterproof feature a lot! The price, however, puts it way out of my range.

  307. robert
    March 19, 2014 at 12:37 pm


  308. Sourav
    March 19, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Waterproof, and the performance. Read somewhere that the screen is prone to scratches. That's a fault for me.

  309. Tate S
    March 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    The 1GB of ram isn't that great for me

  310. FAIZAL
    March 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    This gadget come with WATERPROOF and SUPERB PERFORMANCE !
    maybe I got problems with the price ;)

  311. Prabhakar
    March 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    20.7 megapixel Camera! Can't find any fault unless i use it.

  312. Shashank
    March 19, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Being a waterproof phone is the feature which I like most about Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

  313. ?? ?
    March 19, 2014 at 11:10 am

    I love the waterproof feature and pack with great camera. Simply Awesome!!!

  314. Roman Savchuk
    March 19, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Small, waterproof, packing a 20.7 megapixel camera.

  315. Poignant T
    March 19, 2014 at 9:39 am

    picture quality is great!!!

  316. Stephanie S
    March 19, 2014 at 7:52 am

    I don't see a thing wrong with the phone and it sounds like a dream! I want one even if I have to learn Android. :)

  317. Milinda A
    March 19, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Small, waterproof, packing a 20.7 megapixel camera.

  318. Sherry Warren
    March 19, 2014 at 7:26 am

    I love the camera!!

  319. Edmund S
    March 19, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I love the waterproof feature! Okay, one more, I love the 2 GB of RAM. I cannot stress how disappointed I am when I hear about a "great phone" only to find out that it has a measly 1 GB of RAM. The only fault with this phone is the high price tag.

  320. Vikas S
    March 19, 2014 at 5:34 am

    Love the fact that features are packed in a decent size package.

  321. Jon Heil
    March 19, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Might have to win it and see how it will do at concerts

  322. May
    March 19, 2014 at 4:13 am

    I love that it is waterproof and this would offset any negatives!

  323. Rachel R
    March 19, 2014 at 3:56 am

    It looks good and anything is better than my only 2 gig phone that once you start updating apps you have to delete others. Thanks LG.

  324. Enelram L
    March 19, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I forgot to mention my contest entry name was Marlene V.

  325. Enelram L
    March 19, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I like the picture quality and that it is compact. I can't find any faults with it - I would love it!

  326. Phillip
    March 19, 2014 at 3:34 am

    The performance is what I like best. The review make its sound like the sound is just average.

  327. Mustaghfirin A
    March 19, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Small, waterproof, packing a 20.7 megapixel camera and a beastly Snapdragon 800 chipset, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a different take on what a small Android phone should look, feel, and cost like.
    But for those who like to play music with it paired with a portable Bluetooth speaker don’t buy it, particularly given the Z1 Compact’s weak built-in speaker.

  328. Richard L
    March 19, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Great waterproof camera phone!

  329. Bill
    March 19, 2014 at 2:23 am

    waterproof YES!

  330. Suzanne G
    March 19, 2014 at 2:09 am

    I love the waterproof concept but the problem with Bluetooth would be an issue for me.

  331. Boris
    March 19, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Being waterproof is the best feature for me. I regret that it does not use the stock version of Android though

  332. Gregory B
    March 19, 2014 at 1:34 am

    An Amazing camera is always nice to have

  333. Barry A
    March 19, 2014 at 1:31 am

    What I like most is that it's waterproof. But the bluetooth problems are disappointing.

  334. Cátia Viegas
    March 18, 2014 at 11:50 pm

    Being compact is a big plus for me, and the RAM is pretty good compared to my smartphone

    March 18, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    I like not having to worry about water destroying the phone, but find fault with the fact that it would still need a case to prevent breaking it in a fall.

    Fun fact: I occasionally have nightmares that I am caught in some sort of flood or fall in the water, and my phone gets destroyed.

  336. Taufik Hadianto
    March 18, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Its 20,7 MP camera is great. This absolutely will give me very.. very good pictures

  337. Elisabetta S
    March 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    Waterproof is the best quality, the difference. But also the camera is good with high light.

  338. sofien boudriga
    March 18, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    waterproof and battrie

  339. Cindy Bennett
    March 18, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Waterproof--great! How about critter proof?

  340. Nikola Todoric
    March 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    waterproof and great performance

  341. Mile Z
    March 18, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Design, great performance

  342. Stoja Todoric
    March 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    Great performance

  343. Alan H
    March 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    its waterproof..i like it and the quality of the picture is great!

  344. Ana Vukašin
    March 18, 2014 at 9:43 pm


  345. sun
    March 18, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Great performance. No faults.

  346. Anant S
    March 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm


  347. Francis
    March 18, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    I like the design more.

  348. Dragana T
    March 18, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Great performance

  349. Rick
    March 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    It looks great and seems simple to use. Would be nice to win and find out for myself ;)

  350. Catherine
    March 18, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    No faults love that it's waterproof

  351. Andy D
    March 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I like how it's water proof

  352. Hazem E
    March 18, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    amazing phone , the drawback i see is the on screen buttons utilize more of the screen it would be best if it is on the bezel

  353. Bogdan
    March 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Great performance! That's ideal!!!

  354. Srivatsan V
    March 18, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    The size is pretty nice, but that might also be its downfall. I use a Nexus 5 right now, and it fits nicely right below my Nexus 7, as I have a device that can be a phone and a productivity device, and I have a 7in tablet for when I need to get more intense work done.

  355. Dmitriy S
    March 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Waterproof for sure!

  356. Travis Faulkner
    March 18, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I love the fact that its waterproof. Ive got a two year old and I work in breaking news.

  357. Gord
    March 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I like the fact that it is waterproof. No faults...well screen size for me would be too small.

  358. Bill Fleet
    March 18, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    This sounds like a good value. I like a smaller, more capable phone.

  359. Gilmertz G
    March 18, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    none. I love the waterproof thing :)

  360. Nikhil
    March 18, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Not a single fault in this amazing product. Great Performance in compact size is USP of this product. :-)

  361. Jason kinnin
    March 18, 2014 at 5:42 pm


  362. Dennis Dubs
    March 18, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    That camera puts iphone to shame and it's waterproof, whats not to like?

  363. Dragos B
    March 18, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I like the camera the most. As for the faults... I need a phone to spot them! :)

  364. l p
    March 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    can't think of any problems. love the water-proof feature. thanks

  365. K.
    March 18, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    The size and camera. Looks great.

  366. Irene B.
    March 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    the size and that it's waterproof

  367. Parijat M
    March 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    No fault at all.

    The compactness is the best feature. This phone is Sony's answer to the iPhone, and it's much better (in my opinion, of course).

  368. Abdelrahman Y
    March 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    waterproof. no.

  369. Pete Townill
    March 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    It's the size to power ratio that the phone gives out. I'm glad someone is designing flagship quality hardware for a compact size.

  370. Tim
    March 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm


  371. Darrah B
    March 18, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The waterproof is VERY cool!

  372. mohammad ala
    March 18, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    i love every thing about this phone cant find any con and i like the s800 processor the most

  373. Janice L.
    March 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    It's waterproof and just the right size!

  374. Denis K
    March 18, 2014 at 3:25 pm


  375. jack nasol
    March 18, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    its awesome i like the camera the most

  376. Shawn
    March 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I like the resolution of the camera the best. Would have to see it in person to find a fault.

  377. Alessio A
    March 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    I think it is the perfect smartphone :D

  378. Kimberly R
    March 18, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    I like the size!!!

  379. Shannon
    March 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    I like the size and the fact that it's waterproof, nothing negative so far

  380. Bob
    March 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    I love the look, no faults

  381. MikeB
    March 18, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    It is up against the iPhone and holds its own. No faults.

  382. T Voss
    March 18, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    I like that it is waterproof, but mostly the processing power is a draw for me. Photo quality would be a nice plus as well.

  383. Jimmy Naidoo
    March 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Like the spec, don't like the price...

  384. Csanad SZOVERFI
    March 18, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    No negative feedback so far from my side, as far as I am informed from the presentations and reviews. Great brand, great product line, I guess the Xperia Z1 Compact should be too in line with these...

  385. Hal Jenner
    March 18, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Everything looks great. I am concerned that it might be too small because I have a hard time typing with my big fingers

  386. Jan Stria
    March 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    One flaw for me is probably the glassy back. But overall the best phone on the market today, I think. Small yet powerful - exactly as it should be.

  387. Gourav Mittal
    March 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Super performer at a compact size - Exactly what I've always wanted. Thank you Sony for making a phone which finally fits into my hands and which I can be proud of. Hats off to you.

  388. Nicholas S
    March 18, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    I cannot find anything negative about it.

  389. Zivar R
    March 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    the preformense and the camera

  390. Giancarlo
    March 18, 2014 at 12:41 pm

    One, that it's waterproof and the other is that it's not too big eventhough it has alot of features.

  391. Slav M
    March 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    Size - this size deserve to me ;)

  392. Ron Ablang
    March 18, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    The performance seems like its best feature. It's drawback... the price.

  393. Dawn Rader
    March 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I love the fact that it is compact and mostly that it is waterproof....with 3 kids anything can happen :)

  394. Alexandre S
    March 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    The camera is just mindblowing. I hope this becomes a reference for all future smartphones

  395. Diana C
    March 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I love the phone, i didn't really find anything i didn't like, i just hope its not so small that its hard to type on it... sometimes i feel like a giant typing on my phone. My favorite feature is that it's waterproof. :)

  396. Krzysztof K
    March 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    waterproof feature, size and great performance - i love it

  397. Tinus
    March 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    As a biker the waterproof feature is brilliant, and the size is more convenient. Love it.

  398. Jarvis J
    March 18, 2014 at 11:33 am


  399. sean c
    March 18, 2014 at 11:19 am

    the waterproof part has me sold i live at the beach in summer and thats my nuimber 1 woworry my phones gona get ruined

  400. Shahmir K
    March 18, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I love this phone. I aways wanted to get it. The best about this phone, after its features, is the way it looks. And as for wrong, the only wrong this is that they don't give it away for free!

  401. Alex D
    March 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I like the most, that it has actually the same power as the big brother and it's not just a cheap version with "mini" in the title like other brands. Can't see any disadvantages.

  402. Gabriel Balas-Baconschi
    March 18, 2014 at 10:34 am

    It is the best compact phone on the market, and is waterproof. I need one for me.
    Thanks for this great giveaway.

  403. Ajith Sen
    March 18, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Spec to size ratio is great which no other android manufacturer could achieve.

  404. Simon
    March 18, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Power to size ratio!Simon

  405. Steve C
    March 18, 2014 at 9:57 am

    I love that its waterproof. No faults

  406. Alberry J
    March 18, 2014 at 9:48 am

    i like it cause it's fast and waterproof. the size of the phone doesn't fit the specs.

  407. Lorenzo S
    March 18, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I like the camera, simply awesome!

  408. Anonymous
    March 18, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Waterproof is great but the screen is too small.

  409. Stanthur H
    March 18, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Waterproof is great but the screen is too small.

  410. John Lorica
    March 18, 2014 at 9:10 am

    One of my favorite thing about Xperia Z1 Compact is waterproof and I don’t see any faults with it.

  411. Sam N
    March 18, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Very nice camera resolution and waterproof that's what i like besides adreno 330 GPU inside it :) what i don't like is the display size with 4.3 inch display i need bigger screen ^_^

  412. Suvadeep P
    March 18, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Its perfect..All the three features are necessary.

  413. carmelo badalamenti
    March 18, 2014 at 8:44 am

    it's perfect.
    After years of BIG phones now a little powerful one.
    I'd love it.

  414. paulie
    March 18, 2014 at 8:40 am

    all of the above, just love it all

  415. moorandro
    March 18, 2014 at 8:39 am

    I love that it's waterproof, and the size is good

  416. Pouya
    March 18, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Compact and performance are two things that you don't see together that often in the Android world. This is exactly what makes Z1 compact a very attractive phone!
    The only downside for me would be the lack of exchangeable battery.

  417. Paul-kristjan A
    March 18, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I like, that the camera has so many megapixels, the color though just doesn't fit that phone

  418. Herin D
    March 18, 2014 at 8:03 am

    I really like the its compactness and waterproof features.It comes in handy when your device is waterproof :)

  419. Milos D
    March 18, 2014 at 7:38 am

    just performance...

  420. Dewi
    March 18, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Best featured smartphone so far.. Like it!!!

  421. Aditya K
    March 18, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Damn stylish nd compact

  422. Vikram Mohan
    March 18, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I don't have one...

  423. Vic L
    March 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

    Many users of Xperia are satisfied. The only culprit that they encounter is low speaker volume which is understandable because the components needs to be closed to protect it from water.

  424. Dulf A
    March 18, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I like it because compact , waterproof and good camera hopefully.

  425. Ionut Baciu
    March 18, 2014 at 6:46 am

    I like it because it's just the right size for my pocket

  426. harsh
    March 18, 2014 at 6:40 am

    I think it is the best phone just as it is waterproof and well case it lacks some ventilation .

  427. Jurmy C
    March 18, 2014 at 6:38 am

    Waterproof part, sounds great.

  428. Mai T.
    March 18, 2014 at 6:37 am

    waterproof is one big plus that outweighs many other faults which I have not found yet since I don't use it (yet?)

  429. Per
    March 18, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Not an iphone

  430. Edward Aguilar
    March 18, 2014 at 5:51 am

    The size of it and the waterproof capabilities. I still find the screen quality lacking.

  431. Chandan Chauhan
    March 18, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Compactness+Style+Performance = Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

  432. Sreekanth M
    March 18, 2014 at 5:38 am

    I like the way Sony Z1 came up with 20 MP camera and 2 GB of RAM. Z1 will definitely the most admired Android mobile from Sony. I don't see Bluetooth as drawback as it will be very least used compared with others!


  433. Junil M
    March 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

    I like that its waterproof but can't think of something i don't like at the moment.

  434. Asif
    March 18, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Love its compact size with powerful internals...
    Flaw, I really don't like the power button on the Xperia Z phones it does fit with the overall design of these phones.

  435. Sanjay Maharjan
    March 18, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Mainly, the waterproof feature and the quality of the brand.

  436. Zaid Merchant
    March 18, 2014 at 4:52 am

    Hope never dies
    Hope never dies
    Hope never dies

  437. Bilin
    March 18, 2014 at 4:45 am

    What I like :
    Compact waterproof design.
    Lanyard loop

    What I dont like:

  438. Michelle S
    March 18, 2014 at 4:42 am

    I like that its compact, you can easily use it with one hands. And that its waterproof, its the way to the future! I don't see any flaws yet as I don't have a XperiaZ1 Compact. :P

  439. Roberto Rother
    March 18, 2014 at 4:38 am

    The most of what I like about this Xperia is the performance. I do not yet find any fault with this device, though given enough time, I'd probably find an annoying feature or fault just like every piece of machinery/technology has no matter how good it is.

  440. Jo-anne P
    March 18, 2014 at 4:21 am

    Wow I better like it because I just got the Xperia Z, so of course they came out with the Z1. Love my phone but how is the volume on the Z1. On my Z the speaker phone is just horrible and I mean horrid. I cannot hear a damn thing using the handsfree. I have to turn off the radio, or find a very quiet place in the mall with no noise. I took it back thinking it was broken, sadly it was not. turns out it just sucks..

  441. Lokesh Chhabra
    March 18, 2014 at 3:47 am


  442. JD
    March 18, 2014 at 3:42 am

    Looks great!

  443. Joseph Pius P
    March 18, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Always love a compact smartphone and an awesome one at that too.....
    smaller screen makes some games harder, but that aspect outweighed....

  444. Mary V
    March 18, 2014 at 3:36 am

    I love the waterproof feature!!!

  445. Alexander G
    March 18, 2014 at 3:35 am

    waterproof, 20.7 megapixel camera and Snapdragon 800

  446. James
    March 18, 2014 at 3:32 am

    I like the compact design & powerful performance.

  447. Pat
    March 18, 2014 at 3:30 am

    Looks like a great phone. I love the compact size, high resolution camera, and bright colors.
    Now that I have a 7 inch tablet, I feel like a smaller phone is ideal. Let the tablet be a tablet and the phone be a phone.

  448. Will N
    March 18, 2014 at 3:22 am

    It's size seems... iffy. I myself have a Droid Maxx and live life with a big screen, but I don't think the size screen compares with the waterproof. I wanna shower with that baby!

  449. Ruksana M
    March 18, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Compact and water proof . I love the style too .

  450. Sagar S
    March 18, 2014 at 2:52 am

    Water Proof Is The Feature I Like As Most Phones Get Damaged When They Come In Contact With Water
    And The Flaw Is A Non Removable Battery Now IF the Phone Hangs (Which Generally Androids Do) When Cannot Reset it But taking Off The Battery

  451. Raul Jara
    March 18, 2014 at 2:44 am

    I love the waterproof feature, I don't see any fault in it, it's an amazing device

  452. Louis W
    March 18, 2014 at 2:42 am

    The size! It's hard to find a high range phone with a small (by today's standards) screen nowadays.

  453. Claudia
    March 18, 2014 at 2:40 am

    I love the Xperia Z1 compact, it's nearly the same size like my Xperia V (also waterproof). I'm a big Sony fan for years and glad that they make compact smartphones. If I hadn't my V I would have bought it immediately.

  454. Bienvenido C. Masaluñga Jr.
    March 18, 2014 at 2:39 am

    The design of the phone is what I like the most especially the power button on the side. <3 No I can't find any faults, I love the overall appearance and performance. Hoping to be lucky this time!

  455. Suresh
    March 18, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Been looking for such a phone! Being fond of 4.3 inch factor, my current phone is HTC One S. Looking for better replacement, here I got the answer! Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the only powerful 4.3 inch I've ever seen. Its gonna be a trend-setter for 4.3 inch phones. Thanks Sony & Erez Zukerman for great review.

  456. Lindsey C.
    March 18, 2014 at 2:29 am

    Love that it's waterproof, no more putting your phone in rice and praying :)

  457. Raymond W
    March 18, 2014 at 2:17 am

    love that its waterproof my daughters cant drown their phone anymore

  458. Vincent M
    March 18, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Really love that it’s water-proof and the performance.
    A removal battery would be nice but all in all, its great!

  459. John Vincent Pedregoza
    March 18, 2014 at 2:15 am

    The Specs and it's premium look!

  460. John Vincent
    March 18, 2014 at 2:14 am

    The specs and it's premoum looks!

  461. Leoner G
    March 18, 2014 at 2:09 am


  462. Sean M
    March 18, 2014 at 2:02 am

    I have the Xperia Z and it's great

  463. ado
    March 18, 2014 at 1:52 am

    top of the line specs and portability! then again. i want the z1 too

  464. Laurence D
    March 18, 2014 at 1:48 am

    the compact feature is the one I like although i like all of its feature.. anyway removable battery would be a +

  465. Ira
    March 18, 2014 at 1:36 am

    Compact, I love that I can use it with just one hand. I think camera performance in low-light can be improved. Hope Sony releases an update to improve this

  466. Francis S
    March 18, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Im loving the whole Z lineup. I have to say the all weather casing is the winner for me. Stay classy Sony. Thanks for the contest.

  467. Peter Nitz
    March 18, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Love that it's water-proof.

    A removal battery would be nice.

  468. Arie W
    March 18, 2014 at 1:23 am

    it's small, water proof, BIG camera compared to 5 Mpx of mine, big battery capacity, big machine inside, big memory, big smartphone in small package, very very nice indeed :D like it (Y)

  469. Joel G
    March 18, 2014 at 1:20 am

    I like all the specs and the good brand name of Sony; you can't go wrong.

  470. Chuck
    March 18, 2014 at 1:19 am

    What I like the most about the Xperia Z1 Compact is the screen resolution combined with the performance. And having once lost a week to a deluged camera (thank you, bag of rice!), I really like the waterproof feature. I suppose it's only "fault" could be the speakers, combined with poor bluetooth speaker connectivity. But that's relatively minor. Alright, one more fault: price! Let's be honest about this; I can buy a laptop with a much more powerful CPU, a much larger screen, much more storage and RAM, etc., for a lot less dollars than a premium phone. Does this make any sense? I don't think so.

  471. Ferdinan S
    March 18, 2014 at 1:06 am

    The color and the size is nice and perfect

  472. JeffC
    March 18, 2014 at 1:02 am

    I like the battery life andthat its waterproof. I can't find any faults with it.

  473. Bogdan
    March 18, 2014 at 12:58 am


  474. Amy B
    March 18, 2014 at 12:57 am

    I can win it. It's expensive

  475. Suresh V
    March 18, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Like the fact that is water proof. No more water damage issue with a phone.

  476. jim
    March 18, 2014 at 12:51 am

    I'm tempted to upgrade my POS Galaxy S3 mini

  477. Evan B
    March 18, 2014 at 12:46 am

    This would come in handy for those long weekends.

  478. Paul Werner
    March 18, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Waterproof & not stock Android but that's to be expected

  479. Mike M
    March 18, 2014 at 12:18 am

    compact and no faults

  480. anis_farhana
    March 18, 2014 at 12:13 am

    I love the waterproof feature, and that it has a very pretty design. Well, I don't worry about music and camera, because Sony phones always have great camera/speaker.

  481. Alex D
    March 18, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I like the compact size of it, I may have long fingers, but that doesn't mean I want a phone the size of my entire hand like Samsung seems to think. Sony knows how to make quality products so I'm not surprised that they made a phone this powerful so small as well.

  482. Angela in AR
    March 17, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    I love that it is waterproof and has a decent battery life. Thanks for reviewing it!

  483. Alan
    March 17, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Love the phone, the specs, the looks, the camera, what's not to love. And it's the same size as my current phone, which seems just about right to me. :)

  484. Charlie
    March 17, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    The size is great and I've always been a Sony fan

  485. Adrian Vasquez
    March 17, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Compact and great performance! no faults

  486. Justin K
    March 17, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Looks sweet - the only fault is that it's not an iphone :)

  487. Daisy
    March 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I've tried to test this from a store and it looks perfect. I really like its waterproof feature. I also like its sleek look.

  488. Jay
    March 17, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    I won't get it unless the bluetooth issue is fixed.

    March 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm


  490. Catherine M
    March 17, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Size matters but I might want to try in anyway

  491. Jarred S
    March 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    What I like about this phone is the size, and power they were able to pack into it. The only fault I see is that I have previously had issues with phones that had port covers. On over devices the port covers eventually break-off from being open to many times, which in this case would remove the waterproof factor.

  492. Marica T
    March 17, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I like the compact size. It doesn' t look too small.

  493. Ray M
    March 17, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    The pro is the size. I like a somewhat smaller phone. The con would be the price. I wouldn't purchase a phone that is that expensive.

  494. Filipe Bernardo
    March 17, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    I actually love that it is both a compact and capable smartphone!

  495. alan parker
    March 17, 2014 at 10:26 pm


  496. N S
    March 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Waterproof, intense camera, 2GB ram, sweet.

  497. Curtis
    March 17, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    i love the rugged design and that it can fit in my smaller hands.

  498. Geovanna
    March 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Haven't had the opportunity to experience it hands-on, but it looks nice. I am very interested in the camera. I am very disappointed with the camera on my S3; it takes terrible pictures. I have small hands so the compact size would definitely be benificials.

  499. John K
    March 17, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    While I like the overall size, these tired old eyes and chubby fingers find the keyboard area a bit tight.

  500. Mark
    March 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I like the waterproofiness. I don't submerge my phone in water, but when it rains a lot I always think of my phone. Even though I've never had any permanent damage done to a phone from rain, it still concerns me to see it react oddly/slowly afterwards.
    A fault with it? Perhaps that after being submerged in water I would be in doubt when I could plug it into anything safely. But I guess that shouldn't be your first instinct if you just submerged it in water for no reason anyway.

    Size may be problematic, since you mentioned it's quite small for comfort to you. I'm using a Nokia x3-02, so I doubt it would be a problem to me. Btw: look up that phone, change your give-away system from 'random selection of winner' to 'whoever needs it most'. I'm just a student, take pity on me :).

  501. Viet Nguyen
    March 17, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    Compact is the most I like. I can put it easily in my pocket. But does it support South-Est Asian languages?

  502. Cristina
    March 17, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Great phone for people on the go. Especially if their phone is primarily for calling and communications. I love Sony Ericsson phones..durable and high quality as always..

  503. Narcis Murgulet
    March 17, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    I like the hot design, waterproof body, fantastic camera and battery life.

  504. andy
    March 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    i like it because its a small version of my xperia Z1 i have, with a better screen. needs a better speaker though

  505. viktor
    March 17, 2014 at 10:00 pm

    waterproof, packing a 20.7 megapixel camera

  506. Jim Alix
    March 17, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Compact fits for a second phone (primary is a Samsung Note 3). Waterproof because I ski and kayak.

  507. Julian
    March 17, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    I love the design of it and the polished UI. Would love to give it a try to give my 2 cents on it.

  508. Victor Obizuyk
    March 17, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I love that it’s waterproof. Opens up a whole new world of possibilities with mobile photography.

  509. Mukola Obizuyk
    March 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I like the size and waterproofness.

  510. Ed
    March 17, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Waterproof. 20 megapixel camera. High DPI.
    What's not to like?

  511. Mary Lloyd
    March 17, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I am always nervous about getting my phone wet. A waterproof phone would be a dream come true.

  512. Savio Alfred D'souza
    March 17, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    The one feature I love the most about this phone is that it has a hole for a lanyard loop ( oh and that its waterproof too ;) ), ever since my Nokia Symbian phone, I have been looking for that feature on every new android phone and finally a mini powerhouse smartphone. The speakers could be louder though.

  513. Anthonichiwa C
    March 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    I like it just the way it is

  514. Dan D
    March 17, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Love the water proofing since no other phones does that. I just don't know if I can get over the size of it. I have fat sausage fingers and have a tough time already texting and doing other things so I don't know how fun it would be using it.

  515. Howell
    March 17, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I like the size and waterproofness.

  516. Marcus
    March 17, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    Just about the perfect screen size for me. If i had to be critical about this phone its that the battery is not user-replaceable. I'd love to own this phone.

  517. Mickey G
    March 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I love that it's waterproof. Opens up a whole new world of possibilities with mobile photography.

  518. Va D
    March 17, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    I personally would choose great performance over everything. The waterproofing is what I like the most, that would save you the money of getting a case for that and give you piece of mind. I guess size, price, and value might be lacking if care more for those things.

  519. Mark Messinger
    March 17, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    The compact size. In a world of too big Android phones, it's good to see a fully-capable Android phone in a smaller size.

  520. Rick
    March 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Waterproof is a great addition to a premium phone.

  521. Cecil
    March 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Compact, waterproof, great performance, great camera, I want this in the U.S. now!

  522. Eugenie
    March 17, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I like the small size and battery life.

  523. Voiculescu C
    March 17, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I really like the specs and the fact that it's compact plus waterproof make it even better.

  524. Mike Marcos
    March 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm


  525. Kendall B
    March 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I love the compact design along with the fact that it's waterproof

  526. N
    March 17, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    screen size is my favourite thing about this phone

  527. Anne F
    March 17, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    Love the water proof feature!

  528. Antonio R
    March 17, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Love the performance and the size. I can't find any issue that dislikes me

  529. Mrmike M
    March 17, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Water-Proof and Fast what more can I ask for! :)

  530. Matthew
    March 17, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    What's wrong with it, what's wrong with every current phone, the diversity of flip, slide, twist etc, has given way to a legion of slabs that, even for this compact, are barely pocket sized.

  531. deepak
    March 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    like the phone for being waterproof, wish it cost less.

  532. Isaac C
    March 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Waterproof. Perfect.

  533. Fredrik S
    March 17, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    I really like the speccs combined with the small size of the phone.
    Finally a decent alternative to iPhone.

  534. Toby
    March 17, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Awesome that such a small phone is waterproof!

  535. Taylor L
    March 17, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Won't know the fault unless I use them...!

  536. Servi N
    March 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    HTC mini had a fine size; this is similar and I enjoy Android on a Nexus; this seems a fine next phone :-)

  537. Brenda P
    March 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I like the design of it. Love the camera also

  538. Matthew
    March 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Looks likes a good phone

  539. Russell Porter
    March 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Nice power under the hood in a compact design.

  540. Guillermo Ivan Jimenez Ruvalcaba
    March 17, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    I like that it’s waterproof

  541. Luis A Ramos Jr
    March 17, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    I like the Sony Xperia Z1 because it is compact and its bigger than my current phone 3.7 myTouch 4G phone and it can fit in my pocket or I can hold it with one hand. I just need to win a giveaway from your company and this phone will make a late birthday present to myself(March 9).

  542. Brady W
    March 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Being able to take pictures in the shower would be awesome, wait I mean outside in the rain.

  543. Ari T
    March 17, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Seems great. The only problem is that I just bought a different phone

  544. Greg
    March 17, 2014 at 7:45 pm


  545. Hey Now
    March 17, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Looks very nice. Nice design and the "mini" size is still bigger than my 4S.

  546. Melisa J
    March 17, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I like the size and especially that it's waterproof.

  547. Daniel
    March 17, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I love the size, just perfect, finally they make one Xperia Z for me

  548. Joanna Poon
    March 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I like that it's waterproof

  549. Alex
    March 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm


  550. Teodor
    March 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    The waterproof features. I wish it was a little bigger(yea...)

  551. Alan M
    March 17, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Thoroughly impressed with the technical specs and capability of the Xperia Z1 Compact. Screensize may be the only drawback; albeit forgivable.

  552. Denis K
    March 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    The design is perfect, as a phone itself.

  553. Daniel
    March 17, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I like that I may win it...FOR FREE!!!

  554. susan
    March 17, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    I like that its more compact, and waterproof! I've been waiting for someone to come up with this....yay!

  555. Ankur
    March 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    I like the performance and waterproof feature.

  556. Lode
    March 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    To have a waterproof, very performative and rigid phone that is COMPACT is what a lot of customers, including me, adore!

    • Ionut I
      March 17, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Mainly because it is waterproof.

  557. ŠImon S
    March 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Most i like is waterproof.

  558. Dave E
    March 17, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I really like the concept, BUT, i don't like the packaging. it doesn't look so good inside.

  559. Paris Mendoza
    March 17, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    It's maybe just it's size but maybe that's what makes it different

  560. Chris R
    March 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm


  561. Haravind kumar
    March 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Its a great device i didn't find any flaws.

  562. Mahesh K
    March 17, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    It would easily fit into my jeans pocket. All that power would play all the games smoothly, but on that small screen it won't feel that much amazing.

  563. Jonathan S
    March 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    It's all good, you don't need to think about any issues.

  564. Sergei
    March 17, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    Like that it's compact. Can't think of any faults.

  565. ?Ubomír Š
    March 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    I do not need a waterproof phone, but performance is great, I want it. :-)

  566. Michael T
    March 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    This phone is a perfect size and the performance looks to be great. My only complaint would be the price.

  567. Nisse
    March 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    It seems like a nice phone to me, but honestly the water-proof features seems more like a brag-right thing than being actually useful.

  568. Mateja
    March 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Must agree that waterproof is a big win! Amazing device and features!

  569. CMoreau
    March 17, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Nice looking phone, very easy to carry around. Its strength has a cost: display Screen is a little small.

  570. Ryan
    March 17, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    The size, the waterproofing. The only fault i hope that it doesnt have is that the screen cracks randomly in the Xperia Z

  571. András K
    March 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm


  572. Daniel V
    March 17, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    To me, there are no faults. I don't like huge phones, so this is great. I am also a huge SONY fanboy. Maybe that adds to it. :P

  573. Adrian0E
    March 17, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Small, but powerfull. Awesome design. Awesome device.

  574. Mandip D
    March 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Battery and screen resolution and processor is no good. but I like it being waterproof!

  575. Raviteja Reddy
    March 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I loved the phone . Display Screen is little small but that is why it is called compact ;)

  576. abjeet
    March 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    can be defective and not be much protecting against water for more than 10 mins

  577. Zackary
    March 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Love that it is a high end phone in a smaller build, can't ask for more.

  578. Ismail
    March 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    not much wrong is there

  579. Clayton C
    March 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Love that it is compact. Hate how most phones are getting larger and larger, closer to tablets than anything. Not really a fan of the side power button, but something I could probably get used to!

  580. Helana
    March 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Waterproof is a big win, and with great performance and a smaller size, it looks like a fabulous phone.

  581. Homer
    March 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    The hardware is very good and Sony's version of Android seems to be less filled with bloat, unlike other manufacturers. The only fault I can find is that the price is a bit steep, especially in the UK where it has the same price as the normal Z1 on amazon.

  582. Daniel
    March 17, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    So much power in such a small compact phone that packs quite a punch. I amazed at the amount of features it has.

  583. Jobcel Isaac Gacura
    March 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    I love those three features combined, this is truly a compact phone without compromise.

  584. Alex
    March 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    720p display? :(

  585. Alexander
    March 17, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    The camera and lifeproofness

  586. Jitendra A
    March 17, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I love it all! Faults...None!

  587. Ali
    March 17, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    The only fault is that it's not in my hand....

  588. Daniel T
    March 17, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    I like the entire device? Faults. Don't think so.

  589. Mariz D
    March 17, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    The Xperia Z1 Compact's great performance is what I like most. No faults!

  590. Vivek
    March 17, 2014 at 6:08 pm

    The best thing about it is the size and performance

  591. dan
    March 17, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    No faults ! all ok

  592. Abraham Serrano
    March 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    I love the fact that it is Compact!

  593. SferaDev
    March 17, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    I love PErfomance!

  594. Tomas P
    March 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    The size with great specs

  595. Elizabeth K
    March 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    I really like the just about everything this phone has and the price is right too!

  596. Michael
    March 17, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    small size without compromising on specs

  597. nachiketa
    March 17, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    No faults at all!

  598. Neil T
    March 17, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    Oh forgot the faults, hmm, I can't really think of anything that really bothers me.

  599. Neil T
    March 17, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    I love all that power in such a small form factor!

  600. Albert Nemec
    March 17, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    I like the color and mainly the fact that it's waterproof. My Samsung Galaxy note isn't (otherwise it would be perfect)

  601. Ronald Richard
    March 17, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    I appreciate being able to use these devices with one hand, and this one looks to address that issue head on. Hey, Sony, where's the purple model?

  602. Joseph J. Pollock
    March 17, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    It's kind of small for me. I have big hands. I like the look and i need a smart phone.

  603. Robin G
    March 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    I LOVE the fact that it's WATERPROOF!! Don't know anyone who has one, so not sure about the faults - but LOVE that feature! I ruined one phone by dropping it in the sink once - won't have to worry about that with this one! Thanks for the opportunity! :-)

  604. Giuseppe P
    March 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    the only fault is the design in my opinion.. the others specs are great

  605. Violet Smith
    March 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    I like that it's waterproof, has a great camera and is colourful

  606. Allan D
    March 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Besides the compactness, water proofing and great performance, the thing that i like about Sony Xperia Z1 compact is its amazing sharpness of Sony BRAVIA® technologies.

  607. Adelina
    March 17, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    I love that this phone is waterproof.

  608. paul
    March 17, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    compact and waterproof.

  609. Eric R
    March 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    waterproof is the biggest plus for me

  610. Drew
    March 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I'm really digging the waterproof aspect. Also, Sony is one of the few OEMs that doesn't make Android look like garbage with their skin.

  611. Milica Kuvalja
    March 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I think it's and excellent all-rounder. Fingers crossed

  612. Juan M
    March 17, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    waterproof!!! its about time phones become, at the very least, a bit more tough and lasting

  613. marc g
    March 17, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Waterproof and compact, ftw! What about shock resistance?

  614. gramps
    March 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I like the fact that it's waterproof

  615. Youssef Brahmi
    March 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I really like the design

  616. Michael Elphinstone
    March 17, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    I like the size, it's sturdiness, the available colours, battery length and design.

  617. Chirag
    March 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Waterproof definitely

  618. Natalie
    March 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I like the size and that it's waterproof!

  619. Alexandru M.
    March 17, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I love it. It's kinda like the Nokia concepts but it's more sexy and all-in-all a better performer. I would buy it if i had the money and in case i don't win! :) No cons here.

  620. tc
    March 17, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    water proof is nice

  621. Ryan Callihan
    March 17, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I'm actually pretty interested in the waterproof aspect of the Sony Phones. I was in T-Mobile the other day and they had one on display that you could actually dunk test into a container of water, which was neat.

  622. Robert
    March 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Looks like a very good phone with an excellent camera (or should that be an excellent camera with a very good phone?). It would be a drastic upgrade from my basic messaging phone!

  623. Andrew
    March 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    It's waterproof, which is quite uncommon.

  624. SomeOne
    March 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Sure shot value for money, if one truly knows what that means.

  625. Darren
    March 17, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    It's waterproof, and it is not yet mine. Best feature and only fault, afaik.

  626. Marsh
    March 17, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I like the high resolution camera.

  627. Anonymous
    March 17, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    the great performance and the water proof part

  628. marcelo m
    March 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Only on MakeUseOf!

  629. Paul R
    March 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I'm seriously thinking of this phone or the Z1 as my next phone.

  630. Nabil Z
    March 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Maybe the price is the only hic

  631. Adam
    March 17, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Gotta dig the waterproofing & battery life.

  632. magykmaster
    March 17, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Water resistance is awesome

  633. Darren
    March 17, 2014 at 4:03 pm


  634. Van Olson
    March 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I like the water proof part.

  635. Aeon
    March 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Compactness and the great "Omnibalance" design!

  636. Melissa
    March 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    The camera is by far the biggest selling point for me. I am constantly wanting to take pictures and realizing all I have with me is my crappy dumb phone so this would be a huge upgrade

  637. Nero T
    March 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    Great performance in a compact size, that's impressive! But I think it should have a larger battery life.

  638. Pete D
    March 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    It's a great phone for the size, and powerful too.
    If you want a gaming android phone, get it's big brother for the bigger screen. Simple.
    Or the Z2 when it's available.
    If you want a reasonable sized phone with good spec it's one of the best available.

    (and it's better build quality than the other plastic ones)

  639. Brykins
    March 17, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Only thing I wish is that it had a slighter higher res screen to get the most from the camera.

  640. Gary
    March 17, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I know I would love it all as much as I love my Sony Xperia P.

  641. Newjorciks
    March 17, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    The compactness of it and the looks of it are awesome :D

  642. Jonathan Killops
    March 17, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Perfect Summer-time phone!

  643. Don
    March 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I do like that it's not a small tablet masquerading as a phone. It looks like it actually fits in your hand

  644. Stephen G.
    March 17, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I most like that, as the review made clear, Sony chose not to cut specs to make a "mini" phone. The water resistance isn't anywhere on my list of required features for phone purchases, but it is a welcome bonus. My only concern with this phone would relate to how many releases of Android Sony might provide as updates, but most manufacturers, including Sony, seem to be getting better about that.

  645. FlyingAce
    March 17, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I really like the size, the more portable the better :)

  646. Harry m
    March 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Waterproof is super huge for me!

  647. Josh G
    March 17, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    I'd prefer a larger screen, but can't beat the price. ;)

  648. Pamela
    March 17, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    The 20mp camera is exciting, and I would love a waterproof phone. The only downside might be the size of the screen. It's a bit small, but screen size is a minor factor. The phone sounds great.

  649. Bobbo
    March 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Going from Samsung Galaxy 4 to this one was a disappointment. The apps are much crappier and the keyboard is much smaller than on the Galaxy making typing much more difficult. In fact I will buy the Galaxy 5 when it comes out and give this one to a homeless person

  650. Wayne M
    March 17, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    It would be great to have a phone that is smarter than me, and be waterproof also.

  651. Sudeepto D
    March 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    The only thing bad about this phone and some other phones from Sony's Z series s the HUGE bottom bezel. It looks really unnecessary and extends the phone vertically .
    Other than that I would have preferred 4.5" screen instead of 4.3" as the former screen size is the correct balance between compactness and media consumption .

    The thing I liked about this phone is the 2GB RAM and the massive 20.7 MP camera :)

  652. Marko G.
    March 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    all of it - Like the it realy

  653. Bjørnar B
    March 17, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Tha camera and that its waterproof and dustproof

  654. Brent Vollweiter
    March 17, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    I'm tired of having to always be concious of my seemingly fragile S4. I'd take a Z1 compact in a heartbeat.

  655. Prabhdeep S
    March 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Man, I like everything about this phone except the screen!!! It has hit the soft point for screen sizes with good hardware specs!! No one is its competitor unless you want the iphone but it has a higher price!! For me, its screen size with top notch specs are just the features I am looking for but the deal breaker for me was that 720p screen and not the 1080p as Z1!! I would myself buy it and won't even look at another phone if it had 1080p screen!! I really wanted to have an upgrade from my Nexus 4, but Nexus 5's camera and battery are crappy just as in Nexus 4 and this was the best option for me but that screen made me sad!!!

  656. Roberta T
    March 17, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    I love performance and compactness together, plus it looks very nice.

  657. Vipul J
    March 17, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    This would be a perfect upgrade from my now obsolete Galaxy S2.

  658. Moanis K
    March 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Oh and absolutely no downsides.

  659. Ahmad Shawki Hasan
    March 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    The best thing is the camera, and I don't think it has major flaws...

  660. Moanis K
    March 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Performance & Camera

  661. Paul Harris
    March 17, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    My Nexus 5 Tech Specs

    4.95" 1920 x 1080 display (445 ppi)

    I doubt you could see much difference between the Sony screen and the Nexus screen when held 1 foot from ones' face. I still like the waterproof feature.

  662. Nguyen H
    March 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Phone size is not really a problem for me 'cause I have big hands, but waterproof & performance is definitely awesome!

  663. Rick
    March 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I like the look of this device

  664. Joses L
    March 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Behold, smartphone geeks and manufacturers alike! This is what you call a proper mini-sized version of the flagship, a compact flagship reigning with the awesomeness of the original Z1 yet with only differences being slightly smaller battery capacity and shrinked-down size, for those who love it!
    Personal fanboyism aside, I would choose build quality, phone design, and Sony UI(actually called UXT NXP, but nobody remembers it...) as the best things of the Z1 Compact if I had to choose, although they also reek of my preference with Sony.... Oh well.
    Minor bugs and nitpicking aside, the Z1 Compact still seem to be almost flawless as a flagship — except for its intended size, of course, which is intended for its target market anyway(that is, for people who stuck to iPhone because of its size and one-handed usage). It doesn't even suffer from delay/lack of software updates that happens with some Sony handsets, and the supposedly-noisy camera algorithm is also being continously improved through said software updates. I would even go so far as to say that it is the best mini-sized smartphone flagship up-to-date, and for greatness' sake, even better than the iPhone 5S(yeees, arguably, of course), making it ONE of the BEST smartphones ever(until now), competing with other, bigger-sized flagships on the market. :D

    TL;DR Everything about it is awesome, it's nearly flawless!!1!One!!1

  665. MarkTGT
    March 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Waterproof is the most important feature of this camera.

  666. Madhur Tewani
    March 17, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    waterproof, 20MP camera and great performance is what i like most about it and obviously, compactness of this phone is also very awesome...

    i haven't found any problem yet and probably won't find one...

  667. Joel Heslop
    March 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    I like the overall look and fell of the Xperia Z1! I personally enjoy a 5" + screen.

  668. Jeff R
    March 17, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    it seems to be the perfect size and has an amazing camera

  669. Jason N
    March 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    This is a nice phone, I'd love to explore it a bit further. I'm not sure how I'd like the smaller screen, my current phone looks like an acreage compared, but this thing looks really good.

  670. Igor B
    March 17, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I find the screen a bit small with all 5 inch devices on the market.

  671. Dan Vaughn
    March 17, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    It's yellow. :P

  672. Scott T
    March 17, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    The only problem I have is that I still have time left on my current cell phone contract!

  673. Chris K
    March 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Honestly performance is a top priority, and with my musical prowess and a demanding daughter for streaming music this may be a deal breaker if it doesn't perform up to snuff. But I have been considering the SOL REPUBLIC Wireless Traks

  674. Antonio I
    March 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    20 megapixel camera, fast cpu and waterproof! sweet!

  675. Sameer Manas
    March 17, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    That camera is awesome. Apart from that, it's waterproof and compact. It not a Note that needs special pockets.

    I would say this is what a smartphone needs.

  676. Debbie Bashford
    March 17, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Great performance would impress me, so far I have NOT found a cell phone that will work from where I live

  677. Christian A
    March 17, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Compact, waterproof and great performance that says it all. What more can you ask for? It's all the features that i want my smartphone should have.

  678. Justin
    March 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Not many manufactures will venture in the 4.X territory. It is usually 4" or 5-7".
    It like the Xperia for that. And it is 2014 all phone should be water proof by now

  679. Claudine
    March 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I like the waterproof part. It would be perfect when I go paddling.

  680. Dany B
    March 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    What I like is the performances and waterproof, but I like my phone a bit bigger, but its not very important when you see the better performance and waterproof of this phone.

  681. Gaurav Kale
    March 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    The 20 MP camera is the killer feature for me of the Xperia Z1 Compact. The only downside I can think of is the plastic rear panel.

  682. Zulfiqar A
    March 17, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    It's Z1! In a compact size! no flaws :)

  683. ra
    March 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I like the good performance and waterproof for outdoor's activities.

  684. ahsan
    March 17, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I like the color