Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Black

What you need to know

  • Get O2 4G on this phone. 4G info
  • All the specs and features of the Xperia Z1, just smaller
  • 20.7 megapixel sensor for true Sony digital camera quality
  • Bring your apps, music and photos with you with Xperia Transfer
  • 4.3" TRILUMINOS™ Display for sharp, clear, lifelike pictures
  • Waterproof and dust resistant (IP55/IP58)
  • Doesn't come with a charger (we explain why below)
  • Eco rating: 3.6/5

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Choice of 4 colours of the Z1 Compact

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20.7 megapixel camera for sharper, brighter photos

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is packed with the same components that Sony use in their renowned digital still cameras. Inside its sleek body you’ll find a huge 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS for mobile image sensor (the equivalent of the sensor size used in Sony’s Cyber-shot™ snappers) as well as the award-winning G Lens and BIONZ™ for mobile processing engine. All this clever technology brings you the kind of sharper, clearer, brighter photos and video that you’d find in a high-end digital camera, even in the lowest of light. And putting it in a smartphone means you’ll always have your camera with you.

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Water resistant and durable case

To protect the technology inside, Sony have created a case of durable, tempered glass built around a one-piece aluminium frame. The effect is a seamless smartphone that looks and feels great - and is water and dust resistant too. The Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a 4.3" TRILUMINOS™ Display that uses the same BRAVIA® technology as goes into Sony TVs. So whether it’s HD movies, streaming videos or photos, everything comes with a clean, clear, lifelike picture quality.

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Blazing fast performance

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact supports O2 4G and comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor with 2GB RAM. Put the two together and you can stream clips from YouTube, download music and videos, or just browse the internet at impressive speeds. And if you’re worried about all that technology draining your battery, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a special STAMINA mode. When you’re not using your phone, this automatically turns off the stuff you don’t need while keeping the notifications you want.

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Broadcast on Facebook with Social Live

With Social Live, you can broadcast every moment as it happens live via Facebook. At a gig, or a wedding, or a special event? Film it with your Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and stream it live to Facebook. Then see responses from your friends right there on the screen, and keep that conversation going in real-time.

Why doesn't this phone come with a charger?

O2 is working to try and reduce waste. And as 70% of people already have a USB charger at home, we've decided to not include one with your phone. If you do need a charger, add one at a discounted price – you can do this after choosing your tariff. O2 does not make money from selling the charger separately.

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Choose the 5GB tariff and you'll get 6 months access to Sun+. Or choose the 8GB tariff to enjoy 12 months access. When you join, we'll text you a link and code to get you started.

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Overall Specification

Talk Time
GSM up to 10 hrs
UMTS up to 18 hrs
Standby Time
GSM up to 28 days
UMTS up to 25 days
LTE/4G up to 23 days
127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
Screen Size
4.3 inches
Internal Phone Memory
Up to 16 GB
External Phone Memory
microSD™ card, up to 64 GB (SDXC supported)
Email Capability
POP3, IMAP4, Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® (EAS), SSL/TLS, both port methods (POPS/IMAPS) and STARTTLS & HTML- read only
Operating System
Google™ Android™ 4.3 (Jelly Bean)


Camera (Megapixels)
Main 20.7 MP, front facing HD 1080p for video chat and 2 MP for camera capture, 8x digital zoom
Video Capture
Yes – HD 1080p
Music Player
Yes, xLoud™ Experience, 3D Surround Sound (VPT)
FM Radio
Yes, FM with RDS


Band Type
UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV),1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz,GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz, LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20)
Stereo Bluetooth
3G & 4G
SAR Rating
0.74 W/kg (10g)
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Before you buy

Choosing your latest phone? Here’s all the important stuff you need to know before you put it in your basket.

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We won’t charge to get it to you
We offer free UK delivery on all our phones, sims, accessories and mobile broadband. And you can choose which working day you can get your phone delivered – for no extra charge.

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Keep your number (if you want to)
Whether you’re with O2 already, or have moved from another network, we’ll help you keep your number. One you’ve got your new phone, come back to and search ‘Keep my number’ – we’ve got Support pages to help with this that should pop up. Fill in a form and we’ll do the rest.


Changed your mind?
We want you to be completely happy with your new phone. So if you’re not, send it back to us within 7 working days and we’ll give you a refund or an exchange. If it’s faulty and you’ve had it for less than 14 days, we’ll replace it or give you your money back - longer than two weeks and we’ll get it fixed.

4G Ready

4G ready
Phone 4G ready. 4G sim and software update required and additional charges may apply for 4G service.

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This phone's 4G ready.
If you've got O2 4G coverage and you choose a 4G tariff
you'll be able to download music, stream videos, and play
games faster than ever before.

O2 4g coverage

98% - that's the percentage of the UK population that's going to have access to O2 4G coverage by the time we're finished rolling it out.

4G is available for Pay Monthly, Pay & Go and mobile broadband customers across the country - from Paisley to Sevenoaks. Find out what coverage is like near you.

Don't have 4G coverage yet?

You can still get this phone and choose the tariff that's right for you – including the ones with the bigger data bundles.

Why O2 4G

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Download all the Official Top 40 hits. Stream the best music videos. And get 4 weeks of O2 tracks with music videos for free.

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Challenge your mates online with the top multiplayer games. Exclusively over O2 4G. And don't worry about using up your data - game play is completely on us.

Data Explained

Whenever you use the internet on your phone, you're using data - whether it's browsing the web, sending an email, or watching a TV programme.

Downloading and using apps will also take a slice out of your data allowance.

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The small print:
O2 Tracks: 4 weeks of O2 Tracks with music videos for free, for all 4G o2 Post Pay and Pay & Go mobile customers. £1.50 per week charge applies after free trial (opt out available). Compatible device required. May use your data allowance or data charges may apply.