Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Real Time Test

Taking the last hand “cameraphone” produced by Sony, and incidentally the brother of the popular Z1.

All mobile users do not necessarily want a smartphone with a 5-inch screen, or more if infinities. Some of us prefer the more compact terminals, more discreet. It is precisely to satisfy that Sony launched the Xperia Z1 Compact . A Xperia Z1 Compact accompanying me on a daily basis for several weeks, and you’ll discover through this quick grip.

End technical specifications resolutely top
As begin by recalling the technical specifications of Z1 Compact. They are long known, it is true, but it is possible that you do have more in mind.

To conquer our hearts, Sony has not done in a half-measure and small Z1 and benefits of a 4.3 inch screen with a type definition HD 720p (1280 × 720), a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC 800 2.2 GHz , Adreno 330 GPU a , 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage space expandable via micro SD card port.

Just like its big brother, the Compact is built for photo with a sensor Exmor RS 20.7 megapixel , optical G-Lens opening 2.0 and BIONZ processing chip .

Thereupon, we also have the right to WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0 with, a GPS chip and the NFC, with a battery of 2300 mAh and compact dimensions (127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm) and a weight not exceeding 137 grams. Pricewise, it takes an average of 499 euros without contract, and therefore without operator subsidies.

Close to those of Z1 lines, with a few notable differences
Z1 Compact resembles the Z1. Like the latter, it does not bother with physical buttons on the front, Sony has opted for touch buttons directly managed by Android. Different traps are all located on the left side of the device, so it is on this side we find the Micro USB connector , the drawer of the SIM card and the slot host the micro SD card . Amidst all this beautiful world, we also find the connector that will allow us to recharge the device using the optional dock by the manufacturer.

The buttons are all incorporated into the right edge and if we find the famous “premium” Sony button, the same one that serves signature for all Xperia, we can also get their hands on the two buttons control vested in volume and the shutter of the camera. A long press on the latter support will enable us also direct access to the application responsible for capturing photos and videos.

The headphone jack is on the top edge, the exact opposite of the grid hiding the speaker Compact.

If you had the opportunity to play with the Z1, Z2 or even the Compact therefore not surprise you. And even if the materials used in its manufacture have not run a lot of ink in recent weeks, it remains a product upscale , with finishes copies.

And photo and video, what happens?
The answer lies in a few words: all the same as the Z1. And it has nothing surprising since one finds exactly the same components.

Everything will ultimately depend on the ambient light. Under normal conditions (during the day, whatever the weather make it gray), the Compact will be able to deliver pictures of very good quality, with a beautiful dive. It will, however, a little harder when the light will come to miss.

It is the same for videos. Here, however, it really is the stabilizer that impressed me the most. It fulfills its purpose very well.

But from my perspective, the best part of the Z1 Compact in photo and video, it’s mobile application. An application that can accept new modes on the fly. I think of the Social Live to broadcast a streaming event on Facebook, or even MotionGraph to create animated images.

Here are some photos taken with the Compact.

And ecosystem Sony then?
It has not changed much since the Z1 and overlay manufacturer is always pleasant to use. I will not list all its specifics, but it really has some features that caught my attention.

I think of filters available from the screen listing all installed applications on the phone. Within seconds, it will be possible to trace the most used, or those that have been installed by the user tools. It is easier to find what you search.

I love the integrated windowed mode. It works much the same principle as QSlide LG Apps, with more possibilities since it is possible to open any widget in a flying window. It works with the native applications developed by Sony, but with all the programs available on the Play Store.

After that, at the application level, it is really integrated photo editor albums that impressed me most. It is perhaps not as comprehensive as Snapseed, but he brings a lot and you can make pretty things through him.

The conclusion and questions
I have not yet mentioned but the biggest asset of the Z1 Compact is undoubtedly its autonomy. Despite its 2300 mAh battery, it is capable of holding the road for a day and a half without flinching. In configuring finely STAMINA mode and disabling some services, it will be possible to exceed two days without recharging. It is in any case my personal record, and both say that it is very pleasant by these days.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is a very good surprise. Unlike its competitors, the Japanese giant has not lost its power terminal on the altar of the compactness and it is really a good thing for those who are looking for a versatile and portable smartphone.

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