Sony Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact specs: Snapdragon 835, Motion Eye camera, and dual speakers

As Sony is wont to do — it's done it pretty much the same way since 2013 — it is giving its flagships a refresh during the IFA time period, and the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact are impressive distillations of the company's XZ Premium into smaller, cheaper packages.

Like the XZ Premium, the XZ1 and XZ1 Compact focus on audio and camera capabilities, with support for plenty of modern codecs and unique camera tricks that will be sure to turn an eye.

Unfortunately, U.S. buyers still have to contend with a lack of a fingerprint sensor, so there's that.

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CategoryXperia XZ1Xperia XZ1 Compact
Operating SystemAndroid 8.0 OreoAndroid 8.0 Oreo
Display5.2-inch LCD, 1920x1080Gorilla Glass 54.6-inch LCD, 1280x720Gorilla Glass 5
ProcessorSnapdragon 835 64-bitAdreno 540Snapdragon 835 64-bitAdreno 540
Rear Camera19MP Exmor RS, hybrid AF960 fps slow-mo, 4K video19MP Exmor RS, hybrid AF960 fps slow-mo, 4K video
Front Camera13MP f/2.0 22mm wide-angle8MP f/2.4 18mm super wide-angle
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 3.1, GPSWi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, USB 3.1, GPS
ChargingUSB-CQuick Charge 3.0Qnovo Adaptive ChargingUSB-CQuick Charge 3.0Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Water resistanceIP68IP68
SecurityFingerprint sensor (except U.S.)Fingerprint sensor (except U.S.)
Dimensions148 x 73.4 x 7.4 mm129 x 65 x 9.3 mm
Weight155 g143 g
Network1Gbps (Cat16 LTE)800Mbps (Cat15 LTE)
ColorsBlack, Warm Silver, Moonlit Blue, Venus PinkWhite, Silver, Black, Blue, Twilight Pink
Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.