Quick Review of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503

The Good
  • Premium build quality that feels very solid in hand
  • Excellent size, literally perfect for one handed usage
  • Very capable camera
  • Display is a major improvement over some of Sony's flagships
The Bad
  • Runs aged Android version
  • Several duplicate applications exist out of the box which equates to bloatware
  • Glass back of the phone picks up scratches easily
  • FOr anyone with medium sized hands, the physical shutter button would feel too small

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: January 2014
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Display   6 /10
Screen Size
4.3 inch
Screen Resolution
1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Type
Pixel Density
342 PPI
Chipset   7 /10
Processor Speed
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
Processor Type
Adreno 330
Camera   7 /10
Rear Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Camera Details
1/2.3'' Sensor Size, Geo-Tagging, Touch Focus, Face & Smile Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Panorama
Video Recording Resolution
Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features
Autofocus, LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System
OS Detail
Android (4.3)
OS Upgradable To
Android 5.1
Device Type
USB Connector Type
Micro USB
Water Resistance, FM Radio
Dimensions (mm)
127 x 64.9 x 9.5
137 grams
3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
Audio Jack
Black, Pink, White, Yellow
Build Material
Glass, Metal
Storage   8 /10
Internal Storage
Card Slot
Maximum Card Slot Capacity
SIM Card Slots
Network Type
SIM Card Type
Micro SIM
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM)
Battery   5 /10
Battery Capacity
Battery Type
Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Features

The Japanese smartphone company has added a mini version of Xperia Z1 to its high end or flagship series. Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a smaller 4.3-inch Triluminos 720p display with X-Reality engine (the bigger sibling has a 5-inch 1080p display). Even with a 720p display, the smaller screen size translates to a crisp pixel density of 342PPI. It also ensures ease of single handed use.

On the hardware front it is similar to its big brother, similar in design with an aluminium border to give a premium feel. This waterproof phone has a 2.2 GHz quad-core Krait 400 processor with the latest Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset to deliver powerful user experience. The dust resistant smartphone also comes with the latest Adreno 330 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit). The device has 2GB RAM and 16 GB expandable storage. The device has the same camera features as compared to its sibling, it has a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS sensor, BIONZ processing engine and LED flash, supplemented with a 2-megapixel camera at the front. The device is capable of recording full HD videos at 1080p. Other features include-Back-illuminated sensor (BSI), Digital image stabilization, Face detection,Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama and Scene modes.

The device runs on Android v4.3 (upgradable to v4.4 KitKat). The supports 3G and is available in many funky colours.The phone has NFC and other features such WiFi, Bluetooth as well.The miniature has a 2300mAh battery with Stamina mode (which is smaller than the 3000 mAh battery on the Z1, but the lower resolution display should help save some power). All in all, it is the first no-compromise ‘mini’ verison of an Android flaghsip we’'ve seen (the HTC One mini and Samsung S4 mini have been stripped of certain features to achieve a lower price point than their bigger avatars).
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  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Price In India
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Price In India
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Price In India
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Price In India
  • Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 Price In India