Sony Xperia Z1 Compact now available direct from Sony, supports AT&T/T-Mobile 4G LTE



There’s no denying there severely lacking number of smaller Android devices packing high-end specs on the market. For most Android manufacturers, a smaller display somehow equates to a budget Android device — but not when it comes to Sony. Earlier this year we got a firsthand look at the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and fell in love with its sleek looks and higher than mid-range specs.

While Sony may have a tough time convincing US carriers to stock their wares on store shelves (or perhaps they’re just having trouble keeping up with demand for their product), they don’t seem to have any problem selling their smartphones directly to consumers via their online store.

Starting today, you can pick up the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact direct from the Sony Store for $550 unlocked. Whether you’re on T-Mobile or AT&T it shouldn’t be a problem as the phone supports both networks’ 3G/4G LTE bands. The specs aren’t as impressive as they were back in January, but they definitely still pack a punch. Here’s what you’re looking at:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

  • 4.3-inch 720p display
  • 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 20.7MP camera
  • 16GB of internal storage w/ micro SD slot
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • NFC
  • IP55 & IP58 water/dust resistance

Back towards the end of June, Sony began pushing Android 4.4.4 KitKat to the Z1 Compact, so for those interested in picking up the phone, rest assured it’s not like you’ll be sacrificing on software features or security. You can pick up the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact in black, pink, or white via the link below.

Buy the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: Sony Store

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Freaking asshole sony. Spent $470 on a non LTE, now they offer the USA LTE Version?…Fuck you sony

  2. Why did you remove my comment?. I guess all comments have to be nice!!!

  3. It’s missing the 700mhz Band 17 for AT&T, otherwise I would have picked one up. The lime color is hawt.

    1. Are you sure?…I bought the international version and it works with TMobile LTE but not ATT!!

      1. Yes, it’s missing band 17 for at&t.

  4. For that money you can get an oppo 7

    1. isnt the find 7 like an inch and a half bigger too?

  5. U can get the international version for $450 or less off ebay

    1. Or Amazon

  6. Isn’t that cute, baby Android screens are finally catching up. Now those with pint size hands can stop whining.

  7. According to Sony’s website, it doesn’t support band 17. This is not “fully” compatible with AT&T to be exact.

    Cellular and Wireless : 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)

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