Performance and Battery Life
Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset powers this compact Compact, running at 2.26GHz, and paired with Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. Android OS 4.3 (Jelly Bean) has had its UI only lightly modified (unlike Samsung’s TouchWiz UI or HTC’s Sense) and runs fluidly on this hardware. Scrolling is smooth and without any glitches or lags, and apps are quick to start.
This is essentially the chipset to beat for Android performance right now, and just like the LG G2, Nexus 5, and Samsung Galaxy S5, the Z1 Compact all but flies. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a 2.300 mAh battery, which is more than good enough for this display and chipset combination and should last up to two days with moderate usage.
Connectivity options include the obvious LTE, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and NFC. The phone also supports Miracast displays, dlna and features MHL support. There’s also a microSD card slot if the 16GB of flash just isn’t enough.