We’re used to a regular refresh of Sony’s Xperia hardware and it’s no different as IFA this year either. Although the company hasn’t announced a successor to its top of the line Xperia XZ Premium, the new Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact have plenty to offer those looking for premium processing hardware in a smaller package… not forgetting that these two phones are the first to be announced running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Below you’ll find the full list of Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xperia XZ1 specs:

Sony Xperia XZ1Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact
Display
Sony Xperia XZ1:
5.2-inch Full HD with HDR
1920 x 1080 resolution
423 ppi
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
4.6-inch 720p Triluminos Display
1280 x 720 resolution
319 ppi
Processor
Sony Xperia XZ1:
64-bit octa-core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm processor
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
64-bit octa-core (2.35 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad) Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 10 nm processor
RAM
Sony Xperia XZ1:
4 GB
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
4 GB
Storage
Sony Xperia XZ1:
64 GB
MicroSD expansion up to 256 GB
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
32 GB
MicroSD expansion up to 256 GB
Cameras
Sony Xperia XZ1:
Rear camera
- 19 MP 1/2.3" AF sensor with f/2.0 aperture

Front camera
- 13 MP 1/3.06" sensor
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
Rear camera
- 19 MP 1/2.3" AF sensor with f/2.0 aperture

Front camera
- 8 MP sensor with 120° wide angle
Battery
Sony Xperia XZ1:
2,700 mAh
Non-removable
QuickCharge 3.0
Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
2,700 mAh
Non-removable
QuickCharge 3.0
Qnovo Adaptive Charging
Water resistance
Sony Xperia XZ1:
IP68 dust and water resistance
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
IP68 dust and water resistance
Connectivity
Sony Xperia XZ1:
Wi-Fi 802.11
LTE Cat 16, 4CA, 4x4 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C, 3.1
NFC
DNLA
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
Wi-Fi 802.11
LTE Cat 15, 4CA, 4x4 MIMO
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C, 2.0
NFC
DNLA
Sensors
Sony Xperia XZ1:
Accelerometer
Fingerprint Sensor (not in US)
Gyro Sensor
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
Accelerometer
Fingerprint Sensor (not in US)
Gyro Sensor
SIM
Sony Xperia XZ1:
Nano SIM
(single or dual market dependant)
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
Nano SIM
Software
Sony Xperia XZ1:
Android 8.0 Oreo
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
Android 8.0 Oreo
Dimensions and weight
Sony Xperia XZ1:
148 x 73 x 7.4mm
156 grams
Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact:
129 x 65 x 9.3mm
143 grams

Sony’s Compact model in particular has always strived to provide higher-end hardware than your typical small form factor smartphone, so there really doesn’t appear to be too much difference between the Xperia XZ1 and the XZ1 Compact. With the obvious exception of the smaller display and size of the Compact model, and one or two small tweaks to the hardware features, including a slightly smaller amount of storage and a different front camera setup. Intriguingly, both models seem to have exactly the same battery, despite the size differences.

Do you think that Sony has done enough to make these models as compelling as other flagship tier smartphones on the market?