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    Xperia XZ1 Compact Test Results

    The claims on these pages are mainly based on results from tests conducted by Strategy Analytics, an independent global company specialising in market analysis. All claims were verified at the time of testing. However, as the mobile landscape changes quickly and new phone models are released on a continuous basis, we cannot guarantee that all claims are still valid as you read this. Please see the date specified at the bottom of each claim and test specification for reference. For more information on Strategy Analytics, please visit the Strategy Analytics homepage

    World’s first smartphones with real-time 3D capture 1

    Xperia XZ1 & XZ1 Compact capture 3D objects with the new 3D Creator. 3D Creator from Sony uses the device camera to capture real-time 3D objects/scans via the device’s camera. During capture 3D Creator displays the scan on-screen and provides useful feedback during the process to successful capture a water-tight 3D scan. The scanning time is very quick (15-60 seconds) and any editing can be performed on the device. The resulting scan can be printed, shared or used for avatar creation, gaming and in augmented reality. 3D scanning is available out-of-the-box and does not require the installation of additional software. All processing is performed locally on the device so a data connection is not required to generate the mesh.

    World’s first smartphones with Super slow motion video 2

    • World’s first memory-stacked image sensor in a smartphone
    • World’s fastest image capture technology in a smartphone
    • World’s first smartphone with 960fps video capture

    The camera module of Sony’s Xperia XZ1 Compact includes a 19MP (1.22um pixel) 1/2.3” sensor stacked with a DRAM chip. Inclusion of DRAM within the camera module increases image capture speed by 5 times and facilitates the slow motion video capture of 960 frames per second. The Xperia XZ1 Compact, XZ1, XZ Premium and XZs are the world’s first smartphones to feature a memory-stacked image sensor. Fast frame rate video capture for slow motion video capture at 960fps is not available from other smartphones and instead uses software interpolation.

    World’s first smartphones with 5-axis video stabilisation 3

    Strategy Analytics’ Resources

    Strategy Analytics utilised the SpecTRAX database and independent research to verify the display, processor and camera claims on behalf of Sony Mobile for the Xperia XZ1 Compact. The specifications of the Xperia XZ1 Compact were compared against >11,000 individual smartphone models currently in the SpecTRAX database. Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX database is an extensive proprietary resource consisting of two key datasets; specifications and availability data. The specifications contained in SpecTRAX cover over 300 attributes relating to over 28,000 announced smartphone, mobile phone, tablet, smartwatch, mobile hotspot and USB dongle SKUs. 150-200 newly announced devices are added to SpecTRAX each month.

    About These Tests

    Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this data, Strategy Analytics is unable to accept any legal responsibility for any actions taken on the basis of the information contained therein. There are circumstances were published specifications may differ from those held by device manufacturers. Circulation or disclosure in whole or in part of this data outside the authorized recipient organizations is expressly forbidden without the prior written permission of Strategy Analytics.


    1. 1Xperia XZ1 Compact can capture and create 3D objects on-device in real time. High resolution object scans are performed quickly (15-60 seconds) using the device camera and Sony’s 3D Creator app. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera sensor specifications for over 11,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 31st August 2017.
    2. 2Xperia XZ1 Compact features a memory-stacked image sensor capable of directly capturing slow motion video at 960 frames per second in High Definition (720p) using device hardware. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera sensor specifications for over 11,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 31st August 2017.
    3. 3Xperia XZ1 Compact features 5-axis digital image stabilization for video. Verified by Strategy Analytics' SpecTRAX Service against the published camera specifications (maximum axes of correction) for over 11,000 smartphones. Correct as of the 31st August, 2017.