Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)

B&H # SOZ1D5503B MFR # 1279-7347.3
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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
  • 20.7MP 1/2.3" Exmor RS Camera Sensor
  • 27mm f/2 Sony G Lens + BIONZ Processor
  • 2.2 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 800 CPU
  • 16GB Storage Capacity + 2GB of RAM
  • 4.3" TRILUMINOS IPS LCD Display
  • HD 1280 x 720 Native Resolution, 342 ppi
  • microSDXC Media Card Slot
  • Waterproof & Dust-Resistant Design
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
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This device is Carrier-unlocked and may be used with any GSM carrier that uses a frequency or band that this device supports. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. This device's frequencies can be found in the product Specifications under Cellular Network. Your carrier's available frequencies may be found in the links below.
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Sony D5503 overview

  • 1Description

The black Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 16GB Smartphone from Sony is for those seeking a compact smartphone that doesn't compromise on performance or features. The Xperia Z1 Compact features nearly all of the high end features found in Sony's larger flagship Xperia Z1, but in a much more compact and easily held package. The phone is IP55 and IP58 rated for dust resistance and waterproof protection. With the Xperia Z1 Compact, you'll be able to take pictures while fully submerged.

Please note that you must have all the ports on the Xperia Z1 Compact firmly closed and covered before placing in water. It is only waterproof in fresh water up to 4.9" (1.5 m) and only up to 30 minutes.

The Xperia Z1 Compact features a high 20.7-megapixel rear camera with an Exmor RS sensor. The Xperia Z1 Compact also utilizes a Sony G Lens and the intelligent BIONZ mobile image processing engine for capturing high quality photos. The Xperia Z1 Compact also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR), which captures the same image in different exposure levels and then fuses them together, resulting in a picture with natural colors. There is also a Superior Auto mode, where the Xperia Z1 Compact combines scene recognition with high performance image processing technology so you'll be able to capture photos with automated optimal settings.

The Xperia Z1 Compact also features One-touch functions from Sony with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. One-touch sharing allows you to share media files with another NFC-enabled smartphone, tablet, or laptop by simply tapping the devices together. One-touch mirroring allows you to view photos and videos on your NFC-enabled Sony BRAVIA HDTV. To activate one-touch mirroring, simply tap your Xperia Z1 Compact to the BRAVIA remote. One-touch listening lets you play music wirelessly to Bluetooth speakers while one-touch backup stores all your important information on the Sony Personal Content Station (sold separately).

The Xperia Z1 Compact has a quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM for fast, reliable performance. The Xperia Z1 Compact also has 16GB of internal storage, but it can also be expanded up to 64GB, thanks to the microSDXC media card slot. With support for GSM and LTE cellular networks, the Xperia Z1 Compact also supports Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology and Wi-Fi networks for added connectivity.

The Xperia Z1 Compact comes with the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. KitKat provides improved features to Android. Google Now is integrated deeper into Android. In fact, you can start using Google Now without even having to touch the screen. Instead, you can simply say "OK Google" to your smartphone and you'll be able to do voice search, send a text message, get directions, or even start playing music. Speaking of voices, the phone app has gotten a revamped look. Instead of the tired alphabetical sorting, KitKat will evaluate which contacts you speak with most often and automatically prioritize your contacts list accordingly. Also, the phone app is integrated with Google Maps so you'll be able to look up nearby restaurants and hotels directly from the app. On a related note, Caller ID also gets some Google Maps integration as well. If you receive a call from a phone number that is not in your contacts, Google Maps will search and display any matches from local businesses. It's clear that Google's goal with Android 4.4 KitKat is reduced Android fragmentation and a personal, customized experience.

20.7-Megapixel Camera with Exmor RS for Mobile Image Sensor
Built with the same components found in Sony's compact digital cameras, the Xperia Z1 Compact offers a rear camera with a large 1/2.3" 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS Sensor for high definition image capturing. Sony Exmor RS for Mobile image sensors' feature a unique stacked structure that allows for even more light gathering ability than even back-side illuminated image sensors, leading to less noise and better low light ability in a more compact size. In front of the sensor is a bright 27mm equivalent f/2.0 Sony G Lens that also helps produce sharp pictures even in low light. The Xperia Z1 Compact also features the Sony BIONZ for mobile image processor which helps eliminate noise while preserving detail even at ISO sensitivities up to 6400. Video can also be recorded in full HD 1080p at 30 fps.

The high resolution imager and high performance BIONZ processor also allow for a host of camera features, such as a x3 digital zoom as well as digital image stabilization when shooting video. Other notable camera features include:

  • auto focus
  • burst mode
  • face detection
  • flash
  • pulsed LED flash
  • photo light
  • geotagging
  • image stabilizer
  • object tracking
  • picture effect
  • quick launch
  • red-eye reduction
  • scene recognition
  • self-timer
  • send-to-web option
  • Smile Shutter
  • auto-sweep
  • panorama
  • touch capture
  • touch focus
  • white balance
GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the Specifications.
Android 4.4 KitKat
KitKat brings improved features to Android. Google Now is integrated deeper into Android. In fact, you can start using Google Now without even having to touch the screen. Instead, you can simply say "OK Google" to your smartphone and you'll be able to do voice search, send a text message, get directions or even start playing music. You'll also have access to over 1 million apps and games in the Google Play Store. Find the most popular free and paid apps, explore hand-picked collections, browse by category or simply search. The Nexus 5 can also use apps by Google, such as Gmail, Chrome, Google Calendar, Drive, and Google Keep. All your favorite Google apps work together seamlessly across all your devices, desktop and mobile. Everything important to you is instantly available.
Waterproof Design
With its IP55 and IP58 ratings, the Xperia Z1 Compact is both waterproof and dust-resistant. This means you'll be able to take photos and videos from up to 5 feet (1.5 m) underwater for up to 30 minutes at a time. Inside the waterproof design is a quad-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor and 2GB of RAM for high performance. There is also 16GB of internal storage, but it can be expanded up to 64GB via the microSDXC card slot. Please note that you must have all the ports on the Xperia Z1 Compact firmly closed and covered before placing in water.
4.3" TRILUMINOS Capacitive Touchscreen Display
Built with optimized Sony BRAVIA technology for smartphones, the Xperia Z1 Compact features a 4.3" HD TRIMLUMINOS display for mobile. The display is also a capacitive touchscreen so it supports multi-touch gestures for easy navigation. With a 1280 x 720 native resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, the Xperia Z1 Compact can play back Full HD 1080p content without letterboxing. The screen has a wide color palette for vivid and vibrant color. With Sony's exclusive X-Reality for mobile picture engine, the Xperia Z1 Compact analyzes and processes everything you watch, including HD movies, YouTube streaming videos, and photos, in order to deliver clean and clear visual quality. Intelligent Super Resolution technology reproduces lacking pixels for clear video quality while the progressive scan display and ultra-high 342 ppi (pixel per inch) pixel density creates an enhance viewing experience.
Navigation
With aGPS technology, the Xperia Z1 Compact can provide accurate location-based navigation. Additionally, you'll also be able to use third-party apps, such as Google Maps, in order to get directions via car or public transportation as well as view locations in Street View.
Music
Get the xLoud experience with the Xperia Z1 Compact and its audio filter technology. With playback support for MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, and OGG audio formats, the Xperia Z1 Compact enhances your listening experience with Sony ClearAudio+ technology. If you hear a song you like, but don't know the name or who sings it, you can use the Sony TrackID music recognition app to find out. You'll also be able to get album art for your newly discovered band or musician. The Xperia Z1 Compact also has a FM radio with RDS built-in so you'll be able to catch your favorite stations while on the go.
Sony One-Touch
Sony features one-touch functions using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology with the Xperia Z1 Compact. NFC allows the Xperia Z1 Compact to share files with another NFC-enabled device with a single tap. One-touch sharing is the primary function of NFC, which allows you to share music, photos, and videos with another NFC-enabled smartphone, tablet, or laptop by simply tapping the two devices together. Another function of NFC that Sony takes advantage of is one-touch mirroring, which allows you to see photos from your Xperia Z1 Compact on a Sony NFC-enabled BRAVIA HDTV. Simply tapping the Xperia Z1 Compact to the BRAVIA remote. One-touch listening allows you play music from your Xperia Z1 Compact to a pair of NFC-enabled Bluetooth wireless speakers. One-touch backup works in conjunction with the Sony Personal Content Station, which is wireless hub for photos and videos sold separately by Sony.
Sony Battery STAMINA Mode
Improve the standby time on the Xperia Z1 Compact with Battery STAMINA Mode. As an intelligent battery management system, the Xperia Z1 Compact will shut down battery-draining apps running in the background as soon as the screen turns off. When you wake the Xperia Z1 Compact back up, the apps are automatically started back up. If you're worried about missing notifications from your email or social media networks, the Battery STAMINA Mode allows you to customize which apps you want to stay active even when the screen is off.
In the Box
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact D5503 16GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Black)
  • Charger Head
  • Micro USB Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sony D5503 specs

    Performance
    Operating System Android 4.4. KitKat
    Memory RAM: 2 GB
    CPU 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Quad-Core
    Storage 16 GB
    Display
    Size 4.3"
    Native Resolution 1280 x 720
    Display Colors 16.7 Million
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Pixel Density 342 ppi
    Display Technology IPS LCD
    Screen Coating Anti-Scratch
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Micro
    Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
    Flash Media Slot 1x microSDXC
    SIM Card Size Card 1: Micro 
    Communications
    Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0  
    NFC Yes
    GPS Yes
    Front Camera
    Resolution 2.0 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p
    Rear Camera
    Resolution 20.7 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p 30 fps
    Aperture f/2.0
    35mm-Equivalent Focal Length 27
    Image Stabilization Digital
    Rear Camera Flash
    Rear Camera Flash Yes
    General
    Sensors Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor
    Keyboard Virtual
    Pointing Device None
    Battery Internal  (2300.0 mAh)
    Battery Life Maximum Talk Time (2G): 10 Hours
    Maximum Talk Time (3G): 18 Hours
    Maximum Standby Time: 670 Hours
    Maximum Music Playback Time: 94 Hours
    Maximum Video Playback Time: 12 Hours
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.5 x 5.0 x 0.3" / 6.3 x 12.7 x 0.8 cm
    Weight 4.83 oz / 137 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.221 x 5.748 x 1.417"

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