Sony Xperia J1 Compact – Price and Specs

Sony Xperia J1 Compact

Sony Xperia J1 Compact

Sony Xperia J1 Compact – General View:

Sony recently announced of its first ‘SIM-free’ smartphone, the new Sony Xperia J1 Compact in Japan that gets the model number – D5788. Officially the device is to be launched for retail by the company along with NTT DoCoMo on 20th April. However the device is already available for pre-order on Sony’s online store starting March 27. The price of this Sony Xperia J1 Compact as revealed is 55,000 yen (which in Indian currency makes up to Rs. 30,000 approximately).

The device being the firm’s first LTE communication “PLAY SIM” handset supporting MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) also allows interested customers to use their preferred service like So-net and so on. It also provides tailored NTT DoCoMo voice calls plans to consumers.

On looking at its specifications, the Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) smartphone with good internals packed for its category fits the mid-to-high-end segment in the smartphone market. Indeed, the smartphone also looks to have similar specifications like that of NTT DoCoMo Xperia A2 which again was based on the popular Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

The Xperia J1 Compact running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS sports a 4.3-inch liquid crystal HD display with 720×1280 pixels resolution. Powering the device is a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and Adreno 330 graphics. Built in storage available on the device is 16GB that again is to expand via microSD card support (capacity unknown).

The device is to carry a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera on its rear end while a 2.2-megapixel front shooter being available. A 2,300 mAh non-removable battery backs up the device to have it running with promised music playback time lasting for about 81 hours.

Connectivity Options to be available with the device are 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. With a measurement of 128x65x9.7mm, the Sony Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) weighs 138 grams. Also the device is to posses IP58 certification – water and dust resistance to have a prolonged durability.

Design-wise – the Sony Xperia J1 Compact gets a matte finish plastic body for a comfortable hold along with an aluminum frame that is rounded in shape. However, on the flip side, the screen-to-body ratio being less – lower to 61% makes it look not as much a sleek phone as the modern smartphones  tend to be.

This Sony Xperia J1 Compact handsets are to be available in cool looking champagne and white color combinations while there is no information revealed of its availability outside Japan.

Sony Xperia J1 Compact Key Features:

  • Display: 3-inch liquid crystal HD display (720×1280)
  • Processor: a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory expandable up with micro SD
  • Rear Camera: 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera
  • Front Camera: 2-megapixel
  • SIM: SIM-free
  • FM Radio: Available
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Dimensions: 7mm
  • Weight: 138 grams
  • Battery: 2,300 mAh non-removable battery
  • Colors: White
  • Price: JPY 59,184

Sony Xperia J1 Compact Detailed Technical Specs:

Sony Xperia J1 Compact is the first 'SIM-free' smartphone from Sony

Sony Xperia J1 Compact is the first ‘SIM-free’ smartphone from Sony


General Features
Device Type Smartphone
Operating System Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Form factor bar
Dimensions 128 x 65 x 9.7 mm
Weight 138 g
Body material Plastic
Colors White
Smartphone keys
Features Tocuhscreen, Capacitive and Multitouch
Announced March, 2015
Posted On
Market Status Released
Release Date April 20
Status available for pre – order
Rugged IP certified
Display Features
Physical size 4.3 inches liquid crystal HD
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density
342 ppi
Screen-to-body ratio 61.46 %
Colors 16777216
Peak brightness
Touchscreen Multi-touch
Multitouch Yes
Features Light sensor, Compass, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
Camera Features
Camera 20.7 megapixels back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor

Exmor RS for mobile

Flash LED
Aperture size
Focal length (35mm equivalent)
Camera sensor CMOS BSI (backside illumination), Exmor RS for mobile
Camera Features Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital Zoom, Burst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR),  Geo tagging, Panorama, Continuous shooting, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Scene mode, Self-timer.
Camcorder Features
Recording format
Recording format features
Front-facing camera 2.2 megapixels back-illuminated CMOS sensor
Exmor R for mobile
Video capture 30 fps
Primary Camera 20.7 megapixels back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor

Exmor RS for mobile

Hardware Features
System chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974AA
Processor Quad core, 2200 MHz,  Krait 400
Graphics processor Adreno 330
System memory 2GB RAM
Built-in storage 16 GB
Maximum User Storage
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC
Network Features
Technology UMTS, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA, LTE Cat 4
2G bands
3G bands
4G bands
Edge Yes
Battery Features
Capacity Li-Ion 2300 mAh
Talk time  10 hours
Stand-by time 410 hours
Talk time (3G) 9 hours 40 minutes
Stand-by time (3G) 500 hours
Stand-by time (4G)
Music playback
Video playback
Non Removable Yes
Type Li – Ion
Wireless charging
Multimedia Features
Music player (Filter by)
Music player (Features)
Music player (Supported formats) MP3, AAC (Advanced Audio Coding), AMR/ AMR-NB / GSM-AMR, eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2, FLAC, MIDI, WMA, WAV
Video playback (Supported formats) MP4, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, H. 265, AVI, DivX, MKV, VP8, VP9, WMV, Xvid
Radio Yes
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube player
Internet Browsing
Browser HTML, HTML5 and CSS 3
Browser Supports HTML, HTML5, CSS 3
Built-in online services support YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+
Technology Features
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS 850, 850, 2100 MHz
LTE 850, 1800, 2100, 1500 MHz
SIM SIM-free, “Play SIM” plan
Micro SIM Yes
Multiple SIM cards 1 slot
Global Roaming
Positioning GPS, A-GPS
Smartphone Features
Organizer Calendar, Alarm, Calculator
Messaging SMS, MMS
Instant Messaging
Connectivity Features
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac
Mobile hotspot Yes
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
USB Connector Micro USB
USB Features Mass storage device, charging
Headphones connector 3.5mm
Charging connector microUSB
Other Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, NFC
Other Features
Additional microphone(s)
Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light
Proximity and Compass
Hearing aid compatibility
Special Features Waterproof / dustproof – IPX5 / 8, IP5X equivalent
Regulatory Approval
FCC approval (Date approved)
FCC ID Value
FCC measured SAR (Head)
FCC measured SAR (Body)
FCC measured SAR (Product Specific Use)
FCC measured SAR (Simultaneous Transmission)
EU SAR (Head)
Officially announced March 2015
Scheduled release 20 April 2015
Shopping Information
Price 55,000 yen before and after
Audio quality
Battery life



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