The best Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact deals in January 2018

Believe it or not iPhone X fans...not everybody wants to remortgage their house to afford the latest and greatest smartphone. And while all the headlines scream and shout about expensive flagship phones, the likes of the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact are flying the flag for new mobiles that combine quality with affordability.

And while it may feel like phones are getting bigger and bigger (say hello to the Samsung Galaxy Note 8), the success of the Apple iPhone SE proved that there's still a huge appetite for more diminutive handsets. We can see why the small form of the Xperia XZ1 Compact is apparently so popular.

Although it's cheaper than most 2017-launched phones on the market today, you still want to make sure that you're getting the best price. That's where we can be your best friend. We've scraped the UK's retailers and networks to find the cheapest XZ1 Compact deals around. If you're looking for a bargain, you'll find it here....

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The top 5 best Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact deals in the UK today:

Below you'll find our favourite Xperia XZ1 Compact deals on contract from the UK's most popular networks - EE, O2 and Vodafone. But it's also worth noting that the handset's RRP is £499. If you've got that kind of cash lying around and ready to spend, it could cost you less over the two years if you team it with a separate SIM only deal. They start from less than a fiver a month.

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact | EE | £99.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £17.99pm
This tariff from Carphone Warehouse on EE is the lowest we're currently seeing on the XZ1 Compact without having to faff around with cashback. You can now get this excellent phone for less than £20 per month, as long as you don't mind paying a hundred upfront. The XZ1 Compact used to be available for less than £500 for the two years, but not right now. Total cost over 24 months is £531.75

View this Xperia XZ1 Compact deal from Carphone Warehouse

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact | O2 | FREE upfront | 3GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £27pm
If you don't mind redeeming £96 worth of cashback in fuive tranches over the two year contract, then this O2 tariff is worth going for instead of the cheaper deal above. You get triple the data, so don't have to manage on the shoestring 1GB allowance. And it's absolutely free upfront as well. Total cost over 24 months is £552 (after cashback)

View this Xperia XZ1 Compact deal from Mobiles.co.uk

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact | Vodafone | £79.99 upfront | 4GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £23pm
If you can afford the £79.99 that it costs to sign up for this Carphone Warehouse deal, then we think you'll find this an absolute bargain. You're now up to 4GB of data per month with Vodafone and flat £23 per month bills with no cashback to remember to claim. This is our top of the Xperia pops at the moment. Total cost over 24 months is £631.99

View this Xperia XZ1 Compact deal from Carphone Warehouse

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact | O2 | FREE upfront | 20GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £46pm
Crank up the data, and this mega cashback O2 deal is very tempting indeed. It's free upfront for a start and 20GB is piles of data and plenty enough for hours of streaming media and surfing the web away from your Wi-Fi supply. Now we know that the £46 monthly payments look steep, but they're seriously offset by the massive £240 cashback!. Total cost over 24 months is £864 (after cashback)

View this Xperia XZ1 Compact deal from Mobiles.co.uk

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact | Vodafone | £18.99 upfront | 32GB data | Unlimited mins and texts | £42pm
Vodafone's relative domination on big data for the XZ1 Compact is defined by this 32GB deal. That allowance is an ENORMOUS amount of data to stream, surf and download with away from Wi-Fi. Much more than enough for most people we'd wager. The monthly payments are OK considering the sheer amount of data, and made all the sweeter for having to spend less than £20 at the start. Total cost over 24 months is £1026.99

View this Xperia XZ1 Compact deal from Mobile Phones Direct

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review and specs in brief

Small in stature, big in quality

Screen size: 4.6-inches | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | Rear camera: 19MP | Weight: 140g | OS: Android 8 Oreo | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32GB | External storage: Up to 2700 microSD | Battery: 3300mAh

Handy dimensions
Bang up-to-date with Oreo
Lots of power
Maximum 32GB storage

The XZ1 Compact has got that familiar Xperia design - simple and classic - but it really packs a punch and is perhaps the best small-form-factor Android phone on the market right now. It's a fantastic choice if you need a high-performance device you can use one-handed.

Read TechRadar's full Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact review