Xperia Z1 Compact magnetic connector is same size as Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra

by XB on 13th January 2014

in Accessories, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1

Xperia Z1 f magnetic connector_1Treat this as confirmation that the magnetic connector found in the Xperia Z1 Compact will be the same size as that found in the Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z Ultra. The picture below shows the magnetic cable fitted onto the Japanese version of the Xperia Z1 Compact (Xperia Z1 f) .

We didn’t have any reason to believe otherwise, but it’s always best to confirm, especially as the Xperia Z1 Compact has a smaller form factor than the Z1/Z Ultra. This means if you own the magnetic dock for the Xperia Z1 or Xperia Z Ultra, the cable will work for the Z1 Compact too. Hopefully, this magnetic connector will become a standard in Xperia phones, at least in the absence of Qi wireless charging. Now we just wished Sony would sell the official magnetic cable separately.

Xperia Z1 f magnetic connector_2

Xperia Z1 f magnetic connector_1

Via @X_p_e_r_i_a.

  • Raj Singh

    I want the magnetic cable to charge the Ultra. I don’t like using the USB port to charge. Does anyone know how to get an official version of it?

  • Felix

    Buy a dock, there is no other way to get it offically.

    But why not take the risk of buying it on eBay for $5:

  • Felix

    Buy a dock, there is no other way to get it offically.

    But why not take the risk of buying it on eBay for $5:

  • Lunkz

    I bought it over Amazon ( China Seller ), and it was so bad. I used my Original Dockingstation instead, of that crap. The China Dock was for my work, and the Original for my Home. Buy the Original Sony one, so you don’t have the worry.

  • Ilya Panasenko

    I wish there was Z1 Compact Google Play Edition. Sony, bring it on!

  • Raj Singh

    I want an original one from Sony. I don’t want to risk damaging my phone by using a third party version. Even if it is $5, I won’t feel comfortable using it on my phone.

  • Battal Aljadei

    it’s google choice not sony .

  • Ilya Panasenko

    Didn’t know that, thanks.

    Google, bring it on! :)

  • I’m pretty sure porting Z1’s AOSP build to Compact would not be a hard task due to minimal hardware differences.

  • Brian Byron De Guzman

    Coming from my Nexus 7 experience, Plane Android is boring. The delay in updates are pretty much forgiven with Sony’s UI. I would pick my Z1’s software every single time.

    It’s good to have options though, so a play edition would be nice :)

  • Ilya Panasenko

    I have Nexus 7 and I tried many CM versions on Xperia V. Sony UI is nice, but I like native UI + timely updates more than that

  • DrazenDodig

    “timely updates” usually bring features you already have in official firmware…or worse, they dont, so you have to install some half baked apps. Of course, it depends on official firmware as well… if it is very old, then thats a problem as well.

  • DooMLoRD

    well, let the device be released and kernel sources available, if I get time I will post a port of ZU GPe for Z1 Compact :)

  • megane198

    I want that cable. It is not bundled with the magnetic charging dock of my Z ultra :(

  • HardyHarHar

    Well yes unless some of the apps there have a fix DPI resource. Then good luck :P

  • Toh Ler Kang

    Any difference between magnetic connector and micro USB charger?

  • Sokphorn Miin

    Does it can use with Xperia Z?

  • WhyWai

    no need to open the rubber cover to charge the phone.

  • dave birney

    no fumbling around with the micro usb when putting it in, and its hard to take it back out with one hand so this magnetic charger is really handy.
    im gonna get on of those clip on cases for the phone and stick it to the dash on my car and stick one of these cables to the side of it, so ill just have to slot the phone into it and hopefully the magnet will clip on itself and start charging

  • dave birney
  • Raj Singh

    I want one made by Sony only. I don’t want a third party charger…
    The one you listed did sell 260 units on eBay though.

  • dave birney

    christ i didnt see that, thats wrong paying that much

  • Freepat 75014

    They do sell that cable separate on Amazon (, I bought several and love them. Just if you connect them to a new 2A/10W USB charger it does not charge faster than on std Sony 1A/5W USB charger. Same by the way if you use Z1 Micro UBS port, never mind with Sony Micro-USB cable or using the one that Samsung shipped with their new 2A/10W USB charger, and same with Sony DK31 magnetic dock too… all ways of connecting the Z1 charge as slowly as if on 1A/5W std charger. I also tried to charge it in the same time on Magnetic port and on micro-USB port. Again it works wih no specific error message…. BUT it does not charge faster than when just connecting to one syd 1A/5W charger…. Hope a firmware up-date could improve that…

  • aswarp

    Thanks! That was useful indeed. BTW: You can find the charger for sale on and similar websites, shipping from China.

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