Xperia J1 Compact (D5788) announced – Sony’s first SIM-free Xperia for Japan

by XB on 19th March 2015

in Featured Content, Xperia - Japan Models

Xperia J1 Compact_1Sony Mobile Japan has unveiled a new model this morning called the Xperia J1 Compact (D5788). It is the company’s first model to launch unlocked in the country, allowing users to use it with a service of their choice such as So-net. Pre-orders start on 27 March for 54,800 yen + tax, with the phone expected to launch on 20 April 2015.

The Xperia J1 Compact is similar in specifications to the Xperia A2 (for NTT DoCoMo), which itself was based on the Xperia Z1 Compact. The handset has a 4.3-inch 720p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) chipset with 2.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 graphics.

Other features include 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD memory card support, a 20.7MP Exmor RS rear camera, a 2.2MP Exmor R front-facing camera, 2300mAh battery and IP58 certification for dust/water resistance. The handset has dimensions of 128mm × 65 mm × 9.7 mm and weighs 138 grams. The handset will launch with Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Via Sony Mobile Japan.

  • Abdullah Robben

    Just why?

  • Amel_Marie

    Why they not sell this outside Japan? It has powerful processor And 20mp camera.


    Is the Micro-USB port flapless?

  • setsuna

    I love the color scheme! White with goldish color for the sides…hope the Z4 gets something like that XD

  • It’s just a rounder verison of Z1 compact :|

  • bzhzhJjsbzbz

    with better ip rating

  • Amimanot

    Don’t kill me but, isn’t it blue and black? :v

  • SilentGod

    Have always wondered, why not try to sell their made in japan phones to the international considering their financial crisis

  • Amimanot

    They did sell this outside Japan, its called the z1 compact

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Because they’re already selling the identical Z1 Compact and superior Z3 Compact internationally.

  • Vuyo Ncube

    Clearing stock?

    Where’s my Android 6.0 Muffin, Sony? Grrrrrrrr harumph harumph

  • 3rdflyleaf

    inb4, dat bezel

  • SopNaw

    No… I personnally like this phone but the ip certification is the same than the z1c (look at, it just have a better graphic adreno.

  • Tomislav Mati?

    No. Z1 Compact and J1 Compact have the same Andreno 330. Only changes are rounded corners, better IP rating and newer Sony UI with newer Android 4.4.4 like Sony UI and Android on Z3 Compact.

  • I think the title Made me wonder if the phone was sim-less. But it seems sim-free here means not network specific bound.

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  • Fynjy7771

    Anyway, as I understand, there is no sim card => less ports => less opportunities for water to get inside and better design. Sounds great, and I hope there will be no sim cards at all in the near future.

  • Eduardo Otero

    No no no it does have a SIM card port, the point here is that you will choose the operator to buy the SIM card, this phone is free of operators.

  • ahmed khan

    My xperia z2 frame crack by itself

  • tjtkdtjr

    You’re right. The “unlocked” means “sim-free” in Japan.

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  • SopNaw

    Yes. And no. Yes for the adreno 330, i made a small mistake, sorry. But no for the ip certification, its seems to be the same as like the z1c.

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  • Is that silver? Looks sexy!

  • Fynjy7771

    Ow… I thought it is joint innovation with Japan operators at first(. Thanks!
    So, ok, not in the near future, but just in future it would be great to get rid of sim cards at all.

  • xperiaDROID

    I thought the Japanese variant Z1 Compact is called Z1f?

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  • SilentGod

    no.. I mean the real made in japan products

  • roeshak

    Basically a recycled z1c. Why not z3c??

  • the title is extremely missleading i thought this phone had no simcard i was so happy that more manufacturers were killing off the simcard :(

  • (C):stem

    I know this history. Here we go again…

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  • Amimanot

    Well yeah… That’s true, but then the phone’s specs are kinda similar to the z1 compact.

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  • a.hamameh

    Sony will update all Z2 devices soon :D

  • BillytheKid?

    Yes indeed they are similar phone except one of them come Unlocked.

  • BillytheKid?

    Nah, it’s gold and white :3

  • BillytheKid?

    Are you for real?

  • arcu de triumf

    That’s more like it. This is what I was talking about. Little but powerful. How about Europe? This one should be a seller if and I say IF the camera will be better than previous models. And the quality will be at Sony’s brand level.

  • Khillo81

    Actually, the title of the article is misleading; I also clicked on it thinking that it is some new technology where SIM cards are not needed. I think it should say that the phone is unlocked or something (i.e. not locked to a specific network operator)

  • Fynjy7771

    Ofcourse I am. Or you got some reasons to love sim cards?

  • bzhzhJjsbzbz

    you mean something like ipod touch?

  • Apollo89

    An unlocked phone with a SIM card slot is the best guarantee that you can use any operator you like, also when you’re abroad. You just insert the SIM card and it works, so no, it shouldn’t be killed. Otherwise greedy companies like Apple would soon start to restrict your choice to operators who paid a lot of money to be able to offer their services to iPhone users and other kinds of restrictions and abuse of power.

  • Apollo89

    Yes, as long as the phone is unlocked, a SIM card is the best guarantee that you are free to use the operator you want, whenever and wherever you want, without any restrictions imposed by the manufacturer.

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  • Thariq Mohammed

    Is it D5788(2014) or E5788(2015)?

  • Fynjy7771

    Ok, now imagine, that you have all these guarantees and possibilities but without sim card, just with your phone. It is possible technically since antenna and all you need is build in your phone, not sim card. That’s what I’m talking about.

  • Luca Pugliese
  • Luca Pugliese
  • Do you mean capless? I think no.


    besides family z not update os remember guys !!!

  • raju

    Z2 certificate for lollipop update

  • Micheal Archer

    The second image shows the port covers for both the USB and the SD…they are beside each other.

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  • Filippo

    what the hell… when will lollipop be released on the other markets?!

  • a.hamameh

    Sony Album now available in Google play store

  • AXBiC

    Album Update from Google Play Store : 7.0.A.0.26

  • DBS

    Here’s the deal: unlocked – or “sim free” – phones are pretty much the rule in markets like Europe. Only in the USA are phones deeply tied to carriers.

    So I, an European, also thought this J1 had no SIM slot. Because to me, that’s what “SIM free” means. Free of SIM cards.
    “SIM free” to me doesn’t mean “unlocked”. Because the phones we buy here are all unlocked unless you specifically go to a carrier and buy one from them instead of from a normal tech store.

  • DBS

    Spare parts I guess.

  • I don’t know why sony try to do like that.may be they going to update center only for OS updates..
    Album update – just only bugs fix

  • Kaostheory

    M&M….. although I actually think marshmallow

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  • z3firm

    Sony release the 5.0.2 for the z1

  • Jeff Martinez

    Exactly what I thought as I’m holding my white Z1 Compact

  • Amel_Marie

    Still waiting for D6653 to receive Lollipop. Could someone inform me when the update roll out? Thank you.

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  • Nguy?n T?n L?c

    Maybe it will be quicker and easier to update album from now on like how HTC or Motorola did with their apps. Music (Walkman) and Videos (Movies) probably will follow. Since update center is moved to What’s new! which only link to playstore, I guess this is only reasonable.

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  • Niels d. G.

    Snapdragon 800? Why. Why not at least 801?

  • Geese Howard

    Well this is just for the Japanese market, so all good. At least they are showing love to the domestic market.

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  • gunboat_d

    for the Xperia S, right?!
    please shut up.

  • gunboat_d

    wow, this big news for the Japanese market. SIM-free phones are rarer than a hen’s tooth in Japan, unless you want to really overpay on a grey-market HTC from xpansys. hopefully this is the opening shot to pry open the really closed cell market there.

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  • Rock Kickass

    I’d like to know what Sony Mobile FR are talking about regarding this post on FB: A solar eclipse will take place tomorrow morning. We are ready… And you? I’d be shocked if this is a Z4, but the image looks huge!

  • Rizky Maulana

    Z1i Compact :v

  • ? Ace ?

    I know why they launched this phone, they are trying to sell all the usb ports they have in Stock

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  • Filippo

    I have a Z3C… Lollipop is not here.

  • gunboat_d

    like I said, shut up about your update. you’re like the kid in the back of the car “Are we there yet?”

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  • Omar

    This is the unlocked version of the Sony SO-04F (Xperia A2), sold by NTT docomo. The Japanese market for smartphones work very different than the ones in most other countries: Sony had never released a smartphone that is not bound to a carrier before: you had to buy phones from the carrier. For my SO-02F (Xperia Z1 f, the Japanese version of the Xperia Z1 Compact) it is sold by the carrier NTT docomo and you need to pay 3k yen to unlock it to use SIM cards from other carriers.

  • geronimonster

    Very clean look. I hope the Z4C can take some design cues from this

  • I installed FW from J1 compact on my Z1 compact – :)

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