PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 Compact vs Z10


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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

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Talk time (3G), Standby time (3G), Standby time and Battery capacity


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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact  based on its performance, battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 Compact vs BlackBerry Z10

geekbench Processor and memory performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly faster web browser 3,191 vs 2,382 Around 35% better BrowserMark score
Better overall performance 2,723 vs 1,600 More than 70% better geekbench score
Much bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 120,000 apps More than 7x more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 20 Mb/s 7.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Much higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 8 MP More than 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 40,200 min vs 18,720 min Around 2.2x longer standby time (3G)
Significantly longer standby time 40,176 min vs 19,008 min More than 2x longer standby time
More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
More battery capacity 2,300 mA·h vs 1,800 mA·h Around 30% more battery capacity
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Slightly sharper screen 355 ppi vs 341 ppi Around 5% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly thinner 9 mm vs 9.5 mm More than 5% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs BlackBerry Z10 

The beefy 20.7 MP G Lens camera of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has absolutely the same characteristics as that of the Z1, which is a great technological achievement by Sony – to fit the same sensor in a considerably smaller body.
Xperia Z1 Compact



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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
BlackBerry Z10 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 4.2"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 768
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 341 ppi 355 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time (3G) 1,080 min 600 min
Standby time 40,176 min 19,008 min
Standby time (3G) 40,200 min 18,720 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 1,800 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
BlackBerry Z10 
Weight 137 g 138 g
Thickness 9.5 mm 9 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm 65.6 x 130 x 9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 5.1 Blackberry OS 10.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market BlackBerry App World
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 120,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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