PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 Compact vs Nexus 5


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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 Compact vs Nexus 5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

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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 longer standby time 40,176 min vs 18,000 min Around 2.2x longer standby time
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Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 445 ppi vs 341 ppi More than 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.3" More than 15% bigger screen
Store more stuff 32 GB vs 16 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Slightly longer talk time 1,020 min vs 600 min 70% longer talk time; go days without charging
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.5 mm Around 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs Nexus 5 

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



9.3 Out of 10
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
Nexus 5 
Size 4.3" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 341 ppi 445 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.26 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 1.3 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)
CDMA (0.01 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 600 min 1,020 min
Standby time 40,176 min 18,000 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
Nexus 5 
Weight 137 g 130 g
Thickness 9.5 mm 8.6 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm 69.2 x 137.8 x 8.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 5.1 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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Okay this is a lie, the z1 compact has way better battery and camera and performance, I know what u did. U compared the nexus 5 multicore with the sony xpetia z1 compact SINGLE core. U guys are deadly liars. Here is the geekbench TRUE result Single core: LG Nexus 5: 816 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: 907 Multicore: LG Nexus 5: 2493 Sony Xperia Z1 Compact: 2713 So there u have it, on antutu nexus 5 scores around 20-25 thousand points while the z1 compact scores around 33-36 thousand points. So the z1 compact significantly blows the nexus 5 in performance and gpu. U guys are liars and spammed
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