Features Key features of the Xperia Z1 Compact  vs HTC U11 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia Z1 Compact
1280 x 720
2560 x 1440


camera resolution

12 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 12 MP Around 75% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 40,200 min vs 20,160 min Around 2x longer standby time (3G)
Lighter 137 g vs 169 g Around 20% lighter
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Much higher resolution 2560 x 1440 vs 1280 x 720 4x higher resolution
Records much higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 120 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 16x higher def video
Significantly sharper screen 534 ppi vs 341 ppi More than 55% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Noticeably bigger screen 5.5" vs 4.3" Around 30% bigger screen
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Faster processor 2.45 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 7.9 mm vs 9.5 mm More than 15% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs HTC U11 

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
HTC U11 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.3" 5.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 2560 x 1440
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 341 ppi 534 ppi


Clock speed 2.2 GHz 2.45 GHz
Internal storage 16 GB 64 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 12 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 12 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 16 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 120 fps


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

form factor

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
HTC U11 
Weight 137 g 169 g
Thickness 9.5 mm 7.9 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm 75.9 x 153.9 x 7.9 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes No


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 5.1 Android 7.1
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Talk time (3G) 1,080 min 1,470 min
Standby time (3G) 40,200 min 20,160 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 3,000 mA·h
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