PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia SP

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench and BrowserMark

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from techradar.com, gsmarena.com, pocket-lint.com and phonearena.com

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 

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

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z1 Compact vs SP

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 2,263 More than 40% better BrowserMark score
Better overall performance 2,723 vs 2,105 Around 30% better geekbench score
Much higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 8 MP More than 2.5x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.7 GHz Around 30% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 100 Mb/s 50% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 137 g vs 155 g More than 10% lighter
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
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Bigger screen 4.6" vs 4.3" More than 5% bigger screen

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs SP 

9.0
8.0
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

10.0
8.0
But whereas the Z1 was a device we weren't taken with - it didn't feel right to us because it was too large and didn't seem to hang together well as an overall device in everyday use - can the Z1 Compact fair better in a world of giant rivals?
Xperia Z1 Compact

9.0
8.0

Overall

9.3 Out of 10
8.2 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
SP 
Size 4.3" 4.6"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 341 ppi 319 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.2 GHz 1.7 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
RAM 2 GB 1 GB
Internal storage 16 GB 8 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
SDXC
SDHC
SD

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G 4G
Networks
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (100 Mb/s)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time (3G) 1,080 min 793.8 min
Standby time 40,176 min 41,760 min
Standby time (3G) 40,200 min 42,336 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,370 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
SP 
Weight 137 g 155 g
Thickness 9.5 mm 10 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm 67.1 x 130.6 x 10 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 5.1 Android 4.3
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps

connectivity

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