PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z1 Compact vs Xperia Z1

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

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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 Z1

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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Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Significantly faster web browser 3,191 vs 2,185 More than 45% better BrowserMark score
Lighter 137 g vs 170 g Around 20% lighter
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Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 341 ppi Around 30% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.3" More than 15% bigger screen
More battery capacity 3,000 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h More than 30% more battery capacity
Longer standby time 52,848 min vs 40,176 min More than 30% longer standby time
Longer standby time (3G) 50,976 min vs 40,200 min More than 25% longer standby time (3G)
Thinner 8.5 mm vs 9.5 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs Z1 

9.0
9.2
With the quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400 CPU, overall system performance is simply great, with no visible hiccups or slowdowns.
Xperia Z1

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
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
Z1 
Size 4.3" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 341 ppi 440 ppi

hardware

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

photo & video

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

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 (20 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 900 min
Standby time 40,176 min 52,848 min
Standby time (3G) 40,200 min 50,976 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z1 Compact  vs
Z1 
Weight 137 g 170 g
Thickness 9.5 mm 8.5 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm 73.9 x 144.4 x 8.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 5.1 Android 5.1
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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