PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z2 vs Xperia Z1 Compact

Performance

Processing power and speed

Geekbench

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), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

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

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z2 vs Z1 Compact

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia Z2

Reasons to consider the
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Noticeably bigger screen 5.2" vs 4.3" More than 20% bigger screen
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
More battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h Around 40% more battery capacity
Sharper screen 423 ppi vs 341 ppi Around 25% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Thinner 8.2 mm vs 9.5 mm Around 15% thinner
Slightly longer standby time (3G) 44,352 min vs 40,200 min More than 10% longer standby time (3G)
Slightly faster processor 2.3 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
View of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Lighter 137 g vs 163 g More than 15% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z2  vs Z1 Compact 

9.2
9.0
We're especially pleased to say that what was one of the Xperia Z1's weaker aspects, the display, has been vastly improved in the Z2.
Xperia Z2

9.0
10.0
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

Overall

9.1 Out of 10
9.3 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xperia Z2  vs
Z1 Compact 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 5.2" 4.3"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 423 ppi 341 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.3 GHz 2.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 3 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 2.2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown 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 (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 900 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 1,140 min 1,080 min
Standby time 41,472 min 40,176 min
Standby time (3G) 44,352 min 40,200 min
Capacity 3,200 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z2  vs
Z1 Compact 
Weight 163 g 137 g
Thickness 8.2 mm 9.5 mm
Size 73.3 x 146.8 x 8.2 mm 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 6.0 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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