PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z3 Compact vs iPhone 5s


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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact  based on its battery life and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z3 Compact vs iPhone 5s

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Has expandable storage SD, SDHC, SDXC vs None Use storage cards to increase your phone's capacity for apps and data
Much faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.3 GHz More than 90% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Much longer standby time (3G) 55,152 min vs 14,976 min Around 3.8x longer standby time (3G)
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 NFC Yes vs No Somewhat common; Enables payment by phone and other wireless communications
Much longer standby time 52,848 min vs 14,976 min More than 3.5x longer standby time
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly more battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 1,560 mA·h More than 65% more battery capacity
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
Bigger screen 4.6" vs 4" Around 15% bigger screen
Bigger app store 850,000 apps vs 825,000 apps Around 5% more apps; find an app for virtually any task
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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Much better theoretical download speed 100 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 2.2x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Lighter 112 g vs 129 g Around 15% lighter
Thinner 7.6 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs iPhone 5s 

Without a doubt, it’s a pretty cool and slick feature, especially when the audio also receives the same slow motion treatment as well.
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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
iPhone 5s 
Size 4.6" 4"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1136 x 640
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 319 ppi 325 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Dual core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 8 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 8 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP 1.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 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)


Talk time (3G) 840 min 600 min
Standby time 52,848 min 14,976 min
Standby time (3G) 55,152 min 14,976 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 1,560 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
iPhone 5s 
Weight 129 g 112 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.6 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 8.6 mm 58.6 x 123.8 x 7.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 6.0 iOS 7
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Apple App Store
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 825,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes No
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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