PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z3 Compact vs Galaxy S5


Processing power and speed



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 and Battery capacity


How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from,, and

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 

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

See full details

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z3 Compact vs Galaxy S5

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

View of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Report a correction
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly longer standby time 52,848 min vs 23,328 min More than 2.2x longer standby time
Higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 16 MP Around 30% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Lighter 129 g vs 145 g More than 10% lighter
View of Samsung Galaxy S5

Reasons to consider the
Samsung Galaxy S5

Report a correction
Screen uses OLED technology Yes vs No About half of smartphones are OLED; OLED screens are typically higher contrast and use less power
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 3.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 431 ppi vs 319 ppi More than 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 5.1" vs 4.6" More than 10% bigger screen
Longer talk time 1,260 min vs 720 min 75% longer talk time; go days without charging

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs Galaxy S5 

It fits in any pocket, is easy to use one-handed, has a lovely screen, a top notch camera and it's fast.
Xperia Z3 Compact

Despite getting a larger, 4.6” screen, the Z3 Compact remains just as petite and single-hand-use-friendly as the original, and it’s got an even faster processor and longer-lasting battery.
Xperia Z3 Compact


9.0 Out of 10
8.0 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Galaxy S5 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super AMOLED
Size 4.6" 5.1"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A Yes
PPI 319 ppi 431 ppi


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

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 16 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 16 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
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)


Talk time 720 min 1,260 min
Talk time (3G) 840 min 1,260 min
Standby time 52,848 min 23,328 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,800 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Galaxy S5 
Weight 129 g 145 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.1 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 8.6 mm 72.5 x 142 x 8.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 6.0 Android 4.4.2
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Report a correction
Samsung Galaxy S5
Report a correction


comments powered by Disqus