PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z3 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini


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Battery Life

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Talk time (3G) and Battery capacity


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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z3 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Significantly better overall performance 2,696 vs 1,061 More than 2.5x better geekbench score
Much faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.4 GHz Around 80% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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 FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,100 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
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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
Lighter 120 g vs 129 g More than 5% lighter

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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Galaxy S5 mini 
Size 4.6" 4.5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 319 ppi 326 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 1.5 GB
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 2.1 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 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 (3G) 840 min 600 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,100 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Galaxy S5 mini 
Weight 129 g 120 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 9.1 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 8.6 mm 64.8 x 131.1 x 9.1 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes No


Operating system Android 6.0 Android 6.0
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
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