PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z3 Compact vs Xperia Z1 Compact


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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 

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Longer standby time (3G) 55,152 min vs 40,200 min More than 35% longer standby time (3G)
Longer standby time 52,848 min vs 40,176 min More than 30% longer standby time
Faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
Bigger screen 4.6" vs 4.3" More than 5% bigger screen
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,300 mA·h Around 15% more battery capacity
Slightly lighter 129 g vs 137 g More than 5% lighter
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 9.5 mm Around 10% thinner
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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

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs Z1 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



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Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Z1 Compact 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.6" 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 319 ppi 341 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

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 @ 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 720 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 840 min 1,080 min
Standby time 52,848 min 40,176 min
Standby time (3G) 55,152 min 40,200 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Z1 Compact 
Weight 129 g 137 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 9.5 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 8.6 mm 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


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


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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