PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia ZR vs Xperia Z1 Compact


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 

PhoneRocket recommends the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact  based on its performance and reviews.

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia ZR vs Z1 Compact

geekbench Processor and memory performance

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Sony Xperia ZR

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Slightly bigger screen 4.5" vs 4.3" Around 5% bigger screen
View of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

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Better overall performance 2,723 vs 1,626 More than 65% better geekbench score
Faster web browser 3,191 vs 2,818 Around 15% better BrowserMark score
Significantly faster processor 2.2 GHz vs 1.5 GHz More than 45% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 13.1 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 100 Mb/s 50% better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Longer standby time (3G) 40,200 min vs 31,248 min Around 30% longer standby time (3G)
Longer standby time 40,176 min vs 31,248 min Around 30% longer standby time
Store slightly more stuff 16 GB vs 8 GB 2x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Thinner 9.5 mm vs 10.5 mm Around 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia ZR  vs Z1 Compact 

The beefy 20.7 MP G Lens camera of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has absolutely the same characteristics as that of the Z1, which is a great technological achievement by Sony – to fit the same sensor in a considerably smaller body.
Xperia Z1 Compact

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia ZR  vs
Z1 Compact 
Size 4.5" 4.3"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 326 ppi 341 ppi


Clock speed 1.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 8 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 13.1 MP 20.7 MP
Resolution 13.1 MP 20.7 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
LTE Cat 3 (100/)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 780 min 600 min
Talk time (3G) 780 min 1,080 min
Standby time 31,248 min 40,176 min
Standby time (3G) 31,248 min 40,200 min
Capacity 2,300 mA·h 2,300 mA·h

form factor

Xperia ZR  vs
Z1 Compact 
Weight 138 g 137 g
Thickness 10.5 mm 9.5 mm
Size 67.3 x 131.3 x 10.5 mm 64.9 x 127 x 9.5 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 4.2 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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