PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Mi-3 vs Xperia Z1

Performance

Processing power and speed

Passmark, Geekbench and AnTuTu

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

AnTuTu 3D

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Reviews from gsmarena.com, techradar.com and fudzilla.com

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xiaomi Mi-3 vs Xperia Z1

geekbench Processor and memory performance

Xiaomi Mi-3
2,377
Xperia Z1
2,673

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Xiaomi Mi-3
4,035
Xperia Z1
4,236

AnTuTu Memory, processor, graphics and storage performance

Xiaomi Mi-3
36,188
Xperia Z1
32,984

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

Xiaomi Mi-3
9,618
Xperia Z1
9,244

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Xiaomi Mi-3

Reasons to consider the
Xiaomi Mi-3

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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Lighter 145 g vs 170 g Around 15% lighter
Faster processor 2.36 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 5% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Back view of Sony Xperia Z1

Reasons to consider the
Sony Xperia Z1

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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
Is 4G Yes vs No Somewhat common; Supports the fastest, most reliable networks
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 13 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Xiaomi Mi-3  vs
Xperia Z1 
Size 5" 5"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Multitouch Yes N/A
PPI 440 ppi 440 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 2.36 GHz 2.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
Internal storage 64 GB 16 GB

photo & video

Camera 13 MP 20.7 MP
Resolution 13 MP 20.7 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2 MP 2 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 3.5G 4G
Networks
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)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 3,050 mA·h 3,000 mA·h

form factor

Xiaomi Mi-3  vs
Xperia Z1 
Weight 145 g 170 g
Thickness 8.1 mm 8.5 mm
Size 73.6 x 144 x 8.1 mm 73.9 x 144.4 x 8.5 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes Yes

software

Operating system Android 4.4.2 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

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Xiaomi Mi-3
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Sony Xperia Z1
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