PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Mi 4 vs Xperia Z3 Compact


Processing power and speed



3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Standby time and Battery capacity


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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xiaomi Mi 4 vs Xperia Z3 Compact

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Xiaomi Mi 4

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Store significantly more stuff 64 GB vs 16 GB 4x more storage capacity; free yourself from memory cards
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 440 ppi vs 319 ppi Around 40% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
More battery capacity 3,080 mA·h vs 2,600 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.6" Around 10% bigger screen
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Much longer standby time 52,848 min vs 16,848 min Around 3.2x longer standby time
Supports FM radio Yes vs No Somewhat common; Listen to music and news from local radio stations
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 13 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Lighter 129 g vs 149 g Around 15% lighter

Reviews Word on the street

Xiaomi Mi 4  vs 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xiaomi Mi 4  vs
Xperia Z3 Compact 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 5" 4.6"
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 440 ppi 319 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.5 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
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 8 MP 2.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 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)


Standby time 16,848 min 52,848 min
Capacity 3,080 mA·h 2,600 mA·h

form factor

Xiaomi Mi 4  vs
Xperia Z3 Compact 
Weight 149 g 129 g
Thickness 8.9 mm 8.6 mm
Size 68.5 x 139.2 x 8.9 mm 64.9 x 127 x 8.6 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio No Yes


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
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