Sony Xperia Z1 Compact Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Reasons to consider the Xperia Z1 Compact

4G, Android-4.3-Jelly-Bean
Camera resolution Much higher resolution camera 20.7 MP vs 13 MP Take photos with around 60% more detail for larger prints
Processor Significantly faster processor Unknown, 2200 MHz vs Unknown, 1500 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (around 50% faster)
Sony Xperia Z

Reasons to consider the Xperia Z

4G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen 1920x1080 vs 1280x720 Around 2.5x higher resolution screen
Screen type Bright, vivid screen TFT LCD vs LCD Brighter and more vivid colour reproduction
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 440 PPI vs 341 PPI Around 30% crisper display of text, images and video
Screen size Larger screen 5.0" vs 4.3" Around 40% larger screen
Thickness Slightly thinner 8 mm vs 9 mm Around 20% thinner


Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Camera resolution Capture extremely high resolution images
Z1 Compact:20.7 MP
Xperia Z:13 MP
Screen PPI Very crisp and sharp display of text, images and video
Z1 Compact:341 PPI
Xperia Z:440 PPI
Bluetooth The latest bluetooth support
Screen resolution Very high resolution screens
Z1 Compact:1280x720
Xperia Z:1920x1080
Thickness Thin
Z1 Compact:9 mm
Xperia Z:8 mm
Movie format Both shoot high resolution HD movies
1080p @ 30fps
Processor Powerful processors, very snappy and responsive
Z1 Compact:Unknown, 2200 MHz
Xperia Z:Unknown, 1500 MHz
Network Fast data transfer
LTE (80 mbps)
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
Screen size Large screens
Z1 Compact:4.3"
Xperia Z:5.0"
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons
FM Radio Both have built in FM radios to listen to news and music from FM stations
Listen to music from your favorite stations
Accelerometer Both include an accelerometer
Detects movement for interactive apps
Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard


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Which phone do you like, and why?

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