Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs iPhone 5C – Price and Specs Comparison

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Z1 Compact brings in all good features found in Xperia Z1 in a very compact form.

If you are thinking of purchasing a good smartphone with excellent camera features, you should definitely take a look at Z1 Compact. If you are not a big Android fan and like to purchase an Apple smartphone, you should take a look at iPhone 5C which is a low-end model in iPhone 5 series. Let’s take a closer look at these Android and Apple devices and know more about them.


Z1 Compact stands 5.0 inches tall and 2.56 inches wide. The thickness of the device is around 0.36 inches. iPhone 5C stands 4.90 inches tall and 2.33 inches wide. At 0.35 inches thickness, iPhone 5C is just slimmer than Z1 Compact.

Retina Display vs Triluminos Display

iPhone 5 series is known for its superb Retina display while Xperia Z1 series phone is known for its Triluminos display. If you look behind the technology of these displays, it is very much similar. The display in iPhone 5C is an IPS LCD screen with backlit features while the display in Z1 Compact is also a IPS LCD screen. The resolution of 4.3 inch display of Z1 Compact is around 720-by-1280 pixels while the pixel density is 342 pixels-per-inch. On the other hand, the resolution of 4-inch display in iPhone 5C is around 640-by-1136 pixels, which translates into a pixel density of 326 pixels-per-inch. Z1 Compact features a protective glass that is scratch-resistant and also shatter-proof, whereas iPhone 5C display has a protective coating that has less affinity for oils, which means the display remains free from fingerprint smudges.


Despite being a low-end model in iPhone 5 series, the 5C model of iPhone is still considered as a premium device. It has all characteristics and features of a premium device that includes two cameras. The rear camera in iPhone 5C has a resolution of 8 MP and supports video recording resolution of 3264-by-2448 pixels. The rear camera is complimented with a LED flash and has auto focus feature. The secondary camera in iPhone 5C has a 1.2 MP resolution and can record 720p videos.  Z1 Compact is one of the best smartphones with superior camera features. The rear camera in Z1 Compact has 20.7MP resolution and supports video recording resolution equivalent to 5248-by-3936 pixels. Sony has provided several camera enhancement features like autofocus, LED flash, touch focus and many more features in Z1 Compact. The front camera in Z1 Compact has 2MP resolution. Photography enhancement features like geo-tagging, smile and face detection are present in both phones.

Processor and Memory

iPhone 5C is equipped with dual-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz and SGX 543MP3 GPU belonging to PowerVR series. The phone has 1GB RAM. Z1 Compact is powered by a quad-core processor running at 2.2GHz clock frequency and Adreno 330 graphics chip. The phone has 2GB RAM.


You can buy a contract-free and unlocked model of iPhone 5C 16GB model for $549 while an unlocked Z1 Compact model with 16GB internal storage space costs $445.

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