Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1 – Top Specs and Price Comparison

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Here is presented a battle between two amazing Sony devices. Valuable information is presented for all readers that are undecided between Sony Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z1. Enjoy it!

Display and Design

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact shows a 5inches IPS screen while Z1’s device shows a 4,3 inches triluminos LCD screen. Z1 Compact renders a resolution of 720x1280pixels with 342 ppi while Z1’s screen renders a resolution of 1080x1920pixels with 441 ppi. Both the phones bring to the table a sensor of light and proximity.

Xperia Z1 is 0,33inches thick while Xperia Z1 Compact is close with 0,37inches. Compact device has a weight of 137grams whereas Xperia Z1 is heavier with its 170grams. Both devices are water and dust-resistant (IP58 certified).

Hardware and Operating System

Both Xperia Z1 and Compact devices function thanks to a 2,2GHz quad core krait 400 processor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB of RAM.

Xperia Z1 Compact runs on the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system while Xperia Z1 runs on the Android 4.2.2 version of operating system. Soon these devices could be improved with the Android 4.4 KitKat OS. Their internal memory is only 16GB but can be enhanced to 64GB using a Micro SD card.


Both Xperia Z1 Compact and Z1 are tooled up with a 20,7MP main camera with LED flash, digital image stabilization, panorama, HDR mode, touch to focus, face and smile detection, geo tagging and self-timer option. Both phones show a 2MP second camera.


Sony Xperia Z1 is powered by a battery of 3,000mAh that permits 13 hours of talking or 35 days of standing-by. Compact variant works thanks to a 2,300mAh battery that allows 10 hours of talking on 3G or 25 days of standing-by time.


Both phones work with micro-SIMs.


Sony Xperia Z1 is brought to the light in three nuances: black, white and purple while Xperia Z1 Compact is shown in white, black, pink and lime green nuances.


Both phones have Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 5GHz, TV-Out, USB charging and NFC.


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact starts at the price of 448,48 dollars while Xperia Z1 costs 458,33 dollars.

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