Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – Comparison of Specs and Features

The release of Sony Xperia Z1 Compact certainly made heads turn the Sony way.

Sony outdid itself by releasing the Xperia Z1 Compact in the market recently with the smartphone featuring more power and a compact design. The internals of the device come in direct competition with some of the high-end devices such as the popular Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone. Let us compare the two devices for their specs and features.

Design

Both the Xperia Z1 Compact and the Galaxy S4 Mini bear similar design as that of the Xperia Z1 and the Galaxy S4 smartphones respectively. In comparison, the Z1 Compact comprises of a more industrial and sharper look than Galaxy S4 Mini smartphone. The S4 Mini comes with a smoother plastic look in comparison to the chunky look of the Xperia Z1 Compact smartphone. However, the overall design of the Z1 Compact is decent. The combination of glass and metal has made the Z1 Compact a bit heavier than its Samsung’s counterpart. The Z1 Compact weighs 137 grams in comparison to the 107 grams weight of that of the S4 Mini smartphone.

The S4 Mini smartphone is also smaller than its counterpart. The S4 Mini has dimensions measuring 124.6×61.3×9.5 in comparison to the 127×64.9×9.5mm stats of the Z1 Compact smartphone.

Screen

In the screen spec comparison, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact leads the way with a 4.3 inches HD 720p display. In comparison, the S4 Mini smartphone comes with a resolution of 540×960 pixels. The Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a 342-ppi that beats the 256-ppi of the S4 Mini smartphone.

However, the S4 Mini comes with more brightness in its Super AMOLED screen along with higher contrast levels. This feature makes the device easier to operate in bright sunlight.

Performance, Storage and Colors

In the performance segment, the Xperia Z1 Compact outdoes the S4 Mini smartphone. The Z1 Compact comprises of 2.2GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. The S4 Mini comprises of 1.7GHZ dual core processor with 1.5GB RAM.

In storage capacity, the Z1 Compact comes with 16GB internal storage beating the 8GB internal memory of the S4 Mini smartphone.

The Z1 Compact smartphone comes in lime, white, pink and black color options in comparison to the purple, black, orange, white and pink color options of the S4 Mini smartphone.

Both these smartphones come with smaller screens but with high performance specs and a variety of features. The S4 Mini comes at a reasonable price and offers a decent experience.

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