Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Galaxy S5 mini: specs and size comparison
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
4.06 oz (115 g)
127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)
131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm
4.23 oz (120 g)
137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)
137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
|OS||Android (4.4.4) TouchWiz UI||Android (4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3)||Android (4.4)|
|Dimensions||5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 inches (132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm )||5.00 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm)||5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches (131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm)|
|Weight||4.06 oz (115 g)|
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
|4.83 oz (137 g)|
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
| 4.23 oz (120 g)|
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
|Rugged||Water, Dust resistant||Water, Dust resistant|
|IP certified||IP 58||IP 67|
|Physical size||4.7 inches||4.3 inches||4.5 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels||720 x 1280 pixels||720 x 1280 pixels|
Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.
|312 ppi||342 ppi||326 ppi|
Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.
|Super AMOLED||IPS LCD||Super AMOLED|
|Colors||16 777 216||16 777 216||16 777 216|
|Camera||12 megapixels||20.7 megapixels||8 megapixels|
Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.
|Focal length (35mm equivalent)||31 mm||27 mm|
|Camera sensor size||1/2.3"|
|Camcorder||3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)||1920x1080 (1080p HD)||1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)|
|Recording format||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV||MPEG4, H.263, H.264||MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV|
|Features||Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)||Digital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video light|
|Front-facing camera||2.1 megapixels||2 megapixels||2.1 megapixels|
|Video capture||1920x1080 (1080p HD)||1920x1080 (1080p HD)|
System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.
|Exynos 5 5430||Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.
|8-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A15 and ARM Cortex-A7||Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400||Quad core, 1400 MHz|
|Graphics processor||ARM Mali-T628 MP6||Adreno 330||Yes|
System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.
|2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 933 MHz) / LPDDR3||2048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3||1536 MB RAM|
|Built-in storage||32 GB||16 GB||16 GB|
|Storage expansion||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC||microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC|
|Talk time||10.00 hours|
the average is 12 h (705 min)
|Stand-by time||27.9 days (670 hours)|
the average is 20 days (491 h)
|Talk time (3G)||18.00 hours|
the average is 15 h (902 min)
|Stand-by time (3G)||25.0 days (600 hours)|
the average is 30 days (709 h)
|Stand-by time (4G)||22.9 days (550 hours)|
the average is 23 days (547 h)
|Music playback||94.00 hours|
|Video playback||12.00 hours|
|Capacity||1860 mAh||2300 mAh||2100 mAh|
|Type||Li - Polymer|
|GSM||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz||850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz|
|UMTS||850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz||850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz|
|FDD LTE||800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz|
|Data||LTE-A Cat 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), , HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS||LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS|
4. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5400; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Huawei Ascend P7 is 6.5mm thin, definitely amazing.
6. Genza (Posts: 160; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)
How about 5.6mm Gionee Elife S5.5?
20. techperson211 (Posts: 609; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Z1c beats out the crap out of these 2 wannabe compact!! and wait for the Z3c it'll totally blow away competition, A worthy opponent for iPhone 6.
21. bobox (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jun 2014)
Galaxy Alpha use Exynos 5430 is the first 20nm SoC of Samsung, so it has lower power consumption.
Exynos 5420 and Snapdragon 800&801 are 28nm process.
2. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
Z1 C will remain king in this department untill the Z3 C :)
10. JC557 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
If Sony wants it to do well they should do their best at making it available for as many carriers as possible. I don't even think I've seen the Xperia Z1 Compact available at a US Sony Store.
I was bummed about the Xperia Z2 not making its way to Verizon.
13. sachouba (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)
It would be if it were really compact, without those big bezels that make it almost as big as the Galaxy Alpha with a screen 0,4" smaller.
18. xtremesv (Posts: 210; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)
Actually those bezels serve me well because I rely on a mod that adds gesture based UI navigation to my SZ1c. But true to be told, bezels are somehow big and SZ3c will solve that.
3. Settings (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)
Spec-wise, obviously Z1 Compact has the lime light.
S5 mini is a joke.
5. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 488; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)
This is not you, Samsung. Why no SD card slot????!!
8. ArtSim98 (limited) (Posts: 2738; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
They want to become like Apple.
11. Amir1 (Posts: 262; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)
the one and ONLY compact flag is z1c, soon to be replaced by z3c. alpha is a joke.
12. Arte-8800 (Posts: 4298; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Exynos chips have always tended to outperform Snapdragons released at about the same time.
Problem is that Cortex-A15 has been a dud in terms of power consumption, which is why it hasn't been seen in anything but a small percentage of mainline phones. Even in tablets where its poor power efficiency is less of an issue, Qualcomm Kraits have been dominating.
big.LITTLE helps a bit here, but the truth is - at peak performance, Krait is far more power efficient than the A15, which means that it takes longer for a Krait to hit thermal throttling limits and can run for longer on battery. What's the point of having that insane peak performance if you can't sustain it without overheating or killing the battery?
Snapdragons didn't have such a clear advantage when it came to Scorpion vs. Cortex-A9, or even dual-Krait vs. quad-A9 which is why Exynos 4210 and 4412 dominated Samsung's handset lineup in their heyday - but the A15 has been a failure outside of the tablet and Chromebook market.
Samsung will claim the reason for Krait dominating their handset lineup is LTE in public documentation, but the Note 2 and international LTE GS3 (I9305) proved that Samsung can hang a Qualcomm LTE modem off of an Exynos CPU.
Specs are the same
The Cpu, Gpu destroys the S805, let alone S801.
15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4010; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
How is the Alpha a joke? The Exynos 5430 is actually more powerful than the S801 the Z3 Compact is supposed to have, and it has the same resolution display the Z3 Compact is supposed to have. And I bet it'll probably be around the same price of it too.
14. Taters (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
This is a perfect example of the lack of intelligence and double standards on phone arena. The alpha is pretty much comparable to the Z3 compact and most likely the iPhone 6 in specs, including size, yet one is mid range garbage from Samsung, and the other two are true mini flagships.
Okay there buddies.... You either need to get your head checked or at least attempt to research before you post anything.
16. vuyonc (Posts: 226; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)
It's not mid-range. It's overpriced. THAT is why everyone is upset. You're basically getting a lower resolution, non-water resistant GS5 without expandable storage. At nearly the same price.
The Z3C has expandable storage, is waterproof and likely has stereo speakers, maybe DNC earphones, and improved camera software. You know, stuff that actually justifies its premium price.
You should get your head checked.
22. Taters (Posts: 2942; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
Actually this has the most important advantage. The gpu/cpu is as good as it gets and it's way thinner than the fat 10.5 mm compact.
No one really cares about the so called premium things you mentioned. Lol