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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison: David against Goliaths

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison: David against Goliaths
After many rumors and leaks, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has finally gone official. A 4.3-inch phone that does not compromise on performance, running on the same Snapdragon 800 system chip as most flagships and featuring a top-notch 20-megapixel camera, the Xperia Z1 Compact is in a fairly unique position. Comparing it to its 4.3-inch Android peers, it’s way more powerful, and there is just one device that can rival it in terms of both size and performance - the Motorola Moto X.

Nonetheless, the Xperia Z1 Compact will still face competition from the heros of the day - larger devices like the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and HTC One. We have decided to compare its size to those exact devices, and see really how much smaller it is. You can see the difference for yourself below - it is huge, and for those who value single-handed operation and pocketability, the new Sony ‘mini’ would be a great fit.

The Z1 Compact is still a bit larger than the iPhone 5s (the Sony one packs a larger screen), but not much. The Moto X is a bit wider, but still in the same ballpark. All other devices grow much wider and are harder to hold and operate with a single hand. The only thing that Sony had to compromise on is thickness - the new ‘mini’ is a hair thicker than the Xperia Z1 at 9.5mm. For all else, though, the Xperia Z1 Compact is the small and powerful Android many of us have been waiting for.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison vs Apple iPhone 5s, Motorola Moto X and Samsung Galaxy S4

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches
127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Apple iPhone 5s
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Motorola Moto X
5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches
129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Motorola Moto X

Samsung Galaxy S4
5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches
136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm
4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.


Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison vs HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches
127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

HTC One
5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches
137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm
5.04 oz (143 g)

HTC One

Sony Xperia Z1
5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches
144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm
6.00 oz (170 g)

Sony Xperia Z1

Samsung Galaxy Note 3
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches
151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm
5.93 oz (168 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.

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posted on 07 Jan 2014, 03:13 1

1. ysk79 (Posts: 18; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)


iphone 5s large device?

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 03:30

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5203; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


NO, IT'S NOT.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:43

10. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2457; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Showing flagships.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 03:36 3

3. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5203; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


"...larger devices like the Apple iPhone 5s..."
Dafuq PA? The iPhone 5s is the smallest one in here.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 03:41 14

4. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 462; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


what they meant is larger top & bottom bezels.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 04:00 1

5. fireblade (Posts: 660; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


hahaha

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 04:09 1

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5203; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


LOL! :P

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 04:03 4

6. fireblade (Posts: 660; Member since: 27 Dec 2013)


I think Z1 Compact is the best Sony phone because it has IPS display & smaller bezels. But I still prefer 5 inch display

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:22 1

9. panda_xx (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


yes...Z1 Compact is the best phone ever...
best hardware, screen, multimedia, camera, dimention, design, build quality and water resistant.
its almost perfect
cannot wait...

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 08:29

11. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I'm sure it will be a great phone, but that's just a dose of hyperbole. We're talking about a device that has the same display tech as the Z1 (and thus the same weak screen), the same poor speaker quality (likely a tradeoff for the waterproofing) and it still has very large bezels (making it a device that is almost the same size as the Moto X, but with a 0.4 inch smaller screen).

It's fine to want such a device and to sing its praises for what you like about it, but "best phone ever" for a device you haven't used yet is just over the top.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 12:51

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Its still too big! Id give up waterproofing in order to have it more compact. If im gonna get a phone that size, i might as well get one with a proportuonate screen. Like Moto X or S4.

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