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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2: specs comparison

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2: specs comparison
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has now arrived bringing a fairly new configuration to Android - that of a small ‘mini’ handset with top notch performance. You all know how the best Android handsets just grow larger and larger every year, while the human hand fails to evolve so fast. If you are not an NBA player, you might feel that most 5-inch and larger devices simply feel too large.

The Xperia Z1 addresses all your concerns in a small form factor without compromising on performance. That means the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system chip with 2GB RAM, and the excellent 20.7-megapixel camera we first saw on Xperia.

How does this compare to the latest flagship devices? We dive deeper into the specs in the table right below to compare the Xperia Z1 Compact against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2. Both have launched not too long ago, and both are top-shelf devices with much larger sizes. Nonetheless, you should see a surprising amount of similarities, take a look, and let us know which of the three would you buy.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2

Design
OSAndroid (4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3)Android (4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)Android (4.4.2, 4.2.2)
Dimensions5.00 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm)5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)
Weight4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
Design features Stylus 
RuggedWater, Dust resistant  
IP certifiedIP 58  
Display
Physical size4.3 inches5.7 inches5.2 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density

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.

342 ppi386 ppi423 ppi
Technology

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.

IPS LCDSuper AMOLEDIPS LCD
Colors16 777 21616 777 21616 777 216
Peak brightness  450 cd/m2 (nit)
Camera
Camera20.7 megapixels13 megapixels13 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture size

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.

F2.0F2.2F2.4
Focal length (35mm equivalent)27 mm31 mm29 mm
Camera sensor size1/2.3"1/3.06"1/3.06"
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD)3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (120 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
Recording formatMPEG4, H.263, H.264  
FeaturesDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video lightDigital image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Video callingOptical image stabilization
Front-facing camera2 megapixels2 megapixels2.1 megapixels
Video capture1920x1080 (1080p HD)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)
Hardware
System chip

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.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Processor

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.

Quad core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400Quad core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400
Graphics processorAdreno 330Adreno 330Adreno 330
System memory

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, 800 MHz) / LPDDR33072 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR32048 MB RAM (Dual-channel, 800 MHz) / LPDDR3
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB32 GB
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 12 h (699 min)
 
Stand-by time27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
 
Talk time (3G)18.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 15 h (925 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 23 days (546 h)
 
Stand-by time (4G)22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 23 days (554 h)
 
Music playback94.00 hours84.00 hours 
Video playback12.00 hours13.00 hours 
Capacity2300 mAh3200 mAh3000 mAh
Type Li - IonLi - Polymer
Not user replaceable  Yes
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
FDD LTE800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz700 (band 17), 800 (band 18), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2) MHz800 (band 20), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
DataLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSLTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS

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posted on 07 Jan 2014, 06:40 5

2. Zinop (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Z1 compact has IPS and not TFT

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:03 1

3. asingha94 (Posts: 288; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


G2>note3>compact

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:34 4

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2694; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nope.

Note 3 > G2 > Z1 Compact

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:47 6

6. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Non of them!
Compact> Note 3 > G2

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:00 3

8. ebubekir26 (Posts: 311; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


5 accounts or 5 really stupid people

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 10:32 2

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Stupidity is clear in your comment.
You must be itself.

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 07:34

5. Ezio2000 (Posts: 14; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Of course g2

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 09:13 3

7. adjou (Posts: 102; Member since: 06 Jul 2010)


Why are we comparing the mid ranger to flagships?

Shouldn't we be comparing it with other minis? -_-'

posted on 07 Jan 2014, 11:31 1

10. emadshiny (Posts: 1135; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Because Compact's specs are just like those of flagships or even better, so it must be compared with flagships and not mid rangers because it will clearly rape other mid rangers in any comparison.

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