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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact benchmarks

  • DisplayThe scientific display measurements allow us to inspect the quality of this extremely important component in such a great depth that is not possible with the naked eye. Armed with a colorimeter device and some specialized software, we study the various aspects of smartphone and tablet screens, such as their brightness, color temperature, gamma, color gamut and accuracy.
    • Screen measurementsOur ‘Screen measurements’ table is like a quick, yet very detailed overview of a display. With just a quick glance, you can discover a great deal of important data, including the maximum brightness, contrast ratio, gamma, color temperature, etc. Hover over each category to learn more about it and what makes it important!
      Maximum brightness (nits)Higher is better Minimum brightness (nits)Lower is better Contrast Higher is better Color temperature (Kelvins) Gamma Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 515
      (Excellent)
      39
      (Poor)
      1:1648
      (Excellent)
      7253
      (Good)
      2.68
      5.47
      (Average)
      5.11
      (Average)
      Sony Xperia Z1 495
      (Good)
      23
      (Poor)
      1:1440
      (Excellent)
      7355
      (Good)
      2.08
      5.29
      (Average)
      4.57
      (Average)
      Google Nexus 5 485
      (Good)
      10
      (Average)
      1:996
      (Average)
      6786
      (Excellent)
      2.05
      2.88
      (Good)
      3.11
      (Good)
      Sony Xperia Z2 458
      (Good)
      16
      (Poor)
      1:1329
      (Excellent)
      6909
      (Excellent)
      2.59
      4.41
      (Average)
      2.95
      (Good)
      Sony Xperia Z 440
      (Good)
      21
      (Poor)
      1:799
      (Average)
      8250
      (Poor)
      1.93
      4.94
      (Average)
      6.23
      (Average)
      Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 436
      (Good)
      3
      (Excellent)
      1:1315
      (Excellent)
      9964
      (Poor)
      2.67
      6.03
      (Average)
      8.96
      (Poor)
    • Viewing anglesA high-quality display shouldn’t exhibit significant image quality deterioration when viewed at an angle. That is why we find it important to measure each display at an angle of 45 degrees and calculate the percentage by which each aspect (brightness, gamma, etc.) has altered from its normal reading.
      Maximum brightness Lower is better Minimum brightness Lower is better Contrast Lower is better Color temperature Lower is better Gamma Lower is better Delta E rgbcmy Lower is better Delta E grayscale Lower is better
      Sony Xperia Z1 78.2%
      78.3%
      95.7%
      5.8%
      53.4%
      8.7%
      172.4%
      Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 82.5%
      84.6%
      77.5%
      9.3%
      4.9%
      7.5%
      9.2%
      Google Nexus 5 85.6%
      90%
      83%
      10.3%
      3.9%
      7.3%
      67.2%
      Sony Xperia Z2 90.4%
      93.8%
      87.2%
      8.6%
      5.4%
      4.3%
      13.2%
      Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 97.9%
      66.7%
      85.2%
      19.1%
      1.1%
      15.9%
      14.8%
      Sony Xperia Z No data
      No data
      93.1%
      5.1%
      65.8%
      22.3%
      214%
    • Color chartsSometimes, it’s easier to get an idea of how good a display is by comparing its measured colors to reference ones. The ‘Color accuracy’ and ‘Greyscale accuracy’ charts will give you just that, with the latter providing a visual representation of the color temperature and gamma. The ‘Color gamut’ chart, on the other hand, will show you just how much of a deviation there is from the colors’ reference points.

      The CIE 1931 xy color gamut chart represents the set (area) of colors that a display can reproduce, with the sRGB colorspace (the highlighted triangle) serving as reference. The chart also provides a visual representation of a display's color accuracy. The small squares across the boundaries of the triangle are the reference points for the various colors, while the small dots are the actual measurements. Ideally, each dot should be positioned on top of its respective square. The 'x: CIE31' and 'y: CIE31' values in the table below the chart indicate the position of each measurement on the chart. 'Y' shows the luminance (in nits) of each measured color, while 'Target Y' is the desired luminance level for that color. Finally, 'ΔE 2000' is the Delta E value of the measured color. Delta E values of below 2 are ideal.

      This measurements are made using SpectraCal's CalMAN calibration software.

  • Performance BenchmarksIf there’s one thing smartphone consumers value extremely highly, that’s lightning-fast system performance. But how do you tell if a device has the necessary power to carry you through the seas of demanding apps and beyond? The answer is simple - through synthetic benchmarking! Thankfully, there are now tools that are professional enough to give us a good idea about the punch our devices really pack.
    Quadrant
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 21278
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 20567
    Sony Xperia Z1 20277
    Sony Xperia Z2 18584
    Google Nexus 5 8455
    Sony Xperia Z 8221
    AnTuTu
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 43911
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 33468
    Sony Xperia Z1 30838
    Sony Xperia Z2 34088
    Google Nexus 5 26340
    Sony Xperia Z 20835
    GFXBench Egypt HD 2.5 onscreen (fps)
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 54
    Sony Xperia Z1 53
    Google Nexus 5 52
    Vellamo Metal
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 1551
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 1183
    Sony Xperia Z1 1115
    Sony Xperia Z2 1177
    Google Nexus 5 1166
    Sony Xperia Z 626
    Vellamo HTML 5
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 2947
    Sony Xperia Z1 2889
    Sony Xperia Z2 1584
    Google Nexus 5 1524
    Sony Xperia Z 2198
  • Camera SpeedA good camera is the one that’s always there when you need it. Quality matters, but so does speed, and that is why we do a series of tests to determine if a smartphone’s camera has what it takes to be a reliable tool in your photographic activities. We measure camera speed by running the cross-platform benchmark program CamSpeed, and by performing our own proprietary speed test.
    Taking a pic (sec)Lower is better Taking an HDR pic (sec)Lower is better CamSpeed score Higher is better CamSpeed score with flash Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z 3
    4
    987
    948
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 3
    No data
    461
    393
    Sony Xperia Z2 3
    No data
    452
    398
    Sony Xperia Z1 3.2
    No data
    558
    490
    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 3.3
    No data
    494
    402
    Google Nexus 5 3.5
    4
    406
    347
  • Audio OutputIf power never feels enough when it comes to your favorite tunes, then you’ll surely find our audio benchmark quite useful, as it allows you to find the handsets and tablets with the strongest speakers. We also measure power of the earphones output, but hey - be careful with that volume control - you’ll need those ears!
    Headphones output power (Volts)
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z 0.37
    Google Nexus 5 0.36
    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 0.30
    Sony Xperia Z1 0.29
    Sony Xperia Z2 0.29
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 0.24
    Loudspeaker loudness (dB)
    Higher is better
    Sony Xperia Z 67
    Google Nexus 5 71
    Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 72
    Sony Xperia Z1 68
    Sony Xperia Z2 71
    Sony Xperia Z1 Compact 66

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