Does size matter? Xperia XZ1 Compact specs comparison against the big boys — Galaxy S8, LG G6


So, Sony has just announced two of its new top-shelf smartphones and let's celebrate — the Compact series is back to bearing flagship specs! Yeah, if you recall, last year the Compacts took a small turn. Instead of being top-tier, the mini series moved to the X line with the Xperia X Compact, which was more of a midrange smartphone.

Anyway, now it's back and fans of pocketable handsets can get all the specs of a flagship in a tiny body with an easily useable 4.6-inch display. How do the Xperia XZ1 Compact's specs compare to actual flagships out there? Well, take a gander!

Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs LG G6

Display

Display size

4.6 inches
5.8 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
18.5:9
 

Pixel density

319 ppi
570 ppi
561 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

69.53 %
84.26 %
79.47 %

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

19 megapixels
12 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus, CMOS image sensor

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm
Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Second camera

 
 
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

 
 
Ultra-wide

Specifications

 
 
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 12 mm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 2560x1440 (QHD), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
2560x1440 (QHD)
 

Design

Dimensions

5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (129 x 65 x 9.3 mm)
5.86 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm)
5.86 x 2.83 x 0.31 inches (148.9 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm)

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (173 g)

Materials

Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3); Frame: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust, Shock; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Quad-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 530

RAM

4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
4 GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), Samsung One UI
Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.0 Nougat), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

2700 mAh
3000 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

10.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time

19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.33 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 h)
 
 

Internet use

 
3G: 12 hours; LTE: 14 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 

Music playback

75.00 hours
88.00 hours
 

Video playback

16.50 hours
17.00 hours
 

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 600
 
 


Related phones

Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(20.33h 3G talk time)

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2 Comments

1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Lol, that thumbnail of Compact looks bigger than the two. PA fix that, at least make it more realistic.

2. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Plastic body? Wth?

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