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

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

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 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
 

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

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

Flash

LED
LED
Dual LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, Object tracking, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, Object tracking, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Frames, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Manual focus, RAW image capture, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Voice activation, Burst mode, Effects, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Shutter speed control, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging

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 oz (173 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6 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
Water, Dust
Water, Dust, Shock

IP certified

IP 68
IP 68
IP 68

MIL-STD-810 certified

 
 
Yes

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

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD

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

Talk time

10.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Stand-by time

19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.33 hours
the average is 23 h (1396 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 26 days (636 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 26 days (627 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
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 32, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 66
Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 20, 25

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
Bands 38, 39, 40, 41
 

UMTS

800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz

GSM

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

CDMA

 
 
800, 1900 MHz

Data

LTE-A Cat 15/5 (800/75 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE-A Cat 11 (600/75 Mbit/s), HSPA, HSUPA, UMTS

Connectivity

Mobile Payment

 
Samsung Pay
 

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, Wireless screen share
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share

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: 172; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Plastic body? Wth?

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