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

Size

4.6 inches
5.8 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

69.53 %
84.26 %
79.47 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

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

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB

Internal storage

32GB
64GB
32GB

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 19 h (1116 min)
30.00 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 19 h (1116 min)

Stand-by time

19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 21 days (514 h)

Talk time (3G)

20.33 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)
 
 

Stand-by time (3G)

21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 27 days (645 h)
 
 

Stand-by time (4G)

20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 25 days (590 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
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

19 MP
12 MP
13 MP

Features

Laser and PDAF
OIS, PDAF
OIS, PDAF, 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 MP

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

HDR, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
8 MP
5 MP

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 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.47 oz (155 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (179 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)

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 600
 
 


Related phones

Xperia XZ1 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo

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2 Comments

2. Jishnusur

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Plastic body? Wth?

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.

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