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!

Display

Size

5.8 inches
5.7 inches
4.6 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.26 %
79.47 %
69.53 %

Features

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

Hardware

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 530
Adreno 540

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
32GB
32GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
3300 mAh
2700 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

30.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
20.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
10.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)

Stand-by time

13.4 days (321 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
16.6 days (398 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
19.6 days (470 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Talk time (3G)

 
 
20.33 hours
the average is 19 h (1110 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

 
 
21.2 days (510 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
 
20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)

Internet use

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

Music playback

88.00 hours
 
75.00 hours

Video playback

17.00 hours
 
16.50 hours

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Single camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
13 MP (OIS, PDAF, CMOS image sensor)
19 MP (Laser and PDAF)

Specifications

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
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.22 μm

Second camera

 
13 MP (Ultra-wide)
 

Specifications

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

Video recording

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)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features

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
HDR, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD)
 
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

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)
5.08 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (129 x 65 x 9.3 mm)

Weight

5.47 oz (155.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
5.04 oz (143.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust, Shock; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics

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

Buyers information

Price

 
 
$ 600


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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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