Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison: David against Goliaths

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison: David against Goliaths
After many rumors and leaks, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has finally gone official. A 4.3-inch phone that does not compromise on performance, running on the same Snapdragon 800 system chip as most flagships and featuring a top-notch 20-megapixel camera, the Xperia Z1 Compact is in a fairly unique position. Comparing it to its 4.3-inch Android peers, it’s way more powerful, and there is just one device that can rival it in terms of both size and performance - the Motorola Moto X.

Nonetheless, the Xperia Z1 Compact will still face competition from the heros of the day - larger devices like the Apple iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4 and HTC One. We have decided to compare its size to those exact devices, and see really how much smaller it is. You can see the difference for yourself below - it is huge, and for those who value single-handed operation and pocketability, the new Sony ‘mini’ would be a great fit.

The Z1 Compact is still a bit larger than the iPhone 5s (the Sony one packs a larger screen), but not much. The Moto X is a bit wider, but still in the same ballpark. All other devices grow much wider and are harder to hold and operate with a single hand. The only thing that Sony had to compromise on is thickness - the new ‘mini’ is a hair thicker than the Xperia Z1 at 9.5mm. For all else, though, the Xperia Z1 Compact is the small and powerful Android many of us have been waiting for.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison vs Apple iPhone 5s, Motorola Moto X and Samsung Galaxy S4

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

Motorola Moto X

Motorola Moto X

Dimensions

5.09 x 2.57 x 0.41 inches

129.3 x 65.3 x 10.4 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4

Dimensions

5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 inches

136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9 mm

Weight

4.59 oz (130 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page



Sony Xperia Z1 Compact size comparison vs HTC One, Sony Xperia Z1 and Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One

HTC One

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.69 x 0.37 inches

137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3 mm

Weight

5.04 oz (143 g)

Sony Xperia Z1

Sony Xperia Z1

Dimensions

5.69 x 2.91 x 0.33 inches

144.4 x 73.9 x 8.5 mm

Weight

6.00 oz (170 g)

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Dimensions

5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches

151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm

Weight

5.93 oz (168 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page

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11 Comments

1. ysk79

Posts: 39; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

iphone 5s large device?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

NO, IT'S NOT.

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Showing flagships.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

"...larger devices like the Apple iPhone 5s..." Dafuq PA? The iPhone 5s is the smallest one in here.

4. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

what they meant is larger top & bottom bezels.

5. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

hahaha

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL! :P

6. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I think Z1 Compact is the best Sony phone because it has IPS display & smaller bezels. But I still prefer 5 inch display

9. panda_xx

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

yes...Z1 Compact is the best phone ever... best hardware, screen, multimedia, camera, dimention, design, build quality and water resistant. its almost perfect cannot wait...

11. jellmoo

Posts: 2567; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

I'm sure it will be a great phone, but that's just a dose of hyperbole. We're talking about a device that has the same display tech as the Z1 (and thus the same weak screen), the same poor speaker quality (likely a tradeoff for the waterproofing) and it still has very large bezels (making it a device that is almost the same size as the Moto X, but with a 0.4 inch smaller screen). It's fine to want such a device and to sing its praises for what you like about it, but "best phone ever" for a device you haven't used yet is just over the top.

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Its still too big! Id give up waterproofing in order to have it more compact. If im gonna get a phone that size, i might as well get one with a proportuonate screen. Like Moto X or S4.

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