Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2: specs comparison

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2: specs comparison
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has now arrived bringing a fairly new configuration to Android - that of a small ‘mini’ handset with top notch performance. You all know how the best Android handsets just grow larger and larger every year, while the human hand fails to evolve so fast. If you are not an NBA player, you might feel that most 5-inch and larger devices simply feel too large.

The Xperia Z1 addresses all your concerns in a small form factor without compromising on performance. That means the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 system chip with 2GB RAM, and the excellent 20.7-megapixel camera we first saw on Xperia.

How does this compare to the latest flagship devices? We dive deeper into the specs in the table right below to compare the Xperia Z1 Compact against the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and LG G2. Both have launched not too long ago, and both are top-shelf devices with much larger sizes. Nonetheless, you should see a surprising amount of similarities, take a look, and let us know which of the three would you buy.

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Note 3 vs LG G2

Display

Display size

4.3 inches
5.7 inches
5.2 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels
1080 x 1920 pixels

Pixel density

342 ppi
386 ppi
423 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body ratio

61.72 %
74.78 %
76.28 %

Colors

16 777 216
16 777 216
16 777 216

Peak brightness

 
 
450 cd/m2 (nit)

Camera

Rear

Yes
Yes
Yes

Main camera

20.7 megapixels
13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Hardware Features

Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Autofocus, CMOS image sensor, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 27 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"
Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 31 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.4; Focal length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.06"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm

Flash

LED
LED
LED

Software Features

Digital image stabilization, HDR, Panorama, Face detection, Smile detection, Burst mode, Scenes, White balance presets, Touch to focus, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging
Digital image stabilization, Touch to focus, Smile detection, Face detection, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects
Touch to focus, Face detection, Voice activation, Self-timer, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, HDR, Panorama, Scenes, Effects

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Recording format

MPEG4, H.263, H.264
 
 

Features

High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization
Continuous autofocus, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
Optical image stabilization

Front

2 megapixels
2 megapixels
2.1 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches (127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm)
5.95 x 3.12 x 0.33 inches (151.2 x 79.2 x 8.3 mm)
5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 inches (138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm)

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.93 oz (168 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)
5.04 oz (143 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Resistance

Water, Dust
 
 

IP certified

IP 58
 
 

Features

 
Stylus, Interchangeable covers
 

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974

Processor

Quad-core, 2200 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2300 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2260 MHz, Krait 400

GPU

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 330

RAM

2 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3
2 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

16 GB
64 GB
32 GB

Storage expansion

 
 
 

Slot Type

microSDXC, microSDHC, microSD
microSDHC, microSD
 

OS

Android (5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2, 4.3)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4, 4.3)
Android (5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.2, 4.2.2)

Battery

Capacity

2300 mAh
3200 mAh
3000 mAh

Talk time

10.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)
25.00 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)
34.30 hours
the average is 22 h (1323 min)

Stand-by time

27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
22.0 days (528 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)
34.2 days (821 hours)
the average is 21 days (509 h)

Talk time (3G)

18.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
21.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)
21.30 hours
the average is 23 h (1397 min)

Stand-by time (3G)

25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)
17.5 days (420 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)
34.4 days (826 hours)
the average is 28 days (669 h)

Stand-by time (4G)

22.9 days (550 hours)
the average is 27 days (653 h)
15.8 days (380 hours)
the average is 27 days (653 h)
 

Music playback

94.00 hours
84.00 hours
 

Video playback

12.00 hours
13.00 hours
 

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20
Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18
Bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20

UMTS

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

GSM

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

Data

LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s

Multimedia

Screen mirroring

DLNA, MHL, MirrorLink, TV-out
DLNA, MHL
DLNA, Wireless screen share, MirrorLink, SlimPort

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9 Comments

2. Zinop

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Z1 compact has IPS and not TFT

3. asingha94

Posts: 295; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

G2>note3>compact

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nope. Note 3 > G2 > Z1 Compact

6. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Non of them! Compact> Note 3 > G2

8. ebubekir26

Posts: 337; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

5 accounts or 5 really stupid people

9. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Stupidity is clear in your comment. You must be itself.

5. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Of course g2

7. adjou

Posts: 106; Member since: Jul 06, 2010

Why are we comparing the mid ranger to flagships? Shouldn't we be comparing it with other minis? -_-'

10. emadshiny

Posts: 1144; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Because Compact's specs are just like those of flagships or even better, so it must be compared with flagships and not mid rangers because it will clearly rape other mid rangers in any comparison.

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