Sony Xperia Z3 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs Samsung Galaxy S21

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Display

Size:

4.6 inches
5.2 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution:

1280 x 720 pixels, 319 PPI
1920 x 1080 pixels, 424 PPI
2400 x 1080 pixels, 20:9 ratio, 424 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD
IPS LCD
Dynamic AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

70.64 %
71.00 %
86.06 %

Peak brightness:

1300 cd/m2 (nit)

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate (adaptive), HDR support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass Victus), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888

Processor:

Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
Octa-core, 2840 MHz, Kryo 680, 64-bit, 5 nm

GPU:

Adreno 330
Adreno 330
Adreno 660

RAM:

2GB LPDDR3
3GB LPDDR3
8GB LPDDR5

Internal storage:

16GB, available to use: 11.79 GB
16GB, available to use: 11.8 GB
128GB (UFS 3.0), not expandable

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 128 GB
microSDXC up to 128 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4)
Android (6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4)
Android (11), Samsung One UI

Battery

Capacity:

2600 mAh
3100 mAh
4000 mAh

Type:

Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging:

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Qi and Powermat wireless charging, Reverse wireless charging

Max charge speed:

Wired: 25.0W; Wireless: 15.0W

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera
Triple camera

Main camera:

20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
20.7 MP (Autofocus, CMOS image sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F2.0; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.3"; Pixel size: 1.12 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.76"; Pixel size: 1.8 μm

Second camera:

64 MP (Telephoto, OIS, PDAF)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.0; Focal Length: 29 mm; Sensor size: 1/1.7"; Pixel size: 0.8 μm

Third camera:

12 MP (Ultra-wide, Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal Length: 13 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Video recording:

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
7680x4320 (8K UHD) (24 fps), 3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)

Features:

HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling
HDR, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, EIS, Video calling
OIS, HDR, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Video light, EIS

Front:

2.2 MP (HDR)
2.2 MP (HDR)
10 MP (PDAF, HDR)

Video capture:

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps)

Design

Dimensions:

5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches (127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm)
5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
5.97 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm)

Weight:

4.55 oz (129.0 g)
5.36 oz (152.0 g)
6.03 oz (171.0 g)

Materials:

Back: Glass; Frame: Plastic
Back: Glass; Frame: Metal
Back: Plastic; Frame: Aluminum

Resistance:

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68

Biometrics:

2D Face unlock, Ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint

Keys:

Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key
Right: Volume control, Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, Orange, Green, White
Black, Brown, Green, White
Phantom pink, Violet, Gray, White

Cellular

5G:

n2, n5, n12, n25, n41, n66, n71, n77, n260, n261, SA, NSA, Sub-6, mmWave

LTE (FDD):

Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 28(700 APT)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 30(2300 WCS), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD):

Bands 40(2300)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 46, 48(3600)

UMTS:

Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 2(1900), 1(2100)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)

Data Speed:

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
LTE-A, HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

VoLTE:

Yes
Yes

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers
Earpiece, Multiple speakers

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
Album art cover, Background playback
32-Bit DAC, Dolby Atmos, aptX, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus

Screen mirroring:

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

Radio:

FM, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS
FM, Stereo, RDS

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording
for Noise cancellation, Video recording

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

4.0
4.0
5.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, ax (Wi-Fi 6), dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0
Type-C (reversible), USB 3.2

Features:

Charging, OTG, Video out, Mass storage device
Mass storage device, OTG, Video out, Charging
Charging, Headphones port, OTG, Video out

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Galileo, BeiDou, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Hall (for flip covers), Barometer

Other:

NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, ANT+

Hearing aid compatible:

M3, T4
M3, T3
M3, T3

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Aug 11, 2014
Jun 26, 2014
Dec 08, 2020

FCC ID value:

PY7PM-0810 link
PY7PM-0801 link
A3LSMG991U link

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.95 W/kg
0.54 W/kg
0.36 W/kg

Body:

1.00 W/kg
0.99 W/kg
1.08 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.45 W/kg
1.53 W/kg
3.96 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.10 W/kg
1.49 W/kg
1.09 W/kg

Phablet:

2.49 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 800

In The Box:

C to C Data Cable, Ejection Pin

Availability

Officially announced:

Sep 03, 2014
Sep 03, 2014
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