What would be the best? Compare Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z1

The screens on smartphones are getting bigger. The size of a normal range high already reaches 5 inches and that not to mention the tablet phones that can overcome the 6 inches. It is clear that the large-format panels are very popular, but at the same time there are users who prefer more manageable devices. Get a high-end smartphones with compact display is almost missioning impossible, or at least it was until that Sony announced yesterday the arrival of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact.

Not the first time we see a reduced capped range of well-known version, but in this case has remained level specifications as are found in its big brother, the Sony Xperia Z1, The new model equips a 4.3-inch panel compared to 5 inches of the original, but what other differences are there between them? We see it in a comparative.

As we have said, the main difference between the two models of the range Xperia Z1 is the screen. The model that we know up to now responds to the standard applicable to respond the high range, with a panel of 5 inches in diagonal. Although not too large, yes it is wide, and for many users is difficult to handle with ease. The resolution is FullHD and density reaches 441 ppi, for its part, Sony Xperia Z1 Compact reduces the diagonal 4.3 inch size much more comfortable to hold with one hand and fits easily into a pocket.

Logically as well down low size resolution, and in this case stands at 1,280 x 720 pixels (HD) and 342 ppi densities. Despite the size difference, Sony did not want to let any of their image enhancement systems on the way. Both the large model as the new “compact” are equipped with technology TRILUMINOS and engine X-Reality Mobile. These systems achieve greater definition, a richer range of colors and optimize the result for images with more detail.

In terms of design, part of the obvious difference in size, we are faced with two very similar products. Sony continues to employ the same design language, which is highlighted by a rectangular shape slightly rounded corners and both sides covered in glass resistant. The reflective surface gives a sophisticated look, but it gets dirty very easily and the models are dark in tone filled with traces to the few minutes of use. The size difference is quite obvious, and the weight and the compact model is one millimeter thicker.

The range of colors varies and if we find some options in the more classic Sony Xperia Z1, which can be found in white, black or purple. On the other hand the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact maintains ringtones black and white, but adds a light pink and one in lime green. We cannot close this section without reference to the r endurance to water and dust (certified IP55/58) that has already become a vital point in the Sony Xperia more complete.


Again Sony has not altered the camera that we already presented at IFA last September and both models feature a high profile photo, refresh the memory. This is a Exmor RS sensor of 20.7 megapixel, accompanied by a Sony G lens and a BIONZ image processor. By combining these three key points are achieved very sharp images even if you have low light, eliminates the noise automatically, allows expansion without loss (up to three increases), has a burst mode very fast, and with auto-focus with object tracking. Of course also records full HD video, has LED flash, stabilizer ratio and two-megapixel front camera.

In the media plane also see the exact equivalent between the two models of the Xperia range Z1. The Japanese company offers a package focused on entertainment with the PlayStation certified, the music app WALKMAN suite and Sony Entertainment Network. Another strong point is the sound, which is improved by various systems (xLoud, Clear Audio +, 3D sound) and furthermore has an external microphone that eliminates noise during a call. Also include the FM radio and support for a wide variety of formats multimedia.

We continue with more draws, is that Sony has managed to cram all the pieces of the Sony Xperia Z1 in a much smaller chassis. Both are very powerful devices with the chip quad-core Snapdragon 800, which in this case works to 2.2 gigahertz. They also agree in the sympathetic adrenal medullar graphics chip 330 and the RAM memory of 2 Gb. In regard to the internal memory, Sony still committed to offering a single fund of 16 Gb, a figure fairly low for a high-end smartphones. At least allow the expansion to 64 GB additional memory cards MicroSD,

The Sony Xperia Z1 came standard with Android 4.2, but now and has been upgraded to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Not only that, but is confirmed for an upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact goes standard with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and although they have not specified, everything points to receive their ration of KitKat soon.

Sony has reduced its flagship paragraph without modifying any longer than strictly necessary. What Sony has done is to trace the user experience and performance of its flagship model, but putting them in a smaller box. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is for those users who want a top-end smartphone but not prove them comfortable large screens. Official prices that Sony offers on their website indicate that the compact model will cost 550 euros while the largest worth 700 euros, however this can be obtained by other means for 550 euros, which would not have difference at least at first.


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