More and more manufacturers launch a compact version of their smartphone star. Sony joined this trend a few months ago with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, an edition of its flagship advocating a smaller screen, but maintains a level well high in the rest of your data sheet. HTC recently launched the HTC One M8 and a few days ago came the compact version, which is already the second throwing the Taiwanese company. The HTC One Mini 2 is official and comes with some interesting improvesments. We see the differences between these two smartphones.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact lives up to its name by mounting a 4.3-inch TFT screen, so it will be the more manageable of the two. The panel has resolution HD (1,280 x 720 pixels) and has several systems such as image enhancement engine X Reality and technology Triluminos. The HTC One Mini 2 integrates a screen Super LCD 2 4.5 inches which has the same resolution as its opponent.
As mentioned, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is the more compact of the two terminals, retains the same width and is a bit thinner. The HTC One Mini 2 has a similar size, but the stereo speaker that leads to the front elongate its form. Despite the differences, both models weigh exactly the same (137 grams). The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact commitment to design that we know by its older brother, noted for its straight lines and the use of resistant glass covering both sides. Its strong point is that it is resistant acute to and can withstand one meter dives deep maximum. The HTC One Mini 2 has a more organic design that fits best the hand and the main material is metal, which gives it strength and a more aggressive touch.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact perfectly emulates the performance of the model that is inspired and mounts the same camera, which is one of the most complete at the moment. We are talking about a sensor Exmor RS of 20.7 megapixel, prepared to get good results in low light and avoiding the annoying effect of noise in the image. Its lens is a Sony G with aperture f/2.0. Other highlights are the zoom Clear Image, the superior auto mode, BIONZ image processor, HDR mode for photos or videos, the built-in applications (Timeshift burst, Info-eye, AR effect…) and autofocus with object tracking.
In the case of HTC One Mini 2, we have a main camera 13 megapixel system with BSI, is also prepared to take more light, but the lens in this case we have an opening f/2.2. The terminal chamber is accompanied by an LED flash, autofocus, video recorder FullHD and face detector. Its star feature is the front camera with five megapixel resolution and more focused on making systems selfies with the highest possible quality. It also has HTC Zoe with Video Highlights, a function that creates video montages from its gallery.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact also shows a chest in the multimedia section, with features such certificate PlayStation, Suite Sony Entertainment Network or package sound enhancements (xLOUD and Clear Audio +). The HTC One Mini 2 also pays special attention to sound, integrating two powerful speakers with amplifiers built into the front.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact again overtakes the HTC One Mini 2 because it has a more advanced processor. Specifically it is a Snapdrgon 800 with four cores, operating at 2.2 GHz and is supported by 2 GB of memory RAM. The HTC One Mini 2 carries a Snapdragon 400, also with four cores, but its frequency is 1.2 Ghz and only takes 1 GB of RAM. Where is itself tied to the internal memory, which is 16 Gb in both cases. They also allow the expansion card MicroSD, which may be 128 Gb in the case of HTC One Mini 2 and 64 Gb for Sony.
The HTC One Mini 2 is newer and out of series with Android 4.4 KitKat, while the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact received the new version through updates. In any case, they both have the same benefits offered by this release, also including the usual package of Google services, while the main difference is the interface. The HTC One Mini 2 comes with the new HTC Sense 6, the very visual layer of the company that brings many new features like gesture control or enhanced HTC widget BlinkFeed.
They may be more compact versions of other models, but that does not stop them having an advanced profile connections. The two models can be connected to mobile networks 4G or 3G and are also compatible with WiFi high speed. Following the wireless system we find WiFi Hotspot to share the connection, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, antenna GPS Glonass and even a chip NFC. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact system also adds Wi-Fi Direct to share files and connecting ANT +. The two have a connector for headphones and a port MicroUSB system support MHL.
In terms of autonomy, the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has a set of 2,110 milliamps that can be turned 550 hours in standby mode and about 16 hours in use. The HTC One Mini 2 has a battery of 2,300 milliamps and official data suggest duration of 18 hours in use.