Showdown: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Apple iPhone 5S

Sony's 4.3in Android smartphone takes it to the established Apple iPhone 5S.

Spec-for-spec

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Apple iPhone 5S

Verdict

?
Operating system
Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean)
Apple iOS 7.1
Draw
Screen size
4.3in
4in
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Display resolution
1280x720
1136x640
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Pixel density
342ppi
326ppi
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
CPU
Quad-core 2.2Ghz
Dual-core 1.3Ghz
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Architecture
32-bit
64-Bit
Apple iPhone 5S
RAM
2GB
1GB
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Internal memory
16GB
16GB/32GB/64GB
Apple iPhone 5S
Expandable memory
Yes, microSDXC up to 64GB
No
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Biometric security
None
Fingerprint scanner
Apple iPhone 5S
Durability
Waterproof and Dustproof
Standard
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Personal Assistant
Google Voice Search and Google Now
Siri
Apple iPhone 5S
SIM card
Micro-SIM
Nano-SIM
Apple iPhone 5S
Front camera
2-megapixels
1.2-megapixels
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Rear camera
20.7-megapixels, single LED flash
8-megapixels
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Video recording
Full HD (1080p)
Full HD (1080p)
Draw
FM Radio
Yes
No
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
LTE support
Yes
Yes
Draw
Wi-Fi
802.11a/b/g/n/ac
802.11a/b/g/n
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
Draw
NFC
Yes
No
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Connector
Micro USB 3.0
Lightening connector
Apple iPhone 5S
Battery size
2300 mAh
1560mAh
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Thickness
9.5mm
7.6mm
Apple iPhone 5S
Weight
137g
112g
Apple iPhone 5S

Winner: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Next page: Click over for comparisons on performance, cameras and the verdict.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags smartphoneZ1iosiPhone7Android7.15Sjelly beanZ2 CompactApple4inchXperiasonyKitKat

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Tony Ibrahim
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?