Showdown: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Apple iPhone 5S

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

Final thought

This should be a one sided fight. On paper the Sony outperforms the Apple 13 to 7. That’s a blowout score.

But the tight integration of hardware and software helps Apple fend off the Xperia Z1 Compact. It looks better and its camera, albeit a lower resolution, shoots better photos.

Sony’s deserves credit for making the Z1 Compact as powerful as it is, and for dressing it in a body that can take water and dust alike in its stride. If you’re after a smartphone around the 4-inch mark, then both the iPhone 5S and the Xperia Z1 Compact are in a league of their own.

Related: Top 10 best Android and Apple smartphones for under $600

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