Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

By Team Digit | Updated Sep 26 2014
Slide 1 - Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

The Xperia Z1 Compact has been replaced with the Z3 Compact as the ultimate mini smartphone. With a slight update in design and hardware, it looks and feels much better than its predecessor. Here is a quick comparison of both the smartphones in terms of design and camera samples...

Slide 2 - Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

The back is quite similar on Z3 Compact but now the LED flash is bit further than the camera lens reducing the chances of flash bleeding which was seen on the Z1 Compact.

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The metal frame has been replaced with polycarbonate and the volume and camera keys are also slightly different in size making them more comfortable to use

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The flaps protecting the ports and slots have been reduced to two and they feel much more sturdy and blend in well with the body.

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The biggest change is the loudspeaker. The Z3 Compact comes with two stereo speakers, above and below the display.

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Checking out the camera samples, you can see the Z1 Compact (Left) offers slighlty softer images and also is low on exposure. The Z3 Compact offers better colours, but at times tends to overexpose the pictures.

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Again, the Z1 Compact (Left) offers a much softer result when compared to the Z3 Compact. The Z3 Compact offers a better white balance as well.

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