Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs HTC Desire 500

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Desire 500

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

At launch, the Desire 500 was touted as the cheapest quad core handset available. This moniker held true until the Moto G launched right at the end of 2013, although the Desire 500 remains extremely good value for money. The overall specification certainly doesn’t challenge the Z1 Compact’s top end processor, however if you want to see just what you would still be able to get hold of after saving some money then you need look no further.

Click on the header image below for a full comparison of the two devices:

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs HTC One

Xperia Z1 Compact vs HTC One

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

The HTC One received some serious praise during its life, positive comments being based on its design – including shape, style and speaker placement for excellent sound quality – as well as interesting notes on the camera. Dividing users, the 4 megapixel sensor actually used unique 2µm pixels, dubbed HTC Ultrapixel. This results in incredible low light performance, however a lack of sharpness was a noticeable trade off.

Alongside these positives, the HTC One was also powered by a top range Qualcomm quad core processor. Now falling in price due to the imminent arrival of a successor, the HTC One can be seen as a real alternative to the Z1 Compact at this tier.

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs HTC One Mini

Xperia Z1 Compact vs HTC One Mini

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

The HTC One Mini capitalised on the critical success of the flagship One, providing a sumptuous design at a much more affordable price point. Unfortunately, much like Samsung’s take on ‘Mini’ devices, the One Mini achieved the lower price bracket by stripping out many of the features the flagship provided.

The One Mini is better off than Samsung’s Mini handsets by continuing the excellent build quality and keeping the HTC Ultrapixel camera and dual front facing Boomsound speakers. Processing power dropped though and this is a good time to compare to the Z1 Compact, which has sacrificed none of the larger phone’s raw punch.

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Galaxy S3 Mini

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini is the perfect example of why ‘Mini’ versions of smartphones have a bit of a bad reputation. It might be about 18 months old now, but it was the first of a new subgenre of mini flagships and unfortunately got received quite badly by consumers and critics alike.

Now the S3 Mini wasn’t actually a bad smartphone considering the price point, and if you can still pick one up at a reduced price is an excellent spare or rookie handset. Unfortunately the S3 branding unwittingly fooled many into thinking it had a similar feature set to what was arguably (at the time) the best smartphone in the world. This was not the case as the S3 Mini was both comparatively underpowered and lacking in features such as video out.

The Z1 Compact is effectively the modern antithesis of this mistake, which was almost repeated step for step with the S4 Mini.

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Samsung Galaxy Ace 3

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Ace 3

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

Samsung have taken the smartphone industry by storm in the last 2 years, with the Galaxy brand becoming synonymous with their easily recognisable phones. The Ace range has long been the middle ground between flagship ‘S’ devices and the cheapest entry level products, happily bridging the gaps between function, performance and price.

Whilst it’s not really a fair fight between the Z1 Compact and the Ace 3, our listing gives you a good idea of the compromises when dropping a price tier

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Nokia Lumia 1020

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Lumia 1020

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

Whilst not always easy to compare with, Nokia’s range of Windows Phone 8 handsets have been generally well received by critics, both for their design and their functionality. After convincing the tech world that a partnership with Microsoft was a good idea and dropping some beautiful hardware on us, Nokia delivered a sucker punch with the Lumia 1020.

This incredible handset not only looks like it belongs in the future but also features an utterly jaw dropping 41 megapixel camera sensor for taking the most detailed mobile images ever. It might not be the smallest device available, however if photography is something you’re looking for in a new phone then the 1020 should definitely be on your comparison list

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Nokia Lumia 925

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Lumia 925

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

Whilst not always easy to compare with, Nokia’s range of Windows Phone 8 handsets have been generally well received by critics, both for their design and their functionality. Nokia’s flagship Lumia 920 was a beautifully constructed smartphone, although it drew some criticism for its size and weight. The 925 redesign rectified this with a lighter design manufactured from aluminium rather than polycarbonate, whilst also improving in other areas including the battery life.

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Nokia Lumia 820

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Lumia 820

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

Whilst not always easy to compare with, Nokia’s range of Windows Phone 8 handsets have been generally well received by critics, both for their design and their functionality. The Lumia 820 was the perfect mid range device to showcase Microsoft’s operating system. With a significant performance improvement over the lower models in the Lumia range, the 820 trimmed off some of the size and weight of the flagship 920 for a more comfortable phone.

Click on the header image below for a full comparison of the two devices:

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Nokia Lumia 625

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Lumia 625

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

Whilst not always easy to compare with, Nokia’s range of Windows Phone 8 handsets have been generally well received by critics, both for their design and their functionality. The Lumia 625 leapfrogged over the earlier lower end 620 in terms of both raw specification and screen size, silencing some of Nokia’s critics that had pointed out a number of their cheaper devices were quite underpowered.

 

Click on the header image below for a full comparison of the two devices:

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For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video:

 

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Nokia Lumia 520

Xperia Z1 Compact vs Lumia 520

Part of our continuing series comparing the new Sony Xperia Z1 Compact to other available devices on the market. Featuring the same processing power, performance and camera of the larger Sony Xperia Z1, the Z1 Compact only truly compromises on screen size & resolution.

If you are thinking about ordering the Z1 Compact, then we also have a number of official and 3rd party accessories available here.

Whilst not always easy to compare with, Nokia’s range of Windows Phone 8 handsets have been generally well received by critics, both for their design and their functionality. The Lumia 520 is at the lower end of specifications and so whilst perhaps not direct comparison material for the Z1 Compact it is still interesting to see how the two shape up with one another.

Click on the header image below for a full comparison of the two devices:

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For an animated video comparison of the specs take a look below.

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