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.
Click on the header image below for a full comparison of the two devices:
For an animated comparison of the key specs in just 90 seconds watch the following video: