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Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Samsung GalaxyS4 Mini – Comparing Specs and Price

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The mobile world has gone crazy with a plethora of smartphones launched in the recent past.

However, there are more smartphones yet to come out in the market. These smartphones are eagerly awaited by the masses. The smartphone competition has made the companies release an array of smartphones in quick succession. Most companies release successors to their earlier launch in a short span of time. However, in most cases the quick launch of the successor and upgraded version of the smartphone has depreciated the value of the predecessor.

The triumphant release of the Sony Xperia Z1 encouraged the company to release its successor in a short time. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact encompasses similar features as that of its predecessor. Nevertheless, the smartphone has been designed to be smaller and convenient. It supports a 20.7MP rear camera and 2.2MP front camera, 16GB internal memory along with a 3GB RAM and 2300-mAh battery.

Samsung GalaxyS4 Mini, designed and marketed by Samsung Electronics is an Android smartphone. The GalaxyS4 Mini is a mid-range model of the GalaxyS4 series. The device comes equipped with an 8 MP camera having a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels. The device also comes with LED flash, autofocus and an array of other features.

Display and Dimensions

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is smaller in comparison to its predecessors. Its dimensions measure 127mm x 64.9mm x 9.5mm in height, width and thickness respectively. The smartphone has been designed to be light in weight than its predecessors. The device weighs just 137gms. The device comes outfitted with a 4.3-inch touchscreen having 720×1280 pixels of resolution and scratchproof glass.

The design of the Samsung GalaxyS4 Mini is very similar to its predecessor. Its polycarbonate design caters the smartphone with an attractive look. The dimensions of the Samsung GalaxyS4 Mini measure 124.6mm x 61.3mm x 8.9mm in height, width and thickness respectively. It weighs just 107gms.

Hardware and Software

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor and Adreno 330 GPU. The smartphone runs on Android OS version 4.3(Jelly Bean) operating system that is upgradable to v4.4.2 (KitKat).

The Samsung GalaxyS4 Mini is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core 1.7GHz Krait processor with Adreno 305 GPU. The device runs on Android OS version 4.2.2(Jelly Bean) operating system that can be upgraded to v4.4.2 (KitKat).

Price

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is priced at $434.99, whereas, the GalaxyS4 Mini is priced at $599.72.

Both the smartphones have promising features and are available at a reasonable price.