For readers who are considering buying the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact or the iPhone 5S, here is a specs and price comparison between the two device is Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.
Display and Design
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a 4.3 inch TFT capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The iPhone 5S comes with a 4 inch LED-backlit IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 640 x 1136 pixels resolution.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm dimensions and weighs 137 grams. The iPhone 5S comes with 123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm dimensions and weighs 112 grams.
Hardware and Operating System
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is equipped with a 2.2 GHz quad core krait 400 processor and Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 chipset. It comes with 16 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.
The iPhone 5S is equipped with a 1.3 GHz dual core cyclone processor and Apple A7 chipset. It comes in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB internal memory variants and no Micro SD slot for additional memory.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact runs on the Android Jelly Bean operating system and has 2 GB of RAM. The iPhone 5S runs on the iOS 7 operating system and has 1 GB of RAM.
The Sony Xperia Z1 sports a 20.7 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP. The iPhone 5S sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and dual LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.2 MP.
The Sony Xperia Z1 comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 18 hours on 3G or music play of about 94 hours. The iPhone 5S comes with a non-removable Li-Po 1560 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 10 hours on 3G or music play of about 40 hours.
Price in Australia
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is priced at around AU $729.95. The iPhone 5S 16 GB variant is priced at around AU $879.95, the 32 GB variant is priced at around AU $999.95 and the 64 GB variant is priced at around AU $1,149.95 in Australia.
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