Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Specs and Price Comparison in Australia

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For readers who are considering buying the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact or the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, here is a specs and price comparison between the two devices in Australia. The comparison could help readers make an informed decision.

Display and Design

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a 4.3 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes with a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen, rendering 540 x 960 pixels resolution.

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm dimensions and weighs 137 grams. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes with 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm dimensions and weighs 107 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 Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is equipped with a 1.7 GHz dual core krait processor and Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 chipset. It comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded by up to 64 GB using a Micro SD card.

Both the devices run on the Android platform and come loaded with the Jelly Bean operating system. The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact has 2 GB of RAM whereas the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has 1.5 GB of RAM.

Camera

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact sports a 20.7 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 2 MP. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini sports an 8 MP primary camera with autofocus and LED flash. The secondary camera on the device is 1.9 MP.

Battery

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact comes with a non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 18 hours on 3G. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini comes with a Li-Ion 1900 mAh battery, which allows for a talk time of about 12 hours on 3G.

Price in Australia

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is priced at around AU $599.95. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini is priced at around AU $419.95 in Australia.

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