Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Z3 Compact – Detailed hands-on comparison [EN]

In this video I will compare the 2 generations of Sony’s compact flagship models from the Z series and show you all of the differences between devices. Will the Xperia Z3 Compact prove to be a worthy successor to the briliant Z1 Compact? Video timeline can be found below:

00:00 Intro
00:18 Build and design comparison
03:45 Display comparison
04:27 Speaker sound comparison
04:54 Technical specs comparison
05:47 Battery life comparison
06:43 New software features in Z3 Compact
07:43 Camera comparison
09:21 Summary. Is it time to upgrade your Z1 Compact to Z3 Compact?

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25 Comments on Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Z3 Compact – Detailed hands-on comparison [EN]

  1. I can't really compare my Z1 compact to the Z3 compact to be honest as I have only just got the Z1, but I adore the Z1 battery esp on stamia mode is amazing, camera wise well as a photographer I rate it very high but use manual mode only esp as it gives you the full 20.7 meg, speaker wise it is ok but hardy use it without headphones, 1 big let down for me is that the volume rocker also let you move songs along on older Sony phones on the Z1 it doesn't a bugger when cycling, that apart though a very fast phone and good looker too, I'd have another tomorrow, oh one last thing DO NOT update the Z1 from 4.4.4 Kitkat heard many bad reports about update ones.

  2. at some point i owned both and ended up selling thr z3c. I like how the z1c looks, the metal frame, the notification led, better battery life. The one thing i really liked about the z3c was thr feel of the volume rockers, way more clickier. great video.

  3. I want to buy the z3c but I'm worried because of the self cracking back… do you know if a case can prevent this problem? And can a screen protector realy help that the screen doesn't crack that easily?
    Can someone speak from experience? This would help me so much :)

  4. Hmm, is glass good vs plastic? I read bad reviews on z3c which issue is the "self crack" thingy on both front and back. I don't know what to buy. z3c or z1c? Please help. I need opinions before spending money.

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