Battle of the Compacts: Z3 Compact vs S5 Mini vs HTC One Mini vs LG G3 Beat

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Battle of the Compacts: Z3 Compact vs S5 Mini vs HTC One Mini vs LG G3 Beat

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A recent trend from the major smartphone companies is to release a mini variant of their popular high-end phones to create a namesake device. These devices come at diminished features and price.

Samsung was one of those who began the trend with the S3 Mini. This year saw the emergence of the Galaxy S5 Mini, HTC One mini, LG G3 Beat. These devices are now joined by Sony’s Z3 compact which comes with some impressive specs.

So we decided to have a spec battle of these mini/compact devices to check out how they stand against each other.

Specs Xperia Z3 Compact Galaxy S5 Mini HTC One Mini LG G3 Beat.
Display 4.6 inch, 720p HD (319 ppi) 4.5-inch, 720p (328 ppi)  4.3 inch, 720p (342 ppi) 5.0 inches, 720p (294 ppi)
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 801 1.4 GHz, quad core 1.4 GHz Dual-core Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad core, Snapdragon 400
RAM 2GB 1.5GB 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB 16GB 16 GB 8 GB
Expandable up to 128 GB 64 GB 64 GB
Main Camera 20.7 MP 8.0 MP 4 MP 8 MP
Front Camera 2.2 MP 2.1MP 1.6 MP 1.3 MP
Battery Non-removable 2600 mAh Removable 2100mAh Non-removable 1800 mAh removable 2540 mAh
Operating System Android Kitkat v4.4.4 Android Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Kitkat 4.4.2 Android Kitkat 4.4.2
Price Rs. 44,999 Rs 26,499 Rs. 29,500 Rs. 25000

Well as we can see, Sony’s Z3 Compact clearly washes all others in the battle. But, of course, this wasn’t a level playing field. The Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are rather like the new iPhones where the only major difference lies in screen sizes. Sony seems to have a great device and by losing some of that bulky price tag the device will be able to find a lot of new customers.

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