Sony Xperia Z1 Mini

29 Reasons why Sony Xperia Z1 Mini is better

than the average

1.Much faster CPU clock speed
4 x 2.2GHzvs 4.2 x 1.5GHz (the average)
vs 10 x 2.5GHz (best: LeEco Le 2 Pro)
2.A shade higher pixel density
342ppivs 317ppi (the average)
vs 806ppi (best: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual)
3.Notably more megapixels (photo)
20.7MPvs 10.1MP (the average)
vs 41MP (best: Nokia Lumia 1020)
4.A little more RAM memory
2GBvs 2GB (the average)
vs 6GB (best: ZTE Axon 7)
5.Has stereo speakers
Yesvs No (82% don't have it)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
6.Is dustproof and water resistant
Yesvs No (91% don't have it)
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
7.Is DLNA certified
Yesvs No (60% don't have it)
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
8.Has a dedicated camera button
Yesvs No (89% don't have it)
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
9.Has NFC
Yesvs No (59% don't have it)
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
64.9mmvs 70.2mm (the average)
vs 42mm (best: Vertu Signature for Bentley)
11.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Yesvs No (72% don't have it)
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
127mmvs 138mm (the average)
vs 66.7mm (best: Microsoft Lumia 638)
13.Lots wider aperture at minimum focal length
2vs 2 (the average)
vs 1.7 (best: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB)
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
14.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (90% don't have it)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
15.Amply newer Bluetooth version
4vs 4 (the average)
vs 4.2 (best: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa))
16.Vastly more microphone(s)
2vs 2 (the average)
vs 4 (best: Motorola Moto Z Force)
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
17.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (65% don't have it)
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
18.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (75% don't have it)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
19.Plenty smaller semiconductor size
28nmvs 30nm (the average)
vs 14nm (best: Apple iPhone 6s Plus 32GB)
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
20.Has a video light
Yesvs No (79% don't have it)
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
21.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (76% don't have it)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
22.Has a serial shot mode
Yesvs No (67% don't have it)
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
23.Has a CMOS sensor
Yesvs No (54% don't have it)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
24.Has manual ISO
Yesvs No (67% don't have it)
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
25.Less body volume
77.5cm³vs 88.3cm³ (the average)
vs 47.7cm³ (best: Nokia Asha 200)
26.Has manual white balance
Yesvs No (60% don't have it)
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
27.A little bit higher memory bandwidth
12.8GB/svs 12.6GB/s (the average)
vs 29.8GB/s (best: LG G5 (H840))
A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
28.A little shorter minimum focal length
27mmvs 28mm (the average)
vs 10mm (best: Nokia Lumia 830)
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
29.Sizably faster shooting at highest resolution with AF as JPEG format
30fpsvs 10fps (the average)
vs 30fps (best: Huawei Nexus 6P)
Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
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