In the battle among smartphones with less than five-inch screens, two models stand out -- the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the HTC One Mini 2. These phones have specs that can rival bigger flagship models.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has a 4.6-inch screen while the HTC One Mini 2's screen measures 4.5 inches. Both phones have the same 720 x 1280 pixels. However, the HTC One Mini 2 is just slightly heavier.
The HTC One Mini 2 scores over the Sony Xperia Z3 in design as it features a metal body. But unlike the Sony device, the HTC phone is not waterproof and dust resistant.
Both phones have 4G LTE support and NFC. As for storage both have 16 GB on board but their micro SD slots allow for easy expansion of memory up to 128 GB. The processor of the Sony Xperia Z3 is a Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400 while the HTC One Mini 2 has a Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A7 processor.
When it comes to performance the Sony Xperia Z3 blows the HTC One Mini 2 away as it has the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC chip while its competitor has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.
Comparing the cameras on the two phones, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has 20.7 megapixel rear facing camera while the HTC One Mini 2 has a 13 megapixel camera. In the front, the HTC One Mini 2 has a better 5 megapixel camera compared to 2.2 megapixel camera on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.
As for price, the Xperia Z3 Compact sells at $509 on Amazon, while the HTC One Mini 2 costs $395.