Overall winner: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
Picking a winner between the iPhone 5S and Sony Xperia Z1 Compact was no easy task, with the decision coming down to price.
You're unlikely to be disappointed whether you opt for an Xperia Z1 Compact or an iPhone 5S, but with Sony's smartphone coming in at £70 cheaper and challenging the iPhone in almost every category, we decided to crown it the winner.
While the iPhone 5S trumped its rival in screen quality and performance, we were impressed by the Xperia Z1 Compact's IP57 certification that means, unlike Apple's latest iPhone, it managed to withstand the odd knock or tumble, as well as a drop into a pint of beer.
The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact also reigned victorious in battery life, nearly doubling the longeivity of the iPhone 5S, and offers users more flexible storage thanks to its onboard microSD card slot.
Check out our full Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review. µ