For quite a long time phpMyAmin provided downloads in zip, tar.bz2 and tar.gz formats. As time went and project grow up, files were larger and larger.
Recently we finally decided to make change in that. We provide several stripped down versions and better compression, so that you can freely decide whether you want to download 761 KiB English only version compressed with 7zip or full bloated 3573 KiB version compressed by regullar zip. You can see all other variants in between on SourceForge Files section.