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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact size comparison stacks up Sony's mini phone against its mini rivals

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact size comparison stacks up Sony's mini phone against its mini rivals
Several weeks ago, we conducted a poll where we asked you to vote for a favorite "mini" Android phone. Most of the votes were in favor of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which was hardly as surprise given the handset's clear advantages over its pocket-friendly competitors. Its premium construction, its water-resistant design, and its top-notch hardware specs are only some of the highlights that put this phone ahead of Androids of the same caliber. Having this in mind, our expectations for its successor, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, are set pretty high.

Speaking of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, spicy bits of information about it have been leaking for a while now. Photos exposing the phone from all angles have already surfaced, and its exact proportions are now known. That's all we needed to put together this visualization of what the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact may look like next to other popular "mini" smartphones. 

Clearly, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will live up to its name. It will be a pocket-friendly handset and won't be much bigger than an iPhone 5s – impressive knowing that Sony's "mini" phone will sport a 4.5-inch display. Alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, HTC One mini 2, and the LG G3 s, have a noticeably larger footprint. Also, it is interesting to know that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will have the width and height of its predecessor, which had a slightly smaller, 4.3-inch screen at its front. The two will differ in thickness, however, as the new model is likely to be under 0.35 inches (9 mm) thin.
 
Sony is expected to announce the Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA 2014, alongside its new flagship, the Xperia Z3. Check out our rumor round-up for more details on what the two smartphones will have to offer.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches
127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
4.55 oz (129 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini
5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches
131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm
4.23 oz (120 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

LG G3 s
5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches
137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)

LG G3 s

HTC One mini 2
5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches
137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One mini 2

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches
127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm
4.55 oz (129 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact
5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches
127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm
4.83 oz (137 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Apple iPhone 5s
4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches
123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm
3.95 oz (112 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

LG G2 mini
5.1 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches
129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm
4.27 oz (121 g)

LG G2 mini

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page.

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posted on 12 Aug 2014, 08:27 4

1. pyradark (Posts: 783; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


This will be great between iphone 6

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 09:18

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I'd take the iPhone 6 over this though tbh. If it does have a 4.7" screen, anything below 5.5" won't even be considered.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 09:28 9

5. osbert (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


What is the point of this comment? If it was 5.5" it wouldn't be a compact, would it? People that want a screen that big, on an iphone 6 or on various android devices, aren't going to be considering this phone anyway.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 13:48 2

11. buccob (Posts: 1557; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


He is just a Sony hater...

This Z3 Compact does look way more promising than even the Z3 itself... If the size is real, it will be one of the best size-to-screen ratio out there.

Now that bezels were taken care of, people will find another insignificant detail to criticize this beast

And having had phones with both distinctive features (fingerprint scanner and water resistance) I rather have a phone with water protection than the scanner...

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 08:38 9

2. dil2abu (Posts: 201; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Another best Mini on its way..

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 11:36

9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Sony

Why compromise

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 08:56 3

3. osbert (Posts: 47; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


As noted in the article, the flagship specs are the real killer point here... Provided nothing goes wrong in the next few weeks until it's released Sony have just earned a customer in me!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 09:30 6

6. dratomic (Posts: 476; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


in phablets note rules and in minis xperia compact. thats obious. id take this one over iphone anyday.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 10:44

7. vuyonc (Posts: 383; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


A god amongst mortals :p

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 11:21

8. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3715; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Hopefully Sony will have it for sale on its US website right after launch.

I've been tempted to get the Z2 as a replacement for my Note3, but have held off until the upcoming Z3/Note4 announcements.

The Z3 Compact, if it is full spec, is actually more appealing than getting another large device.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 12:36

10. NIK01 (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)


I stay with my mini, the best mini, the DROID mini!!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 15:16 1

12. Amir1 (Posts: 274; Member since: 20 Aug 2013)


f awesome. phonearena should be ashamed to call these piece of s**t "it's mini rivals". z1 compact is z3 compact only rival. sony is just going to beat themselves. awesome sony! keep up the progress, you're going up slowly but surely!

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 17:48

13. gigaraga (Posts: 1381; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Wait. Z1 Compact...then Z3 Compact? Nice naming...

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 21:18

14. kent-gaga (Posts: 118; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Xperia T, Tx and then T2 Ultra and T3
Xperia C and then C3
M and M2
but E and then E1
ever wonder why? :v

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 13:53

15. JakeH (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 May 2014)


like the compact series as they are smaller than the origional z series which are a little too big

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