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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs leak: Snapdragon 801 CPU, 20.7MP rear camera, Android 4.4.2

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Screenshot of the "About" page, allegedly belonging to the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

The other day, we showed you some pictures that reportedly revealed the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. With Sony popping out new flagship phones twice a year, the manufacturer started a new trend of "Compact" versions of these handsets beginning with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Unlike the "mini" variants of flagship smartphones, where the specs are taken down a notch or two, "Compact" models of Sony's Xperia phones use the exact same Snapdragon chips, rear-facing camera, and Android build found on the full-sized flagship handset.

XDA developer DoomLoRD has sent out a tweet containing what he says are the specs of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The handset is rumored to offer a 4.5 inch screen, with resolution of 720 x 1280. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU is expected to be under the hood, along with the Adreno 330 GPU. 2GB of RAM is believed to be inside, and a 20.7MP snapper should adorn the rear of the phone. The front-facing camera will weigh in at 2.1MP.

The source of the leaked specs is also sharing a screenshot taken of the "About" screen for the Xperia Z3 Compact. The picture shows the Android build on the handset, as well as information about the processor on board the device. With Sony's decision to launch a new flagship phone every 6 months, we should see the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hit the market around August.

Tweet from DoomLoRD reveals purported specs of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Tweet from DoomLoRD reveals purported specs of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact


source: @DooMLoRD via GizmoBolt

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posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:44 5

1. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


But where is the z2 compact?? But anyway we haven't even get the z2 here in US.. Oh wait.. i'm not even in US..

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:53

3. techperson211 (Posts: 710; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Doubt it'll have 801 chip that would be z2compact and a 2 gb ram? Z2 is at 3gb ram. We have to wait for the final announcement. But one thing is for sure these will be again a killer mini phones for other OEM.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:37 1

10. adwienc (Posts: 135; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


2GB is just fine.
Please please please, release it with 4.5 screen, it will be perfect in every way, 720p is also enough and with quality of Z2 panel...I'm sold

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 03:46

17. nazyr1803 (Posts: 81; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


I hope 4.5 inch with a size just like moto x or moto g, not 4.5 inch but with htc one size

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:02

34. Doakie (Posts: 1320; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Just buy a Moto. You'll be happy.

posted on 06 Jul 2014, 05:51

44. nazyr1803 (Posts: 81; Member since: 11 Jan 2013)


I already own one..

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 07:02

26. adwienc (Posts: 135; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


And Sony, c'mon use better audio chip, You have Walkman devices which offer incredible SQ, but your flaghips have poor audio quality in comparision to i.e. HTC. Hell, even iPhone 4 offer better SQ

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 03:28

16. UglyFrank (Posts: 572; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


The Z3 will apparently have an 801, there is no point making a Z2 compact since the different is negligible

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:09

36. RandomUsername (Posts: 549; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


LOL where is the Z1 tablet?

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 22:44 1

2. fzacek (Posts: 2181; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


I think it's about time that phones with 4.5"+ screens have 1080p resolution. That's what this phone should have. Hopefully there is also less top and bottom bezel on the one...

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 23:15 2

4. NotAGeek (Posts: 160; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Slap a 1080p screen there and i'm sold

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 06:56 1

23. buccob (Posts: 1554; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Why? I rather have the excelent battery life of the Z1 Compact

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 23:30 3

5. vivek_ananda (Posts: 24; Member since: 20 Jan 2012)


4.5" would be a perfect size if not for the onscreen buttons taking up that precious screen space

posted on 02 Jul 2014, 23:30 4

6. Anshulonweb (Posts: 362; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


4.5 ich screen is perfect...... 4.3 was a little small for my taste, being a xperia sp user i will upgrade to this....

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 00:42

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Releasing flagships with 6 months time period is not good Sony.

Z3 or Z2 compact? Whatever, but its a minor upgrade from Z1 Compact except screen. Only powerful mini.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:46

11. Duketytz (Posts: 519; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Samsung have a galaxy F coming up, LG has a Lg G3 prime.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:56

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Same with HTC. I think they want updated hardware / software for specific conscious group. But this is bad for early flagships' owners.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 01:59 4

8. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


They say its SAMESUNG, what about this sony fans?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:08

30. Settings (Posts: 685; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Z3 Compact puts S5 mini to shame.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:28

33. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Absolutely fanboyic. Comparing a phone with a phone that doesn't even exists. LOL.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 16:49 1

39. Settings (Posts: 685; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Hehe... How about Z1 Compact then?

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 02:45

40. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


How about comparing prices then?

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 15:14

37. Busyboy (Posts: 405; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Didn't know the leaks were OFFICIAL, sorry..

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:18 2

9. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


I'm cool with my Z1 Compact, the main difference is the snapdragon 801, and its higher clock speeds. If I need to replace my Z1 Compact in the near future, I'll look for something with Snapdragon 805 or better, the 801 with Adreno 330 is just "more of the same"

Also, I'm extremely happy with the 720p screen, no need for a 1080 to sip on my battery like an alcoholic on whisky. But then, given by the trends in the industry, a Z4/5 Compact would get past 5 inches (TOO BIG) with a QHD screen at least. :(

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 07:00

25. buccob (Posts: 1554; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I would have chosen the Z1 Compact a while ago, but decided to pass because of the many issues encountered by users and posted on Sony Talk forums...

I might upgrade to this instead if it meet my expectations, but I see how a jump from a Z1C would make little sense.

I really wanted the ZL2 that got out on Japan... but there is no international version, and the Z2a is still only in Taiwan... we'll see

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:50

12. mayur007 (Posts: 465; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


As z3 will posses sd 805

So its compact should also have sd805

I think its z2 compact not a z3

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 03:19

15. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Z3 will not have 805.
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Xperia-Z3-tipped-to-come-in-September-with-a-7mm-thin-redesign-no-Z-Ultra-successor-in-Sonys-plans_id56857

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 15:15

38. Busyboy (Posts: 405; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


That is still a rumor/leak so don't jump to conclusions

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 02:47

41. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Sd805 is expected in 2015 only so yeah..z4 will have 805 not z3

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 16:27

42. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2677; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The 810 is expected next year. The 805 will definitely show up this year.

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 17:55

43. TheGenius (Posts: 339; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


Messed it.
My bad!

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 02:55 4

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Sony has lost it. Their roadmap sucks. Production delays, 6-month flagship cycles, buggy softwares. The Z2 sounded awesome(just like Z1) on paper, but they dropped the ball for me.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 04:34 8

18. Mr.Torture (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Yeah, they certainly lost it, because somebody in PA comment section think they lost it. Their roadmap is perfectly fine, and makes much more sense, than many other roadmaps out there. At least they are not flooding the market with dozens of exactly-the-same phones like some other manufacturers. Of all the curent Android OEMs, Sony has gone the longest way from their Android beginnings and Xperia X10. Yes, there were many missteps and problems along the way, but today they are stronger than ever. By the way, the Z2 sounded awesome on paper, and is even more awesome in real.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 08:14 1

28. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Big plus one.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:08

31. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3615; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


A big fanboyic one :p

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 09:18 1

32. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Duh..

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 11:06

35. Doakie (Posts: 1320; Member since: 06 May 2009)


:-/ Kinda like how awesome is camera was supposed to be...... Right.....

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-S5-tops-our-blind-camera-comparison-for-the-third-time-in-a-row-LG-G3-close-second_id57178

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 06:01 1

20. adwienc (Posts: 135; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


It makes sense for me as consumer. I don't have to always buy the newest phone, I just want to have model which suits my preferences and i.e. I wanted to buy Z2, but I know that after 6 months it will be a lot cheaper than now. So I can wait, this phone will still be awesome.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 05:35 2

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


More of the same? Well not like I was expecting a lot, but these devices have almost the same specs from the Z1, and probably the same getting old design (although attractive) from 2012... sigh...

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 06:03 2

21. emadshiny (Posts: 1142; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


The Z1 compact still beats every other minis including the 2014 S5 mini and oh!, dont talk about design please. Even if its the same design, its still miles ahead of your plastic company.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 07:44

27. maccess (Posts: 632; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


I guess you have a car made from glass right?? Lol.. Pathetic..

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 06:58

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


I prefer the Z sharp corners than the Z2s smooth edgy angle.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 08:15

29. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Z was released in 2013 not 2012.

posted on 03 Jul 2014, 06:54

22. LeBrownJames (Posts: 156; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)


Hope 4.5 screen size is true. If it is, then reserve one for me.

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