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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Featured in Best Sony

Sep 3, 2014
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  • Big display (4.6 inches)
  • High-resolution display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • High pixel density screen (319 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (20.7 megapixels)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Small dimensions (5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone


  • Battery is not user replaceable




The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact offers a 4.6-inch screen, with resolution of 720 x 1280. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU is under the hood, along with the Adreno 330 GPU. 2GB of RAM is inside, and a 20.7MP snapper adorn the rear of the phone. The front-facing camera weighs in at 2.2MP.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.1, 5.0, 4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches (127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.55 oz (129 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: glass; Accents: metal
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 68


  • Physical size:
    • 4.6 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 319 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 70.64 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • Popup20.7 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 25 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.3"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Features:
      • Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad-core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 2048 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 11.79 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 12.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (887 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 36.7 days (880 hours)
      the average is 18 days (424 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (923 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 38.3 days (920 hours)
      the average is 24 days (580 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 33.3 days (800 hours)
      the average is 23 days (545 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 110.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 2600 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback, Music recognition
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Google Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation, Video recording
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T4
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Sep 2014

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