Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact press photos show up, four color versions revealed

Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact press photos show up, four color versions revealed
Ladies and gents, here we have what are - reportedly - the very first press photos showing Sony’s unannounced Xperia Z3 Compact - a smartphone that’s expected to be officially showcased on September 3, alongside the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet.

Published by Australian website Ausdroid, the photos reveal four color versions of the handset: black, white, red, and mint. Sadly, the images don’t show the Xperia Z3 Compact’s front, but at least we can take a peek at its back and sides. The device seems to look pretty cool, though it’s not too different from the Xperia Z1 Compact.

As mentioned several times before, the Xperia Z3 Compact supposedly sports a 4.5-inch, or 4.6-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, hence being significantly smaller than the Xperia Z3 (which will have a 5.2-inch 1080p display). That aside, the Compact should have the same internals as the larger Z3, including a quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 20.7 MP rear camera. Needless to say, both handsets will be waterproof.

What do you think, can the Xperia Z3 Compact be a dream come true for users who don’t want a high-end smartphone that’s larger than 5-inches? Let us know in the comments!

Update: We added a photo showing the Z3 Compact's front side.


source: Ausdroid

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Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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55 Comments

1. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I might consider getting this if it's available in the US.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'll save you the heartache - it won't hit NA shores.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Why do you think the Z3 Compact won't make it to the US? The Z2 has been available for some time: http://store.sony.com/xperia-z2-zid27-XZ2D6503//cat-27-catid-Android-Smartphone Sony even knocked $50 off the price recently.

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Z1 compact never did. Z3C =/= Z3.

22. vsanc

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

It did. The official Sony Store US site and a number of US retailers sell it.

24. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Never heard of eBay or Amazon?

25. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Along with the Z2, the Z1 Compact has been for sale on the Sony site for a while: http://store.sony.com/xperia-z1-compact-zid27-XZ1D5503//cat-27-catid-Android-Smartphone I would expect Sony to offer both the Z3 and Z3 Compact in the US, hopefully not too long after the IFA announcement.

29. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

The Z1 Compact did make it to the US shelves. My Sony Store in Houston Galleria has it, a mobile kiosk which I barely go to has it, and the price dropped to $449.

13. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

The the Z 3 will at least.

54. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

It really depends how you look at it. Would you be able to get this phone in the US? Yes. Would it be available on any of the major carriers? Probably not. That's why I have been getting the unlock phone now and currently rocking the Z2 strong.

31. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Compact, slim, slick, premium, classic, colorful, bright, eye catching look. And powerful.

2. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Sony phones are the best mobile phones in the market!

7. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well, best or not is a seperate debate but these phones are very nice and elegant looking... sony always take the lead in designs

8. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

The only problem is availability... though not for me seeing as how I live in NYC where I can buy a Z2 outright or order one on Amazon. Still would love to have one that works on Verizon.

10. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

well, thats the problem

48. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I dunno whats wrong with Sony and NA? Not just Xperia but their Playstation and Bravia lines are always last in line to be available in North America.

18. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Superb Sony, you rocked again.. alpha is dead now.

4. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

the colors are really beautiful, at least they are much more original and pleasing to the eye that Samsung's golden and electric blue S5

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're the first person I've encountered that has said the Electric Blue S5 isn't eye catching.. My Blue S5 gets a lot of attention in public.

9. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Same with the electric blue One M7 that I got for my sister. It's like people have never seen a blue phone before when her friends look at the phone. What I did not realize was how much it matched out blue MazdaSpeed 3... or my electric blue Monster iSport Immersions.

50. mistertimi

Posts: 77; Member since: May 28, 2014

He said "pleasing to the eye", which is very very different to what you took as "eye catching". Case in point -> A bloody body in the street is more "eye catching" than a golden retriever puppy. But the golden retriever puppy is invariably more "pleasing to the eye". Simples. Damn you Samsung guys jump at anything that might be meant as an insult haha. Dude just said it's more eye catching, chill out!

55. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

it is eye-catching but it's hideous as hell... love me some black S5 tho

6. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

the phone looks great ... also display is gorgeous

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

That looks beautiful. Would have been nice if the display had a higher resolution than 720p, though...

26. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Reports/rumors of the screen differ. PA says 4.5" 720p screen, other sites say 4.6" 1080p screen. Either way, I want this phone. A 1080p screen would be great for visual quality, but a 720p screen would still look great, and would absolutely fly in use and give crazy benchmark scores.

27. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"Would have been nice if the display had a higher resolution than 720p, though..." I concur -- 1080p would have been great on this phone. As Sony bumped up the screen size from 4.3" to 4.5", it would have been super cool to also get an amazingly sharp screen too. Like the Alpha, though, they are going for battery life. A lot of customers are fed up with the generally poor battery life on their cell phones, even if the problem is bloatware and not the battery :)

30. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Oh yeah, I forgot the battery life part. As I said, I'd love a 1080p screen for detail, but a 720p screen would be smoother/faster. And battery life would be better with a 720p screen too. I'm torn between what I hope for. But either way, I'll be buying this phone come next year.

32. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I see. But the Alpha has a miniscule battery so battery life is going to suck anyway...

34. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'm still reserving judgment on the Alpha until we see some reviews. Obviously the battery size is a concern, but the processor raises some interesting questions about power management.

35. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

With 720p AMOLED and a 20nm processor with a low power core for some functions, it is hard to say what real world battery life people will get. I don't think Samsung made the Alpha for crazy long battery life, but for good battery life for a thin/light phone.

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