Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs leak out

Alleged Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs leak out
With just a little over 24 hours left until Sony walks up the stage at IFA 2014 in Berlin, we're honestly starting to feel quite anxious, and so does the web as a whole. Indeed, just these past two days, we've seen an uncountable number of leaks, specifically such that are related to devices that will likely be unveiled during the expo in Germany. Today, it's time again for the Xperia Z3 Compact, but instead of official-looking press photos, this time around we have highly unofficial specs.

Courtesy of Polish Komorkomania, we obviously have to reiterate that these, while sensible-sounding, can't be confirmed at this point. That said, if true, this certainly won't be the first time specific European locales are in possession of insider info on upcoming smartphones. Either way, the specs list goes like this:

  • a 4.6-inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution (319 ppi)
  • a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 20.7-megapixel Sony Exmor RS rear camera sensor, capable of 4K video recording
  • 2.2-megapixel selfie camera
  • stereo speakers
  • 16GB of microSD-expandable storage
  • IP68-certified: dust- and water-resistant
  • 2600 mAh battery
  • Dimensions of 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm (5 x 2.55 x 0.33 in), weight of 129 g (4.55 oz.)

We're also told that the Z3 Compact sports a tiny, nano-SIM slot, and will come in four colors: black, white, orange, and green. Again, we can't be sure the above are legit, but at least the colors are right. We'll know soon.

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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)



1. Alain1990

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I think they used 801 because of Z2 users..they dont want to think that their device is old..

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I wouldn't mind if Z3 had an 805. And I have the Z2. I believe most agree with me on that.

16. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Z3C is nice looking with cool color options.

27. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Yes, those colours do look good. Nice one.

22. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

S805 releases more heat and consumes more power for a slightly better performance over s801, and if sony put s805 in Z3 then people like you would bash it for overheating.You have a Z2, Do you have any performance issue with that ? S805 is a compulsion for QHD screen devices not for 1080p.

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Even if it doesn't have S805, it's still the beast of mini phones.

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Someone is going to whine about the screen resolution in 3, 2, 1...

6. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013


9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Oi, me breda, do u know that a screen below 5 inches ain't need a octa HD? Ayy...for real dawg, even full HD ain't needed for phone below 5 inches. Ya know wa I'm sayin'? U madd dawg! Octa HD? 50000mAh battery? U real mad dawg, real mad. Dats overkilla, dawg! Z3 Compact ice cold baby killa!

26. flaming-butthole

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 21, 2014

50,000 mah battery,lol.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

It is damn near perfect since it gives you enough PPI and probably saves tons of battery life. Can't wait to see the benchmarks and results, might pick one up for the wife.

4. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

IP 68. Good. And wow this thing is gonna rock! Love that mint color SOO MUCH.

7. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I'd love to have one of these, but I know it will not be compatable with Verizon's network! Oh well maybe one of these years when VoLTE is running I'll be able to buy a Z4 or Z5 compact. At least I still have unlimited data though.

8. Esf_Kid

Posts: 49; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

great enough to be named as the best compact...

11. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It's disappointing that Sony went up to a 4.6" screen and didn't upgrade the display to 1080p.

36. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Yes and no. While 1080p on a 4.6" screen would make for a beautiful display, 720p screen means less pixels to light and render, which'll mean it'll be much more frugal for battery life. And while the SD801@2.5GHz would easily handle a 1080p screen, it'll absolutely fly with a 720p screen, especially if/when it runs LMP. 319ppi is plenty. I'm just happy they kept the same small size of the Z1C, but increased the screen size and even gave us stereo front speakers. I wish I could say "I can't wait", but I'll have to, for a few months anyway, until I have the money to buy one.

12. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

8.6mm. It's pretty thick.

13. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

not really

15. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I would rather manufacturers start adding thickness and increasing battery size than have an anemic phone that has to be charged once an hour just for the sake of being thin!

32. zmtfatzombie

Posts: 27; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

I have z2 and motorolla droid razr hd. both of them are thinner than this latest one.

35. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The Z2 is bigger thus being able to make thinner by not overlapping components. That's also why tablets can get even thinner (6.4mm Sony Tablet). And the RAZR is also bigger in footprint and have a bump for camera. Totally different design cues. This Z3C size is perfect

14. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I have that frustrating feeling that Sony got almost everything right: - solid hardware - neat design - maintained focus on "mini" phones Still, there are two pain points that bother me a bit: - terrible Android overlay - high price If Sony were to cut a bit the price on this Z3 generation, this could be massive. Still, the Z3 Compact is looking great.

17. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

This thing should probably fly on gaming.

18. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It's great that they upped the battery capacity but they increase the display to 4.6"... then again 0.1" shouldn't make that much of a difference. Key word shouldn't. I just hope the phone is more widely available than the Z1 Compact or Z2.

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is what we get with the Z1 Compact: Waterproof and dust resistant1 (IP55 & IP58) 20.7MP camera with G lens and Exmor RS® for mobile for digital camera quality photos 4.3" TRILUMINOS® display and X-Reality™ for mobile Blazing fast performance with the Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 800 Quad-core 2.2 Ghz processor with 2GB RAM LTE capable The Z1C also had a 2300 mAh battery. So the Z3C is not a huge update. It does have 300 more mAh battery, but this may be offset by a larger, brighter screen.

29. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Except the speakers look to be improved and in a more ideal location and are probably stronger than what the Z1C came with. The display is larger for those (like myself) that found 4.3" a little too small and from the spec sheet it looks to be still compact all around. Still waiting to see if they improved the lens and camera software as the images tended to look soft on the Z1C. Hopefully there's some new display tech going on there to help ease power consumption of a brighter screen.

33. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

There are a few details that they improved, sure. But mostly the Z3C is fairly uninteresting if you already have a Z1C. If Sony improved the headphone audio output, for me, that would be a compelling reason to get the Z3C/Z3. But if not, it seems like a fully skippable phone model, at least from these specs.

38. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

9.3 mm vs 8.6mm is HUGE. The Z1 compact was a stumpy fatty unlike the sleek and slender iPhone 5s. This is much MUCH better at 8.6 mm and that key difference is probably going to make me buy the Z3 compact as my next phone. In all honesty it would be even better and sell more if they got rid of the waterproofing and made it 7.6mm instead. Also getting rid of the front facing speakers to shave the size down would help too. I know you Sony fans champion your ip rating stuff and front facing speakers but I think most marketing teams and average consumers would take thinner and smaller over these features any day of the week. Waterproof and good speakers aren't sexy. Slim and stylish is.

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I think I'll probably go with this phone if 8.6 mm is true. Too bad it wasn't 1080p though.

21. jeeta444

Posts: 154; Member since: Mar 24, 2014

Wowww, 2600 mah battery !!! the real compact beast arrives.

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