Alleged Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact get certified, new side pics emerge

Alleged Sony Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact get certified, new side pics emerge
A few yet-unreleased Sony Xperia smartphone codenames have been certified by the Russian equivalent of the FCC, indicating a new crop of handsets is on the way from one of the world's biggest phone makers. While Sony D2533/D2502 has already been announced as the midrange Xperia C3, the rest are yet to come.

Rumor has it that the D6633/D6603 are Xperia Z3 models, while the D5803 one is the Xperia Z3 Compact. Both are allegedly having 20 MP rear cameras and a waterproof chassis, but differing in screen size - 5.15" or 5.2" for the Z3, and 4.6" for the Z3 Compact, claims the source. As for the Sony D2403 marking, it is said to indicate a waterproof version of the Xperia M2, the so-called M2 Aqua. So far the rumored specs don't sound all that different from the current Z2, but Sony might have different extras in mind for us with the Z3, not just a specs upgrade. 

Meanwhile, a couple of new photos leaked out, in addition to the ones claimed to be from the Z3 Compact, but those are now tagged as Z3, though it might be just for timesaving purposes, or it could be a prototype. In any case, make of it what you will, but they do show some new details of an upcoming Sony Xperia handset that haven't been revealed previously, like the card and charging ports under their respective protection flaps.

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)
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. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

4.6" seems a little large for a "compact" smartphone. I think they should have kept it under 4.5"...

8. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

if they can keep the bezels down on the Z3 Compact, a 4.6" screen would be perfect... I would only enjoy a 4.3" if the navigation buttons were outside the screen, but Sony doesn't do that anymore... and that was one of the reasons why the Z1 Compact wasn't so appealing to me. A 4.6" with on-screen buttons means a 4.3" most of the time (which I am used to) but a bigger 4.6" for media, and some apps which would be very nice. Also keep in mind that the original ZL with a 5" screen was roughly the same size of the SP and ZR which both had a ~4.6" screen...

10. cheetah2k

Posts: 2300; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Some of those pics are from the Xperia Z3, not the Compact version lololol

2. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

i think that 4.6 is perfect.... using xperia sp of the same screen size i think the screen is perfect in size and 4.7 is also the sweet spot for screen size...

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5759; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Remember screen size ≠ actual size The SP had a 4.6" and was 131 x 67 x 10 mm The ZL had a 5" and was 132 x 70 x 10 mm I wouldnt mind a 5" if Sony manage to fit it in the same actual size again

9. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Exactly! I just wrote something similar before reading your post... totally agree... Actually I wouldn't mind to go even a bit bigger with the ZL2 (jappanese version) but that phone is probably not coming anywhere near. The only thing to keep in mind with those small-bezel phones is that the camera is going to be placed directly behind the display (like the ZL, Acro S, Z2a) thus making it relatively fat compared to phones where the camera goes on the upper bezel... but IMO that is actually preferrable. I really don't mind 10mm of thickness specially if I am not going to put a case on it :)

4. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I have small hands, hope they make a 4" high specd phone.

7. Amir1 unregistered

up to 5" display is a good size for a "compact" phone. good sony. all manufacturers should offer flags like sony = compact flag, main flag, phablet flag (most likely coming next year from sony): in 4.7"-5">5.5">6"

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Change the UI and you'll have my money.

12. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

the sides looks like the nokia n8. . . 4.5-4.6'' is good enough. should have front stereo speakers. and the big thing, the camera should upragade, and put a dual led (true-tone) flash or xenon flash to be like a camera phone :) oleophobic coating as well :)

13. dokhoasg

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 03, 2013

As we can see, no impressive improvement for the shell. Anything new for the specification ?

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