Sony Xperia Z3 Compact poses once again for the camera

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact poses once again for the camera
Images of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact have leaked in recent days, and today we have a few more photos of the device for your perusal. Check out the picture showing how the flash for the 20.7MP camera on the Z3 Compact, is mounted perfectly on the center of the phone's back. Besides the different positions for the camera and flash compared to the full-sized Sony Xperia Z3, the flaps for the microSD and USB ports are different as well.

On the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, one flap covers both the microSD port and the USB port. There is also a dedicated camera button, 3.5 inch headphone jack and a magnetic charging port. The phone is enclosed in a clear plastic cover for protection.

Latest talk has a 4.6 inch 720 x 1280 resolution screen on the device, compared to the 1080 x 1920 FHD screen on the 5.2 inch Sony Xperia Z3. We should see both the full-sized and Compact models introduced early next month in Berlin at IFA. Meanwhile, you're invited to check out the slideshow, which contains the latest pictures of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact.


source: XperiaBlog via AndroidandMe

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Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Display 4.6 inches
    1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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38 Comments

32. zennacko unregistered

Seems like they fixed Z1 Compact flash bleed issue... with a whole new model that features an "isolated" flash.

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Definitely should be 1080p. Let's cross our fingers.

29. edwebber

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

many commentors are dissappointing about screen resolution. For god sake do you want a 4k on your phone screen!? No, 720p is enough and good for battery and leave rooms for processor to do other things.

33. zennacko unregistered

THIS. Anything higher than 720p is overkill on a small phone, I can agree on 1080/QHD on tablets/PCs, on phones it's plain waste of battery for no improvement at all (because you won't perform better in your life with a higher ppi on your phone screen) That said, I'm looking forward to next year's flagships featuring 7-inch 4k display, 5k video recording at 60fps, 4k at 480 fps, iris recognition and Dolby 7.1 surround sound

26. jerrycutshaw

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Anyone have a clue what the dark black rectangle is? I'm hoping for an IR Blaster but one would assume its on the bottom of the phone with the headphone jack on the top. Then again hopefully they are flip-flopped.

24. Drsarcastic

Posts: 136; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

This could be the first perfect smartphone.

27. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

"Perfect" is subjective, but for me, this'll be as close to perfect as I can reasonably hope. Regardless of the screen resolution, it'll be a beast under the hood, compact size for easy pocket carry, and the 4.6" screen is about as big as you can get yet still be used easily with one hand. Dedicated 2-stage shutter button, massive 20.7MP camera, dual front facing speakers, and waterproof. IMO the only thing missing is a user-replaceable battery. Hopefully, by the time I can afford one (next Februrary, after I get my tax refund), the price will have dropped some, it'll be widely available (even if unofficially), and some good cases will be out too.

23. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Not focusing on display's resolution. 4.6" 720p is okay for me, to make the battery life superb. Should focus on UI and The camera. Ui must bring extra features, the camera should improve as well as the flash, should be xenon.

18. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I Agree, SONY's UI is getting old and outdated, too Jelly Bean-y I hope it gets an overhaul

21. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I agree; some freshness would be nice. But keeping it light and fast is also important.

17. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

That hand is ugly! Get George Costanza next time.

20. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

It looks good to me, and remember, this is only a prototype (kept inside a protective case). And you know what they say about beholders and eyes and beauty and whatnot.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sony has noticeably improved of late. I really like that they offer the Z2 for sale on their US website. I'm hoping Sony continues this trend and the Z3 and Z3 compact join the Z2 in the US market later this year. I trust Sony to make a good decision regarding screen resolution tradeoffs. The Z1 Compact was 720p on a 4.3" screen and this worked quite well. If Sony goes to a 4.6" screen, they may have enough battery space to move to 1080p. That would be one nice display.

8. m3taz

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

WE WANT NEW UI!!!!!

9. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm more than happy with the current one. But I'm expecting the UI to change more radically with Android L.

11. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Agreed..... Sony's UI is alot more cleaner than any other skinned UI in the market.

38. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

But still it doesn't make Sense .

7. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Just beautiful..

2. yahia_malka

Posts: 186; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Why no QHD resolution ?

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Because it's freaking useless at least on the compact model.

4. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

but could have atleast done 4.7 inch 1080p like htc one m7. the 801 processor can support it.

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah I agree it should be 1080p.

6. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Don't go on the specsheet, try one before and then answer this question again that "do 4.6 inch screen really need resolution more than 720p?"

19. Frankiebeans

Posts: 33; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

does a phone really need a resolution more than 720p? no. my moto g 720x1280 looks just as good as any other phone. you guys needing the resolution of a 4k tv on a phone are fools.

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Some sites say it's a 4.6" 1080p screen, some say 720p. A 1080p screen would give us a crazy 479ppi (second only to QHD 5.5" screens of the LG G3 and Oppo Find 7). I'll be buying this phone regardless of the resolution, but I'm torn between wishing for a 1080p or 720p screen. 1080p will obviously look nicer, but I can't imagine anybody being TOO disappointed in a 720p screen (319ppi). And of course a 720p screen will mean more battery life; a small device with a comparatively small battery and 1080p screen could result in disappointing battery life. The Z1C hangs in there pretty well with the Z1 and Z2 with their much larger batteries because it has less than half the pixels to process and keep lit.

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Yet the HTC One M7 had a 4.7" screen and 1080p and its screen was praised in most reviews. That said, as you mentioned, it's not really a PPI issue, but a battery life issue. Hopefully Sony can pull off a 4.6" 1080p screen with good battery life, maybe using similar techniques to what LG did for the G3.

25. ManusImperceptus

Posts: 724; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

Because most reviewers are as clueless and specsheet-focused as your average Joe...

31. rdeleonp

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 21, 2012

N5 here. Came from N4. The difference between 318 ppi and 445 ppi is noticeable. Everything just looks that much more crisp and detailed.

36. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Actually, the Vivo Xplay 3s and the ZTE Nubia Z7 have 490 PPI (QHD on 6 inch screen).

13. steedsofwar unregistered

Precisely my view too

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