Sony Xperia Z3 Compact size comparison stacks up Sony's mini phone against its mini rivals

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact size comparison stacks up Sony's mini phone against its mini rivals
Several weeks ago, we conducted a poll where we asked you to vote for a favorite "mini" Android phone. Most of the votes were in favor of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, which was hardly as surprise given the handset's clear advantages over its pocket-friendly competitors. Its premium construction, its water-resistant design, and its top-notch hardware specs are only some of the highlights that put this phone ahead of Androids of the same caliber. Having this in mind, our expectations for its successor, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, are set pretty high.

Speaking of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, spicy bits of information about it have been leaking for a while now. Photos exposing the phone from all angles have already surfaced, and its exact proportions are now known. That's all we needed to put together this visualization of what the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact may look like next to other popular "mini" smartphones. 

Clearly, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will live up to its name. It will be a pocket-friendly handset and won't be much bigger than an iPhone 5s – impressive knowing that Sony's "mini" phone will sport a 4.5-inch display. Alternatives like the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, HTC One mini 2, and the LG G3 s, have a noticeably larger footprint. Also, it is interesting to know that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will have the width and height of its predecessor, which had a slightly smaller, 4.3-inch screen at its front. The two will differ in thickness, however, as the new model is likely to be under 0.35 inches (9 mm) thin.
 
Sony is expected to announce the Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA 2014, alongside its new flagship, the Xperia Z3. Check out our rumor round-up for more details on what the two smartphones will have to offer.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

LG G3 s

LG G3 s

Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini

Dimensions

5.1 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches

129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm

Weight

4.27 oz (121 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini

Dimensions

5.16 x 2.55 x 0.36 inches

131.1 x 64.8 x 9.1 mm

Weight

4.23 oz (120 g)

LG G3 s

LG G3 s

Dimensions

5.42 x 2.74 x 0.41 inches

137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

HTC One mini 2

HTC One mini 2

Dimensions

5.41 x 2.56 x 0.42 inches

137.43 x 65.04 x 10.6 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.34 inches

127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm

Weight

4.55 oz (129 g)

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

Dimensions

5 x 2.56 x 0.37 inches

127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

Weight

4.83 oz (137 g)

Apple iPhone 5s

Apple iPhone 5s

Dimensions

4.87 x 2.31 x 0.3 inches

123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6 mm

Weight

3.95 oz (112 g)

LG G2 mini

LG G2 mini

Dimensions

5.1 x 2.6 x 0.39 inches

129.6 x 66 x 9.8 mm

Weight

4.27 oz (121 g)

To see the phones in real size or compare them with other models, visit our Visual Phone Size Comparison page


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15 Comments

1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

This will be great between iphone 6

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I'd take the iPhone 6 over this though tbh. If it does have a 4.7" screen, anything below 5.5" won't even be considered.

5. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

What is the point of this comment? If it was 5.5" it wouldn't be a compact, would it? People that want a screen that big, on an iphone 6 or on various android devices, aren't going to be considering this phone anyway.

11. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

He is just a Sony hater... This Z3 Compact does look way more promising than even the Z3 itself... If the size is real, it will be one of the best size-to-screen ratio out there. Now that bezels were taken care of, people will find another insignificant detail to criticize this beast And having had phones with both distinctive features (fingerprint scanner and water resistance) I rather have a phone with water protection than the scanner...

2. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Another best Mini on its way..

9. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Sony Why compromise

3. osbert

Posts: 125; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

As noted in the article, the flagship specs are the real killer point here... Provided nothing goes wrong in the next few weeks until it's released Sony have just earned a customer in me!

6. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

in phablets note rules and in minis xperia compact. thats obious. id take this one over iphone anyday.

7. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

A god amongst mortals :p

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Hopefully Sony will have it for sale on its US website right after launch. I've been tempted to get the Z2 as a replacement for my Note3, but have held off until the upcoming Z3/Note4 announcements. The Z3 Compact, if it is full spec, is actually more appealing than getting another large device.

10. NIK01

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

I stay with my mini, the best mini, the DROID mini!!

12. Amir1 unregistered

f awesome. phonearena should be ashamed to call these piece of s**t "it's mini rivals". z1 compact is z3 compact only rival. sony is just going to beat themselves. awesome sony! keep up the progress, you're going up slowly but surely!

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Wait. Z1 Compact...then Z3 Compact? Nice naming...

14. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Xperia T, Tx and then T2 Ultra and T3 Xperia C and then C3 M and M2 but E and then E1 ever wonder why? :v

15. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

like the compact series as they are smaller than the origional z series which are a little too big

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