Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs leak: Snapdragon 801 CPU, 20.7MP rear camera, Android 4.4.2

The other day, we showed you some pictures that reportedly revealed the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. With Sony popping out new flagship phones twice a year, the manufacturer started a new trend of "Compact" versions of these handsets beginning with the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact. Unlike the "mini" variants of flagship smartphones, where the specs are taken down a notch or two, "Compact" models of Sony's Xperia phones use the exact same Snapdragon chips, rear-facing camera, and Android build found on the full-sized flagship handset.

XDA developer DoomLoRD has sent out a tweet containing what he says are the specs of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The handset is rumored to offer a 4.5 inch screen, with resolution of 720 x 1280. A quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU is expected to be under the hood, along with the Adreno 330 GPU. 2GB of RAM is believed to be inside, and a 20.7MP snapper should adorn the rear of the phone. The front-facing camera will weigh in at 2.1MP.

The source of the leaked specs is also sharing a screenshot taken of the "About" screen for the Xperia Z3 Compact. The picture shows the Android build on the handset, as well as information about the processor on board the device. With Sony's decision to launch a new flagship phone every 6 months, we should see the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact hit the market around August.


source: @DooMLoRD via GizmoBolt

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44 Comments

1. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

But where is the z2 compact?? But anyway we haven't even get the z2 here in US.. Oh wait.. i'm not even in US..

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Doubt it'll have 801 chip that would be z2compact and a 2 gb ram? Z2 is at 3gb ram. We have to wait for the final announcement. But one thing is for sure these will be again a killer mini phones for other OEM.

10. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

2GB is just fine. Please please please, release it with 4.5 screen, it will be perfect in every way, 720p is also enough and with quality of Z2 panel...I'm sold

17. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

I hope 4.5 inch with a size just like moto x or moto g, not 4.5 inch but with htc one size

34. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Just buy a Moto. You'll be happy.

44. nazyr1803

Posts: 100; Member since: Jan 11, 2013

I already own one..

26. adwienc

Posts: 136; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

And Sony, c'mon use better audio chip, You have Walkman devices which offer incredible SQ, but your flaghips have poor audio quality in comparision to i.e. HTC. Hell, even iPhone 4 offer better SQ

16. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The Z3 will apparently have an 801, there is no point making a Z2 compact since the different is negligible

36. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

LOL where is the Z1 tablet?

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I think it's about time that phones with 4.5"+ screens have 1080p resolution. That's what this phone should have. Hopefully there is also less top and bottom bezel on the one...

4. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Slap a 1080p screen there and i'm sold

23. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Why? I rather have the excelent battery life of the Z1 Compact

5. vivek_ananda

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 20, 2012

4.5" would be a perfect size if not for the onscreen buttons taking up that precious screen space

6. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

4.5 ich screen is perfect...... 4.3 was a little small for my taste, being a xperia sp user i will upgrade to this....

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Releasing flagships with 6 months time period is not good Sony. Z3 or Z2 compact? Whatever, but its a minor upgrade from Z1 Compact except screen. Only powerful mini.

11. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

Samsung have a galaxy F coming up, LG has a Lg G3 prime.

14. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Same with HTC. I think they want updated hardware / software for specific conscious group. But this is bad for early flagships' owners.

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

They say its SAMESUNG, what about this sony fans?

30. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Z3 Compact puts S5 mini to shame.

33. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Absolutely fanboyic. Comparing a phone with a phone that doesn't even exists. LOL.

39. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Hehe... How about Z1 Compact then?

40. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

How about comparing prices then?

37. Busyboy unregistered

Didn't know the leaks were OFFICIAL, sorry..

9. zennacko unregistered

I'm cool with my Z1 Compact, the main difference is the snapdragon 801, and its higher clock speeds. If I need to replace my Z1 Compact in the near future, I'll look for something with Snapdragon 805 or better, the 801 with Adreno 330 is just "more of the same" Also, I'm extremely happy with the 720p screen, no need for a 1080 to sip on my battery like an alcoholic on whisky. But then, given by the trends in the industry, a Z4/5 Compact would get past 5 inches (TOO BIG) with a QHD screen at least. :(

25. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I would have chosen the Z1 Compact a while ago, but decided to pass because of the many issues encountered by users and posted on Sony Talk forums... I might upgrade to this instead if it meet my expectations, but I see how a jump from a Z1C would make little sense. I really wanted the ZL2 that got out on Japan... but there is no international version, and the Z2a is still only in Taiwan... we'll see

12. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

As z3 will posses sd 805 So its compact should also have sd805 I think its z2 compact not a z3

38. Busyboy unregistered

That is still a rumor/leak so don't jump to conclusions

41. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Sd805 is expected in 2015 only so yeah..z4 will have 805 not z3

42. g2a5b0e unregistered

The 810 is expected next year. The 805 will definitely show up this year.

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