Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact dimension drawings leak, show thinner handsets

Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact dimension drawings leak, show thinner handsets
If you had any doubts that an Xperia Z3 is coming fast and furious about six months after the Z2 was released, this latest leak of the phones' CAD drawings should quickly disperse those. Not only that, but we also have the CAD schemes of one Xperia Z3 Compact, that is long rumored to make a cameo alongside its larger flagship sibling.

Long story short, the dimensions that are depicted for the Xperia Z3 are somewhat different than those of the Z2 - at 146.46 x 72.09 x 7.3 mm it is slightly narrower and much thinner than Sony's current flagship edition. Frankly, a 7.3 mm girth is insane for a handset that will pack major specs, and be most likely waterproof.

As for the munchkin, the Z3 Compact is expected to fit a 4.6" display, and will evidently sport 129 x 64.9 x 8.8 mm dimensions. Thus, it will be much more manageable in the hand than the largish Z3, yet with the same great specs, save maybe for the screen resolution and RAM amount. These dimensions make it only a tad taller than the Z1 Compact, however thinner, and with the same width. Well, the IFA expo will be pretty exciting this fall, it turns out, as, besides those two thin and powerful Xperias, we are also expecting the Note 4, the Ascend D3, and plenty of other surprises. We will, of course, put boots on the ground, so that you don't miss a beat from all that will be announced.

source: Tieba (Baidu) via GizmoBolt

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera)
    2.2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 3GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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



40. exxperian

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Sony phones were way better than Samsung iPhones I don't know why Sony is not successful in market

38. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I hope the Z3 Compact has at least a 900p display. 720p just doesn't cut it anymore for a handset of that size and price...

37. Freelist86

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

I think it not made of glass anymore

36. crucifysorrow14

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

Sony needs to improve on battery life and long-life screens. They seem to crack a lot on their own.

35. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

z2 is slim enough for me. they should trim the bezels instead of slimming the device. slimmer makes the device prone to break. sorry for the english .....

33. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Besides the slimmer design, it probably going to sport the same overused design (although it is nice)

23. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks like a phone Batman would use.

22. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

as I have been saying for the last few years, design of Nokia N8 (with hope of included physical keyboard from E7 and even bigger size), with the exception of sharp angles at top and bottom, was close to perfect. i even brushed off those angles manualy to see the end result and the phone looked almost flawless to me (Z3?). what even nowadays impresses me, compared to the other phones out there of course, was the N8's quality of sound (through that tiny speaker that should be enlarged in next models, or through those amazingly designed earphones with FUL play/pause, forward/backward and volume buttons (WH-701) –compared to the plastic cheap looking earphones in latest models of most brands today), quality of photos and a friendly way i could take them (physical button is a must (abandoning physical buttons on phones is by my opinion plain stupid), longpress for camera startup was missing) and that vintage CASIO watch design that designwise no phone comes close to - all in one (N8). Minimalism (for example apple) is cool, but eventualy gets real boring. If they upgraded that N8 design (including some hardware, software, materials improvenments) in a way they are upgrading Iphone, 'Z', Galaxy S, I believe none could compare to an upgraded N8. The race for just a bit thinner, lighter, bezelless, buttonless phone with basicaly meaningless (useless) hardware improvements, with more or less obvious attempts of copying Apple, seem pathetic to me. There is so much room for real improvement with just tiny comprimises (a bit thicker and heavier for MUCH better camera lens (I don't care if there is a smaller bump like on Nokia 1020, if it looks stylish like on N8), speakers and battery) and so much room for design changes, that the news about the alleged 'new' Z3, Iphone6, Galaxy from aluminum (metal back that is, the rest more or less probably stays the same or doesnt matter to the owner of phone?) makes me feel sorry for companies, that have such decission makers on future phone models. And BTW, Sony, make a Z3 with white or transparent bezel, turned on display will appear much larger and will go easier on the eyes.

26. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Too long, not read.

27. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013


19. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

According to drawings leak the Z3C is 126.98 mm tall not 129 mm.

18. TruthSpeaker unregistered

Z2 >Z3 dimensions (mm) 146.8 > 146.46 73.2 > 72.09 8.2 > 7.3

39. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

How is a bigger body with a smaller/equal sized screen better?...

15. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Love my z2. I'll wait for the Z5.

24. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'll wait for Z6 lol.

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If Compact has 4.6 it will be total killer, look at its size, it's shorter than Z1C, but wider also which is not so good. Can't wait to see this phone!

20. sukampret

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

the size is about the same. z3c : 126.98 x 64.9 x 8.8 mm z1c : 127 x 64.9 x 9.5 mm

21. Amir1 unregistered

when you hold the phone in your hand it makes a difference.

25. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

If audio quality won't disappoint this will be my next phone. So hyped!

10. nohatenofanboy

Posts: 515; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

what about screen size ?

31. buccob

Posts: 2981; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Doing simple maths, assuming the screen aspect ratio is 16:9 as usual... Z3 Compact the width according to drawings is 54.16mm... so height will be 101.61mm. the diagonal would then be 116.59mm and that would make them: diagonal (inches) = 4.59! amazing for such size. Z3 does not show any screen dimensions...

8. iamoa unregistered

i hope those 4 "SEPARATE CORNERS" on the phone are not the final design. it doesn't gives a complete finished chasis look to the phone unlike z2. and top and bottom bezels... :'(

14. Amir1 unregistered

those cuts have purpose. either for antenna or absorption of impact in case the phone drops. sony is not stupid.

34. iamoa unregistered

i really hope they have a good reason behind this.

7. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

Is it just me or the Z2 just looks more eye-catching, elegant & stylish than this?...just asking;)

13. Amir1 unregistered

it's just you. z3 and z3c look to have the best omnibalance design yet and best ergonomics. no comparison. pretty amazing dimensions also. good job sony!

5. 1701nino unregistered

For me if this phone doesn't pack snapdragon 805 and OIS stabillized camera it's not worth buying over the Z2.I mean whats the point,specs matter otherwise it's the same phone.

4. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

getting really interested in z3 compact.... the size of screen and phone is perfect.....

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yeah the Z3 compact does seem a bit interesting. Unlike the Z3.

16. sukampret

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

apparently z3c is only 2mm taller and 0.7mm slimmer than z1c. so this is basically have same size as z1c with bigger screen

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