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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, first impression

Editor Rating: 3.9 / 5



This is the era of smaller versions of the predecessors. Mini versions are in the fashion. Many companies launch the mini versions of their giants with some changes. Sony has a plan to reveal number of devices in 2014. But one thing is very interesting about the Sony they did not reveal mini versions of their handsets at all. They always introduced compact versions of their popular flagships. Sony Xperia Z3 is newly launched handset and it’s very successful. Now it is the time for compact version of this handset. Like the trend Sony give the compact tag to the handset’s successor. The handset is known as Xperia Z3 Compact. The handset has some changes and comes with a better appearance. Let’s have a look what the handset has to offer.





Operating System

Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)


127 x 64.9 x 9 mm

Display Type

IPS LCD capacitive touch screen

Size & Resolution

4.6  inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels



Chip Set

Qualcomm Snapdragon 801


3 GB RAM , 16 GB On Board, 64 External Memory


Primary 20.7 Mega Pixel, Secondary 2 Mega Pixel


Non-removable Li-Po battery



2G Network        GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network         HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network         LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 /  

                             2100 / 2600


White, black

Special Feature

IP58 certified - dust proof and water resistant over 1 meter and 30 minutes


Design and Display

It is much expected that the handset will make the debut before the end of this year. The handset has a slim body. There is no confirm thing out for the handset body, but if we see the other Sony handsets we assume that this handset will also make up with shiny plastic. The handset weight is still under the hood and users are still keenly waiting to listen what is the weight of this compact version. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has equally measure 127 x 64.9 x 9 mm dimensions.


The handset has an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. The size of the screen measures 4.6 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. The handset display size is ideal and it’s easy to use and carry. The resolution is well enough and makes the handset workable in bright light as well as in dim light.

Software and User Interface

Basically this is the Android based handset. The handset runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system. This operating system is easy to use and it takes the low power for running the handset and increase the battery life of the smartphone so most of the manufactures prefer to use this easy going operating system. The interface is full with color and has special notes. If users are facing problem to use this operating system these notes will guide them and try to solve the problems of the users.

Processor and Memory

This is one of the handy handset from Sony. The handset is well configured and well balance. Sony placed quad core processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset. This is one of the best combinations of chipset and processor. This combination has incredibly increased the speed of the handset and makes the handset to work in a logical manner. Sony placed 3 GB RAM inside the handset with 16 GB on board memory. The users are able to increase the in-built memory via microSD card up to 64 GB. The RAM, on board and the external memory combination are also good. Users can easily perform multiple tasks and download and run a large number of files easily with capacity issues.


Sony is quite famous for its camera. The compact version of Xperia Z3 is a powerful camera. The handset has 20.7 mega pixel rear and 2 mega pixel front cameras. The pixel density of the camera is 5248 х 3936 pixels. The camera has additional features like autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization and HDR. With these features, users don’t need to put any extra or manual effort. These features only need one time settings and after that whenever users want to use their camera the functions are activated automatically and adjust their working according to atmospheric conditions.


This compact version of the handset of energized with Non-removable Li-Po battery. The capacity of the battery and the back time is still not known, but it is expected that the handset is energized with a powerful battery and give the sufficient time to the users but the main drawback is still there non removable battery. The users need to replace whole handset instead of battery if any miss handling happen to the battery.

Extra Feature

The Xperia Z3 Compact is IP58 certified which means the handset is dust proof and water resistant ability. The handset can be live about 30 minutes in 1 meter water. This is the mainly plus point of this handy handset and will be popular among the users.



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