Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Overview and Specifications

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the compact or smaller version of original Sony Xperia Z3. And yes its price is also smaller as compare to Z3 but it carries most of the specifications of original Z3, which is making it a verdict among its range.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Overview and Specifications

If we talk about the design and structure of the Z3 compact then you won’t find changes to original Z3. The Connector for charging on the upper left – the second place after the convenience of the upper face, selected because of the severe need to protect it from splashing water. Mini-jack for the headset plug is not closed, and it is very convenient (including protection from water and dust). Officially, the device is protected by the standards of IP65 / IP68 and can be in fresh water up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5 meters. And the battery can’t be removed from the smartphone.


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is equipped with a 4.6-inch IPS-display technology Triluminos Display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Quite strange to see a sibling is not the flagship Full HD display, but the logic of Sony designers can understand (though a bit disappointing). Less resolution – less effort to CPU in image processing – less battery consumption – extra plus in comparison with the basic model Z3.

Excellent viewing angles and color reproduction – now standard features of modern displays. Is it possible to brighter and better? You can! Firstly, the smartphone applied LED Live Colour LED display for natural colors (sRGB coverage palette to 130%). Secondly, in the menu “Display” is the item “Image enhancement”, which offers two options. X-Reality for mobile, as stated in the description, increases the clarity and brightness of the images, and limiting brightness mode does not require advertising. The picture is really getting brighter and juicier, in some cases, too.

To display and you can pick up the white balance if the current settings of something does not suit you. Accelerometer flips the image instantly. For those who like to watch a movie or read the news, lying on the couch, provides intelligent screen rotation, which eliminates the need to keep the smartphone in a strictly predetermined position.

Backlit screen is of quality and bright. Minimum level enough for everyday use, at a maximum, you can write SMS and pictures, basking in the rays of the tropical sun. At a certain angle in the sunlight the display is visible.

The “Control of illumination” does not disconnect it until the smartphone is in the hand, even if you do not touch the screen. Illumination sensor works properly.

For hibernation have several options delay (15, 30 seconds, 1, 2, 5, 10 or 30 minutes). Additionally, you can choose which photos or videos will be displayed when you connect your smartphone to a charger or dock. Finally, phone could work with “gloves” but you have to enable the gloves mode in the phone.

If you are looking for a good brand mid range smartphone then Sony Xperia Z3 compact belongs to you and if you want to wait more to get better flagship device then you can wait for Sony Xperia Z5 to be revealed in mid 2015.