Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
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Key Specs
  • Display 4.60-inch (720x1280)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Front Camera 2.2MP
  • Rear Camera 20.7MP
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 2600mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateSeptember 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review

By Jamshed Avari (Sep 26, 2014)
Jamshed Avari
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Massive power in an unobtrusive package
  • Great camera
  • Good screen and speakers
  • Dust- and water-resistant
  • Bad
  • Software could use improvement

When Sony released the Xperia Z1 Compact, a non-outsized phone with specs nearly identical to the flagship Xperia Z1, we hoped it would be the beginning of a new trend. Large screens might be nice, but users who prefer something a little easier handle had been left out of the flagship market altogether. Unlike its "mini" counterparts, the Z1 Compact boasted of a top-end processor and camera, with only the screen really scaling down to suit the smaller body.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Summary

It seems that you can't buy a high-end phone today unless it has a screen larger than 5 inches. Thankfully there is at least one exception. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is just what its name suggests - a compact version of the flagship Xperia Z3. Unlike its peers, Sony hasn't hobbled the Z3 Compact's specifications just because it's a smaller phone. This phone is easy to hold and carry, and it has most of the features and specifications that also make the Xperia Z3 a winner. Sony's Android skin is just as cluttered as ever, but the Z3 Compact makes up for that with a great camera, good screen, and of course loads of power.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (2GB RAM, 16GB) - Black 38,990

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact price in India starts from ₹ 38,990. The lowest price of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is ₹ 38,990 at Flipkart.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Full Specifications

General
Brand Sony
Model Xperia Z3 Compact
Release date September 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 127.30 x 64.90 x 8.60
Weight (g) 129.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2600
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White, Orange, Mint
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.60
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 720x1280 pixels
Hardware
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Camera
Rear camera 20.7-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2.2-megapixel
Software
Operating system Android 4.4
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact User Review and Ratings

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  • Battery life is poor
    deb boutland (Feb 15, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Generally an excellent, versatile phone with good storage capacity. A few issues exist :overheating issue can cracked back glass casing and battery life is poor despite using smart battery life extender.
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  • Top Class Product from Sony
    Kirti Kumar Acharya on Flipkart
    This is the best android phone in market, in the below 5 inch screen. Its direct competition is with Apple i-phone 6. I-phone 6 has premium looks, faster, fluid and good hardware and software integration. But this Z3C has many pros: 1. Best screen to size ratio. It is the optimum size for a phone. Bigger phones have bigger screen but to work fast with one-handed operation, this is the right size. You get good grip on your phone. 2. Camera is one of the best with bigger sensor and and 21 mp quality. 3. Water-proof. 4. Front stereo speakers. Though not at par with HTC ONE but otherwise better than all. 5. Flagship level hardware. It is faster than Samsung Galaxy S5 (my current phone). Sony has not compromised with speed while making it compact. 6. Battery, though it is non-removable but will last two days which none of the current flagship phones can give, including iPhone. It also has stamina mode. 7. Option to put 128 GB memory card. 8. Good sound quality, 4K Video, Glass design feels premium. Cons: Not many. One may be screen at 720p. Now it is directly related with battery, but many may feel that 319 ppi may not be as sharp as iPhone or 1080p of other flagship. but on a smaller screen, 319 ppi looks sharp as the case with iPhone which is at 326ppi. but LCD of iPhone is better than Z3C. Price: Its priced around 41-42k. As seen with its previous verson Z1, its prices will not fall much. iPhone 6 is around 60K for 64 GB. My View: Its all about money, at 53500 iPhone with 16GB is not very attractive. So correct price is Rs. 60000 for iPhone 6 and Rs. 40000 for Z3C. So if Rs. 20000 is not material for you, go for iPhone. Alternative: around same price, HTC ONE M8 @40K is also worth buying which is not compact though. HTC E8 with plastic body around 31K is good.
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  • Brilliant Phone From Sony !!! Master Piece !!
    Shyam Ananthakrishnan on Flipkart
    I have been using this phone for the past 2 months with my operator Contract. Here is an unbiased review : I could Say this is the best android smart phone that gives a pretty decent battery backup.(at least one full day without connecting to the charger for a heavy user). Pros : 1) Sexy Looks and Feel of the device. 2) The Phone is very fast right from Bootup. 3) Beautiful in-built apps like Lifelog, Movie Creator. 4) Camera is superb, especially photos at late night. It clearly out performs Samsung and phones. The clarity of Underwater Photos are beyond my expectation. (Do not know about iPhone 6). 5) 3D sound quality while listening songs over my SBH 80 headset is AMAZING. 6) WATER PROOF : This stands upto what it says. Real water proof phone. Cons : 1) The phone is bit over priced. 2) The Phone gets damaged when you drop it form 4 to 5 feet high. Make sure you have a protective cover/case over the Phone. 3) No HDMI Ports like in Motorola Phones. Overall this is an Ultimate Phone for Life. I would strongly recommend this Phone.
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  • Z3C A brilliant phone
    Yashas on Flipkart
    Awesome phone. Super responsive, and supports Airtel 4g LTE (Bangalore). I got mine locally and loving every minute on the device. I prefer a smaller phone, but for people who like bigger phones the Z3 is the one to get.
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  • wrong screen size displayed
    Prateek Kumar on Flipkart
    5.2 inch screen? wat? .........................................................................................................................
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  • Best Compact Phone
    Avik Das on Flipkart
    Brilliant phone. Only cons are no IR, LED flash is a bit weak and the fact that you have to remove the flap every time you put your phone on charge (which can be fixed btw if you manage to buy a magnetic charging cable :D ). People complaining about 720p on a 4.6 inch screen with 319ppi are just bragging about their non-existent super eyesight. The screen is crisp,smooth and otherwise perfect for a phone this size. Also 720p means a much better battery life. Anything above would have just drained more battery without providing any proper result. The screen can be a bit on the bluish side which can be fixed in the display options panel. Coming from a long time Samsung user the minimalistic custom Sony android version is very much like Android AOSP itself and I quite like it to be honest. I have no gripes with it except the sony custom app drawer doesn't let you hide apps in it. You can also remove the "What's New" bottom down pop up - which I find to be useless bloatware. Many people have also said that the camera is below standard and I'll tell you that all those people are point and click shooters. If you actually manage to play around with it you'll find that it has a very good camera indeed. And oh yes, battery performance is brilliant by normal smartphone standards. All in all and considering that it's even fully waterproof it is the best overall phone to own. If you want a phablet then you wouldn't be considering this phone in the first place. And before I forget do get a back cover, people. The phone's backside being glass is in fact insanely slippery. Cheers.
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  • Best mini flagship!!!
    Ramki on Flipkart
    Z3 compact is the best in this class... well build and it is absolutely gorgeous especially in green and red.... It is a beast in specs... SONY MAKE.BELIEVE!!!
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  • Good Phone just go for this
    Utkarsh Singh on Flipkart
    I am using this Phone from last 4 months and seems to have no issue and it works perfect. just wanted to mention it comes with 2GB RAM not 3GB as mentioned here for this product. Note: Buy a Case Cover for you asap
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  • Awesome Mobile Z3 Compact, Yes but quit expensive on this level of new model!!!!!
    ASLAM KHAN on Flipkart
    Play games like nfs pursuit, real racing 3, fifa 15, modern combat 5, modern sniper, frontline commando and even does not lags for a second, plays smoothly. I know as per features the instrument is expensive and for sony extra supportable applications have to download it. 2G is very very slow, but 3G is very fast like i have used airtel and now idea. Games and other hollywood - bollywood movies just downloads in few minutes. As all users know the specification of this model phone so i have not described at all.
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  • awesome awesome
    Akshay Patil on Flipkart
    best compact phone right now super-fast, camera is much more improved than xperia z1 anz z2. light weight and as per sony mentioned long lasting battery. still little bit overpriced it should be between 38000 to 40000 rs.
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