September 8, 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – 4G Phone


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 4G Phone

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the successor to Sony’s popular Xperia Z1 Compact, a high end phone in a small scale package.

The Xperia Z3 Compact is expected later this month and is likely to cost around £450 SIM free. A full specification for the Sony Xperia Z3 is detailed below.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony was the first company to make high end Android devices at a relatively small size point and as such its Xperia Z1 Compact showed up the competition, which was content to cut back the specs as well as the size.

The Z3 Compact is the latest and greatest take on small size big specs, with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of RAM along with an impressive 20.7 megapixel camera, a relatively small but far from tiny 4.6 inch 720 x 1280 display and a premium build with a glass back and a translucent plastic edge, giving it a unique look.

Extra features like front-facing speakers, High-Resolution audio support and PlayStation 4 Remote Play round out the package, creating a handset which goes above and beyond the basic requirements of a smartphone, while its 2600 mAh battery promises a lengthy two days of life under normal use.

All in all then this is a high if not quite top end phone but with a number of standout features and a smaller screen than most of the flagships, meaning its only real competition is the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, the iPhone 5S and the upcoming iPhone 6.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Release Date & Price on EE

EE has confirmed that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will be coming to its superfast network and it can be reserved now in store. The prices haven’t yet been confirmed but it will be available on both 4GEE and 4GEE Extra tariffs when it launches, which is likely to happen towards the end of the month.

Alternatively you’ll be able to pick it up SIM free and while that price hasn’t been announced either it’s likely to be around £450, since it’s a high but not quite top end handset.


Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Specification

Dimensions : 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6mmWeight: 129 gramsScreen size: 4.6” IPS LCD (720 x 1280)

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 display resolution

Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : 319

Processor: 2.5GHz Quad core application processor


On-board Memory: 16GB (microSD card support)

Camera: 20.7MP (rear) (2.2 megapixel front-facing)

Operating system: Android 4.4.4

Ultrafast / 3G / 4G LTE: Yes/ Yes/ Yes

Bluetooth / NFC : Yes/ Yes

Battery capacity: 2600mAh

Colours: Black, White, Green, Orange

Launch Date: September

Price: £450 TBC