The latest from Sony is the Xperia Z3 Compact, the more affordable, lighter, smaller version of the new Sony Xperia Z3.
4.6-inch 720p TRILUMINOS display | Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core processor with 2GB RAM | 16 GB storage with 128 GB external | 20.7MP rear camera, 2.1MP front.
The Z3 Compact looks just like the Z3 but smaller. The other significant change is the see through plastic band on the edges. The phone is also much lighter at 129 grams. It is easier to hold and in a way suggests that keeping the size a bit under 5 inches has its own advantages. It is also water and dustproof.
If the camera was the highlight of the Z3, then this is a notch better as it is easier to handle a 4.6-inch camera than a 5.2-inch one. This is among the best camera on a smartphone.
Sony’s official numbers show that the Z3 Compact talk time is 14 hours on 3G, then it promises 10 hours of continuous video playback, and 110 hours of continuous music playback. Most impressively, though, the handset’s stand-by longevity stands at over 38 days.
If you don’t want to spend as much as the Sony Xperia Z3, then this is a great option for you. It is cheaper and in some aspects, especially the size, a better phone for many users. For those looking for a premium phone, this is a great option.