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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5141 reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and performance. The usability and portability also get good views, but reviews about the social networking functionality and connectivity are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and battery are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical comments about the social networking functionality. The connectivity and reliability get mixed reviews.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact UK SIM-Free Smartphone - OrangeSony Xperia Z3 Compact UK SIM-Free Smartphone - Orange

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 719 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The usability and performance also get good feedback, whereas the connectivity and reliability get critical opinions.

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reliability, connectivity

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SONY XPERIA Z3 COMPACT D5803 BLACK 16GB IP65/IP68 FACTORY UNLOCKED LTE GSM CELL PHONE [ 2G GSM AND/OR 3G 850(B5)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/1900(B2) AND/OR 4G LSONY XPERIA Z3 COMPACT D5803 BLACK 16GB IP65/IP68 FACTORY UNLOCKED LTE GSM CELL PHONE [ 2G GSM AND/OR 3G 850(B5)/900(B8)/1800(B3)/1900(B2) AND/OR 4G L

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviews about the battery and camera are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but the reliability and design get less positive views.

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connectivity, durability, design, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact D5833 16 GB Memory International Version Factory Unlocked, White, Retail PackagingSony Xperia Z3 Compact D5833 16 GB Memory International Version Factory Unlocked, White, Retail Packaging

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

 

Time to step out of big brother's shadow?

Great design and screen ; Very good battery life ; Excellent performance

Preinstalled Sony apps aren't useful ; Camera slightly disappointing ; Camera app prone to crashing

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is one of the latest entrants in Sony's rapidly expanding line of Xperia Z handsets. Though the original Xperia Z was only launched in March 2013, there have since been three main entries into Sony's flagship line (the Xperia...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

 

Is smaller better when it comes to Sony smartphones?

Great design and screen ; Very good battery life ; Excellent performance

Camera slightly disappointing ; Camera app over heats

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review - Pocket-lint

 

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Power in a compact package, great battery life, aggressively priced, refined UI, plenty of camera options, waterproofing

Some Sony bloatware, display could be better, can run hot

There's so much to like about the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. It's one of few devices as powerful at this size, offers great battery life, is well designed and fully packed with features. Sony's pricing at £429 undercuts the rival Samsung Galaxy Alpha by a...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review - Pocket-lint

 

Sony launched the Xperia Z1 Compact at the beginning of 2014, offering a 4.3-inch device with many of its bigger brother's powerful specs. Alongside the

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

 

With its incredible battery life and performance, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact brings flagship features to a smaller handset at a great price

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

iPhone 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact comparison

 

The first differentiator between these two smartphones is the price. The iPhone 6 starts at £539 for the 16GB model, while the Xperia Z3 Compact offers only a 16GB model and costs £429 direct from Sony, or even less if you shop around.

There's no doubt that the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the smartphone that offers the better value here. It beats the iPhone 6 in some areas including camera capabilities and durability, and when it is beaten by the iPhone 6, it's beaten by a smidgen that...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact video review: Smaller, cheaper and better than Sony's flagship Z3

 

What tech gift would you most like to receive this Christmas?

Nov, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

 

Sony's 4.6-inch powerhouse is our pick of the mini Android phones

Fantastic battery life ; Slick performance ; Great audio features

Naff plastic trim ; Still packed with bloatware ; Low-light camera performance not fantastic

This is still one of the best 720p HD displays to glue your eyes to.

Nov, 2014

PC Advisor Gold Award

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

 

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is one of the best examples of a mini smartphone around, offering top-notch specs in a smaller handset at a cheaper price. Sony, for whatever reason, decided not to launch an Xperia Z2 Compact but is back with the Z3 Compact...

The Xperia Z3 compact is great little smartphone offering pretty much everything available on the full-size Z3 (including PS4 Remote Play and High-Res audio) apart from a Full HD screen. The new design is thinner and lighter plus the display is bigger...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review

 

Is this the best little Android in the universe? Spoiler: Yes. Yes it is

Solid, waterproof build ; Great battery life ; Capable of great photos ; Zero compromise on power ; Very comfortable to use

Camera app is overly complicated ; Not quite as premium as its big brother ; Cooler colour balance won’t suit all

Powerful insides, an excellent camera and a great battery life, all crammed into a compact and fairly striking 4.6in chassis. Impressive stuff.

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 3100
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:110 / 130
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):880 / 920
Standby time (3G):800 / 920
Standby time (4G):800
Talk time (2G):12 / 16
Talk time (3G):14 / 16

Call management

Call blocking:Y / Yes
Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice commands:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 12800, 2000, 3200 / 2000, 12800, 3200 / 2000, 3200, 12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Maximum frame rate:120
Multi-shot:Y / Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906 / 25.4 / 2.3 / 25.4 / 2.5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2.2
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (Canada):1.098
Body SAR (EU):0.897 / 0.945 / 1.12
Body SAR (USA):1.098
Certification:IPX5, IPX8
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y / Yes
DLNA certified:Y
Head SAR (Canada):0.947
Head SAR (EU):0.687 / 0.862 / 0.979
Head SAR (USA):0.947
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):2

Design

Colour of product:Black / Green / Orange / Red / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP65 / IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Vandal-proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water resistant, Dust resistant
Standard colour:Black / Green / Orange / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:9:16
Display diagonal:11.7 / 116.8 / 13.2 / 6.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, MP2, MP4, OGA, OTA, RealAudio, RTX, WAV, WVE, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGA, OTA, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WMA / 3GPP, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, ASF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA / MP4, RTX, 3GPP, ASF, WAV, OGG, OTA, XMF, ADTS, AMR, FLAC, MP3 / OGG, AMR, WAV, ASF, XMF, OTA, FLAC, ADTS, IMY, MP3, 3GPP, MP4, RTX
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP / JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WEBP / WEBP, BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, XVID, MKV, MP4 / 3GPP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VOB, VP6, VP8, WEBM, WMV7 / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID / MP4, AVI, MKV, 3GP, XVID / VP9, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID / VP9, 3GPP, AVI, H.263, H.264, H.265, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-WB, AMR-NB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):1900,850,1800 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,1800,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,1700,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSDPA, UMTS, HSUPA / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:1700,2100,900,1800,800,1900,2600,850 / 900,1900,2600,800,1700,2100,850,1800
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HSP, MAP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, HSP, SPP, AVRCP, GAP, MAP, OPP / A2DP, MAP, SPP, OPP, AVRCP, GAP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit AES, DES, EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, HTTPS, LEAP, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WDS, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA2 / 128-bit AES, EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Barometer:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 330
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Notes, Calendar, To-do list, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts, Menu
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
SyncML:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard:Y / Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor Model:801 / MSM 8974AC

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4.4
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / SDXC, MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:16 / 19
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Dust-resistant:Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube / Gmail, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Music, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Voice Search, Google Maps, Google Play
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.3 / 8.6
Height :12.7 / 127 / 14.6
Weight:129 / 152
Width:6.49 / 64.9 / 7.2