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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review

Score: 8.11/10
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is a powerful Android cellphone launched back in the year 2014, coming with a medium sized 4.6" multi-touch screen, an exceptional Quad-Core processing unit speeding at 2.5 GHz, a 20.7 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 2.2 mega-pixels front side camera.

Sony decided to equip this phone with a high speed 2.5 gigahertz Quad-Core processor, included in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC chip and a large 2 GB of RAM memory. Helping with graphic calculations, it also has a 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU. A good feature of this cellphone is its quite large 16 GB internal storage and a slot for SD memory cards, enough to store hundreds of games and applications without worrying about space.

Sony appears to have forgotten about weight optimization in this 4.55 oz cellphone. This cellphone is just 0.34 inches thick, taking it to the thinnest cellphone's category. This device is a compact cellphone, given that it packs a 4.6 inches screen and it is only 5 inches long and 2.56 inches wide. Sony sells the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact in a lot of colors, black, orange, green and white.

This device is equipped with two cameras, a 20.7 mega-pixels back facing camera and a 2.2 mega-pixels front facing camera. Its back facing camera lens has a maximum f/2 aperture so it can take beautiful photos even in low light conditions. It is also able to shoot 4K 3840x2160 videos. To complete the camera, it also has many interesting characteristics like flash, fast burst mode, auto-focus, face detection shooting, digital image stabilization, HDR mode, smile detection shooting and geo tagging.

Sony packed this cellphone with an amazing 4.6" screen, and a resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD), making everything look brightful and colorful. Its screen uses IPS LCD capacitive technology, and allows multi-touch gestures.

This cellphone uses a high capacity 2600 mAh removable battery, which isn't very much for a cellphone like this. According to Sony, this cellphone has an aproximate talk time of 12 hs and a stand by time of 880 hours.

This cellphone includes WiFi capability (which it can share with other devices around, acting as a wireless modem or router), LTE (4G) high speed internet connection and also HSPA+ data connection, which is a bit slower 4G network or the fastest 3G connection type, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact uses a Nano SIM card for GSM connection.

This device also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (4.0), GPS and Near Field Communication (NFC), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

Sony is offering this phone for only 440 dollars, which is a good offer for this type of phone. If you you love taking pictures, want a cellphone to mainly use social networks and internet browsing, need a phone for work or are looking for a phone for gaming, this phone is probably very appropiate for you.





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Specifications

Device Type:Phone
Brand:Sony
Operating System (OS):Android 4.4
Dimensions:5.00 x 2.56 x 0.34 inchesMetric12.7 x 6.5 x 0.86 cmImperial
Weight:4.55 ouncesMetric128.99 gImperial
Colors:Black, Green, Orange and White
Release date:2014-09-03
Price:$ 440.00

Display

Screen Type:IPS LCD (16M colors)
Size:4.6 inchesMetric11.7 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:319 pixels per inchMetric125.59 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch

Hardware

Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
Processor:Krait 400 (Quad-Core 2500 MHz)
RAM Memory:2 GB (933 MHz)
Graphics Processor:Adreno 330 (450 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)

Battery

Removable:Yes
Capacity:2600 mAh
Stand-by Time:880 hours
Talk Time:12 hours

Camera

Back camera:20.7 megapixels
    Aperture:f/2.00
    Focal length:25mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.43 inches (1/2.3")
    Flash:Yes
Front camera:2.2 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (4K)
Camera features:Auto-Focus, Digital Image Stabilization, Face Detection Shooting, Fast Burst Mode, Geo Tagging, HDR Mode and Smile Detection Shooting

Networks

Wi-Fi:Yes
    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1900, 2100
LTE (4G) Bands:700 (band 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7)
Technologies:LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 4.0
GPS:Yes
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor