Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Not your usual suspect

12 September 2014
Of all the features that set smartphones apart, screen size is as close to a decider as they get. Counter to the trend of the last decade that saw cellphones become as small as technology allowed, the...

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Dan, 22 Feb 2019I chose z3 compact in 2019. Why? Battery 2-3 days and dimension.... moreWhere you buy?

  • Dan

I chose z3 compact in 2019. Why? Battery 2-3 days and dimension. Thank you gsmarena!

My z3 compact been around since 2015 and got no problems with it just make sure you dont let it sit on high heat for long periods of time or else the display would act up and the back will stick out due to heat melting the back glass adhesive.

  • Sham

sam666, 03 Feb 2016is it worth to buy this phone in 2016? sorry for my english.Very gudddd

  • Gie

What if the back of sony Xperia z3 compact was broken? What can i do? Is there's a possibility that any branches of sony can make it new again?

  • Carlos

Mike, 24 Aug 2017You just be careful when you lay your phone on a clean table or ... moreHi Mike.
Never went to the floor. Never droped. I always had very carefull. Sudenlly hapen this :-(

  • Carlos

Mike, 24 Aug 2017You just be careful when you lay your phone on a clean table or ... moreHi Mike.
Never went to the floor. Never droped. I always had very carefull. Sudenlly hapen this :-(

  • Mike

Carlos , 21 Aug 2017Hi People. My Z3 compact lost the quality photos. It was so br... moreYou just be careful when you lay your phone on a clean table or other place. My phone no problem. I always happy with the camera. 😊

  • Carlos

Hi People.
My Z3 compact lost the quality photos. It was so bright AMD clear, now is blurred and worst than a camera of 3 mpx. I had make a factory reset its the same, i saved the photos in the sd card or internal, is the same. Can anyone help me please? :-(

  • Bineesh

sam666, 03 Feb 2016is it worth to buy this phone in 2016? sorry for my english.No doubt the phone is excellent value for money.
But, it was launched in 2014. Android N not coming. Also being old, repairs will be a problem. Will be very difficult to get parts depending on where you are. No fingerprint sensor, which is default on new devices.
My recommendation -> don't buy it now. Go for a new compact.

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AnonD-587894, 21 Sep 2016It's the best phone among phones I've used but parts can't be fo... morePlease My touch is not working it's broken.
How can I get one?

  • AnonD-587894

AnonD-587894, 21 Sep 2016It's the best phone among phones I've used but parts can't be fo... morePlease My touch is not working it's broken.
How can I get one?

  • AnonD-587894

It's the best phone among phones I've used but parts can't be found. Please I am a Ghanaian and need the screen of Sony xperia X3 compact.

  • AnonD-525371

It's the best smartphone I've ever used. I've got an iPhone 6S,a xiomi redmi note 3(snapdragon version 650),an xperia z1compact,a htc one A9,an iPhone 4S and a LG G5.Among all of me phones my z3compact is the best. Who says it ain't waterproof ? Ergonomically speaking it's the bestest phone in my collection .

  • AnonD-569222

What a shame that z3 and z3 compact won't receive Nougat 7.0 update.

  • AnonD-514673

sam666, 03 Feb 2016is it worth to buy this phone in 2016? sorry for my english.at first it was and it is not waterproof as it was advertised, the repair cost are insane much better to buy a new one than repairing it

  • sam666

is it worth to buy this phone in 2016?
sorry for my english.

  • Anonymous

This is a great phone. It did all the way on Camino de Santiago with me during rain an sun in dust and mud. Pictures are great, the batery lasted long. No scratch nothing wrong so .... it's my first sony phone and I have only great experience with it.

  • Vic

Dear gsmarena, it's widely known that after Lollipop update, battery life on many devices ( including excellent Z3 Compact) has dropped significantly. I've clearly felt it on my Z3C. Why wouldn't you retest this and may be some other interesting in terms of battery life devices to provide readers with more accurate and practical numbers? It seems no resource around did that and information about battery life is badly outdated and based on KitKat version of Android.

  • Katie

kiko, 12 Nov 2015Hi. I was wondering how long do you have the phone and how are y... moreThe glass on my phone has taken more damage than the plastic. It's scratch resistant