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A testament to Sony’s superior craftsmanship, Xperia Z3 Compact is the only compact smartphone to bring you uncompromised performance in a beautifully slim and light design. Boasting durable tempered glass panels on both sides and surrounded by a rounded frame, Xperia Z3 Compact feels like it was meant for your hand.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has an impressive IP65/68 rating, which means that neither water nor dust get in the way of performance for this slim and sleek smartphone.
IP 65/68 – what does it mean? IP rating is a test certification to measure a device’s resistance levels to both dust and water. The ﬁrst digit in the two-digit IP rating indicates the level of protection against solid objects, including tiny dust particles. The second digit indicates how resistant the device is to water.
* In compliance with IP65 and IP68, the Xperia Z3 Compact is protected against the ingress of dust and is waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) dust tight and (ii) protected against low-pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP65; and/or (iii) can be kept under 1.5 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP68. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. For more information see www.sonymobile.com/durability.
With the waterproof Xperia Z3 Compact, you can take pictures with the best smartphone camera while swimming in fresh water for up to 30 minutes. You can even dive down to 1.5 metres with it. Just remember that all the covers for the micro USB port, the nano SIM slot and the memory card slot must be firmly closed.
The large 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor ensures smooth, clear capturing with true-to-life details.
Sony’s award-winning G Lens captures more light and the 25 mm wide-angle lens allows you to fit more in the frame.
This compact smartphone has unbelievable ISO 12800 sensitivity, to capture great images even in the toughest of low-light conditions.
With our Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor and the first ISO 12800 in a smartphone, you can take your smartphone to new levels of low light and still get the shot you want.
Compared to the average smartphone ISO at the time of release
Compared to the average smartphone sensor size at the time of release
With the Xperia Z3 Compact we bring our renowned Handycam recording technology to a compact smartphone. Shoot your most important moments in stunning 4K resolution, and edit your creations directly on your phone. Because we know that filming with a smartphone can sometimes lead to jerky footage, we’ve developed our SteadyShot™ technology. Now better than ever with Intelligent Active Mode™*, it estimates movements and analyses dozens of frames, for smoother and more stable videos.
* Intelligent Active Mode only supported on up to Full HD resolution 30 FPS.
Sony’s best phone camera, the Xperia Z3 Compact lets you capture everything you see in brilliant high-resolution 4K video. Four times the detail compared to Full HD 1080p image quality, your footage is delivered in Ultra High Definition, for unparalleled sharpness full of authentic details. This model supports 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution and playback on a 4K TV or projector using the latest MHL 3.0 connector.
Ever wanted to take a picture of something and capture your reaction at the same time? Face in lets you use both the front and back cameras of your Xperia device, overlaying the images in a number of unique ways.
AR fun lets you scribble and draw on top of what you see through the viewfinder. Capture photos and videos with AR animations, objects and messages, and have fun with your world.
Create a blockbuster out of your photos and videos. Movie Creator analyses your media to cluster events, detect faces and locations, and help you to turn your memories into something that you can share with friends and family.
Your Xperia Z3 Compact offers you the widest ever choice of unique camera apps – developed exclusively for Sony, and all right there in your camera. With lots of apps to discover, each with their own creative features, taking pictures has never been so much fun.
Besides the Xperia camera apps that come pre-installed, there’s a whole range of extra apps for you to enjoy. And as new apps are continuously being released, your camera will always be able to offer you fresh and exciting experiences.
With PS4™ Remote Play you can seamlessly switch from your PS4 console to your smartphone or tablet ─ and take your gaming to another room. Just connect your Xperia device to your home Wi-Fi and play games using the DUALSHOCK®4 controller.Discover Remote Play
Don’t let your console dictate where you game. With PS4 Remote Play you can seamlessly switch from your PS4 console to your smartphone or tablet – and take your gaming to another room. Just connect your Xperia device to your home Wi-Fi and play games using the DUALSHOCK®4 controller. Pick up the battle where you left off, or start a new one away from your console.
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We crafted this compact smartphone to be as efficient as possible, and then teamed it with a large battery that’s incredibly powerful. The result is an Android™ smartphone that delivers innovative two-day* battery life. So that can use your phone throughout the day without worrying about having enough battery for your busride home – and then go right on using it the next day too.
* Based on multiple battery performance testings conducted between July and September 2014 in a laboratory under active use conditions reflective of the Typical Smartphone User by Sony Mobile Communications AB.
How can you improve on a good thing? Activate Battery STAMINA Mode and keep your battery going longer – without major compromises.
Want to make standby last four times as long? Switch on Extended Standby Mode. Your apps and functions will be intuitively turned off when you’re not using the display. However, you’ll still receive calls, texts, alarms and your choice of app notifications. Press the power button and everything is up and running again.
Low on battery but still have things to do? Switch on Extended Usage Mode and gain an extra 14% of usage time. Extended Usage Mode adjusts your phone’s performance to slow down battery drain even when you’re not in standby.
Sometimes the unexpected happens and you find yourself running seriously low on battery when you’re far away from your charger. Ultra STAMINA Mode will help you out, limiting your phone to core functions – like calls and SMS – so you can get every bit of charge from your battery. Think of it as your smartphone’s reserve tank – one that lets you drive for an entire week
For lightning-fast web browsing, super fluid UI and impressive multi-tasking, we’ve kitted this Android™ device with the latest and most powerful quad-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor. The Krait 400 CPU has an impressive max clock speed of 2.5 GHz. The asynchronous processor makes sure that each core is powered independently. So, you get the precise amount of power when you need it, without wasting power when you don’t.
This device has the industry’s only 3rd generation LTE/4G modem. This enables blazing Internet connections with download and upload speeds that are twice as fast, so file transfers and media streaming is smoother than ever.
The new Snapdragon™ 801 processor delivers significantly improved performance over its predecessor:
Snapdragon™ 801 vs Snapdragon™ 800
Snapdragon™ 801 vs Snapdragon™ 800
Xperia Z3 Compact raises the bar in brightness, with display luminosity that goes above and beyond what you’ve seen before. Combined with Sony’s intuitive contrast enhancement technology, viewing is sharp even in bright sunlight.
Thanks to IPS technology, your Sony smartphone offers an improved viewing angle. So you get super sharp images and accurate colours, no matter which angle you’re looking at your device from.
Unique to Sony, TRILUMINOS™ Display technology creates a wider palette of rich, natural colours. With our BRAVIA® TV expertise, hard-to-reproduce reds, aqua blues and emerald greens are displayed beautifully, for a more vivid viewing experience and a heightened sense of depth.
TRILUMINOS™ technology uses LEDs that emit purer reds and greens, creating a brighter and more uniform light that captures the true colours of the source. From lush landscapes to natural skin tones – Sony delivers a significantly wider colour range. So you can view every moment in astonishingly authentic colour and breathtaking quality.
Live Colour LED is a brand new technology integrated only into Sony devices, giving you the world’s deepest and most intense colours on a smartphone or tablet display. This new innovation combines red and green phosphor with blue LEDs and customised colour filters to produce a brighter and more uniform light. Capturing true colours without the risk of oversaturation.
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From still pictures and low-resolution videos to high-resolution films, Sony’s unique image software engine analyses each image to optimise colours, sharpness and contrast, as well as reduce noise. The super resolution function reproduces missing pixels, for spectacular clarity and astonishing detail – bringing your favourite moments closer to Full HD quality.
Sony’s unique super resolution breathes new life into everything you see. This technology examines each pixel in an image and reproduces the ones that are lacking, giving you the sharpest images.
By selectively enhancing elements that help to render the texture and sharpen the outlines, images become clearer and crisper.
The Intelligent Image Enhancer reproduces the vividness of the image in its original colour. Pictures are selectively optimised by enhancing the contrast, making images appear more detailed and true to life.
Intelligent Noise Reduction decreases noise that can occur in high-motion scenes or footage shot in low-light conditions. As a result, images become clearer and smoother.
DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) is a technology that lets you upscale low-res songs to near High-Resolution sound quality. It refines and restores heavily compressed MP3 and AAC files, delivering powerful, full-range audio.
High-Res Audio reduces distortion and noise at wider frequency ranges to reproduce high frequency sound in amazing detail. So every track you listen to resembles the sound quality as it was originally recorded in the studio.
Learn more about High-Res Audio at Sony.com.
Xperia Z3 Compact comes with built-in digital noise cancelling technology, reducing exterior noise by up to 98% when paired with the MDR-NC31EM headset. This technology removes the lower-frequency parts of the noise, preventing high-frequency noise from ever reaching the ear. As such, a noisy bus or a busy shopping centre won’t stand in your way of a great listening experience.
(1) Noise sound wave
(2) Inverted, anti-sound, wave
All it takes is a simple touch to connect your Xperia Z3 Compact with any piece of Sony SmartWear.
Use one-touch connectivity to play your music from your Xperia Z3 Compact on any NFC-enabled speaker or headset.
Touch to connect your Xperia™ Android device with your NFC-enabled SmartWear. Get notifications, control your music and more from your SmartWear, while life-logging everywhere you go.
Play music on your Android device through a wireless NFC-enabled Sony speaker or Sony wireless headphones.
Whether you take pictures on your Xperia smartphone, tablet or camera, now you can store them in the same place. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos.
Share photos, music and more between two phones, or between your phone and an NFC-enabled laptop with a single touch onto the other device.
See photos from your phone on your TV. Simply touch your Bluetooth smartphone to the remote of your BRAVIA® TV to activate screen mirroring.