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Xperia™ Z3 Compact

Do more than ever with a compact smartphone

Uncompromised performance in a compact, waterproof mobile

“Sony´s powerful new Xperia Z3 Compact is a 4.6” mobile to give the iPhone 6 nightmares” on Twitter, 4th September 2014

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  • Introducing the Xperia Z3 compact, a premium waterproof mobile
  • Xperia Z3 Compact is the Android smartphone that delivers big innovations in a compact size.
  • Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone comes in 4 stunning colours
  • Xperia Z3 Compact has a premium, waterproof design
  • Xperia Z3 Compact is crafted with premium materials
  • Discover the latest Sony technologies throughout Xperia Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 Compact review

“Awesome phone!!!!! The design, the feel, the function, everything is spot on 🙂 i come from samsung galaxy, iphone5&6 and microsoft lumia and for me this is such a great little masterpiece. My wife has iphone6 and she asked can we swap phones, guess what i answered? No THANKS!! :D”

By Niko, April 06 12:46

Dive into new experiences

The Xperia Z3 Compact is designed to enhance your life – no matter where life takes you. With the highest waterproof rating*, the Xperia Z3 Compact can handle dips in the sink, calls in the rain and pictures in any weather.

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Conveniently compact

When your day is full of adventure – or your hands are full of shopping – you’ll be happy with the convenient size of the Xperia Z3 Compact. It’s never bulky to take with you and is easy to use with one hand.


A better smartphone camera – for your best times

The greatest times aren’t always in the brightest light. Years of Sony camera expertise have been brought to the Xperia Z3 Compact, to deliver unparalleled low-light capability. Thanks to Cyber-shot and Handycam technologies you can record stunning videos on the move and take crisp shots under any conditions.

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Get creative with your snaps

Want to take your shots to the next level? Tap into our unique camera apps. Unleash your inner artist with Creative effects, share a movie of your photos with Movie creator or send a personalised greeting with AR fun.

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Extend your charge

Whether you’re headed for an unexpected night out, or working late unexpectedly, you can make sure your battery lasts throughout by switching on Battery STAMINA Mode.

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up to 2 days battery life

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up to 110h music

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up to 10 hours HD video

Unrivalled entertainment. Wherever you are.

The Xperia Z3 Compact brings you high-quality entertainment on-the-go. Tap the Movies App and watch a blockbuster on your balcony, hear every beat as it was meant to be heard with Hi-Res Audio, and block out distractions with Digital Noise Cancelling support.

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Feel part of the action

The Xperia Z3 Compact’s super-bright and crisp display makes everything you watch more vivid. And the contrast technology means you won’t miss the details, even in full sunlight.

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Play where you want

When it’s too nice to stay in, or when someone else wants the TV, you can take your game with you. PS4™ Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 Compact brings real PS4 gaming to a smartphone. Access your PS4 console via your home Wi-Fi network and play your favourite games with your DUALSHOCK®4 controller in any room.

Quick specs

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  • 4.6” display 720×1280
  • TRILUMINOS™ for mobile
  • Live Colour LED
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  • Hi-Res Audio
  • Digital Noise Cancelling
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  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801
  • Quad-core 2.5 GHz
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  • 2600 mAh
  • Battery STAMINA mode
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  • 4G/LTE
  • Wi-Fi
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  • IP 65/68
  • Submersion to 1.5m*
  • Dust tight

Take your Xperia Z3 Compact further

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Personalise and protect

Protect your phone and make a style statement. This innovative and protective cover comes in four colours and lets you see your messages or control your music without opening your phone.

Check out the Style Cover Window SCR26

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Live smarter with SmartWear

SmartWear helps you stay on top of the moments that matter. Keep track of the things you love with ease and control your world as you wish. Have fun, look good, live smart.

Which SmartWear will you wear?


Discover the Z3 Series

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The impossibly slim and waterproof smartphone

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The 8.1″ lightweight tablet with full-sized performance

Meet Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Keep the things you want and discover lots more to love - with a great smartphone from Sony

Switching is easy

Whether you’re on Android or iOS, bring everything with you when you switch to Sony.

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Xperia in Business

Discover the benefits of Xperia and see how it can help you unlock the potential in your business. Our premium devices provide you with everything you need and more to maintain the perfect work-life balance anytime, anywhere.

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*The Xperia Z3 Compact is waterproof and protected against dust as long as you follow a few simple instructions: all ports and attached covers are firmly closed; you can’t take the phone deeper than 1.5m of water and for longer than 30 minutes; and the water should be fresh water. Casual use in chlorinated pools is permitted provided it’s rinsed in fresh water afterwards. No seawater and no salt water pools. Abuse and improper use of device will invalidate warranty. The phone has an Ingress Protection rating of IP65 and IP68. To see what this means and for more information see

** Battery life has been measured against Sony Mobile Communications AB’s smartphone usage profile, defined in September 2014 to represent the typical smartphone user’s active condition, including but not limited to a range of usage scenarios (calling, texting, web browsing, social networking, game playing, music listening, picture taking, picture browsing, online video watching, video recording and playback).