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    Claims and Test Results

    The claims on these pages are mainly based on results from tests conducted by Strategy Analytics, an independent global company specialising in market analysis. In some cases, tests were also conducted in laboratories at Sony Mobile Communications Inc.

    All claims were verified at the time of testing. However, as the mobile landscape changes quickly and new phone models are released on a continuous basis, we cannot guarantee that all claims are still valid as you read this. Please see the date specified at the bottom of each claim and test specification for reference.

    For more information on Strategy Analytics, please visit the Strategy Analytics homepage.

    Up to 2 Day Battery Life

    During battery performance testing conducted between July and September 2014 in a laboratory under active use conditions reflective of the Typical Smartphone User by Sony Mobile Communications Inc., the Z3 lasted at least 48 hours on average until battery exhaustion.

    • Battery performance testing reflective of a Typical Smartphone User usage profile involved using the device for approximately 5 hours in a 24-hour period, for a range of typical usage scenarios (calling, texting, web, social networking, games, camera, music and video). Default settings were applied for the device during battery performance testing including display brightness of 100 Nits and Battery stamina mode off.
    • Typical Smartphone User usage profile. This involved using the device for approximately 5 hours in a 24-hour period, for a range of typical usage scenarios (calling, texting, web, social networking, games, camera, music and video).

    The only smartphone with PS4™ Remote Play

    Functionality available on the Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact starting from November 2014. PlayStation®4 System, DUALSHOCK®4, Sony Entertainment Network and high speed internet connection required. Some games may not support this feature

    World’s best technology in a Compact Smartphone*

    The *Xperia™ Z3 Compact is a waterproof (in compliance with IP65/68), slim (8.65 mm), 4.6-inch smartphone featuring a 20.7 MP camera with 4k video capture and ISO 12,800, powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8974AC 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. Strategy Analytics define a Compact Smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of less than 5 inches.

    Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 26th August 2014. For more information on Strategy Analytics go to Strategy Analytics SpecTrax

    World’s most powerful (waterproof/Android) Compact smartphone*

    World’s Fastest Processor in a Compact Smartphone

    World’s Most Powerful Compact Smartphone

    World’s Fastest Processor in a Compact Smartphone

    The *Xperia Z3 Compact features Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 processor which is a 2.5 GHz quad-core processor with Adreno 330 and is partnered by 2GB RAM. There are no other compact smartphones (display size less than 5 inches) with such a high specification. Currently the closest competitor to the Z3 Compact is Samsung’s G9098, the Samsung Z and the Vertu Signature Touch, all with 2.3 GHz quad-core processors. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 801 is the fastest processor currently available in a Compact Smartphone. The Snapdragon 805 has recently been seen in a Korea-specific variant of the Samsung Galaxy S5. However, with a display size of 5.1 inches it is not considered a Compact Smartphone.

    Based on the results of processor benchmarking and specifications comparison for the Xperia™ Z3 Compact and HTC One Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C (the “Leading Premium Compact Smartphones” as defined by Strategy Analytics as being the top selling smartphones globally with a display size of less than 5 inches and a retail launch price >€ 300). The Xperia Z3 Compact is powered by Qualcomm’s MSM8974AC 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM. Strategy Analytics define a Compact Smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of less than 5 inches. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service as of 26th August 2014. For more information on Strategy Analytics go to Strategy Analytics SpecTrax

    World’s highest resolution camera and camcorder in a compact smartphone*

    World's highest resolution camera in a waterproof smartphone

    *Sony continues to dominate the waterproof (IPX8) smartphone imaging space – no other vendor currently offers 20.7 MP imaging for waterproof or water-resistant handsets. The closest competitors are the Fujitsu F-02D and Sharp AQUOS phones with 16.3 MP sensors. Neither of these however are available on global distribution, unlike the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and its predecessor Z1 Compact.

    The Xperia Z3 Compact is a waterproof (in compliance with IP65/68), slim (8.65 mm), 4.6-inch, Android smartphone featuring a 20.7 MP camera with 4k video capture and ISO 12,800. Strategy Analytics define a Compact Smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of less than 5 inches. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 26th August 2014. For more information on Strategy Analytics go to Strategy Analytics SpecTrax

    World’s first compact smartphone with 4k video capture*

    World’s first Compact Smartphone with 4K video capture

    *The Xperia Z3 Compact introduces 4k video capture to the Compact Smartphone line. This is the first device to feature ultra high definition video recording – normally seen in the larger flagship handsets from main vendors. Sony have introduced low light sensitivity into Z3 Compact’s camera with ISO 12,800 available in Superior Auto Mode. This is the highest ISO rating in a smartphone camera and a world’s first.

    The Xperia Z3 Compact is a waterproof (in compliance with IP65/68), slim (8.65 mm), 4.6-inch, Android smartphone featuring a 20.7 MP camera with 4k video capture and ISO 12,800. Strategy Analytics define a Compact Smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of less than 5 inches. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 26th August 2014. For more information on Strategy Analytics go to Strategy Analytics SpecTrax

    World’s most light sensitive/highest ISO rating in a Compact Smartphone*

    World’s most light sensitive Compact Smartphone camera

    *Sony have introduced low light sensitivity into the Z3 Compact’s camera with ISO 12,800 available in Superior Auto Mode. This is the highest ISO rating in a smartphone camera and a world’s first.

    The Xperia Z3 Compact is a waterproof (in compliance with IP65/68), slim (8.65 mm), 4.6-inch, Android smartphone featuring a 20.7 MP camera with 4k video capture and ISO 12,800. Strategy Analytics define a Compact Smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of less than 5 inches. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX service as of 26th August 2014. For more information on Strategy Analytics go to Strategy Analytics SpecTrax

    World’s sharpest 4.6-inch smartphone display*

    World’s best camera and camcorder in a Compact (waterproof) smartphone

    The Sony Xperia Z3 offers 4k video combined with a 20.7 MP camera sensor. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha also brings 4k video capture to the Compact Smartphone segment; however the camera sensor resolution is 12 MP compared to the Z3 Compact’s 20.7 MP.
    Nokia’s Lumia 1020 is also considered a Compact Smartphone and does have a much higher resolution image sensor at 41 MP; however the device is only capable of Full HD video capture. Being a Windows Phone, Nokia’s Lumia could be voided by qualifying the claim with Android. However this is not necessary with the combined claims given above.

    3. The Xperia™ Z3 Compact is a waterproof (in compliance with IP65/68), slim (8.6 mm), 4.6-inch, Android smartphone featuring a 20.7 MP camera with 4k video capture and ISO 12,800. Strategy Analytics define a Compact Smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of less than 5 inches. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service as of 19th September 2014. For more information on Strategy Analytics results go to: www.sonymobile.com/testresults/ For more on waterproof go to: www.sonymobile.com/durability

    World’s first Compact Smartphone camera with ISO 12800

    Sony have introduced low light sensitivity into the Z3 Compact’s camera with ISO 12,800 available in Superior Auto Mode. This is the highest ISO rating seen in smartphones cameras outside of Japan.
    Fujitsu and NEC also offer ISO 12,800 in 3 smartphones exclusive to the Japanese market.

    4. Outside of Japan. The Xperia™ Z3 Compact features a 20.7 MP camera with 4k video capture and ISO 12,800. Strategy Analytics define a Compact Smartphone as a smartphone with a display size of less than 5 inches. Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service as of 19th September 2014. For more information on Strategy Analytics results go to: www.sonymobile.com/testresults/

    The Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact gives you the world’s brightest display of the Leading Premium Compact Smartphones

    Based on the results of display brightness testing of the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact, HTC One mini 2, Apple iPhone 5C, Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S4 mini (being the “Leading Premium Compact Smartphones” as defined by Strategy Analytics as top selling smartphones globally with a display size of less than 5 inches and a retail launch price >300EUR). Research was conducted by Strategy Analytics on 26th August 2014.

    The Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact gives you the Best Sound Quality of the Leading Premium Compact Smartphones

    In testing with two audio tracks, the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact performed better than other Leading Premium Compact Smartphones in sound quality:
    – Using ‘Calvin Harris’, the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact outperformed other leading devices for Frequency Response, Dynamic Range, Total Harmonic Distortion, and Intermodulation Distortion
    In this scenario the HTC One mini2 produced the best results for Signal- to-Noise Ratio,
    – Using ‘Missquerada’, the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact outperformed other leading devices for Frequency Response, Signal- to-Noise Ratio, and
    In this scenario the Apple iPhone 5S produced the best results for Total Harmonic Distortion and Intermodulation Distortion

    Based on the results of audio performance testing of the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact, HTC One Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C (being the “Leading Premium Compact Smartphones” as defined by Strategy Analytics as top selling smartphones globally with a display size of less than 5 inches and a retail launch price >300EUR). Research was conducted by Strategy Analytics on 22nd August 2014.

    The Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact gives you the Best Image Quality of the Leading Premium Compact Smartphones

    In 78% of cases (across the five image scenarios assessed) consumers preferred* the image captured by the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact.
    – “Preferred” means that the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact image received the highest rating (or joint highest rating) of the five images rated by an individual consumer for a specific scenario.

    The Sony Xperia ™ Z3 Compact gives you the Best Quality Pictures in Low-light of the Leading Premium Compact Smartphones

    On average, consumers rated all images captured by the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact as 4.3/5 for ‘overall image quality’.
    – By comparison, all competitors were rated 3.1/5 on average or less.

    The Sony Xperia ™ Z3 Compact gives you the Best Image Quality in Rapid-motion Scenarios of the Leading Premium Compact Smartphones

    In 85% of cases, consumers rated images captured by the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact as either “Good (4/5)” or “Very Good (5/5)”.
    – By comparison, images captured by competitor devices were rated good or very good in 41% of cases or less.

    *Based on the results of a blind assessment by 207 UK consumers of images captured by the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact, HTC One Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C (being the “Leading Premium Compact Smartphones” as defined by Strategy Analytics as top selling smartphones globally with a display size of less than 5 inches and a retail launch price >300EUR). Research was conducted by Strategy Analytics between 11th and 12th August 2014.

    The Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact gives you the World’s Best Processor Performance of the Leading Premium Compact Smartphones

    The Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact outperformed the other Leading Premium Compact Smartphones in this assessment
    – Our overall index results gave the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact a score of 92. By comparison, the index score for the nearest competitor – the Apple iPhone 5s – was 88.

    The Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact achieved the highest benchmark score of the Leading Premium Compact Smartphones in testing with 3DMark, and in multi-core testing with Geekbench 3
    – The Apple iPhone 5s achieved the highest score in single-core testing with Geekbench 3

    Based on the results of processor performance testing of the Sony Xperia™ Z3 Compact, HTC One Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C (being the “Leading Premium Compact Smartphones” as defined by Strategy Analytics as top selling smartphones globally with a display size of less than 5 inches and a retail launch price >300EUR). Research was conducted by Strategy Analytics on 22nd August 2014.

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    Based on the results of processor benchmarking and specifications comparison for the Xperia™ Z3 Compact and HTC One Mini 2, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Apple iPhone 5S and Apple iPhone 5C (the “Leading Premium Compact Smartphones” as defined by Strategy Analytics as being the top selling smartphones globally with a display size of less than 5 inches and a retail launch price >€ 300). Specifications verified by Strategy Analytics’ SpecTRAX Service as of 26th August 2014.