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Xperia™ Z3 Compact

Do more than you thought possible

Uncompromised performance in a compact, waterproof cell phone

“Sony’s powerful new Xperia Z3 Compact is a 4.6” cell phone to give the iPhone 6 nightmares.” on Twitter, September 4, 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 has a premium, waterproof design
  • Xperia Z3 Compact is crafted with premium materials


  • 4.55oz


  • 5 x 2.55 x 0.34in


  • 4.6" HD (1280x720 pixels)

On the inside

  • Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core


  • 20.7MP camera with auto focus
  • 2.2 MP front-facing camera
  • ISO 12800


  • 2600 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 14 hours***
  • Standby time: up to 920 hours***
  • Music listening time: Up to 110 hours***
  • Video playback time: Up to 10 hours***


  • Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)****

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Camera and video

  • 20.7 megapixel camera with auto focus
  • 8x digital zoom
  • IS0 12800 maximum
  • Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
  • 4k video recording
  • Front-facing camera, HD 1080p for video chat, and 2.2MP for camera capture
  • Pulsed LED flash
  • SteadyShot™ – video stabilization
  • Superior Auto – automatic scene selection
  • HDR for photos and movies
  • Burst mode
  • Social live**
  • Image stabilizer
  • Geotagging – add location info to your photos
  • Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Image capture, supported file format: JPEG
  • Image playback, supported file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and WebP
  • Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
  • Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, and WebM


  • UMTS HSPA (3G)
  • 4G/LTE (not available in all markets)

Display and design

  • 4.6" display (1280x720 pixels)
  • TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
  • X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine


  • PlayStation® certified
  • PS4 Remote Play******
  • UKW-Radio mit RDS

Processor (CPU)

  • Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
  • Adreno 330 GPU

Memory and storage

  • 2GB RAM
  • Up to 16GB flash memory*****
  • Up to 128GB microSD™ (card slot, SDXC supported)


  • Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
  • Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software
  • xLoud™ Experience
  • High-res audio
  • Audio recording, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, and AMR
  • Audio playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, FLAC, Matroska, SMF, XMF, Mobile XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, MP3, WAV, OGG, and ASF


  • aGPS**
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology
  • 3.5mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC)
  • DLNA Certified®
  • NFC
  • Native USB tethering
  • Synchronization via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™, and SyncML™**
  • USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
  • Wi-Fi® and Wi-Fi Hotspot functionality
  • ANT+ wireless technology

** This service is not available in all markets.

*** Values are according to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique as performed in controlled laboratory conditions. Actual time may vary.

**** 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 4.9ft of fresh water for up to 30 minutes, in compliance with IP68.

***** Memory comprises of approximately 4GB of firmware, plus 12GB of “Internal Storage” for downloaded applications, music, pictures, movies, and some application data.

******Functionality available on the Sony Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, starting from November, 2014. PS4 System, DUALSHOCK®4, Sony Entertainment Network, and high speed internet connection required. Some games may not support this feature.