Compact design that stands the test of time
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.
Waterproof* and dust tight
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 (Ingress Protection) rating
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.
Snap away with a waterproof smartphone
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.
Sharp shots with less noise
The large 1/2.3” Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor ensures smooth, clear capturing with true-to-life details.
A larger sensor and the highest ISO
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.
4K – Ultra high-definition video recording
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.
Discover all the pre-installed apps
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.
More camera apps to download
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.
The only smartphone with PS4™ Remote Play
Exclusive to Xperia smartphones and tablets, PS4™ Remote Play gives you access to your PS4 games anywhere in your home.*
PS4 Remote Play – leave the sofa behind
Don’t let your console decide 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 DUALSCHOCK®4 controller. Pick up the battle where you left off, or start a new one away from your console.
Meet our ground-breaking two-day* battery
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.
Battery STAMINA Mode – Go even further
How can you improve on a good thing? Activate Battery STAMINA Mode and keep your battery going for longer – without major compromises.
Extended standby mode
Want to make standby last four times as long? Switch on Extended standby mode. When you’re not using the display, your apps and functions will be intuitively turned off, but you’ll still receive calls, texts, alarms and your choice of app notifications. Press the power button and everything is up and running again.
Extended usage mode
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.
Ultra STAMINA Mode – Squeeze out every drop
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
Incredible speed and power
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. And since the asynchronous processor makes sure that each core is powered independently, you get the precise amount of power when you need it, without wasting power when you don’t.
Ultra-fast LTE/4G technology
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:
(1) Gaming graphics performance
Snapdragon™ 801 vs Snapdragon™ 800
(2) Camera sensor processing speed
Snapdragon™ 801 vs Snapdragon™ 800
Our brightest display yet
Xperia Z3 Compact raises the bar in brightness, with display luminosity that goes above and beyond what you’re used to. Combined with Sony’s intuitive contrast enhancement technology, viewing is sharp even in bright sunlight.
Always a great viewing angle
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.
TRILUMINOS Display for mobile and Live Colour LED
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.
Razor-sharp images with X-Reality™ for mobile
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.
Get more out of every beat and note
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.
Music like it was meant to be heard
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.
Block out the noise
Xperia Z3 Compact comes with built-in Digital Noise Cancelling technology that reduces exterior noise by up to 98% when paired with the MDR-NC31EM headset. The technology removes the lower-frequency parts of the noise, preventing the high-frequency part of it from reaching the ear. This way, a noisy bus or a busy shopping centre won’t stand in the way of a great listening experience.
(1) Noise sound wave
(2) Inverted, anti-sound wave
Life logging made simple
All it takes is a simple touch to connect your Xperia Z3 Compact with any piece of Sony SmartWear.
Touch to connect your Xperia Android device with your NFC-enabled SmartWear. Get notifications, control your music and more directly from your SmartWear, while life logging everywhere you go.
Play the music on your Android device through a wireless NFC-enabled Sony speaker or Sony wireless headphones.
View photos from your Android device on your TV. To activate screen mirroring, simply touch your Android device with the BRAVIA® TV remote.
Share photos, music and more between two Android devices. Or between your Android device and an NFC-enabled laptop, with just a single touch to the other device.
Whether you take pictures with your smartphone, tablet or camera, you can now store them in the same place. The Sony Personal Content Station™ is a wireless hub for photos and videos.
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 2.2 MP for camera capture
- Pulsed LED flash
- SteadyShot™ – video stabilisation
- Superior Auto – automatic scene selection
- HDR for photos and films
- Burst mode
- Social live**
- Image stabiliser
- 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, WebP
- Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
- Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, WebM
- GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
- UMTS HSPA (3G)
- LTE (4G) (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******
- Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
- Adreno 330 GPU
Memory and storage
- 2 GB RAM
- Up to 16 GB flash memory*****
- Up to 128 GB microSD™ (card slot, SDXC supported)
- Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
- Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software
- xLoud™ Experience
- DSEE HX
- High-res audio
- Audio recording, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
- Audio playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, FLAC, Matroska, SMF, XMF, Mobile XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, MP3, WAV, OGG, ASF
- Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology
- 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC)
- DLNA Certified®
- Native USB tethering
- Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™**
- USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
- Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
- ANT+ wireless technology