Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs leaked: 4.5in, 2GB RAM, 20.7MP, 2.5GHz QS801

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs leaked: 4.5in, 2GB RAM, 20.7MP, 2.5GHz QS801The Sony Xperia Z family already has five members, and just as we’re getting used to having the Xperia Z2 around, we’re told to brace for the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.

A spanking new Sony Xperia Z3 Compact spec leak suggests it’ll pick up where the Z1 Compact (above) left off, though as a “mini” phone, it’s not quite as impressive.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: the 4.3in Sony Xperia Z1 Compact remains the best example of a mini phone to date, essentially being a smaller version of the Xperia Z1, and compromising only on resolution.

But looking at these Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs (thanks @DooMLoRD_XDA), we have a 4.5in display for starters, which arguably grinds against the whole “Compact” concept. What was wrong with 4.3in?

There’s no mention of Sony Xperia Z3 Compact resolution here, but if it’s 720p, you’re actually looking at a lower PPI rating than the Xperia Z1 Compact, since those 720 x 1280 pixels are spread over a larger area. Is it too much to hope for 1080p?

Continuing down the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact spec sheet, we have 2GB of RAM - same as the Xperia Z1 Compact, and a 20.7MP rear camera - same as the Xperia Z1 Compact. Hmm.

Which means the only thing worth getting excited about is the presence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, a step up from the Z1 Compact's QS800 at 2.2GHz. But what about the spanking new Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, man?

On the whole, assuming these Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs are on the money, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed, but still, these are pretty much the best specs you’re going to find on a 4.5in phone.

The larger Sony Xperia Z3 is tipped to launch at IFA 2014 in September. It’s not clear if the Xperia Z3 Compact will join it, or wait till CES 2015 in the New Year.

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Marekj  Jul. 5, 2014 at 19:13

Compact is a relative, rather than absolute term. The Z1 compact isn't significantly more compact that the Nexus 5, but it is a whole lot smaller than the regular Z1.

i'd be interested in seeing official sales figures for the Z1C, as whilst there was seemingly a clamour for a compact flagship, the rumours suggest lukewarm sales. I've certainly never seen one in the wild, with the exception of my own. . .

krogothnx  Jul. 7, 2014 at 17:26

remember the z2 managed to shove a .2" bigger screen in pretty much the same body as the Z1 by slimming bezels - i would bet this would be doing exactly the same.

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