The mid-range Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is powered with a powerful Snapdragon 801 processor with 4 processing cores clocked at 2.4GHz and 2GB of RAM, making it a flagship. If there was a full HD display then it was really a flagship device of the market.

Xperia Z3 compact

The camera configuration of the device is also pretty high as it consists of 20.7-megapixel main Camera with autofocus and LED flash pulse makes great pictures in any environment, including shooting at close range and at night (sensitivity 12 800 ISO, matrix Exmos RS 1 / 2.3).

List of all available modes appears by pressing the icons below the buttons shooting. There are over 10 preset options, and you can download new ones. Among the new options is Sound Photo (picture with audio), AR Entertainment (new drawing objects), with a person (insert person in the picture), multi-camera (shooting multiple devices from different angles).

Photos and videos with effects stored in separate subfolders within the folder DCIM / Xperia. Shooting video is made with a maximum resolution of 4K – 3840 x 2160 pixels, if enabled in the appropriate mode. Before recording smartphone warns that turns off in case of overheating. Such cases have been recorded. A minute recording takes about 400 MB of memory, whereas the usual 1080p – 120-130. The video quality allows you to watch them on your TV with wide screen.

Wireless interfaces

The smartphone contains all modern interfaces. NFC module is working correctly and recognizes transport cards. In the settings menu there is a “wallet” for the respective applications. Bluetooth also perform well. 3G and LTE, works pretty well. Successfully and easily completed and tasks such as wireless control a Sony TV via TV SideView application and video playback on your TV via DLNA another brand.

For phone part of the device have no complaints. The voice is clearly heard: as applied noise reduction technology, improve the caller’s voice; there is an equalizer and slowing of speech (useful when dealing with talkers). The radio module is a powerful connection is not lost, even in difficult conditions.

The only thing you can complain about – the use of nano-SIM. Smartphone rings loud, but not annoying, it can be heard in almost any conditions.

Battery life 

Sony writes about “two days’ work on the basis of laboratory studies on the basis of the average user behavior” (phew!). Obviously, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact unlikely to buy as “just a simple fun”, but how to calculate the average time activity? Manufacturer announces five hours of use per day smartphone, including various activities (calls, messages, internet, social networks, games, camera, music and video), but how they are distributed in time and share in total – is unknown. But results shows that it works for 2 days only if average use, if you would play heavy games, watch movies and record from camera continuously then its battery will vanish in 7 hours.

Battery life is always a concern when buying a smartphone, recently launched fast charge is just factor to overcome the problem, but actual problem is with the more efficient solutions, let’s see if Sony engineers would implement some revolutionary battery in Sony Xperia Z5 or next generation device.