Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Silver Samurai

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Silver Samurai

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Silver Samurai
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Lonely peak in the compact segment. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Lonely peak in the compact segment. Note: This phone is tested again after new mobile testing procedures from February 2015, the report has been adjusted.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Strong successor
The new Z3 Compact dissolves only in January in Germany published from the Z1 Compact. It is less than a year between the two models (a Compact Z2 there was never, incidentally). Nevertheless, there are major differences. The Z3 Compact has been improved in many respects and draws the predecessors already at sea and the display housing from. The new Compact is lighter and slimmer than its predecessor, but has a larger screen. Sony uses the front surface from perfect. In addition, the 4.6-inch screen dissolves in HD and with 591.5 cd / m² without ambient light emits extremely bright. Like the big Xperia Z3 of bluish current white point is the only weakness of the beautiful Sony screens. A new design element is the milky plastic frame. The back is made of hardened mineral glass, so it should not be so prone to scratches like the plastic back of its predecessor. The valves for microSD slot and Nano-SIM include clean and can also be easily opened thanks to small indentations. The phone casing meets the IP standard 68. This makes the smartphone dustproof and enables "continuous immersion". Sony sold the smartphone with 16 GB of internal memory for 410 euros. Due to the strong performance a really good relative price.

 New plastic frame. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: clear sound, award suspicious perseverance
The little Sony smartphone with the stereo front speakers is a powerful sound sensation especially with the connected headset. The music player convinces with clear sound, deep bass and very high maximum volume. During a telephone conversation you hear the other party is always good. The voice from the line acts close and natural. In the new rating "Telephone & Sound", the Z3 Compact thus points crass. An extra praise deserved for exceptional battery life of Z3 Compact. Because despite his enormously bright screens it achieved online term of 8:23 hours with full screen brightness. By comparison, the iPhone 6 manages with minimal larger, but less bright display only at 5:49 hours. The telephone-term of the Z3 is small with 8:31 hours also very good, only the charging time is 2:34 hours with a little above average.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Camera & Connectivity
Sony built again the 20.7-megapixel sensor, but turns to the screws. When daylight and artificial light, we get great images with realistic colors. Especially the sharpness that we measure using our camera charts is amazing. In low light and complete darkness with flash, the camera can not produce optimal sharp pictures, the pictures are also very noisy. The physical trigger for the camera has a good tactile feedback, Feedback's per vibration. The Z3 triggers with auto focus by half a second. The maximum resolution of the camcorder is 3840 x 2160 pixels. So you can record video in 4K quality. The Z3 Compact has a large amount of interfaces. Apart from the usual physical slots offers the smartphone Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, Wi-Fi ac and PS4 Remote Play. You can tune the image output from your PlayStation 4 stream to your mobile. Is controlled by a PS controller. Screen mirroring via Miracast and the TV stick Chromecast are also supported.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: access to Sony's Xperia Diensten.Sony Z3 Compact: access to Sony's services. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Android with Sony UI. Sony delivers the Compact with the current Android version 4.4.4. The system runs smoothly, stable and has a lot of features. Widgets choose after a long pressure on the home screen, enter different styles of UI your smartphone a completely new look. The settings are clearly, shortcuts, click the drop down menu. The app launcher is sortable by alphabet or popular applications. Sony grabs his services as Video Unlimited or the Xperia Lounge with a. You get exclusive offers and have access to your purchased via other platforms media.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: Top Performance
In small phone casing a strong power CPU works. The Snapdragon 801 with four cores and 2.5 GHz clock speed is usually found only in large high-end mobile phones. In Compact, it provides along with 2 GB of RAM from an excellent idea. The Compact runs smoothly and fast, all apps start afloat. It is one of the highest performance smartphones on the market. And also on the Web, because the Compact supports HSPA + and LTE of category 4.

An alternative to high quality Compact, the Galaxy S5 Mini. Although it is less valent, but also a very handy smartphone with good facilities. The battery life is weaker than the Z3 Compact, but still good. The 4.5-inch HD display benefits from the AMOLED technology and shows deep blacks and vivid colors. However, it is significantly darker than the screen of the Z3 Compact. A brisk pace of work, a comprehensive software package, and the heart rate monitor and the fingerprint reader make the Galaxy a good choice. A big advantage of the whole somewhat inferior S5 Mini is the significantly lower rate. It currently costs around 295 euros.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
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Price: 410 Euro
Housing handy, high-quality and proof according to IP 68
Very bright HD display
Rapid work pace
Good camera with 4K camcorder
Excellent battery life
LTE Cat4, WLAN ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD slot
Android 4.4.4 with Sony UI
Camera at night only average
Leaderboards Placement:
Rank 4/77
very good (94.2%)
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Independent tests since 1978
Value for money: 90%
Battery: 84%
Facilities: 96.7%
Display: 90.1%
Digital Camera: 89.9%
Performance & use: 99.4%
Telephone & Sound: 99.1%

Conclusion: In the test the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact conquered the Silver. Making it the best compact smartphone in the test. High-quality workmanship, long battery life, a beaming bright display and many other hardware and software features ensure massive points on the account of the Compact. 
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