Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony’s Xperia Z3 compact also known as the Z3c is the company’s first ‘compact’ phone that does not compromise from the original version unlike most ‘smaller’ version android phones, being the Xperia Z3. The Xperia Z3 on its own is equally a valuable phone to look at when buying a new Android phone, but the Xperia Z3 Compact or Z3c is simply the better of the two for a lot of reasons. Both have the Snapdragon 801 and a 20.1 Megapixel camera sensor. Both phones are also waterproof and designed to last most users at least 2 days under normal usage without any of the power saving modes that Sony has implemented in their Xperia line of phones. What Makes the Xperia Z3c so great is that it essentially packs all of the features and performance of the Xperia Z3 in a 4.7″ very comfortable body rather than the 5.2″ body that may feel too large for some. Nobody is talking about going back to the 4″ tiny phone days of the iPhone 5s and older but 4.7″ is absolutely perfect for a phone and Sony and Apple both know it.
After all, the iPhone 6 is also a 4.6″ display. The other thing that makes the Z3c so great is the fact that it has almost the exact same battery size as the Xperia Z3, but it has a much more power economical 4.6″ 720P display. This lack of resolution may bother some and if they don’t like it they can get an Xperia Z3 and have an almost identical experience. But the reality is that a 4.6″ phone with a 720P display still looks very sharp. Albeit not as sharp as the LG G3’s 5.5″ 2560 x 1440 display, but it is still very sharp and much sharper than most Android phone displays. The other thing that makes the Xperia Z3 compact so great is the fact that it is also a fair bit cheaper than the Xperia Z3 or any of the other flagship Android phones at places like Amazon for around $500, a whole $150 less than most of the flagship Android phones. However, you can find a lot of those phones for cheaper now as well since they launched in the first half of 2014.