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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Specifications

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Qualcomm Adreno 330, Core: 578 MHz
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
4.6 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, TRILUMINOS-Display for mobile, picture processor X-Reality for mobile, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, , 12 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combined stereo jack, Card Reader: microSDXC slot (up to 128 GB), Sensors: Movement sensor, Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass, Barometer, MHL 3.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0, GSM Quad-band (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS Penta-band (850/900/1700/1900/2100), LTE Deca-band (700/700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600)
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.64 x 127.3 x 64.9 ( = 0.34 x 5.01 x 2.56 in)
Battery
10 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 14 h
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: Back: 20.7 MP, AF, LED-flash, Videos 2160p, Front: 2.2 MP, Videos 1080p
Additional features
Speakers: Front-facing stereo speakers, §D surround sound technology (VPT), Sony Clear Audio+, xLoud, DSEE HX, high-resolution sound quality, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Headset, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
129 g ( = 4.55 oz / 0.28 pounds), Power Supply: 47 g ( = 1.66 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

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Average Score: 91.43% - very good
Average of 35 scores (from 54 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 88%, features: 82%, display: 84% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

91% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Generational leap. The successor of the Xperia Z1 Compact is called Xperia Z3 Compact – logical, right? Read our review to find out why the small sibling of the Xperia Z3 is a great smartphone, despite the confusing designation.
90% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Phone Review
Source: Our IT Department English
Overall, Sony has done a great job of making the Xperia Z3 Compact appealing to customers, thanks to its ability to keep sacrifices to a minimum when designing a smaller sized device. They squeeze a LOT into its water and dust proof little body. The company has also succeeded in maintaining the best specifications from the full-sized Z3.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Sony's little and large are two of the best Android tablets you can buy in 2015
Source: PC Advisor English
This is a case of horses for courses. The 8in form factor is great for reading, or watching and playing whilst on the move. If you need to stand up on your commute, for instance. Meanwhile Sony's 10in tablet is a stylish and powerful full-sized slate. If you are in the market for an Android tablet, Sony's devices are high-quality, fairly priced.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2015
90% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: Small But AWESOMELY Powerful
Source: Know Your Mobile English
It is an impressive update to the Xperia Z1 Compact and stands out amongst the miniature crowd. The display needs improving and the UI has some issues but overall the small package manages to pack a punch.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Review: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: PC Authority English
The Xperia Z3 Compact can’t quite match the very best smartphones we’ve seen over the past year when it comes to all-round performance, but then it doesn’t need to. Why? First, if you want flagship performance and features in a smaller package, it’s currently your only option other than the iPhone 6. Second, its $699 SIM-free price undercuts all of its larger-screened rivals by a huge margin.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 100%
Little big phone: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, a toothsome hand-fulla Android
Source: Reg Hardware English
For users who value pocketability and want a strong all-rounder with outstanding battery life, the Z3 Compact is really out there in a class of its own. Alas, the price is stubbornly high and there’s no sign of a fire sale yet.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/17/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: T3 English
The Z3 Compact isn't perfect, however, with the camera disappointing us despite its fancy specifications. The handset's habit of getting hot when in use is also a shame. We know that Sony is already working on the Z3 Compact's successor for a 2015 launch which will bring an improved camera and (we hope) improvements to prevent the phone from overheating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
iPhone 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact comparison: Sony's Compact flagship is much better value for money than the iPhone 6
Source: PC Advisor English
The iPhone 6 will appeal to fashionistas, lovers of the iOS ecosystem and those who aren't too concerned about how much they spend on their smartphone. For the more frugal among us, the Z3 Compact is the better option, and will also appeal more to keen smartphone photographers/videographers (though the iPhone 6 doesn't do a bad job here either), klutzes (me included), Android users, audiophiles and PlayStation gamers.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/08/2014
85% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review
Source: Techspot English
While the Xperia Z3 Compact is a very good device in its own right, it also succeeds because the lack of competition. At this stage I’d discount the Galaxy Alpha from the race, essentially leaving just the Z3 Compact and iPhone 6 as the main high-end competitors with smaller displays. The iPhone is actually larger than the Z3 Compact, and while it features a nicer build and better hardware in some cases, iOS will be a turn off for those wanting to stay (or join) the Android ecosystem.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Living with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Damn, Sony's phones are getting good
Source: Computerworld.com English
All things considered, the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact provide some of the best all-around experiences you can get with Android right now. They offer unusual features like distinctive glass-centric designs and fully waterproof constructions that allow for underwater photography. And whether underwater or on dry ground, their cameras are truly top-notch and capable of capturing some of the finest photos you can get from a smartphone today.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact video review: Smaller, cheaper and better than Sony's flagship Z3
Source: PC Advisor English
With almost everything which the full-size Z3 offers at a lower price, the Xperia Z3 Compact is a great buy and not only the best mini device we've seen but one of the best smartphones around. We award four and a half stars and our Recommended award.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Z3 Compact, much like its big Z3 brother, is undoubtedly a great phone and the best of the new 'mini' smartphones. Screen quality aside, it crams in all of those great qualities of the Xperia Z3 and, at £430, is cheaper as well. Against the competition in the same £400-ish price range, you're looking at the S5 Mini, the One Mini 2 and even the iPhone 6. It definitely outperforms the HTC and Samsung phones, despite not matching the One Mini 2’s sleek design. The iPhone 6 arguably offers a better all-round package, but can't match the Z3 Compact's battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia Z3 compact is great little smartphone offering pretty much everything available on the full-size Z3 (including PS4 Remote Play and High-Res audio) apart from a Full HD screen. The new design is thinner and lighter plus the display is bigger than previously. At £349, this is not only the best mini smartphone you can buy, it's one of the best smartphones around.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Apple iPhone 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Phone Arena English
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and the Apple iPhone 6 are two of the best smartphones for people looking for a reasonably sized mobile sidekick.The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has little competition in the Android market where most flagships are larger, but when comparing it to the iPhone 6, it goes short of breath in a couple of areas.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2014
Samsung Galaxy Alpha vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Phone Arena English
The Z3 Compact's extra design feature – its stereo speakers at the front – are arguably a more useful addition than Samsung's stand-out fingerprint scanner, too. The Galaxy Alpha also loses the battery life and call quality match, as well as the price battle – the Sony Z3 Compact is currently $150 cheaper than the Alpha, so you will be voting with your wallet as well.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
90% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: A better deal than the Z3 and most smartphones
Source: PC Advisor English
The Xperia Z3 compact is great little smartphone offering pretty much everything available on the full-size Z3 (including PS4 Remote Play and High-Res audio) apart from a Full HD screen. The new design is thinner and lighter plus the display is bigger than previously. At £349, this is not only the best mini smartphone you can buy, it's one of the best smartphones around.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review
Source: Droid-Life English
I really like the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. It probably isn’t my favorite phone of 2014, but it has been (mostly) a pleasure to use, thanks to its perfect size, awesome battery life, and impressive display. Its camera is capable of taking some really nice photos too, the performance issues I mentioned above aren’t deal breakers, and features like water and dust resistance help place it up there with the other flagships of 2014. By all means, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is a winner that Sony should be proud of and fans of small phones should consider.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
91% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: a small phone that packs a big punch
Source: Pocketnow English
After a week of using the Xperia Z3 Compact, we are left with a tiny phone that we actually like. That’s not something we’ve openly said about most other phones in this size range. OEMs are quick to shave away the great specs while not slashing the price so quickly, resulting in somewhat smaller phones that are sort of like their larger counterparts and marginally more affordable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80%
88% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Engadget English
Having spent a decent amount of time with the new Xperia Z3 Compact, I can easily recommend it as the best small Android smartphone. Low-light camera performance aside, it's got everything you want in a flagship handset, except maybe a fingerprint sensor or coffee maker, packed into a neat and portable package.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 88%
iPhone 6 vs. Galaxy Alpha vs. Xperia Z3 Compact: Three kings
Source: GSM Arena English
It's impossible to tally up a final score for this but that was never the point - as usual, the point is to help different users pick out the phone that's right for them. The super mini playground is not as empty as it once was and these three phones are excellent picks at three different price points. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the most affordable of the bunch so it celebrates each of its victories a little louder than the other two. The Apple iPhone 6 meanwhile is easily the most expensive one and has the most to prove, yet its fans are rarely swayed by such mundane details such as pricing.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/13/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Stuff TV English
If your hands can manage a bigger device there are smartphones around that offer bigger and more beautiful screens and cameras that are more point-and-shoot friendly, but for smaller-handed gadgeteers Sony's no-compromise Pocket Hercules will tick every box.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 90% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Time to step out of big brother's shadow?
Source: Techradar English
There's a lot to really like about the Xperia Z3 Compact. Though Sony seems to be putting out new Xperia Z models every six months, you get the feeling that with each iteration it is steadily improving the formula. Sony has also avoided offering a severely cut down version of its flagship device. Where other manufacturers will cut the specifications of the mini variants, the Xperia Z3 Compact keeps a lot of the features of the bigger Z3, making the compact an excellent choice if you fancy the Z3, but are not too sure about the large size of the handset.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Small and beautifully formed
Source: IT Pro Portal English
The biggest fans of the Xperia Z3 Compact are likely to be those who are already Sony fans, but you can ignore all the Sony tie-ins and still get a lot from this handset. The camera is easy to use and has lots of customisability, the screen is great for everything from looking at photos and web pages to watching movies and YouTube, there's lots of power and battery life is excellent. I'd have liked to see the screen resolution taken up a notch, but overall this is a pleasingly powerful hand-friendly phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Gadget Show English
Sony’s taken its proven formula of slimming down its flagship handset and sparing practically no expense with its hardware, unlike some other phone makers. The Z3 Compact is easily one of our favourite phones, and at a cheaper £400 price tag than the full-fat model, it’s well worth considering. Sony’s crafted its smallest, but best phone to date that feels solid in the hand and simply pops; using a phone with one hand and one thumb never felt better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: almost the perfect smartphone
Source: Androidbeat English
If you’re not that fussed over ultimate camera quality and if you’re prepared to work round the Sony store bloatware, then I can recommend this latest Z series iteration. The choice then comes down to whether to plump for this Z3 Compact or its larger sister device, the full Z3? The latter has the higher resolution, larger screen, slightly more RAM and the feel of cold hard metal on your fingers each morning – and some people simply must have the latest, greatest and biggest. But with all this comes significant extra size (an extra 2cm in length ) and significant extra cost.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2014
Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact comparison review: What's the difference?
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall, the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is not all that different from the Xperia Z1 Compact. The design is improved, the screen is a bit bigger, the processor is slightly better and the camera has been tweaked, but we'd suggest that none of those improvements are major. However, unless you can find the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for under £300, we'd recommend buying the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact for £349 for those slight improvements, extra durability and new features.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/26/2014
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Pocket Lint English
But it's that last thought; that lure to the larger screen that also highlights just how good the Z3 Compact is. Because whatever your preference, big or small, Sony is offering a choice without having to worry about sacrificing performance. Like the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact, the Z3 Compact is a great - and importantly a little - flagship handset. We're yet to see a better Android device at this size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review: The Mighty Miniature
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Xperia Z3 Compact represents a criminally under-exploited market segment and we're still waiting for competition to jump in. Maybe the strategy will catch on now that Apple has adopted it. It's high time that our fixation with huge screens was reined in, and for now, Sony has the only options in town on the Android side of the fence.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
78% Small in size big on performance
Source: Digital Trends English
Sony has managed to bring in the best mini Android smartphone yet again, but with a really high price. The Z3 Compact is a slight bump from the Z1 Compact and it definitely looks and feels better. The smartphone has an excellent camera, a bright display and a great battery life. Rather than calling it a mini version of a flagship device, we think that it is a flagship smartphone in itself for people want a powerful smartphone in a compact form factor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is an exceptional mid-range smartphone, and it's arguably the first 'mini' phone that truly lives up to the idea of delivering a flagship experience inside a smaller, cheaper chassis. It puts the rest of the mini market to shame, and its range-topping performance and incredible battery life even gives high-end smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (m8) and LG G3 cause for concern. It goes head-to-head with the Samsung Galaxy Alpha, and although that handset is arguably sleeker, the Xperia Z3 Compact smashes it in terms of battery life, performance and price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
90% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Xperia Z3 Compact takes the successful formula of the Z1 Compact and makes it better in practically every way: the glass panel contributes to a more premium feel, colors are livelier, and the handset is thinner, lighter and water-proof; it keeps the same petite dimensions, but gets a larger, 4.6” screen; the processor is the newer and faster Snapdragon 801; the camera is a good performer; and the battery is a class above most.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Recombu English
The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact isn’t just the best mini phone we’ve played with this year, it’s one of the very best smartphones that money can buy. Packing premium features and specs into a comfortable-to-fondle frame, the Z3 Compact offers an excellent user experience with next to no drawbacks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review: Not your usual suspect
Source: GSM Arena English
Although there obviously aren't many significant improvements in the Xperia Z3 Compact, it nevertheless brings a refreshed design and updates in key areas like display and battery life. Not only did Sony fix the screen's contrast degradation at an angle, which plagued the 4.3-inch IPS panel of the Z1 Compact, but it squeezed a 4.6-inch screen in the same size chassis, making it brighter along the way.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3 Compact comparison review: Is the mini Z3 too good?
Source: PC Advisor English
Sony has done a great job of making a mini version of its flagship smartphone so getting the Z3 Compact only really means a smaller screen and less money. In fact, unless you want the bigger screen of the Z3, it really makes no sense to buy it over the Compact. Sony might have done too good a job.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review – the little GIANT!
Source: TLBHD English
So yes, I like this one and I believe it’s also the go-to device if you plan on switching from an iPhone to Android and don’t mind paying for the best. But I’d really want to know what do you guys think about this Z3 Compact and whether you consider it a good buy or not. So make sure to leave your replies and opinions below, in the comments section, as well as your questions if you have any, I’ll be around to reply.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2014

Foreign Reviews

88% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 88% features: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
89% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 89% mobility: 88% ergonomy: 91%
90% Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact
Source: Guter Rat! - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: e-media - Heft 25/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: c't - Heft 01/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
99% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 99%
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
85% Schick, scharf und schnell
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 84% features: 95% display: 86% mobility: 71%
88% Sony Xperia Z3
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
87% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 22/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
Drei Tage ohne Strom
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
"Mini"-Smartphone mit mächtig Dampf
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2014
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact im Kamera-Test: Blitz-Problem vom Z1 Compact weg?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2014
96% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact im Test: Kleiner Kraftprotz zeigt's den Großen
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% features: 97% workmanship: 90% emissions: 98%
92% Kompaktes Smartphone mit viel Leistung
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 95% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
89% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Computerbild - Heft 20/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% features: 87%
87% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
97% Silver Samurai
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 68% mobility: 99%
100% Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
Source: e-media - Heft 20/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%

Comment

Model:

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact closely resembles its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z3 in all design aspects including the beautifully rounded bevel and the glossy back panel. Even the waterproof and dust resistant capabilities are kept with the device rated at IP65/IP68. There are also four colors to choose from; white, black, orange and green.

The 4.6 inch 1280 x 720 Pixel TFT panel delivers good color rendition and sharp images. The 129 gram device comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Adreno 330 graphics chip and up to 16 GB internal memory, depending on the model. Users can add up to another 128 GB storage using a microSD card with SDXC support.

There is a 20.7 MP rear-facing camera with pulsed LED flash and 8x digital zoom capability. A secondary front-facing camera rated at 2.2 MP is also available to ensure good quality video telecommunication. Powering the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is 2600 mAh cell which is embedded into the frame. This enables the device to have up to 14 hours of talk time or 110 hours of music listening time.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

4.6":

This is a typical smartphone diagonal.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.129 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


91.43%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Adreno 630, Snapdragon 845, 5.8", 0.236 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-09-14 (Update: 2014-09-14)