Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

53 Reasons why Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is better

than the average

1.A shade more battery power
2600mAhvs 2396mAh (the average)
vs 6020mAh (best: Gionee M6 Plus)
2.Significantly faster CPU clock speed
4 x 2.5GHzvs 4.2 x 1.5GHz (the average)
vs 10 x 2.5GHz (best: LeEco Le 2 Pro)
3.A tad higher pixel density
319ppivs 317ppi (the average)
vs 806ppi (best: Sony Xperia Z5 Premium Dual)
4.Substantially more megapixels (photo)
20.7MPvs 10.1MP (the average)
vs 41MP (best: Nokia Lumia 1020)
5.A bit more RAM memory
2GBvs 2GB (the average)
vs 6GB (best: ZTE Axon 7)
129gvs 146g (the average)
vs 68.9g (best: Microsoft Nokia 105)
7.Has branded damage resistant glass
Yesvs No (57% don't have it)
Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin and lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
8.6mmvs 9.3mm (the average)
vs 4.7mm (best: Coolpad Ivvi K1 Mini)
9.Has stereo speakers
Yesvs No (82% don't have it)
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound that surrounds the user from left and right side, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
10.Is dustproof and water resistant
Yesvs No (91% don't have it)
Dustproof / water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1m.
11.Noticeably faster downloads
150MBits/svs 112MBits/s (the average)
vs 600MBits/s (best: Samsung Galaxy Note 7)
12.Is DLNA certified
Yesvs No (60% don't have it)
All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
13.Has a dedicated camera button
Yesvs No (89% don't have it)
A dedicated camera button allows you to take snapshots more easily.
14.Noticeably better video recording quality
2,160 x 30fpsvs 1117 x 30.6fps (the average)
vs 1,080 x 120fps (best: Huawei Honor 8)
15.Has an IPS screen
Yesvs No (50% don't have it)
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.
16.Has NFC
Yesvs No (59% don't have it)
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
64.9mmvs 70.2mm (the average)
vs 42mm (best: Vertu Signature for Bentley)
18.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Yesvs No (72% don't have it)
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
127.3mmvs 138.3mm (the average)
vs 66.7mm (best: Microsoft Lumia 638)
20.Plenty wider aperture at minimum focal length
2vs 2 (the average)
vs 1.7 (best: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 32GB)
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.
21.Weather sealed
Yesvs No (90% don't have it)
Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.
22.Has a two-stage shutter
Yesvs No (95% don't have it)
A two-stage shutter is good for taking photos like a pro; apply pressure to the button in order for the lens to focus, and then press it fully to capture the photograph.
23.Plenty newer Bluetooth version
4vs 4 (the average)
vs 4.2 (best: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (Exynos 8890 Octa))
24.Clearly more microphone(s)
2vs 2 (the average)
vs 4 (best: Motorola Moto Z Force)
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
25.Has a BSI sensor
Yesvs No (65% don't have it)
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
26.Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Yesvs No (75% don't have it)
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
27.Way smaller semiconductor size
28nmvs 30nm (the average)
vs 14nm (best: Apple iPhone 6s Plus 32GB)
A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
28.Supports ANT+
Yesvs No (92% don't have it)
ANT+ is a wireless protocol similar to Bluetooth Smart, and is very power efficient. It is mainly used for fitness monitoring devices such as heart rate monitors and cadence sensors to connect to other devices, eg. sports watches, smartphones and cycling computers.
29.Has a video light
Yesvs No (79% don't have it)
A video light helps when recording a movie in low-light situation like a party.
30.Has manual exposure
Yesvs No (76% don't have it)
This allows to manually set the exposure.
31.Supports slow motion video recording
Yesvs No (85% don't have it)
32.Has a serial shot mode
Yesvs No (67% don't have it)
You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.
33.Has a CMOS sensor
Yesvs No (54% don't have it)
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
34.Has manual ISO
Yesvs No (67% don't have it)
This allows to manually set the ISO level.
35.Explicitly faster uploads
50MBits/svs 35MBits/s (the average)
vs 150.8MBits/s (best: HTC One E9+ Dual SIM)
36.Has AF tracking
Yesvs No (92% don't have it)
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
37.Has manual white balance
Yesvs No (60% don't have it)
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
38.Modestly shorter minimum focal length
27mmvs 28mm (the average)
vs 10mm (best: Nokia Lumia 830)
A shorter minimum focal length allows you to get more of the scene in the photo, and offers a wider angle of view than longer focal lengths.
39.Small yet powerful
In a tight package the Z3 compact features the awesome strength of many late flagship phones but in a tighter more compact form
40.Larger CMOS camera sensor
1/2.3" vs 1/3" light capture
41.Cheaper, better value for money
42.120 fps video
can record slow motion video
43.Is covered by the "Free Xperia Project"
Devices which are part of Sony's "Free Xperia Project" usually get faster system updates than others, and have the ability to flash pure, unmodified AOSP Android.
44.Android 5.1 System update available
All devices from the Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3 lines have Lollipop 5.1 System updates ready for download or come shipped with the update pre-applied.
45.Take videos in 4k
4 times HD 4320
46.Has stereo front facing speaker
Front facing is a perfect placement for speaker on the device
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AB v3
Yesvs No (the average)
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