23.2.A.1.62 firmware rolling on Xperia Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 Compact gets a new firmware update in the form of 23.2.A.1.62 build today. 23.2.A.1.62 firmware was spotted on Xperia Z3 in Hong Kong region recently and today the same 23.2.A.1.62 build has been certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet.

23.2.A.1.62 firmware on Xperia Z3 Compact is available in Hong Kong and Singapore region (on carriers only) for the time being (Android 5.0.2 Lollipop bug fixing update).

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update

Check out the 23.2.A.1.62 firmware customization info from XperiFirm tool below.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.2.A.1.62 firmware rolling

Download Xperia Z3 Compact 23.2.A.1.62 firmware ftf

Flashing tutorial here (No root needed, no unlock bootloader needed).

For D5833, Hong Kong region

Download D5833_23.2.A.1.62 R8C_CUSTOMIZED HK.ftf
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NOTE: 23.2.A.1.62 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z3 Compact, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z3 Compact 23.2.A.1.62 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z3 Compact 23.2.A.1.62 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Sony recently updated that 23.1.A.1.28 firmware is now available globally for Xperia Z3 Compact, if you haven’t updated to it yet, follow the link below.

Xperia Z3 Comapct 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

If you have got the update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware rolling

New Android 5.0.2 Lollipop bug fixing 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update has now hit Xperia Z3 Compact also. Sony earlier mentioned that a new bug fixing Lollipop firmware is rolling for Xperia “Z3” and Xperia “Z2” series. Xperia Z2 got the update first yesterday.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is confirmed rolling on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 in Algeria, Denmark, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Nordic regions and soon will be up globally; not spotted on D5833 yet.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update

23.1.A.1.28 firmware is live both via PC Companion as well as via XperiFirm too.

[ UPDATESony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware

Check out the official changelog here.

Download Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware ftf

For D5803, Nordic Region 

Flashing tutorial here (No root needed, no unlock bootloader needed).

Download D5803_23.1.A.1.28_Customized_NCB.ftf
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For D5803, Saudi Arabia Region

Download D5803_23.1.A.1.28_Customized_SA.ftf
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NOTE: 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update is LIVE via XperiFirm tool also, so if you want to download it from there and flash it on your Xperia Z2 Tablet, use the below links:

How to download Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series users, check the link below to update your handset.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Xperia Z2 Tablet 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling now

If you have got the update, let us know. Drop your comments below.

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23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified for Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact & Z3 Tablet Compact

23.1.A.1.28 firmware was certified for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Compact yesterday and now the same firmware has also been certified for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. At present Xperia Z3 series in on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update.

23.1.A.1.28 firmware moves the current build from 23.1.A.0.xxx to 23.1.A.1.xx.  It seems to be a major bug fixing update, whether Android 5.0.2 or Android 5.1 Lollipop, it can’t be said for the time being.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z3 D6603, D6653 below on PTCRB.

[ UPDATEXperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update rolling

[ UPDATESony confirms official changelog of 23.1.A.1.28 firmware update for Xperia Z2 & Xperia Z3 series

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z3 Compact D5803, D5833 below on PTCRB.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

Check out the 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certification details for Xperia Z3 Tablet SGP621, SGP641 below on PTCRB.

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact 23.1.A.1.28 firmware certified

 

Recently Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.740 firmware was spotted rolling for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 carrier handsets on “Orange” in European regions only.

We will keep you updated once 23.1.A.1.28 firmware starts rolling. Drop your comments below.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia “Z3” & “Z2” series

A new 23.1.A.0.740 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series over current build 23.1.A.0.726. Earlier Sony rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 series in the form of 23.1.A.0.690 firmware, which was pulled later and 23.1.A.0.726 firmware was released globally.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware is certified for Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. It is not yet certified for Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. It is a bug fixing update, as the present Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.726 build is having issues like severe battery drain, heating issues and some minor bugs.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 D6603 on PTCRB.

[ UPDATE23.1.A.0.740 firmware rolling for Xperia Z3, Z2 carrier handsets

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3 Compact

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z3 Compact

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 D6503 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

Check out the 23.1.A.0.740 firmware certification for Xperia Z2 Tablet SGP521 on PTCRB.

23.1.A.0.740 firmware certified for Xperia Z2 Tablet

We will keep you updated once 23.1.A.0.740 firmware build starts rolling. Drop your comments below.




Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.726, 23.2.A.0.278 firmware rolling now – Android 5.0.2 update

Xperia Z3 Compact has seen two new firmware updates today in form of 23.1.A.0.726 & 23.2.A.0.278 firmware build (Android 5.0.2 update). 23.2.A.0.278 firmware is confirmed on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 in Germany on a carrier handset and same build is also confirmed for Xperia Z3 users in Germany.

23.1.A.0.726 firmware update is confirmed rolling on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 and D5833 in Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Australia. Both newly released firmwares are bug fixing updates.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.726, 23.2.A.0.278 firmware update

Check out the about phone screenshot of 23.2.A.0.278 firmware running on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 on T-Mobile USA variant. No official changelog is available for the time being.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.2.A.0.278 screenshot

Check out the regions where update is live so far.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.726 firmware update

23.1.A.0.726 firmware Xperia Z3 Compact

We will update the post with 23.1.A.0.726 ftf and 23.2.A.0.278 ftf as soon as it is available for download.

Note: If you haven’t got the firmware update yet and the same firmware is showing in XperiFirm tool, then you can download it now and flash it using Flashtool. Check the tutorial given below:

How to download Lollipop firmware using XperiFirm tool?

How to flash Lollipop firmware ftf using Flashtool?

Let us know if you have got 23.2.A.0.278 or  23.1.A.0.726 firmware update on your Xperia Z3 Compact

Drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Shuhail! Screenshot by scorpio16v!

Xperia Z3 23.2.A.0.278 Android 5.1 Lollipop firmware certified

Surprisingly a new 23.2.A.0.278 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z3 Compact, which possibly looks Android 5.1 Lollipop update over current Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware build for Xperia “Z3” series. 23.2.A.0.278 firmware has been certified only for Xperia Z3 D6653 and Xperia Z3 Compact D5833 only for the time being.

Sony has already rolled Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on whole Xperia “Z3” series in Nordics and Baltic regions whereas now it is being rolled globally region by region for both Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z3 series.

Xperia Z3 Android 5.1 Lollipop

Check out the 23.2.A.0.278 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 D6653 on PTCRB.

[ UPDATE ] 23.2.A.0.278 firmware is Android 5.0.2 confirmed, it is not Android 5.1 and Xperia Z3 Android 5.0.2 23.2.A.0.278 firmware rolling now whereas 23.1.A.0.726, 23.2.A.0.278 firmwares are rolling on Xperia Z3 Compact.

Xperia Z3 Compact Android 5.1 Lollipop

Check out the 23.2.A.0.278 firmware certification for Xperia Z3 Compact D5833 on PTCRB.

23.2.A.0.278 firmware Xperia Z3 Compact Android 5.1 Lollipop

We will keep you updated once Sony starts rolling Android 5.1 Lollipop 23.2.A.0.278 firmware update for Xperia “Z3” series.

Thanks for the tip, XperiaViet!

See how Sony Android 5.0.2 Lollipop UI looks in a video

Sony has officially started rolling Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact which brings new material design UI. Sony has released a same 23.1.A.0.690 firmware on both devices.

Sony has officially stated that they will start rolling Android Lollipop update on other Xperia “Z” series handsets in next two weeks so users have to wait now for further announcement.

Sony Android 5.0.2 Lollipop UI

Check out the official video below posted by Sony showing new Lollipop UI. Sony has brought new Xperia themes, wallpapers, material design UI, Multi-user and guest mode options, apps to sd card option, new lock screen and quick settings option.

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z3 users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

Android 5.0.2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware

[ UPDATE ] Xperia Z3 Compact users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.690 firmware Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update rolling

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.1.A.0.690 firmware about phone screenshot

[ UPDATE Xperia Z2 users, check the below post to update your phone on Android 5.0.2 update.

Xperia Z2 23.1.A.0.690 firmware rolling – Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update

We will keep you updated once Sony rolls Android Lollipop update for other Xperia “Z” series handsets.

Like the new UI, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Pic Credits: tankos, Dennis

23.0.1.A.5.79 firmware rolling for Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact

A new 23.0.1.A.5.79 firmware ( Android 4.4.4 build ) has hit Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact ( carrier handsets only for the time being ) in regions like Germany, UK, Netherlands, Spain on Vodafone carrier. Previous firmware to present updated firmware was 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware.

A user claimed at XDA that he got OTA update for this firmware and no major noticeable changes over the 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware ( 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware update brought new Xperia Home 7.0.A.1.7 version with new animation, Portrait Re Touch app in Camera, more responsive and fast UI ).

23.0.1.A.5.79 firmware

Below you can see various customization on which 23.0.1.A.5.79 firmware has been released.

23.0.1.A.5.79 firmware rolling

We will soon post the 23.0.1.A.5.79 firmware ftf for manual flashing.

If you have got 23.0.1.A.5.79 firmware update on your Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Thanks for the tip, Ben!

Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware update rolling

23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware is now rolling on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact ( Android 4.4.4 update ). 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware update is confirmed in Greece, Russia on Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 and in Germany on Xperia Z3 D6603, update rolling via OTA as well as via PC Companion.

23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware update brings new Xperia Home 7.0.A.1.7 version with new animation, Portrait Re Touch app in Camera, more responsive and fast UI.

Xperia Z3 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware

Below you can see OTA update notification for 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware, 128.6 MB in size.

Xperia Z3 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware

Download Xperia Z3 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware ftf

Download ftf from below and flash using Flash Tool

For D6603

Download D6603_23.0.1.A.5.77_Customized_DE.ftf

Sony has included Portrait Retouch app in Camera which was earlier spotted in Xperia C and Xperia C3.

Portrait Retouch 3.0.A.2.2 apk

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware

Below you can see about phone details of new firmware

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware

Download Xperia Z3 Compact 23.0.1.A.5.77 firmware ftf

Download ftf from below and flash using Flash Tool.

For D5803

Download D5803_23.0.1.A.5.77_RU.ftf

If you have already updated your device, let us know what changes you noticed. Drop your comments below.

Source – XDA & XDA User – Jozinek, Thanks for the tip and screenshot, Ben!

[VIDEO] Xperia Z3 Compact hands on review

In the beginning of the year Sony proved to the world, that a flagship smartphone does not need to be comparable in size to a brick to come with top specification. The Z1 Compact is a brilliant smartphone that we can highly recommend until today, but it looks like there is a new player on the market. Sony presented a refreshed model called the Z3 Compact a few weeks ago. Is it going to be as good as the predecessor?

Xperia Z3 Compact features the newest Android 4.4.4 out of the box, Snapdragon 801  2.5 GHz quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and a 4.6″ HD display packed into almost the same size shell as the Z1 Compact. We also still have the brilliant 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear cam, now capable of recording 4K videos ( 3840×2160 pixels/30p ) and 2.2 MP front cam.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z3 Compact Review

In our review we will present to you its beautiful design, show you how it performs in demanding games and test the speaker, battery and the screen. Is Xperia Z3 Compact the best smartphone ever built?

Final Words

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is the most impressive smartphone from Sony we have laid our hands on thus far. It is difficult to find any of its weaknesses.

If you are wondering whether to buy it and you have the necessary funds, in our opinion it is a solid choice. We have done a comparison review of Z3 Compact and Z1 Compact and the predecessor remains a great choice if you are on a budget.

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact is already available in India at Flipkart, if you are looking for them. On Amazon International Xperia Z3 is listed for $694 and Xperia Z3 Compact for $533

Do not forgot to see our recent comparisons w.r.t. Xperia Z3, check below.

[ VIDEO ] Hands On Xperia Z3 Compact Vs Z1 Compact Comparison

Xperia Z3 Compact vs Z1 Compact Comparison – Hands On Design differences

White Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Comparison photos – Size, Thickness, Design

Let us know if you have enjoyed the review and if you are going to purchase the Z3 Compact. Our Z3 review is coming up soon as well, so stay tuned for that.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z3 Compact Milk Test – Screen Responsiveness Checked

Recently we posted Xperia Z3 Knife Sensitivity Test where Fruit Ninja was played with knife and the touch response of the Xperia Z3 screen was working great. Earlier Xperia Z3 was put to Coca Cola and Nutella Chocolate dip test and it passed that too successfully. Now it is the turn of Xperia Z3 Compact in its screen responsiveness test. Just like Xperia Z3; Xperia Z3 Compact is also IP 68 certified so let’s see whether it can withstand milk or not.

Below you will find Xperia Z3 Compact getting dipped inside Milk ( almost curd ). Touch response of phone seemed freaking a bit with milk on it but once cleaned it looked pretty ok, though milk got inside headphone port.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z3 Compact Milk Test

Do not perform below action with your device, it may damage it.

It is nice to see that both Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact passed their screen responsiveness test under very unusual circumstances.

What do you say guys, drop your comments below.

[ VIDEO ] Hands On Xperia Z3 Compact Vs Z1 Compact Comparison

We have previously brought you and article with images comparing the two generations of compact size flagships from Sony. Now its time for our detailed video comparison highlighting all differences between the devices. Just as a quick reminder the Xperia Z3 Compact features Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz quad core processor, 2 GB RAM ( Xperia Z3 has 3 GB RAM ), Adreno 330 GPU and a 4.6″ 720p display with Triluminos Mobile. Additionally we get 16 GB internal storage with 128 GB external microSD card support, 20.7 MP rear cam and IP65/68 certifications.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has 4.6″ screen, S801 processor, 128 GB microSD support while Xperia Z1 Compact has 4.3″ screen, S800 processor, 64 GB microSD support (there is also a difference in IP ratings of both device ). Sony has provided the finest available water resistance and dust resistance IP certifications available on Xperia Z3 Compact. Check out our video below and see if the time has come to upgrade from the Z1 Compact. As always we look forward to your comments.

[ VIDEO ] Hands On Xperia Z3 Compact Vs Z1 Compact Comparison

Video timeline:

00:00 Intro
00:18 Build and design comparison
03:45 Display comparison
04:27 Speaker sound comparison
04:54 Technical specs comparison
05:47 Battery life comparison
06:43 New software features in Z3 Compact
07:43 Camera comparison
09:21 Summary. Is it time to upgrade your Z1 Compact to Z3 Compact?

Full resolution images here 

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact is already available in India at Flipkart, if you are looking for them. On Amazon International Xperia Z3 is listed for $694 and Xperia Z3 Compact for $533.

Xperia Z3 Compact though seems a worthy upgrade over Xperia Z1 Compact but if you are looking to buy it, you might want to wait for price drop if you are upgrading from Xperia Z1 Compact.

Let us know you views on Xperia Z3 Compact. Drop your comments below.

Xperia Z3 Compact 23.0.A.2.106 firmware certified

A new 23.0.A.2.106 firmware has been certified for Xperia Z3 Compact, a minor update over previous android 4.4.4 23.0.A.2.105 firmware.  23.0.A.2.106 firmware seems to be a bug fixing update only which will be rolled or not is not known for the time being. Today Sony also certified android 4.4.4 firmware for Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet.

23.0.A.2.106 firmware is certified for both variants of Xperia Z3 Compact i.e. D5833 and D5803 at PTCRB. Do not expect anything major to be resolved in this update.

23.0.A.2.106 firmware certified

Below you can see the details of 23.0.A.2.106 firmware for Xperia Z3 Compact D5833 at PTCRB.

23.0.A.2.106 firmware certified

Below you can see the details of 23.0.A.2.106 firmware for Xperia Z3 Compact D5803 at PTCRB.

23.0.A.2.106 firmware ftf

We will keep you updated if the firmware update rolls anyhow.

Let us know if you are facing any bugs on your Xperia Z3 Compact. Drop your comments below.

How to Root Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact – Install CWM recovery

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact has just been out in market and it has not been a very long since users got their hands on it and both devices have achieved root and CWM recovery is now available for installation. Demerit of present method of rooting is that bootloader needs to be unlocked otherwise it can’t be done.

Xperia Z3 D6XX and Xperia Z3 Compact D58XX are compatible with the below posted method. Keep in mind that unlocking bootloader will void your device’s warranty so proceed at your own risk. Camera is working after unlocking bootloader so no issues about it.

How to Root Xperia Z3

To root Xperia Z3 you must be on stock android 4.4.4 23.0.A.2.93 firmware , unlocked bootloader, working fastboot. Remember adb is not working in recovery for the time being.  To unlock bootloader visit here.

You need to flash the kernel ( Download Z3_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_v01_FW-93.img ) first. Detailed Steps mentioned by XDA dev DooMLoRD here.

how to Root Xperia Z3

To enter in recovery when Sony logo comes and LED light turns pink/amber/orange keep on pressing Volume Up button.

After you are done with flashing kernel, now let’ see how to root Xperia Z3. Follow these steps to root your Xperia Z3.

Root Xperia Z3 23.0.A.2.93 firmware

How to Root Xperia Z3 Compact

To root Xperia Z3 Compact you must be on stock android 4.4.4 23.0.A.2.105 firmware , unlocked bootloader, working fastboot. You will get CWM recovery 6.0.4.7.

You need to flash the kernel ( Download Z3c_DooMLoRD_AdvStkKernel_v01_FW-105.img ) first. Detailed Steps mentioned by XDA dev DooMLoRD here.

How to Root Xperia Z3 Compact

One you are done with flashing kernel, now to root your Xperia Z3 Compact follow these steps.

Do let us know if you have successfully rooted your Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Drop your comments below.

Kudos to XDA dev DooMLoRD 🙂

White Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Comparison photos – Size, Thickness, Design

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are now available in may regions of the world and recently Sony had an event in India launching both devices exclusively. We managed to capture some hands on White Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Size Comparison photos where you will see the difference in contrast of white color body frame of both devices and the thickness comparison.

Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are somewhat similar device when it comes to most inner hardware configurations like Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, same IP certifications, 20.7 MP rear camera and 2.2 MP front cam, 16 GB internal memory. Where lies the main difference is in screen size, weight, dimensions, battery power and RAM.

Let’s see hands on White Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Comparison pics where we have focused mainly on size and thickness comparison. There is a slight difference in the contrast of white color frame of both devices.

White Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Comparison

Xperia Z3 is 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm in dimension while Xperia Z3 Compact is 127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm.

White Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Comparison

If you have noticed in above pic that speaker grill of Xperia Z3 is in black color while Xperia Z3 is in white color, though both having white color body frame.

White Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 speaker grill

Location of sensors and front camera in both devices are different.

Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact

Location of 3.5 mm headphone jack is also different in both devices.

White Xperia Z3 Compact vs Z3

Xperia Z3 3.5 mm headphone jack location

Xperia Z3 Compact 3.5 m headphone port

3.5 mm headphone port location Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact

Location of secondary microphone is different in both devices.

Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Size comparison

Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact size

Xperia Z3 is 146 mm long while Xperia Z3 Compact is 127 mm long.

Xperia Z3 Compact Size comparison against Z3

Xperia Z3 is 7.3 mm thin while Xperia Z3 Compact is 8.6 mm thick, you can see the difference.

Xperia Z3 Thickness vs Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 Compact Thickness 8.6 mm

Elegant White Xperia Z3 compact hands on

Z3 Compact thickness vs Xperia Z3

White Xperia Z3 thickness 7.3 mm

White color contrast different between Z3 and Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact Thickness

White Xperia Z3 thickness vs Z3 Compact comparison

Xperia Z3 rear side hands on

Presence of LED flash in both phones are at different location.

Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z3 Camera

20.7 MP rear camera comparison Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 vs Z3 Compact White Color difference

Buy Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact in India

What say guys which one you are looking to buy in India ? Xperia Z3 Compact is truly a beautiful device especially the white unit, while moving from Xperia Z2 to Xperia Z3 will not be a good idea if you ask us.

Check the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact listing on Flipkart in India to buy at discounted price of Rs 49990 and Rs 42990 respectively.

Will you buying one this time or you want to wait for Xperia Z4 series, let us know. Like the above post, drop your comments below.

Flipkart lists Xperia Z3 for Rs 49990, Z3 Compact for Rs 42990 in India

Sony India has officially launched Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in India at a hefty price tag of Rs 51990 ($850) and Rs 44990 ($735) respectively. Xperia Z3 is launched in white, black and copper color while Xperia Z3 Compact is available in red, black, white and green color. Both phones are available for purchase from official Sony Xperia stores whereas online retailer Flipkart has listed it in India for pre-order.

Flipkart will start shipping Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in India from 30th Spetember, so for the time being Xperia Z3 is available at a special discounted price tag of Rs 49990 and Xperia Z3 Compact at Rs 42990.

Xperia Z3 for Rs 49990

Order Xperia Z3 for Rs 49990 from Flipkart, available in all colors.

Buy Xperia Z3 from Flipkart at Rs 49990 – Black Color

Buy Xperia Z3 from Flipkart at Rs 49990 – White Color

Buy Xperia Z3 from Flipkart at Rs 49990 – Copper Color

Xperia Z3 for Rs 49990 Flipkart

Xperia Z3 Compact for Rs 42990

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Buy Xperia Z3 Compact from Flipkart at Rs 42990 – Black Color

Buy Xperia Z3 Compact from Flipkart at Rs 42990 – White Color

Buy Xperia Z3 Compact from Flipkart at Rs 42990 – Green Color

Buy Xperia Z3 Compact from Flipkart at Rs 42990 – Red Color

Xperia Z3 Compact for Rs 42990 Flipkart

We tested Xperia Z3 Compact for hands on and it surely is a wonderful device you may fall in love with.

Xperia Z3 is a nice choice if you are moving from older Xperia “Z” series handsets but if you are using Xperia Z2, do think twice before buying it.

Are you going to buy Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact in India, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact launched with 4.6″ HD display

Sony launched today Xperia Z3 Compact which takes over the legacy of Xperia Z1 Compact which are siblings of Sony Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z1 respectively.  Xperia Z3 Compact is simply a compact version of Xperia Z3 in a small 4.6″ display with almost similar specifications.

Xperia Z3 Compact features Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz quad core processor, 2 GB RAM ( Xperia Z3 has 3 GB RAM ), Adreno 330 GPU. It features 4.6″ 720p display with Triluminos Mobile, 16 GB internal storage with 128 GB external microSD card also support, 20.7 MP rear cam and IP65/68 certifications.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has 4.6″ screen, S801 processor, 128 GB microSD support while Xperia Z1 Compact has 4.3″ screen, S800 processor, 64 GB microSD support (there is also a difference in IP ratings of both device ). Sony has provided the finest available water resistance and dust resistance IP certifications available on Xperia Z3 Compact.

Xperia Z3 Compact Press Photos

Xperia Z3 Compact Black
Xperia Z3 Compact White Green Xperia Z3 Compact Red Xperia Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 Compact White hands on

Xperia Z3 Compact colors

Xperia Z3 Compact Videos

Xperia Z3 Compact Specifications

Below specification go hand in hand with Xperia Z3 Compact ( D5803, D5833 )

Download Xperia Z3 Compact White Paper

Download Xperia Z3 Compact official White Paper for detailed specifications of different models.

Xperia Z3 Compact Pricing and Availability 

Xperia Z3 Compact Price is still unknown while it is expected to hit markets in late October this year. Sony is asking users to pre-register for getting Xperia Z3 Compact.

If any Xperia device in the H2 2014 has to be given the status of flagship device well it is Xperia Z3 Compact if you ask us, it is the real flagship compact model for us.

What do you think guys, will you prefer Xperia Z3 Compact over Xperia Z3 ? Let us know, drop your comments below.

Green, Orange colored Xperia Z3 Compact leaked in pics ahead of IFA 2014

Just a day before Sony’s IFA 2014 press event where Xperia Z3 Compact is expected to make appearance has been leaked in pics again where new vibrant orange ( copper ) and green colored units are spotted. Sony will also be launching Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact at IFA 2014.

Sony is expected to launch Xperia Z3 Compact globally this time time with Orange and Green Colored units along with Black and White colors.

Green, Orange colored Xperia Z3 Compact

Below you can see the fresh pics of Xperia Z3 Compact.

NOTE: New Sony Home launcher is spotted in the pics, definitely we are seeing at new Sony Media and native apps.

Orange Color Xperia Z3 Compact

Green Color Xperia Z3 Compact leaked

Copper Color Xperia Z3 Compact leaked

Green and orange colors are similar to nail polish colors what we saw in Sony’s IFA 2014 teaser video.

What do you think guys, like the new colors added to Sony Xperia series. Let us know, drop your comments below.

via – Esato

Alleged Xperia Z3 Compact hands on pics leaked

A new set of alleged Xperia Z3 Compact hands on pics have been leaked which clearly shows what Sony has planned for Xperia Z3 Compact. A day back we saw CAD drawings of Xperia Z3 Compact dimensions getting leaked showing it will be 64.9 mm in length. Xperia Z3 Compact is believed to feature 4.6″ 1080p FHD display i.e. whooping 478 ppi, Snapdragon 801 processor chipset, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB Memory, 20.7 MP rear cam with Sony “G” Lens.

What we saw in latest alleged Xperia Z3 Compact hands on pics that Sony has planned a similar 20.7 MP rear cam with LED flash in center rather than below the cam. 3.5 mm headphone jack, magnetic connecting charger port and USB port is housed inside SD card slot.

Xperia Z3 Compact hands on pics

Xperia Z3 Compact 20.7 MP cam

Xperia Z3 Compact hands on pics

Xperia Z3 Compact hands on pictures

Notice the Xperia Z3 Mini engraving on the polythene.

Xperia Z3 Compact USB port

Xperia Z3 Compact 3.5 mm headphone jack

Xperia Z3 Compact magnetic charging dock

Xperia Z3 Compact Power button

Alleged Xperia Z3 Compact

Xperia Z3 Hands on Pics

Xperia Z3 is believed to feature a 5.15″ 1080p FHD display with S801 2.4 GHz quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, 20.7 MP rear cam and 2.1 MP front cam.

Xperia Z3 Hands on Pics

Xperia Z3  leaked pics

It is matter of time for IFA 2014 event where we will see both Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact getting launched.

Waiting for them ? Let us know. Drop your comments below.

via – Esato

Xperia Z3 Compact re-designed pics leaked, to feature 4.6-inch 1080p display

We have seen clear pics of Xperia Z3 so far with an idea of its to be specifications but no very clear pics of Xperia Z3 Compact has been leaked so far besides some blurry pics. Today some pics of re-designed Xperia phone leaked which is assumed as Xperia Z3 Compact. It is quite different in design as compared to earlier leaked pics.

What we observed is that front facing camera and rear LED flash are at different locations as seen in previous leaks. We may be looking at two different variants of Xperia Z3 Compact or is it a completely new Xperia device.

It is believed to feature 4.6″ 1080p FHD display i.e. whooping 478 ppi, Snapdragon 801 processor chipset, 3 GB RAM, 16 GB Memory, 20.7 MP rear cam with Sony “G” Lens.

Below you can see pics of leaked Xperia handset ( assumed to be Xperia Z3 Compact re-designed ).

Xperia Z3 Compact re-designed pic

Xperia Z3 Compact 20.7 MP rear cam with LED Flash

 

Xperia Z3 Compact Leaks

Xperia Z3 Compact Hands on

What do you think guys, will you welcome Xperia Z3 Compact ? Sony is looking at same specifications in every flagship device with only a bit hardware upgrade, agree ? Drop your comments below.

Source – Digi-Wo

S801 2.5 GHz D580x Xperia Z3 compact specifications leaked

A few days back we saw alleged pics of a white Xperia Z3 besides a black Xperia Z3 Compact and now some solid confirmation on the existence of Xperia Z3 Compact has surfaced. XDA legendary developer DooMLoRD who is famous for leaking firmware build before release and reliable info of unannounced Xperia devices has shared a word on Twitter about Xperia Z3 Compact.

DooMLoRD says Xperia Z3 Compact will feature MSM8974AC Pro Snapdragon 801 2.5 GHz quad core processor packed in 4.5″ 720p screen display with Adreno 330 GPU, 2 GB RAM, 20.7 MP rear cam and a 2.1 MP front cam. He has also posted a sneakpeak of about phone details of Xperia Z3 Compact.

[ UPDATE – 3 JulySony D6653 Xperia Z3 about phone screenshot leaked with S801 processor

Xperia Z3 Compact

Check out the tweet made by DooMLoRD below.


Xperia Z3 Compact model number is expected as Sony D580X, it is spotted running android 4.4.2 version with 23.0.x.x.xxx firmware.

Xperia Z3 Compact android 4.4.2 fimrware

Follow the below link to see alleged pics of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.

Are these Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact leaked photos ?

We don’t see much difference in specifications of Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z3 Compact besides an upgraded processor and screen size.

What do you think guys impressed by the Xperia Z3 Compact specifications, let us know. Drop your comments below.

Are these Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact leaked photos ?

Sony came up with Xperia Z2 at MWC 2014 and Xperia Z1 Compact at CES 2014 but now it seems Xperia Z2 Compact was never a real deal as some alleged photos of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are spotted. A close up of so called white Xperia Z3 and a black Xperia Z3 Compact besides it are seen in the pic, courtesy of Digi-Wo, having a good record of leaking Xperia handsets.

As per the rumored specifications of Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, both are expected to run on Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM and 1080p display screen. Take these rumored specifications and below posted images with a pinch of salt as no confirmation on authenticity of pics is there.

[ UPDATE – 3 JulyS801 2.5 GHz D580x Xperia Z3 compact specifications leaked

[ UPDATE – 3 JulySony D6653 Xperia Z3 about phone screenshot leaked with S801 processor

Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact Photos

By looking at below pic you can see whole white colored panel on white Xperia Z3 which if came true will be seen for the first time in a flagship device from Sony. Side bezels are also very less but you can see top and bottom bezels are as usual huge. Hearing speaker and microphone is seen on top, bottom bezels respectively. Signature Omni-Balance design is still there whereas Sony said that they will bring a new design in next flagship model.

Xperia Z3 in White

White Xperia Z3 Photo Leaked

Xperia Z3 Compact in Black

In below pic you can see black Xperia Z3 Compact besides Xperia Z3 ( in white ). It seems the same design is adopted in both handsets.

Black Xperia Z3 Compact

Checking above pics it looks the design is very much similar to Xperia T3 ( launched recently ). We are not expecting any flagship devices from Sony till September ( IFA 2014 event ) and yes H2 2014 flagship device has to come sure as per Sony’s policy of two flagship models per year.

We are expecting Xperia Z3 from Sony but a Z3 Compact will be great if it comes. What do you think guys about Xperia Z3 Compact. Drop your comments below.