Features Key features of the Xperia Z3 Compact  vs P8 lite 

screen size

screen resolution

Xperia Z3 Compact
1280 x 720
P8 lite
1280 x 720



Xperia Z3 Compact
Quad core
P8 lite
Octa core

camera resolution

P8 lite
13 MP

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Much faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 1.2 GHz More than 2x faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Significantly longer standby time (3G) 55,152 min vs 29,952 min Around 85% longer standby time (3G)
Significantly higher resolution front camera 20.7 MP vs 13 MP Around 60% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Longer standby time 52,848 min vs 36,000 min More than 45% longer standby time
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 4x higher def video
More battery capacity 2,600 mA·h vs 2,200 mA·h Around 20% more battery capacity
Slightly sharper screen 319 ppi vs 293 ppi Around 10% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
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More cores Octa core vs Quad core Twice as many cores; each additional core lets your phone do more without visible UI slowdowns and jerkiness
Bigger screen 5" vs 4.6" Around 10% bigger screen
Longer talk time 1,200 min vs 720 min More than 65% longer talk time; go days without charging
Thinner 7.7 mm vs 8.6 mm More than 10% thinner

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs P8 lite 

Despite getting a larger, 4.6” screen, the Z3 Compact remains just as petite and single-hand-use-friendly as the original, and it’s got an even faster processor and longer-lasting battery.
Xperia Z3 Compact

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
P8 lite 
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.6" 5"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 319 ppi 293 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Octa core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 13 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 13 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP 5 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
LTE (20 Mb/s)
HSPA (unspecified)
HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
GSM (0.01 Mb/s)


Talk time 720 min 1,200 min
Talk time (3G) 840 min 780 min
Standby time 52,848 min 36,000 min
Standby time (3G) 55,152 min 29,952 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 2,200 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
P8 lite 
Weight 129 g 131 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 7.7 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 8.6 mm 70.6 x 143 x 7.7 mm


Has an assisted GPS Yes Yes


Supports FM radio Yes Yes


Operating system Android 6.0 Android 6.0
Multitasking Yes Yes
App store Android Market Android Market
Adobe flash support No No
App store size 850,000 apps 850,000 apps


Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes Yes
Supports NFC Yes Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
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