PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of Xperia Z3 Compact vs Xperia Z2


Processing power and speed

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3D and 2D graphics

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Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more


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Sony Xperia Z2 

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Xperia Z3 Compact vs Z2

geekbench Processor and memory performance

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly lighter 129 g vs 163 g More than 20% lighter
Longer standby time (3G) 55,152 min vs 44,352 min Around 25% longer standby time (3G)
Longer standby time 52,848 min vs 41,472 min More than 25% longer standby time
Records higher def video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps vs 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown 30x higher def video
Faster processor 2.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 10% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
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Much better theoretical download speed 150 Mb/s vs 42.2 Mb/s More than 3.5x better theoretical download speed; enjoy lightning fast downloads on modern networks
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1280 x 720 2.2x higher resolution
Sharper screen 423 ppi vs 319 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Bigger screen 5.2" vs 4.6" Around 15% bigger screen
More battery capacity 3,200 mA·h vs 2,600 mA·h Around 25% more battery capacity
More RAM 3 GB vs 2 GB 50% more RAM; browse media-heavy webpages without slowing down

Reviews Word on the street

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs Z2 

We're especially pleased to say that what was one of the Xperia Z1's weaker aspects, the display, has been vastly improved in the Z2.
Xperia Z2

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Type Super IPS LCD2 Super IPS LCD2
Size 4.6" 5.2"
Resolution 1280 x 720 1920 x 1080
Multitouch N/A N/A
PPI 319 ppi 423 ppi


Clock speed 2.5 GHz 2.3 GHz
Number of cores Quad core Quad core
Internal storage 16 GB 16 GB
Supported card formats

photo & video

Camera 20.7 MP 20.7 MP
Resolution 20.7 MP 20.7 MP
Flash Yes Yes
Secondary camera 2.2 MP 2.2 MP
Video resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps 3840 x 2160 @ Unknown


Generation 4G 4G
LTE Cat 4 (150/)
LTE Cat3
HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
LTE Cat4 (150 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 900 min
Talk time (3G) 840 min 1,140 min
Standby time 52,848 min 41,472 min
Standby time (3G) 55,152 min 44,352 min
Capacity 2,600 mA·h 3,200 mA·h

form factor

Xperia Z3 Compact  vs
Weight 129 g 163 g
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.2 mm
Size 64.9 x 127 x 8.6 mm 73.3 x 146.8 x 8.2 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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