At the IFA conference in Berlin last month Sony showed off two new smartphones, the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact. As you would expect the latter has similar design language and similar specifications but modest changes make it the little sibling of the Xperia Z3. Starting today Sony is directly selling the Xperia Z3 Compact in the U.S. The smartphone is available for purchase through the company’s website right away.
Don’t be misled by the “Compact” moniker though, it doesn’t really compromise on the power package. Both new Xperia smartphones are powered by the same 2.5GHz quadcore Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. As opposed to the Xperia Z3’s 5.2-inch Full HD display the Xperia Z3 Compact has a 4.6-inch 720p display.
One of the biggest selling points of this smartphone is the 20.7 megapixel rear camera with 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS sensor and BIONZ image processing technology all of which aids in delivering high quality photography. There’s support for full HD and 4K video recording.
Sony is selling the Xperia Z3 Compact off contract through its website for $529.99. The device will be able to run on AT&T and T-Mobile networks in the U.S. so keep in mind that you’ll have to choose between either carrier if you decide to purchase this device directly from the company.