720p isn't that bad, but @1080p this would be the best u-5" phone ever.
The usage times are really good! I was afraid that bigger screen would have make this much worse, but the bigger battery offsets the bigger screen! Good that they remained 720p! If you wan to have 1080p you can go for bigger phone. Third smart phone that has tolerable usage times. The first was Lumia 720, the next Z1 compact and this is even better! Good!
Sumi, 03 Sep 2014Disappointed with colors of Sony xperia Z3 compact. :( Expected Lavender or xperia ZR's cool pinkOhh dayum no they are complaining about colors xD! . These colors are so good nice, simple and elegant
Dory7, 03 Sep 2014so i chceked some reviews and people saying it's full hd... anyone can confirm if its full hd or hd?Fortunately it is 720p. 1080p isn't necessary since you wont notice a difference on such a small screen anyways. 720p will dramatically increase battery life.
so i chceked some reviews and people saying it's full hd... anyone can confirm if its full hd or hd?
Anonymous, 03 Sep 2014I'm verry disapointed of the screen.Why no 1080p like in the rumors? If Sony wasn't so dumb th... moreYet another specpleb. Seriously you people have no idea what you're talking about. You won't notice a difference between 330 ppi and 1000000ppi. The only thing that will happen is that the battery drains faster.
Anomynous, 03 Sep 2014Ok the report about 2GB RAM may have been in error, but it still leaves it with a low res disp... moreThe low RAM and Smaller screen resolution are arguable though.
Seriously, have you ever compared a 320ppi screen to a screen of higher ppi? if you use your phone normally then you simply won't notice a difference in sharpness. only if you go very close to the screen you see the difference. And the difference between 440ppi and above is even less. In my opinion 330ppi is perfectly fine, no need to go higher. Most people who want higher ppi actually have no idea how much of a difference it would actually make and also they forget that higher resolution has a significant impact on battery life. Not only are the processors being taxed more but also the display consumes more power since more light is needed to make it appear just as bright.
And the RAM? It's all a matter of software optimization. It's like saying the iphone's performance is bad just because the processor isn't as powerful. If you optimize the software (which apple did) then it can compete with other high end flagships.
I agree with you on the frame though, I love the metal frame of the Z1 compact so this really is a deal breaker to me. I am still hesitating to sell my Nexus 5 for the Z3compact/Z1 compact.
I'm verry disapointed of the screen.Why no 1080p like in the rumors? If Sony wasn't so dumb the Z3C would have been the best selling device of the year.
Too bad that i have to wate one more half an year for a compact 4.5-ish device with 1080p.The other specs are great but the 720p screen is a dealbreaker.
Brilliant. I hope sony will release a cheaper version of this phone, and I will instant buy.
Disappointed with colors of Sony xperia Z3 compact. :( Expected Lavender or xperia ZR's cool pink
what are the chances of a dual sim edition? would it replace the microSD slot?
This is a sweet phone.Sure gonna get this in time!Still need better quality from the 20.7mp camera.Come on Sony I know you can do better,stop study your point and shoots.Give your fans and the world a master piece in every aspect!!!Haterz gonna hate buh that's natural.Sony never follow the crowd and follow spec craze,QHD 64bit CPU.When apps and OS's could use such upgrades properly,then Sony will use it.Batteries could hardly make it,study great battery tech 1st.Sony is a great company and I expect great stuff tomorrow! Respect to every brand and tech expert,even haterz as well.Competition brings innovation and good tech cheap-ish:)Yea said enough!From the Caribbean tho,St.Vincent and The Grenadines to be exact.
Anomynous, 03 Sep 2014This pohone is pure garbage, NO METAL FRAME, only 2GB RAM and 720p display. LOL, we been waiti... moreOk the report about 2GB RAM may have been in error, but it still leaves it with a low res display and no metal frame, two dealbreakers is just as good as 3 in my book.
Some of you guys may not wanna check out the camera samples in the blog area, the resolved detail is no better at full resolution and in Superior Auto it looks worse than Z2. Another disappointment.
I don't understand why you did't anticipate sooner the definition of the screen and the RAM size as it was more or less obvious for me & some of your competitors. The product remains superb.
Anyway, thanks for your good job.
I dont get what most people are so upset about with this phone! OK plastic frame is shit BUT 4.6 in a phone that used to have 4.3 is amazing and the pixel density is more then enough with 1280x720 ... 1080p only would be eating the battery. What I wonna know is how it performs in the Battery Tests else especialy browsing because this is what you ll do most of the time and 4.6 720p is outstanding in a phone of this size! Also its so much slimmer than the z1 compact!!!