The Xperia Z3 may be the keystone behind Sony’s latest Android offerings, but it’s far from the only flagship the company has come to Berlin to introduce today at IFA 2014. Just moments after introducing the Z3, Sony has gone official with its little cousin, the 4.6-inch Xperia Z3 Compact.
The Z3 Compact’s a smidge thicker than its larger namesake, measuring-in at 8.4mm, but that’s only because of all the goodies packed inside. Unlike other “mini” phones that skimp on specs, the Z3 Compact is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801, has 2GB of RAM, and as much as 16GB internal storage – with room for microSD expansion. It’s got that same 20.7MP main camera as the Z3, even with the same high-sensitivity ISO 12800 support.
The 4.6-inch screen may not be 1080p like the Z3 proper, but even at 720, we can’t see ourselves complaining. There’s NFC support and even bonuses like an FM radio, and the same kind of high-res audio support offered by the Z3. That may be starting to sound like a broken record, but Sony really has endeavored to give the Z3 Compact as many full-fledged Z3 features as possible.
Those capabilities extend to the Z3 Compact’s waterproofing, as well as support for PS4 Remote Play, letting you use your phone as a screen for your console.
The Z3 Compact is powered by a 2600mAh battery, which Sony says should give users a two day battery life – under ideal conditions, of course. We’re still waiting for word on availability.