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The Xperia Experience: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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The Xperia Experience: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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This month has been a roller-coaster ride for me. Got settled in my new job, had a surgery, booked a much needed vacation, going home for Diwali, exciting stuff happening at the blog end too and much more !

A big part, rather a positive one was also getting my hands on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact 🙂

Sony recently launched it’s Xperia Z3 series with Xperia Z3 (in white, black and copper priced at 51,990 INR*) and it’s more compact version, Xperia Z3 Compact (in white, black, red and green priced at 44,990 INR*)

{*As on 21st October 2014 on Sony India website}

There’s not much of a difference between Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in terms of functionality as the idea of Xperia Z3 compact is to have a pocket-size version of Xperia Z3 without compromising on anything, while Xperia Z3 has a screen size of 5.2 inches, Xperia Z3 compact is 4.6 inches.

My obvious choice out of the two was Xperia Z3 Compact as I prefer my phones to be of size I can easily carry around in my hand or fit easily in my pocket. Out of the four colour options, I picked up white because white never goes out of style besides being effortlessly chic.

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The sexy Xperia Z3 Compact

Before I start reviewing the phone or sharing my experience with the phone, there are few things I’d like to mention. I am not a tech.-blogger but I do love my gadgets and understand what I want in terms of my needs and utility. So here I am telling you about the phone as a user with pure usability perspective. As a smartphone user, all I want from my device is a good camera, good battery life, design and durability, easy to use and well.. should keep me connected to world !

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The phone is actually very light and sleek

Design and display: As mentioned above, it is designed to easily fit in your hand without compromising on the premium feel. It’s sleek (weighs only 129 gm), pretty and looks really good in the hand. Zero percent slouch in the style quotient, no doubt it’s a beauty !

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Display color rendition is just mind blowing… try watching a movie on it 😀

It has HD triluminous 4.6 inch (720×1280 pixels) display, as a user I feel the images are really really crisp.

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Bright enough for any light condition you put it to test

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The back of the phone is so uber chic, clean, and cool

Basic Specs: It works on Android 4.4 (KitKat), has Snapdragon 2.5GHz quad-core processer (which is pretty good) so all the apps, intensive games and even 4K resolution videos run smooth. It has a 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage expandable upto 128 GB, I kid you not !

In a nutshell, this phone is a performer according to me.

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It’s fast too…

Battery Life: No matter how good a smartphone is these days, battery life is always an issue with each of them. Sony has definitely put in a lot of thought in working on this particular aspect and it shows. The battery easily lasts for over a day with my kind of usage, that is listening to songs, couple of calls, watching few videos on YouTube, active social media engagement, checking emails and clicking. I am so relieved of not having to carry around a charger wherever I go with this phone.

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Gives me an amazing battery life of over a day on constant social media use

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Camera: The camera is very impressive; it has a 20.7 MP camera with auto focus and a 2.2 MP front-facing camera (HD 1080p for video chat), ISO 12800, 8x digital zoom, Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, Â½.3″ sensor for enhanced light sensitivity to capture sharper details, 4K video recording (first compact smartphone to have this feature with highest ISO rating), SteadyShot/video stabilization to take care of handshake or movement and much more.

Here are few pictures to tell you more about the camera:

There are couple of fun modes to click pictures such as superior auto, sound photo, face in, background defocus etc.

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Sony Experia Z3 Compact Camera Interface

In the pictures below, I have used auto mode.
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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Camera Interface

(Non-edited picture as clicked by my Xperia Z3 compact)
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Picture Clicked using Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

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Front Camera Quality – Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

A selfie of course and here’s how the selfie I took looks like without any editing or filter:
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The Selfie using Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

More clicking and how it turns out:
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(The last image as clicked by the phone)
Durability: The shatter proof glass on its body takes care of all the potential drops. Moreover, it is IP68 certified for dust resistance and has world’s highest waterproof rating for a device, so YAY to underwater vacation pics 😀
To check this particular aspect, I even submerged the phone in a mug full of water for good fifteen minutes, worked perfectly fine even after that.
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And Yes it is SERIOUSLY WATER PROOF !!!

Gaming: The processor supports intensive gaming for sure but besides just that, PS4™ Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 brings PS4 gaming to the phone. You can access your PS4 console with WiFi and play games with your DUALSHOCK®4 controller.
Audio/Video: As explained earlier, video quality is great. For audio, the phone has Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), Clear Audio+  which is a sound improvement software, xLoud™ Experience and more.
Verdict: Planning to buy a phone this Diwali, green flag to Sony Xperia Z3/ Xperia Z3 Compact.
Do checkout this phone and you surely would be tempted, there are gazillion other awesome features/things about this phone that you’ll be fascinated with, it’s definitely a good smartphone to buy right now.
Happy Diwali and happy phone-shopping !!
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(Outfit Details: Top from Espirit, Skirt from Zara, Heels from a shoe store in Chandigarh, Accessorize Clutch, Michael Kors Watch, Neckpiece from Fashionandyou.com, Dolce and Gabbana Sunglasses, Riri Mac gloss on lips)
Much Love.

4 Comments

  1. thatdelhigirl

    November 24, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you !

  2. Sukriti Dahiya

    November 24, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Hey! Love what you are wearing. Checked out this phone few days back…seems pretty good!
    http://www.delhidaffodil.com/

  3. thatdelhigirl

    October 28, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Anny, thank you and sorry but you wont really find a leather jacket, leave aside a good one in 1000 Rs, leather is pretty expensive, not possible to get a good leather jacket under 10,000 Rs.

  4. Anny

    October 26, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Hey Pallavi
    I love your posts
    can you tell where can I find leather jackets for women under rs1000 in delhi?

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