The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact: a new battery life leader?

Sony has recently announced a Compact version for its Xperia Z3, and the phone really seems to be packing quite a punch. This is the compact iteration of the Sony flagship phone, the Xperia Z3. The Compact trend is used by other manufacturers as well, like Samsung and HTC, both making mini clones of their big hits. While most efforts in design and features are always targeted at the bigger phones, lately the smaller versions have gotten as good as their bigger siblings. The specs are very similar: same processor, same graphics unit, same screen technology. The main difference is the size: it has a 4.6 inch screen instead of 5.2 inch, and 2GB ram instead of 3.

One great feature where the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact beats most other smartphones on the market is the battery life. GSMArena rates the phone for 101 hours of endurance rating. This means the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact will endure for 101 hours of normal usage: talking, browsing, watching videos playing games, in a moderate fashion. On one charge it can withstand 15 hours of video playback, 16 hours of talk time orĀ 15 hours of web browsing. In past years bigger phones meant longer battery life because of larger space for batteries. Now the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has proven smaller screens do save battery life. The only two phones that have a higher rating are the Nokia Lumia 1520 and the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G.

The Sony Xperia Z3 compact will hold a charge longer than the:

  • Xperia Z3 which last 85 hours.
  • iPhone 6 which holds a mere 55 hours.
  • HTC One Max – 81 hours.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 – 75 hours.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 – 72 hours.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 mini – 72 hours.
  • HTC One M8 – 71 hours.
  • LG G3 – 69 hours.
  • LG Nexus 5 – 40 hours.
  • Motorola Moto X – 39 hours.

These days, where forgetting to charge your phone at night means your first priority the next morning is finding a power source, battery life is crucial. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact really fills a big need. On top of its ergonomic size, latest processing power and newest OS, it’s also waterproof and has shatterproof glass on the display. Although eclipsed by its bigger brother, the Sony Xperia Z3 compact is a real game changer.