Sony may not always have the craziest specs and the most insane features around, but they have an equation that works. It’s often said you shouldn’t ruin a product that is already great, and they are certainly following this advice with the Sony Xperia Z3 line of devices.

The Japanese manufacturer’s Compact smartphones are known for being small, yet very powerful. With the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, the company caters to those who want a capable smartphone without having to sacrifice a small form-factor.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact specs

  • Android 4.4
  • 4.6-inch 720p display
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 16 GB of internal storage
  • 20.7 MP rear-facing camera
  • 2.2 MP front-facing camera
  • 2600 mAh battery

The device feels just as good as the Sony Xperia Z3, save for it being a bit more “plasticky” around the edges and (of course) smaller. It’s specs are also great, which keep the device running as smooth as butter. We can see some specs being downgraded when compared to the Xperia Z3, but we can say these changes have their benefits. A 720p resolution continues to look great on a 4.6-inch display. Not to mention, this makes the job easier on that 2600 mAh battery.

The processor, RAM and high-quality cameras make this a great phone for those who prefer a pocketable device. We should also expect a slightly lower price, which is always welcomed.