The Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's wealth of power, its skinny, waterproof body and decent screen make it a good option to consider if you're after a portable tablet. Although its screen resolution doesn't put it over its competitors, its ability to play games from your PS4 -- although not perfect yet -- gives it a unique selling point.
If you've been craving Sony's Xperia Z3, this sleek alternative comes close but is a little different: it still streams games from a nearby PS4, is waterproof, and has a really good camera.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony's most formidable to date with a formidable display and promising features that easily give Android competition from HTC, LG and Samsung a run for their money.
Sony's latest flagship Android handset -- and its smaller cousin -- have finally got local pricing and carrier availability details.
Sony wants to lure gamers to the Xperia Z3 line with its ability to remotely play PlayStation 4 games. And it'd be thrilled to finally see a smash-hit phone, period.
It's waterproof fro up to 30 minutes, has a 20.7 megapixel camera, and can stream PS4 games wirelessly from a nearby console. Hands-on with this not-quite-Z3 smartphone, coming soon.
Although it's a disappointment Sony hasn't increased the screen resolution along with its size, and the camera's quirks are rather odd, the Xperia Z3 Compact's improved design, vast amounts of power, decent battery life and waterproof body help it maintain its position as one of the best mini flagships around.
The company says that the devices will run KitKat as standard and include some updates to native apps.
What makes the Verizon-only Xperia Z3v different from the Xperia Z3? Look for yourself.
Yes, a phone can double as a game accessory: snap the Xperia Z3v into a cradle that rests on top of a PS4 controller, and it streams games locally. We tried it out, and it really works.