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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

7. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

A small Android phone packed with big features

OS: Android 5 | Screen size: 4.6-inch | Resolution: 1280 x 720 | Memory: 2GB | Storage: 16GB |Battery: 2,600mAh | Rear camera: 20.7MP | Front camera: 2.2MP

Less powerful with a lower-res screen than its bigger brother, the Z3 Compact still features most of the high-end specs, fuses them with things like Remote Play and the 20.7MP camera, and does it all at a really low cost for a phone of this power.

The 4.7-inch display makes the Z3 Compact one of the best phones to hold and use in day to day life, and it also has a brilliantly long-lasting battery, too. If you're not a fan of the gargantuan models on show, there's a lot to love about Sony's mini flagship.

The Z3 Compact is the best of Sony in a smartphone. If that's what you're after, this is the phone to go for. The ergonomics and the price impress, and while it doesn't quite have the spec sheet of the main Z3, the Compact feels more polished.