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White paper
September 2014

Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact


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Document history
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Table of contents
Product overview ..........................................................................................................2
Highlights ...............................................................................................................2
Facts - dimensions, weight, performance and networks ......................................3
Categorised feature list ..........................................................................................6
Technologies in detail ...................................................................................................9
Device-to-device communications (local) .............................................................9
Bluetooth(R) wireless technology .........................................................................9
Wi-Fi(R) ...............................................................................................................10
ANT+(TM) wireless technology.............................................................................10
DLNA Certified(R) (Digital Living Network Alliance) ............................................11
Messaging ...........................................................................................................12
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)..............................................................12
Email .................................................................................................................12
Positioning - location based services .................................................................13
Provisioning (OMA CP) ........................................................................................13
Multimedia (audio, image and video) ...................................................................14
Synchronisation (OMA DS, EAS, Google Sync(TM)) ...............................................16
Web browser .......................................................................................................16
Memory in Android(TM) devices .............................................................................17
Trademarks and acknowledgements ..................................................................21


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Product overview

20.7MP camera: high quality images and videos
High dust and water resistance rating - IP65/68: Up to 30 minutes in 1.5 metres of water
Up to 2 day battery life: long lasting performance
Features "Smart Social Camera" platform with unique camera apps from Sony

The highest resolution camera and camcorder in a waterproof compact
Sony's innovative technologies provide you with everything you need to capture those magic moments in
stunning clarity. The Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact's 1/2.3" Exmor(TM) RS for mobile sensor and BIONZ(TM) for
mobile processing engine work together to savour every single detail - for photos and videos as sharp
and vivid as the moment itself. Plus, you can fit even more into every shot with the new 25mm wide-angle
Sony G Lens, so your friends never have to squeeze in closer again.
Want the perfect picture of a summer sunset or a stunning snapshot indoors in low-light? As the world's
first smartphone with ISO 12800 sensitivity, the Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact can create amazing photos even in
low-light conditions.
Shooting a steady video with an ordinary smartphone isn't easy. But with the Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact, it's a
different story. Sony's new and improved SteadyShot(TM) technology with Intelligent Active Mode(TM) means
every video you shoot will be beautifully blur-free. Intelligent Active Mode(TM) compensates for your
movements, analysing dozens of backwards and forward frames, to predict your next steps and make
panning smoother and images more stable. Also, you can record everything in super-clear 4K resolution,
for memories that look just like the real thing.

Compact waterproof design with uncompromised performance
It's fully waterproof up to a rating of IP65/IP68, so you can take your Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact with you
wherever you go - whether you're answering a call in the rain or taking pictures in the pool. So whatever
you choose to do, your compact and durable Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact will never let you down.

A battery built to last*
Combining the market leading Snapdragon 801 processor and our superior battery performance with
Battery STAMINA Mode, the Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact is not only beautiful to look at, but also a bundle of
power. So whether you want to listen to your favourite albums online, download important documents or
lose yourself in the latest movies, the Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact pushes the capabilities of power to give you
an impressive two-day battery life. Do everything you want to do and more - without interruption. This
device can reach speeds of up to 2.5 GHz, so you can browse the web lightning-fast, download important
documents and stream the latest movies, all without the need to take a breather.
* Based on multiple battery performance testings conducted between July and September 2014 in a
laboratory under an active use conditions reflective of the Typical Smartphone User by Sony Mobile
Communications AB. For more information, go to:


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Great is a world of entertainment at your fingertips with breathtaking quality
Lose yourself in an unrivalled entertainment experience and enjoy photos, music, games and more with
Sony Media Apps and the Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact. From your Xperia home screen, the Walkman(R)
application, Movies and Album apps provide quick access to a whole world of entertainment, ready and
waiting for you to explore.
At Sony, we've spent years developing the best sound technology for crystal clear listening and
astounding acoustic performance. So, your music can sound better in every circumstance, from a quiet
environment to a bustling everyday location. And with Sony's Digital Noise Cancelling technology, exterior
noise can be reduced by up to 98% when paired with headset MDR-NC31EM.
Our digital amp technology, uniquely developed for high-resolution audio, reduces distortion and noise at
wider frequency ranges, to reproduce high frequency sound in amazing detail. Plus, you can immerse
yourself in superior audio and upscale your low-resolution music to enjoy it in better quality with DSEE HX.

It's all about the apps
Don't just use your camera to take photos. With a multitude of apps available to brighten up your photo
and video shooting experience, you can entertain yourself for hours. Try out Face in, AR fun, Movie
Creator, Live on YouTube(TM) - by Xperia(TM) and Multi-camera, for example, to see what Sony's social
camera platform is all about.


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Facts - dimensions, weight, performance and
Operating system

Google(TM) Android(TM) 4.4.4 (KitKat)


2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC Quad Core


Adreno 330


127 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm


129 grams

Available colours


SIM card

nano SIM

Main screen

16,777,216 colour TFT


1280x720 pixels

Size (diagonal)

4.6 inches

Input mechanisms
Text input

On-screen QWERTY keyboard

Touch screen


Touch gesture

Yes - multi-touch, up to 10 fingers supported


2 GB

Flash memory

Up to 16 GB*

Expansion slot

microSD(TM) card, up to 128 GB (SDXC supported)

Camera resolution

20.7 MP

Digital zoom


Photo light

Yes - Pulsed LED

Video recording

Yes - HD 4K

Front Camera

Yes - HD 1080p for video chat and 2.2 MP for camera capture


ISO 3200 maximum in manual mode
ISO 12800 maximum in Low Light (auto) mode for photo
ISO 2000 maximum in Night scene mode for video


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Minimum focus distance

120 mm



Proximity sensor


Ambient light sensor






Barometer sensor


Game rotation vector


Geomagnetic rotation vector


Step counter


Step detector


Significant motion detector



UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV),
1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I) MHz
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)


UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1900 (Band II),
2100 (Band I) MHz
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 28)
TD LTE Band 40

Data transfer speeds

Up to 107 kbps


Up to 296 kbps

HSUPA (upload)

Cat 6, up to 5.8 Mbps

HSDPA (download)

Cat 24, up to 42 Mbps

LTE (upload)

Cat 4, up to 50 Mbps

LTE (download)

Cat 4, up to 150 Mbps





Talk time (GSM)

Up to 12 hours**

Standby time (GSM)

Up to 880 hours**


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Talk time (UMTS)

Up to 14 hours**

Standby time (UMTS)

Up to 920 hours**

Standby time (LTE)

Up to 800 hours**

Music listening time

Up to 110 hours**

Video playback time

Up to 10 hours**

Battery (embedded)

2600 mAh minimum

* Memory comprises approximately 2.76 GB of firmware, plus 11.79 GB of "Internal storage" for music,
pictures and movies, and downloaded applications and their data. For more details about memory, see
"Memory in Android(TM) devices" on page 18.
** Values are according to the GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique as performed in controlled laboratory conditions. Actual time may vary.
NOTE: Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and device
NOTE: Performance metrics are measured under laboratory conditions.


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Categorised feature list




20.7 MP camera with Sony Exmor
RS(TM) for mobile image sensor
8x digital zoom
25 mm wide-angle Sony G lens
AR Effect
AR Fun
Auto focus
Background Defocus
BIONZ processing engine
Burst mode
Creative effect
HDR for photos and movies
High frame rate - 120 fps
Face detection
Face in
Flash/Photo light
Front-facing camera (2.2 MP
1080p) with Sony Exmor R(TM) for
mobile image sensor
Image stabiliser
Large 1/2.3" sensor
Live on YouTube(TM) - by Xperia(TM)*
Object tracking
Quick Launch
Red-eye reduction
Scene recognition
Send to web
Sequential video recording
Smile Shutter(TM)
Social live*
Sound Photo
Superior Auto
Sweep Panorama
Timeshift burst
Timeshift video
Touch capture
Touch focus
Video recording (4K)
White balance

3D Surround Sound (VPT)
Album art
Bluetooth(R) stereo (aptX(R), A2DP)
Clear Bass(TM)
Clear Phase(TM)
Dynamic normaliser
High-res audio (LPCM, FLAC,
Low power audio playback***
Music tones (MP3/AAC)
S-Force Front surround
Stereo speakers
TrackID(TM) music recognition*
Walkman(R) application
xLoud(TM) Experience

Google Chrome(TM)*
Google Play(TM)*
Google(TM) search*
Google Voice(TM) Search*
Google Maps(TM) for Mobile with
Street view*
Pan & zoom
Sony Select
Web browser*
What's new


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Answering machine*
Call list
Facebook(TM) application*
Noise suppression
Polyphonic ringtones
Slow talk
Smart call handling
Talk equaliser
Twitter(TM) application*
Voice enhancement
Xperia(TM) Socialife*

Google Mail(TM)*
Handwriting recognition
Instant messaging
Multimedia messaging (MMS)
Predictive text input
Sound recorder
Text messaging (SMS)

Auto rotation
Battery STAMINA mode
Bluetooth(R) unlock
Direct touch
Face Unlock
Gesture input
Smart backlight control
Smart screen rotation
IPX5 and IPX8 (waterproof)**
IP6X (Dust tight)
Live Color LED
On-screen QWERTY keyboard
Screenshot capturing
Screen video recording
Small Apps
Super-vivid mode
Xperia(TM) Home
X-Reality(TM) for mobile
Touch screen
TRILUMINOS(TM) Display for mobile
Voice input


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3D games
Google Wallet(TM)*
Media browser
Motion gaming
Movie creator
Radio (FM radio with RDS)
Reader mode*
SensMe(TM) slideshow
Sony Entertainment Network*
TV launcher
Video streaming

Airplane mode
Alarm clock
Document readers/editors
Setup guide

3.5 mm audio jack Digital Noise
Cancelling (DNC)
ANT+(TM) sport, fitness,
health support
Bluetooth(R) 4.0 wireless
Cast screen
Charging Dock Connector
DLNA Certified(R)
High-Res Audio via 3.5 mm audio
jack and USB
MHL 3.0 support + 5-pin support
Media Go(TM)
Media Transfer Protocol support
Micro USB support
Native USB tethering
PC Companion
Screen mirroring
Smart Connect
Synchronisation via Facebook(TM)
Synchronisation via Google(TM)*
Synchronisation via SyncML(TM)
Synchronisation via Exchange
USB charging
USB High speed 2.0 support
USB Host
Xperia Link(TM)
Wi-Fi(R) Hotspot functionality
Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast(TM)

* This service is not available in all markets.
** In compliance with IP65 and IP68, this smartphone is protected against the ingress of dust and is
waterproof. Provided that all ports and covers are firmly closed, the phone is (i) dust tight and (ii) protected
against low pressure jets of water from all practicable directions in compliance with IP65; and/or (iii) can be
kept under 1.50 m of fresh water for up to 30 minutes in compliance with IP68. Abuse and improper use of
device will invalidate warranty. Find out more at
*** This feature is only available when you play music using the " Walkman(R) " application.


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Technologies in detail
NOTE: The information outlined below is general and levels of compliance to standards and specifications
may vary between products and markets. For more information, contact Sony Mobile Developer World or
your Sony contact person where applicable.

Device-to-device communications (local)
Bluetooth(R) wireless technology
Bluetooth(R) profiles supported

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile v1.2
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile v1.3
Device Identification Profile v1.3
Generic Attribute Profile Client/Server over LE
Handsfree Profile v1.6 (Wide band speech)
Headset Profile v1.2
Health Device Profile v1.1
HID over GATT Profile v1.0
Human Interface Device Profile, Host role v1.1
Messaging Access Profile v1.0
Object Push Profile v1.1
Personal Area Networking Profile v1.0
Phonebook Access Profile v1.1
Serial Port Profile v1.1

Core version and supported
core features

Version 4.0
Bluetooth Low Energy

Other supported features

aptX(R) CD quality audio streaming over Bluetooth(R)

Connectable devices

Products that support at least one of the Bluetooth(R) profiles listed above.
Bluetooth(R) 4.0 accessories generally require installation
of a supporting application.

More information:


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Supported standards

IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and Wi-Fi(R)
Wi-Fi Direct(TM), Wi-Fi Protected Setup, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Passpoint(TM), Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast(TM)

Connectable devices

Wi-Fi(R) access points
Wi-Fi Direct(TM) compatible devices

Frequency band

2.4 GHz/5 GHz

Data transfer rate

Up to 433 Mbit/s


Open Authentication
Shared Authentication
WPA Personal and WPA2 Personal
WPA Enterprise and WPA2 Enterprise


WEP 64 bit, WEP 128 bit, TKIP and CCMP (AES)

Power save




ANT+(TM) wireless technology
Connectable devices

ANT+(TM) devices require download of a supporting application

Frequency band

2.4 GHz

Data transfer rate

Up to 60 Kbps




One to Many, Many to One, Peer to Peer, Star, Practical Mesh


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DLNA Certified(R) (Digital Living Network Alliance)
Supported Device Classes

M-DMS - Mobile Digital Media Server
Media Types: images, music and video
Summary: The digital media server exposes the media
files in your device to a Wi-Fi(R) network. The files can
then be accessed from other DLNA CERTIFIED(R) clients.
M-DMP - Mobile Digital Media Player
Media Types: image, music and video
Summary: You can play content stored on another
device, for example, a server or a PC, directly on your
M-DMC - Mobile Digital Media Controller
Media Types: image, music and video
Summary: A remote controller that lets the content in
another device play on the other device.
Media Types: image, music and video
Summary: You can play media in your device on another
device, such as a TV or a PC using 2 box push technology. +PU+ is integrated in the Album, Movies and " Walkman(R) " applications.
Media Types: image, music and video
Summary: You can download content stored on another
device, for example, a server or a PC, and play the downloaded content directly on your device.
Media Types: image, music and video
Summary: A media server uploading function that allows
media files to be uploaded to Xperia devices from other
DLNA certified clients.

Supported Bearers

Wi-Fi Direct(TM)

DRM Support

The DLNA Certified(R) implementation does not support
DRM-protected content.


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MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
According to OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.0 + SMIL

Bearer type (IP)


Character sets

BIG5 Traditional Chinese
ISO-2022-JP Japanese
ISO-8859-2 Eastern Europe
ISO-8859-5 Cyrillic
ISO-8859-7 Greek
ISO-8859-9 Turkish
ISO 8859-11
KOI8-R Cyrillic
Shift_JIS Japanese
Windows(R) 874
Windows(R) 1251 Cyrillic
Windows(R) 1252
Windows(R) 1254 Turkish
Windows(R) 1258 Vietnamese


POP3 and IMAP4

Push email

Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) (EAS)

Secure email

SSL/TLS, both port methods (POPS/IMAPS) and

HTML mail

Yes (read only)

More information:


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Positioning - location based services
Supported standards:
o OMA Secure User Plane Location (SUPL) v1.0 and v2.0
o 3GPP(TM) Control Plane location (incl. Emergency location)
o Qualcomm(R) GPSOneXtra(TM)
Supported satellite systems:
o BeiDou
NOTE: GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou are used together to calculate the position. Positioning is available at
more locations and is more accurate if all three systems are used. The benefits of using GLONASS and
BeiDou are automatically available for all applications using the positioning APIs.

Provisioning (OMA CP)
OMA CP version 1.1


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Multimedia (audio, image and video)
Audio Playback

MP4 (.m4a)


3GPP (.3gp, .3gpp), MP4 (.mp4,
.m4a), AMR (.amr, .awb)


DSF (.dsf), DSDIFF (.dff)


FLAC (.flac), Matroska (.mka)


SMF (.mid), XMF (.xmf), Mobile
XMF (.mxmf), OTA (.ota), RTTTL
(.rtttl), RTX (.rtx), iMelody (imy)


MP3 (.mp3)


WAV (.wav)


OGG (.ogg), Matroska (.mkv)


ASF (.wma)

Encoder format

Supported in file format


3GPP (.3gp, .3gpp), MP4 (.mp4,


3GPP (.3gp, .3gpp), MP4 (.mp4,
.m4a), AMR (.amr)

Decoder format

Supported in file format


BMP (.bmp)


GIF (.gif)


JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)


PNG (.png)

Image Capture

3GPP (.3gp, 3gpp), MP4 (.mp4,
.m4a), ADTS (.aac)


Image Playback

Supported in file format


Audio Recording

Decoder format

WebP (.webp)

Encoder format

Supported in file format


JPEG (.jpg)


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Video Playback

Decoder format

Supported in file format


3GPP (.3gp, .3gpp), MP4 (.mp4,
.m4v), Matroska (.mkv), AVI
(.avi), Xvid (.xvid)


3GPP (.3gp, .3gpp), MP4 (.mp4,


3GPP (.3gp, .3gpp), MP4 (.mp4,
.m4v), Matroska (.mkv)


MP4 (.mp4, .m4v)


WebM (.webm), Matroska (.mkv)


WebM (.webm)

Encoder format

Supported in file format


3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)


3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)


3GPP (.3gp), MP4 (.mp4)

Audio/Video Streaming

Streaming transport

HTTP progressive streaming


DRM (Digital Rights Management) -
features the rights and copy
protection of downloaded content

OMA DRM v1.0
Marlin DRM
Widevine Level 3
PlayReady DRM (available in
specific regions)

Video Recording

* NOTE: H.265 is not available in all markets.


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Synchronisation (OMA DS, EAS, Google Sync(TM))
OMA Data Synchronisation protocol versions 1.1.2 and 1.2
OMA Data Formats: vCard 2.1, vCalendar 1.0
Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) protocol version 2.5
Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) protocol version 12
Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) protocol version 12.1
Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) protocol version 14
Microsoft(R) Exchange ActiveSync(R) protocol version 14.1
Google Sync(TM)

Related information:

Web browser
Google Chrome(TM) for Android(TM) is pre-installed in markets/regions where no restrictions apply.
Related information:


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Memory in Android(TM) devices
To use Android devices efficiently, users should be aware of the different types of device memory. This
knowledge is important in order to understand, for example, where music, photos and videos are saved;
how many apps can be downloaded from Google Play(TM); and how photos can be copied to a PC.
The below information is also of interest to developers who want to optimise their programs to make the
best possible use of the resources in the device.
Generally, all Android devices share the same basic memory setup. What differs is how much memory is
available to you via the different types of memory, and whether your device uses an external SD card or an
internal memory chip. Any information specific to the particular device model described in this White
Paper is noted as such.

Types of memory
The types of memory described and numbered below are consistent with the terminology used in Sony
mobile device menus and in other content relating to 2014 Xperia(TM) devices:
1. Dynamic Memory (also known as RAM) is used by applications that run when the device is turned on.
The amount of Dynamic Memory influences how many applications and operating system services can
run at the same time. The Android operating system automatically closes applications and services
that are not being used.
However, such automatic functionality has limits. For example, if a lower amount of free RAM is
available to applications after a new release of the operating system (due to increased capabilities in
the system), device speed will eventually be impacted. This is the main reason that a device cannot be
indefinitely upgraded to newer releases of Android(TM).
If you experience problems with RAM, for example, if the device runs slower than usual or if the Home
application restarts frequently when you leave an application, you should minimise the use of apps that
run all the time. Such apps could include, for example, applications that frequently download social
networking service updates. You could also consider using a static wallpaper instead of a live
To see which apps and services are currently active, go to Settings & gt; Apps & gt; Running. You should
have at least 50 MB, and ideally 100 MB or more, of free RAM to avoid slowdowns and application
You should also be aware that if you update the device to a later Android release, the load on the builtin Dynamic Memory will increase due to the addition of more features, as mentioned above. As a
result, the device may run slower after an update.
The Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact has about 2 GB of RAM available to the Android OS and applications, of
which about 200 MB is already used out of the box.
2. System Memory (also known as "System partition" or "/system") is used for the Android OS and for
most applications that are pre-loaded from the factory. This type of memory is normally locked, and
can only be changed through a firmware upgrade. There is usually some free space available in this
section of memory. However, since it is locked, you cannot save apps, photos or any other content to
this memory. System Memory is reserved for future firmware upgrades, which almost always need
more memory than the original firmware. You cannot see or influence the use of this memory.
3. Internal Storage is memory used as" working" memory. It can be compared to the C: drive on a PC
or to the startup disk on a Mac.


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This type of memory is used to store all application downloaded from the Google Play(TM) Store (and
other sources) as well as their settings and data (such as emails, messages and calendar events, for
example). All applications have an allocated area which no other applications can access and where
the application data can be stored.
Some game applications also store content such as game music and game level information outside
their own designated area. In most cases, an application can choose to save its data in a location of its
own choosing (outside the protected application settings area). Generally, such content is not deleted
when an application is uninstalled; it must be removed manually by connecting the device to a
computer with a USB cable, or by using a file manager application.
Internal Storage is also used for all user content added, for example, as a result of the user taking
photos with the camera, downloading media files, and performing file transfers. Typical user content
o photos
o movies
o music
o downloaded documents (as email attachments, for example)
Internal Storage will tend to fill up as a result of normal usage. Examples of such usage are the saving
of data by applications; the downloading and installation of new applications; the downloading of free
or paid content; and the shooting of pictures and movies. Therefore, the larger this memory is from the
start, the more applications you can download and use, and the more pictures and movies you can
If the Internal Storage starts to get full, the device slows down, and in some cases it might no longer be
possible to install more apps. You should always ensure that you have at least 100 MB of free Internal
Storage. If not, you should consider removing some apps that you seldom use, or move content that
you do not frequently access to safe storage.
You can see approximately how much Internal Storage is free in Settings & gt; Storage & gt; DEVICE
MEMORY. You can also view more detail about how much memory is used by applications under
Settings & gt; Apps. In the Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact, about 11.79 GB of Internal Storage is available out of
the box.
Please note that in Sony Mobile 2014 products, "Internal Storage" is now the combination of what was
previously known as "Device Memory" or "Phone Memory" (for applications and their data - also
previously known as "/data") and "Internal Storage" (for user's content - also previously known as "/
sdcard"). The reason for this change is to make the use of available memory more flexible, and also to
enable the optional encryption of user's content.
Memory card slot
In some products you may find both a large internal memory and a memory card reader slot. However, on
the current Android platform, the card reader slot does not work in the same manner in a device with a
large internal memory as it does in a device with ONLY a memory card slot.
Generally, since most applications expect only a single location for storage, such applications will not
generally allow you to SAVE anything to the memory card (i.e., they do not offer the option to choose a
storage location). However, some applications (for instance, the Sony Mobile "Camera" application) may
actually allow you to do so. Other applications, for example, backup applications such as the Sony Mobile
"Memory" application, will by definition be configured to copy content from the Internal Storage to the
external SD card.


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On the other hand, when it comes to reading from an external SD Card, you will be able to access content
(for example, videos, photos and music) on a memory card inserted in this slot without any special
consideration since the Android system searches all available memory for content. Therefore, such
products may be regarded as supporting a fourth type of memory, called "External Card" or "SD Card".
4. SD Card (known as "/ext_card" from a programmer's point of view, or by other names in other Android
products) is the name for the removable SD memory card in all 2014 Sony Mobile products. As
described above, this External Card memory is generally more limited in that any application can read
from it, but many applications cannot save to this card. Only a few applications, including backup
applications and file manger applications, have the capability to save to this card.
Backing up data to different memory types
Generally, you should not save photos, videos and other personal content solely on the internal memory
of a device. If something should happen with the hardware, or if the device is lost or stolen, the data
stored on the device's internal memory is gone forever.
In a device where an SD card reader is the main memory, it is relatively easy to take the card out and copy
all content to a PC or Mac, or to an entertainment device with a memory card slot. In a product featuring
Internal Storage as the main memory, it is not possible to physically remove the memory. Instead, any
critical or high-value content must either be copied to an external SD card by a special backup
application, transferred to remote storage over a network (mobile or Wi-Fi), or to a computer via a USB
To facilitate the transfer of data via a cable, the Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact supports the Microsoft standard,
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), which makes it possible to easily transfer content back and forth between
your device and a Windows PC. For Apple Mac computers, a special application called Sony(TM) Bridge for
Mac is available with built-in support for MTP. This application can be downloaded from the relevant
Xperia(TM) Z3 Compact support page.
Note that you do not need to back up or make a copy of applications that you have downloaded from the
Google Play(TM) Store. They can normally be downloaded again after you have set up your Google account
to work in a new device (or in a device where the memory has been completely erased).
Note 1:
As noted above, some Android devices, including Sony Mobile devices from 2012 and Sony Ericsson
devices from 2011 and earlier, do not use a single "Internal Storage" for both applications (and their data)
and user content. Instead, these devices use either an external SD card for user content, or a
corresponding area of internal memory to reproduce the functionality of an SD card. In such devices, there
is a fixed limit between the application area ("/data") and the user content area ("/sdcard"), with the result
that user content can build up and reach this limit. The consequence of such a limit being reached, for
example, for the camera application, would be that no new pictures could be taken even if there was still a
considerable amount of free space in the application area (or in the user content area). In such an
instance, the download and installation of new applications would also not be possible, even if there was
enough free memory in the content area.
Note 2:
Some devices with integrated storage have abandoned the distinction between the application area and
the content area when it comes to a Factory Data Reset. As a result, there is no option in such devices to
perform a Factory Data Reset and preserve content. In such devices, all content is mandatorily and
completely deleted from the device when a reset is performed.
In contrast, Sony Mobile's memory integration solution makes it possible to preserve user content in this
situation. Therefore, when performing a Factory Data Reset, the default action will still be to only remove
applications and their data, and an option box must be checked if all content is to be removed as well (as
might be desirable when selling the device second-hand, for instance).


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Note 3:
For a developer, it is important to note that from a programming point of view the location names used to
refer to the different memory areas described in Note 1 are still valid, i.e., the area used for applications ("/
data") is still present, as is the area used for content ("/sdcard").
In reality, "sdcard" is a so-called "symbolic link" to "/data/media". However, from inside an Android
application, "/sdcard" can still be used. For example, you can use "sdcard/DCIM/100Android" to find all
camera images. The continued use of "/sdcard" to access the content area ensures compatibility across
different products and Android releases in this regard.


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