Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – Now In Stock

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact*** UPDATE 29/09 ***

We are still in stock of all 3 colours of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact & both colours of the Xperia Z3.

It has been very busy since stock first arrived last week and all of us here at Clove would like to thank everyone who has placed an order so far.

We are pleased to say all cleared orders placed up until the end of the weekend, have now been processed and dispatched, along with many more placed today.

All orders for the Z3 have shipped with their free bundle of accessories. Some customers may not have the magnetic charging adaptor – this will follow shortly.

Due to the massive demand, not all orders for the Z3 Compact have shipped with their free accessories from the ‘stretch goal’. We have kept track of these and will likely ship them in about two weeks, when more stock of the cases arrives.

If you have an order with Clove, please check your emails thoroughly for a dispatch confirmation as this may well contain your tracking number. If it does not, please check your account on the Clove website and view the order. The tracking number may well be visible on the printable order form.


We are pleased to confirm that the first stock of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact has arrived.

If you have already placed an order, we have already begun shipping many orders with further orders due to be dispatched tomorrow.

If you have not yet placed an order, but have been holding out for stock to arrive then we can confirm that you can now order yours today as stock is here and ready for shipping.

As and when your order is dispatched you will receive a dispatch confirmation.

We are including FREE accessories with every Xperia Z3 Compact purchased.

Some customers will receive these accessories with the phone.  For those customers who do not receive the accessories; these will follow in a separate package, at no cost to you, in the next couple of weeks.

Naturally you are keen to get hands on with your phone as soon as possible.  Please rest assured that we are working as quickly as we can to dispatch all orders.

We ask kindly that you avoid contacting us for an update on your particular order, unless we contact you with specific queries. The more people we can dedicate to shipping phones the sooner you will receive it.

Thank you for your custom and we hope you enjoy using the Z3 Compact.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact User Guide/Manual

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Z3 Compact is the 2nd generation of the powerful yet compact series of phones from Sony.  it follows in the footsteps of the hugely successful Z1 Compact, but is now better matched to the Z3.  The Z3 Compact has stereo speakers, a bigger screen and a improved processing power.  It is set to take on the iPhone 6 thanks to its great features and amazing price.  It is also great for gaming as it supports Remote PLAY with a Sony PlayStation 4.

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the device, but if there is anything that isn’t covered or if you have any questions prior to purchasing, please feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

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Sony Xperia Z3 User Guide/Manual

Sony Xperia Z3 User Guide

Below you can find the digital version of the Sony Xperia Z3 user manual. If you would like a printed version, please click here.

The Z3 is Sony’s flagship smartphone for late 2014 and is the 4th generation of the Z series.  One of the most powerful smartphones on the market with Android Operating System, 20 megapixel camera, 3GB RAM, IP rating as well as Sony PlayStation Remote PLAY functionality.

Hopefully the user manual will answer any of the outstanding questions that you have about the device, but if there is anything that isn’t covered or if you have any questions prior to purchasing, please feel free to ask in the comments or to contact our sales team.

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Arrival of Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact delayed slightly

Sony_Xperia_Z3_Compact_BlackStock still arriving this week

We have received the unfortunate news from Sony that stock of the Sony Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact will not be arriving with us today, as had been previously expected.

We now expect stock to arrive on Wednesday 24th September. Depending on the time of day that stock arrives, we will either ship orders on Wednesday 24th or Thursday 25th September.

We appreciate that this will come as disappointing news to those of you that had expected orders to ship today. We’re really sorry about this and will do all we can to get your orders shipped as soon as we possibly can.

We hate it when handsets are delayed; the upshot is that this isn’t anywhere near as severe as some of the launch delays we’ve experienced in the past.

Z3 Compact Stretch Goal

The good news for Z3 Compact customers is that we reached our ‘Stretch Goal’ target and all orders are now eligible for a free accessory bundle.

We also have an accessory bundle offer worth £40 running with the Xperia Z3.

Apologies again that your order are not shipping today. Please rest assured that we will do all we can to get the phone to you ASAP.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Stretch Goal Reached – All Orders Shipping With Bundle!

600 Orders Milestone Reached

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact blackWe’re pleased to confirm that we’ve now reached the 600 figure target of our ‘Stretch Goal’ promotion for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. This means that all orders, both outstanding and new, will have the bundle included free of charge. A big thanks to everyone that’s made a purchase and helped us to promote the offer.

If you have an outstanding order, the bundle will be automatically included when shipping. You do not need to take any further action to have the bundle included.

If you place an order for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact from this point onwards, the bundle will also be added. When checking out on the Clove website you simply need to purchase the handset and the bundle will be added automatically when shipping. In case you haven’t seen already, the bundle includes:

  • 1 x RoxFit Compact Case for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
  • Sony AN 401 Car Charger

Thanks again to everyone that shared the offer and made a purchase. We started the promotion on Tuesday with 400 orders, and have hit the target of 600 just 72 hours later.  It’s the first time we’ve been able to offer a promotion of this sort and we’ve had a great response from the community!

We look forward to shipping your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (and bundle) orders next week.

Sony Xperia Z3 & Xperia Z3 Compact Shipping Next Week

Sony Xperia Z3 Android KitKatUpdate Monday 22nd September: Unfortunately we have now heard that stock of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact will now arrive on Wednesday 24th September. More info here.

We’ve now had confirmation that stock of the Sony Xperia Z3 and Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is due to arrive with us next week. At the moment we estimate that orders will ship on Monday 22nd September Wednesday 24th/Thursday 25th September.

Previously we had an estimated date of arrival of ‘late September’, but stock is now due to be here next week.

We’ve currently got special offers running for both handsets:

The Xperia Z3 comes bundled with £40 worth of accessories: 1 x MicroUSB to magnetic connector adaptor, 1 x Z3 RoxFit case, and 1 x Sony AN 401 Car Charger. It is priced at £429.17 (£515 inc. VAT)

The Xperia Z3 Compact is currently on offer with a huge discount and is priced at £290.83 (£349 inc. VAT).

We also have a ‘stretch goal’ (as it has now been dubbed) running for Z3 Compact orders at the moment. If we hit 600 orders before launch, a RoxFit case and Sony AN 401 Car Charger will be included with the handset free of charge. We are currently at 575 orders so we’re confident that we can hit the goal of 600 by the time the Z3 Compact launches next week. More info in this post


We’ve been lucky enough to have an early hands on with both handsets. You can read our Xperia Z3 review here and our Xperia Z3 Compact review here.


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Another Special Offer for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Free accessory bundle now included

Update 19th September: We’ve now hit the target of 600 sales before launch so all orders will receive the accessory bundle. More info here

We’ve had a great response following the huge price drop on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Thanks to those of you that have placed an order and shared this deal on social media!

We need you to help us a little more though…

If we can get to 600 orders for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (read our Z3 Compact review here!) before launch (due late September), we’ll be able to include a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Roxfit Case and a Sony car charger free with every order.

This means that for £290.83 (£349 inc. VAT) you’ll get the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact + Roxfit Case + Car Charger.

To get to this figure it would be great if you can tell friends and family, and share on social media. We know that everyone has been great at sharing the discounted price of the Z3 Compact already, but with an extra push hopefully we can get to the 600 mark.

We currently have 400 475 over 500 545 575 600  orders and we’ll update this post periodically as the figure rises. Any outstanding orders will be automatically upgraded to the free bundle once we hit 600 orders so all orders will now include the free bundle.

This is the link to our Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Product Page

Thanks to those that have already ordered – hopefully we can add even more value to this deal for you!

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Sony Xperia Z3 Review

Should you upgrade to the Sony Xperia Z3?

This is our review of the SIM Free Sony Xperia Z3, which we have available to order here on the Clove website. We are currently offering an accessory bundle with the handset worth £40.

SIM free Sony xperia z3

In the world of smartphones the name Sony Xperia is as strong as it ever has been thanks to the consistently well performing devices that the Japanese firm have been producing over recent years.

The Z3 is the newest addition to the family that launches only six months after the Z2.

The Sony flagships are being upgraded at pretty much double the speed of competing devices, which shows Sony’s determination to make a stand in the mobile space.

It is all too easy to become frustrated that a new model is out, but Sony themselves expect most potential Z3 customers to be those already using a Sony Xperia Z or Z1, rather than the Z2 and of course they hope that you will be looking to switch from your current Samsung, Apple or HTC device if you have one.

Whilst there is nothing stopping you upgrading from the Z2, the Z3 is less of a significant upgrade and more of a slight refresh.

What does the refresh bring? Read on to find out or watch our video review below. 

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Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review

We go hands-on with Sony’s latest Compact smartphone

This is our review of the SIM Free Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, which we have available to order on the Clove website here at the fantastic price of just £290.83 (£349 inc. VAT).

Sony_Xperia_Z3_Compact_BlackRoughly six months ago Sony launched a new breed of smartphone into the market.  A smartphone that many desired but never really existed; but Sony took a bold step that has ultimately paid off for them.

The Xperia Z1 Compact was and still is as powerful as the Sony Xperia Z1 on which it was based, but had a smaller display to make the overall handset more user friendly, but did not want to sacrifice memory and processing power; which was too often the case with other ‘mini’ or ‘compact’ models.

Whilst I like to keep reviews as balanced as possible I do have a personal affinity with the Z1 Compact.  It is my device of choice and I could not be happier.

The problem with the Z1 Compact was that it was released at the same time as the Z2, but was based on the previous Z1, in theory out of sync with Sony’s range.

With the launch of the Z3 comes the launch of the Z3 Compact to keep the 2 in line with each other and much closer matched in terms of specification.

The differences between the Z3 and Z3 Compact are:

  • The compact has 2GB RAM rather than 3GB
  • The display is a 4.6” 720p IPS panel as opposed to the 5.2” 1080p
  • The battery is 2600mAh as opposed to 3100mAh
  • It is 8.6mm thick and 129g compared to the Z3 at 7.3mm thick and 152g

In comparison to the Z1 Compact:

  • 2.5GHz processor compared to the 2.2GHz quad-core of the Z1C
  • 4.6” 720P display rather than a 4.3”
  • 2600mAh battery rather than 2300mAh
  • 8.6mm thick and 129 grams rather than 9.5mm thick and 137g
  • Stereo speakers
  • Softer edges on the Z3 Compact

So with less than a year between the two how does the latest model stack up? Find out in our video review below or keep reading for the full written review.

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Huge price drop on Sony Xperia Z3 Compact – down to £349 inc. VAT

Sony xperia z3 compact price dropWe’ve got great news for prospective Sony Xperia Z3 Compact customers: we’ve just slashed its pre-launch price tag from £432 inc. VAT to £349 inc. VAT.

This price change will be applied to both new and existing orders. If you’ve already placed an order with us for the Z3 Compact we will adjust it to the updated price for you and refund the difference.

Click here to place an order for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact on the Clove website

Previously the Z3 Compact was priced at £360 (£432 inc. VAT), but it’s now down to just £290.83 (£349 inc. VAT). That’s an incredible saving on what promises to be a great handset.

The first stock of the Z3 Compact is expected to arrive towards the end of this month in Black, White and Red options.