10 best mobile phones in the world today

The best smartphones 2014: what phone is best for you?

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

6. Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Less powerful with a lower-res screen than its bigger brother? How is the Z3 Compact two places ahead?

Well, it's simple: this thing is all the power (well, mostly) of the larger model, with a smaller body. This means Remote Play for your PS4, a 20.7MP camera, the clear IPS LCD screen... it's got it all and it's much, much nicer to hold.

The price is a lot lower too, so unless you want the brightness of the Full HD screen nearly every other feature is in this smaller phone, meaning it will have less impact on your pocket - both literally and figuratively.

Quick verdict

The best of Sony in a smartphone - if that's what you're after, this is the phone to go from. It's the ergonomics and the price that impress, and while it's not quite got the spec sheet of the main Z3, it's a lot more polished for some reason.

On top of that it now packs Remote Play to make it a real winner if you're a PS4 owner - definitely one to check out if you fancy your power a bit more portable.