News by Luke Jones on Monday May 18, 2015.
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Sony's Xperia smartphone division has been struggling in recent years, losing money while also seeing sales decline across the world. However, in Japan (Sony's home country) the company is the best-selling smartphone manufacturer, with its Xperia brand enjoying huge success. The country has a unique smartphone market, where global leader Samsung struggles to sell devices period, while global struggler Sony thrives.The biggest selling smartphone in Japan is the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact according to the latest data from Gfk, a Japanese research agency. The data was taken for the week April 4th to April 10th, but Sony has been enjoying top status in Japan for a lot longer than that. Of course, the Xperia Z3 Compact is a fantastic device, a handset that boasts flagship specs and makes a mockery of other manufacturers "mini" smartphones. The Xperia Z3 Compact gets a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage and Android 4.4 KitKat. One of the standout features is Sony's excellent 20.7 megapixel Exmor RS sensor that the company has made tweaks to. Of course, this being Sony the Company is waterproof to an IP68 level, while the screen is 4.6-inches and has a 720p resolution. Indeed the screen is the only real compromise, but at this size it will not be a hugely noticeable loss. Below Sony's handset are three Apple devices, all the same unit in fact. The 64GB iPhone 6 takes places two through four, with different carrier versions in each place.
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