The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is without doubt one of the best sub-5in smartphones on the market today. In fact, we'd go so far as to declare it the best mini Android phone.
It has a great build, great battery life, great camera and great specs. So all you need to do is give it some great apps to play with. We suggest you start with these 10.
READ MORE: Sony Xperia Z3 Compact review
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery (RM17.80)
This endearing adventure game sees you take control of an unnamed female character in a quest to "solve mystical musical mysteries". It looks brilliant and sounds even better. The Sony's ability to serve up deliciously bright colours on its 720p screen and deliver superb sound through headphones (which the game recommends) make S: S&S a true test for your phone.
Download Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery (RM17.80)
Duolingo is a free language learning tool that is surprisingly effective. You choose which language you want to learn and go through a series of stages, earning XP points as you progress. You can also sync your progress with the web app too so you can continue learning wherever you are. Très bon!
Download Duolingo (free)
Horizon Camera (free)
Ever taken a video on your phone, only to realise that you recorded it in portrait and thus ruined it? We certainly have. But you'll never have to worry about doing it again thanks to Horizon Camera. No matter which way you hold your phone - portrait, landscape, or any other weird way you can think of - it will always record in landscape mode. Perfect to make use of the Xperia Z3 Compact's fantastic 1080p camera.
Download Horizon Camera (free)
Malaysia Trip Planner (free)
If you fancy being a tourist while at home, then download this little app. It's courtesy of the Malaysia Tourism agency and offers itineraries, listing events and holidays. You can now plan either short weekend jaunts or even things to do on long breaks. Unsure what to do for your end-year break? Then try this app out.
Google News & Weather (free)
With the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop - coming very soon to the Z3 Compact - Google has redesigned its stock apps to reflect its new Material Design philsophy. The News & Weather app has received the makeover treatment and now makes browsing the day's news a joyful experience. You can choose which categories are most important to you and order them accordingly. You can also choose to set the weather based on the phone's location via GPS, or you can set a permanent location to monitor.
Qobuz (Free/RM108 per month)
The Xperia Z3 Compact is one of a still rather small number of phones that's capable of playing high-resolution music. Qobuz happens to be one of only a small number of music streaming apps that can stream in 16-bit/44.1kHz. That's CD-quality to us regular folk, and better than Spotify's 320kbps. The app is rather easy to use, with recommended content available on the home page. And you can read a full review of it on our sister website Whathifi.com right now.
Download Qobuz (free/RM108 per month)