When Sony released the Xperia Z3 Compact in 2014, it brought out a smartphone that had a smaller size but no compromises. With a 720p display measuring 4.6 inches - about half an inch smaller than the full-sized Xperia Z3 - it was easy to hold and use, but still had powerful specs for its time.

Like the Z3 proper, the Z3 Compact was a toughie: it came with a shatterproof screen, and was totally dust- and water-resistant. Plus it looked rather pretty, with a shiny body in either black, white, minty green, or blood orange, along with just-about-visible stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the screen. Inside, things were just as good, thanks to quad-core processors and a 20.7MP Sony camera lens.

Today, however, you might find your Xperia Z3 Compact rather dated - it’s a few years old now, after all, and only has 16GB of internal storage. It could be time to update to a phone with more modern specs, not to mention a bigger battery. Here on CompareMyMobile, we work with dozens of mobile recyclers to find you the best possible offer when you sell your old phone. Choose a quote from our comparison grid and enter your details, and you’ll get all the info you need to get rid of your phone and get paid for it.

Can I sell a broken Sony Xperia Z3?

Don’t worry if your Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is broken or damaged - many phone recyclers will still buy it. A phone usually counts as broken if it has:

  • a cracked screen
  • broken buttons
  • power issues
  • lots of chips and dents
  • a corrupt operating system

A broken Sony Xperia Z3 will sell for less than a working one, and even less than a brand new one - obviously - but nonetheless, they’ll sell. Just make sure you’re honest about your gadget's condition and you’ll get the most accurate quotes. If a recycler receives your device but decides it is not in the condition they expected, they’ll send you a revised quote by email, which you can choose to accept or reject. Some will charge postage if you want your gadget back, though others will do it for free.

Can I sell a Sony Xperia Z3 with water damage?

Selling a water damaged phone is a little trickier, but some recyclers do buy handsets with water damage. Search for quotes on a broken Sony Xperia Z3 above, and check with the recycler if you're not sure whether it will accept a water damaged phone or not.