Christmas giveaway: Win a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact smartphone!

2 Dec 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

One lucky reader won’t have to rely on Santa Claus to bring him or her a new smartphone this Christmas, as we have a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact to give away!

The Xperia Z3 Compact was announced by Sony alongside its Xperia Z3 flagship in September this year. Don’t let the name deceive you, though, as being the little sister to the 5.2-inch Z3 means the Xperia Z3 Compact is no slim pickings with a 4.6-inch Triluminos display.

UPDATE, Monday 8 December 3.57pm: This competition is now closed.

As with all the best in the Sony Mobile range, the Xperia Z3 Compact is dust-proof and water-resistant, protecting the 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 16GB storage and 2GB RAM inside from any accidents.

Best of all, the Z3 Compact retains the powerful 20.7MP rear camera featured in the flagship smartphone, so you get the same photo quality from a more pocket-friendly device.

Thanks to, you could be in with a chance to win an Xperia Z3 Compact of your own. Simply email with the subject ‘PRICESPY’ and include your name, age and answer to this question:

What resolution is the display on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact?

Need a hint? Click here.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Competition Terms and Conditions:

1. The sponsor of this competition is

2. The competition closes on Sunday 7 December at 11.59pm (UTC). No entries will be accepted after this point.

3. You must be aged 18 years or over and have a shipping address in the Republic of Ireland to enter this competition.

4. Entries are limited to one entry per email address.

5. The winner will be selected at random from correct entries and contacted via email by Silicon Republic.

6. Silicon Republic will forward the winner’s details (name, address, mobile and email address) to for fulfilment. These details will not be retained by or

7. The winner’s name will be announced after the competition closes via the Silicon Republic Twitter account (@siliconrepublic).

8. The winner agrees to enter into any contract which may be associated with the competition. If the winner does not wish to comply, the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be drawn.

9. The prize is subject to availability.

10. The promoters (Silicon Republic) and sponsors ( reserve the right to alter or cancel this promotion at any time.

11. No cash alternative can be offered.

12. This competition is open to everyone who fulfills the conditions outlined above, other than families or employees of the promoters (Silicon Republic) and sponsors (

13. If the terms of this competition are not met, a new winner will be drawn. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.