Shiny New Gadget Of The Month:

Sony Xperia Z3

Every fall a batch of cool new phones from nearly every major manufacturer hits the market. People are clamoring for the new, larger Apple iPhone or the new Google Nexus phone. This October saw the release of a rather interesting new Android phone from Sony called the Xperia Z3 Compact. What makes Sony's phone remarkable?

Have you noticed how big phones have gotten lately? Not only that, but these big phones require quite a bit of battery power. The Z3 Compact is a premium phone that returns to a more palm-friendly size, with a 4.6-inch display. It also boasts a battery that lasts two days (or more, in some cases) with average use. That's basically unheard of anymore. It also runs the latest version of Android, and it's water-resistant. That's right! The Z3 Compact is certified water-resistant up to one meter for a total of 30 minutes.