Poetic FlipBook for Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Case Review

The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is an amazingly powerful small smartphone. It has almost all the same features and specifications as the larger Z3, but it’s a more pocketable size. I went on the hunt for a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact case that would allow me to protect the phone and found the Poetic FlipBook. It’s a nice, inexpensive offering.

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Case

The Poetic FlipBook has an MSRP of $14.95 but [Affiliate Link] through our Amazon Affiliate Store it is under $13. A simple case made from synthetic materials, the FlipBook looks like a far nicer case than its price would suggest. And while there is some sloppiness along one of the back seams, the rest of the case is well-constructed. A hard shell holds the phone in place while the synthetic leather (pleather?) protects the side and cover.

From Poetic:

The word is out on the Poetic FlipBook. Boasting the handsome combination of a smooth synthetic cover with a matte black hard shell, this case melds all-around protection with prof ssional flair. With its mix of hardy materials and simple, refined design, the FlipBook is built to withstand bumps and shocks, as well as shifting trends. Kick back and watch videos with ease using the convenient viewing stand. Easily opened with a flick of your wrist, the FlipBook belongs on the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and in your hands.

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This folio-style case also has an interior pocket for a few cards or cash. The Xperia Z3 Compact Case also has an elastic band that holds the cover in place when the phone is not in use. In all this is a highly functional way to inexpensively protect your Z3 Compact.

Features of the Poetic FlipBook Sony Xperia Z3 Case:
  • Flip-style case with shock-resistant polycarbonate shell
  • Stylish toothpick-grain textured synthetic leather front cover offers grip and comfort
  • Sturdy hard-back design provides easy snap-on installation and reliable drop protection
  • Soft microfiber interior lining for superb scratch and dust protection
  • Designed for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. Made by Poetic.
Video Review of the FlipBook Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Case:


This Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Case isn’t anything fancy… but it doesn’t have to be. It looks decent enough and offers plenty of protection. And at the price it is a great case to order and have in hand. And since it is simple to install the phone and remove it, this is one case that will be great “bring it along for the ride because its just nice to have the option” case.

Source: Personal purchase of this Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Case

What I Like: Thin; Light; Inexpensive; Does a decent job of adding protection

What Needs Improvement: Threading on the back is sloppy

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.