Sony Xperia Z3

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Key Specs
  • Display 5.20-inch (1080x1920)
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Front Camera 2.2MP
  • Rear Camera 20.7MP
  • RAM 3GB
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery Capacity 3100mAh
  • OS Android 4.4
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateSeptember 2014

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Sony Xperia Z3 Review

By Jamshed Avari (Sep 25, 2014)
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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Slim, light and well built
  • Superb performance
  • Excellent camera quality
  • Dust- and water-resistant
  • Bad
  • Too much bloatware
  • Expensive

Should we be surprised that Sony is already refreshing its flagship smartphone? Only six months after the launch of the Xperia Z2 comes its successor, the Xperia Z3. Sony hopes this will help it gain traction in the notoriously fickle Android superphone market, and knows that there are customers who will only buy the latest and greatest model at any given point of time, for whom money is no object.

Sony Xperia Z3 Summary

The Sony Xperia Z3 competes with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One (M8) and LG G3. We like the phone's design, which is a welcome change from what Sony stuck to through its last three generations. Despite its size, this phone is easy to hold and its weight is manageable. The specifications are of course top-end. We particularly appreciated the great battery life and excellent camera performance in low light. The Xperia Z3 is also resistant to dust and water. The software is bloated and the camera app especially has too much going on, but overall we really like what Sony has produced.

Sony Xperia Z3 Full Specifications

Brand Sony
Model Xperia Z3
Release date September 2014
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 146.50 x 72.00 x 7.30
Weight (g) 152.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3100
Removable battery No
Colours Black, White, Copper Gold
Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels
Processor 2.5GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128
Rear camera 20.7-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 2.2-megapixel
Operating system Android 4.4
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct No
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
Temperature sensor No
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Sony Xperia Z3 User Review and Ratings

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  • Impressed! ^_^
    Black Donald (Mar 12, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    But price is bad! :(
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  • worst of sony
    Pradip Savaliya (Mar 22, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    worst service
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  • Sony Xperia Z3
    Islamicss (Jul 16, 2017) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    nice phone, my sony xperia z3 Bronze color
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  • great phone
    Dez Wycotte (Jun 13, 2015) on Gadgets 360
    by far the best device I have had up to date, but lets see how it is in a year, the first while since purchasing is always where I am impressed. but so far so good. my only complaint is there should be more device gestures. it only comes with three gestures... shake device to reject call, place to ear to answer, or place face down to silence ringer. even the galaxy s2 has more gestures and the z3 is and should be more advance than the s2. I so far have a long list of pros, and two cons, the gesture thing I just mentioned, as well that the flash sucks could very well be due to the fact the camera is AMAZING!! 20.7 megapixel I assume wouldn't need much of a flash as the camera itself is unbelievable. so I guess I can handle a dinky flashlight given the quality of everything else I am getting.. best 10$ ever spent was getting this Sony Xperia Z3!
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  • It's better than I phone 6
    Dilip Rathore (Sep 29, 2019) on Flipkart
    Hi just wanted to shed some light in case you are confused or not sure whether to buy z3 or not I have done a lot of online research and have found out that z3 a better device than I phone 6. I agree apple always produce quality phone but if you take a look at iPhone 6's specifications then you will see it is not up to the mark and lags behind some of the high end phone. Biggest plus point of xperia z3 is it's battery backup. It has one of the best battery backup. So guys if you are planning to but z3 then go ahead, it's is one of the best phone out there in the market.
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  • Best In Class
    Sahil Naik (Oct 1, 2019) on Flipkart
    This phone has small upgrades over the Z2 Z2 vs Z3 2.3 ghz vs 2.5 ghz 28 mm wide angle lens vs 25 mm IP 55/58 vs IP67/68 Max ISO 3200 vs Max ISO 12800 Z3 features : More brighter screen over Z2,2 day Battery life according to Sony, Hi-Resolution Audio(which converts your regular mp3 files to give studio like sound), More Camera Apps, Much rounded sides for better grip, Four corners covered by Nylon Caps for better protection, Flaps are made up of metal this time, better low light sensitivity, 4G model available this time, much lighter over its predecessor. Conclusion: If you are using xperia Z1 or previous model its worth to upgrade. If Z2 then may not upgrade to Z3
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  • Display Feature
    Ronin (Sep 30, 2019) on Flipkart
    I would like to share my experience when I went to showroom to see the Z3 features. There is a drastic difference and greater visual experience of videos, photos taking/viewing on Z3 than compared to Z2. Please check this. Also now the live video recording can be shared directly on Youtube as well, which is not there in Z2. This would be useful for users to share any of their experiences live to others on Youtube.
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  • not that intrested!!!
    Prashanth Kumar C (Sep 29, 2019) on Flipkart
    When you see this phone feel like like starting there will be bigger screen,bigger megapixel,bigger processor,etc....but when you come to see the specification compare to Sony Xperia Z2 all are quite similar with camera..processor..screen..ram..etc..z2 have 3gb of compare to z1 ...except that everything is quite similar...i strongly recommend to buy z2 compare to z3. . . . thank you-/
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  • Amazing phone at a reasonable price
    Anirudh Sharma (Oct 3, 2019) on Flipkart
    Design First of all,the design of the phone is better than predecessors.It's thinner,lighter and has more curves so it fits in the hand better.The aluminium sides are now curved too and have a much better look than before.It's also has a bit smaller bezels so it makes one handed use easier.It has the highest IP rating (IP 68 and 65) on a mobile device and can go upto 1.5 m deep for 30 mins. Internal Specs People are complaining that sony should have implemented a Snapdragon 805 and Quad HD display,but they don't know anything so don't listen to them because Snapdragon 801 is an overkill with a 1080p display and gives it a true 2 day battery life with mobile data on and 60% brightness.Have you seen a snapdragon 805 with a 1080p display on any 5.0-5.2 inch phone?.When apple releases iphone 6 with dual core processor and a 750p display,people don't complain about the low specs and low resolution. It has the best camera on a flagship device with 20.7 mp sensor and 4k recording and a decent 2.2 mp front camera.It also has Noise cancellation capabilities build into the iphone and has DSEE HX sound upscaling which increases quality of the low bit rate songs It can play FLAC and High Res audio and has dual stereo speakers which can go upto 85db easily. The complain in this department would be that audio output volume is not very loud,its bearable but not as loud as the HTC one m8.but this can be fixed by rooting the phone and changing the values. It has a good android skin (Sony Skin) and does not lag at all.It also looks good and is much faster than samsung touchwiz.But there is a lot of bloatware like sony music etc. but they can be deleted Its a very good phone with no major complaints and has a reasonable price When Iphone 6 is price at 60000,people have no complaints because they think that they are being sold a very good quality product.The iphone 6 only takes 80$ to manufacture about 5000-6000 rupees and it is price at 60000 almost 10 times the price. Guys please buy the phone which you feel is good and not on the basis of what people think is good.
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  • Its Better to Buy from Sony Store at 18 EMI's free of Cost at Same Price.
    DEBASHISH (Oct 2, 2019) on Flipkart
    I went to the Sony Showroom and Checked out the Z3.. Its far far Better than Z2 in terms of Loudspeaker, Video Quality, Picture Quality , the Body Make and the Style. I would strongly recommend to buy from the Sony Exclusive Store or Sony Smart Lounge as they are giving on 18 EMI's with no extra charges, no processing fees plus 5% Cash Back on HDFC Credit Card so the total cost of phone comes to Rs.47,500/- If you buy here at 18 EMI's with HDFC Credit Card you have to shell out total of Rs.56,136/- when you click on EMI option.. Then why the hell should you spend Rs.8,636 .. And WS Retail is the only authorized Seller for SONY, no other retailers bill would be validated by SONY if something happens...
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