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
Price in India ₹48,000
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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  • 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 1, 2014) 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, 2014) 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 1, 2014) 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 1, 2014) 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!!
    Harsha Totad (Oct 1, 2014) on Flipkart
    Xperia Z3 is the smartphone that does more and goes further ? whether further is a run in the rain or a dive into the pool on a sunny summer holiday. With the highest waterproof rating*, you can find your way in a downpour, take pictures underwater or just wipe off your phone after an unexpected spill. Combined with a super-slim body and aluminium frame, Xperia Z3 is the Android smartphone that teams durability with beauty. Your best moments deserve more than dark, blurry shots. Years of Sony camera expertise have been brought to Xperia Z3, a premium phone with Cyber-shot and Handycam technologies. So you can capture the laughter in any light, shoot steady videos on the move and take crisp shots underwater. And when you want to make great pictures and videos even better? You can unleash your creativity with our widest ever choice of unique Xperia camera apps. It?s our best smartphone camera yet, to make sure your memories are as vibrant as real life. Say sayonara to casual gaming. PS4? Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 brings real PS4 gaming to a premium phone*. Access your PS4 console via your home WiFi and play your favourite games with your DUALSHOCK4 controller in any room. The Xperia Z3 matches the latest gaming with the best Sony technologies. With a super-bright display and digital noise cancelling technology, immersing yourself in your game has never been easier.
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  • A Marvel From Sony :-)
    Abhinav (Oct 1, 2014) on Flipkart
    I purchased this phone on 14th oct and i am really happy for my decision. it has everything to satisfy my needs+ it is from my favourite brand SONY. But i would try my best to give a very unbiased review. so here it is Pros: 1. Decent Screen size of 5.2 inches with triluminous display is the first of its kind in the market. 2. 20.7 MP camera is an absolute beauty to click pics. 3. Water Resistant and Dust Resistant to the highest level of rating in the market which no other phone provides. 4. Huge Battery Life: Stamina mode ensures to give more strength to the processor so that the phone keeps performing to its best(i really forget about charging for 1.5 days). I am very casual with my phone. I use it for calling(around 40 mins.), gaming(i play temple run2 10 min, dead trigger2 30 mins, candy crush 20 mins, subway surfer 20 mins and asphalt8 for 40 min), web surfing(my data connection is on all the time), videos, music, whatsapp, etc. My biggest concern while purchasing a smartphone has been its battery backup. Sony has surely done its best at this. 5.Front Camera is Pretty decent too. its 2.2 MP which records at 2160p. 6. Excellent design Cons: Not any i have noticed. 1. for some people the price may seem to be a little on the higher side but its definitely a better option than Apple6 16GB which costs around 52k. Sony is giving everything in a decent price range of less than 50k. People who purchase Xperia z3 will Really Enjoy the Experience a lot.
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