Sony Xperia Z3Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
Sony Xperia Z3
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magic score<50<50
PriceRs. 36,400 onwardsRs. 37,000 onwards
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Launch Date (India)Sep, 2014Jun, 2015
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0Android 5.0, Upgradeable to 5.1, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display FeaturesIPS LCD, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine, Shatter proof glass, Up to 10 fingers touch supportedIPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Processor2.5 GHz2 GHz
Processor TypeQuad CoreOcta Core
Processor NameQualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPUAdreno 330Adreno 430
VoLTEYes
Secondary Camera2.2 MP5.1 MP
Internal Memory16 GB32 GB
Thickness7.3 mm6.9 mm
Weight152 gm144 gm
Battery Capacity3100 mAh2930 mAh
Battery Standby920 hrs590 hrs
Battery Talktime16.00 hrs17.00 hrs
Other Battery ParametersMusic Playback Time: 130 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrsMusic Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Editor's Note [Positives]
  • Slim, light, well built
  • Premium, gorgeous design
  • Curved design makes it comfortable to hold
  • Dust and liquid resistant
  • Excellent display with very good outdoor legibility
  • Android interface with Sony's skin
  • Smooth, slick performance backed by top-line hardware
  • Excellent audio quality
  • Twin front-firing speakers are quite powerful and rich
  • Excellent camera
  • Excellent battery life
  • Beautiful, dual-glass OmniBalance design - the frame is even sleeker than the Z3 and together with the new materials exudes even more luxury
  • Ultra-slim at 6.9mm
  • Light, and pleasant to handle
  • Water-resistant
  • Excellent display with rich colors and nice viewing angles
  • Xperia UI doesn't stray far from stock Android 5.0.2 Lollipop - it's simple and fluid, with some added features like Sony's small apps
  • Good speed/performance, backed by powerful hardware
  • Very good camera
  • Dual stereo speakers provide good, clean output
  • Good audio quality
  • Rich feature-filled multimedia apps for pictures, videos, music
  • Decent battery life
Editor's Note [Negatives]
  • Comparatively large (tall) for the display size, which can make it cumbersome to carry around in your pocket
  • Power button, and volume rocker are awkward to reach
  • Lot of bloatware
  • Software features to make the big screen more manageable (like those in similar Samsung and LG phones) are largely missing
  • Tends to heat up
  • Tends to overheat when put under stress (during gaming, watching videos, etc)
  • Gets hindered from operating at peak performance due to thermal throttling down
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