Sony Xperia Z3  Sony Xperia Z3 Plus 
Sony Xperia Z3 Sony Xperia Z3 Plus
Buy Now N/A Buy
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Price N/A Rs. 40,948 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2014 Jun, 2015
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 Marshmallow Android 5.0 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 7.1 Nougat
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.2 inches 5.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features IPS LCD, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine, Shatter proof glass, Up to 10 fingers touch supported IPS LCD, Scratch Resistant glass, Oleophobic Coating, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 430
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 20.7 MP 20.7 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features 1/2.3'' Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image/Video Stabilization, HDR, Panorama, 8X Digital Zoom, ISO 3200 maximum in manual mode, Exmor RS Sensor, Pulsed LED flash, Superior Auto - automatic scene selection, Burst Mode, Social Live, Object Tracking, Red-eye Reduction 1/2.3" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, 8X Digital Zoom, Sony Exmor R, Video Stabilization, Superior Auto, Image Stabilizer
Secondary Camera 2.2 MP 5.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features Full HD Video Recording Full HD Video Recording, HDR
Internal Memory 16 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM
Thickness 7.3 mm 6.9 mm
Weight 152 gm 144 gm
Battery Capacity 3100 mAh 2930 mAh
Battery Standby 920 hrs 590 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 16.00 hrs 17.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, Quick Charge
Other Battery Parameters Music Playback Time: 130 hrs, Video Playback Time: 10 hrs Music Playback Time: 91 hrs, Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Dust Proof; Water Resistant; Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT); Clear Audio+; xLoud Experience; PlayStation Certified; PS4 Remote Play; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ support; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration Dust Proof; Water Resistant; Quick Charge (Get up to 60% capacity with just 30 minutes of charging); S-Force; Clear Audio+ - Sound improvement software; Clear Bass; xLoud Experience; DLNA; NFC; Yes, via MHL; WiFi Direct; WiFi Dual Band; USB On-The-Go; ANT+ Support; Miracast; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [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
2-minute Review [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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