Sony Xperia Z3

price Rs. 29,999 onwards launch Sep, 2014
current magic score ?
<50
verdict AVOID
poor value-for-money
currently ranked
#25
of 37 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 12 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • 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

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • 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

12 expert review(s)


261+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0, Expected upgrade to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Triluminos display
  • X-Reality Engine
  • Shatter proof glass
  • Up to 10 fingers touch supported
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Ambient Light
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
Processor/RAM
Processor2.5 GHz, Quad Core, Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
GPUAdreno 330
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3100 mAh
Battery Standby920 hrs
Battery Talktime16.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 130 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 10 hrs
Dimensions
Weight152 gm
Thickness7.3 mm
Camera
Camera20.7 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera2.2 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
DLNAYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
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  • Dust Proof
  • Water Resistant
  • Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
  • Clear Audio+
  • xLoud Experience
  • PlayStation Certified
  • PS4 Remote Play
  • USB On-The-Go
  • ANT+ support
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
2.77/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys