Sony Xperia Z3 Plus

price Rs. 27,990 onwards | launch Jun, 2015
magic score ?
<50
poor value for money
our verdict: avoid
ranked
#23
of 31 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 8 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • 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

What We Didn't

  • 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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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.0, Upgradeable to 7.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • Scratch Resistant glass
  • Oleophobic Coating
  • Triluminos display
  • X-Reality Engine
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
Processor/RAM
ProcessorOcta Core, Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 (Quad Core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 + Quad Core 2 GHz Cortex-A57)
GPUAdreno 430
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2930 mAh
Battery Standby590 hrs
Battery Talktime17.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Music Playback Time: 91 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 9.66 hrs
Dimensions
Weight144 gm
Thickness6.9 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
  • HDR
  • Panorama
  • 8X Digital Zoom
  • Sony Exmor R
  • Video Stabilization
  • Superior Auto
  • Image Stabilizer
Secondary Camera5.1 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • 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
  • WiFi Direct
  • WiFi Dual Band
  • USB On-The-Go
  • ANT+ Support
  • Miracast
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
average brand rating
2.78/5
(Below Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for all phones launched by this brand in recent times
brand perception
Very Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Average
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys