Sony Xperia Z3 

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launchSep, 2014

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Design

  • Slim, light, well built
  • Premium, gorgeous design
  • Curved design makes it comfortable to hold
  • Power button, and volume rocker are awkward to reach

Display

  • Excellent display with very good outdoor legibility
  • Comparatively large (tall) for the display size, which can make it cumbersome to carry around in your pocket

Software

  • Android interface with Sony's skin
  • Lot of bloatware
  • Software features to make the big screen more manageable (like those in similar Samsung and LG phones) are largely missing

Performance

  • Smooth, slick performance backed by top-line hardware
  • Tends to heat up

Camera

  • Excellent camera

Audio

  • Excellent audio quality
  • Twin front-firing speakers are quite powerful and rich

Battery

  • Excellent battery life

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  • Dust and liquid resistant

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Sony Xperia Z3 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 4.4, Upgradeable to 6.0 MarshmallowNo more updates expected
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 801Ranked #40 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
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
Primary Camera20.7MP
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 Camera2.2MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
TV OutYes, via MHL
DLNAYes
NFCYes
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Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
  • Clear Audio+
  • xLoud Experience
  • PlayStation Certified
  • PS4 Remote Play
  • ANT+ support

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