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Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the portability and design are overall positive. The camera and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

performance, usability, camera, design, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the battery and screen are overall positive. The portability and camera also get good feedback, but the sound and reliability get critical opinions. Reviews about the size and usability are mixed.

performance, camera, portability, screen, battery

reliability, sound

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3+ SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia Z3+ SIM-Free Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The performance and design also get good comments, whereas comments about the durability and price are mixed.

portability, design, performance, usability, screen

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3+ (Z3 Plus) E6553 5.2-Inch 32GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone (Black) - International StockSony Xperia Z3+ (Z3 Plus) E6553 5.2-Inch 32GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone (Black) - International Stock

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3+ / Sony Xperia Z3 Plus / Xperia Z4 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3+ (Z3 Plus) E6553 5.2-Inch 32GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone (Black) - International VersionSony Xperia Z3+ (Z3 Plus) E6553 5.2-Inch 32GB Factory Unlocked Smartphone (Black) - International Version

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z3+ review: Sony phones in another incremental upgrade to its flagship line

 

More of the same from Sony – but is that a bad thing?

Slimmer build ; Great media options ; More power

Only incremental upgrades ; Loads of pre-installs ; Disappointing battery

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Matt Hanson (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z3+ review

 

It's sleek and speedy, but has Sony released something exciting?

Nice design ; Waterproof ; Remote play is good ; Cheaper than competition ; No more flap over USB

Gets hot ; Disappointing camera ; Bloatware ; Frustrating battery life ; Doesn't have a wow factor

When Sony announced the Xperia Z3+, many of us hoping for the Xperia Z4 were disappointed. Instead of getting a brand new flagship device with exciting new bells and whistles, we were presented with an iterative update that seemingly only brought a few...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z3+ review: Hot stuff (literally) - Pocket-lint

 

From the lofty highs of the Z3, the Xperia Z3+ is, ironically, a big minus against Sony's Z-series. It's hotted things up in terms of design, but also

Decent 5.2-in screen, slender build, waterproof and dustproof, generally smooth software experience

Gets too hot, battery therefore insignificant, camera overheats and is approximately useless, laggy video recording, fussy shortcut controls

From the lofty highs of the Z3, the Xperia Z3+ is, ironically, a big minus against Sony's Z-series. It's hotted things up in terms of design, but also all too literally: that Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor gets excessively hot, causing issues with...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z3+ is slimmer, lighter and more refined (hands-on) - Pocket-lint

 

Sony has officially announced the successor to its flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone - which will be known as the Xperia Z3+ everywhere except Japan, where

May, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3+ review - not the Z4 we were hoping for

 

Superb performance, but the otherwise identi-kit specs to previous Xperia Z phones mean the Xperia Z3+ fails to impress

The Xperia Z3+ is a perfectly competent handset, but it lacks that special something to justify its premium 'plus' status. It wouldn't be so bad if the Xperia Z3 was no longer on sale, but the fact you can now pick one up for £400 SIM-free or...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z3+

 

Sony's made a habit of updating its flagship phone every six months or so, and the Z3+ is the latest example. It's taken a little longer this time around, but the Z3+ is the ‘six-monthly' update to the Xperia Z3 that was launched in September last...

Fewer annoying flaps and ports ; Less-is-more approach to software ; Water and dustproof

Unacceptable overheating issues ; No optical image stabilisation ; Poor HDR photo mode

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z3+ review

 

The phone that isn't the Xperia Z4 (but is really)

Super-punchy screen ; Purer design ; Good performance

Prone to overheating ; Worse battery life than Z3 ; No particularly exciting upgrades

A solid and likeable phone with great battery life but overheating issues keep it from the top of the pile

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3+ review - hands on

 

A worthy upgrade or another minor improvement? We find out as we go hands on with Sony's "premium" flagship, the Xperia Z3+

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3+ review

 

Before we launch into the review, we want to explain the situation with the Xperia Z4. This has been announced in Japan for a little while and the Z3+ is the same device but for the rest of world. The two are essentially identical but the model in...

Like previous devices, the Sony Xperia Z3+ is a nice smartphone. Although we like the capless USB port and the addition of the Snapdragon 810, it's simply far too similar to the Xperia Z3 to justify an upgrade – perhaps owners of older generations will...

May, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia Z4 preview

 

Update: A wild pic purporting to show the Xperia Z4 pops up on Facebook

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2930
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:91
Continuous video playback time:9.42 / 9.7
Standby time (2G):580
Standby time (3G):590
Standby time (4G):540 / 800
Talk time (2G):12
Talk time (3G):17

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):5.1
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 3200, 4000, 12800 / 3200, 4000, 12800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5.1
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):4096 x 2160
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:2160p
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.41 / 0.74
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.41 / 0.74

Design

Colour of product:Black / Blue / BLUE, GREEN / Copper / Green / White
Curved Design:No / Yes
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Scratch resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Standard colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:700
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AC3, ASF, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MKA, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RA-Lossless, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AIFF, AWB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AIFF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, WMA
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GP, 3GPP, MP4 / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, GATT, HFP, HID, HSF, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HID, HSP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 430
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 430
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4 / 5.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Docking connector: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
MHL version:3.0
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2 / 2.5
Processor Model:810

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.4 / 5.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC
Internal RAM:3072
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.9 / 7
Height :14.4 / 14.6
Weight:144
Width:7.19 / 7.2