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Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3
alaScore 93

3126 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3126 reviews of Sony Xperia Z3. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and design are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the portability and screen. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the reception.

performance, usability, design, screen, portability

reception

84% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia Z3 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 726 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the usability and camera are overall positive. The portability and design also get good feedback, but there are mixed views on the connectivity and reliability.

performance, design, portability, camera, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3 D6653 International Version No Warranty (Black)Sony Xperia Z3 D6653 International Version No Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the design and battery. The camera and portability also get good views. Opinions are divided on the screen, and there are some less positive reviews about the durability and usability.

performance, portability, camera, battery, design

usability, durability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3 D6603 16GB Factory Unlocked International Version-BlackSony Xperia Z3 D6603 16GB Factory Unlocked International Version-Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 review

 

Has Sony added enough to warrant a Z2 sequel already?

Brilliant battery ; PS4 Remote Play is brilliant ; Premium build

Bugs in the operating system ; 4K still doesn't work properly

The Sony Xperia Z3 isn't a phone that you'd have thought would make a lot of sense. After all, the Xperia Z2 was a nifty little handset and yet it's now been replaced barely six months later.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 review

 

The Sony Xperia Z3 is the brand's latest flagship

Great design ; Powerful hardware ; Good battery life

Phone can over heat ; Camera slightly disappointing ; Takes a while to fully charge

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Third time's a charm - Pocket-lint

 

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Battery life, great build, waterproofing, camera performance, powerful

Sony bloatware, still a little tall, design could be a little more seamless

Having criticised the earlier Xperia Z1 and the Z2 models, we feel like Sony has made the right moves in its latest handset. The Z3 gives you the design, the power, the display, the camera and importantly, the battery life. It's the flagship device...

Oct, 2014

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

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z3 review - Pocket-lint

 

It's only been 6 months since the Sony Xperia Z2 hit the shelves, but the company has already announced its successor, the Xperia Z3. It offers a more

Sep, 2014

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

Sony Xperia Z3 review

 

A new design, better performance and a very long battery life make the Xperia Z3 Sony's best phone yet

The Sony Xperia Z3 is another incremental improvement on Sony's distinctive-looking handset, but its industry-leading battery life, amazing screen and excellent performance finally gives it the tools it needs to play ball with today's current...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z3

 

Update 22/06/2015: The Sony Xperia Z3 has been with us for nine months, but it is still the formidable flagship we once knew? When it comes to the performance, our Z3 is still running power-hungry apps without issue, and the camera is as good as ever....

Sharp, vibrant display ; Massive battery life ; Slick overall performance ; Hi-Res Audio support

Still some overheating issues ; No PS4 Remote Play yet ; Too much Sony bloatware

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: John Scott Lewinski (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia Z3v

 

T-Mobile users have enjoyed the option of buying Sony's best Android phone, the Xperia Z3, for a while. Now, Verizon users can have a crack at a similar, but not identical model with the appropriately initialed Xperia Z3v. Internally, the same as the...

Build quality ; Large and bright screen ; Sony PS4 Remote Player support

Dull design ; Slightly slippery

Android favoring Verizon users looking for a full-function smartphone will be well-served and entertained by the Xperia Z3v despite its underwhelming outward appearance and the additional thump to the wallet.

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z3+ comparison: What's the difference?

 

Sony has today unveiled its Z3+, the UK version of the Sony Xperia Z4 that was last month announced in Japan and successor to the Sony Xperia Z3. We explain what's new in the Sony Xperia Z3+ in our Z3 vs Z3+ comparison review.

The Z3+ is a faster version of an already very fast smartphone, and few users would complain that the Z3 is slow. However, the processor change brings it up to speed with its 2015 smartphone rivals, and we appreciate the extra storage space as standard...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Marie Brewis (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z4 comparison: What's the difference?

 

The Sony Xperia Z4 was a no-show at MWC 2015, but it is on its way. Here we look at how the new Sony Xperia Z4 will differ from the current Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone. We compare what we know about the Z3 and what we think we know about the Z4 to find...

It's impossible to reach a verdict until we have seen the Sony Xperia Z4 in the flesh, but from the sounds of it we'll get a significantly better screen and much improved performance. Will that be enough to make you upgrade? We'll have to wait and see.

Mar, 2015

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

Nexus 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 comparison

 

Before we start, the Nexus 6 is made by Motorola for Google (LG made the Nexus 5 and Nexus 4) and it isn't out yet. We haven't seen it yet so although we've reviewed the Sony Xperia Z3 already, we're comparing specs here.

We're just comparing specs for now so the Nexus 6 is a huge phone with a Quad HD screen and Android 5.0 Lollipop which looks to be more expensive than the Sony Xperia Z3 which is smaller and features a waterproof design, High-Red audio and PS4 Remote...

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
FM radio: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:2600 / 3100 / 6000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:110 / 130
Continuous video playback time:10 / 9.5
Standby time (2G):1230 / 510 / 880 / 890 / 920
Standby time (3G):1270 / 480 / 920
Standby time (4G):540 / 800
Talk time (2G):12 / 14 / 16
Talk time (3G):14 / 16 / 920
Talk time (4G):800

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:5248 x 3936
Digital Zoom:16 / 8
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1 / 2.2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:12800 / 12800, Auto / 200, 3200, 12800 / 2000, 3200, 12800
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Maximum frame rate:120 / 30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Optical sensor size:1/0.0906 / 25.4 / 2.3
Rear camera: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:5248 x 3936
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7 / 8.1
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera:Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:2.1 / 2.2
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:Exmor RS
Smile detection:Y / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 2160p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (Canada):1.501
Body SAR (EU):0.712
Body SAR (USA):1.501
Certification:IPX5, IPX8, IP6x
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
DLNA certified:Y / Yes
Head SAR (Canada):0.885
Head SAR (EU):0.691
Head SAR (USA):0.885
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.691 / 0.7

Design

Colour of product:Black / Copper / Gold / Green / Green, Silver / Orange / Red / White
Curved Design: No
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Form factor:Bar / Slate
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Kids tablet: No
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Water Resistant
Standard colour:Black / Green / White

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.7 / 13.2 / 132.1 / 25.6
Display number of colours:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 1920 / 1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Type:IPS / LCD / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:424
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Graphics

Graphics adapter:Adreno 320
Graphics adapter family:Adreno

Memory

Internal Memory:2
Internal RAM:2 / 3
Maximum internal memory:2

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, MP2, MP4, OGA, OTA, RealAudio, RTX, WAV, WVE, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGA, PCM, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, ASF, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WMA / 3GPP, ADTS, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, RTX, SMF, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, ADTS, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, ADTS, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, WMA, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / AAC, AMR-NB, MP3 / AAC, ASF, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA / ADTS, 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / ADTS, 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, ASF, FLAC, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, RTX, XMF
Equalizer:Y / Yes
FM radio:No / Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Radio Data System (RDS):Y / Yes
Speakers:STEREO
Video compression formats:AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, AVI, MP4, WEBM, XVID / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP6, VP8, WEBM, WMV9 HD / 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / VP9, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G: Yes
2G bands (primary SIM):800,900,1800,1900 / 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700 / 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS / HSPA+, UMTS / HSPA, UMTS / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600 / 800,850,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSF, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, SPP / A2DP, GAP, HFP, OPP, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.01
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit AES, 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, AES, EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit AES, DES, EAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, HTTPS, LEAP, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WDS, WPA, WPA-EAP, WPA2 / 128-bit AES, DES, EAP, EAP-MD5, EAP-PEAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, LEAP, MD5, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK, WPA2 / 128-bit AES, EAP, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2, PEAP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-AKA, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MSCHAPv2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, WPA, WPA2 / EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, PEAP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Wi-Fi: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Audio formats supported:AAC, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV
Barometer:Y / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 330
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4.4 / 5.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Dictionary, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Themes, Widgets
Position location: Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MKV, MP4, WEBM

Ports & interfaces

Charging connector: Yes
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out: Yes
MHL version:3.0
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y / Yes
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.5
Processor Model:801 / APQ8064 / MSM 8974AC

Processor special features

Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 4.4 / 4.4 KitKat / 4.4.4 / 5.1
Platform:Android
SyncML: Yes
vCard: Yes

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC
Internal RAM:2048 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:12 / 16
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32
Storage Media:Flash
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Dust-resistant:Y / Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Play, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube / Google Play / Google Wallet, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search, Google+, YouTube
Waterproof:Y / Yes

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.9 / 7.3 / 8.6
Height :12.7 / 14.2 / 14.6 / 146 / 17.2
Weight:129 / 152 / 495
Width:26.6 / 6.49 / 7.2 / 72