Sony Xperia Z3 Review: Specifications, Performance, Price and Market Competition

Sony has released its latest flagship smart phone, Xperia Z3 into market recently. The new Xperia kid comes with powerful arsenal of better waterproof performance and powerful battery to hold the charge up to a half a day longer than usual. The phone comes with revamped features and specifications that makes this device interesting.

Let’s take a dive into the features of this new gadget.

Display & Design

Sony Xperia Z3 comes with 5.2 inch full HD display that can render 1920x1080 resolution picture on the screen. The legacy of triluminos display technology is also continued in Z3. This technology displays the true colors of blues, greens and reds on the screen very well. This technology was first known to be introduced with Sony T2 ultra.

Sony Xperia Z3 has got little changes to its design compared to its predecessors. It comes with a metallic, round cornered frame around the panel with the embedded water-proof lids over the ports.

Isn't that frame looking like a iPhone6’s? I wonder if it can bend too.

Processor & Memory

Xperia Z3 comes equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Quad-Core processor with the graphic support of Adreno 330 GPU. You can also connect and play remotely on a PS4 console.

Z3 comes with 16GB internal flash memory and can be expanded up to 128GB with the help of external microSD. It is configured with 3GB RAM which is a perfect come-along for the 2.5GHz processor and 330GPU.

Running heavy applications won't slow down the device due to the powerful configuration. Gaming would be a great fun on this device, that too on the full HD triluminos display.

Network & Connectivity

This devices runs on GSM 2G, UMTS HSPA 3G and LTE 4G diverse networks. It has got assisted GPS and GLONASS system for global positioning, Wi-Fi with ANT+ technology.

Z3 also have now-a-day connectivity options like native USB tethering, USB 2.0 micro, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0.

Camera & Video

Xperia Z3 got a powerful rear camera that can take pictures of 20.7MP resolution and 2.2MP front facing camera which is good to take selfies and video calls but remember there are phones with 5MP front camera already.

You can talk 1080p video calls with the front camera and can shoot the videos with the 4k resolution with the rear one. The camera also got now-a-day feature like image stabilization, HDR, burst mode, geo tagging.

Water & Dust Proof

Sony is the first one to introduce the waterproof technology for mobile phones commercially and this might have brought the thought of upgrading the waterproof technology to next level. Sony inherits the new standards(IP65 and IP68) of water and dust proof to Z3.


Sony released Xperia Z3 with the price tag of Rs.51,990 in to the Indian market. You can get it for 3% off on flipkart.

Verdict in Market Competition Perspective

No doubt Sony Xperia Z3 has got amazing specifications but I still see some emptiness in specifications like GPU, front camera and bendable metallic frame. I think the bending videos of iPhone 6 might have made me think of much about metallic frame. Middle range smart phones like Xolo Gamer has got 470GPU graphics and 5MP front camera already where as the Z3 has got 330GPU and 2.2MP front camera yet.

The 1080p video calling might not impress people in India where 3G is still a dream. Streaming HD video calls might hike up user internet bills that may seem like making an international call for a newbie(in bill perspective).

I’ll give 3.8/5 for Sony Xperia Z3.

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