Sony Xperia Z3 Handson and Review
Sony Xperia Z3 Handson and Review

Sony Xperia Z3 review- water proof, stylish with greater battery life

Sony Xperia Z3 is coming with loads of exciting features that one can crave for in a high end smartphone. Waterproof body, slim and stylish look with an appreciable battery life are few of the quality features. In this article, we are providing the technical and hands on review of Xperia Z3.


Body Dimensions and Display

The dimensions measure 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in) and weighs 152 g (5.36 oz). Xperial Z3 has curved edges that create much more comfortable grip. Four nylon caps are covering the edges of Z3 to absorb the shock and protect the phone from accidental damage . It has glass finish on both of the sides. So with the black color the backside of this phone may be a fingerprint magnet. The right hand side has the power button, volume rocker, dedicated camera button and nano SIM & microSD card slot. On the left hand side there is the charging/USB port and doc connector. The card slots and USB ports are covered with Flaps. With IP 65/68 rating, this phone has the maximum water and dust protection. It has two front facing stereo speakers which are really loud and clear too.

Display Specs include:

IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors with triluminous display and Sony’s X-Reality for mobile for increased visibility in sunlight.
1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.2 inches (~424 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch sensor with Shatter proof glass with nylon corners for extra durability.


Hardware and Memory

The phone has 3 GB RAM and it means faster running device. Xperia Z3 has an in-built storage of 16/32 GB which is expandable up to 128 GB via Micro SD Card slot. it runs Snapdragon Qualcomm Quad-core with 2.5 GHz processor speed. other hardwares include GPU- Adreno 330 and sensors like Sensors, Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.

Operating System

Xperia Z3 comes with Android 4.4.4 Kitkat.

Get the best under water shots with waterproof Sony Xperia Z3

There are many big companies that are making flagship phones but few dare to provide the water resistance capability that Sony promises with each of its Xperia smartphones. with Xperia Z3 you won’t need to detach from your phone for a moment. If water spills accidentally on you phone, the aluminium body will keep you phone safe. So this means people can capture pictures under water without the fear of their phones getting damaged. The primary camera has high resolution 20.7 MP 1/2.3”, 5248 х 3936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash and the secondary camera is 2.2 MP. Sony has incorporated the best of its years of camera and handycam experience to give the best shots. Sony claims to bring the best ISO and camera quality ever with Exmor RS™ for mobile sensor and the first ISO 12800 in a smartphone. This helps in taking clear pictures even in low light.

Z3 will be enriched with a plethora of apps so that users can actually enjoy the photo shooting experience for which Sony has invested and devoted itself a lot. Multi Camera, Face In, AR Fun and Automatic Mode are the different apps you can try out in your Xperia Z3. Face In app makes use of both the primary and secondary cameras of the phone. The front facing or selfie camera is used for capturing the expression of the person taking the photo and the primary camera will obviously snap the main event. So it’s a fun way to keep the photographer imposed into the photo. Multi camera app is similar and allows users record a scene from various angles and then merge them to make a compact video. It also facilitates split screen effect with three Xperia compatible devices. AR Fun- This is another interesting app that lets you insert animations, stickers on the scene you are capturing. Sound Photo is also an interactive app that can insert sound clips of users in their pictures.

Some pictures were taken in low light from your Xperia Z3. Have a look.


Battery life

Xperia Z3 promises a greater battery life so that you can be free and have a seamless experience. Battery specs are:

  • 3100 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 16 hours
  • Standby time: up to 920 hours
  • Music listening time: up to 130 hours
  • Video playback time: up to 10 hours


  • DATA- GPRS Up to 107 kbps
  • EDGE- Up to 296 kbps
  • Speed- HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
  • WLAN- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth- v4.0, A2DP
  • NFC- Yes
  • USB- microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Only smartphone with connectivity to PS4

Xperia Z3 is the first and only smartphone of Sony to have gaming via Play Station 4. Xperia Z3 is the latest flagship smartphone of Sony that has RemotePlay feature. That means you can remotely connect your Xperia Z3 with PS4 and play games via highspeed internet. This is an extremely lucrative feature for game addicts. You can play anywhere remotely in side your home from your phone. You can access your PS4 console via your home WiFi and play games with DUALSHOCK®4 controller in any room. The Xperia Z3 injects the best of graphics and creme Sony technologies. With a super-bright display and digital noise cancelling technology, immersing yourself in your game has never been easier.


The phone comes in three decent colors black, white and copper unlike the Z2 which came with the vibrant purple color along with black and white. The price hike from Z2 to Z3 is extremely high compared to the revamps in feature that it brought with it. So Z3 does not offer much extra than current flagship phones like amsung S5, HTC One M8. If you are looking for a feature rich flagship phone then you can definitely rely on Xperia Z3.

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