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Sony Xperia Z3 Quick Review, Price and Comparison

It has been only a few months since the launch of the second generation flagship model Xperia Z2 in India and so soon the Japan based tech tycoon has released the Xperia Z3 in the country. Of course, the device brings some enhancements as compared to its predecessor and it would be a threat to the other Android biggies in the market. If you are planning to buy the Xperia Z3, here is a quick review of the smartphone.

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Camera and Internal Storage

Sony has retained most of the photography innovations that it adopted with its previous generation models. The Xperia Z3 comes equipped with a 20.7 MP sensor at its back that is teamed up with LED flash, auto focus, HDR and panorama shooting modes and up to 2160p video recording ability. Also, there is a 2.2 MP front-facing selfie camera onboard the device that can make video calls at FHD 1080p quality. With a wide angle lens, the smartphone can capture wider shots than before.

In terms of storage, the Xperia Z3 is bundled with an ample 16 GB of internal storage capacity that should be adequate enough for many users to store the necessary content. The handset features an expandable micro SD card slot that will support up to 128 GB of additional storage space. Hence, we do not have any issues with the Sony flagship model in this regard.

Processor and Battery

The Xperia Z3 comes incorporated with a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor from the stable of Qualcomm. This processor is supplemented by Adreno 330 graphics engine to take charge of the users’ graphic necessities and 3 GB of RAM that can handle the multi-tasking requirements effortlessly. These hardware features of the Sony phone will definitely make it competent enough to fight with the other flagship models.

The smartphone is incorporated with a 3,100 mAh battery that is claimed by the company to provide two days of backup to the device that has a power efficient hardware.

Display and Features

The Xperia Z3 is given a 5.2 inch IPS LCD Triluminos display with X-Reality Engine and FHD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels that results in a pixel density of 424 pixels per inch. This screen is topped with a scratch proof glass coating and it has a brightness level of 600 nits that will render it readable even under direct sunlight.

The Xperia Z3 is based on Android 4.4.4 KitKat platform and it has usual connectivity features. Sony has given the IP68 water and dust resistant certificate to this smartphone and the PS4 Remote Play feature to let users to stream PS4 games and play them using the Xperia Z3. It is given the IP68 certification that makes it resistant to water and dust.

Key Specs

Model Sony Xperia Z3
Display 5.2 inch, FHD
Processor 2.5 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB
OS Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Camera 20.7 MP/ 2.2 MP
Battery 3,100 mAh
Price Rs 51,990

What we Like

  • Good and bright display
  • Capable camera set
  • Improved Design

What we don’t Like

  • High Cost


The Sony Xperia Z3 is an impressive device that boasts of great looks and power packed performance. The flagship model is touted to take advantage of the great display that is usable even under sunlight, decent camera aspects and two day of battery backup. The handset features a sleek and attractive design and is even more resistant to water. The cost however is higher than most other Android Flagships.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.