Samsung Electronics has launched their latest Tizen based smartphone Samsung Z3 in India. The next-generation Tizen smartphone is designed and manufactured in India; it is designed with services and features suiting the smartphone users of India. It is a budget phone that is expected to catch the attention of the first time smartphone users. Our presence at the launch event did not go waste, as we have brought the most enquired facts about the phone exclusively for you.

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Our Full Coverage on Samsung Z3

Also See: (Samsung Z3 News Coverage, Samsung Z3 Camera Review)

Samsung Z3 Pros

  • Good Looks
  • Great Display Clarity

Samsung Z3 Cons

  • Not Too Many Apps
  • Does Not Support Android Apps

Samsung Z3 Quick Specifications

Key SpecsSamsung Z3
Display5 inches Super AMOLED HD
Screen Resolution1280 x 720
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-core
ChipsetSpreadtrum SC7730SI
RAM1 GB
Operating SystemTizen v2.4
Storage 8 GB , expandable to 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera8 MP with Autofocus and LED flash
Secondary Camera5 MP
Fingerprint ScannerNo
NFCNo
Battery 2600 mAh Li-Ion
Weight137 gms
SIMDual-SIM
Price INR 8,490

Samsung Z3 Hands On Review [Video]

Question- How is Design and Build Quality?

Answer- Samsung Z3 looks much like its predecessor Z1 from the front. The back is made up of plastic which has curved edges just like the Note 5 but the material used does not match anywhere close to that. The sides and the buttons are also made of plastic; they have a shiny metallic texture like Samsung used in most of its devices. The phone is handy and easily usable with single hand but the quality material used is not up to the mark.

Samsung Z3 Photo Gallery

Question- Does the Samsung Z3 Have Dual SIM Slots?

Answer- Yes, it has Dual-SIM. Both the SIM slots support Micro SIM.

Question- Does the Samsung Z3 Have microSD Expansion option?

Answer- Yes, the Samsung Z3 has a microSD expansion slot. It supports microSD cards up to 128 GB.

 Question- Does Samsung Z3 Have Display Glass Protection?

 Answer- The Samsung Z3 does not have a display glass protection.

 Question- How is the Display of The Samsung Z3?

 Answer- The 5 inch sAMOLED HD display delivers pixel density of 294ppi. The display seemed decent in terms of clarity and details.

 Question- Does Samsung Z3 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer- Yes, it does support adaptive brightness.

Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?

Answer- No, the navigation buttons are not backlit.

Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?

Answer- It comes with the Samsung’s own Tizen OS v2.4 out of the box.

Question- Is there any Finger Print Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?

Answer- No, fingerprint sensor is not available on this phone.

Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Samsung Z3?

Answer- This phone does not have the fast charging feature.

Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?

Answer-  4.5 GB free storage was available at the user end out of 8 GB.

Question- Can Apps be Moved to SD card on Samsung Z3?

Answer- Yes, the apps can be moved to the SD card.

Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?

Answer-   456 MB of apps comes preinstalled and they can not be removed, but can be disable on the Samsung Z3.

Question- How Much RAM is free Available on the first Boot?

Answer-  340 MB RAM out of 1 GB was available on the first boot.

Question- Does it have LED notification light?

Answer- No, it does not have a LED notification light.

Question- Does it support USB OTG?

Answer- We will test it once we get it for review.

Question- How is The User Interface on The Samsung Z3?

Answer- The Samsung Z3 comes with a quick and intuitive UI. It is quite easy to use, icons are placed nicely and the most used apps are accessible at one touch. Navigating and switching between the apps was not a problem on this device.

Question- Does Samsung Z3 offer theme options to choose from?

Answer- Yes, the Samsung Z3 comes with few pre-loaded themes to choose from.

Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?

Answer- The device has the same sort of speaker found in the budget Samsung phones like J2. It is loud and clear but nothing new or special; we have heard the same sound quality in previously released budget phones by Samsung.

Question- How Good is The Camera Quality of The Samsung Z3?

Answer- It took some good shots in low light and artificial light, but using HDR more on the device was a pain. Some camera samples are mentioned below.

Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Samsung Z3?

Answer- Yes, it is capable of playing Full HD videos.

Question- How is Battery Backup on Samsung Z3?

Answer- Samsung Z3 features a 2600 mAh battery; this is too early to comment about the battery performance as we have not tested the device for very long. Samsung has added a UPS mode (Ultra Power Saving) which is capable of exceeding the battery backup by reducing the phone operations whenever you want it.

Question- What Color Variants Available for Samsung Z3?

Answer– Gold, Silver and Black colour variants are available.

Question- Which Sensors are available on Samsung Z3?

Answer- It includes Accelerometer, proximity and ambient light sensor.

Question- What are the Dimensions & Weight of Samsung Z3?

Answer- It measures 5.57 x 2.76 x 0.31 inches and weighs 137 grams.

Question- Does it Support Double Tap to Wake Up?

Answer- No, it does not support Double Tap to wake Up.

Question- What is the SAR Value of Samsung Z3?

Answer- we will let update this section once we get to know about it.

Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?

Answer- No, it does not support voice wake up commands.

Question- Does Samsung Z3 Have Heating Issues?

Answer- During the initial usage, it did get a little warm but we cannot judge it until we test it.

Question- Can Samsung Z3 be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?

Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question- How is the Gaming Performance?

Answer- We will update about the gaming performance of this device later after the proper testing.

Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?

Answer- Yes, you can create and share internet from this device.

Conclusion

Samsung Z3 is a good device which has some real specs for the price, but the major set back could the operating system. It comes with Tizen 2.4 OS that does not have much developers, which could not give it much apps, but the most of the popular apps are available for Tizen. This smartphone is a good deal for a feature phone user who are planning to upgrade to a smartphone. Would you buy it ?