sony xperia z3 review

Sony Xperia Z3: It’s More Than Just a Beautiful Phone

Sony Xperia Z2 was not a bad phone by any means, which naturally placed a lot of pressure on Sony’s team in respect to Z3 so that it lives up to the expectations. Not a lot of improvements have been made to the third iteration in the Xperia line, but the ones that have been made add a lot to the overall user experience. It has thinner design, performs better, and best of all, it has a battery life that will make your life a whole lot easier. We will go in detail about each feature that Xperia Z3 brings to the table in this review.

Design

The design of Sony Xperia Z3 has been improved and it looks stunning. Although the dimensions of the phone are not much different from its predecessor, it really takes the edge with its sleeker design, giving the phone an incredible look. Furthermore, this thinness allows users to handle the phone rather easily with one hand. The dock connector is on the right side of the phone once again and those of you using Xperia series for the first time will have to get used to it. The speakers are on the front and provide great sound. Z3 is waterproof so there are covers for all ports, but the problem is that they stick out even when you try to push them in, which of course can cause some serious issues.

Performance

Sony Xperia Z3 is outfitted with 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 chip, Adreno 330 GPU, and 3GB of RAM. These specifications provide a pretty good idea of how admirable the performance of this latest offering from Sony is. Every function in the phone performs at a pretty fast pace, making it a good choice for the consumers looking for the latest smartphone.

Software

Xperia Z3 supports Android 5.0 aka Lollipop. With the latest iteration of Android, the users are able enjoy all the benefits that comes with it, including better design, better notifications, improved battery life through Project Volta and much more. The speed at which the phone works is also pretty decent and if you are in the market looking for a phone supporting the latest Android, then you don’t have to look further than Xperia Z3.

Display

Xperia Z3 comes with a 5.2-inch screen display which hasn’t changed much from its predecessor as it still showcases 1080p resolution. This doesn’t mean that it’s not looking good, but a little improvement in the display is expected whenever a new iteration makes its way to the market. Overall, look of screen is quite sharp and offers a great visual and gaming experience.

Camera

Xperia Z3 is equipped with a 20.7-megapixel rear camera which provides excellent results, especially in the scenarios where you just point and click. The auto mode of the camera is nearly perfect and picture quality is simply amazing. Users who routinely use their phone to capture videos will be glad to know that 4K videos can also be recorded, though it requires a fair bit of improvement. When on the move, try 1080p resolution as it will net you clearer results because Sony has integrated accelerometer into the phone that will smooth out the shakes. Front camera of the phone is of 2.2 megapixels and supports resolution up to 1080p, whereas frame rates are restricted to 30 fps.

Battery

This is where Xperia Z3 shines the most. With 3100mAh battery, it outperforms every one of its competitors available in the market. You can easily use this phone for a couple of days without even needing a battery management app. If you want your phone to last a bit longer, then just turn the brightness down, which will help it last a day or two more.

Connectivity

There are certain expectations from every newer smartphone nowadays and Xperia Z3 fulfills all of them. It supports 3G, 4G, WLAN, GPRS, USB and Bluetooth, taking care of all your needs.

Storage

Sony Xperia Z3 comes in two sizes, 16GB and 32GB, which may not seem enough to a lot of users. However, it’s not that big of an issue because unlike some latest phones, Xperia Z3 allows you to add microSD card (up to 128GB) to your phone.

Verdict

Sony Xperia Z3 is undoubtedly an amazing phone that offers everything that is expected of a smartphone. The only downside is the lack of changes from Xperia Z2 and rusty 4K resolution support. If you are using Z2 and are not in a dire need of new phone, then you should stick to it for a while. However, if you are in the market for the latest smartphones and long lasting battery, then you can’t go wrong with Sony’s latest offering.