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Sony Xperia Z3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 459 reviews of Sony Xperia Z3. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and usability. The screen and design are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the price and reliability, and some have doubts about the GPS navigation and camera.

portability, design, screen, usability, battery

camera, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia Z3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the battery and portability are generally positive. The screen and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design, screen, portability, battery

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - BlackSony Xperia Z3 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - CopperSony Xperia Z3 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Sony Xperia Z3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Sony Xperia Z3 from The average user rating for this product is 2.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

0% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony Xperia Z3 Microphone Adapter For Headset Built In Goldplated Connectors Black (Use Any Headset As Hands Free)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Sony XPERIA Z3/Z3v Review


Marketed with “Demand Great” by Sony, the XPERIA Z3 is a high-end phone that has a lot of attributes that are attractive: a thin metal and glass design, an IP65/68 ruggedness rating (water and dustproof), along with Sony's best camera sensor available...

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Jan, 2015

Expert review by: tech2 News Staff (

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Overall a great package, but priced outrageously at Rs 51,990


Sony had already announced its flagship smartphone – the Xperia Z2 – at this years Mobile World Congress and the units started appearing on the market May onwards. It has been just four months since, and Sony has already announced another flagship...

Sony Xperia Z3 impresses on most counts. Apart from the heating issue, there was barely anything major to criticise. The camera performance and battery life performance in particular are quite good. The refinements in the design are a welcome change,...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Brent Rose (

Review: Sony Xperia Z3


With the Xperia Z3, Sony once again makes a fantastic piece of hardware that's marred by horrible software.

Great looking hardware. Snappy processor and plenty of RAM make the Z3 a speed demon. Shoots 4K video. Waterproof up to 5 feet ; TIRED

Glass back makes it a fingerprint magnet—and a slippery one at that. I dropped and shattered mine. Finicky camera produces inconsistent photos. Stability issues aplenty. Mystifying software choices, including pointless redesigns of great stock Android...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: matthew miller (

Sony Xperia Z3 review: Superb design and capabilities that best the Apple iPhone 6


Sony doesn't release too many smartphones on US carriers, but T-Mobile has a real winner here with the Z3. Matthew not only tested one out, he bought his own and put aside the iPhone 6 Plus.

Sony has a limited presence in the US with most of its devices being sold either overseas or at the US Sony Store as unlocked models for AT&T and T-Mobile customers. Verizon just recently launched the Sony Xperia Z3v, which is a variation of the Z3 I...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Eugene Kim (

Sony Xperia Z3v (Verizon Wireless)


The Xperia Z3v marks Sony's triumphant return to Verizon, offering high-end specs and features without some of the compromises of its smartphone peers.

Attractive, modern design. Waterproof. Refined software with useful tweaks. Qi wireless charging

On the thick and heavy side. Tons of bloatware

Sony's in the midst of a mobile revival, but for all of the positive critical response, the Japanese monolith seems to have fallen out of favor with major U.S. carriers as of late. The Xperia Z3v ($199.99 with contract) is the first Sony cell phone to...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Florence Ion (

Florence Ion


It's got powerful internals, a 20-megapixel camera, and a version of Android that isn't annoying to look at—hopefully a stint at Verizon will help it reach more users.

Bright, vibrant display with customizable settings ; Water and dust proof—mostly life proof ; Front-facing stereo speakers for groovin

Camera can be a bit inconsistent depending on lighting situation

The Xperia Z3v's powerful hardware and neat bundled features are also a perfect example of what Sony is capable of when it takes its time with a product.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (

Sony Xperia Z3v review


The Android world is jam-packed with great phones that also have great, compelling designs — the new Moto X and HTC's excellent One M8 both immediately come to mind as phones I want to look at and caress as much as I want to use. This isn't the first...

Fast performance ; Great battery life ; Good camera

Clumsy, dated design ; Lots of bloatware

Not exactly the Z3 you're looking for

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

Sony Xperia Z3v Review


Over the past week we've had a look at the third in a line of Sony's "Z" devices in so many years, this one called the "Z3" when it's not carried by Verizon. This version of the Xperia Z3 goes by the name "Z3v", appropriately, as it runs on Verizon's...

As any good manufacturer does, Sony once again delivers their finest work of smartphone art in the Xperia Z3v. Each successor to the Z becomes better - and bigger. Now we've got to see about the Z3 Compact to get the slightly more pocketable...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Sam Rutherford (

Sony Xperia Z3v Review


The Z3v combines a bright and rich display with an excellent 20-MP camera, packaged in an elegant and waterproof design.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: James Trew (

Sony Xperia Z3 review: a classy flagship with great battery life


When you're trying to compete in the phone-making game, there are certain challenges. On the one hand, you want to dazzle customers with innovative featu

Fantastic battery life ; High-quality finish ; Great camera

Software feels a little dated

For a phone that, initially at least, looks a lot like the one it's meant to replace the Z3 has a few tricks up its sleeve. Best of all is the standout battery life. Android photographers will love the camera too. It's easy to recommend the Z3, unless...

Oct, 2014

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8674AC / MSM8974AC


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:4K / HD1080p


GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:IPS
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 4.4 KitKat
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8974AC
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes


Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:MSM8974AC