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Sony Xperia Z3v

Sony Xperia Z3v
alaScore 88

201 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 201 reviews of Sony Xperia Z3v. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the camera and durability. The design and portability also get good opinions, but there are some negative opinions about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z3v is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z3v

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z3v from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z3v, Black 32GB (Verizon Wireless)Sony Xperia Z3v, Black 32GB (Verizon Wireless)

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z3v ( white)

 

The main differences are battery life and, well, design. There's no way about it: Verizon's Z3v is not as attractive a phone as the standard Z3. In fact, it looks more like the earlier Xperia Z2 .

The Sony Xperia Z3v is a top-notch Android phone that's waterproof for up to 30 minutes, can stream games from a nearby PlayStation 4 via Remote Play, and has expandable storage.

The design is a throwback to earlier Xperia models, and not as slick as the standard Xperia Z3.

Sony's variant on the Xperia Z3 is nearly the same excellent overall phone on Verizon, albeit with a slightly dated external design.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z3v review

 

Shopping for phones can sometimes be a maddening process: what makes one variation different than another? Let's say you've been craving Sony's latest Xperia Z3 , a really good and stylish phone. It's available in the U.S. via T-Mobile. But if you're a...

The Sony Xperia Z3v is a top-notch Android phone that's waterproof for up to 30 minutes, can stream games from a nearby PlayStation 4 via Remote Play, and has expandable storage.

The design is a throwback to earlier Xperia models, and not as slick as the standard Xperia Z3.

Sony's variant on the Xperia Z3 is nearly the same excellent overall phone on Verizon, albeit with a slightly dated external design.

Nov, 2014

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Eugene Kim (pcmag.com)

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.

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Sony Xperia Z3v review

 

Sony has a rough time selling phones in the US. While it has managed to become one of the few Android makers to turn a profit on the backs of its global sales, Sony's presence in the US has been...

Fast performance ; Great battery life ; Good camera

Clumsy, dated design ; Lots of bloatware

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Florence Ion (pcworld.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

Sony Xperia Z3v

 

With the waterproof Xperia Z3v, Sony is out to make a splash -- ahem -- with Verizon shoppers. But this smartphone ($200 on contract) has a lot more going for it than the ability to get wet. Its 20-megapixel camera is one of the sharpest and most...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

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 : Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

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 dust...

The Sony XPERIA Z3 is an excellent evolution of the XPERIA line, and it is fair to say that Sony has improved virtually every aspects of the remarkable XPERIA Z2 handset. If the XPERIA Z3 shipped closer to its launch date, its success would have been...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

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 : Josh Smith (gottabemobile.com)

Sony Xperia Z3v Review

 

The Sony Xperia Z3v is one of the best smartphones of 2014. Simply put the Sony Xperia Z3v delivers features you cannot find on competing Android smartphones. Users get a stunning display, incredibly capable camera and the ability to play PS4 games in...

The Sony Xperia Z3v is an impressive Android smartphone and it is about time Verizon offers a flagship smartphone from Sony. It is hard to find things not to like on this very capable smartphone. Before you walk in and upgrade from your old iPhone to...

Dec, 2014

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3200
Battery performance:3200
Continuous audio playback time:120
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):840
Standby time (4G):760
Talk time (2G):16
Talk time (3G):21

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.2
Geotagging: Yes
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:5.2
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: Yes
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G bands supported:850,1900
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Blacklist, Calculator, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

ANT+ enabled:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:801
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.5
Processor model:801

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3
Internal storage capacity:32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
USB mass storage: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.35
Height:5.85
Weight:6.02
Width:2.89
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