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Sony Xperia XZ3

We have collected and analyzed 58 expert reviews and 75 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 91/100. The average review date is Oct 17, 2018. We have compared these reviews to 2673680 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 10, 2018.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: One flagship too many

 

Sony's Xperia XZ3 is the six-month-old XZ2 with a slightly better OLED display and an improved selfie camera. That still makes it a good-looking, high-performing flagship, but the XZ3 doesn't bring any unique or interesting updates to the table to...

Attractive design ; Top-tier performance ; Competent camera

Lacks compelling features ; Expensive ; Minor update to the XZ2

It uses multiple CPU cores for speed and reliability.

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 brings out the big guns to challenge the Galaxy S9

 

This flagship phone is playing for keeps.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

Sony Xperia XZ3 Smartphone Review

 

Videos in 4K HDR. The Sony Xperia XZ3 is the company's latest premium smartphone and one that has numerous features that are designed to enhance camera quality, sound, system performance and make the device easier to use. The XZ3 has a 6-inch OLED...

USB 3.0 Type-C ; Bluetooth 5.0 ; fast Wi-Fi ; good one-handed mode ; solid system performance

short battery life ; slow charging ; fingerprint sensor is oddly placed ; Sense mode starts unintentionally ; slippy glass back

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is suitable for almost any task. The device takes good photos and has solid system performance. Our test device also handles complex apps and games well too. The one-handed mode is hit or miss, particularly as we frequently...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 Review

 

Our Sony Xperia XZ3 review takes a look at Sony's first phone with an OLED screen, a true premium flagship priced to fight with the biggest names in the game, but can it stand its ground?

Design looks very stylish and refined ; Beautiful OLED screen ; Powerful, crisp dual loudspeakers ; Impressively clear call quality ; Support for wireless charging; water protection

Mediocre battery life ; Side Sense fires up randomly and is better left turned off ; Pricey at $900 ; 64GB of storage is less than what competitors at the same price offer

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (tomsguide.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 Review: Too Little, Too Soon

 

In the grand scheme of things, the Sony Xperia XZ3 is a serviceable premium smartphone with a gorgeous OLED display, top-tier hardware and build quality and the latest version of Android onboard. But serviceable isn't good enough when you're spending...

Beautiful OLED display ; Android Pie at launch ; Wireless charging enabled

Expensive ; Slow to charge ; Gimmicky features ; Middling cameras and average performance for the price

Sony turned around and trotted out a successor to its Xperia XZ2 just a few months after that phone came out. Unfortunately, the Xperia XZ3 is a worse deal for buyers.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: a great phone, except for one thing

 

With the Sony Xperia XZ2 and its compact offshoot, Sony Mobile began a journey into the future, which now continues with the Xperia XZ3. The Ambient Flow design language was fine-tuned, and the necessary software optimizations, including the...

Design ; OLED display ; Good camera ; Speakers ; Android 9 Pie

Fingerprint sensor placement ; Disappointing battery

Sony has taken into account the criticism it received on its XZ2. The large 6-inch OLED display makes it a smartphone well suited for multimedia content, i. e. to watch videos in high definition but also for gamers thanks to powerful hardware. The...

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 Review | Trusted Reviews

 

Is a new display and a tweaked design all that the Xperia XZ2's successor, the Sony Xperia XZ3, brings to the table? Let's find out.

Great OLED screen ; Good performance ; Decent battery life ; Comes with Android 9.0 Pie

Pre-installed bloatware ; Camera can be a little slow ; Poor fingerprint scanner placement ; Side Sense is unreliable

A big step in the right direction for Sony flagships.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Robert Jones (t3.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: a quality Android flagship with stunning Bravia-engineered display

 

The Xperia XZ3 is Sony's most well-rounded, accomplished phone to date, and one that comes packing a simply fantastic screen

Bravia-engineered OLED HDR screen is stunning ; New design is lithe and modern ; Premium aluminium and glass build ; Android 9.0 Pie out of the box

Simply carries over 19MP rear camera from Xperia XZ2 ; Battery life is standard ; Internal hardware spec is good, but beaten by some rivals

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang

 

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is the Xperia flagship we've been waiting a very long time to see. It finally pushes design boundaries, resulting in a stunning

Stunning design ; Fantastic OLED display ; Good battery life ; Android Pie software setup ; Side Sense works well

Some camera features could be better ; Hardware will be old in a couple of months (and likely replaced y 'XZ4')

Oct, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Sony Xperia XZ3 review

 

OLED finally arrives on an Xperia phone - and it's every bit the stunner

OLED display up there with the best of the mobile world ; enough power to run anything you can throw at it ; camera and video quality impresses

fingerprint sensor in an awkward place ; no headphone jack ; Side Sense not quite ready for prime time

Sony's best phone to date combines display, camera and performance prowess into a single desirable package. It slips down in a few minor areas, but not enough to stop it warning the full five stars.

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3330
Wireless charging:Y

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:N / Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y

Camera

Auto focus:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Geotagging:Y
ISO sensitivity:1600, 3200, 12800, 40000
Night mode:Y
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear camera resolution (numeric):19
Rear camera type:Single camera
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y

Design

Color name:Bordeaux Red / Forest Green / White Silver
Color of product:Black / Green
Fingerprint reader:Y
Finish type:Gloss
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product color:Black / Bordeaux, Red / Green / Silver
Product colour:Bordeaux, Red / Silver
Protection features:Water Resistant

Display

Display Diagonal:6
Display Resolution:2880 x 1440
Display Type:OLED
Orientation sensor:Y
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM
Speakers:Stereo

Navigation

GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:APT-X
Bluetooth version:5.0
Miracast:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
Quick start guide:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor model:845

Software

Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSDXC
Internal storage capacity:64
Maximum memory card size:512
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39
Height:6.22
Weight:6.81
Width:2.87