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Sony Xperia XZ3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 157 reviews of Sony Xperia XZ3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the usability and camera are overall positive. The design and screen are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the connectivity and price. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, screen, design, camera, usability

battery, price, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia XZ3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Mike Wobker (

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 (

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 : Sandra Vogel (

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: OLED screen marks a return to form Review | ZDNet


A superb 6-inch OLED screen and Android 9 are the highlights of this flagship-class handset, although it's matched by less expensive rivals.

Superb 6-inch OLED screen ; Ships with Android 9 (Pie) ; Strong performance

Side Sense side-tapping controls are erratic ; Chassis is slippy to hold

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Sony Xperia XZ3


The Xperia XZ3 is one of the most cohesive phones to come from Sony's designers and engineers. This silky Android smartphone offers a tasty slice of Pie with sophisticated updates to the user interface and camera capabilities. Here is Phone Scoop's...

The Xperia XZ3 is Sony's best-ever phone. It's the most gorgeous piece of hardware to come from the company and it's as well-made as you expect for a phone at this level. The glass and metal form a smooth, luscious shell around the powerful silicon...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Benoit Pepicq (

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


With the new Xperia XZ3, Sony is finally entering the battle for the top alternative smartphone. An OLED panel, fresh software and an optimized design should finally get Sony back into the game. In this review, we'll find out whether it has been...

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...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (

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 : Richard Easton (

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.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Robert Jones (

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 (

Sony Xperia XZ3 review: Sony is back with a bang


Finally, the Sony Mobile flagship we've been waited to see. Here's why the XZ3, with its 6in OLED screen, is a great flagship in 2018.

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')

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 device with a great display and lots of top features.

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


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
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Digital Zoom:8
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):13
Image Stabilizer: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 capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y


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


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:ALAC,DSD,FLAC,LPCM


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


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


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

Ports & interfaces

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


Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor model:845




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


Subscription type:No subscription

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