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Sony Xperia Z3 Featured in Best Smart

Announced
Sep 3, 2014
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Available: T-Mobile

Pros

  • Big display (5.2 inches)
  • High-resolution display (1080 x 1920 pixels)
  • High pixel density screen (424 ppi)
  • High-resolution camera (20.7 megapixels)
  • Quad core processor
  • Lots of RAM (3072 MB RAM)
  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)
  • Thin body, measuring less than 7.5mm/0.3inches (0.29 inches)
  • Water-resistant phone

Cons

  • Battery is not user replaceable

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Description

The Xperia Z3 is Sony's thinnest Android flagship to date, with a profile that measures in at just 7.3 millimeters. Despite the slender build, however, the Z3 still packs some amazing hardware, including a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a great, 20.7-megapixel camera.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupAndroid (5.0, 4.4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.36 oz (152 g)
      the average is 5 oz (142 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: glass, Accents: metal
  • Rugged:
      • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 68

Displaybenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 424 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 71.00 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup20.7 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 25 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.3"
    • Pixel size:
      • 1.12 μm
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor, Face detection, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Self-timer, Digital image stabilization, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Geo tagging
    • Settings:
      • Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets
    • Shooting Modes:
      • PopupBurst mode, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (60 fps)
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording, Digital image stabilization, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)

Hardwarebenchmark

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 11.8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

Batterybenchmark

  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (718 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 37.1 days (890 hours)
      the average is 19 days (466 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 130.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 3100 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Genre, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Google Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2300 (band 40) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • VoLTE:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, ANT+, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation, Video recording
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Sep 2014

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

This device is also known as Sony D6653, Sony D6633, Sony D6616, Sony D6643, Sony D6603, Sony D6683


Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Sony Xperia Z3 D6633


Differences:
  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (718 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 37.1 days (890 hours)
      the average is 19 days (466 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 16.00 hours
      the average is 16 h (956 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 38.3 days (920 hours)
      the average is 25 days (601 h)
  • Stand-by time (4G):
    • 33.3 days (800 hours)
      the average is 70 days (1689 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 130.00 hours
  • Video playback:
    • 10.00 hours
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M4, T3

Sony Xperia Z3 D6616


Differences:
  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 12), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1900 (band 2) MHz

Sony Xperia Z3 D6643


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz

Sony Xperia Z3 D6603


Differences:
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 13), 700 (band 17), 800 (band 20), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1700/2100 (band 4), 1800 (band 3), 1900 (band 2), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz

Sony Xperia Z3 Dual D6683


Differences:
  • Multiple SIM cards:
      • 2 slots

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