Deal: save $200 on the excellent Sony Xperia Z3 for a limited time

Deal: save $200 on the excellent Sony Xperia Z3 for a limited time
Last year, as you may recall, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor hit the headlines for many of the wrong reasons. The reputation of each device packing the chip was affected, even if the oft-refuted overheating problem wasn't actually present. Sony was easily the highest-profile casualty of what some of our readers jokingly referred to as the 'flagship killer', with both the Z3+ and Japan-only Z4 hindered by the chipset's woes. Before that, though, the Xperia Z3 proved itself as a worthy competitor in our reviews and gave Samsung's Galaxy S5 more than a run for its money. Now, the less controversial flagship of a couple years back is available at a heavily discounted price of just $250. 

For your 250 bucks you get a Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 gigs of on-board, expandable storage. The 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 display equates to a very crisp 424 ppi, whilst the 3100 mAh battery can be quickly refilled thanks to Quick Charge 2.0 support. 

Though flagship devices should evolve and improve through the generations, the Xperia Z3 arguably bests most of Sony's subsequent efforts as an all-round smartphone. Even if you overlook the aforementioned Snapdragon 810 saga, neither the Z3+, Z4 nor the newer Z5 have substantially improved upon the Z3, which remains one of the Japanese firm's best efforts to date.

Therefore, $250 for a handset of this caliber is a great deal by our reckoning, especially given that the latest Android Marshmallow update has been making its way to the device as of this month.

The deal, provided by B&H Photo Video, has only 12 hours left to run. So if you'd like to score the Xperia Z3 at this knock-down price, move quickly to avoid disappointment. 

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Xperia Z3
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP / 2.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3100 mAh(14h talk time)

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20 Comments

1. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

Steal Price

2. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Great Deal! Would love to have this were it not for my pc build.

3. tyrionTheWise unregistered

The best Sony smartphone ever made. I'd choose this over the s**tty Z5 any day.

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Along with Z3C

14. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Definitely the best of the z series. Why? Because I'm using one, that's why! Lol.

4. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

5. drahcir02

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 03, 2016

that's the z5 not the z3.

6. Rydsmith unregistered

Your reading comprehension skills leave much to be desired. The Z5 is not the same as the Z3.

8. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

The Z5 is an improved and supposably BETTEE than the Z3. Now you can imagine how shi*tty BOTH are.

13. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Just because the son is a freaking asshole doesn't mean the father has to be one too, does it? iPhone 6 and 6s looks like crap from the outside doesn't mean iPhone 4 and 4s wasn't one of the best looking phones back then, does it?

7. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

" excellent Sony Xperiz Z3"... Just cuz the Z5 sucks doesnt mean thry all suck

20. DarkMaster unregistered

That is load of boolsh#t. I have Z5 and it has it's flaws like any other phones but hose aren't mentioned in that article yet that guy is complaining on lot of Z5 strong points which makes no sense to me so it's obvious that he is paid to bash SONY. few things that that I would add are : camera is awesome in any conditions. battery life is superb. awesome audio from speakers and headphones. one of the best android experiences I had since it has very clean UI and bloatware free. using it for more than 3 months and happen to be really satisfied with it.

9. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

$200 off? How is this device still more than $200?

10. shady_maniac

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

believe it or not but the redmi 2 takes better photos than the z3

11. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

Still not worth it.

15. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

That's a great deal. I loved that phone.

16. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

I guess there is no point in buying Z5 or Z5c???

17. WallStreet

Posts: 256; Member since: Sep 21, 2014

Seriously considering Z3, Z5 or their compact versions

21. DarkMaster unregistered

Z3 for that money is awesome deal...too bad is only for 16gb version but if you are not heavy user 16gb would do with memory card.

18. AZNHA unregistered

z3 + sony marshmallow concept = awesome

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