How do you like the new Sony Xperia Z3?

How do you like the new Sony Xperia Z3?
"Oops, we did it again" should be Sony's slogan for the new Xperia Z3, as barely have six months passed since the Z2 introduction, and now we are getting a successor. Granted, the phone is not as futureproof as, say, the Note 4, which has a Snapdragon 805 processor, and a QHD display, but it doesn't have to be. Its main rivals will still be the spring crop of Android flagships, as well as Apple's iPhone 6.

The Z3's dimensions are actually the biggest change from the Z2, at least on the surface, as the phone is listed with 146 x 72 x 7.3mm, making it a tad shorter, narrower, and much slimmer than the Z2. It is quite lighter as well. The Xperia Z3 upgrades only slightly, but exactly where it counts to put it on an equal footing with Samsung's finest, for instance. Its screen brightness and processing power now rival or surpass those of the Galaxy S5, while its pretty unibody glass chassis is made even thinner, still keeping the higher waterproof rating. Some, however, might scoff at those six-month upgrades, that's why we wanted to ask you how you feel about the just-announced Sony Xperia Z3. Check it in the poll, and give us your arguments in the comments.

Do you like the new Sony Xperia Z3?

Yes, it is a decent upgrade over its predecessor
39.17%
Not really, Sony could have done better
60.83%

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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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46 Comments

1. JakeH

Posts: 89; Member since: May 01, 2014

Not worth upgrading from the z2 for sure

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2349; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

You mean from Z1 right?

10. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Sony must cancel this ridiculous 6 months cycle upgrade

19. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

silly it lowers the prices of similarly specced amd similar looking devices. that benefits the consumers

45. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

That is actually a major pro of their upgrade cycle. The Xperia Z1 from last year is already around $400 on Amazon and it's really not too different from the Z2, and now the Z3. And the Z2's cost already seems to be dipping a little.

29. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yup! I agree with you... sony is not able to coup up with 6 months upgrade cycle... they need more time... probably 2 years or more upgrade cycle will work for them... they cant make anything better only a beautiful designs... why not they start giving designing services to samsung? sony can earn some money only by this way

40. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Its a good upgrade from Z1....but not with Z2

34. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Nope. Definitely not worth I at all. Probably one of the biggest disappointments of 2014.

35. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

That's why I'm going Note again.

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Only thing it's missing TBH is SD805.

23. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Live Event was really damned. It was bored and unenthusiastic. Sony must take 'note' from Samsung, Apple.

3. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Anyone watched the event? IMO they could not have made it more boring.

13. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Samsung's event was way better.

21. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Just don't watch the Asus event followed by Samsung. I felt bad for Asus. The only other event that may overtake Samsung's is Apple's but only because of the phone itself. I pretty much know the layout and assclowns that will present next week.

38. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

That girl really made the event going on with excitment

14. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

They did actually, by showing the Z3 aka Z, Z1 and Z2.

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Why exactly?

22. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

White backgrounds (didn't look good IMO), very boring dull speakers (IMO), not showing or talking about the smartphones for long, maybe 10 minutes max, they didn't go into details of any of the specs and frankly, it seemed as if they couldn't be less excited for their new flagship. Z3 Compact got much less exposure. I am trying to find simple details online where it should have been mentioned in the event.

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Ok yeah it was a boring event. But I think it was better than SS because I didn't like the blue colour (lol) and Sony unveiled more stuff. But both conferences sucked. Conferences at E3 are so much better.

28. maherk

Posts: 6770; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Again proving why the majority of people on this site (except Sony boys) don't take you seriously. How did Sony unveil more stuff? Sony unveiled 5 and Samsung unveiled 4 products, 2 of them were the Kings of the show and I don't need to mention which ones. Go to sleep kiddo and we will wake you up after 6 months when sony release the Z4 with the SD805.

30. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I'm seriously asking this: Why do you hate me so much? What's wrong with your blind hate and saying things that aren't even true? You just denied that sony unveiled more stuff and then in the next sentence said otherwise WTH lol. And FYI I'm not talking about just mobile. Sony announced TV's, Camera stuff, that awesome new 4K projector and so on. And as I said both events sucked...

5. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It's hard to be critical, considering they're doing something no other manufacturer does (i.e. release two flagships per year), but in light of the Z3, maybe there's a reason that no other manufacturer does that...

41. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

They should also concentrate on z ultra verions to compete with note series imo

6. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not worth upgrading from Z2, but that's not their target audience. Z1 or Z owners are most likely the target audience.

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

The problem is that I'm a Z owner and I'm not impressed by the Z3.

18. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

you should be The Z was pretty much sh*t in horsepower..

15. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

If you had a Z1, the Z2 would have sufficed just as much to be honest. It was that incremental.

7. caesantos

Posts: 90; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Don't like those bezels at all.

8. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

itt could have better features i am really disappointed from sony for now but i wish their camera get better and worth to upgrading

9. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

To be honest, Sony could have done better on the Z3 and also the event just now. Oh well...there's still one more big event which is from Huawei tomorrow, hope it can impress me more.

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