Sony Xperia Z3 gets disassembled, has modular component layout, is easy to repair

Sony Xperia Z3 gets disassembled, has modular component layout, is easy to repair
Sony perfected its Xperia Z line of flagship devices to great extents with the compelling Xperia Z3, which might seem like nothing but a minor upgrade to the Xperia Z2 at first, but when you take a closer look, it becomes apparent that the Z3 bears improvement in all the vital areas. Its splendid battery life surely deserves extolment, but we shouldn't overlook the performance boost, as well as the perfect combination between the honed exterior design and the bag of features.

If you've wondered how Sony succeeded in fitting all hardware components in a slim, 7.3mm body, then you've probably been waiting for a teardown of the Xperia Z3. And here we have one, courtesy of Ewisetech. Guess what, the internal component layout of the Xperia Z3 is as sleek as the exterior itself.

Similar to the Xperia Z2, the Z3 employs the typical of Sony clean, modular design. This will surely pave the way for easier repairs, provided that something unpleasant happens to your shiny water-resistant Sony flagship. 

Check out the teardown below and share any thoughts you might have in the comments section beneath it.


source: Ewisetech via Phandroid

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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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45 Comments

1. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

nice color,love the copper

11. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also look at #14 There's a heat pipe from the SOC to the aluminum sides I think that's the first time I've seen a major flagship with one of those

14. josephnero

Posts: 776; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Z2 also has it.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5623; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Oh, right I forgot about that, thanks http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-Xperia-Z2-gets-disassembled--its-very-easy-to-repair_id54600 Its clear on #18 The Z3 seems to have a wider heat pipe (for better heat conduction)

46. XperiaShubhi

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 01, 2014

Hey see there those two NXP TFA9890 (image no. 17) chips in z3s motherboard Those chips are DAC and that means............. 1/ Z3 use WCD9320 Audio Codec which is Qualcomm 2/ Z3 also use TFA9890 (2x) chips. Now, this is an DAC amp with each single one can sample the music rating at 8-48kHz. Two of these brings the Z3 to be able to sample up to 96kHz. Z2 didnt have these!!!!

26. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Clean, slick, smooth......

35. cheetah2k

Posts: 2185; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Easy repairs? Look at how many glue seals had to be broken to pull the components out!! I'd give this a repairability scale of 3/10. For sure after opening, the IP rating will be null & void

2. Pirry

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 19, 2014

Can this phone get any better? Don't know about you guys but I think this beast would look neat with some root tweaks... but it's just a dream for me to own one, I better take care of my S4 'cuz I ain't upgrading anytime soon.

19. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Battery test result shows Z3 is the best

36. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

yeah I saw that too

22. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Yah that price tag -_-

30. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

It will get cheap quickly :)

33. 21babydoll12 unregistered

Michigo is a troll. I've noticed the same comment again and again

45. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Stock Android would make it much better...

3. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

This is why I love Japanese products. They are made nice and clean inside out and with the highest quality. If only Sony would do better on software side it would be perfect.

8. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Japan and Germany FTW!!!

9. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

And also Finland.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Nah. Nothing ever happens here :p

16. RuiBacelar

Posts: 153; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Go Team Axis!

20. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

That's why I bought Japanese bikes, because of its durability, clean design & reasonable price. BMW S1000RR is very good too.

21. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I don't know much about motorbikes, but I know that Honda, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki and BMW make beautiful ones :)

31. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I lol'ed at the German comment. They make beautiful lemons as I say. I've been a vw/audi guy for a long time but reliable they are not. Same goes for bmw.

32. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yah Japan is the king of reliability.

37. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I agree

40. goodenough

Posts: 82; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I like Honda :)

29. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

I like Suzuki and Yamaha especially the Yamaha R1.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Whatever u say......no matter any products of Japanese or European are quality products.

27. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

British cars kinda suck. They look beautiful, but they have never lasted very well, even if the materials feel premium.

42. yanish

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

yes I trust Japanese products yeah

15. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

Exactly. They need to more concentrate on Software part now.

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