Xperia XZ3 is Sony's first with high-end OLED display, would you buy it?


Sony, welcome! To the expensive OLED flagships fan club, that is, as the new Xperia XZ3 will go for the whopping $900 when it lands on Amazon and Best Buy in the US in 6 weeks or so. Thus, it sits only a Benjamin below the Note 9 and iPhone X, and about the tag of phones like the Galaxy S9+ or LG V35. Granted, it comes with the Xperia Ear Duo free of charge, but the others are also throwing freebies with their launches and can boast carrier representation, too.


That above is a tough competition to take on, but honey badger sony don't care, as it's positive it has managed to separate the Xperia XZ3 from the crowd. How? Well, with the first mobile OLED display on a flagship phone it has ever used, calibrated with all the wonders of its Bravia TV engine. Thus, we can expect breathtaking HDR visuals from the panel, and, since it's the largest one Sony has put in a high-end Xperia, you will have the real estate to enjoy said media. 

Given that it is an OLED panel, the XZ3 also supplied an always-on display feature of sorts, that shows pertinent info and notification when the screen is locked. The rest of the specs are high-end, too, and Sony has put some thoughtful media touches as an extra, such as enhanced stereo speakers, a new force-feedback experience with Sony's Dynamic Vibration System, and a fresh camera interface that take out the guesswork when making a shot. Thus, we wanted to ask you if you are feeling enticed by the new XZ3, and if you would consider splurging a Benjamin short of a grand for it at launch.

Xperia XZ3 is Sony's first with high-end OLED display, would you buy it?

Yes
46.4%
No
28.43%
I'll wait for the reviews
25.17%

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Xperia XZ3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 19 MP / 13 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3330 mAh(23.8h 3G talk time)

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23 Comments

1. hamaidx

Posts: 99; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

Mann.. the red looks absogr8... wana buy a new device.. been on a tipsy ride with LG V30+

2. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

No, because there are much better Android phones out there with less price. This phone doesn't offer anything valuable over other Android flagship phone. Clearly S9, P20 pro, 1+6, are better than this mediocracy. It looks better than their previous phone I'll give them that but it's not good enough for hyper competitive Android world of flagship.

3. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 711; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Why do you think it is not good enough? It looks very promising to me. Only real downside seems to be the price.

5. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

It's clearly bias. People are so accustomed to Sony not doing so well with things such as design and price, but for once they actually do well with a very exceptional flagship, they want to say it's mediocre.

6. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

For the asking price the phone offers nothing unique and there are also better alternatives at low price.

11. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

The iPhones clones do not record 4K BT2020, do not upscale any SDR video to HDR, do not bring 10 bit screen with BT2020 support, dont do 960fps Full HD, no Burst AF, no IP68, poor pentile midrange screen.

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Sony is much more reliable, reputable brand than Samsung or LG. Sony has been a very strong household name since 1950s all around the world. With their new XZ3 they have checked almost all the necessary boxes features wise which a modern high end smartphone should contain. And the price also not that steep compared to it's main competition. So I think Sony has a proper chance this time around to gain some traction.

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

You hated Samsung's oled screen and curved screen, now you're appreciating it because Sony copied both? Your talking as if like people should take you Seriously lol

19. kabiluddin

Posts: 279; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

People don't take you seriously either.

8. andrewc31394

Posts: 302; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

curious how the battery life, camera, and Sony's implementation of Pie will be.

9. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

THE PRICE IS TO GOT DAMN HIGH!!!

12. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Cheaper than iphone 6.1" 64GB with 8bit 60HZ non-HDR screen that has lower IP rating, yellowish selfies, no dual sim, no sd expansion, no quick charge, no gorilla glass

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And have 100x times more sold units compared to XZ3

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Who's the reviewer that's going to give 8 to this one?

17. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Don’t even expect 8 from PA. But to me this device “should” score 8.5-9. Hope they don’t feel the side sense & camera view finder as gimmick.

13. mr.joosue

Posts: 65; Member since: Nov 06, 2017

Pretty good phone but its asking for a bit too much.

14. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1109; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

S9+ is the better alternative. Similar pricing and body size. Larger display, more RAM, AUX port, DEX support, Iris scan, and Samsung PAY with MST The one advantage I'll give Sony is they offer their device in a nice Green Also S-series is released annually, where the XZ4 will probably be out 6-10 months later, making the phone seem outdated even quicker

20. Feanor

Posts: 1417; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

To all the advantages of S9+ that you threw, XZ3 has to offer some other, like wider HDR support, higher resolution camera, adaptive battery charging etc. The rather bigger picture is that the latest Xperia flagship is pretty much like taking the hardware of a Samsung flagship and adding near-stock Android, thus more consistent UX design and faster updates by several months.

23. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

The only "near stock Android" thing in the Sony is the theme. Contacts, Phone, Gallery, Messages, Camera - it is all Sony-made. You also have other Sony-specific apps and some of them you cannot even disable. Higher resolution camera without Optical Image Stabilization is worse quality than fewer pixel/O.I.S. shooter.

16. kamen

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

No Optical Image Stabilization, no audio jack. No way buying it

18. japkoslav

Posts: 1552; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

To be honest, I don't really see anything that other brands are not doing better. Xperia XZ3 Compact would be much more interesting, but regular XZ3? No, thank you.

21. ajwillingham

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

I was thinking of going the other way... A XZ3 XL with a similar screen size to the Note 9 would intrigue me.

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