Xperia Z3: all there is to know about Sony's new flagship
posted by Chris P. / Sep 03, 2014, 4:55 PM
We want to say that we've been waiting for the Xperia Z3 for a while, but the truth is that 6 months came and went real quick. Some would say that Sony's new strategy of releasing a flagship refresh twice a year isn't a very good idea, but the fact is that is Sony is sticking to the plan, and the Z3 is now a reality.
But you shouldn't construe the above as direct criticism (or criticism at all) towards the new Sony flagship. It's a very great device in its own right -- it's just that such a short time frame limits the number of improvements the company can introduce with it. So, sure, while from the point of view of an Xperia Z2 owner the Z3 is no biggie, that's not necessarily the case for people who are just entering the upstream market, looking for a worthy outlet for their hard-earned cash.
So, does the Z3 fit the bill? We've aggregated all our related coverage so that all you need to find the answer to that question is a click or two away.
- 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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posted on Sep 03, 2014, 5:22 PM 0
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I think what Sony is aiming here is again the recognition that they're are not out of the game. Sure 6 months is short but for other flagship that appear once a year do they really have the so called UPGRADE factor? Just like ifruit every time they introduce their new iPhone they're boasting that their tech is new whereas we all know that most of them are all in android.
posted on Sep 03, 2014, 6:48 PM 0
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It's a good way to get new buyers, but I'm a little hesitant on the 6-month cycle.
posted on Sep 03, 2014, 6:06 PM 0
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Exactly! Now my Z2 seems to be outdated. Anyway, I'm going Note as soon as it gets released.
posted on Sep 04, 2014, 1:06 AM 1
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when you buy a new phone, it'll get out dated by other company. same principle just different situation, z2 maybe 6month old, but it still as powerful as other devices. just be happy with it and keep it for 2 years. or 3 as long you're satisfied with it, and upgrade when your phone is about to die. you can't get all the latest tech. not unless you're a billionaire, but that will be absurd too, it will make you have tons of phones just to be updated with latest tech.
posted on Sep 04, 2014, 2:20 AM 5
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I still get compliments all the time on mine dude. It's still a great phone. I actually like the speaker positioning better on the Z2, but that aluminum frame on the Z3 looks dope. Can't wait for the Z4, that'll be my upgrade.
posted on Sep 05, 2014, 6:19 PM 3
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Nice phone but too expensive for the spec..
posted on Sep 03, 2014, 6:21 PM 1
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True, but same with all flagships (compared to the Nexus or OPO or Xiaomi or other Chinese phones)
posted on Sep 03, 2014, 7:14 PM 1
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i really don't like that 6-month-cycle-thing. :/ I have made my mind recently, i'm gonna buy Z1. Its price is okay in my country, Turkey. And specs is enough for me. Who 'really' cares whether it has Snapdragon 800 or 801. REALLY, tell me. As long as it gets Android L update, i'm okay with that. Sony just updates his processor and getting higher RAM. All phones today are like that.Getting bigger screens, MOAR mega-pixel cameras...
posted on Sep 06, 2014, 2:44 PM 0
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Sony and I aren't talking anymore. Its not like I wasn't listening, its just that I couldn't hear. It was little things, we often just didn't connect. We seemed to be, always in a power struggle, you know : )
posted on Sep 08, 2014, 1:04 PM 0
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Interested in this phone. Would anyone know if the sound quality for playing music on loudspeaker is better than the other Sony z's please?
posted on Sep 09, 2014, 11:23 AM 0
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Sony's strategy in marketing a new flagship device every 6 months, leaves little time for innovation (my opinion), there seems to be a lot of lateral movement. My observation is that issues with sound quality, through the waterproof barrier, have not improved, so unless you are the habit of using a Bluetooth device or a headset, this probably not the phone for you. My issue with Sony has also been battery, as a heavy user I had to accept carrying a charger with me constantly (not a problem as I am always in and out of the car) I did enjoy their magnetic, side charger. But working with a phone that is constantly hardwired is a little limiting, not such a mobile device. I also found there were issues around the opening and sharing images, more in my email accounts, part of my work. Rating my overall Sony experience, it now rests on my night table.
posted on Sep 11, 2014, 1:00 PM 0
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