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sony xperia xz3 , Details and Reviews

sony xperia xz3 details

sony xperia xz3

sony xperia xz3

LAUNCH Announced 2018, August
Status Available. Released 2018, October
BODY Dimensions 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm (6.22 x 2.87 x 0.39 in)
Weight 193 g (6.81 oz)
Build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5) & aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
– IP65/IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY Type P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~537 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes, up to 10 fingers
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– HDR BT.2020 compliant
– Triluminos display
– X-Reality Engine
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
Internal 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM (Taiwan only)
MAIN CAMERA Single 19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/2.3″, 1.22µm, predictive PDAF & laser AF
Features LED flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (5-axis gyro-EIS), 1080p@960fps, HDR
SELFIE CAMERA Single 13 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.12µm
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30fps (5-axis gyro-EIS)
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Dynamic vibration system
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Power Delivery)
– Qi wireless charging
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Silver White, Forest Green, Bordeaux Red
Price About 700 EUR
TESTS Performance Basemark OS II 2.0: 3700 / Basemark X: 43843
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal), 4.502 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 71dB / Noise 75dB / Ring 82dB
Audio quality Noise -91.2dB / Crosstalk -88.7dB
Battery life
Endurance rating 90h


Few phones can claim they caused quite as big of a stir as the Xperia XZ3. After Sony dropped its first curved OLED Xperia, seemingly out of the blue at IFA 2018, reactions have ranged from overwhelming excitement, through confusion and all the way to denial and anger. That’s a level of drama typically reserved for soap operas or celebrity gossip and it all spells out one thing – a massive wave of exposure for Sony.

That being said, we won’t try and fan the flames any further. The community is already doing an amazingly good job of it. What we will do, however, is delve into the Xperia XZ3, just like we would any other flagship release and see just how good it fairs on the 2018 scene.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Specs

  • Body: Aluminum frame, Gorilla Glass 5 back and front; IP65/68; 158 x 73 x 9.9mm, 193g.
  • Screen: 6.0-inch, 18:9, QHD+ OLED, HDR, TRILUMINOS and X-REALITY tech
  • Rear Camera: 19MP, 1/2.3″ Sony IMX400 camera, f/2.0 lens, predictive hybrid laser/phase detection/contrast AF, burst AF, IR sensor for white balance, LED flash, dedicated hardware shutter key, Smart Launch, BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine; ISO 12,800
  • Video Recording: 4K video recording @30fps, HDR video up to 4K, 1080p @60fps, 1080p @960fps, 720p @960fps, Steady Shot; Stereo audio recording; Predictive capture; ISO 4000
  • Front Camera: 13MP, f/1.9; 1080p video
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Kryo 385 (8x custom Cortex-A75 @ up to 2.8GHz), Adreno 630GPU
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB UFS + microSD (up to 512GB)
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Battery: 3330mAh; USB PD; Wireless Charge (QI)
  • Connectivity: Hybrid dual SIM (4G), 4G VoLTE, 5CA LTE Cat.18, 4×4 MIMO, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/GLONASS, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C
  • Audio: Dynamic vibration system, High-res audio, DSEE HX, LDAC, Stereo speakers with S-Force surround, aptX HD audio
  • Misc: Fingerprint sensor, SIDE SENSE, 3D creator scan with back and front cameras, SDR to HDR video upconversion

And make no mistake, the Xperia XZ3 is a fully tricked-out flagship offer. A Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB of RAM, a tried and tested Motion Eye camera setup, only made better through constant software improvements, a fresh and current Android 9 OS, complete with new Ai gestures and Side Sense, edge detection. Clearly, the XZ3 has a lot going for it, with the gorgeous new OLED display merely sprinkled as a proverbial cherry on top of the Xperia cake.

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Sony Xperia XZ3 in official photos

So, whether your feeling the new display or feel let down by the latest iteration of Sony’s design, we still urge you to come along on the following pages, since, if nothing else, the XZ3 is a milestone device. One that, for better or worse, will go down in the history book. And here’s a chance to get acquainted with it.


If you’ve seen one Xperia box, you’ve pretty much seen them all. Sony has been sticking to the same two-piece design and grey color palette for quite some time now. Now, strictly speaking, we didn’t have the actual final XZ3 box with us, but Sony’s told us what to expect, outside and in.

On the inside: a tray, to hold the phone itself snugly in place and underneath – a few accessories. Most importantly, the charger inside is the same one as in the XZ2’s package – that is to say, the plain 5V/1.5A UCH20 unit with no fast charging capabilities. Bummer.

There’s a USB-A to USB-C cable to go with the charger, and it’s still somewhat more versatile that way while we’re waiting for a wider adoption of USB-C on PCs – this cable can be used to connect the XZ3 to pretty much any computer.

A USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack is also included, as the phone itself lacks the legacy port. Most regions will not be getting a bundled headset, though we’re being told that in some countries a pair of basic MH750 Sonys will, in fact, be in the box to get you started. Ask around for your particular market.

Sony Xperia XZ3


Release date August 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 158.00 x 73.00 x 9.90
Weight (g) 193.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3330
Fast charging Proprietary
Wireless charging Yes
Colours Black, White Silver, Forest Green, Bordeaux Red


Screen size (inches) 6.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2880 pixels
Aspect ratio 18:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 537


Processor octa-core (4×2.7GHz + 4×1.7GHz)
Processor make Snapdragon 845
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 512


Rear camera 19-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.22-micron)
Rear autofocus PDAF and laser autofocus
Rear flash LED
Front camera 13-megapixel (f/1.9, 1.12-micron)


Operating system Android 9.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-C Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes


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Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer Yes
BDT                  74,990/- (Expected Price)
Rupee               Rs. 59,999 (Average Price)
US                    $ 880 (Average Price)
EURO                € 800 (Average Price)