Sony's Flagship Phone Xperia Z3 to give other devices run for their money(preview)

Sony is aggressively promoting its Z series on a large scale and to give tough competition to the other cellphone manufacturers and to heat up the competition and to raise certain eyebrows it recently launched the new flagship device namely Xperia Z3.

Listed below are its features


  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.4.4)
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.36 oz (152 g)
      the average is 4.9 oz (139 g)
  • Rugged:
    • Water, Dust resistant
    • IP certified:
      • IP 68

The phones comes bundled with Latest Android 4.4.4 Kitkat version which gives add on to its power packed performing specs. It weighs 152g which is slightly lighter than its counterparts. This phone also comes with IP 68 certification keeping it water and dust resistant to a certain limit.

 The dimensions of this phone is what makes it distinct from other the phones much sleeker than its predecessor Z2 and also it has more sporty look and feel to it.



  • Physical size:
    • 5.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Pixel density:
    • 424 ppi
  • Technology:
    • IPS LCD
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor


The phones has a sporty 5.2 inch screen which gives it vibrant and crisp view and sony has always been known for better display graphics and this phone is no exception to it. It has got a 1080x1920p pixel display which is now a days a common resolution size in 2014 launched flagship devices.

But what makes this phone graphics more interesting is its 424ppi density which gives you more sharper and high quality images and viewing angles. This phone was built keeping in mind the market competition heating up in the cellphone industry and Sony surely doesnt want to loose the race.


  • Camera:
      • 20.7 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:
      • F2.0
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 25 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/2.3"
    • Features:
      • CMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects, Self-timer
  • Camcorder:
      • 3840x2160 (4K)
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video sharing
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2. MP

when it comes to camera's in Sony Xperia Z3, you will surely feel like a pro clicking photos on this phone. It comes 20.7 MP rear camera with a resolution of 3840X2160, providing us 4K ultra hd pictures and videos.

The phones also has digital image stabilization which gives you blur free photos. and also it has got its traditional camera features like HDR and Panorama's as well.

It has got front facing 2MP camera which is good enough for video calling as well clicking selfie's lol. In dark you can use its LED flash to take pictures at your ease.


  • System chip:
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-AC
  • Processor:
    • Quad core, 2500 MHz, Krait 400
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 330
  • System memory:
    • 3072 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Maximum User Storage:
    • 11.8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 128 GB

 when it comes to performance this device has got it all it houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Krait 400 processor clocked at 2500 MHz making it exceptionally fast and a true multi tasker and to support your desire for HD gaming this device comes with Adreno 330 GPU as well as a 3Gigs of RAM wow isnt this device going to be killer in its segment way to go Sony.

The xperia Z3 comes in both 16 GB and 32GB version with a provision of expendable memory upto 128GB.

This device gives direct competition to Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple iPhone 6 and as well as several other flagship devices.


  • Talk time:
    • 14.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (703 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 37.1 days (890 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 3100 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes
This phone has got a powerful battery which was good enough to support back end multitasking process initiated by Android Kitkat. To be fair any batter above 3000mAh is good for Android;s heavy process and keeps the juice running till the day ends.


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Stereo speakers
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes
Yup, when it comes to beats and music , Sony provides the best it comes with a walkman player to suit your music needs.

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Google Chrome
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter




  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHz
  • TDD LTE:
    • 2300 (band 40) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS
  • nano-SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:
    • GPS, A-GPS, Glonass
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation

The phones has got inbuilt GPS navigation and also Comes in LTE 4G version but availability depends on country to country.





  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, ac
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+

The Phone has got WiFi, Bluetooth, a USB2.0 Slot as well as NFC for better communication, this phone has got all connectivity features required in any smartphone in today's era



Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • 03 Sep 2014
  • Scheduled release:
    • Q3 2014

This phone is expected to be released in Q3 of 2014 and as per the market trends this phone will be heavily priced around Rs 50000 to 60000 (INR), which is the biggest drawback of this phone because in a country like India people dont over spend on tech products until and unless there is a full surety of value for money. It would be rather interesting to see how it will fair in indian markets but with such power packed hardware and features this phone is certainly going to heat competition in flagship devices market.

We will bring you the video review of this handset as soon as we get hands on it. Till then takecare and enjoy your tech products..