Sony Xperia XZ3

8.3/10 AVG.
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8.3/10
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The Sony Xperia XZ3 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.7 GHz
Screen Size
6"
Camera
19+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Daily Express

There’s no question that the XZ3 is a seriously solid device. The screen is unbelievably good and it features an abundance of power to get you through your daily digital life. There’s also a decent camera, loud speakers and a design that will certainly turn a few heads when you pull it from your poc...

- David Snelling, Daily Express
Coolsmartphone

The XZ3 has proved to be a very good flagship in late 2018, with a great design and specs to back it up. Whilst the screen impresses, the camera is still the same as before which has mixed results. Plus that placement of the fingerprint sensor is so annoying it really does take away from the overall...

- Dan Carter, Coolsmartphone
Tom's Guide

In the grand scheme of things, the Sony Xperia XZ3 is a serviceable premium smartphone with a gorgeous OLED display, top-tier hardware and build quality and the latest version of Android onboard. But serviceable isn't good enough when you're spending just shy of a grand.

- Adam Ismail, Tom's Guide
T3

Sony delivers an Android phone in the Sony Xperia XZ3 that is a near all-round technical showcase. The new Bravia-engineered OLED screen is stunning, the internal hardware powerful, and the build quality incredibly premium. A little of the Xperia character has been lost in the Samsung Galaxy S9-styl...

- Robert Jones, T3
PhoneArena

This is a phone that impresses the senses, yet lets you down a bit when it comes to pure functionality and features. And for $900, we expect a bit more than that.

- Victor Hristov, PhoneArena


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Common Questions


Sony released the Xperia XZ3 on October 5, 2018.


The Xperia XZ3 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Sony Xperia XZ3 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Sony Xperia XZ3 user manual here.


Sony backs up the Xperia XZ3 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6"

The Sony Xperia XZ3's screen size is 6 inches with 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.7 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Octa core 2.7 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
19+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 19+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 13+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3330mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3330 mAh battery. Sony's performance ratings are 1600 minutes, 650 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Xperia XZ3 Specs

Overview
Release date October 5, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Octa core 2.7 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.868 W/kg
Body: 1.070 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3330 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 630 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 650 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 461 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1600 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Black, White Silver, Forest Green, Bordeaux Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.8 x 7.3 x 0.99 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.4 in)
Weight 193 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Yes
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
Pixel density 537 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Triluminos display, X-Reality Engine
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.0
Resolution
19+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, ASF, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Daily Express

Sony displays why its smartphones can be great again

from Daily Express

There’s no question that the XZ3 is a seriously solid device. The screen is unbelievably good and it features an abundance of power to get you through your daily digital life. There’s also a decent camera, loud speakers and a design that will certainly turn a few heads when you pull it from your pocket.

Read full review

There’s no question that the XZ3 is a seriously solid device. The screen is unbelievably good and it features an abundance of power to get you through your daily digital life. There’s also a decent camera, loud speakers and a design that will certainly turn a few heads when you pull it from your pocket.

Read full review

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Coolsmartphone

A good phone with amazing screen

from Coolsmartphone

The XZ3 has proved to be a very good flagship in late 2018, with a great design and specs to back it up. Whilst the screen impresses, the camera is still the same as before which has mixed results. Plus that placement of the fingerprint sensor is so annoying it really does take away from the overall experience.

Read full review

The XZ3 has proved to be a very good flagship in late 2018, with a great design and specs to back it up. Whilst the screen impresses, the camera is still the same as before which has mixed results. Plus that placement of the fingerprint sensor is so annoying it really does take away from the overall experience.

Read full review

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Tom's Guide

Middling cameras and average performance for the price

from Tom's Guide

In the grand scheme of things, the Sony Xperia XZ3 is a serviceable premium smartphone with a gorgeous OLED display, top-tier hardware and build quality and the latest version of Android onboard. But serviceable isn't good enough when you're spending just shy of a grand.

Read full review

In the grand scheme of things, the Sony Xperia XZ3 is a serviceable premium smartphone with a gorgeous OLED display, top-tier hardware and build quality and the latest version of Android onboard. But serviceable isn't good enough when you're spending just shy of a grand.

Read full review

Less

T3

A quality Android flagship with stunning Bravia-engineered display

from T3

Sony delivers an Android phone in the Sony Xperia XZ3 that is a near all-round technical showcase. The new Bravia-engineered OLED screen is stunning, the internal hardware powerful, and the build quality incredibly premium. A little of the Xperia character has been lost in the Samsung Galaxy S9-s...More

Sony delivers an Android phone in the Sony Xperia XZ3 that is a near all-round technical showcase. The new Bravia-engineered OLED screen is stunning, the internal hardware powerful, and the build quality incredibly premium. A little of the Xperia character has been lost in the Samsung Galaxy S9-style new design, though, and the camera system is beaten by Sony's own XZ2 Premium, which is an older device, as well as some rivals camera systems, too.

Read full review

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PhoneArena

A joy for all the senses

from PhoneArena

This is a phone that impresses the senses, yet lets you down a bit when it comes to pure functionality and features. And for $900, we expect a bit more than that.

Read full review

This is a phone that impresses the senses, yet lets you down a bit when it comes to pure functionality and features. And for $900, we expect a bit more than that.

Read full review

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ZDNet

OLED screen marks a return to form

from ZDNet

The Xperia XZ3 is a return to form for Sony, with the OLED screen a particular highlight. Shipping with Android 9 is a definite lure, too. However, the Side Sense edge control system is flawed, dynamic vibration seems rather gimmicky, and the single-lens rear camera seems a touch old-fashioned.

Read full review

The Xperia XZ3 is a return to form for Sony, with the OLED screen a particular highlight. Shipping with Android 9 is a definite lure, too. However, the Side Sense edge control system is flawed, dynamic vibration seems rather gimmicky, and the single-lens rear camera seems a touch old-fashioned.

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Android Police

A decent flagship phone with a stunning OLED display

from Android Police

While it's by no means perfect, I can certainly say I enjoyed using the Xperia XZ3 as a daily driver. I’ve been using a Pixel 2 XL for most of the year, but once I’d tuned the experience to my liking, the XZ3 didn’t really feel a whole lot different. For long-time Sony fans, this will be a...More

While it's by no means perfect, I can certainly say I enjoyed using the Xperia XZ3 as a daily driver. I’ve been using a Pixel 2 XL for most of the year, but once I’d tuned the experience to my liking, the XZ3 didn’t really feel a whole lot different. For long-time Sony fans, this will be a worthy update, but I also expect it to pique the interest of a few people who may have written the company off entirely in recent years.

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Engadget

One flagship too many

from Engadget

Sony’s Xperia XZ3 is the six-month-old XZ2 with a slightly better OLED display and an improved selfie camera. That still makes it a good-looking, high-performing flagship, but the XZ3 doesn’t bring any unique or interesting updates to the table to justify its expensive price tag.

Read full review

Sony’s Xperia XZ3 is the six-month-old XZ2 with a slightly better OLED display and an improved selfie camera. That still makes it a good-looking, high-performing flagship, but the XZ3 doesn’t bring any unique or interesting updates to the table to justify its expensive price tag.

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The Inquirer

Just not a big enough upgrade to justify

from The Inquirer

Will you be happy with the Sony Xperia XZ3? Undoubtedly yes. It's got a lovely design, a superb screen, the best performance around and a camera that will make your shots look magnificent. But you probably don't want to buy it.

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Will you be happy with the Sony Xperia XZ3? Undoubtedly yes. It's got a lovely design, a superb screen, the best performance around and a camera that will make your shots look magnificent. But you probably don't want to buy it.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

Sony Mobile is back with a bang

from Pocket-lint

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is the Xperia flagship we've been waiting a very long time to see. It finally pushes design boundaries, resulting in a stunning device with a great display and lots of top features.

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The Sony Xperia XZ3 is the Xperia flagship we've been waiting a very long time to see. It finally pushes design boundaries, resulting in a stunning device with a great display and lots of top features.

Read full review

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