Sony Xperia XZ3 Review

Sony Xperia XZ3 release date, price, features and everything you want to know 

Sony has been releasing new flagship phones every 6 months, faster than any various other companies in the industry. But somehow it has fallen a bit out of the big picture, its newest phone the Sony Xperia XZ3. However aims to bring all eyes back to Sony with not only a flashy premium design but also one of the prettiest that entire screen ever put on a phone, a pair of great speakers and more.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Display and Designs

This year Sony has actually relocated away from the sharp edges and also edges that were used to in Xperia phones. The XZ3 is the latest have the new curvy and reflective glass back design. The glass tapers down to the thin edges, which are made from 7000 collection lightweight aluminum. This sharpness gives the phone a bit of grip but what makes the XZ3 unique is that it is the first Sony phone, we’ve seen with a curved OLED display. The method the corners of the screen, flow into the lightweight aluminum frame is evocative the Google pixel 2xl. Overall the XZ3 feels well-built and as it expects from a Sony flagship is fully IP rated for dust and water resistance.

It’s a 6 inch OLED screen with a super-sharp Quad HD plus resolution, and unlike some other phones, there is no notch here but a tiny bit of extra bezel on the top and bottom. You now also have an always-on screen mode, so you can see the time and what notifications you have right on the lock screen of the single glance. Content spills around the sides of the curved glass and looks incredibly sharp.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Display

Sony Xperia XZ3 Features

There are only have a couple of gripes with the build; the first is the placement of the rear fingerprint scanner; it’s just too low to be comfortable. The camera lens is sitting in the area consume expect the visitor to be. It is rapid to open though you can alternatively utilize the face unlock choice, it’s accurate.

The other thing is the lack of a headphone jack; you’ll have to plug into the USB C port with a dongle, not so convenient. But luckily the XZ3 features a great set of stereo speakers that are a pleasure to listen to. There’s the dynamic vibration system, which vibrates the phone along to the music for a more immersive feel.

When it comes to calling quality we came away impressed actually with the XZ3, it delivers really crisp and clear voices.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Camera

Despite a double, triple and more cameras on phones these days, Sony sticks with just one main camera on the XZ 3. There is a 19-megapixel shooter with an F 2.0 lens, one of the largest camera sensors in the industry. Up front, The XZ3 offers a 13-megapixel Selfie camera with autofocus and a brighter F 1.9 aperture. You also get a dedicated 2A camera shutter button that you can long press to quickly start the camera or use in the camera app to focus and take pictures.

Sony Xperia XZ3 camera

The XZ3 captures nice looking colors during both the day and the night, and photos look very good on the all that screen of the phone. Colors are abundant, and there are a nice contrast and fairly broad vibrant range. Shots look great when there’s plenty of light; there’s lots of fine detail, beautiful colors, and decent dynamic range.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Software

In terms of software, the XZ3 is one of the first phones to come with the newest Android 9.0 Pie on board. While the interface follows the stock looks in many ways.  There are additionally some vital interventions that Sony has made, some great as well as some not so. First of all one of the big highlights of Android 9.0 pie is the new navigation gesture interface is completely missing on the XZ3, and Sony has confirmed that it has no plans to bring it at the moment, so you’re left only with the old 3 button navigation, which works but doesn’t feel very exciting.

The interface generally feels fast and smooth and the clock lock screen widget with the moving second’s hand is very cool so you will not have any big issues with this phone in your daily use.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Hardware, Storage

The XZ3 is the flagship standard on top-of-the-line Snapdragon 845 chipsets. The XZ3 is paired with 4GB of RAM, and CPU benchmarks performance is excellent. You also have 64 GB of onboard storage with support for microSD cards to expand the memory.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Price

Sony Xperia XZ3 Battery

What’s not so great is the battery life on the XZ3 it comes with a 3330 mAh battery inside. On our proprietary test, it only got around 6 hours, much less than other 2018 flagships. The XZ3 also sustains wireless charging with the Qi standard.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Price

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is a premium phone with a premium price tag to go with it. It cost $900 on Amazon USA in a bundle with the Xperia Ear duo headphones and the wireless charger.

Summing it all up the Xperia XZ3 is the most beautiful Sony phone today, and it has an excellent OLED screen, the dual speakers also sound amazing, calls sound clear as well as in general, the XZ3 is a pleasure for all the senses.

Full Specification of Sony Xperia XZ3

Model Sony Xperia XZ3
Launch 2018, October
Display 6.0 inches P-OLED Screen, 18:9 ratio
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels
Available Color Black, Silver White, Forest Green, Bordeaux Red
Weight 193 g
Dimensions 158 x 73 x 9.9 mm
Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, Adreno 630
Internal Storage 64 GB
Card Slot microSD, up to 512 GB
Software Android 9.0 (Pie)
Main Camera 19 MP (f/2.0), 25mm (wide)
Front Camera 13 MP (f/1.9), 23mm (wide)
Sound Loudspeaker          Yes with stereo speakers                        3.5mm jack           No
Features Sensors
Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum
Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery                            Fast battery charging 18W
Qi wireless charging