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Sony Xperia Z3




Sony Xperia Z3 Overview

4th Xperia Z handset to be launched, but as the 4th generation the Z3 brings with it a tried and tested feature set.

The Z3 has undergone some slight cosmetic improvements since the Z2 was launched. New softer curved edges adorn the Z3 making it look, and feel, that bit slimmer, and more comfortable in the palm.

It does not just feel slimmer; it actually is at 7.3mm as opposed to the 8.2 of the Z2. It has also lost a few grams, weighing in at 152g.

As our devices get more powerful one of the most important issues that smartphone users have been more vocal about is the battery performance. With the Z3 you will be getting a mammoth 3100mah battery that will see you right for music, snapping pictures and keeping up with your social media channels. Turn on Stamina Mode and you will be ableto prolong the life of your battery up to 2 days, depending on what settings you choose.

Retaining the 5.2” full HD IPS display, Sony have worked tirelessly to improve the images you see on the screen. Aided by Triluminous and X-Reality technology for mobile the display on the Z3 is now better than ever.

For those who use their devices to snap away, the 20.7 megapixel camera, and the host of on board filters will leave you with stunning pictures, be they those special moments, or just the odd random events. At the front, the 2 megapixel camera will be perfect for annoying your friends with holiday selfies.
The rear camera records, not only in 1080p HD, but, also, 4K so you can be assured of capturing moments in the highest detail.

When it comes to playing back media, you can enjoy this on the HD display and audio will draw you in thanks to the two front facing stereo speakers, DSEE HX and Hi-Res Audio. If you prefer, you can even share media with a big screen thanks to MHL 3.0. Such connectivity means you can actually output the 4K recorded content to a 4K display.

Connect to the web using WiFi or 4G and even share you internet connection with other mobile devices thanks to the mobile hotspot feature.
16GB of internal memory should be enough for most of your apps and content, but a microSD memory card slots supports up to 128GB memory cards, so there should be plenty of space for all your digital content.

High end games and getting around the Sony Xperia Z3 will be that little bit smoother and easier to handle with a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor, and 3GB of RAM, that will keep you multitasking seamlessly between different apps.

For those gamers out there the Z3 continues to retain the PlayStation certification and is also capable of Remote Play with the PS4 for an even better mobile gaming experience.

One feature that Sony introduced on the Xperia Z was the ability to get it wet. We are not just talking a splash of water here either. In fresh water the Sony Xperia Z3 can take the plunge to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes with the IP certification of 65/68. Dust will also be kept at bay, with the port covers closed, this also adds to the waterproofing of the Xperia Z3. Opening and closing the charging port is negated by the magnetic charging point, this can be used with the Sony Charging dock. Even the headphone jack is treated so that no water can get into the device.

All told the Z3 is a well rounded mobile device offering high end features and capabilities.

Reasons to buy the Sony Xperia Z3

  • Android 4.4
  • 20.7 megapixel camera
  • IP65/68 rating
  • Powerful 2.5GHz processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • MHL 3.0
  • 4K video recording
  • 3100mAh battery
  • Hi-Res Audio support
  • PLayStation certified with remote play
  • 152g
  • 7.3mm thick

What's in the box?

  • Sony Xperia Z3
  • EP880 Charger (3 pin UK)
  • EC803 Media Cable (USB - microUSB)
  • Wired Headset (Sony MH750)
  • Screen Protector
  • Transfer Cable


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version4.4 (KitKat)
  • Custom SkinSony UI
  • Speed2.5GHz Quad-Core
  • Dual Core
  • Quad CoreYes
  • Make/ModelQualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC
  • Other
Expansion SlotYes
  • TypeMicroSDXC
  • Capacity (Up to)128GB
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity16GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size5.2
  • TypeFull HD IPS LCD
  • Resolution 1080 x 1920
  • Other424 PPI, X-Reality, TRILUMINOS, Dragontrail toughened glass
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
  • SpeedUpload: Cat 6, up to 5.8 Mbps Download: Cat 24, up to 42 Mbps
  • FrequenciesBands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20
  • SpeedLTE Upload: Cat 4, up to 50 Mbps Download:Cat 4, up to 150 Mbps
  • Version4.0
  • FunctionsA2DP, apt-X, LE
  • Version802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
  • VersionM-DMS, M-DMP, M-DMC, PU , DN , UDO
  • DataMicroUSB (OTG & Hosting)
  • PowerMicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm jack
  • Video OutHDMI via MHL 3.0 (microUSB)
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware ButtonsPower, Camera, Volume
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels20.7MP
  • FlashAuto Focus and LED Flash
  • Camera LensSony G Lens
  • Other1/2.3" sensor size, ISO 12,800, 8 x digital zoom, 4K video recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization, HDR, panorama, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type2.2MP
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • Formats3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Matroska, SMF, XMF, Mobile XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, MP3, WAV, OGG, ASF
  • Recording3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • Formats3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, WebM
  • Recording3GPP, MP4
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM RadioYes
  • Capacity3,100 mAh
  • TypeLi-Ion
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSMUp to 14 hours
  • 3GUp to 16 hours
Standby Time
  • GSMUp to 890 hours
  • 3GUp to 920 hours
Dimensions146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
Weight 152 grams
OtherIP65/68,PlayStation Certified PS4, Remote Play, Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT), Clear Audio – Sound improvement software, xLoud Experience, DSEE HX, High-res audio
Warranty24 months


Sony_Xperia_Z3_User_Guide.pdf Sony_Xperia_Z3_User_Guide.pdf (3014KB)
Sony Xperia Z3 Whitepaper.pdf Sony Xperia Z3 Whitepaper.pdf (414KB)



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Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?

No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.

Does the phone have a Micro SDXC/memory card slot?

Yes – this phone supports up to 128GB of external storage.

What SIM card does this phone use?

This phone takes a nano SIM card

Is this handset LTE compatible?


Does this phone have a removable battery?


Does this phone have video out?

Yes, via the microUSB port, but a MHL adapter is required. This is sold seperately.

Is the phone water resistant?

Yes, it has an IP65/68 rating. It can be immersed in water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes.

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