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|DESIGN AND DIMENSIONS Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Manufacturer Model Number||D6603|
|Height||146 mm||Better than 65 % of phones rated.|
|Width||72 mm||Better than 67 % of phones rated.|
|Depth||7.3 mm||Better than 96 % of phones rated.|
|Weight||152 g||Worse than 60 % of phones rated.|
|Body Colour||Silver green | Black | Copper | White|
|Body Material||Aluminium, tempered glass|
|Waterproof (Water-resistant)||Yes||Better than 87 % of phones rated.|
|IP rating||IP68, IP65, IPX8, IPX5, IP6X|
|SAR Value||1.5 W/kg (body), 0.89 W/kg (head)|
|Integrated Components||FM radio|
Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm
Micro-USB - 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
|SIM Card Type (Size)||Nano SIM|
The Sony XPERIA Z3 has dimensions 146 mm × 72 mm × 7.3 mm. Its weight is 152 g. A feature worth highlighting is definitely the water resistance of the phone.Show more
|DISPLAY Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Display Type||LED display|
|Screen Size (Display Size)||5.2"||Better than 62 % of phones rated.|
|Screen Resolution (Display Resolution)||1920 x 1080 pixels||Better than 80 % of phones rated.|
|Display Format||Full HD|
|Colour Depth||16.7 million colours||Better than 99 % of phones rated.|
The screen size reaches 5.2" inches. Phones with smaller displays have the advantage of being easier to use with one hand. However, compared to phones with large screens, they provide a lower user experience. Nevertheless, if you don't plan to watch movies or play games on your phone regularly and just expect basic functionality, this size should be good enough for you.
Display Resolution of Sony XPERIA Z3 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. A higher display resolution is a prerequisite for a sharper image. The standard for mid-range phones today is a Full HD resolution of 1920 × 1080 px. Cheaper phones, which usually have a smaller diagonal, have an HD resolution of 1280 × 720 px. Smaller resolutions can only be found in older models. Best phones, on the other hand, have a 4K resolution of 3840 x 2160 px.
|PROCESSOR Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Processor Type (CPU)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 801|
|Clock Speed||2.5 GHz||Better than 90 % of phones rated.|
|Processor Core Qty||Quad-core||Worse than 55 % of phones rated.|
|Graphics System (GPU)||Qualcomm ADRENO 330|
Sony XPERIA Z3 is supplied with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801. The number of processor cores is 4. It is a number of cores that plays an important role in evaluating the performance of phone as it is responsible for computing operations. Smartphones already commonly have a core count of around 4 to 8. Multi-core processors can perform better and reduce the processing time of a request to a minimum, which is reflected in the responsiveness of the phone, e.g. in the speed of opening applications. Another important parameter is the processor frequency, which indicates how many instructions the phone can process in one second. Similar to refresh rate, the higher the number, the faster the phone responds. Processor frequency of phone Sony XPERIA Z3 is 2.5 GHz. As standard today, you'll find this value between 1.8 GHz and 2.8 GHz.
The processor also includes the graphics accelerator Qualcomm ADRENO 330.
|MEMORY Sony XPERIA Z3|
|RAM||3 GB||Better than 69 % of phones rated.|
|Internal Memory Size (Storage Capacity)||16 GB||Better than 50 % of phones rated.|
|User Memory||12 GB|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards (Expandable Memory)||microSDHC, microSDXC - up to 128 GB|
One of the most important parameters for user´s decision is often internal memory capacity. The larger it is, the more apps, photos, movies and other files your phone can store. This phone has 16 GB storage. This memory capacity is ideal for those who have a few basic apps and a few dozen photos on their phone. If you don't expect to use your phone to play games or need to store high-resolution photos, this size should be sufficient. There is almost no probability you're likely to see this low capacity on new smartphones. The standard memory today is around 64 and 128 GB. The best phones have internal memory of 256 GB or more. Nowadays, you can usually find one phone model on the market with several different memory sizes. This allows each user to choose what suits them best.
For this model it is possible to increase the storage size by inserting a memory card.
Size of the RAM memory tells us how powerful the phone is. Sony XPERIA Z3 is equipped with 3 GB. Commonly today you will find phones with 6 to 8 GB of RAM. This means that the phone can easily handle normal operation and more demanding applications or games. Higher RAM of 12 GB can be found in best phones on market and are ideal especially for avid gamers. On the other hand, operating memory below 4 GB is more of an issue with lower-end phones and older models. However, even they will find their fans among less demanding users, who don´t want to spend much on buying new phone.
|CAMERA Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Number of Main Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution||20.7 Megapixel||Better than 87 % of phones rated.|
|Sensor Name||Sony Exmor RS sensor|
|Lens Type||Wide-angle lens|
|Minimum Focal Length (Focal Distance)||120 mm|
|Digital Zoom||8x||Better than 81 % of phones rated.|
|Special Effects||Background defocus, Creative effects|
|HDR Mode||Auto HDR mode|
|Camera Modes||Burst mode, Red-Eye Reduction, Sweep Panorama, night mode, AR Effect mode, SteadyShot, manual mode, Time Shift mode, Intelligent Active Mode|
|Face Recognition (Face ID)||Face detection, smile shutter||Better than 79 % of phones rated.|
|Light Source||LED light|
|Video Resolutions||3840 x 2160 (4K)|
|Camera Features (Functions)||Quick Launch, Superior Auto, Object tracking, G lens, Scene recognition, BIONZ image processing engine, Sound Photo, Pause & Resume Recording, Handycam recording technology|
|Number of Front Cameras||1|
|Sensor Resolution (Front)||2.2 Megapixel||Worse than 79 % of phones rated.|
The rear camera of the Sony XPERIA Z3 has only one lens. Single lens is more typical for older phones or lower-end phones with lower quality cameras. The rear cameras of modern phones nowadays are usually equipped with two, three and sometimes even five rear camera lenses. The main lens is designed as Wide-angle lens. The resolution of main lens is 20.7 Megapixel. Nonetheless, resolution alone does not necessarily mean a good photo. Therefore, you should look at other parameters such as lens aperture or pixel size.
Digital zoom in this case offers zooming up to 8x. Of course, the higher the lens value, the more distant object can be zoomed in. Nonetheless, the disadvantage of digital zoom is that the quality and sharpness of photo deteriorates when using it. Many people will also benefit from the facial recognition feature. In translation it means the camera can recognise face of person in the frame and automatically focus on it.
The front camera of phone Sony XPERIA Z3 has one lens. This number of lenses is standard on most smartphones nowadays. The lens is equipped with 2.2 Megapixel. However, do not forget there are other factors than resolution having impact on the final quality of front camera photos.
|BATTERY AND CHARGING Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Battery Capacity (Battery Size)||3100 mAh||Better than 74 % of phones rated.|
|Standby Time||920 hours||Better than 98 % of phones rated.|
|Talk Time||960 minutes||Better than 72 % of phones rated.|
|Run Time Details||
Talk (WCDMA): up to 960 min
Standby (WCDMA): up to 920 hrs
Playback (Music): up to 130 hrs
Playback (video): up to 10 hrs
Talk (GSM): up to 840 min
Standby (GSM): up to 890 hrs
Standby (LTE): up to 800 hrs
The battery size of Sony XPERIA Z3 is 3100 mAh. Nevertheless, battery capacity is not the only factor that affects the phone's battery life. For example - the size of the display, the performance of the processor, the use of data functions and, of course, the intensity of use of phone in general all have a significant impact on battery life. Standard for most smartphones today is a battery capacity of around 4500 to 5000 mAH. Phones with this battery size usually guarantee a phone life of at least 1 day. Older or cheaper smartphone models can then reach battery capacities typically around 2500 mAH and below. With this capacity, you may find that if you use your phone heavily, you may need to recharge your phone during the day.
The standby time for this phone is 920 hours and tells us how long the phone lasts on a single charge when you're not actively using it. The phone Sony XPERIA Z3 will last one charge with constant phone calls 960 minutes.
|CELLULAR Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Technology||WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM|
|Mobile Broadband Generation||4G||Better than 91 % of phones rated.|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)|
|Navigation||A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou|
Standard 4G connectivity is currently being replaced by 5G, but is still the preserve of the latest phones. Sony XPERIA Z3 supports 4G. 3G connectivity is now only found in the oldest phones. The operating system in the case of this model is Android 4.4.4 (KitKat).Show more
|COMMUNICATIONS Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Data Transmission||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE|
|2G Band||850 GSM, 900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 1900 GSM|
|4G LTE Band||Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, Band 4, Band 5, Band 7, Band 8, Band 13, Band 17, Band 20|
|4G LTE Frequency||FDD 2100, FDD 1900 PCS, FDD 1800+, FDD 1700 - 2110 AWS, FDD 850, FDD 2600, FDD 900, FDD 700c, FDD 700b, FDD 800 DD|
|Wireless Interface||IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, ANT+/ANT|
|Bluetooth Profiles||HFP, HSP, OPP, PAN, SPP, A2DP, AVRCP, HID, PBAP, MAP, GATT, DID, HDP, HOGP|
|NFC||Yes||Better than 68 % of phones rated.|
|WLAN Security||WEP, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES|
|Communication Features||Mobile Email client, Internet browser|
|Messaging Services||Google Hangouts, SMS, MMS|
Contactless payments are not a problem with this phone, thanks to NFC function. It can also be used, for example, to unlock doors or load menus in a restaurant using an NFC tag. Bluetooth 4.0 must not be missing from the basic package. It makes it easy to connect wireless headphones to your phone, connect your phone to your TV, tablet, speaker and more.Show more
|MEDIA Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Supported Digital Audio Standards||WAV, WMA, AAC, ASF, PCM, Ogg Vorbis, AMR, MP3, FLAC, AAC-LC, XMF, LPCM, AAC +, OGG, eAAC+, MKA, MIDI, M4A, apt-X, DSF, DSDIFF|
|Supported Digital Video Standards||MKV, AVI, XviD, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264, H.263, M4V, WebM, HEVC|
|Sound Enhancements||Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE HX), 3D surround sound (VPT)|
|FEATURES Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Phone Functions||Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, flight mode, vibrating alert|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, pedometer, digital compass, barometer, magnetometer, gyro sensor, motion sensor|
|Personal Information Management||Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, countdown timer, stopwatch, alarm clock|
|Additional Phone Features||TTY compatible, Radio Data Service (RDS), DLNA Certified, multitasking, PlayStation certified, sharing media via DLNA, Screen capture, Face Unlock, xLOUD technology, SensMe technology, Wi-Fi Miracast, battery STAMINA mode, Throw function, Smart rotation, TRILUMINOS display, Noise Cancellation Technology, X-Reality engine, Clear Phase technology, Screen mirroring, Clear Audio+, Clear Bass, Dynamic normaliser, Pan & zoom, PS Remote PLAY, Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC), Ultra STAMINA Mode, intuitive contrast enhancement technology, Live Color LED, Intelligent Noise Reduction, Hi-Res Audio, Low power audio playback, Slow talk feature, Voice enhancement, Talk equaliser, Small Apps feature, Smart backlight control, MirrorLink support, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), Wi-Fi Passpoint, S-Force Front surround|
|OTHERS Sony XPERIA Z3|
|Included Accessories||Data cable, stereo headset, power adapter|
|Compliant Standards||IP68, IP65, IPX5, HAC (Hearing Aid Compatible), IPX8, IP6X|
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