[VIDEO] Xperia Z3 hands on review – has Sony got a winner?

With its crazy 6 month release cycle, Sony has the 4th generation of its flagship “Z” series smartphone ready for consumers. Is the successor to Xperia Z2 which is going to bear the flagship status for a mere 6 months going to be a worthy successor? What changes can be found in the new model and does such a quick release schedule make sense? You will find the answer to these and more questions in our detailed video review of the device.

Xperia Z3  features the Android 4.4.4 out of the box, Snapdragon 801  2.5 GHz quad core processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3GB RAM and a 5.2″ HD display packed into a redesigned aluminium shell.  The brilliant 20.7 MP Exmor RS rear cam has been improved with higher ISO sensitivity to aid in low light photography.

[ VIDEO ] Xperia Z3 Review

What has changed since the previous model? Is it time to upgrade? Is this the best phone of 2014. Check out our full review to find answers to the above questions.

Final Words

Sony Xperia Z3 is one of the best smartphones Sony has ever built but the lack of significant improvements since the Xperia Z2 and its steeper price make us question the quick release cycle. What do you think?

Do not forgot to see our other videos featuring the Xperia Z3 and its predecessor

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Let us know if you have enjoyed the review and if you are going to purchase the Z3. Also checkout our Z3 Compact review if you are after a smaller device.

7.3mm slim Xperia Z3 launched with Dual SIM, PS4 Remote Play

Sony Mobile has launched its second flagship device Xperia Z3 for 2014, following the legacy of Xperia Z2. Compact siblings of Xperia Z3 i.e. Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact also marked their appearance along with Xperia E3 / Dual, Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50, Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30.

For the first time Sony has launched their flagship device from Xperia “Z” series as a Dual SIM variant for selective countries and nano SIM enability. Sony has dumped the purple color for its H2 Xperia handsets this time and introduced two new colors Copper and Green which will we available globally.

Sony Xperia Z3

Xperia Z3 features 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB RAM, internal storage 16 GB packed in 7.3 mm slim aluminium frame. Sony decided to keep the same screen resolution on Xperia Z3 like Xperia Z2 as 5.2″ FHD with Triluminos Mobile display, featuring Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.

Xperia Z3 features same 20.7 MP rear cam with Sony Social Camera app but this time Sony introduced world’s first 12800 ISO sensitivity in a smartphone. It features a healthy 3100 mAh battery, IP65/68 certifications. Sony has improved the power management system on Xperia Z3, claiming it to last for 2 days on a single charge.

Sony Xperia Z3 Press Photos

Xperia Z3 Black color

Xperia Z3 Copper Colors

Xperia Z3 White

Xperia Z3 Mint color

Xperia Z3 Dual White

Xperia Z3 White review

Xperia Z3 white video

Xperia Z3 White hands on

Sony Xperia Z3 Videos

Xperia Z3 Detailed Specifications

Below specification go hand in hand with Xperia Z3 (D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, D6616, L55t and L55u).

Download Xperia Z3 White Paper

Download Xperia Z3 official White Paper for detailed specifications of different models (D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, D6616, L55t and L55u).

Xperia Z3 Pricing and Availability 

Xperia Z3 Price is still unknown while it is expected to hit markets in late October this year. Sony is asking users to pre-register for getting Xperia Z3.

To be frank overall Xperia Z3 is not a worthy upgrade over Xperia Z2 which was neither a worthy upgrade over Xperia Z1. Do you like Xperia Z3, let us know. Drop your comments below.