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Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z3

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

For a phone that, initially at least, looks a lot like the one it's meant to replace the Z3 has a few tricks up its sleeve. Best of all is the standout battery life. Android photographers will love the camera too. It's easy to recommend the Z3, unless you're upgrading from the Z2, of course.

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Pros
  • Fantastic battery life
  • High-quality finish
  • Great camera
Cons
  • Software feels a little dated

Reviews

88
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 8

81
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 18
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.222
Camera
Yes
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Camera
Smartphone
Android
5.222
Yes

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88 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

100
adjfire
I have had my phone now for two months. My battery lasts two days. The battery...read more
60
winstondon
PRO:Battery, looks great, waterproofCONS:Reported mic issues (mic input too...read more
80
rakhinesmn
I love all the features, water resistant, battery life, speaker, rear camera,...read more
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