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Sony Xperia Z3

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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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.

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

Engadget

88
 

User Reviews

100
glasseyes42
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
100
rob87
Perfect phone of 2014 will use this phone as my daily driver and would highly...read more
90
zaki67
I have owned almost all the flagships in this category and this one is the most...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
5.222
Camera
Yes
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Camera

Camera
Yes (20.7 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (GPS)

Display

Screen size
5.2 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

Processor make
Qualcomm (Snapdragon 801)
CPU
2.5 GHz
CPU cores
Quad-core