Not just months after the launch of Sony XperiaXZ2 premium, Sony has launched another flagship the XperiaXZ3 at IFA 2018. With this device, Sony is trying to get back in the game with the competition. The XperiaXZ3 checks all the boxes for a great smartphone.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 features a 6-inch P-OLED QHD+ HDR display with Sony Bravia engine. It has a 2280 x 1440 resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio. The bezels are slightly less from the Xperia XZ2 but nothing crazy like the oppo find X. The display has curves toward the edges which they call the Side sense similar to the Samsung s6 edge. With Side Sense, it gives you a quick way to open up apps on your phone. Double tap on the side of the display and it will open up a quick launch menu with all of your favourite apps listed in one place. Sony is claiming Xperia XZ3 display to be on par or even better than the Samsung galaxy note 9. It also supports HDR 10 for great media consumption. With the Xperia XZ3 Sony has tried to bring their TV technology into their smartphone.
The Xperia XZ3 has the same glass back like the Xperia XZ2 but is slightly thinner. It has corning gorilla glass 5 both front and back like other major flagship and Is IP 68 water resistant. It has no headphone jack. It has fingerprint sensor on the back and USB type C 3.1 on the bottom. It supports quick charge 3 and sports a 3330 mAh battery so it will last a whole day. The battery management on Sony smartphones has been amazing same goes for the Xperia XZ3. It also supports wireless charging. It has stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround and they get pretty loud. It has High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD) and clear audio+ support.
The Xperia XZ3 sports a single 19 MP Motion Eye™ camera.It’s a f/2.0 aperture camera sensor and comes with all the top-end features you’d expect such as super slow motion (960 fps)- a particular highlight of Sony phones – and the ability to film in 4K HDR. It has nifty AI features like smart background detection and also can detect when you use your phone to click a picture and open the camera app automatically and also click the picture.
It sports a 13 MP f/1.9 aperture 23mm wide angle lens on the front for great selfies. It comes with a bokeh mode as well as a selection of face enhancement features, such as modes that slim down your face, make your eyes larger and even make your skin brighter. You can also create 3D selfies with this device.
The Xperia XZ3 comes in only 4GB ram variant which is a little less considering other OEM’S are offering up to 8GB RAM like the Oneplus 6 or the Samsung galaxy note 9. It sports Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform which can let you play any graphic intensive game like PUBG with ease also multitasking is super smooth. It is the first android phone to come with android version 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. It comes with four colour options – Black, White Silver, Forest Green and the Bordeaux Red. It has only 64GB internal storage but is expandable up to 512GB. It Supports Dual Sim. It supports Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC. In terms of Connectivity – GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G) UMTS HSPA+ (3G) LTE (4G) Cat18 with up to 1.2 Gbps download speed.