Sony Xperia XZ3: Everything You Need To Know


The Sony Xperia XZ3 is here, so what's new? Here's everything you need to know about the new XZ3.

So, where do we start? The new XZ3 arrives building on the already solid foundation of the XZ2 but pushing the camera limits to a whole new level. Sony is also pushing for higher audio quality from the speakers and higher visual fidelity from the 6-inch QHD+ HDR OLED display.

But let's start right at the beginning.

The XZ3 is the first device in the Xperia line-up to actually feature an OLED display. How? Well, it's Powered by the same tech that is in Sony’s Bravia TV's. The 6-inch QHD+ HDR OLED display is capable of delivering deeper blacks, higher contrast and sharper clarity.

Sony's brand new Paired 'X-Reality' also helps contribute towards a better video viewing experience which up-converts content to near High Dynamic Range (HDR). This means that you can enjoy all your favourite movies and content in the highest possible quality, even when streaming videos via YouTube and Netflix for example.

Even the audio has had some love with new speakers meaning 20% louder volume.

The Visual Looks

You may have already noticed that the XZ3 has a borderless 18:9 screen. The curved 3D glass on the front and back blends seamlessly into the body which looks very sleek and theoretically means the phone sits more comfortably in your hand.

The case colours vary from a choice of four: Black, White Silver, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red.

Another cool feature is that the XZ3 now has something called 'Side-Sense' which essentially means that you can double tap the side of your screen to interact with apps, notifications and other important information that we, the consumers can't live without. But it's cleaver, it also learns your habits and patterns so it can predict exactly what app you're thinking of opening before you've even unlocked the phone. Cleaver stuff.

Sony Xperia XZ3 colours

But what about the Xperia XZ3 Camera?

Let's face it. The Majority of you reading this are probably interested in this bit of information the most. So let's not dilly dally and get straight into it.

The Xperia XZ3 has a 19 Mega-pixel camera allowing capture in 4K HDR Movie recording, as well as in Full HD 960fps Super slow motion thanks to the Xperia’s advanced Motion Eye camera.

The front-facing camera is a 13MP front camera with beauty and bokeh effects for capturing stunning portrait selfies so you'll always be looking at your best!

Even in low light situations, it should perform extremely well, boasting Low-light photo ability at12800 ISO and Low-light video at 4000 ISO.

Sony xperia XZ3 camera

Okay, cool camera. But what're the insides like?

Well, The XZ3 can supposedly comfortably run these features all day due to its Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, offering a maximum download speed of 1.2Gbps. The integrated battery features such as Smart Stamina, Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging technology also should mean that the phone will have charge in its 3330 mAh battery for longer. It comes with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage space.

Sony Experia XZ3 Full Specs

Memory and storage

4 GB RAM
64 GB UFS internal memory
microSDXC support (up to 512 GB)

SIM capability

Single SIM
Dual SIM
Nano SIM

Operating System

Android™ 9 Pie

Processor (CPU)

Qualcomm® Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform

Battery

3330 mAh
Smart Stamina
Qnovo™ Adaptive Charging

Battery Care
STAMINA Mode
USB Power Delivery (USB PD) fast charging
Wireless charging (Qi)

Durability

Water resistant (IP65/68) Corning® Gorilla® Glass

Weight

193 g

Dimensions

158 x 73 x 9.9 mm

Colour

Black
White Silver
Forest Green
Bordeaux Red

Display

6.0”, 18:9 OLED QHD+ (2880 x 1440) HDR display
TRILUMINOS Display for mobile
X-Reality for mobile
Dynamic Contrast Enhancer
HDR up-conversion

Main camera

19 MP Motion Eye camera
1/ 2.3” Exmor RS for mobile memory-stacked sensor
Pixel Pitch 1.22 ?m
25 mm wide Sony’s award-winning G Lens F2.0
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus (0.03s)
BIONZ for mobile image-processing engine
960 fps Super slow motion video (FHD/HD)

Predictive Capture (motion/smile)

Autofocus burst
x8 Digital Zoom (photo and video)

HDR Photo
4K HDR Movie recording
Quick Launch & Capture
Low-light photo: ISO 12800
Low-light video: ISO 4000
Predictive Hybrid Autofocus
Anti-distortion shutter
Triple image-sensing technology
SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilisation)

Front camera

13 MP
1/ 3.06” Exmor RS for mobile
23 mm wide angle lens
Low-light photo: ISO 3200
Low-light video: ISO 1600
SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode (5-axis stabilisation)

Networks

GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
UMTS HSPA+ (3G)
LTE (4G) Cat18 with up to 1.2 Gbps download speed

Connectivity

A-GNSS (GPS + GLONASS)
WiFi Miracast
Bluetooth® 5.0 wireless technology
DLNA Certified®

Google Cast
NFC
USB Type-C™

Fingerprint sensor

Fast and secure unlock

Sound

High-Resolution Audio (LPCM, FLAC, ALAC, DSD)
DSEE HX™
LDAC
ClearAudio+
Stereo speaker with S-Force Front Surround
Stereo Recording
Qualcomm® aptX HD audio
Automatic Headphone Optimisation
Virtual Phones Technology
USB Type-C to 3.5mm Audio Jack Adapter

Applications

3D Creator
Music
Album for photo & video
Movie Creator
AR effect
Xperia Lounge

Key accessories

Style Cover Touch SCTH70 for Xperia XZ3
Style Cover Stand SCSH70 for Xperia XZ3
Wireless Charging Dock WCH20

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