The Sony Xperia XZ3 came with a huge 6 inch display, which is of course a first coming from the Japanese phone giant. This feature alone, will for sure stir up some commotion and controversy among fans and users of the brand. In case you are yet to get full details of this new flagship, read on and see the Sony Xperia XZ3 full specification, features, as well as its price and release date.
Sony Xperia XZ3 Features
Sony ensured that the panel it picked for the Xperia XZ3 looks gorgeous, as it features an 18:9 “Extended Display” aspect ratio, with QHD resolution and Sony’s standard and long-standing plethora of display optimization tech, like TRILUMINOS and X-REALITY.
The new curved panel also introduced a revamped design. The elongated body of the Sony Xperia XZ3 measures 158 x 73 x 9.9mm, and weighs 193g. The phone has an IP65/68 rating.
The Sony Xperia XZ3 burrows most of the internals of the Xperia XZ2, including the Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable via microSD. The main camera is also the same as that of the XZ2, as it consist of a 19MP, f/2.0, 2.5mm, 1/2.3 inch, 1.22µm Motion Eye camera, complete with PDAF, laser AF, as well as a stacked memory solution, powering 960fps, 1080p slow-motion capture and real-time 4K HDR recording. Some improvements was added to the experience of the Sony Xperia XZ3, through the latest iteration of the BIONZ processing algorithm.
On the front of the Sony Xperia XZ3, you will find an upgraded selfie camera, made up of a 13MP, f/1.9, autofocus.. The phone will be powered by a 3300mAh battery, complete with USB delivery support and the traditional Qnovo tech. Other features of the Xperia XZ3 include; NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band Wi-Fi ac and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, among other things, are also accounted for, not going anywhere and still part of the XZ3 mix
Another notable feature of the Sony Xperia XZ3 is Side Sense. Just as the name goes, it is a gesture system, that detects taps and swipes on the new curved edges of the OLED panel. The feature enables shortcuts, like a back gesture, alternative camera shutter and is also the way to access a brand new Side Sense menu. The latter features a list of frequently used apps and settings shortcuts, complete with user customizability.
On the software angle, the Sony Xperia XZ3 runs on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box, with a familiar Xperia Launcher on top. There are few additions to the OS though, like the Side Sense menu and a new automatic, AI-powered camera launch gesture.
Sony Xperia XZ3 Specification
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)|
|3G bands||HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/200 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, September|
|Dimensions||158 x 73 x 9.9 mm (6.22 x 2.87 x 0.39 in)|
|Weight||193 g (6.81 oz)|
|Build||Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 5) &aluminum frame|
|SIM||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– IP65/IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)|
|Type||P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.0 inches, 92.9 cm2 (~80.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2880 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~537 ppi density)|
|Multitouch||Yes, up to 10 fingers|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– HDR BT.2020 compliant|
– Triluminos display
– X-Reality Engine
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Single||19 MP, f/2.0, 25mm, 1/2.3″, 1.22µm, predictive PDAF & laser AF|
|Features||LED flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps (5-axis gyro-EIS), 1080p@960fps, HDR|
|Single||13 MP, f/1.9, 23mm, 1/3″, 1.12µm|
|Video||1080p@30fps (5-axis gyro-EIS)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– 24-bit/192kHz audio|
– Dynamic vibration system
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector; USB Host|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, color spectrum|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)|
– Qi wireless charging
– Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery|
|Colours||Black, Silver White, Forest Green, Bordeaux Red|
|Price||About 800 EUR|
Sony Xperia XZ3 Release Date
The Sony Xperia XZ3 is expected to be released into the market by the end of September 2018, though no specific date has been mentioned yet. One interesting thing to note about Sony’s current lineup is that the XZ2, XZ2 Compact, as well as the XZ2 Premium will all remain on offer, as current-gen devices and continue selling alongside the XZ3.
Sony Xperia XZ3 Price and Pre-order Details
The Sony Xperia XZ3 price is still unknown for now, but you shall get the information on this spot once is has been made official. You can simply subscribe to this site with your email address to receive the update. Use the email subscription box on this page to subscribe.
Updated September 2nd
According to the listing, the Sony Xperia XZ3 can be yours for €799 and it’s an Amazon exclusive, for now. It even comes with a 64GB microSD card as a gift. Pre-orders are open and shipments will start on October 5. The listing offers all available color variants – Black, Silver, White, Forest Green and Bordeaux Red.