Sony Xperia XZ3 hands-on review

30 August 2018
Sony has always had its own, rather unique approach to mobile design. Whether you liked the boxier look of old, favour the curves of the new "Ambient Flow" concept or don't really find either appealing, it is hard to ignore one irrefutable accomplishment of the Japanese design team - continuity.

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G3nTeR, 27 Oct 2018I'm Sony fans i have own from Xperia SP,Xperia Z2,Xperia Z3+,XZ ... moreI was thinking about getting an XZ PREMIUM in malaysia. Any ideas from where i can get it now?

  • G3nTeR

I'm Sony fans i have own from Xperia SP,Xperia Z2,Xperia Z3+,XZ Premium(currently using) and now im buying from online XZ3(still waiting it arrival) because Malaysia SONY never carry

i have use 4 type sony mobile before all overheat except XZ Premium(not sure is mine only or other user are same)

i believe XZ3 will be batter on overheat control

by the way Sony is good on entertainment (music,video) specially sound quality.Because of sound quality until now im still support Sony Mobile.

But other than that Sony just a average mobile brand compare with Samsung,Iphone,Huawei (Sony technology cant compare with those brand)

Have good also have weakness just depend what you needed.

By the way im still support Sony hopefully XZ3 will be a great phone. ^_^

  • Anonymous

hope that the overheating problem in XZ models would be solved in this one , please any one to confirm if this problem solved or no

  • Anonymous

A smart Shooter, 26 Sep 2018You have said that "where is sony??? - a question from a sammy l... moreI dont know what u mean. If he said "where is sony" then what?

Apache, 16 Sep 2018I have bought every flagship brand of Sony but now I refuse to b... moreYou have said that "where is sony??? - a question from a sammy lover" Don’t you remember, Samsung lover?

  • Apache

I have bought every flagship brand of Sony but now I refuse to be cheated.Every phone I purchased for both me and my wife had recurring problems of overheating, faulty screen and Untrigerred playing of sound. I am staying away and will try other brands. I am thinking of Samsung.

  • Cali

Mathematical, 12 Sep 2018SONY is SONY. SAMSUNG is SAMSUNG. XZ3 and Note 9 have the best d... moreI take Sony beaSt flagship over shame lame brand. Hehehe

DD, 05 Sep 2018Samsung doesn't have adavanced UI. Their phones are full of bloa... moreActually I aware a situation, some of the Samsung fans buy new phone every 2 years but their storage never fully used and some of them just half used, then have to give up and replace a newest flagship every 2 years. And the 8GB ram how many windows and apps they will play and use at the same time? Are the ram management less efficient?

SONY is SONY. SAMSUNG is SAMSUNG. XZ3 and Note 9 have the best displays, best cameras, very good stereo speakers, excellent designs, etc. No phone is very good in everything, but SO and SAM are above average in everything flagship. Don't be jealous, that's the plane truth.
They are best phones to date , period!

I really hope sony do better than this, hope they wakeup and do something about their mobile otherwise they will end like nokia, better do something sony, or could be they not listening to the user like how they do before

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 06 Sep 2018I had xperia sp. If you think xz2 looks like xperia sp, you need... moreI have Xperia SP too at year 2016..

The same design language from SP is the ambient flow and center camera..

But sometimes remind me to the Sony Ericsson's Xperia Neo. Almost identical, isn't it?

But the front face maybe inspired from XA. I use Xperia XA Dual for now..

  • Anonymous

DD, 03 Sep 2018XZ2 isn't a copy of HTC U11. not even close. GO search 2013 Xper... moreI had xperia sp. If you think xz2 looks like xperia sp, you need to check your eye or should go to psychiatrist.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2018False. Wolfson dac enabled devices lead the way until the quad d... moreYou lie, you not a Sony fans. Sony fans know the headphone would take time of use to generates superior audio quality and the results will surpass any smartphone competitors!

Anonymous, 05 Sep 2018False. Wolfson dac enabled devices lead the way until the quad d... morei think the audio quality crown goes to LG without second thoughts. after using V10 i switched to Xperia XZ and noticed a night and day change in audio quality.

  • Anonymous

milesfastguy, 05 Sep 2018the xz3 is finally in line with latest bezel trends, plus the OL... moreFalse. Wolfson dac enabled devices lead the way until the quad dac. But they are still second. No Qualcomm equipped device sounds better.
..and sorry but I'm a sony fan and their audio output is not that spectacular or out of this world compared to others

  • Anonymous

DD, 05 Sep 2018Samsung doesn't have adavanced UI. Their phones are full of bloa... moreSorry I was speaking of reality not your bitter opinion

Aspros, 05 Sep 2018Left Sony after the Z5 compact, mostly because of the bezels, it... morethe xz3 is finally in line with latest bezel trends, plus the OLED screen. sound is next best thing after LG's QUAD DAC. as far as sony battery is concerned, i have found that even though low in numbers, its sometimes better in endurance than other phones which have higher mAh's

Left Sony after the Z5 compact, mostly because of the bezels, it's LCD panel, +2.0 aperture, overheating issues.
Finally they used Oleds, so i maybreturn some day.
The sound is still great, but they lost the battery, c'mon, not even 3500mah, when most if the onoetution this year will go above 4000?
They still need to trim those bezels and use at least a 1.9aperture to convince me though...

Anonymous, 04 Sep 2018The sensors and processing were more up to date during the time ... moreyes surely. but the v40 is gonna have a 6.5 inch screen, that is a glitch...its way too big. and cant be sure about LG battery life either.

  • DD

Anonymous, 03 Sep 2018It is a con this late into 2018 and for such an expensive device... moreSamsung doesn't have adavanced UI. Their phones are full of bloatwares and useless gimmicks that's why they need 8gb of ram to support it.