How much does it cost? The handset is a former flagship, so it’s no surprise that it’s expensive. You can pick it up for around Rs.102,000 island-wide. Considering its price and features, we think it’s worth it.
It was released towards the end of 2018, so it’s not old. The device is big but it’s not gigantic. Its screen stretches 6 inches across, so you can still use it if you have smaller hands.
We aren’t the biggest fan of its sides. Sony made them pointy – holding the XZ3 for a while would leave you sore.
The device was made from Gorilla Glass 5 and aluminum. The materials make it feel premium. The Gorilla Glass makes the handset durable as well, have fun trying to scratch it.
The glass and aluminum build make it collect a lot of fingerprints. This, unfortunately, makes it slippery as well.
Don’t worry about water getting inside. Sony made the device IP68 resistant. It can handle up to 1.5 meters of water for half an hour.
Looking across its sides, you’ll find a microSD slot. The ROM it comes with is decent already, though. More on the storage available later on.
There is a fingerprint sensor on its rear. It’s easy to reach and unlocks the device fast. Its buttons are in easy-to-reach spots as well. We think they’re quite tactile.
How do you feel about thick phones? If you’re a fan, you’d love the former flagship. The following are its dimensions, 158 mm x 73 mm x 9.9 mm. The device has some weight too. We’re fans of heavy phones, as they don’t feel cheap. It comes in at 193 grams.
You can pick it up in several colours. The following are the choices available:
We think the Forest Green variant is the best. The XZ3 oozes luxury.
The panel on its front is P-OLED. It produces vibrant colour. As its front is so big, immersing in whatever you’re watching would be a breeze. This is especially true as there’s barely any bezel action. Its screen-to-body ratio is 80.5%.
Its front is sharp. You’re getting a 1440 x 2880 pixel resolution.
Like its rear, strong Gorilla Glass 5 is on its display.
Being a rather new phone, it’s no surprise that you can upgrade its systems to Android 11. Out of the box, it runs Android 9, though.
It houses the Snapdragon 845 chip. It’s a processor fit for a flagship, so it’ll handle whatever you throw at it. The RAM the device comes with making moving through its systems easier. You can pick it up with either 4 or 6 GB of memory.
ROM-wise, you can pick it up with 64 GB of space. As mentioned, it comes with a MicroSD slot. Just know that you’ll have to buy the MicroSD card separately.
Let’s talk about its battery. There is a 3300 mAh unit inside it. As it’s so thick, you’d expect a large battery to be present. This is sadly not the case. The XZ3 fully drains in around a day. No, its battery is nonremovable.
You’ll be charging it via an 18 W fast charger. It would have to be placed inside of its USB-C port. The XZ3 takes an hour and a half to fully charge.
Wireless charging is a feature you get. If you’re expecting reverse charging, get ready to be disappointed.
Sony is a company that produces fabulous cameras. As the XZ3 was a flagship, it’s not shocking that a great set-up was placed. There is a single 19 MP wide lens on its rear. It takes shots that are superb in low-light too.
Speaking of dim settings, you’ll be able to use a bright LED flash. There is sadly no LED sensor on its front. Its selfie camera consists of a single 13 MP wide sensor. How does it do? You’ll be left Instagram ready.