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Sony Xperia Z3 Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

The Sony Xperia Z3 is a 2014 model featuring a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display, 20.7MP camera, and a 3100 mAh battery. Read more about the features of the Xperia Z3 to see if it's right for you.
Added on 09.15.14 | Last update 06.14.21
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Key Features

  • Release Date:  2014, September
  • Price: 180 EUR
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 (28 nm)
  • Processor: Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400
  • Memory: 16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Display: IPS LCD 5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920
  • Main Camera:  Single, 20.7MP
  • Selfie Camera:  Single, 2.2MP
  • OS: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Dimensions: 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 152 g
  • Battery:  3100 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

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Discover the complete range of Sony Xperia Z3 specifications in the detailed specs table below.

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Sony Xperia Z3 specs

General specs

Brand and model

Sony Xperia Z3

Release date

2014, September


146 x 72 x 7.3 mm (5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 in)


152 g (5.36 oz)

Body build

Front/back glass & aluminum frame


Black, White, Copper, Silver Green, Purple


3100 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Ion

Battery life

Stand by time- Up to 890 h (2G) / Up to 740 h (3G)
Talking time- Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 16 h (3G)
Music play - Up to 130 h

Approximate price180 EUR





capacitive touchscreen

Display colors


Screen size

5.2" inc

Screen area

74.5 cm2

Screen format

16:9 (height:width)

Screen to body ratio


Screen resolution

1080 x 1920 px

PPI /points per inch/

424 PPI

Screen protection

Scratch-resistant glass, oleophobic coating

Other - Triluminos display
-X-Reality Engine

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main

20.7 MP, Single

Camera specs

-20.7 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide), 1/2.3'', 1.12µm, AF


LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@120fps, HDR
Front (selfie) camera

2.2 MP, Single


2.2 MP, f/2.8

Video 1080p@30fps


Operating system OS

Android 4.4.4 (KitKat), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)


Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 (28 nm)

Other models with the same chipset include: Lenovo Zuk Z1, ZTE Grand S3, Xiaomi Mi Note, Xiaomi Mi 4 LTE, Sony Xperia Z3v, Sony Xperia Z3, Sony Xperia Z3 Dual, Motorola Moto X (2nd gen), Sony Xperia Z3 Compact, ZTE Nubia Z7 Max
Processor CPU

- Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400

Graphics processor GPU

- Adreno 330

External memory

microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)

Internal memory

16/32 GB, 3 GB RAM

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Nano-SIM
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Up to 107 kbps
Edge Up to 296 kbps
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB microUSB 2.0 (MHL 3 TV-out), USB Host; magnetic connector
Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, aptX
Harmful irradiation
SAR - 0.80 W/kg (head)     1.44 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU - 0.62 W/kg (head)     0.65 W/kg (body)    

Music and Audio

Radio FM radio, RDS
Headphone jack Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
- ANT+
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0) only Japanese versions
- IP68 dust/water proof (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)


Antutu 7 Score47950 (Position 739 out of 2128)
GeekBench 5 Single Core146 (Position 1629 out of 1885)
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core493 (Position 1668 out of 1874)
GeekBench 4 Single Core993 (Position 319 out of 1024)
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core2538 (Position 502 out of 1022)
GeekBench 4 RenderScript2216
GeekBench 4 Battery1282
Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from Sony. However, there may be differences in specifications.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Sony Xperia Z3 was around 180 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2014, September.
The weight of the Sony Xperia Z3 is 152 g.
The screen size of the Sony Xperia Z3 is 5.2" inches.
The size of the Sony Xperia Z3 is 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm (HxWxD).