Sony Xperia XZ3

Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)
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Sony Xperia XZ3 back silver
64 GB

Pro and cons Sony Xperia XZ3

  • Larger and sharper screen
  • Touch-sensitive edges
  • Dynamic vibration system
  • More powerful stereo speakers
  • Missing headphone jack remains a shortcoming

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Sony Xperia XZ3 product description

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is Sony's first Xperia phone with bright OLED display. The advantage of this screen is that colours seem to jump out the display. Moreover, the contrast improves greatly with deeper blacks. Furthermore, we mainly see a lot of similarities with the half year older XZ2, but there are still some extra differences. We list them here for you.

First Xperia with OLED screen

Sony debuts the OLED screens that we have seen on some expensive BRAVIA TVs before. The model on this XZ3 measures 6 inches which is larger than its predecessor but in line with the competition. The resolution is QHD+ which results in a PPI of 449. What does all this mean? Well that images are very sharp, much sharper than on its predecessor. You won't see any loose pixels with the human eye. And because this is an HDR screen that can display many more colours, images are much richer. It's mainly his HDR content that benefits, but what about content that doesn't? Thanks to the X-Reality for Mobile engine, so-called SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) content is also converted to the much richer HDR. Under the screen are also a double speaker, the so-called S-Force Front Surround Sound speakers in the Xperia XZ3 no less than 20% more powerful. Sound is louder without distortion. To lose yourself even more in the music, Dynamic Vibration System is also back in the game. The device vibrates along with music, movies and games, giving you an extra multimedia experience.

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Touch-sensitive edges with Side sense

Sony uses a slightly curved design, just like the XZ2. The glass in front of the screen is called 3D and flows seamlessly into the edges. These edges are now touch sensitive. Sony uses artificial intelligence to predict what you want to do based on how you bite the Xperia XZ3. It's called Side Sense and you open it by tapping the edge twice. An app suggestion or menu options are then shown there. The idea behind it is that you don't have to scroll or adjust your grip. Furthermore, we see a lot of similarities with its predecessor that was announced only half a year earlier. So expect the same 19 megapixel Motion Eye camera with predictive autofocus, 4K HDR video and super slow motion. The selfie camera will be upgraded from 5 to no less than 13 megapixels with image stabilisation over 5 axes. This allows you to shoot sharp and unmoved selfies.

Main Sony Xperia XZ3 specifications

  • 6.0 inch OLED display with HDR upscaling
  • Self camera with 13 megapixel large sensor
  • Single 19 megapixel rear Motion Eye camera with super slow motion
  • Right-speed mobile 4G internet up to 1,2 Gbit/s
  • Octacore processor (Snapdragon 845) with 4 GB of RAM memory
  • Dust and splashproof housing (IP65/68 rating)
  • 64 GB of built-in storage but expandable to 512 GB
  • Touch-sensitive Side sense edges with artificial intelligence

Wireless Hi-Fi sound

Sony and its flagships are always committed to the necessary multimedia violence. We've already had the screen and the cameras, so we've had some extra attention for audio. It is a pity that it is not easy to plug in your own favourite headphones. That will have to go thru the USB-C port with which you also charge it. An adaptor for this is in the box. Music is supposed to be listened to wirelessly. To make sure that this doesn't come at the expense of quality, the Xperia XZ3 supports the necessary techniques to still send Hi-Fi sound to your Bluetooth headset. Think aptX HD, LDAC and DSEE HX. Now you will need a wireless headset that also supports that but sounds the way the musician intended. All in all this sounds almost too good to be true. Especially consider the cheaper and slightly older XZ2 if you are considering an Xperia XZ3 if you do not necessarily need an OLED screen with touch-sensitive edges.

Sony Xperia XZ3 specification summary

Dimensions 158 x 73 x 9,9 mm
Weight 193 gr
Product code H9493
EAN code 7311271623564, 7311271623175, 7311271622840, 7311271622796, 7311271622772, 7311271622499, 7311271622482, 7311271622475, 7311271622413, 7311271622406, 7311271620778, 7311271620761, 7311271620754, 7311271620747, 1112221112222 Show 1 others, 7311271620747, 1112221112222
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Operating system
Android 8.1
Colour display 6.0 inch, OLED
Camera 19 MP
Dirt and waterproof
Front camera 13 MP
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa core
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 64 GB (Storage)
Power supply
Battery 3330 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

All Sony Xperia XZ3 specifications

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Sony Xperia XZ3 alternatives

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Sony Xperia XZ3 (H9493)
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Samsung Galaxy S10 (G973)
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 Current product    
Fingerprint recognition
Android8.19.0 (Pie)9.0 (Pie)8.0 (Oreo)9.0 (Pie)
Colour display6.0 inch, OLED6.5 inch, OLED6.1 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display5.8 inch, Infinity Super AMOLED Quad HD+6.4 inch, Curved Dynamic AMOLED Quad HD+, hole-punch display
Camera19 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP12.2 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 16 MP
Dirt and waterproof
Front camera13 MP13 MP10 MP8 MP10 MP, 8 MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa coreQualcomm Snapdragon 855, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.8 GHz, Samsung Exynos 9810, octa core1.7 GHz, 2.4 GHz, 2.8 GHz, octa core
4G (LTE)
Internal memory64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)1 TB (Storage), 128 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage)
Battery3330 mAh3330 mAh3400 mAh3000 mAh4100 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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