Quick Facts
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Reasons to Buy
  • Larger screen
  • 5.0 inch vs 4.3 inch vs 5.2 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Much faster processor
  • 1200 MHz Quad core vs 1500 MHz Dual core vs 2500 MHz Quad core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Higher battery capacity
  • 2100 mAH vs 1650 mAH vs 3100 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Much higher secondary camera resolution
  • 2.0 MP vs 0.3 MP vs 2.2 MP
    Front camera of high resolution results in sharp video-chats & self-photos.
  • Has NFC
  • Yes vs No vs No
    NFC enables faster sharing of content between NFC devices, one tap payment options, etc.
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  • Higher primary camera resolution
  • 8.0 MP vs 8.7 MP vs 20.7 MP
    Camera of high resolution takes detailed & sharp photos.
  • Much sharper screen
  • 187 ppi vs 217 ppi vs 424 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Has FM Radio
  • No vs Yes vs Yes
    FM Radio allows you to listen to music & news from radio stations, even while travelling.
  • Much lighter
  • 162.0 grams vs 160.0 grams vs 163.0 grams
    Lightweight devices can be held tirelessly for a long time

  • Larger screen
  • 5.0 inch vs 4.3 inch vs 5.2 inch
    Internet browsing or watching movies is more pleasing on large screens.
  • Much faster processor
  • 1200 MHz Quad core vs 1500 MHz Dual core vs 2500 MHz Quad core
    Fast processor smoothly executes multiple tasks/apps simultaneously.
  • Much more RAM
  • 1.0 GB vs 1.0 GB vs 3.0 GB
    More RAM results in faster loading of multiple apps.
  • Much higher primary camera resolution
  • 8.0 MP vs 8.7 MP vs 20.7 MP
    Camera of high resolution takes detailed & sharp photos.
  • Much higher battery capacity
  • 2100 mAH vs 1650 mAH vs 3100 mAH
    Greater the capacity, lesser the need to charge your battery again.
  • Much sharper screen
  • 187 ppi vs 217 ppi vs 424 ppi
    High pixel density shows sharper text and extremely detailed photos/videos.
  • Much more internal memory
  • 8.0 GB vs 8.0 GB vs 16.0 GB
    More internal storage allows having more apps, songs, videos, etc.
  • Has FM Radio
  • No vs Yes vs Yes
    FM Radio allows you to listen to music & news from radio stations, even while travelling.
  • Much more expandable memory
  • 64 GB vs 64 GB vs 128 GB
    More expandable storage allows having more songs, photos, videos, etc.
  • Much higher secondary camera resolution
  • 2.0 MP vs 0.3 MP vs 2.2 MP
    Front camera of high resolution results in sharp video-chats & self-photos.
  • Is waterproof
  • No vs No vs Yes
    Waterproof phones can be used in wet environments, even under water upto 1 m.
  • Much thinner
  • 9.6 mm vs 9.9 mm vs 7.3 mm
    Slim handsets are easy to handle or pocket, and look stylish

Editor's Comments:
  • A standout design
  • The Sony Xperia Z3 boasts a stylish new design that features curvy sides and stands out in both look and feel
  • Powerful innards
  • Loaded with a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB of RAM, it makes mince meat of all apps and games thrown at it... even heavy ones.
  • A digicam killer
  • With its 20.7-megapixel primary camera that flaunts impressive features, you can leave your digicam at home.
  • Impervious to dust and water
  • With its IP 65/68 rating, the Xperia Z3 can withstand both dust and water. You can even take it in the shower with you, or shoot pictures underwater.
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Design
Operating system Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) Windows Phone 8 Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Dimensions

    Height:143.5 mm

    Width:76.9 mm

    Thickness:9.6 mm

    Height:123.8 mm

    Width:68.5 mm

    Thickness:9.90 mm

    Height:146.5 mm

    Width:72 mm

    Thickness:7.3 mm

Weight 162 grams 160 grams 163 grams
Ruggedness Dust proof,Water proof
Available Colors                        
Hardware
System chip Exynos Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801
Processor Quad core, 1200 MHz, Dual core, 1500 MHz, Krait, Quad core, 2500 MHz,
2D/3D GPU
RAM 1 GB 1 GB 3 GB
Built-in storage 8 GB 8 GB 16 GB
Memory card support Upto 64 GB MicroSD Upto 64 GB microSD Upto 128 GB microSD
Display
Physical size 5 Inch 4.3 Inch 5.2 Inch
Display resolution 800x480 (187 ppi) 480x800 (217 ppi) 1080x1920 (424 ppi)
Display Technology LCD AMOLED LCD
Color Density 16M 16M
Touch screen Capacitive Capacitive, Multi-touch Capacitive, Multi-touch
Camera
Primary Camera 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 8.7 MP, 3405 x 2554 20.7 MP, 5248 x 3936
Flash LED Flash Dual LED Flash LED Flash
Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom Digital Zoom
Dedicated Camera Button
Features
  • Auto Focus
  • Auto Focus
  • Auto Focus
  • Exmor-R CMOS image sensor
  • Geo tagging
  • High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
  • ISO control
  • Red-eye Reduction
  • Scenes
Video Capture Stereo sound recording,Digital image stabilization,Optical image stabilization Yes, MP4, Digital image stabilization,Optical image stabilization,Stereo sound recording Yes
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080p @ 24fps 1920 x 1080p @ 30fps 3840 x 2160p, 1920 x 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary camera 2 MP, 1600 x 1200 0.3 MP, 640 x 480 2.2 MP, 1712 x 1280
Network
SIM Type GSM Micro, GSM GSM
Network technology GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 or HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA,LTE GSM,UMTS/HSDPA/WCDMA,LTE
Data EV-DO HSPA LTE 150 Mbit/s(Download), 50 Mbit/s(Upload), HSDPA 42 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s(Upload) LTE 150 Mbit/s(Download), 50 Mbit/s(Upload), HSDPA 42 Mbit/s(Download), HSUPA 5.8 Mbit/s(Upload)
3G Yes Yes Yes
4G
  • Yes
  • Yes
GPRS
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 12
  • 32 - 48 kbps
  • Yes
EDGE
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 12
  • Yes
GPS A-GPS A-GPS,Glonass,GPS A-GPS,GPS
Connectivity
Bluetooth Version 4, A2DP Version 4.0, A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, EDR Version 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11

    Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

    Standard:a,b,g,n

    Mobile Hotspot:Yes

    Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

    Standard:a,b,g,n

    Wi-Fi Direct:Yes

    Wi-Fi 802.11:Yes

    Standard:a,b,g,n

USB microUSB,microUSB 2.0 microUSB,microUSB 2.0 USB 3.0, microUSB,microUSB 2.0
Headphones connector 3.5mm 3.5mm
External Device connector DLNA, VoIP
Battery
Talk time 16 Hours(2G) 15.4 Hours(2G), 8.1 Hours(3G) 19 Hours(2G)
Stand-by time 330 Hours(2G), 330 Hours(3G) 740 Hours(2G)
Battery Capacity 2100 mAh, Li-ion 1650 mAh, Li-ion 3100 mAh, Li-ion
Multimedia
Music player
  • Yes, Music Formats : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3, FLAC, Active Noise Cancellation with Dedicated Mic, Loud Speaker, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 3GP, AAC, AMR, M4A (Apple lossless), MP3, MP4, WMA
  • 3GPP, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Video player
  • 3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MPEG4, WMV
  • 3GPP, AVI, MPEG4, WebM, Xvid
Radio

    Radio:FM

    Radio:FM

Pre-loaded Apps Google Play, S Voice, multi window mode, Direct Call, AllShare Play, Smart Alert, Popup Play
Sensors
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Compass, Light sensor, Gyroscope Accelerometer, Compass, Light sensor, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
Phone Features
Phonebook
  • Practically Unlimited
  • Yes
  • Practically Unlimited
  • Yes
  • Practically Unlimited
Organizer Predictive text input, Organizer Calculator, World clock, Calendar, To-Do, Alarm, Document viewer Android Market, Calculator, World clock, Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer
Keypad Landscape mode,Portrait mode
Sales Pack Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, User Manual, Warranty Card
Availability
Officially announced 03-Dec-2012 01-Sep-2012 03-Sep-2014
Market status Available Available Upcoming, 30-Dec-2014
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Rs.16,184
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Rs.17,370
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Rs.49,738
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