Sony Xperia Z3 Photo Gallery and Design Overview

by Chetan Bhawani 23

Sony Xperia Z3 Photo Front

As we said in the hands-on, the Sony Xperia Z3 is just beautiful and one of the most comfortable devices to hold in the hand. When you talk of phones that have a display larger than 5-inch, the Xperia Z3 stands right at the top for the comfort that it gives, although you cannot write off the HTC One M8, iPhone 6 Plus and the OnePlus One if we talk about the design.

The Xperia Z3 has this modification from its predecessor, with the inclusion of curvy smooth sides rather than the flat sides and this actually gives some better comfort to the hold the device. Sony has managed to make this device even thinner although the screen size is no different. There are some noticeable differences, right from the screen area, where the earpiece and microphone with speakers in the same grill have moved towards the screen, from the corner of the phone in Xperia Z2.

The copper color variant looks premium, although there are other options as well – White, Black and Green. The important fact here to note is that Sony has managed to give it such a perfect look, while getting it the highest waterproof rating of IP65 / IP68 where it is dust tight, and can survive 1.5m deep in water for 30 minutes. There are covers for each port there, and on the right panel, the slots for MicroSD card as well as for the Nano SIM card are under the same lid, while the MicroUSB port cover is on the left side.

The back is plain, and no bulge for the camera too is a good advantage because the phone ultimately not end up landing on the camera area, as seen in several other smartphones. But still, the camera staying right at the corner of the device makes it a little hard to hold because that is where we usually place a finger to hold the phone with grip in landscape angle. The LED flash is just below the camera lens.

Sony has provided a dedicated camera shutter button on the most common and appropriate position, and that is good for those whose finger cannot reach the on-screen shutter button while taking a pic, or who have a worry about shaking the phone while capturing the picture. On the top, there’s just the 3.5-mm headset jack as well as a secondary mic for the noise cancellation and video recording.

Overall, this is one of the best designed and beautifully looking smartphone this year, and to add to that, the curve on the sides makes it even more comfortable to hold. If there are any devices we can compare this with, for a good design, it would be the HTC One M8, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge and the OnePlus One.

Chetan Bhawani

Chetan Bhawani is a dentist, a tech blogger and a passionate writer in the field of technology. He keeps himself connected to the web for the entire day, of course except when he's dozed off! Add +Chetan Bhawani on Google Plus for more!

  • Nikhil Narkhede

    Beautiful smartphone <3

    • samir naik

      correct

    • Suraj Racharla

      Utterly Beautiful :)!!!

    • you got that right friend,, this is the ultimate result of great minds working to deliver a quality device that everyone would love. WAY TO GO SONY!

  • The overall display is really stunning and the copper color is unique and looks beautiful on the phone..

    • yeah the color is really nice, its good that there will be other color options for people with different tastes as well!

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes the copper color is amazing . It is Sony’s answer to the other comapanys realeasing a gold variant to all there phones!!

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    It’s design is better than other but read that it has a hotness problem

    • i hope thats not a serious problem. A quick fix is a cool protective case, but eventually lon term overheating can prove detrimental to the internals of the device

      • Shanky Yadav

        heating is the main problem on which sony should look but now it on.. so one have to stop using it for long hours and also 4k recording leads to overheating of this phone

    • Suraj Racharla

      I think this happens because it is an all metal phone and it can transfer heat easy. A good solution to this is maybe finding a case that wont let the heat reach your hands but you really cant stop the heat from going around in your device

      • Shanky Yadav

        Sony should find out an alternative toward it

  • Vaibhav Mhatre

    The best of sony in a smart phone..

  • samir naik

    the beast is here to stay

    • Suraj Racharla

      That was Sony’s objective and the phone delivered way more than that. The Z3 stayed and showed other smartphone which was more superior

    • Z3 and sony are definitely here to stay and now that thy have increased market favor they’re poised for a great 2015 with their qhd 6 inch z3x!

  • Shanky Yadav Jungly

    Its design is better than ipone …. Also it handles hardcore gaming smoothly…

    • Suraj Racharla

      Yes i have to agree with you. The design is much better than the iphone 6 or 6 plus!!

    • design is certainly more comfortable than the slippery aluminum finish of the iphone 6. THATS DEFINITELY TRUE!

  • Joshua Akinsola

    This phone is great in its own way above average size and a 21 mp camera, and its pretty light, it truly is still one of the best maybe the best designed of the year. Sony has always been uber rusted and will only gain more market favor

  • Suraj Racharla

    Amazing photo gallery and also amazing looking Sony Experia Z3. With its 21 megapiexl camera it is surely a beast in camera quality and also with the slim profile design it is sure to attract alot of consumers. Hardware of the device is flawless and they know that the details make all the difference. But in terms of software the UI needs to be updated and maybe be introduced to a new set of colors. But that is Sony’s traditional Ui and i dont think they will change it for a long time. Other than that the camera quality images are great and i really like the gold copper color that Sony Announced in their Z3

  • Suraj Racharla

    Yes i have to agree with you. Sony has put in an amazing camera and vibrant screen and top notch specs. The can be called SONY’s best smartphone to date!!

  • sony was really striving for quality with this one. They worked to put in the best materials and specs hat rial top flagships and even beat others. The 21 mp camera is by far the best in the game right now,