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Sony Xperia Z3 Specs and Price

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The Xperia Z3 is Sony’s latest flagship smartphone and solves design issues with its predecessor, the Xperia Z2. It is one of the best Android phones of 2014 with a sleek design, brilliant hardware, and exclusive support for Sony PS4 Remote Play. Sony Xperia Z3 looks similar to the Z2, but comes with tempered Aluminum glass Omni design with rounded sides.

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Sony Xperia Z3


Hardware and Software

Sony Xperia Z3 is a gorgeous smartphone with an ultra-slim body. Despite the sleek build, the design is durable with waterproof operation for underwater and under rain use and slash and spill resistance.

Sony Xperia Z3 is not just a beautiful and durable smartphone, it is a powerful one too. It comes with the best in class processor in a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with 3GB of RAM, which should make everything run smoothly. It is loaded with Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) with usual Sony UI customisation.

Sony Xperia Z3 features a similar screen as its predecessor with a brilliant 5.2-inch IPS TRILUMINOS display that offers 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution for sharp looking images.

The camera does not have much improvements over the Xperia Z2, as Sony retained its resolution at 20.7 megapixels with the G Lens technology. However, what is new with this model is its Exmor RS for mobile sensor, which combined with the 25mm G Lens technology, makes the Sony Xperia Z3 as the first smartphone running with ISO 12800 sensitivity which is perfect for taking high quality photos even in a low light environments.

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The camera blends Sony’s Handycam recording technology into the Xperia Z3 for recording full HD (1080p) and ultra HD (4k) videos and even edit your videos directly on your phone.

It sports a 2.2 megapixels front facing camera capable of capturing 1080p HD videos and selfies.

Sony Xperia Z3 with Dualshock 4 controller for PS 4 remote play

One of the most exclusive features of the Sony Xperia Z3 is that it is one of a few devices with support for Sony PS4 Remote Play that enables play your PS4 games on your smartphone or tablet. You are no longer restricted to playing with your PS4 console, you can play on your Xperia Z3 from any location in your home with Wi-Fi range.

Sony Xperia Z3 will probably be bad news for people who have already bought the Z2, because they would wish they had waited for this smartphone. However, if you are still planning to buy a premium smartphone, it is worth waiting for the Xperia Z3.

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Pricing and availability

Sony Xperia Z3 is now available in Nigeria, you buy at leading online stores in the country. Sony Xperia Z3 Price in Nigeria ranges from N120,000 to N185,000, depending on your location in the country.

Sony Xperia Z3 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Sony Xperia Z3:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 4.4.4 (KitKat)
  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Processor (Snapdragon 801)
  • GPU: Adreno 330
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White, Copper, Silver Green
  • Dimension: 146 x 72 x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 152 g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Single SIM or Dual-SIM


  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (424ppi)
  • Display Protection: Yes (Shatter proof Glass)


  • Rear Camera: 20.7 MP Camera, LED Flash, 2160p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, HDR, Face Detection, Panorama, Image Stabilisation
  • Front Camera: 2.2 MP, 1080p HD Video


  • Built-in Storage: 16 GB or 32 GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: 700 / 800 / 1700 / 1800 / 2600MHz (not in all models)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 107kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21Mbps
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0 (MHL), USB Host, USB on the Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: Yes (IP65/IP68, can survive for 30 minutes in 1.5 metres in fresh water)
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 3100 mAh Li-ion Non-removable Battery
  • Standby time: up to 740 Hours
  • Talktime: up to 16 hours
  • Music Playback: up to 130 hours
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Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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