Sony Xperia Z3 16GB - Green (D6603, SIM Free/Unlocked)
N.B. This is a EU version and is no different to a UK version. The warranty and software updates are valid & EU wide.
UK Customer supplied with EU to UK Mains converter. *English user manual download available online.
The new Sony Xperia Z3 features a rounded glass encased aluminum frame with extremely rounded edges, a tempered glass back and a symmetrical design. It is extremely slim and easy to hold measuring at just 7.3mm which can be dunked into water for upto 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5mm.
5.2" Full HD Display
The Xperia Z3 comes equipped with a 5.2" Full HD Screen, embedded with IPS technology which incorporates its Triluminos Technology, offering a wide colour gamut.
Waterproof and Dust Resistant
The Sony Xperia Z3 features a striking IP65/68 rating, which means that neither water nor dust can enter the smartphone which can potentially harm it. This rating ensures your smartphone is protected against water, dust and knocks.
IP (Ingress Protection) Rating
IP rating is a certification testing to measure a device’s resistance levels to both dust and water. The ﬁrst digit in the two-digit IP rating indicates the level of protection against solid objects, including tiny dust particles whereas the second digit indicates how resistant the device is to water.
Thanks to the IP rating, you can shoot pictures underwater for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1.5mm. You have to ensure that all the covers for the micro USB port, micro SIM slot and the memory card slot are firmly closed so that the water does not enter the smartphone.
Camera & camera apps:
Sharp shots with less noise
The large 1/2.3” Exmor RS for mobile image sensor ensures smooth, clear reproduction, reproducing every stunning detail with greater commitment.
Larger sensor and highest ISO
Thanks to Sony Exmor RS for mobile sensor and the first ISO 3200 in a smartphone, it allows you to take your handset to new levels of low light and still get the picture you yearn for.
(1) Highest ISO of any smartphone
Compared to the average smartphone ISO at the time of release
(2) Larger camera sensor
Compared to the average smartphone sensor size at the time of release
With Xperia Z3 Sony brings Handycam recording technology to a waterproof smartphone. It allows you to take photos in stunning 4K resolution and edit them directly on your handset. As sometimes filming via a smartphone can lead to blurry images, SteadyShot technology has been introduced which uses motion sensors to detect the user's movements and in response produces clear, steady images. It also features Steady Shot with Intelligent Active Mode, which is an enhanced digital image stabilization technology to reduce the blurring effects of camera movements when shooting at slower shutter speeds. This is extremely effective in low, dim light conditions.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is extremely powerful and can play 4K videos on a 4K TV via a MHL 3.0 connector, which allows you to enjoy your 4K videos in their anticipated resolution.
Pre-Installed Camera Apps
The Face In App lets you capture a picture and your reaction at the same time. It uses both the front and back camera at the same time.
The AR Fun app is extremely cool. It lets you add real life objects, animated characters, drawings and allows you to add scribbles to your photos whilst you are capturing them.
As soon as you press the shutter inside the app, 10 seconds of sound and 1 second of animation are recorded and you can view these sound photos in your Xperia album and can share them via Play Moments stream.
The Movie Creator app creates short videos of about 30 seconds in length using the photos and videos you have taken with the phone.
Discover all the pre-installed apps
Check out some of the great apps that come installed on your Xperia Z3 and find out how to get more.
More camera apps to download
Besides the Xperia pre-installed camera app, there's a variety of different apps to choose from. As new apps are released, your camera will be able to offer you with new releases as soon as they launch.
The only smartphone with PlayStation 4 gaming
The Sony Xperia Z3 is the only smartphone to feature PS Remote Play which gives you access to your PS4 games anywhere in your home by simply connecting to WiFi.
PS Remote PLAY
Remote Play is a features that enables the PS4 system screen to be displayed on your smartphone or tablet. Thanks to PS Remote Play, you can seamlessly switch from your PS4 to your smartphone and tablet. Simply connect your smartphone or tablet to your home WiFi, and play the games using the DualShock controller.
*Functionality available on the Xperia Z3, the Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact starting from November 2014. PS4 System, DUALSHOCK®4, Sony Entertainment Network and high-speed Internet connection required. Some games may not support this feature.
The Z3 boasts a fast 2.5GHz Snapdragon Quad Core Processor and promises up to two days of battery life with normal usage. You do not have to worry about running out of battery, you will have enough battery to last you two full days without having to close apps, adjust your display, turn off mobile data and wifi to save battery life.
Battery STAMINA Mode
If you are worried about the apps draining your battery, then the Battery Stamina Mode is the key. Smartphones use a lot of power, therefore, apps which are actively running in the background even when you are not actively using them, drains your battery. Battery Stamina Mode blocks data traffic and background activities once the screen is off, saving you battery life. Once you turn the screen on, the activities will resume again. With Battery Stamina Mode, you will still recieve phone calls and messages at all times.
Extended Standby Time
The Sony Xperia Z3 features Extended Standby Time which when turned on, simply disables all running applications and services but does not let you miss out on important calls, texts, alarms and any important notifications. As soon as you press the power button, the Extended Standby Time will be disabled, all the notifications and everything is up and running again.
Extended Usage Mode
Need to make an important call but low on battery? Simply switch on Extended usage mode and gain an extra 14% of usage time. Extended usage mode will restrict the performance of the handset when the display is on to increase battery life.
Ultra STAMINA Mode
Are you low on battery but far away from your charger and to lazy to get up? The Ultra STAMINA Mode will help you out, it disables everything except important core functions like calls and text messages, so it does not let you miss out on important calls or messages. It is just like a reserve tank lasting you an entire week of battery life.
Incredible Speed and Power
For lightning fast web browsing, super fluid UI and impressive multi-tasking, Sony has featured the latest and most powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. The Krait 400 CPU has an impressive max clock speed of 2.5 GHz. It provides you with maximum power and speed with an exceptional battery time. Thanks to the asynchronous processor which ensures that each core is powered independently, giving you the accurate amount of power when needed, without wasting power when you don’t.
Ultra-fast LTE/4G technology
This device has the industry’s only 3rd generation LTE/4G modem. This enables blazing Internet connections with download and upload speeds that are twice as fast, so file transfers and media streaming is smoother than ever.
The new Snapdragon 801 processor delivers drastically high performance over its predecessor:
(1) Gaming graphics performance Snapdragon 801 vs Snapdragon 800
(2) Camera sensor processing speed Snapdragon 801 vs Snapdragon 800
Sony's brightest display yet
Xperia Z3 raises the bar in brightness, colour accuracy, contrast ratio and more due to display luminosity. The display combined with Sony’s intuitive contrast enhancement technology, makes viewing clear and sharp even in extreme sunlight.
The Z3 features IPS technology that improves viewing angles so that you get super sharp, accurate colours and clear images no matter which angle you are viewing the handset from.
The Triluminos Display Technology provides a wide range of colours and to display images that are richer and more vivid. Triluminos technology uses LEDs, which produce purer reds and greens, creating a brighter and more uniform light that captures the true colours of the source. Thanks to Live Colour LED which is a brand new technology incorporated only into Sony devices, which gives you extremely striking and vivid colours on your smartphone.
Razor-sharp images with X-Reality for mobile
Thanks to Sony's unique image software engine which optimises colours, provides sharpness, contrast, and reduces noise.
Pixel Reproduction: Sony’s unique Super resolution technology analyses each pixel in an image and reproduces the ones that are missing which in result gives you vivid and vibrant images.
Texture and Outline Improvement: Images become clearer by enhancing elements that help to provide the texture and sharpen the outlines.
Colour and Contrast Enhancement: The Intelligent Image Enhancer reproduces the vividness of the image in its original colour.
Noise Reduction: Intelligent Noise Reduction decreases noise in high-motion scenes or whilst shooting images in dim-light settings.
DSEE HX (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) is a technology that offers natural and and expansive sound by restoring both high frequency and fine fade-out sound which is lost during compressed audio. Now you can listen to music as it was meant to sound.
Hi-Res AudioMusic like it was meant to be heard
High-Res Audio reduces distortion and noise at wider frequency ranges to reproduce high-frequency sound in astounding detail. Thanks to High-Res Audio, now you can listen to music as it was originally recorded in the studio.
Digital Noise Cancelling Technology
Xperia Z3 comes built-in with Digital Noise Cancelling technology which reduces ambient noise up to 98% when paired with the MDR-NC31EM headset. As a result, noises such as fan noises, air conditioning noises, projectors, background noises are eliminated from the audio stream giving you perfect, clear calls. You do not have to worry about the background noise when you are making or receiving a call thanks to the Digital Noise Cancelling Technology.
The Digital Noise Cancelling Technology includes:
- Noise sound wave
- Inverted, anti-sound wave
One-Touch Connectivity from Sony
With NFC (near field communication), the one-touch functions connect one device to another in a single tap with no wires, cables, or fiddling with settings necessary which lets you share photos, movies and games in a single touch between two phones or between your phone and an NFC-enabled laptop. With one-touch listening you can play the music on your Android smartphone through a wireless speaker or wireless headphones. Through one-touch mirroring you can view photos from your camera phone on your TV by touching your smartphone to the remote from your BRAVIA TV to activate screen mirroring. With one-touch backup you can store your pictures in one place whether you take pictures on your Xperia smartphone, tablet or camera. Through one-touch connection, simply touch to connect your Android device with your NFC enabled SmartWear and get notifications, control your music and more directly from your SmartWear.
- GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
- UMTS HSPA (3G)
- LTE (4G) (not available in all markets)
Display and design:
- 5.2" Full HD display (1920x1080 pixels)
- TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
- X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine
- 3100 mAh
- Talk time: up to 19 hours***
- Standby time: up to 740 hours***
- Music listening time: up to 120 hours***
- Video playback time: up to 10 hours***
- 5.2" Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
- Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat)
- Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
- 20.7 MP camera with auto focus
- 2.2 MP front-facing camera
- ISO 3200
- Waterproof and dust tight (IP65 and IP68)****
- Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology
- 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Cancelling (DNC)
- DLNA Certified®
- Native USB tethering
- Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®, Facebook™, Google™ and SyncML™**
- USB High speed 2.0 and Micro USB support
- Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality
Camera and video:
- 20.7 megapixel camera with auto focus
- 8x digital zoom
- ISO 3200 maximum in manual mode
- Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
- 4K video recording
- Front-facing camera, HD 1080p for video chat and 2.2 MP for camera capture
- Pulsed LED flash
- SteadyShot™ – video stabilisation
- Superior Auto – automatic scene selection
- HDR for photos and videos
- Burst mode
- Social live**
- Image stabiliser
- Geotagging – add location info to your photos
- Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object
- Red-eye reduction
- Image capture, supported file format: JPEG
- Image playback, supported file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
- Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
- Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, WebM
- PlayStation® Certified
- PS4™ Remote Play******
- Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
- Adreno 330 GPU
Memory and storage:
- 3 GB RAM
- Up to 16 GB flash memory*****
- Up to 128 GB microSD™ (card slot, SDXC supported)
- Sony 3D Surround Sound technology (VPT)
- Clear Audio+ – Sound improvement software
- xLoud™ Experience
- DSEE HX
- High-res audio
- Audio recording, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
- Audio playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Matroska, SMF, XMF, Mobile XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, MP3, WAV, OGG, ASF
What's in the Box:
- Sony Xperia Z3 Smartphone 16GB - Green
- Sony EP880 Mains EU Adapter
- Sony EC803 MicroUSB Cable
- S Sony MH750 Headphones