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Sony Xperia Z3+ (2015)

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
Adreno 430
3 GB / 32 GB
5.2 inch (1080 x 1920 px)
20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 px, autofocus

This phone boasts a 5.2 inch IPS display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 chipset, and 3 GB of RAM.

Explore its upsides and downsides!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Sony Xperia Z3+ smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Sony Xperia Z3+ specifications

BrandSony
NameXperia Z3+
ModelD6553
Release date2015

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.08 oz
Dimensions5.76 x 2.83 x 0.27 inch
Colorsaqua green, black, copper, white
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of the Sony Xperia Z3+ is still considered to be lightweight and portable. Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a subscriber identity module (SIM), which is a chip card.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 2 GHz Cortex-A57
GPUAdreno 430

The Sony Xperia Z3+ comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means the source code is free to the public. This CPU makes it ideal for running resource-intensive applications. Smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices use Adreno GPUs.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5.2 inch
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes, up to 10 fingers

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 5.2 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The smartphone has 3 GB of RAM. It can run many apps at once without much lag or slowness. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. Generally, a smartphone should have a minimum of 32 GB of internal storage. The Xperia Z3+ has 32 GB. We can expand the internal storage of the Xperia Z3+ (32 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

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Cameras, flash

Main camera20.7 MP, 5248 х 3936 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera5.1 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The Xperia Z3+ does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.1, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFCyes
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0 (MHL TV-out), USB Host
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The Sony Xperia Z3+ supports 4G/LTE networks. This Sony phone can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Xperia Z3+ smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. This phone has a built-in GPS receiver. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Ion 2930 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Ion 2930 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery. It does not need periodic full discharge. The Xperia Z3+ does not have a removable battery, it integrates the battery into the phone's design.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsCertified IP67 dustproof and waterproof

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The 6 in the IP67 rating means the smartphone has strong protection. It is against dust.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Sony phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • IP67 certified protection

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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