Hands-on Comparison: Sony Xperia Z3 versus Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1

Posted:  September 4, 2014   By:    13 comments   

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We managed to get a hands on with the newly announced Sony Xperia Z3. To see how much different, or how much similar it is with its previous models, we have compared the Xperia Z3 with the Xperia Z2 and the Xperia Z1.

One of the biggest change is the edges on the Xperia Z3. It is more rounded now which makes it more comfortable to hold but somehow we felt that the flat edges on the Xperia Z2/Z1 gives it a more elegant feel to it. With its boxy flat edges, the former flagships kinda demands more attention and care when holding it in the hands. The new one just feels quite alright without dramas, and then you realised that the new Xperia Z3 is actually thinner by almost a millimetre than its former model.

Another welcome change is the flap. On the Xperia Z2, the microUSB and microSIM cards share the same single flap cover, which is quite annoying with its long dangling cover. On the Xperia Z3, they have moved the nano-SIM and microSD card under a single flap, which you’ll hardly mess around. And this leaves a microUSB port having its own tiny little flap cover, which is much easier to manage especially when you’re charging with a power bank while on the go.

Check out the side by side hands-on comparisons between the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1 after the break.

Sony Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z2










Sony Xperia Z3 vs Xperia Z2 vs Xperia Z1





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13 Comments for Hands-on Comparison: Sony Xperia Z3 versus Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z1


Hi, How is the camera of the Z3 compared to the Z1? Wife wants a good camera phone. she doesn't like large phones so thinking of buying the Z3 compact for her. She's using a nexus 4 which unfortunately have a subpar camera and complaining about it.


    The Xperia Z3 has a newer camera module which is thinner than the previous one. The biggest change is a wider 25mm lens (27mm on the Z1/Z2) and a higher ISO 12800.

    Stay tuned for our camera samples coming up

Thrac Dark

You know it uses nano-sim, right?


    Yup. FIxed. Thanks

other guy

how about the speaker sound compare 3 of it ? yang mana is better Z1,Z2 or Z3?


    The Z2 is better than the Z1 with its front facing stereo speakers. Didn't managed to try out the Z3 yet but we reckon it should be on par or could be better than the Z2.

      Izzuddin Helmi

      The Z2 speaker is louder than the Z3. tested with my friend's Z2. Just got the Z3. In terms of display, the Z2 produces warm and realistic colours compared to the Z3, but Z3 display is sharper and better to look at. It is also thinner. Camera looks laggy compared to my previous Z1 and my friends Z2 ( maybe due to bugs, who knows).


      What do you mean with better. Louder or better quality because on gsmarena.com I see that the Z3 has 66 db noise and z2 64db noise x


if not mistaken….z3 using nano sim


    Yup. you're right.


It's gorgeous. Especially the copper one. But from previous experience, it'll be too expensive for me. Forever alone!


how much lcd z3 better than lcd z2 ?


how much the z1,z2 z3? i want to know that prize pls tell me