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Sony Xperia Z3v

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Sony Xperia Z3v
Sony Xperia Z3v (Xperia Series)
Graphics adapter
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
170 g ( = 6 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Xperia Z3v

80% Sony Xperia Z3v review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Obviously, the question applies most directly to Verizon users — unless you get your grubby hands on an unlocked model somehow. That caveat aside, the aesthetic weaknesses of the phone are not powerful enough detriments to dent the phone’s overall appeal. Users aren’t buying an oil painting. They’re in the market for an Android smartphone, and the Z3v is a prime communication device.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Sony Xperia Z3v Smartphone For Verizon Wireless Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Overall, the Xperia Z3v is an attractive and solid phone. It also has a very good camera with some extra shooting features you won’t find on other smartphones, which is another plus. Although the display isn’t the highest resolution we’ve seen to date, it’s still offers a good viewing experience and doesn’t require a ton of GPU horsepower to keep things moving smoothly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2015
Sony Xperia Z3v Review
Source: Droid-Life English
While the Z3v is certainly not a true Z3 on Verizon, it’s still a fantastic phone. Is it worth $200 on contract? If you want a phone that can get you through the day with a great display, great smartphone camera, and great performance then you should check out the Z3v. While I wasn’t a huge fan of the hardware design, it melts away when you’re staring at the beautiful display. Sony’s software may not be the greatest looking either, but between third party launchers like Nova, icon packs like Audux, and third party lock screens like AcDisplay you can make a lot of that ugliness go away and really enjoy the phone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2014
Sony Xperia Z3v Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The idea of recycling phones isn’t a new concept in the business, as many companies have seemingly come out with newer phones that look, feel, and even have similar specs to previous phones. The Sony Xperia Z3v is absolutely one of those phones, since its name implies that it’s a variant of the Z3. However, after checking out the phone in great detail, we can certainly agree that it also has a lot in common with the Xperia Z2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/23/2014
Sony Xperia Z3v Review
Source: Slashgear English
As any good manufacturer does, Sony once again delivers their finest work of smartphone art in the Xperia Z3v. Each successor to the Z becomes better - and bigger. Now we've got to see about the Z3 Compact to get the slightly more pocketable experience.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
80% Sony Xperia Z3v
Source: Laptop Mag English
While the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5 get all of the attention, the Sony Xperia Z3v deserves a serious look, especially if you care about photo quality. The 20.7-MP sensor captures sharp and detailed images, and puts the Z3v at the top of our short list for best smartphone cameras. Add in 4K video recording and a dedicated shutter button, and you have a phone that captures better photos and movies than most point-and-shoots.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Z3v review: Verizon gets the exclusive on this Xperia Z2 do-over
Source: PC World English
That’s also to its detriment, however—or at least, it has been in years past. Its smartphone business has felt a bit stale since it adopted Android as its operating system, but now it’s more consistently putting out solid devices. We’ve seen what Sony is capable of putting out, and now it’s up to the company to gets its devices into more hands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony Xperia Z3v review: Verizon gets the exclusive on this Xperia Z2 do-over
Source: Greenbot English
That’s also to its detriment, however—or at least, it has been in years past. Its smartphone business has felt a bit stale since it adopted Android as its operating system, but now it’s more consistently putting out solid devices. We’ve seen what Sony is capable of putting out, and now it’s up to the company to gets its devices into more hands.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Model:

The latest model of the Xperia series is the new Sony Xperia Z3v, a Verizon exclusive model of the Xperia Z3 with similar hardware and minor design difference. The Xperia Z3v feels pretty similar to its predecessors, using the standard monolithic, rectangular design. The rubber material goes around the edges of the metal frame, making the phone rather resistant to impact damage. There are also port covers for every port point. If they are closed, they make the Xperia Z3v effectively waterproof and dust-resistant.

Sony is extremely well established in the television and camera industry, and their strength is seen in the Xperia Z3v. The 5.2 inch 1080p IPS display looks crisp from any angle and even under natural light. The Xperia also boast a 20.7 MP Cyber-shot camera, which is one of the best smartphone cameras for high quality photos and HD video recording in the market. The Xperia Z3v also comes with a new unique feature: remote play of a PlayStation 4 wirelessly. Hardcore gamers can get an optional phone mount for the PS4 controller to enjoy this new feature. In a nutshell, the Sony Xperia Z3v is a pretty well rounded phone. It looks great, is resistant to environmental damage, and has a great camera to seal the deal.

Qualcomm Adreno 330: Integrated graphics card in some Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, supports OpenGL ES 3.0 Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
801 MSM8974AC:

High-end ARM SoC with 4 CPU cores up to 2.45 GHz and an Adreno 330 GPU up to 578 MHz. Based on Qualcomm's Krait 400 architecture and is manufactured in a 28nm HPM process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.17 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

From 2014, Sony has reduced the production of Vaio laptops and finally discontinued them. Sony is still present in the smartphone and tablet market, yet not among the Top 5 manufacturers.


80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2014-10-29 (Update: 2014-10-29)