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Xperia Z3 vs. Xperia Z2 Spec Shootout

by Sean P. Aune | September 3, 2014September 3, 2014 10:15 am PST

Sony is on a mission to update its flagship phones twice a year, and with that in mind we introduce you to the Xperia Z3.

The Z2 hit was introduced earlier this year, and it is still an awesome phone. Should you feel buyer’s remorse if you bought it instead of waiting for the Xperia Z3? That’s for you to judge, but judging by the specs in the table below, it doesn’t appear that there were any real groundbreaking updates that should send you to the store looking to upgrade. That being said, if you’re on an older phone, or you’ve been looking to jump in with Sony, the Z3 looks like an awesome device.

Take a look at the specs below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Xperia Z2 Gallery

Xperia Z3 Gallery

Sony - Xperia Z3 Sony - Xperia Z2
Display Size 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi) 5.2-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel display (424 ppi)
Resolution X 1080 1080
Resolution Y 1920 1920
Display Type TRILUMINOS TRILUMINOS
Operating System Android 4.4.4 (at launch) Android 4.4 (at launch)
Processor 2.5GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AB Quad-core
RAM 3GB 3GB
Storage
  • 32GB
  • 16GB
External Storage Yes Yes
External Storage Specs
  • Micro SD up to 128GB
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
Main Camera (Back) 20.7MP 20.7MP
Secondary Camera (Front) 2.2MP 2.2MP
Networks
  • GPRS/EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20)
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 17, 20)
  • UMTS HSPA+ 850 (Band V), 900 (Band VIII), 1700 (Band IV), 1900 (Band II), 2100 (Band I)
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Battery 3100 mAh 3200 mAh
NFC Yes Yes
Connectivity
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • DLNA
  • MHL
  • Micro USB
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient light
  • Barometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • Proximity
GPS
  • aGPS
  • GLONASS
  • aGPS
  • GLONASS
Height 146 mm (5.75 inches) 146.8 mm (5.78 inches)
Width 72 mm (2.83 inches) 73.3 mm (2.89 inches)
Depth 7.3 mm (0.29 inches) 8.2 mm (0.32 inches)
Weight 152 g (5.36 oz) 158 g (5.57 oz)
Colors Black Black, Purple, White
Supported Audio Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4a, .aac, .amr, .awb, .dst, .dff, .flac, .mka, .mid, .xmf, .ota, .rtttl, .rtx, .imy, .wav, .ogg AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, PCM, Vorbis, WMA
Supported Video Formats .3gp, .3gpp, .mp4, .m4v, .mkv, .avi, .xvid, .webm 3GPP, MP4, M4V, MKV, AVI, XVID, WEBM
In The Box N/A N/A

Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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