Long-term review of the Sony Xperia XZ3, a month before the launch of the XZ4 at MWC 2019. Should you still buy the XZ3 flagship phone, or hold off for the new handset?
Sony’s latest premium mobile stands apart from rivals in many ways, from the unique design to the impressive set of custom features. Even months following its launch, the Xperia XZ3 excels for media thanks to that superior OLED screen and the impressive audio chops. And while Sony has stuck with a single lens camera for the back end, this mobile can shoot great-looking photos and brilliant 4K HDR video – although the results at night aren’t quite a match for the Huawei Mate 20 Pro or LG’s V40.
Of course, with the imminent launch of the new XZ4 flagship, would we still recommend the XZ3 – especially as you’ll be getting the speedy and power-efficient Snapdragon 855 chipset, and possibly a fully-evolved new Motion Eye camera?
Check back tomorrow (Jan 31) for a full comparison with the Mate 20 Pro and you can see my long-term reviews of other smartphone rivals including the OnePlus 6T and Huawei’s P20 Pro.