Sony has just released its new high-end smartphone, the Xperia XZ3, for which the Japanese manufacturer uses for the first time an OLED screen, and immediately imposes its know-how. To watch videos, this smartphone is a must. For the rest, he suffers the comparison with his competitors.
The outputs of high-end smartphones follow one another at a steady pace in early autumn: iPhone XS and XR, Google Pixel 3, Huawei Mate 20, and now Sony Xperia XZ3. The latter does not reach the dizzying prices of its competitors, but for 799 euros, is it worth it?
Average performance for its price
As often, the answer depends on what you expect from a smartphone. If you are looking for computing power, artificial intelligence, an impeccable photo module, robustness, versatility, you will find much better in the competition.
From a design point of view, however, the XZ3 is a frank success, while rounded, with beautiful black finishes; its silky touch makes it one of the nicest phones to handle. Attention, all the same: it can quickly become as slippery as a bar of soap, and is formally disadvised to clumsy whose phone screens are perpetually broken …
Sony’s OLED technology is breaking the screen!
But what distinguishes the latest son from Sony is indeed its screen. The Japanese manufacturer has finally converted to OLED technology, which replaces the LCD screens of its previous smartphones. But it is a technology that Sony masters to perfection, especially in terms of image quality, since its range of TVs Bravia OLED displays some of the finest renderings on the market.
The screen of the Xperia XZ3 is so close to perfection. Large in size (6 inches diagonally), with a maximum QHD + display (2880 x 1440 pixels), HDR compatible, it offers natural colors, very warm, and almost infinite contrasts.
Sony has enriched the video and video game experience of stereo speakers. And where some XXL smartphones offer a powerful sound, but unbalanced, the stereo slow, Sony demonstrates its expertise in the field, offering a sound reproduction impeccable and immersive.
In the end, the Xperia XZ3 looks like a miniature high-end TV. And if, for you, the essential interest of a smartphone is to read videos or to play video games based on the visual and immersive aspect (more than on the power of calculation), you have found your dream. For other uses, go spend your money elsewhere.