T3ME mag redesign ‘Select’ preview: Sony Xperia Z3 reviewed!


Here at T3ME, we love changing things up to avoid dull moments and to continue feeding your tech appetite with numerous flavors. That’s why the entire magazine has been restyled and here’s your first look of what to expect to see in one of our new sections, “Select.” Make sure to grab the June issue when it’s out as another surprise is in store!

Reviewed by Micheline Harbie


Why I bought it

The Z3’s 5.2” brighter screen allows for getting a more readable display when outside along with blending IPS and Live Color LEDs to provide for watching high-res videos at ease. The phone is feature-packed. Its inclusion of the Lifelogging app allows for an accurate count of steps I’ve taken and calories burnt as I’m walking, running, cycling, or when I’m just on the commute every day. It’s a legit life tracker as it bookmarks daily activities in specific instances and uses that data to see how much I’m really burning.

What I like about it

The dust-resistant and waterproof handset is the dolphin of the smartphone market with an IP65/IP68 rating matching the ability to stay under water for about 60 minutes at 2 meters. In addition, Remote Play can connect the phone up to a PS4 and you can pair the DualShock 4 controller to it. A whopping 20.7MP cam, a wider G lens and enhanced ISO settings, improve the phone’s performance in lowlight conditions, too. Wider shots do wonders for photos, as does the Intelligent Auto Mode, which basically chooses the best image for the scene being captured and adjusts settings for it.  

What I don’t like about it

The 4K camera could be a tad enhanced, but it's still way advanced. When it comes to the Lifelogging app, the only difference with some other trackers is that it won’t give you advice on how to improve achieving your health goals. The Xperia Z3’s comfortable grip and sturdy build put other phones in its class under a more precise microscope of scrutiny despite the minor enhancements to be made depending on user preference.


A gorgeously bright screen, long-lasting battery life, and premium quality shots make this an ideal successor to the Z2.

Micheline Harbie
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.