‘Sony Xperia’ Archive

The Sony Xperia XZ3 is the last flagship phone in the XZ series released this year.

Unlike its predecessors, this flagship phone comes with an impressively bigger 6in screen display. What makes this phone a beast is that it’s the first ever Sony Xperia phone to have an HDR OLED display, making images as crisp as watching them in a Sony Bravia TV.

Related: How to sim unlock your Sony Xperia phone for use with another carrier.

Sony Xperia XZ3 at a glance

The phone looks like your typical 2018 Samsung; its screen had the iconic curves at the edge. Unlike most Android phones this year, this one thankfully doesn’t have a notch.

A notch would have ruined its beautiful display.

Going by the book, the Sony Xperia XZ3 came out with the latest Android operating system, customized into the Sony graphic user interface. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with 64 GB internal memory supported by 4 GB RAM.

It has a 19MP rear camera with a motion eye technology that can also record in 4K HDR. At the front, there is a 13.2MP camera, which we think is a total letdown, since it can do so much better for selfies.

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Sony Xperia XZ3’s Build and Design vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9

In its borderless slim appearance, Xperia XZ3 came in with four different color variations you can choose from; Black, White Silver, Forest Green, and Bordeaux Red.

Both the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and the Sony Xperia XZ3 have aluminum frames and curved glass panels in the front and back. Both are also IP68 water and dust resistant. As mentioned earlier, the Xperia XZ3 has a cunning resemblance to Samsung Galaxy phones.

The XZ3 stands 6.2 inches with bezels at the top and bottom leaving 6 inches for the screen display, but Note 9 is still a bit taller. But the XZ3’s size is more ergonomic to hold than that of Note 9, which are too large to hold.

And since the XZ3’s screen is HDR OLED, it’s arguably better than Note 9, which has Super AMOLED. It has a slightly bigger pixel density, which means it has high contrast ratios and deep blacks.

However, Note 9 has a bigger display and slightly smaller bezels than that of the XZ3.

Related: How to sim unlock your Sony Xperia phone for use with another carrier.

Sony Xperia XZ3 vs iPhone Xs Max vs Huawei Mate 20

Xperia XZ3 iPhone Xs Max Huawei Mate 20
Display 6” 6.5’’ 6.5”
Resolution 1440 x 2880 pixels 1242 x 2688 pixels 1080 x 2244 pixels
Pixel Density 537 ppi 458 ppi 381 ppi
Features HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor HDR video support, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera Main: 19MP

Front: 13MP

Main: 12MP

Front: 7MP

Main: 12MP

Front: 24MP

Dimensions 6.22 x 2.87 x 0.39 inches (158 x 73 x 9.9 mm) 6.20 x 3.05 x 0.30 inches (157.5 x 77.4 x 7.7 mm) 6.23 x 3.04 x 0.33 inches (158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm)
Colors Black, White Silver, Forest Green,

Bordeaux Red

Gold, Silver, Space Grey Black, Gold, Green, Blue
Weight 6.81 oz. (193 g) 7.34 oz. (208g) 6.63 oz. (188g)
Materials Main: Glass

Accent: Aluminum

Main: Glass

Accent: Stainless Steel

Main: Glass

Accent: Metal

Biometrics Fingerprints Face ID Face ID

Fingerprints

System Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81 HiSilicon Kirin 980
Processor Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, 64-bit, 7 nm Octa-core, 2600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55 , 64-bit, 7 nm
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Internal Memory 64 GB 512 GB 128 GB
Storage Expansion Up to 512 GB Up to 256 GB

Sony Xperia XZ3 Camera

Motion eye system is still in-use and the predictive capture in this phone that gives you the opportunity to capture 4 photos before clicking the capture button has been showcased to its predecessors already.

Just like the Note 9, the XZ3 has slow-motion recording, but the latter has higher resolution. The XZ3 can record in 1080p at 960fps while the Note 9 can record 720p at 960fps. However, recording on Note 9 is way easier because it has motion detection.

The Sony XZ3 also has a bigger front camera 13MP with f/1.9 on portrait mode, while the Note 9 has 8MP with f/1.7 selfie focus.

Sony Xperia XZ3 Performance

The processor of this smartphone is the Snapdragon 845. Having a faster processor means conserving energy since it cannot take so much time in optimizing a command.

The XZ3 has 4GB of RAM, while the Note 9 has 6GB and 8GB RAM variants. We think this is what a $100 price difference is worth.

Nonetheless, the XZ3 is compatible with wireless charging and comes out of the box with Android Pie, the latest Android operating system.

The biometrics of this phone is still in fingerprints. We are still waiting if Sony has a plan to follow Apple through their Face ID, Samsung’s Iris Scanner or they’ll be able to develop a much safer and convenient way to secure phones in the near future.

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Unlock Sony Xperia XZ3 – Conclusion

Sony Xperia XZ3’s display is definitely way ahead than that of Samsung Galaxy’s Note 9. It’s arguably better than Note 9 in so many aspects, and we think that with the Xperia XZ3, this is Sony’s golden year for smartphones.

After the release of Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra, Sony released another phone for the mid-range market, the Xperia XA2 Plus.

Just like many of Sony’s flagship phones, the Xperia XA2 Plus is designed for entertainment. It has a huge screen, a conventional design, and a huge battery capacity. It is built with a 6 inches aluminum and glass body, and had two different sets of memory capacity and RAM; 32GB with 4GB RAM and 64GH with 6GB RAM. You can get in 4 different colors; silver, black, gold, and green.

What makes this phone stand out in the upper midrange arena is its 23MP rear camera. If you’re greatly inclined to photography and filmmaking, you definitely need to check this phone out.

Related: How to sim unlock your Sony Xperia phone for use with another carrier.

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus’ Build and Design

This high- level tiered phone is crafted with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 with metallic finishing. The edges are done with diamond cuts bringing an elegant curve that is ergonomic to your hands.

Its total height is 6.2 inches, but only 6 inches of it was spent to the 1080 x 2160 resolution full HD display screen. It’s not bezel-less and it a small chin at the top and at the bottom of the screen.

Thus, although the bezel is thinner than Xperia AX2 and Xperia Ultra, it can never be compared with other Android phones that already achieved the bezel-less look e.i. iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone Xr.

Located at the top of this phone is the audio port for 3.5 mm headphones that enhance by DSEE and High- Resolution Audio technology. In addition, the LDAC that heightened the wireless music streaming is available on this phone too.

Sim and micro-SD slots are located at the upper left side of the phone. Located at the other side are the camera key, power button, and the volume adjuster.

The battery capacity of this phone is in 3580 mAh, however, the processor of this phone is still in Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. The performance is expected to be slower than Xperia XZ2 and shorter battery life.

Nonetheless, it’s one of the few mid-range phones that have a huge battery and the operating system is justified by its price.

It doesn’t have dual rear cameras but having a 23MP single rear camera compensates what it lacks. You won’t see this from mid-range phones coming from other manufacturers.

Even the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 only has a 12MP rear camera at the back, and it’s a flagship at that.

Having an 8MP front camera is not that bad, too. You still have a bokeh effect and other common camera features other phones of the same price range have.

The security feature of this phone is fingerprint scanning. It is located at the back along with the camera.

The touch system of the pre-installed keyboard to this phone is very smooth and there’s no delay. Other phones may pause if you’re typing too fast; there are none in this phone.

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Xperia XA vs. Xperia XA Ultra vs. Xperia XA Plus

The purpose of this table is to show the improvement (if there is) in Sony’s Xperia XA2 Plus.

Xperia XA2 Xperia XA2 Ultra Xperia XA2 Plus
Display size 5.2 inches 6.0 inches 6.0 inches
Dimension 5.59 x 2.76 x 0.38 inches (142 x 70 x 9.7 mm) 6.42 x 3.15 x 0.37 inches (163 x 80 x 9.5 mm) 6.18 x 2.95 x 0.38 inches (157 x 75 x 9.6 mm)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel Density 424 ppi 367 ppi 402 ppi
Materials Main body: Plastic; Accents: Aluminum Main body: Plastic; Accents: Aluminum Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum
Camera (main) 23 mp 23 mp 23 mp
Camera (front) 8 mp 16 mp 8 mp
Color Black, Silver, Pink, Blue Black, Silver, Pink, Blue Black, Gold, Silver, Green
Weight 6.03 oz (171 g) 7.80 oz (221 g) 7.23 oz (205 g)
Memory 3 GB 4 GB 6 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB 32 GB 64 GB
Maximum usage storage 24 GB 24 GB 50 GB
Storage Expansion Up to 250 GB Up to 250 GB Up to 400 GB
Operating System Android 8 Oreo Android 8 Oreo Android 8 Oreo
Battery Capacity 3300 mAh 3580 mAh 3580 mAh

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Sony’s XA2 series offered mid-ranger phones that really stand out in performing their daily tasks in serving you.

XA2 Plus is the upgraded version of the regular XA2. It has bigger RAM and internal memory more than its predecessor and the capacity to accommodate external memory has enlarged too.

On the flip side, after the release of XA2, XA2 Ultra is launched having the same specs with XA2 except for its front camera having the amount of mp twice as compared to XA2 and XA2 Plus.

Despite that, the XA2 Plus has a bigger RAM capacity. If you’re looking for speed, this is your best bet.

The Xperia XA2 Ultra is priced almost the same as the Xperia XA2 Plus, the latter doesn’t have lesser specs, it’s just a matter of deciding what you are able to compromise.

You really can’t have it all.

 

Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium is the “plus” version of the Sony XZ2 that was released on the first quarter of this year. This “premium” flagship phone obviously has upgraded features compared to the XZ2, starting off with a bigger screen size display and a bigger RAM capacity.

It ticks off pretty much all the basic features that we expect, and of course, the electronics giant kept all the good stuff they had with the XZ2. Inside and out, the Xperia XZ2 Premium is an A+ flagship that deserves a second look.

Related: How to sim unlock your Sony Xperia phone for use with another carrier.

Sony Xperia XZ2: Upgraded Mobile Entertainment

It is obvious that Sony’s targets are people who are enslaved by entertainment. With its 5.8-inch screen display, you will enjoy watching YouTube videos and Netflix, playing games, and taking photos. It’s 4K HDR display is 100% spot-on even when you’re recording movies.

If you like it loud, this one’s going to make it to the top. This phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but Sony made up for the lack by giving you LDAC, DSEE HX, and 2 loud front-facing stereo speakers that are truly loud.

According to Sony, these are the loudest Xperia speakers ever. The audio experience makes the viewing experience more surreal.

And if that’s not enough, this flagship phone also has a Dynamic Vibration System, that “analyses audio data and lets you feel the action with your hand.” If that’s not immersive, we don’t know what is.

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Closer Look: Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium Specs and Features

The screen of XZ2 premium is still IPS LED, which is definitely energy saving compared to Samsung’s OLED Screens.

It’s also Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which means it’s built tough- a standard for most flagships. XZ2 Premium is available in two color variants, chrome black, and chrome silver. It stands 6.2 inches, a wee bit taller than the XZ2, and has a 5.8 inches of screen display.

It is not bezel-less like most 2018 phones are, but again, the amazing video and image quality on this phone makes up for that minor lack.

RAM and Memory. The most notable upgrade in the specs that we’ve seen is its huge 6GB RAM, which makes this phone more power efficient. Moreover, it comes with a 64GB internal memory, that is expandable with an external card up to 400GB.

Camera Experience. The camera features of this phone are definitely way better than its predecessor. It has a 13MP front camera and a 19MP and 12MP dual rear camera. The selfie and dual rear cameras have low light sensors and can capture crisp photos in any light.

The rear cameras have an AUBE fusion sensor at the back that fuses both the data from the 19MP RGB color and 12MP monochrome (black and white) camera. This helps you capture better video than what your eye sees real time in ultra-low light settings.

This phone is absolutely a god-sent device for someone who is addicted to photography and video recording.

Battery life and efficiency. The battery capacity of this phone has an 11% increase to that of the XZ2. And for sure, you can play all day or watch movies loud without having to worry about recharging or losing power in between. Its enormous 3540mAh battery guarantees that.

And its powerful and fast Octa-code Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm processor increases your phone’s power efficiency, making it last long even when you’re multitasking or using different apps at the same time.

Build Quality and Security. In addition to having a strong screen, this phone is also IP68 water and dust-resistant. You can take this phone with you wherever your adventure might be.

As for biometrics, this phone is still using fingerprint security and not the facial ID.

Despite being heavyweight and not-so ergonomic in size, the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium truly embodies what a premium flagship phone is like.

Xperia XZ2 Premium vs. Xperia XZ2 vs Xperia XA2 Plus

We’ve compared the specs and features of the latest Xperia phones out in the market. If you’re a Sony fan, we hope this will help you decide which one’s are worth the compromise.

Xperia XZ2 Premium Xperia XZ2 Xperia XA2 Plus
Display size 5.8 inches 5.7 inches 6.0 inches
Resolution 2160 x 3840 pixels 1080 x 2160 pixels 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 760 ppi 424 ppi 402 ppi
Camera Dual camera Single Camera
Main camera 19 mp 19 mp 23 mp
Front camera 13 mp 5 mp 8 mp
RAM 6 GB 4 GB 6 GB
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB 64 GB
Maximum Storage Capacity 49 GB 48 GB 50 GB
External Memory Up to 400 GB Up to 400 GB Up to 400 GB
Weight 8.32 oz (236 g) 6.98 oz (198 g) 7.23 oz (205 g)
Technology IPS LED IPS LED IPS LED
Materials Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum Main body: Glass; Accents: Aluminum

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The upgrades available in Xperia XZ2 Premium is noticeable. Consider yourself lucky if you haven’t purchased any of the Xperia phones out yet. Camera-wise, the XZ2 sucked while the XZ2 Premium excelled.

If you have $1000 to burn for a flagship phone of this caliber, you’ll definitely not regret getting the Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium.

Around the first quarter of this year, Sony offers another flagship phone to the market, the Sony Xperia XZ2.

It is your typical 2018 phone; it comes with a huge Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen display powered by the latest processor octa-core unit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

To video vampires out there, this Android phone is supported by Sony’s Bravia TV; giving you an experience of a movie theatre within the size of your palm.

Related: How to sim unlock your Sony Xperia phone for use with another carrier.

SONY Xperia XZ2’s build and design

Xperia XZ2 released a refreshing pocket-friendly and palm-fit design with gentle curves at the back, trashing the brick-like structure of the older models of Sony.

The outer hard parts of this flagship phone are toughened by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5, the strongest glass available today. It’s accentuated with an Aluminum metal that contributed to earning its rating—IP68 dust- and water- resistance.

It’s 6 inches tall, with 5.7 inches of screen display.

The only caveat is that it is not coated with the anti-fingerprint coating. It should be cleaned regularly to keep its shiny look. It is still with IPS LED which is energy saving.

This is finished with four different color coatings—liquid black, liquid silver, deep green, and ash pink.

This phone has two variations, one has a single Nano sim and 4GB of RAM (H8216), and the other model has a Dual Nano sim with 6GB RAM (H8296)

In addition, the external memory is expandable up to 400GB. It is best for storing numerous videos, movies, music videos, and other entertainment kinds of stuff.

The battery capacity of this phone is a whopping 3180mAh. The energy consumption is lesser due to its faster Snapdragon 845 processor, the latest in Qualcomm technology.

Its powerful processor makes your battery last longer than your normal usage.

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Sony Xperia XZ2 Features

And if convenience is a major concern, Sony Xperia XZ2 has wireless charging capability. Its battery is refilled using a dock, and the hassle of using coiling wires is now gone.

In this phone, Sony sticks to fingerprint biometrics, which is not a bad move, since Face ID security is still shrouded with a lot of security and usability issues.

This flagship phone carries a 19 MP rear camera with their latest technology called Motion Eye, bringing photos and video experience into HDR. It is also draped with new photo features that will really boost your creativity.

Our favorite is their 3D capturing. You can now scan a 3D photo in 360˚ and share it.

On the other side of the leaf, its 5MP front camera is such a letdown, too low for the likings of selfie addicts.

Headphone jacks are out for this model. This is replaced by Sony’s LDAC technology, a wireless/Bluetooth headphone. But if you’re insistent in using headphones, a USB Type- C to 3.5mm Audio Jack adapter is included in the packaging.

Sony Xperia XZ2 vs Huawei Mate 20 vs. iPhone XR

This is the specs of Sony Xperia XZ2 versus the other flagship phones of two known brands circulating the market.

Sony Xperia XZ2 Huawei Mate 20 Apple iPhone Xr
Display size 5.7 inches 6.5 inches 6.1 inches
Dimension 6.02 x 2.83 x 0.44 inches (153 x 72 x 11.1 mm) 6.23 x 3.04 x 0.33 inches (158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm) 5.94 x 2.98 x 0.33 inches (150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels 1080 x 2244 pixels 828 x 1792 pixels
Pixel Density 424 ppi 381 ppi 326 ppi
Camera (main)          19 mp 12 mp 12 mp
Camera (front) 5mp 24mp 7mp
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD IPS LCD
RAM 4 GB 4 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 64 GB 128 GB 256 GB
External Memory Up to 400 GB Up to 256 GB
Battery Capacity 3180 mAh 4000 mAh 2942 mAh
System Chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 HiSilicon Kirin 980 Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Processor Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm Octa-core, 2600 MHz, ARM Cortex-A76 and ARM Cortex-A55, 64-bit, 7 nm Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, 64-bit, 7 nm

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These three flagship phones offer HDR features in their camera. However, if you are into taking selfies, this might not be the best phone for you.

The output of its front camera is bad and looks cheap. Really bad, like taking a picture with a lot of mosquitos in it. Definitely not for your Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter stories. A big thumbs down.

On the other hand, if you’re engrossed in watching TV, movies, videos, and other forms of visual displays, Sony Xperia XZ2 is the better choice.

Still, choosing a phone will depend on your personal preference as a buyer.

Great Phones We Unlock: Sony Xperia Z3 (D6616) from T-Mobile

This is an oldie but goodie from Sony Xperia, and was originally released in the United States in October 2014. Yes, in cellphone terms that’s an ice age ago, but the Sony Xperia Z3 remains a popular phone to unlock, and a fast seller on eBay and other auctions sites.

The Xperia Z3 hails the entry for Sony of design aesthetics such as a curved bezel. Like its predecessors, the Xperia Z3’s design consists of a metal frame with a glass backing; with the metal frame being rounded, while the device itself is slightly slimmer than the earlier Z2. Equipped with a near phablet sized 5.2” FHD screen, the Sony Xperia Z3 carries slightly higher IP ratings for water and dust-proofing than the Z2. With a 1080p display and a density of 424 ppi, it also features Sony’s “Triluminos” technology.

Incorporating years of Sony camera expertise, the Xperia Z3 includes Cyber-shot and Handycam technologies for bright, crisp, and super sharp photography. The rear facing camera is a mighty 20.7 Megapixels with a Sony Exmor RS image sensor, along with improvements to “SteadyShot” and “Intelligent Active” modes. It also has ISO 12800 sensitivity, enabling you to capture moments in low light.

The phone comes with a 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 system-on-chip with 3 GB of RAM, with Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The Z3 includes a non-removable 3100 mAh battery with up to two days of battery life. The phone runs on a single nano sim card upgradeable to 128GB via the microSD slot.

Unlock your Sony Xperia Z3 with UnlockBase

 

At the time of its release in the fall of 2014, the phone was compared favorably with the Samsung S4. The phone was on the market offered by T-Mobile in black, and some of these phones are still locked with an RSU App. If this is not what you want and you are keen to get rid of it, UnlockBase can help.

With the largest database on the web for phones and service providers, UnlockBase will not be beaten on price. For just $29.90 we can unlock and free up your Sony Xperia X3 in less than 24 Hours using the official Android Official Unlock for T-Mobile USA. Before you order the app make it’s important to make sure your phone is free of any viruses and is not blacklisted, or else the app will not be able to help you.

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Sony Xperia Z3 Unlocking and Relocking Tutorial

Unlocking the boot loader on your Sony Xperia Z3 enables you to perform a variety of custom functions, from flashing custom kernels and ROMS to initiating rooting features. Before you implement the methods detailed below, remember that Sony’s warranty doesn’t cover mishaps resulting from custom tweaking, such as bricking. Back up the contents of your phone, as all data will be erased upon unlocking.

Preparing to Unlock the Sony Xperia Z3

  1. Verify that you have installed the Android ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer using the Minimal tool’s quick setup feature.
  2. Check whether your phone supports unlocking of the boot loader. Navigate to the dial pad on your phone and type *#*#7378423#*#*.
  3. Once the code is entered, a menu appears.
  4. Navigate to Service info > Configuration > boot loader Unlock. If the message reads “Yes,” you have confirmed that the phone supports unlocking of the boot loader. Otherwise, you can check whether the boot loader is already unlocked, which may be the case if your phone was pre-owned.
  5. Navigate to the dial pad and type *#06#* to display your phone’s IMEI number. Record the number for reference.
  6. Turn off your phone.
  7. Launch the Minimal ADB and Fastboot command prompt.
  8. Press and hold down the Volume Up button on your phone and connect the USB cable from your phone to your computer. If you have a modified Z3 phone, try pressing and holding down the Back button instead.
  9. Verify that your phone is using the most recent Android firmware. Unlocking the phone with older firmware installed may cause the camera to stop working.
  10. Type fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce getvar version into the command prompt and press Enter. The window will output a response value in the form of a decimal. If this value is displayed, then the phone is properly set up.
  11. Navigate to the Sony Developer unlock web page and read and accept the terms and conditions to proceed. Note that your warranty may be void if you proceed.
  12. Type your name, your Xperia Z3’s IMEI number barring the last digit, and your email address into the appropriate fields. Click the Submit button to send an unlock code request to Sony.
  13. Check your inbox for an email from Sony containing your Xperia Z3’s boot loader unlock code. If you don’t see the email after waiting a few minutes, check your Spam folder.
  14. Type fastboot.exe -i 0x0fce oem unlock 0xCODE into the command prompt, replacing code with the unlock code you received from Sony. Press Enter to fully unlock the boot loader. The command prompt should display logs.
  15. If the above steps didn’t work, consult a professional phone unlocking company for more advanced services.

Relocking the Sony Xperia Z3

After you unlock the Xperia Z3, relocking it is easy, even for people without experience. Relocking the boot loader enables the phone to access important system updates and lets you fix system issues via SEUS/PCC. Follow these steps to relock your phone:

  1. Verify that FlashTool is downloaded and properly installed on the phone.
  2.  Download the appropriate FTF Z3 boot loader relock file to your computer.
  3.  Open the FTF file in FlashTool. When the flashmode prompt appears, turn off the phone and, while holding down the decrease volume button, connect the USB cable from your computer to your phone to enable flashmode.
  4. Restart your phone after the flashing completes to fully relock the Z3 boot loader.
  5. As with the unlock procedure, if you have trouble relocking your phone, search online for a reputable phone unlocking company for tailored services.

Due to this being extremely technical, we hold no responsibility if phone is broken, bricked or damaged by using this method. It also depends on the version firmware of the Sony Xperia and this method might not work in future. We recommend being very careful. To avoid these issues, you can simply order the unlock code for your Sony Xperia Z3 from UnlockBase. You might also want to read our post about If you are thinking about purchasing the Sony Xperia Z3 be sure to look into all the possible consequences before making a decision about modifying your device.

Disclaimer: UnlockBase is not responsible if users break / brick or damage their phone while trying to use this method.

Warnings from Sony about Unlocking the Bootloader on Xperia Z3

Since 2008 the Sony Xperia (a name taken from the word experience) line of smart phones and tablets have been a mainstay of their mobile device line.  Growing with the new world of hand held, mobile computing, Xperia products first began incorporating the Android operating system in 2010.  Every new piece of technology released in the Sony Xperia line is a chance for users and techies alike to explore the possibilities offered by the continued improvement in functionality and processing capabilities.  The announcement about the newest addition to their smart phone line, the Xperia Z3, already has tech sites buzzing about the device while carefully examining its capabilities.

Bootloaders, Smart Phones and You

The world of DOS, Windows and now Android has always been about allowing users the freedom to customize their experience.  Open source code and the world of innovation allowed continuous improvements and changing.  Savvy smart phone users figured out that by unlocking a phone’s bootloader many major pieces of software could be modified and customized.  A bootloader is the instructions guiding a phone during start up.  Unlocking the bootloader allows for new operating systems to be installed and loaded that have been developed specifically for Android based phones such as Ubuntu or Cyanogen.  However, there are potential drawbacks if you decide to modify your smart phone.

Sony Warns Xperia Users Against Unlocking Bootloaders

Smart phone manufacturers are generally against users unlocking the bootloader on their device.  Obviously there are monetary reasons for this, as manufacturers contract with software companies to create the platform and related applications on any given device.  Furthermore companies warn that the integrity of security may be compromised by altering the configuration of a device.  Sony states on their website that unlocking the bootloader on their Xperia Z3 device will void the warranty due to these concerns.  Sony additionally warns users that unlocking the bootloader may cause certain preloaded applications to fail, prevent updates to software and cause users to be unable to purchase and download anything from Sony’s digital storefronts.

DRM Keys and Mobile Devices

The reason that unlocking the bootloader on the Sony Xperia Z3 may cause so many problems for users is the face that in doing so the device’s DRM keys will be deleted.  DRM (digital rights management) security keys allow a smart phone to prove that it has the right to use certain applications or online purchases related to the device.  When these keys are lost by unlocking the Xperia’s bootloader certain applications become unusable and users are unable to prove to Sony’s online storefronts that the device is compatible and secure.  The decision by Sony to make these DRM keys linked to the system’s bootloader leaves users with a difficult decision to make if they want greater customization options.

Sony Xperia Camera Algorithms Affected

The loss of the Xperia’s DRM security keys also reportedly affects the functionality of the device’s camera.  The camera on the Xperia Z3 has been billed as one of the smart phone’s major strengths, producing crisp, clear images.  The loss of the DRM keys due to unlocking the device’s bootloader apparently affects the camera’s image quality.  This is due to the fact that the camera’s advanced algorithms controlling image quality are controlled by the DRM keys.  While this type of result occurred in the past with other Sony devices, several sources that got their hands on the Xperia Z3 early have released images showing a significant reduction in quality.

Conclusion

Hopefully you can unlock your Sony without compromising the Bootloader. To avoid any issues, we recommend ordering the factory unlock code of your Sony Xperia Z3. Ultimately it is the user’s decision to modify their device or make major changes through unlocking the bootloader.  It is important to understand the positives and potential drawbacks before making a decision that could potentially affect your smart phone’s performance, software and warranty.  If you are thinking about purchasing the Sony Xperia Z3 be sure to look into all the possible consequences before making a decision about modifying your device.

Unlock Sony Xperia Cell Phone & Sony Ericsson Unlocking Code

Today we updated our services for ordering the Unlock Code for the Sony Xperia and Sony Ericsson Unlocking Code. First, our cheapest option (Monday Delivery Service) is unfortunately no longer supporting all networks, instead it’s now limited to United Kingdom Networks (including Ireland). But we have added a new special service to Unlock the Sony Xperia Cell Phone from Spain & Portugal in less than 24 Hours. And finally, our unique “Worldwide” service is now supporting all other networks (this means any Network & Country besides UK, Spain, and Portugal) and is now faster (delivering three batches per week instead of two). Here is the list of the new services:

Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson – Spain & Portugal Networks – [Tool ID: 717] : Delivery in up to 5 business days.

Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson – United Kingdom Networks (Monday Delivery) – [Tool ID: 391]: The Supplier collects the IMEI every Monday evening around 11pm (GMT+1) and delivers the code on Tuesday or Wednesday of the same week (usually in the morning!)

Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson – WorldWide (3 Batch / week) – [Tool ID: 571]: The Supplier collects all pending IMEI every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday around 4am (GMT+4). And delivers all the Unlock Codes less than 10 Hours after collecting the IMEI.

You can check our prices on our Wholesale Unlock Pricing page.

Unlock Sony Xperia U, Xperia S, Xperia P, Xperia Sola

We just add a new service to Unlock Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson by Code (just with IMEI). This new service deliver All Levels (SPCK, NCK, NSCK, CCK).  Supplier collect all IMEI every Monday Evening around 11pm (GMT+1) and deliver the code 24 Hours later on Tuesday . It’s a second service for “Monday Delivery” (All Levels) at a cheaper price, but limited to Sony locked on French, Spanish or United Kingdom Networks.

Tool Name: Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson UK/France/Spain – Monday Submission
Tool ID: 600 <- for API
Price: €15 or $20 or £12.5

Unlock Sony Xperia U, Xperia S, Xperia P, Xperia Sola

We just start to promote today a new Service to Unlock Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson. This new service is working from Monday to Friday. The supplier collect all pending IMEI everyday at 5pm (GMT+1) and deliver the code the next day around noon. If you submit an IMEI on Friday you’ll receive it next Monday (no delivery the week end)

WARNING: This service deliver only the NCK Code and not All Levels (SPCK, CCK, etc…). It’s your responsibility to check BEFORE place your order that the phone only need the NCK as the supplier won’t provide a refund (even with a video proof) if the phone is asking for another Level. (In that case you can use the “All Levels” service (Monday or Wednesday Submission)

Tool Name: Sony Xperia & Sony Ericsson – 24 Hours Service (NCK Only) [Tool ID: 599]
Turnaround of Delivery: 12<>24H from Monday to Friday
Pricing:  $19 or €14 or £11.5

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