We love the new Sony Xperia Z3 range, but what do the tech experts think? Here's a smattering of opinions from some of the biggest reviews on the web.

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The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are now both available at Vodafone UK, in store and online. They’re each great examples of the kind of top notch industrial design that Sony’s famous for, combined with plenty of raw power and stellar software.

But you needn’t just take our word for the Z3 range’s quality; the tech press has also been singing both phones’ praises. To find out why, check out some of our favourite snippets from the various Z3 reviews littering the biggest tech sites on the web…

Sony Xperia Z3 Reviews

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TechRadar
“Whether it’s the great screen performance, the upgraded ergonomics or the attention to detail (nylon corners to protect against drops) it’s clear this is Sony’s most consumer-friendly smartphone yet. Play with the camera; learn its ways and it will reward you. Spend some time getting decent movies on the phone and you’ll love the impressive screen quality and good front facing speakers. Enjoy the long, long battery life and robust nature of this, the most water resistant of all top end phones.”

“Sleeker, sexier and more capable than any Sony handset to date, the Z3 is the smartphone that proves Sony’s formula.”

Stuff.tv
“Sleeker, sexier and more capable than any Sony handset to date, the Z3 is the smartphone that proves Sony’s formula – namely not to compromise on quality in any area. Not on screen. Or camera. Or battery life. Or audio… It’s listened to criticism and made the Z3 lighter, slightly smaller and easier to hold than the Z2. At the same time it’s innovating in oft-ignored areas such as hi-res audio and hard core gaming.”

Trusted Reviews
“Overall, the Sony Xperia Z3 is a device that impresses on first use, continues to please over time and which, thanks to its high-end specs collection, will remain future proof well into your two year contract.”

Cnet
“Sony’s Xperia Z3 doesn’t have a brand new design, but it’s an evolution of what the company has been working on the last few years… It packs a brilliant display, waterproof features and a good camera into a slim and sleek design… While we await to test the PlayStation 4 remote play feature, I daresay the Z3 is one of the best Sony phones to date.”

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Reviews

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USwitch
“As with all top-of-the-line Xperia phones, its rugged, tough phone credentials are a core part of the Z3 Compact’s appeal. It can handle being plunged into water and take drops without the screen smashing or bodywork coming apart. The Z3 Compact’s water-resistant smarts also mean that it can double up as an underwater camera. And the camera is most definitely worth writing home about. While it features the same 20.7-megapixel sensor as on the Z1 Compact, it can take pictures with stunning clarity in most conditions…The Z3 Compact is a superb Android phone that’s well worth stumping up for.”

Wired
“The Z3 Compact combines pocket-friendly dimensions with a terrific screen, powerful processor and a very good camera, all in a waterproof case.”

“The Xperia Z3 Compact takes the successful formula of the Z1 Compact and makes it better in practically every way.”

Phone Arena
“The Xperia Z3 Compact takes the successful formula of the Z1 Compact and makes it better in practically every way: the glass panel contributes to a more premium feel, colours are livelier, and the handset is thinner, lighter and water-proof; it keeps the same petite dimensions, but gets a larger, 4.6″ screen; the processor is the newer and faster Snapdragon 801; the camera is a good performer; and the battery is a class above most.”

Pocket-lint
“There’s so much to like about the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. It’s one of few devices as powerful at this size, offers great battery life, is well designed and fully packed with features.”

Get yours now! You can buy the Xperia Z3 or the Z3 Compact from vodafone.co.uk right now. Act fast, and you could get two tickets to an exclusive gig with The Script! To find out what makes them special, check out our exclusive interview with Sony here.