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October 26, 2018

Vivo Z3 Review

The quite a famous Chinese smartphone brand “Vivo” is, without a doubt, giving their fans more and more options and releasing smartphones one after another. And just like Samsung and other smartphone brands, 2018 is also a busy year for Vivo. Every smartphone of Vivo aside for a short while, Vivo is all set to launch another dazzling smartphone named Vivo Z3 in Australia, China, and other countries.

The handset will be backed by 2 different Chipset configurations including Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710. This upcoming smartphone from Vivo’s Z-Series looks a lot like company’s game-centric smartphone and houses Twin-Turbo acceleration Technology which will indeed enhance users overall gaming performance.

Note: Before we dive straight into it, be noted that everything mentioned here on this page is entirely based on rumours and suggestions around. And as soon as we hear more, we’ll let you know. 

Vivo Z3 Release Date in Australia

When will Vivo Z3 arrive on shelves in Australia, it’s something we’re short on words on, for now. However, it’s safe to expect that Vivo Z3 release date in Australia isn’t really far away and it will start landing on shores before October 2018 is out.

In China, it has already been launched and available for pre-orders nationwide but will go on sale from November 1st or a little late.

Vivo Z3 Price in Australia

As far as Vivo Z3 Price in Australia is concerned, you’ll be able to get your hands on 64GB/4GB variant (Snapdragon 670 version) by spending around AU$322 (CNY 1598 / USD230) whereas 6GB/64GB variant (Snapdragon 710 version) will set you back AU$384 (CNY 1898 / USD274).

There is another variant – 6GB/128 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 which goes for a little whopping AU$464 (CNY 2298 / USD331).

 Vivo Z3 Specifications (Expected)

The handset is backed by a lot of upgrades as compared to other Vivo’s smartphone such as it’s coming with 6.3-inches IPS LCD screen with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, Snapdragon 670/710, 4GB/6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of ROM and an impressive amount of battery. Other Vivo Z3 specifications in Australia include:

  • Dimensions: 156 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm (6.14” x 2.98” x 0.32”)
  • Weight: 164 grams
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Stand-By)
  • Display Size: IPS LCD 6.3-inches (1080 x 2280 Pixels) 19:9 ratio (400 PPI)
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 – Qualcomm Snapdragon 670
  • GPU: Adreno 616 – Adreno 615
  • RAM: 4GB/6GB
  • ROM: 64GB with 4GB, 6GB with 64GB/128GB (Expandable Further Up to 256GB via microSD)
  • Rear Camera: 16MP + 2MP
  • Front Camera: 12MP
  • Video: 1080p@30fps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-Band
  • Bluetooth: 4.2
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted),Accelerometer, Proximity, Infrared Face Recognition, and Compass
  • Battery: 3315 non-removable
  • Colors: Starry Night, Aurora Blue and Dream Powder

Design and Display

Starting from Vivo V3’s design, it’s quite a difference compared to Vivo Z3i. It’s boasting a water-drop like Notch which we’ve already seen in plentiful smartphones such as Oppo F9 Pro and Vivo V11 Pro. The Notch houses a 12MP FaceTime sensor. The overall dimensions we’ve heard are 156 x 75.6 x 8.1 mm and weighs only 164 grams.

The rear camera is positioned vertically on the left top corner of the phone and there is a fingerprint scanner too. Out bottom, you’ll see a little chin whereas power and volume keys are holding their position on the right side of Vivo Z3. The phone comes in 3 fashionable colors – Starry night, Aurora Blue and Dream Powder.

Out front, you’ll see a gorgeous and bright 6.3-inches which are based on IPS Technology which mean color reproduction is awesome and content is visible even in sunlight. The maximum display resolution is 1080 x 2280 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9 and there’s a water-drop notch for FaceTime sensor (as mentioned above). Wait! There is the speaker which is incorporated in a top-edge between the screen and a rim.

Camera and Performance

In a camera side of things, Vivo Z3 is backed by a rear dual camera consisting of 16MP + 2MP whereas, out front, there’s a solid 12MP selfie shooter. Unfortunately, a 12MP FaceTime sensor on Vivo Z3 is a downgrade compared to 24MP on Vivo Z3i.

The camera features include LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, Geo-Tagging, Auto Focus and more. And most important of all, one can record Full HD+ videos at 1080p@30fps.

Now moving on to a performance, Vivo Z3 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 or 710 Chipset with two kryo 360 cores at 2GHz. The Chipset is partnered with a whopping 6GB and 4GB of RAM. The 6GB of RAM comes with 2 storage variants - 64GB and 128GB, while 4GB only comes with 64GB of onboard memory. You can expect up to snuff performance without any hiccup as a plethora of RAM is more than enough for multitasking or for playing graphics-enriched games.

Vivo Z3 Connectivity and Battery

There are so many connectivity options on Vivo Z3 which include 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 and micro USB 2.0. The sensors Vivo Z3 comes with are Infrared Face Recognition, Fingerprint Scanner (rear-mounted),Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass.

Battery-wise, there’s indeed a beast inside the beast – not really amazing, though. The Vivo Z3 comes with an impressive amount of battery 3315mAh non-removable which promises a moderate user to go through an entire day with a light usage. The heavy user, however, would be needed to restore juice back before going to bed. Either, it’s fast charging supported or not, it’s a mystery.


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