Today Korea based smartphone company, Samsung has launched a new affordable smartphone in India, the Samsung Z3 in an global launch which happened today itself, its the second phone which company has launched under Z series, its the series of smartphone’s which runs on company’s own OS, the Tizen OS, earlier company has launched Z1 earlier this year under this same series.
We had witnessed this launch event and we also got sometime to play with the device, and after playing for around for around 1 hour, here is our first impression with the device.
Build And Design Of Samsung Z3 :-
When it comes to build and design of this device then it do remember us about the other devices of Samsung, when you flip device and take a look from rear then you will find it very similar Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but here you have plastic body, you do have curved edges which provides better grip to the device and allows you to hold it properly.
At front you have your your 5 inch HD SUPER AMOLED display screen which is very bright and colors do looks good on it, just above display you have your 5MP front facing camera followed by your nice metallic earpiece, and some sensors.
Just below your screen you have a physical home button, just like we had seen on other Samsung devices, and there are two touch capacitive buttons on either sides, and they do support back light.
When it comes to connectivity and ports then at top you will find you 3.5mm audio jack for your headphone’s.
On right side you have your power and sleep button, these are plastic button which will give you decent amount of feedback, at bottom you have your primary mic along with Micro USB port for charging and data transfer.
On left side you have your volume rockers, again these are plastic button and will give decent amount of feedback on your usage, around the phone you will find metal like rim which runs all across the body, but its plastic finished in chrome and it will invites your finger prints a lot.
At back you have your 8MP rear snapper along with LED flash and speaker, the back panel is made up of smooth plastic which do feel cheap.
Back panel can be removed and once you remove it you will get access to your 2600 mAh removable battery, dual SIM slots and a micro SD card slot.
Hardware And Specs Of Samsung Z3 :-
When it comes to under the hood features then, it is powered by a 1.3GHz Spreadtrum quad-core processor along with 1GB of RAM and also on offer is 8GB internal storage which can be further expandable up to 128GB using a microSD card.
It has got 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and there is an 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera at front, at this price point you will be able to find out 4G smartphone’s available in market but this Z3 misses it and for connectivity it has got dual-SIM card slots, 3G support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, and GPS.
Display Of Samsung Z3 :-
Samsung Z3 has got an 5 inch Super AMOLED display screen, which has got HD screen resolution, display looks quite good and colors also looks nice on it, color saturation is also nice and the overall screen viewing angle is also good here.
Touch response was not that much great and its most probably due to the software glitches which were there on Tizen OS.
Software Of Samsung Galaxy Z3 :-
Now here comes the main part of this device, Samsung Z3 runs on Samsung’s own in-house, the Tizen 2.3 OS which is still in its very early stage and performance of this OS is not that much great which might be expecting, in our usage we did faced some glitches, there were some delay in opening of apps and so on.
The overall UI feels familiar to what we had seen on TouchWiz UI, icons looks familiar, notification drawer has got same look, even when you enter into settings then also you will find almost the same UI there as well.
Company has bundled My Galaxy app into this smartphone which allows you to get best shopping deals, get coupons to get cashback, you can recharge on the go and also you can contact Samsung customer care using the same app.
And then there is another App which comes bundled into this and its Mix Radio which provided lifetime unlimited access to its music store.
And then there are couple of more software features like data compression which compress the data allows you to save your data, and there is battery saving mode also which extends your battery life by turning off some of the apps which are running in background.
Camera Of Samsung Z3 :-
Samsung Z3 comes with 8MP rear snapper with LED flash, in our test we took some images in artificial lights and images came out quite nice but we are not in the stage to give our final comments, let us get review unit and then we will comment further, however it does supports plenty of mode like Pro, Panaroma and some more.
At front it has got 5MP front facing camera which again does its job decently and we were able to snap images which has good amount of details in it.
Performance Of Samsung Z3 :-
Well this is one of the section which is very hard to answer, I am still wondering is this device worth of its price, I dont think so as at the same price bracket you will be able to get some good android device, even with finger print sensors.
In our usage we did faced some lag in UI which clearly shows its UI is not full fledged one, however we did loved its camera and screen, its build quality is good and do looks like Samsung’s premium device, and with My Galaxy app, Samsung is trying push something new and unique to the customers but still we are trying to find out to whom this device is for, if you know then do comment below and let us know.