Sony took the wraps off its latest flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3, which will be its primary weapon against the highly anticipated releases of both the iPhone 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 this month. As you might expect, Sony wants to tie in its hugely popular PlayStation 4 gaming console in with its new device, which is why the company has added a new feature called PS4 Remote Play that will let you use the Xperia Z3 as “a remote screen to connect to and control your games on PS4.” The Xperia Z3 will set you back £520 and the Xperia Z3 Compact is currently offered for £432.
The Xperia Z2 is just over six months old, but Sony’s intent on staying ahead of the curve with the new Xperia Z3, announced. With a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, a whopping three gigs of RAM and various other high-end components, like a 20.7-megapixel camera, we’re talking about serious future-proofing, even if it’s still a relatively incremental upgrade over its predecessor. Sporting more or less the same omni balance design with Aluminum detailing round the perimeter, you’re going to need to be a fan Sony’s previous work to appreciate the Z3. Anyone who may’ve found the Z2 unwieldy, however, might see the more refined, newer flagship as a viable option. Features of Xperia Z3 are given below.
SONY XPERIA Z3 DESIGN& DISPLAY:
Sony Xperia Z3 has an eye catchy design which is much alike to the Samsung Galaxy series. It has been modified in few aspects like getting it more sleeky and thin as possible. Previous Xperia Z phones have always had tempered glass rear panels, and the Xperia Z3 is no different. This time, though, it also has new nylon corners on itsaluminium frame to help reduce the impact from any falls or tumbles.It has good compact looks. Sony Xperia Z3 has an Android (4.4.4) OS with physical dimensions of 5.75 x 2.83 x 0.29 inches (146 x 72 x 7.3 mm) which gives it a pixel density of 423ppi, so the screen should be perfectly clear and sharp for watching Full HD video at its native resolution.
Weight of Sony Xperia Z3 mesmerizes the smartphones lovers and geeks who are annoyed of more weight as it weighs 5.36 oz (152 g) with an average weight of 4.8 oz (138 g). Another most fascinating aspect of the mobile is that the smart device is water and dust resistant with rugged texture surface. Certified by the IP 68 the smart device makes best choice in its class.. The Z3 also uses Sony’s Triluminos display technology to supposedly deliver brighter, more vivid colours. Sony claims the Z3 will have the world’s brightest smartphone display as well, measuring a huge 600cd/m2.
SONY XPERIA Z3 RELEASE DATE
Sony Xperia Z3 has officially been launched on 03/09/2014. Ahead of IFA 2014 event in Berlin, Sony has launched its flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone along with a compact version of it called Z3 Compact. Both the smartphones run on Android 4.4 KitKat OS sugar coated with Sony’s custom User Interface. Sony XperiaZ3 is available pre-orders.
SONY XPERIA Z3 PRICE
There has been no official confirmation regarding the price of Sony Xperia Z3 but with most recent flagships retailing for around £550 / $943 / AU$1006 SIM free at launch it can be estimated that the SonyXperia Z3 would be priced at around that too.
Smart device Sony Xperia Z3 has 1080p resolution, again pointing to a full-but-not-quad HD screen.. That would be the same as the Xperia Z2 and most other flagships out there, but a fair bit lower resolution than the QHD LG G3. Sony Xperai Z3 is around 5 inches with an pixel density 424 ppi. The technology being used in the architecture of screen is IPS LCD and it is Multi-touchwith additional featuresof Light sensor, Proximity sensor.
Sony Xperia Z3 has the same 20.7-megapixel sensor as its predecessor Z2 while the Z3 camera has a number of software improvements. In addition to this it has 25mm G lens of 35mm equivalentfocal length for wider, clearer shots and facilitated flash. The camera’s ISO rating has been bumped to a smartphone-leading 12,800.Xperia Z3 is showing better results in while shooting in low light conditions. Improved Steady Shot features, an Intelligent Action Mode and 4K video recording capabilities are set to improve shooting.
Shooting in challenging indoor lighting, test shots look crisp and well balanced when viewed on the phone. The phone’s 2-megapixel front-facing camera has been improved. Wide Selfie mode has been added for easier group shots.Xperia Z3 alleviated with camera size 1/2.3″ and with astonishing features such asCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Panorama, Effects, Self-timer. Xperia Z3 has an camcorder of 3840×2160 (4K) with features such as Digital image stabilization, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Video sharing accompanied with an 2.2 megapixels front-facing camera.
Xperia Z3 has a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 8974-ACprocessor which means better web browsing performance than the existing smart phones in its class. It has a massive memory of 3GB RAM which is more than enough for handling multiple tasks at once in Android 4.4.The Xperia Z3 is available with 16GB of storage disregard less Sony has also revealed a 32GB variant in its white paper for the device. SonyXperia Z3 is compatible with microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCcards up to 128GB. Maximum milit for user storage is 11.8 GB. Xperia Z3 features Adreno 330 graphics processor with 3072 MB RAM system memory.
Sony Xperia Z3 has higher battery backup as compared to the Sony Xperia Z2 with a capacity of 3100 mAh and talk time of 14.00 hours while the average is 12 h (704 min). Stand-by time of Xperia Z3 is 37.1 days (890 hours) although the average is 20 days (480 h) and the battery is not user replaceable.
Sony Xperia Z3 has best in class music player facilitating user to filter songs as Album, Artist, and Playlists with YouTube player. It also features Album art cover and background playback of sound tracks followed by FM, RDS. Xperia Z3 offers “music as the artist intended” and to do this, it is made with the two devices high-res enabled, as well as added a feature called DSEE HX that takes lower quality audio and turns it into near high-res audio. The device comes with an earpiece and stereo speakers.
User can browse internet using Google Chrome and with built-in online services support such as Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter.
Xperia facilitates users with 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz GSM and 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHzUMTS network connections. Sony Xperia holds 700 (band 28), 850 (band 5), 900 (band 8), 1800 (band 3), 2100 (band 1), 2600 (band 7) MHzFDD LTE and 2300 (band 40) MHzTDD LTE.Xperia Z3 affirms data connectivity of LTE Cat 4 (150/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE, GPRS connections. An Nano SIM has to be preferred if you are opting to use Xperia Z3 and it has GPS, A-GPS, Glonass positioning option with turn-by-turn navigation and voice navigation.
Xperia allows the users get connected with 4.0 Bluetooth version and 802.11 a, b, g, n, n 5GHz, acWi-Fi. Xperia Z3 gets connected with mobile hotspot and USB 2.0 connector connected with microUSB. Connectivity features of Xperia Z3 are it has mass storage device, USB Host, USB charging as mentioned earlier and additional features as NFC, DLNA, Miracast, MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync, ANT+.
Salient features of Xperia Z3 are it hasHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone with sensors such as Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Gesture, Barometer, Step detector, Step counter. Xperia Z3 also has hearing aid compatibilities such as M3, T3 Voice dialling, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD.
On a conclusion note Xperia Z3 is a great successor to the existing XperiaZ series devices.