Sony’s second flagship device for this year is here; meet Sony Xperia Z3 which is Sony Xperia Z2’s successor. Sony Xperia Z2 was launched earlier this year and we already have its successor. Sony is probably geared up to take a front foot on other manufacturers. While most of the manufacturers settle for one flagship device every year Sony has planned to expand its portfolio of flagship device.
Sony has taken the criticism for Sony Xperia Z2 a tad too seriously and has tried to even out its short falls with Sony Xperia Z3. Here is what has improved with Sony Xperia Z3.
Look and Feel: Sony Xperia Z3 flaunts curved edges which are guarded by nylon caps. It still follows Sony’s OmniBalance design. It weighs 158 grams which is 11g lighter than Z2. Sony has cut down its side bezels by 1mm. It looks slightly thinner than Xperia Z2. This smartphone is available in White, Black, Copper and Silver Green colors.
Display: This smartphone comes with 5.2-inch, 1920×1080 pixels, IPS LCD, full HD Triluminous display. Its well lit display works pretty well in sunlight and has good viewing angles. Dust and water resistance rating has been upgraded to IP68 which means this phone should be able to survive for up to 30 minutes in fresh water up to 1.5m deep.
Specifications: In terms of specifications user may not find a big reason to upgrade from Xperia Z2 to Xperia Z3. This smartphone runs on Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 which is same as Samsung Galaxy S5 which is an upgrade from the one used in Xperia Z2. This processor is clocked at 2.5 GHz supported by 3 GB RAM which makes Sony Xperia Z3 faster than Xperia Z2. Graphics are supported by Adreno 330 GPU. Customers can now enjoy improved HD Audio and hardcore gaming experience. This configuration is well suited for Android 4.4 KitKat OS that this phone runs on.
Camera and Video: Sony Xperia Z3 sports a 20.7MP primary camera and 2.2MP secondary camera which is same as Xperia Z2. Video recording is a pleasing experience with 2160 (4K) @ 30fps.
Sony Xperia Z3 is priced at INR 51,990 and soon will hit market shelves in India. Its sibling Sony Xperia Z3 Compact is also launched with this device which is a smaller display variant. Xperia Z3 Compact is priced at INR 44,990.