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Sony Xperia Z3 release date, specs and price

By Kevin Thomas on 05th September 2014

 

Sony Xperia Z3 - Design

 

The Sony Xperia Z3 is the latest flagship smartphone to be released from Sony following on from the stunning and incredibly powerful Xperia Z2. With Sony it's now a case of gradual evolution with new flagships released every 6 months, as opposed to the normal 1 year product cycle followed by other manufacturers.

 

Design

 

The Sony Xperia Z3 adopts a very similar design to the Xperia Z2 meaning it retains Sony's Omnibalance design and is even more waterproof (up to 1.5m for 30 minutes) and still remains dust-resistant. However, it now looks even more premium with the new Copper colour sure to turn heads and impressively it's now lighter and thinner than its predecessor (7.3mm vs 8.2mm and 152g vs 163g).

 

Display

 

The smartphone is fronted by a 5.2-inch full HD IPS display (1920*1080 pixels) delivering a 423 pixels-per-inch rating. Not only do you get all the latest Sony display technology, but the screen has a staggering 600nits brighness (compared to around 480 on the Z2) making it easily visible even outdoors on sunny days. 

 

Power

 

Powerful doesn't even begin to describe the Xperia Z3 which has a staggering 2.5GHz quad-core core processor and a whopping 3GB of RAM, which puts a lot of desktop PC's firmly in the shade. And you get 16GB of onboard storage which is expandable with a SD slot.

 

Camera

Sony Xperia Z3 Camera

Sony's expertise in digital cameras hasn't been lost on the Xperia Z3 which has 20 mega-pixel snapper with Exmor RS technology that is capable of recording 4K videos and capturing stunning high-resolution captures. Selfies are also 

 

Features

 

The Sony Xperia Z3 is a high-end smartphone in every way from it's waterproof design, to its super bright display, amazing power and best-in-class camera. And as you'd expect it comes fully connected with support for 4G LTE, Bluetooth, NFC and more.

 

Got a PS4? Then you are in luck because the Sony Xperia Z3 support remote play with the Playstation 4. Audio is another area where the smartphone excels because it's got front-facing stereo speakers, Digital Noise Cancelling and can be connected up to High-Resolution headphones for crystal clear sound.


Overall, the Xperia Z3 improves on the already excellent Xperia Z2 in a number of key ways. And we've fallen in love with the rustic new Copper colour, which will be offered alongside Black, White and Green model


Release date and price


The Sony Xperia Z3 go on sale in September, although an exact launch date is still yet to be confirmed. The price is still yet to be determined, but a price-point of around £550 would fit in well with the launch of Sony's previously released Xperia flagships.

 

All of the UK's major operators will be stocking the smartphone including Three, O2, Vodafone and EE. And you'll also be able to pick it up SIM-free.

 


Specs

  • Dimensions : 146 * 72 * 7.3mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • Screen size: 5.2 inch 
  • Screen Resolution: 1080*1920 pixels
  • Pixels Per Inch (PPI) : 423
  • Processor: 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 
  • RAM: 3GB 
  • Battery capacity : 3100mAH
  • Onboard Memory: 16GB (uSD slot)
  • Camera : 20.7 EXMOR RS camera (4K video recording), 2.2 Mega-pixel front facing camera
  • Operating system: Android 4.5 (TBC)
  • 3G / 4G LTE : Yes/Yes/Yes
  • Bluetooth / NFC / MHL : Yes/Yes/Yes
  • IP55/58 Dustproof and Waterproof
  • Colours : Black, White, Copper
  • Launch Date: September 2014
  • Price : TBC
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