Sony Mobile has launched its second flagship device Xperia Z3 for 2014, following the legacy of Xperia Z2. Compact siblings of Xperia Z3 i.e. Xperia Z3 Compact and Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact also marked their appearance along with Xperia E3 / Dual, Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50, Sony SmartBand Talk SWR30.
For the first time Sony has launched their flagship device from Xperia “Z” series as a Dual SIM variant for selective countries and nano SIM enability. Sony has dumped the purple color for its H2 Xperia handsets this time and introduced two new colors Copper and Green which will we available globally.
Sony Xperia Z3
Xperia Z3 features 2.5 GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 processor, Adreno 330 GPU, 3 GB RAM, internal storage 16 GB packed in 7.3 mm slim aluminium frame. Sony decided to keep the same screen resolution on Xperia Z3 like Xperia Z2 as 5.2″ FHD with Triluminos Mobile display, featuring Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box.
Xperia Z3 features same 20.7 MP rear cam with Sony Social Camera app but this time Sony introduced world’s first 12800 ISO sensitivity in a smartphone. It features a healthy 3100 mAh battery, IP65/68 certifications. Sony has improved the power management system on Xperia Z3, claiming it to last for 2 days on a single charge.
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Xperia Z3 Detailed Specifications
Below specification go hand in hand with Xperia Z3 (D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, D6616, L55t and L55u).
|Model Name||Xperia Z3 D6603/D6643/D6653/D6616 nano SIM | D6633 Dual SIM: 2 nano SIM card slots|
|Color||D6603/D6653 – Black, White, Copper and Silver Green | D6633 – Black, White, Copper | D6616 – Black, D6643 – Black, White|
|Networks||UMTS HSPA+, GSM GPRS/EDGE, LTE (varying for different models)|
|Display||5.2″, 1920x1080px, 16 M colors|
|Dimensions||146 x 72 x 7.3 mm|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, MSM8974AC Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||16 Gb for D6603/D6643/D6653/D6633 | 32 GB for D6616|
|External Storage||microSD card supported upto 128 GB|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Magnetometer, Gyro, Barometer, Game rotation, Geomagnetic rotation. Step Counter, Step Detector, Proximity, Significant motion detector|
|Connectivity Options||Wi-Fi, NFC, USB|
|IP Ratings||IP65/68 certified|
|Camera||20.7 MP Rear Cam | 2.2 MP front cam|
Download Xperia Z3 White Paper
Download Xperia Z3 official White Paper for detailed specifications of different models (D6603, D6633, D6643, D6653, D6616, L55t and L55u).
Xperia Z3 Pricing and Availability
Xperia Z3 Price is still unknown while it is expected to hit markets in late October this year. Sony is asking users to pre-register for getting Xperia Z3.
To be frank overall Xperia Z3 is not a worthy upgrade over Xperia Z2 which was neither a worthy upgrade over Xperia Z1. Do you like Xperia Z3, let us know. Drop your comments below.