All About Smartphones: Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone specifications and Images

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone specifications and Images

Sony is set to release the Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone to the market for purchase soon. In the US, the device is set to be available in AT&T stores from October 27th which is just few days after the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 becomes available for purchase.


With the number of smartphones being released, it can be become very difficult to make a decision as to which choice of smartphone you should go for. We have done a spec rundown for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and iPhone 6/6+ now we are doing same for Sony Xperia Z3. This would assist in making more informed decision when deciding on buying your smartphone.

Network and SIM
The Sony Xperia Z3 comes with a 2G, 3G and 4G LTE network service and also uses a nano SIM card. The device is IP68 certified - dust proof and water proof over 1 meter of water within 30mins.

Display and Resolution
Sony Xperia Z3 comes with a 5.2 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which is stunning. It has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which brings it to a 424PPI making images and colours to be very vivid and sharp. Thanks to the X-Reality engine. Not only that, the device comes with a shatter proof glass with a triluminous display.


Dimensions and Weight
The Sony Xperia Z3 has dimensions 146 x 72 x 7.3mm which makes it quite slimmer than its predecessor, the Z2. It also weighs 152g which is also 10g lesser than the Z2.


Operating System and Processor
The Sony Xperia Z3 comes with Android 4.4.4 kitkat which run things on the smartphone. The OS is fluid so the processor have no issue performing its task.

Speaking of processor; there is a quad core 2.5GHz Krait 400 processor on the Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801 chip keeping things together which makes it very lag-free when using the device. It has an Adreno 330 GPU for graphic intensive activities.

Camera
Sony Xperia Z3 comes with a 20.7 mega pixel rear camera with autofocus, a LED flashight and a 8X digital zoom. Image size can be as high as 5248 x 3936 pixels. It also has geo-tagging, face detection, panorama and HDR photoshooting.

This camera also shoots video in 2160p @30fps, 1080p @60fps and 720p @120fps. This is especially good to those that like to shoot high quality videos with their smartphones.

Front facing camera has a 2.2 mega pixel camera that can shoot videos in 1080p @30fps.

Memory and RAM
The Sony Xperia Z3 comes with a 32GB internal memory with an additional expansion slot that can support 128GB memory card for added memory.

Also, it comes equipped with a 3GB RAM which is very great. This combined with the quad core processor makes the device to perform excellently and without lag during multitasking usage.

Connectivity and Sensors
It is great to point out that you can connect your phone to the PS4 and mirror anything from the PS4 to your Sony Xperia Z3 device.


It has a WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, WiFi direct, DNLA and WiFi hotspot built in. Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP and a NFC chip inside. Also, it has a 3.5mm earphone port, USB 2.0 (MHL 3), USB on-the-go and USB Host. Not only that, the device has wireless charging connectivity features.

As far as sensors go, the Xperia Z3 has proximity, accelerometer, barometer, gyro and compass sensors which is the norm in today's high end smartphones.

Battery
The Sony Xperia Z3 has a great battery life. In fact its another area the device trumps under devices in its league. It comes with a non-removable 3100mAh battery with 890hr standby on 2G, 740hr on 3G. A talktime of 14hr on 2G and 12hrs on 3G.

Other Features
Other features include a FM Radio with RDS, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou, Java via Java MIDP emulator. Furthermore, photo viewer and editor softwares are embedded in the device for productivity users.

Currently, the price for this device is between $650 - $800 depending on the region you are buying from as with the store you are also buying from and comes in various colors.


There you have it; a quick review on The Sony Xperia Z3 smartphone and this should be enough to assist in making the buying decision. Overall, we give it a 7.5/10 when compared other high-end flagship devices in its league

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