Earlier we were surrounded by tons of rumors about the Sony’s latest Xperia flagship, has finally announced the Xperia Z3 smartphone running Android KitKat during its IFA 2014 press conference in Berlin.
The new Xperia Z3 equips a 5.2-inch full HD display, along with a 20.7-MP as a main camera, along with 4K recording support. Sony at the launch says that the Z3 can get up to two days of use from its battery which is really remarkable for any smartphone that runs Android. The Xperia Z3 also has the highest waterproofing range of any smartphone. It comes in black, copper, white, and silver-green. You can also use the Xperia Z3 with a mount accessory to tap into Playstation 4 Remote Play. (See the pictures). If you’re a PS4 owner and planning to grab either Z3, Z3 Compact or Z3 Tablet that has been launched at IFA this year, you’ll be able to download the new Remote Play application from the Google Play Store to play games via your Remote Play System.
Hardware wise the Z3 has packed a faster 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3 GB of huge RAM, 16 GB of inbuilt storage which can further expandable via micro SD card and a 5.2-inch 1080p display. Sound familiar? Apart from a slight growth in clock speed, most of the thing is quite similar to its predecessor. It comes with a big 3100 mAh – yes, here also we can see little growth compared to Xperia Z2 – battery in the back of the Z3 and boasting 2 days of battery life.
Once again Sony has opted for its 20.7MP shooter at the back side as main camera, but for the Z3 it features a new, 25mm wide angle lens. Additionally Sony has included enhanced SteadyShot technology and support for ISO 12800 to the camera.
As a whole the Xperia Z3 is a nice and decent smartphone featuring solid hardware along with robust design, but compared to some recent releases from rival brands it doesn’t feel like Sony is really pushing anything new to cheer about or stand in front of them. We’re still looking forward to getting one in for review.