Fourth Edition of Z-flag ship sees the light of day. Here’s Sony’s finest mobile year 2014.
They run fast at Sony. Unlike rivals with, among others, Samsung and Apple offers Sony on two flag ships a year. One in spring and one in autumn. Forever faithful to tradition, promises Sony today revealed 4 generation of Z-series, the successor to the Xperia Xperia called Z2, Z3.
With the frequent refresh rate will make it hard to keep up with Cadence, but it means at the same time that Sony can keep forever its design to date. Therefore there is no revolution in waiting with Xperia Z3, but rather a gradual evolution towards the perfect mobile.
Specifications Sony xperia Z3
Goal: 146 x 74.6 x 7.5 mm, 149 grams
Screen: 5.2 “Full HD display, 424 PPI, 130% sRGB color depth.
Performance: Snapdragon 801, 2.5 GHz quad-core, 3 GB RAM
Camera: 20.7 megapixel 1/2.3 “RS-sensor with f/2 G-optics, dual flash and 4 k video, 2, 2MP front camera
Storage: 16 GB/32 GB + micro-SD up to 128 GB
Battery: 3100 mAh
Software: Android 4.4.4 KitKat
Network: 2 g, 3 g, Cat 4 LTE
Moreover: Front-facing speakers, noise cancelling headset, IP68 waterproof down to 2 m depth. Available in black, white and copper.
Where Sony Xperia seriously different from Z2 Z3 is the design and colors. Z2 had a little cut oblique metal edges, but the new Z3 gets now a circular arc from the back to the front.
Color selection include black, white, light green and copper. From the pictures we’ve seen of Xperia Z3, so will Sony use energy to get copper color forward into the spotlight, so the Z3 can differentiate itself from its competitors. But what do you think about the two new colors, copper and bright green?
The small details
Improvements in Xperia Z3 must therefore be found in subtiliteterne. For example, the screen exactly as large as that of its predecessor. Here is a Full HD display spread besides 5.2 inch, but here is the color palette expanded to accommodate 130% of sRGB, 30% more than its predecessor. And it is clearly visible.
Colors are now doped and topples out of the screen, as we know with Samsung’s topmobiler, with Super AMOLED display. Purists will immediately point out that the colors are not nearly as natural as usual, but it impresses now, if only at first sight.
Another detail Z3 has inherited from its predecessor is the water resistance. But the Z3 can poke deeper, it can now dip down to 2 meters under water crust-without suffering harm.
In addition, the weight skrympet from 163gram to 158 because Z3 now also has gone from 8.2 to 7.2 mm millimeters, everything a milimetter thinner. The banks are also dwindled from 73.3 to 72.4 mm and the height is gone from 146.8 to 146.5 mm.
It’s so small improvements, but the design has, however, been overhauled, so the Z3 in higher degree is a new design, whereas the Z1 and Z2 shared the same design strategy.
Sony Xperia Z3 is as I said, the more a design change than it is a real speed boost. However, there was room for improvement in the hardware here and there.
On RAM since there is no difference, it is still 3 GB, which however should row for most people’s needs, but on the CPU front is coming 200 MHz more in Z3, Z2, and Z3 2.3 had since has 2, 5 GHz.
On the software side, we also see improvements when the Z3 comes with Android 4.4.4 and all the improvements it brings. Z2 eren was launched with Android 4.4.2, so the new model has a little bug fixes with the baggage hold.
Price and availability
We update this section as soon as we get more information from Sony Denmark