Sony just went official with its new flagship Smartphone. The Xperia Z3 is Sony’s best Smartphone yet, which further refines the OmniBalance design that has resulted in a reduction in bezels and overall dimensions of the device. The Xperia Z3 is just 7.3mm thick, while being 146mm tall and 72mm wide. Also, it is 10g lighter than the Xperia Z2, at 152g vs. 162g.
The front of the device is largely dominated by the 5.2-inch 1080p Triluminos display, which translates to a 424 ppi pixel density. It is rated for 600 nits brightness, and is an IPS unit with supposedly good viewing angles. Also, there’s the S-Force Front Surround stereo speakers to boost up your audio experience.
On the inside, you will find a not-so-happening Snapdragon 801 chipset from Qualcomm, which has its four cores clocked at 2.5 GHz. While it isn’t going to be as fast as the Snapdragon 805, we figure that it gets the job done for a Smartphone with a 1080p display. Sony has equipped its new flagship with 3 GB of RAM, and a slightly smaller 3,100 mAh battery.
Sony says that the 20.7 MP rear camera module features an improved, 25mm wide-angle G Lens. You still keep the same 1/2.3″ Exmor RS sensor, which is among the biggest camera sensors in a Smartphone. There are new software features to enhance your photography experience – AR fun, Face in, Sound Photo etc.
Some other new hardware features include high-res audio output and DSEE HX audio upscaling. The Xperia Z3 is completely waterproof, with IP68 certification in its bag of features.
The Sony Xperia Z3 supports LTE Cat. 4, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0. Android 4.4.4 KitKat runs the show, with Sony’s custom UI on top. The Xperia Z3 will be available in White, Black, Copper, and Silver Green colors. Pricing has been revealed to be €569 in Europe.