28 Sep 2014

The Sony Xperia Z3 - Not too satisfying

Overview

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What happens when you want a product which is better than the best? You come out with specs that you can't even imagine on most other phones. In doing so, you create a record which others have to surpass. The Sony Xperia Z, Z1 and Z2 did a pretty good job of doing so. Let's see if the Z3 does match our expectations. It was launched with the Z3 Compact and the Tablet Z3 at a price of Rs. 49,990 in Flipkart


Design


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The Xperia Z3, as like it's predecessors, shares the same solid and premium feel, as it should. It's 7.3 mm thick and weighs 152 gms. It is waterproof and you can take photos even underwater, but we'll get to that later.
It is powered by Android 4.4 Kitkat, the latest version Google's touch based OS and has Sony's custom Xperia skin laid out on top which offers you added functionalities like Walkman and Track ID.
It has no physical home button or any touch bar button, but has on - screen buttons as is Sony's trend. This phone is currently comes in three colours - Black, White, Copper and Silver Green.

Specs

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It has a 5.2 inch 1080p display unlike the Galaxy Note 4 or the LG G3 which have a UHD 2160 x 1440 display. It is powered by the 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and has 3GB RAM. Strangely, it does not carry Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 as expected. It is IP65 and IP68 rated, meaning it is dustproof and waterproof like its predecessors, making it usable to those who like to take their phone for a dip.It has a 3100mAh Li - ion battery, which provides the required charge for daily use. It has a 20.7 MP back camera with a Sony Exmor RS image sensor and a 2.2 MP front facing camera for all those #selfies. The back camera also supports 4K video recording.


Conclusion

The Xperia Z3 provides not so premium specs premium cost - this does not match what we wanted. Although the camera is great, the phone should at least have had a UHD display. Sony, this is not such a great phone. Take the Galaxy Note 4, those were the specs you needed to give the user. So, again, not that great. 
This article was written by Vignesh Shankar, another admin at Techist.net, for queries please email him at vignesh@techist.net 

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