Review: Sony Xperia Z3+

Called the Xperia Z4 in Japan, but Z3+ everywhere else, here’s how the new Sony Xperia Z3+ stacks up. The Xperia Z3+ is Sony’s newest flagship smartphone, but it’s title might soon be usurped when the rumoured Xperia Z5 arrives next quarter.

Design

Sandwiched by two layers of glass, and all around metal body and aluminium trimming gives the Xperia Z3+ sleek, premium look. I particularly like that the Xperia Z3+ is only 6.9mm thick. Featuring the same “Omnibalance” design style, the Xperia Z3+ looks like a carbon copy of the Xperia Z3, and even the other siblings. But there are improvements, the reduced thickness of 0.4mm makes the Xperia Z3+ easier and lighter to hold. Although it seems like the trade off spec was the battery, which is now reduced from 3100mAH to 2900 mAH. Another new addition is bumpers to the Xperia Z3+ corners to give it reinforced strength.

The right side of the Xperia Z3+ features the volume rocker, power button, and retains the same dedicated camera shutter key from the Xperia Z3, to help with taking photos.

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Sony Xperia C5 Ultra and M5 Mid Range Phones Impress

Sony announced today two new phones that are better than your average mid range ones. The Xperia C5 Ultra features two 13-megapixel cameras and an innovative near borderless 6” Full HD display. On the other hand, the Xperia M5 is like a slightly smaller Xperia Z3+, with an innovative 21.5 MP hybrid autofocus camera that uses one of the best Sony mobile imaging sensor, and is friendly on the pocket too.

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Sony Japan Unveils the Sony Xperia Z4, Set for Mid Year Launch

Sony unveiled the Xperia Z4 today on their Sony Mobile Japan website. The phone is slated for a mid year release in Japan first.

The phone looks very similar to the Xperia Z3. It uses the same combination of aluminum and glass. It retains the same full HD 1920 x 1080 5.2 inch screen, same screen to body ratio, but manage to reduce the thickness to 6.9 mm. The Sony Xperia Z4 will be available in White, Black, Copper and Aqua Green. The handset retains the same water proof capability, that first originated in the Xperia Z.

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