Sony recently launched the Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact, priced at Rs 51,990 and Rs 44,990 respectively. These smartphones not only offer high-end specifications, but also sport the company s signature OmniBalance design language. Also Read - Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console goes on sale: Check price, featuresAlso Read - Sony Xperia 1 II with 12GB RAM passes Geekbench listings
The Sony Xperia Z launched last year marked the beginning of a new era for Sony. Not only was it the genesis of the One Sony philosophy, but also the beginning of a new design language, which Sony likes to call OmniBalance. This design language uses ample amount of metal and glass, and focuses on creating balance and symmetry in all directions. This design philosophy has remained the same through three generations that also signify the evolution of the series itself. Also Read - Micromax teases In Series smartphone design, resembles Honor smartphones
The Xperia Z3 and the Xperia Z3 Compact are no different. The smartphones are encased in two sheets of scratch resistant glass. This makes them resistant to any kind of scratches. The sides of the smartphones are distinctively curvier than their predecessors and it is far easier to grip them. The four corners of the smartphone feature vinyl bumpers, which will help absorb the impact damage in case you drop your smartphone. The Xperia Z3 Compact too is almost exactly designed, and is essentially a shrunken version of the flagship Xperia Z3.
As we have mentioned before, Sony s smartphones are rugged enough to survive outdoors. Along with IP65/68 certification, Sony has also sealed the ports with plastic clasps. But unlike some of the smartphones available in the market today, Sony s designers have done a good job in adding these clasps without affecting the device s aesthetics.
In terms of size and weight, at 146x72x7.3mm, the Xperia Z3 is slightly smaller in each dimension when compared to its predecessor, and at 152 grams, is also 11 grams lighter. The Xperia Z3 Compact, on the other hand, is almost the same size as its predecessor. It features dimensions of 127.3×64.9×8.66mm, and weighs 129 grams. While the size remains the same, Sony has managed to fit in a bigger 4.6-inch display, compared to the 4.3-inch display on its predecessor.
To recap on the specifications, the Xperia Z3 flaunts a 5.2-inch 1080p display, and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Also featured are 20.7-megapixel rear camera, 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB internal memory, microSD card support, and a 3,100mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough to last two days on a single charge. Connectivity options include LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS. On the software front, the Xperia Z3 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Xperia Z3 Compact, on the other hand, flaunts a 4.6-inch HD 720p display, and is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The smartphone also features a 20.7-megapixel rear camera, 2.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage, microSD card support, and a 2,600mAh battery. On the software front, it runs on Android KitKat.