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Sony Xperia Z3 vs Sony Xperia Z2: Here’s what’s new

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Last night, Sony took the wraps off its latest flagship device, the Xperia Z3. The new smartphone comes nearly six months after Sony unveiled the Xperia Z2, which is already an impressive smartphone. Let’s take a look at how much of an upgrade the Xperia Z3 is over the Xperia Z2. Also Read - Cyberpunk 2077 back on Sony's PlayStation Store, with a special warning for PS4 owners

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In terms of size, the two smartphones are almost similar, but the Xperia Z3 is slimmer at 7.3mm and also weighs less at 152 grams. In comparison, the Xperia Z2 is 8.2mm thick and weighs 163 grams. As for design, both the smartphones follow Sony’s Omnibalace design language and are almost identical to look at. Also Read - E3 2021: What is it, entire schedule, how to watch livestream for free, what to expect

Display

Those expecting a QHD resolution display were left disappointed, as Sony has stuck with the same display that we saw on the Xperia Z2. In other words, the two smartphones feature a 5.2-inch Triluminos full HD (1920×1080 pixels) display.

There is however one upgrade over the Xperia Z2’s display. Sony claims that the Xperia Z3’s display is the “world’s brightest display of leading premium smartphones.” Where the Xperia Z2’s brightness levels hit 460 nits, the display on the Xperia Z3 is said to reach 600 nits.

Power and storage

Both the smartphones are enough power at hand and are powered by a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor. The CPU on the Xperia Z3 has got a slight bump in clock speed — 2.5GHz from 2.3GHz. Both the processors are paired with 3GB of RAM respectively.

On the storage front, the smartphones come with 16GB internal storage that can be further expanded using a microSD card.

Cameras

Sony has persisted with the same cameras, so the Xperia Z3 gets the same 20.7-megapixel rear camera, supplemented by a 2.2-megapixel snapper on the front. The only difference is the camera on the Xperia Z3 gets a new 25mm wide angle lens and extra-high ISO light sensitivity.

Battery

While the Xperia Z3 is an evolution of sorts over the Xperia Z2, Sony has surprisingly taken a step backwards in terms of battery. The new flagship smartphone gets a 3,100mAh battery, which is 100mAh less than the unit on the Xperia Z2. It will be interesting to see how the battery fares, considering the company has ramped up the screen’s brightness levels.

Software and extras

On the software front, both the smartphones run on Android KitKat so the round is a tie. Both the smartphones also boast IP55 and IP58 water and dust proofing. The Xperia Z3 however includes a new feature called PS4 Remote Play, which essentially lets you use the Xperia Z3 as a remote screen to connect to and control your games on PS4.

Features

Sony Xperia Z3

Sony Xperia Z2

Dimensions

146.5x72x7.3 mm 146.8×73.3×8.2 mm

Weight

152 grams 163 grams

Display

5.2-inch 1080p 5.2-inch 1080p

Processor

2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 quad-core

RAM

3GB 3GB

Storage

16GB expandable 16GB expandable

Cameras

20.7-megapixel/2.2-megapixel 20.7-megapixel/2.2-megapixel

Battery

3,100mAh 3,200mAh

Android OS

4.4 KitKat 4.4 KitKat
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  • Published Date: September 4, 2014 1:16 PM IST


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