Ahead of IFA 2014 event in Berlin, Sony has launched its flagship Xperia Z3 smartphone along with a compact version of it called Z3 Compact. Both the smartphones run on Android 4.4 KitKat OS sugarcoated with Sony’s custom UI. The pricing of both smartphones has not been revealed yet.
The Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are dust and water resistant. The major differentiators are the screen size- 5.2-inch for Xperia Z3 and 4.6-inch for Z3 Compact, RAM- 3 GB for Xperia Z3 and 2 GB for Z3 Compact, battery- 3100 mAh for Z3 and 2600 mAh for Z3 compact and weight- Z3 weighs 152 grams while the compact version weighs 129 grams.
Sony is eying PS 4 gaming enthusiasts with both the smartphones which comes with PS4 Remote Play functionality and PlayStation certification. Both Xeperia Z3 and Z3 comes with a 20.7 MP rear camera with auto focus and 2.2 MP front-facing camera.
The flagship Xperia Z3 features a 5.2-inch full-HD with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and houses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz and Adreno 330 GPU. Other display features include TRILUMINOS display for mobile and X-Reality for mobile picture engine.
The flagship smartphone comes with 3GB RAM along with 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD SDXC cards.
Measuring 146.5x72x7.3mm, the Z3 is powered by a 3100 mAh battery and will also come in dual-SIM options.
On the other hand, the Xperia Z3 Compact features a 4.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. It shares the same hardware specifications with the flagship Z3 smartphone and will be available in white, black, red and green colour options. The Z3 Compact measures 127.3 x 64.9 x 8.64 mm.
On the connectivity front both the smartphones come with Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Canceling (DNC), DLNA Certified, NFC, GLONASS, Native USB tethering, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality. Few features may not be available in all markets.
Both the smartphones are expected to be launched in India by the end of this month.