Sony has introduced its new flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3.
The company is touting this smartphone’s larger and more vivid screen size, it’s durability, and high-powered camera as the device’s more impressive features.
The Sony Xperia Z3 is Sony’s closest answer to a phablet today. The flagship smartphone for the company has a 5.2-inch full HD 1080p display and a 20.7 megapixel rear-mounted camera. Sony says its trademarked TRILUMINOS display for mobile with Live Colour LED and X-Reality (a way to process images for a higher quality look), is supposed to make the Xperia Z3 ideal for watching videos or viewing the screen in bright light or outdoor settings.
Sony says the rear-mounted camera is capable of operating well in those conditions, too. The rear-mounted camera has a 1/2.3-inch Exmor RS for mobile image sensor and a new 25mm G Lens. That lens allows the camera to shoot wider angle photos and video to get more into every shot.
Though Sony mostly touts the entertainment features of the Sony Xperia Z3, the camera and video recorder abilities along with some advanced internal specs suggest it should serve adequately as a business device, even for those who work outside or in harsher conditions.
The smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor with a 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU. The phone has a 4G LTE modem for fast mobile browsing. T-Mobile has announced that it will add the Sony Xperia Z3 to its supported phone lineup this Fall, according to a release from the mobile carrier.
The smartphone uses that hardware to operate Android 4.4 KitKat. The Xperia Z3 is sold standard with 3GB of RAM and up to 16GB of flash memory. A microSD card slot can expand memory up to 128GB.
The battery on the Sony Xperia Z3 can reportedly last for 19 hours of talk time or about 10 hours of video playback, according to Sony. The phone is also Near Field Communication enabled, which opens the possibility of mobile payment functionality.
Sony also says that the new device is dust proof and waterproof. That includes the ability to snap photos under water, like in a pool. Sony Xperia Z3 can stay under 1.5 meters of water for up to a half-hour.