Sony Unveils New Xperia Z3 Phones And Tablet

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Today at IFA Sony announced their latest flagship phone the Xperia Z3 along with a smaller version called the Xperia Z3 Compact and a matching Xperia Z3 tablet Compact.

All the devices have essentially the same design (bar the size and colour choices) but there are some differences in the internals and the pricing. The Z3 is available to pre-order in the UK for a price of £549, the Z3 Compact for £429 and the Z3 Tablet Compact comes in at £329.

They all feature the Snapdragon 801 SoC with the Adreno 330 GPU and a CPU clock of 2.5GHz so these devices can all be considered pretty top end and should be great for gaming. Although if powering through the greatest Android games with ease isn’t enough, then Sony has announced that they will support remote play of PS4 games with the help of mounts for each of the device which clips them to a DualShock 4 as seen below.

Xperia Z2 Dualshock 4 Mount For Remote PlayIf this concept takes off we could be looking at a major breakthrough in mobile gaming. This would allow the playing full AAA titles on the go at graphics levels no mobile device at this time could hope it match. This may prove to be a major selling point for some users.

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Xperia Z3

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Specs

Network
GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
UMTS HSPA (3G)
LTE (4G) (not available in all markets)

AP
Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
Adreno 330 GPU

Display
5.2″ Full HD display (1920×1080 pixels)
TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine

OS
Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera
Rear Facing: 20. 7 Mega pixel camera with auto focus
Front Facing: 2.2 Mega pixel camera
8x digital zoom
ISO 3200 maximum in manual mode
Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor
4K video recording
Front-facing camera, HD 1080p for video chat and 2.2 MP for camera capture
Pulsed LED flash
SteadyShot™ – video stabilisation, Superior Auto – automatic scene selection, HDR for photos and videos, Burst mode, Social live, Image stabilizer, Geotagging – add location info to your photos, Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object, Red-eye reduction

Video
Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, WebM

Audio
3GPP, MP4, ADTS, AMR, DSF, DSDIFF, FLAC, Matroska, SMF, XMF, Mobile XMF, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, iMelody, MP3, WAV, OGG, ASF

Additional Features
3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Canceling (DNC)
DLNA Certified
NFC
GLONASS
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
GPS / GLONASS / Baidu
NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
microUSB v2.0 (MHL 3), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Sensor
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Memory
3 GB RAM
Up to 16 GB flash memory
Up to 128 GB microSD (card slot, SDXC supported)

Dimension
146.5 x 72 x 7.3 mm – 152 grams

Battery
3100 mAh
Talk time: up to 19 hours
Standby time: up to 740 hours
Music listening time: up to 120 hours
Video playback time: up to 10 hours

Xperia Z3 Compact

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Specs

Network
GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
UMTS HSPA (3G)
LTE (4G) (not available in all markets)

AP
Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
Adreno 330 GPU

Display
4.6″ display (1280×720 pixels)
TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine

OS
Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera
Rear Facing: 20. 7 Mega pixel camera with auto focus
Front Facing: 2.2 Mega pixel camera
8x digital zoom
ISO 12800 maximum in manual mode
Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
HD video recording (1080p)
Front-facing camera, HD 1080p for video chat and 2.2 MP for camera capture
Pulsed LED flash
SteadyShot™ – video stabilization, Superior Auto – automatic scene selection, HDR for photos and films, Burst mode, Social live
Image stabiliser, Geotagging – add location info to your photos, Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object, Red-eye reduction

Video
Image capture, supported file format: JPEG
Image playback, supported file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, WebM

Audio
Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR

Additional Features
3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Canceling (DNC)
DLNA Certified
Stereo speakers
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
A-GPS / GLONASS / Baidu
NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE, apt-X
microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Sensor
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Memory
2GB RAM
Up to 16 GB flash memory
Up to 128 GB microSD (card slot, SDXC supported)

Dimension
127.3 x 64.9 x 8.6 mm – 129 grams

Battery
2600 mAh
Talk time: up to 14 hours
Standby time: up to 920 hours
Music listening time: Up to 110 hours
Video playback time: Up to 10 hours

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact

Gallery

Specs

Network
GSM GPRS/EDGE (2G)
UMTS HSPA (3G)
LTE (4G) (not available in all markets)

AP
Snapdragon 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Quad-core
Adreno 330 GPU

Display
8.0″ display (1920×1080 pixels)
TRILUMINOS™ Display for mobile
X-Reality™ for mobile picture engine

OS
Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera
Rear Facing: 8. 1 Mega pixel camera with auto focus
Front Facing: 2.2 Mega pixel camera
8x digital zoom
ISO 12800 maximum in manual mode
Sony Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor
HD video recording (1080p)
Front-facing camera, HD 1080p for video chat and 2.2 MP for camera capture
Pulsed LED flash
SteadyShot™ – video stabilization, Superior Auto – automatic scene selection, HDR for photos and films, Burst mode, Social live
Image stabiliser, Geotagging – add location info to your photos, Object tracking – lock focus on a specific object, Red-eye reduction

Video
Image capture, supported file format: JPEG
Image playback, supported file formats: BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, WebP
Video capture, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4
Video playback, supported file formats: 3GPP, MP4, Matroska, AVI, Xvid, WebM

Audio
Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR

Additional Features
3.5 mm audio jack with Digital Noise Canceling (DNC)
DLNA Certified
Stereo speakers
Native USB tethering
Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and SyncML
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Drive, Photos, Gmail, Google, Google+, Google Settings, Hangouts, Maps, Play Books, Play Games, Play Newsstand, Play Movie & TV, Play Music, Play Store, Voice Search, YouTube

Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
A-GPS / GLONASS / Baidu
NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, LE, apt-X
microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go, USB Host

Sensor
Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Memory
3GB RAM
Up to 16 GB flash memory
Up to 128 GB microSD (card slot, SDXC supported)

Dimension
213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm – 270 grams

Battery
4500 mAh
Talk time: up to 19 hours
Standby time: up to 1100 hours

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