Measured power - The flagship Sony Xperia Z3

Measured power - a review of the flagship Sony Xperia Z3
Smartphone Xperia Z3, was released six months after its predecessor Z2, was presented simultaneously with a younger model Z3 Compact. Both devices have received the same hardware platform, but as it was reflected in their work? Compact model has proved itself quite well. We found, as shown by itself is the same "filling" in a large body of the flagship device.

Earlier Sony announced that will produce the flagship model in step with the development of technology, which led to quite often come out of new devices. How it affected the quality of the models? In progenitors changes were noticeable on display - in Z2 it is much better than the Z1. At the same time improved the camera interface, expanded communications capabilities. Exterior remained a recognizable, undergoing minimal transformation.

What can stand the new flagship? Certainly - concise, size, technological improvements and design changes. The rest of the Z3 became a specimen of rationality, not jerks making performance flagship model and its compact version, and perhaps even causing the same effect as Z3 Compact, with its appearance.


With resemblance to the Xperia Z2, Z3 body found refined shapes and minimalist colors. Plastic in it and felt completely stopped. Metal frame, combined with front and rear panels of shockproof polycarbonate glass left the place only on the rounded corners of the device - it strengthened hull and redistributed the impact force during a fall. Because color inserts are identical frame, understand what they are made, seemingly difficult. Outwardly, it looks smart and even integrally strictly comfortable in the hand thanks to the rounded edges and lumpy metal, and its dimensions make up 146,5 × 72 × 7,3 mm with a weight of 152 g - it is on all sides smaller and lighter than its predecessor.

Between functional connectors on the side of the company's engineers have produced again castling. Left under the cap is a connector for connecting the microUSB. Just below it is a connector for connection to the dock. Under the cap are located right sidewall pockets nanoSIM- and microSD-cards. This design differs from both connectors compact version and its predecessor Z2, although raises no objections and usability is not inferior. Do not like us only flimsy pocket nanoSIM - for removal require nails or tweezers, and handle it very carefully. Fortunately, the replacement card - not such a part of the procedure, and for users of several operators provided a version with two SIM-cards.

Both versions of the flagship protected by the standards IP 65/68, their covers are made of metal and have a rubber sealing strip. The case is assembled well, parts fit precisely, and there is no backlash slightest hint. "Bathing" smartphone, we did not, but doubt that he can do snorkeling "self" and take a mud bath, we did not have.

The rest of the body parts were left unchanged. Round button power control and volume control under it are in the center, right sides. On the one hand, their location is convenient as falls under the thumb of the right hand, the other - there is criticism: to the management of one arm to reach the upper-right corner of the screen, it is necessary to shift the phone in the palm below. In our view, the location of the controls closer to the top of the sidewalls seems logical, especially in devices with considerable size. Two-position camera button is on the usual place, claims it does not have.

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