Sony launches a slimmer, lighter Xperia Z3+


Sony has just launched the Xperia Z3+ smartphone, which is a more premium version of the current Xperia Z3 device.

Just like the Z3, the Xperia X3+ is also waterproof and resistant to dust (IP 65 and IP 68 ratings) but has some small improvements to hardware. For example, front and rear cameras use Sony’s Exmor sensor and the front selfie camera has been bumped from 2 megapixels to 5 megapixels. The rear camera remains at 20.7 megapixels.

Xperia Z3+ refines the original

The new model is the same 5.2-inch , 1080p HD display as the Z4, which is not as high as Samsung’s S6 Edge and the LG G3 and G4 in terms of resolution, but it now has an 8-core Snapdragon 810 processor.

The specs have all been boosted slightly and the improved hardware makes the phone slightly thinner at just 6.9mm and lighter (144 grams) than before. The only negative is the reduced battery capacity, which now stands at 2,900 mAh.

Thankfully, the micro USB port has been moved from the base the phone, and now doesn’t also need a cap to keep it waterproof. The magnetic charging pin has also been removed, making the phone much cleaner.

Sony Xperia Z3+ MediumSince the Xperia Z3+ is something of an incremental upgrade, it’s not likely to win that many new fans that weren’t already fans of the previous generation, but with a good starting point in the Z3, there wasn’t much cause to scrap the design and start again.

Sony says that the new phone will be launched globally in June, but pricing has not yet been revealed. The price is expected to be slightly higher than the older Z3 model, of course.

Are you in the market for a new phone? Would you consider the Xperia Z3+?

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SOURCE: The Next Web.


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