Sony Xperia Z3 Plus Review (Also Known As Xperia Z4)

Introduction: The Sony Xperia Z3+ (Also Known As Xperia Z4) is new flagship from Sony. Announced in May,2015 and it is expected to launch in June,2015. Does it worth the flagship tag & flagship price? Let’s get started!

Key features:

  • Stylish dual glass-panel design
  • Optional Dual SIM version
  • Screen: 5.2″ IPS LCD, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 424ppi
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop with Xperia UI
  • IP68 certified – dust and water proof up to 1.5 meter and 30 minutes
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, 2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A57  + 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor, Adreno 430 GPU, 3GB of RAM
  • Storage: 32GB of built-in storage, expandable via the microSD card slot
  • 20.7MP camera, LED flash, 2160p video recording, dedicated hardware shutter key 5.1MP front-facing camera with 1080p video recording (Superior Auto and Video stabilization)
  • Connectivity: Cat. 6 LTE (up to 300Mbps); Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Wi-Fi Direct; Bluetooth 4.1 with Sony LDAC wireless High-Res Audio codec, GPS/GLONASS/Beidou receiver, Stereo FM with RDS; USB On-The-Go
  • Active noise cancellation with a secondary microphone Front-facing stereo speakers
  • Battery & Charging: 2,930mAh battery; STAMINA Power Saving Mode,Qualcomm Quick charge certified.


Z3+ Screen


Synthetic benchmarks:

  • GeekBench3:  3772
  • AnTuTu5:       55195
  • Basemark X:   23334

Camera:z3+ Camera

  • As is typical for Sony smartphone cameras, the Xperia Z3+ shoots in Superior auto mode by default, which limits resolution to 3,264 x 2,448 pixels, or 8MP. Theoretically, the Z3+ should recognize among 52 different scene types and adjust settings accordingly. You’re left with little control over the process other than a flash mode selector and a choice of 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio.

Camera Samples:

Z3+ camera Sample

Panorama Shot:

 Z3+ Panorama Shot

Final Words:

The smartphone is a snappy performer, The display is excellent with rich colors and nice viewing angles. Z3+ is brighter than any of the high end competition. Battery endurance has seen a minor (though expected) decrease, but that may change with the final software. However, even as it is, the Xperia Z3+ will likely deliver the promised two-day autonomy.

Camera output is another area, where final software may introduce changes. As it stands now, the images come out with a lot of detail and a bit less aggressive processing, compared to the previous model.

We have just finished testing the company’s flagship to replace the Z3 for this season’s battles at the high end. Yet, the very name might suggest that it may not be the proper successor but rather what the Z3 should have been in the first place. That’s to say that the Z3+ is exactly spot on.

Sony Xperia Z3+ Gallery:

Xperia Z3+ Quick Specs

Xperia Z3+ Front

Xperia Z3+ Front

Xperia Z3+ Back Side

Xperia Z3+ Front

Xperia Z3+

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