Sony Mobile has introduced its new Xperia Z series flagship smartphones – Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact. Whether it’s with a brilliant 5.2” flagship smartphone or the compact 4.6” form factor, both premium smartphones combine all of the details that make Xperia smartphones great – including the highest level of waterproofing, enhanced camera experiences and applications, up to two-day battery life, their best audio quality and PS4 Remote Play.
“At Sony Mobile, ‘flagship’ now means offering a choice to consumers of enjoying a large screen Xperia Z3 for immersive entertainment or a more compact, lighter Xperia Z3 Compact that doesn’t ask you to compromise on features,” says Kunimasa Suzuki, President & CEO, Sony Mobile Communications. “Consumers demand and deserve greatness from their smartphone – in design, camera and battery life. That’s precisely what we aim to deliver with Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, at the same time as delivering leading innovations such as unique Sony camera experiences and, for the first time, PS4 Remote Play in two beautifully designed, fully waterproof smartphones.”
Engineering and Design
Xperia Z3 blends design and engineering craftsmanship to deliver beauty that will stand the test of time. Its 7.3mm super-slim rounded aluminium frame and durable tempered glass panels showcases superior craftsmanship that is available in your choice of a new range of colours including white, black, copper or silver green. At just 152 grams with an easy-to-use interface and symmetrical design, it feels right at home in your hand.
For those who prefer a compact smartphone, Xperia Z3 Compact’s rounded liquid reflection frame with tempered glass panels gives it and elegant, premium finish. The only smartphone to deliver uncompromised performance in a beautifully compact design that is just 8.6mm thick and 129 grams, Xperia Z3 Compact’s design is perfect for one-handed use. Enjoy bold style with Xperia Z3 Compact’s unique colour range including orange and green, in addition to the classic white and black.
Delivering the highest waterproof rating, both are fully waterproof3 (IP 65/68), so you can take your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact with you wherever you go – whether you’re answering a call in the rain or taking pictures in the pool.
Beautiful design is matched with powerful performance thanks to the fully integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor[ii] with 2.5 GHz quad-core CPU with 4G LTE modem for lightning fast browsing, immersive multimedia experiences and stunning visuals.
Plus, there’s no need to worry about your smartphone being ready when you are – with optimal battery performance, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact push the capabilities of power to give you a long-lasting battery life of up to two days4. Or, get even more from your battery with Sony’s Battery STAMINA Mode, which turns off background functions when you’re not using them to help extend your battery life.
Camera and Camcorder
Capture the moments that matter in the highest quality with stunning detail – anytime, anywhere. Drawing on years of expertise from Sony’s award-winning Cyber-shot and Handycam technologies, Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact deliver superior image quality whether it’s in low-light, on the move or even underwater.
The 1/2.3” ExmorRS for mobile sensor and BIONZ for mobile processing engine work together to give you photos and videos in sharp and vivid detail. Plus, you can fit more into every shot with the new 25mm wide-angle Sony G Lens. If you’re capturing a photo of a stunning sunset, take advantage of the world’s first ISO 12800 sensitivity in a smartphone5 for better detail, even in low light.
Shooting a video? Sony’s new and improved SteadyShot technology with Intelligent Active Mode compensates for your movements, analysing dozens of backwards and forward frames, to predict your next steps and make panning smoother and images more stable.
For those most important memories, record clips in super-clear 4K resolution at four times Full HD. Plus, the advanced video mode on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact means you can pause and resume filming, so you can be sure to capture the perfect moment in one file.
PS4 Remote Play
Sony has engineered a revolution in gaming technology with the addition of PS4 Remote Play on the Xperia Z3 series. The only smartphones with PS4 Remote Play, you can now use your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact as a remote screen to connect to and control your games on PS4. For those times when the TV is being used, simply connect your Xperia smartphone to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and use the DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller with the GCM10 Game Control Mount to continue playing games anywhere at home on Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact.
Additionally, the PlayStation App lets you use your Xperia Z3 or Xperia Z3 Compact as a second screen to remotely watch the game play of your friends, communicate with PSN friends, or purchase PS4 games and download to PS4.