Sony has expanded its portfolio of Xperia series and launched today its flagship Xperia Z3+, which is advanced version of its highly popular Xperia Z3. Priced at Rs. 55,990, it is available in classic Black and White, Copper and Aqua Green colors.
The new Xperia Z3+ is nott only powerful from hardware perspective, but also has slimmer (6.9mm) form factor and its weight is just 144 grams. The Z3+ features a capless USB port, which will enable the users to charge it conveinently and easily. Moreover, the magnetic charging pin has been removed in this device which results in an overall more seamless and minimalist design. This phone has shiny finish on the metal frames, tempered glass and rounded edges, which give it elegant look and this device is comfortable to hold. You can easily put this in your pocket and can operate with single hand.
Sony Xperia Z3+ features a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) adaptive display that provides increased brightness and contrast. This phone has Sony’s TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with Live Colour LED and X-Reality for mobile, which ensure sharper and more vivid colours. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core 64 bit processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be further extended upto 128GB via micro SD card.
The Xperia Z3+ is also equipped with 20.7-megapixel autofocus rear camera with1/2.3-inch Exmor RS image sensor, BIONZ image processor, and a 25mm wide-angle G lens. It automatically optimises settings to give you the best possible picture and can recognize up to 52 different scenes. It also has Gourmet mode to make captured images of food look good. This camera also has Style portrait and AR mask apps to add fun and creativity to the clicked images. You can also capture good images in low-light conditions. For selfie lovers, it also houses a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with Exmor R BSI sensor, 25mm wide-angle lens, for clicking group selfies.
This phone is fuelled by a 2930mAh battery with quick charge feature that is claimed to provides up to 5.5 hours of usage time in a 10-minute charge, and can get one day usage with just 45 minutes of charging. This charger comes in the box along with Xperia Z3+.
The Xperia Z3+ is waterproof and dust-tight (IP65/68) and can be used in rainy season and in other tough enviornments withou any hiccup. This phone also supports high-resolution audio with LDAC compression technology. Moreover, you can play your favouritePlayStation4 (PS4) games with PS4 Remote Play2 by connecting your Xperia Z3+ to your PS4 via home Wi-Fi and DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller.
For connectivity, this phone offers options of 4G LTE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi with hotspot, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB, DLNA, and NFC etc.
The Xperia Z3+ will compete with LG G4, Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9+. LG G4 is currently available for Rs. 45,500; Samsung Galaxy S6 at Rs. 39,000 and HTC One M9+ for Rs. 50,000. Assuming that Xperia Z3+ will be available at Rs. 50,000 as the price announced today is its MRP, still it is far more expensive than LG G4 and Galaxy S6. The Xperia Z3+ is powerful and good-looking premium device and in our opinion it should have been in the range of Rs. 40,000 to have greater impact in the Indian market, which is very price-conscious.