Sony is known as one of the leading smartphone manufacturers around the world for its ground-breaking and innovative handsets. Its flagship devices are mostly ahead of its time and also come with features like water-proof and dust resistant. The handset maker also launches a plus and compact variant of its flagship launch to cover all price segments in the market. The Xperia Z3 Plus is the beefed up variant of its latest flagship and is as impressive as the flagship and more.
The design of Xperia Z series of smartphones need no introduction and it goes without any doubt that these are the best looking handsets in the business. Sony claims that the Xperia Z3 Plus comes with a never before slimness of 6.9 mm, which may not be the slimmest but combined with the overall aesthetics, looks quite appealing. The front and back panel of the handset is standard Xperia Z series Corning Gorilla Glass, whereas the sides of the device boasts of a glossy and matte lining. The design of the handset has IP65/IP68 rating, which means it is both water and dust proof.
Sony has equipped this handset with a 5.2 inch display that boasts of unparalleled luminosity owing to Sony's proprietary technologies. It offers a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels to its users, which is great for all things multimedia. However, the buck does not stop here as Sony has equipped the display with X-Reality technology and Triluminos display, which enhances the overall brightness of the display for enhanced viewing experience.
For a top of the line user experience, Sony is offering the Xperia Z3 Plus with Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Another good features is that the device will also receive the next Android M update, which is a good option to have on your device. Moreover, the Sony Xperia UI running atop the Lollipop update seamlessly integrates the material design with Sony's own visual enhancements for a pleasant user experience.
Performance and Battery Life
Since the handset is a flagship device, you can be rest assured that the performance of the device is nothing short of exemplary. Sony has equipped the handset with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor with Octa-core. What is more impressive is that the brand has clocked the processor at ultra fast 2 GHz speed. Furthermore, the device boasts of a massive 3 GB of RAM, which means that users can throw anything at the handset and it can handle the same without breaking a sweat.
The camera setup of the Xperia Z3 Plus is one of the best on the Indian handset market. The promary camera on the rear panel of the handset boasts of a 20.7 MP with Exmor RS sensor with 25 mm wide angle G lens. Sony has equipped the main camera with Superior Auto scene recognition, SteadyShot with Intelligent Active Mode, HDR for photo and video and ISO upto 12800. The front camera of the handset comes with Exmor R sensor that has 25 mm wide angle lens and similar features like primary camera.
The Sony Xperia Z3 Plus comes with support for both 4G LTE and 3G connectivity, which means it comes with capability for ultra fast Internet connectivity. Other then that it also comes with Near Field Communication (NFC) and DLNA for improved wireless connectivity with compatible devices. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and microUSB.
Being a flagship device, Xperia Z3 faces a stiff competition from other high end handsets in the market. The top contender of the device is the Apple iPhone 6, which comes with some of the best features in the industry. Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are also one of the most popular options in the market. Moreover, users who prefer performance over style can take a look at Google Nexus 6 and Moto Turbo.
Sony Xperia Z3 Plus is no doubt a good phone, however, it offers not much over the flagship device. Therefore, instead of paying extra for the plus variant, users will benefit more by opting for the Xperia Z3.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||June 26, 2015|
|Model||Xperia Z3 Plus|
|Color||Black, White, Copper, Aqua Green|
Water resistant for up to 30 minutes in a depth of 1.5 meter, IP65, IP68
|Operating System||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Dimensions||146.3 x 71.9 x 6.9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2 GHz Quad + 1.5 GHz Quad) (ARM Cortex A57)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994|
|Display||Size||5.2 inches (13.21 cm)|
Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||424 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||70.7 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Front Camera Sensor||Exmor-R CMOS|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/2.0|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
2160p@60fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
Digital Zoom, Up To 8x
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2930 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
|Talk Time 3G||17 hr|
|Music Play Time||91 hr|
|3G||HSDPA 2100/1900/900/850, HSDPA 42.2 Mbps|
|4G||LTE Cat6 300 Mbps|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0, Mass storage device, USB charging, USB Host|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Audio Format||3GP, 3GPP, FLAC, M4A (Apple lossless), MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WMA|
|Video Format||MKV, MPEG4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||32 GB|
Up to 128 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|